Saturday, November 22, 2014

Return of the Geek and a November card show

I know it's been quite some time since The Hockey Card Geek has graced the sports blogosphere, so I humbly beg forgiveness and hope to make amends. You might say I was seduced by another writing opportunity and just couldn't motivate myself again to get this blog going. With hockey season well underway, I definitely hope to rectify this situation by joining my blogging brethren  in posting on a regular basis again. 
 
In any case, this past weekend was the monthly Urbandale American Legion Card Show. I always enjoy hitting this one-day show and have gotten to know several of the dealers. What's even more exciting, more of the dealers are starting to carry hockey cards, making this hockey card geek rather happy.
 
Unfortunately, a few inches of snow fell across the state the night before (I know, snow in Iowa in November? Who'd have thought...), so several of the regular sellers were missing on this Sunday. Among those missing in action were a couple of my favorite sellers, including one who has some really nice hockey and baseball nickel boxes.
 
While I happily filled a box full of San Diego Padres baseball cards during my three-hour stay, I was also able to find a few nice hockey cards as well.
 
Those included these 2013-14 Panini National Treasures Ryan Callahan S/N 148/199, a 2012-13 Certified Mirror Red David Backes S/N 97/199 and a 2014-15 Artifacts Emerald Peter Forsberg S/N 36/99.
 
I was also able to add this 2009-10 Upper Deck MVP Gold Script Braydon Coburn S/N 24/100, a 2013 Panini Black Friday VIP Alex Galchenyuk and a 2008-09 Collector's Choice Luke Schenn RC.

Hopefully, the weather will be more hospitable during December's show, especially since I hope to get some last-minute Christmas shopping in. I guess it remains to be seen how Mother Nature will have to say about that.

And I promise I'll make more of an effort to continue posting on a regular basis.

I promise!

Really.