As I stated in my previous post, I stopped by a local brick-and-mortar card shop called "The Rookie." The Rookie had recently moved, due to the strip mall where it and 15 other shops were located, had been sold and is slated to be demolished for yet another new strip mall.
The owner, Anders Olson, was running his "When it rains, it pours" special. Every day it rains, all cards in the $1.00 boxes (three for $2) are just 50 cents. Anders actually sweetened the pot, making those same cards a quarter each. Even though there was still snow on the ground, we were in the midst of a good, cold 38-degree rain storm here in the heart of the Midwest.
How quickly a week changes. Today, it's 0 degrees. With the windchill, it's supposed to feel like -11 degrees. No matter how warm you bundle up, you definitely feel it when you're out walking the dogs.
In this post, I'll share some of the rookie cards I grabbed. While some people grab them as investments, I like them because they're that players' rookie card - one of the first cards, and, unfortunately for some, perhaps their only card.
Canadian cards were also well represented, with the following OPC brand of hockey - a 2013-14 Retro Matt Nieto (#633), 2013-14 Zemgus Girgensons (#642), 2014-15 Update Alexander Wennberg (#U20), 2014-15 Update Chris Tierney (#U25), Derek Peltier (#536), and a 2015-16 Danny Biega (#535).
2013-14 Score of Nikita Kucherov (#705), Jack Campbell (#612), Xavier Oullet (#710), Jared Staal (#734), Josh Leivo (#717) and Anthony Peluso (#602).
2014-15 OPC Platinum Mirco Miller (#152), 2015-16 OPC Sam Brittain (#531) a 2013-14 Score Gold of Antoine Roussel (#617), and then regular 2013-14 Score rookies of Chris Brown (#735), Jonathan Marchessault (#746), and Alex Chiasson (#723).
2005-06 Upper Deck Victory Henrik Lundqvist (#288), 2013-14 Totally Certified Jacob Trouba (#232), 2008-09 Upper Deck Trilogy Janne Niskala (#110) S/N 806/999, 2014-15 Artifacts Ruby Vladislav Namestnikov (#142) S/N 195/499, 2005-06 SP Authentic Brian McGrattan (#236) 936/1999, and a 2014-15 Artifacts Joey Hishon (#138) S/N 904/999.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any rookie cards of current Iowa Wild players.