I've got a few cards missing from my Peter Worrell PC, which I'm going to dive into immediately after I complete the Packers project. But one hockey card I can't seem to capture is a base card ...of a Hall of Famer.
This Ed Belfour card is #31 in the 2003-04 Topps Pristine hockey set. I have 99 of the 100 base cards. Cards 101-190 are three-tiered rookies, the first card in each trio looks like this while the second cards are numbered to 699 and the third cards are numbered to 199.
I will never finish the full 190-card set (I have two of the 30 "tier three" rookies) but there is no reason why I should not have finished the 100-card veteran base set years ago.
The stories of how Eddie the Eagle managed to elude me aren't that interesting. One seller on the Beckett marketplace had a copy, but it was listed with an odd notation that scared me off.
I did see a copy on COMC once, along with another card I needed. The asking price seemed high and I passed. Someone else bought both cards and the Belfour never resurfaced.
The other card, Felix Potvin, popped up on eBay a few months later. I bought it for $5. I'd gladly pay that for Belfour now.
I completed a lot of sets this past year, including 2017 Topps Heritage, 2016 Topps, 2015 Topps, and my 2015-16 O-Pee-Chee Platinum Retro Franken-set (view my gallery here)
My set building checklist was 3-4 pages long. Now it can fit on a single page - although I'm cheating because some of my new set building projects are only listed on TCDB.
The Belfour Pristine single is not the most expensive card I need, not by a longshot. But it is the most elusive. Is there a non-numbered, not expensive card that you've had trouble tracking down?
I shipped out some trade packages and Night Owl's mix CD but I have some more mailers to mail out soon. If anyone wants to swap cards with me hit me up on TCDB (hockeydude)
Here's a song Greg requested for his CD. I had never heard it before and now it's stuck in my head and I love it.
Also, I've added a Women on Cards galley to the tabs at the top of my blog. Check it out!
Have a great weekend everyone!