Oh snap, this is a real doozy of a post! I am extremely proud to present to you the crowning achievement of my Ryan Getzlaf PC as it stands today: the Black 1/1 Printing Plate from Panini's inaugural release of Dominion!
I picked this bad boy up off of eBay months ago via the Best Offer option on the auction. I was able to use the funds generated from this deal on SCF towards the plate, which lessened the blow and covered over two-thirds of the cost of said black plate. It carried quite the price tag, but was totally worth it, as I love Dominion, Getz cards, and plates. Plus, I am going all-out to put together Captain Getz's Master Set from '10-'11 Dominion.
Holding this after it arrived was a fantastic feeling, particularly since I wasn't entirely sure I'd ever see one of the four plates available or have the opportunity to own one should any of them ever appear. At the time I purchased it, it was the most I had ever shelled out for a single card. It's a close call as to what my favorite Getz is - and thankfully I don't really have to choose - but this is just, well, a spectacular card. It also fulfills one of my 2012 Collecting Goals: grabbing a plate of Getzlaf. Oh, and it completes a Pentafecta for The Captain as well, which can be seen here and below: