You may remember my post on my first experience selling on eBay. Well, I quickly found something to my liking to spend that PayPal money on. Somethings, actually. The Lost Collector guessed I had picked up new additions to my Russ PC, but I went in a different direction. I attacked some gaping holes (phrasing....) in my Ryan Getzlaf Collection. The results are below.
By far my favorite card that I picked up with this found money. Here we have a 2010-2011 Panini Certified Champions auto - #'d 32/50 - that commemorates the Ducks' Stanley Cup victory in 2007. The picture of Getz they chose is somewhat of an iconic one amongst Ducks fan, and I've wanted a card depicting Getz and The Cup for quite some time. Eventually, I'd like to get an 8x10 with this particular picture signed by The Captain himself. One day. One day.
Next up, another major addition to my Getzlaf PC I'm happy to finally have: a rookie autograph. This bad boy, from 2005-2006 UD SP Authentics, is numbered 191/250. And of course, it's on-card! Which makes it all the better. Those old Mighty Ducks uniforms are always a pleasure to see on Getzlaf cards.
The third and final card I added is another relic of the Ducks' Captain, and it was a cool $1.76 shipped with free shipping. It's numbered 32/99, is out of another Panini release (2011-2012 Limited Hockey), and I absolutely love the aesthetics of the card. A great design, a really nice action shot of Getz looking to make a pass, and the swatch matches the uniform Ryan is pictured in.
All in all, I'm extremely pleased with what a simple Victor Cruz sticker auto I scored for 99 cents way back when was transformed into, especially considering the two phenomenal Getzlaf autographs I was able to land. There was $1.11 remaining after these three purchases, which went towards fees I owed eBay due to selling the Cruz.
A big thanks to Victor Cruz for performing very well this season, and thanks as always to eBay for being there for me. Had someone offered me these three cards for that Cruz sig, I'd have jumped on it faster than something that jumps really quickly.