This is a First for My Collection

Don’t take the title of this post to mean that this is going to be something groundbreaking.  It’ll actually be pretty anti-climactic for most of you.  But what you are about to see, is the first of 3 different things in my hockey card collection.

I do not own many autographs or Game Used memorabilia cards, but that’s because I don’t bust a lot of pack/boxes, and I’m pretty particular when it comes to purchasing them on the secondary market.  But I’ve come to realize that if you have too narrow a window, you’re not going to find a lot that is interesting.

So I figured why not see what is else is out there.  I always see some really nice cards on the blogs on my blogroll, and the ones that I anonymously visit on a pretty regular basis, and I wanted in on that action!

So, a few weeks ago I decided to do a little perusing on Ebay(where else?!).  I found a nice looking card that had a pretty low bid, and a shipping cost that I was happy with.

And this is what I won.

2010-11 Crown Royale-Heirs to the Throne-Paul Statsny-14 of 50

This is a 2010-11 Crown Royale : Heirs to the Throne – Paul Statsny.  I’m not a Paul Statsny collector, but remember, I widened my collecting focus, to add collection depth, as well as add another enjoyable aspect to my collecting.

2010-11 Crown Royale-Heirs to the Throne-Paul Stastny-14 of 50 (back)

First, you see that it’s a nice 2 color piece, with a stitch running through it.  I’m not sure what part of the jersey this is from, but the blue portion is thicker than the white(almost like a patch, but I don’t have anything to compare it to).  This is the first GU card that I have that sports 2 colors.

Secondly, you see that it is serial numbered.  I have a few serial numbered base cards in my collection, but they numbered way higher than 50!  So not only is it my lowest serial numbered card, it’s now my lowest serial numbered GU card(my onl other Serial numbered GU card is out of 650).

And lastly, this is my first semi-high-end-looking GU card.

There is a lot that I like about this card, and it’s a nice addition to the collection.