View Full Version : Back from the National with a few pick ups

08-07-2011, 01:04 AM
Hi all,

I just got home from the National. As always, the show was huge and as always, hockey was not represented very well. There was a fair amount of newer cards and a little vintage that had some really strong prices on the stickers.

I did manage to pick up one 51 Parkhurst for my set. I have added one more HOF RC in pretty good condition (Marcel Pronovost SGC 84)

I also picked up a couple C56 Imperial Tobacco rookie cards of some pretty solid HOFers (Frank Patrick and Art Ross). I am fairly confident that I overpaid for these cards, but I guess I had some money burning a hole in my pocket! I guess if I am going to overpay, I could do much worse than getting an Art Ross Rookie.

Regardless, I had a great time and it was nice to meet a lot of Net54ers in person. It was definitely worth going and now to plan my "Hockey National" in Toronto in November!


08-07-2011, 11:02 PM
Nice cards Bill. I know what you mean about the lack of Hockey at the national. I managed to pick up a few cards from Len (Platnium Sports) who is really the only Hockey dealer that attends.

Picked up a really nice 58-59 Topps #1 Armstrong to finish my Bruins subset and a nice 1960-61 Topps #66 (last card) Stasiuk to finish that Bruins subset.

08-08-2011, 06:06 PM
Nice pickups!

08-08-2011, 08:16 PM
Do you have a want list for the set?

08-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Thanks Michael! Congrats on the Bruins pick ups!

Thanks Eric!

Kyle - If you click on "scans" at the bottom of my post, you will see what I have in the set with the exception of the card I show in this post. I only have 23 so far. Thanks!

Bosox Blair
08-15-2011, 11:26 AM
Hi Bill,

Nice chatting with you at the Nat! (Sorry I did not get to meet Michael there.)

I picked up 2 hockey items at the National that I'm quite pleased with: a 1923-24 Paulin's Candy card of HOFer "Newsy" Lalonde, and a 1937-38 Type I photo of HOFer "Hap" Day in his final full season as a player (and his only season with the Americans). I think the scale is messed up on my scans...the Hap Day photo is roughly 11" x 14"...:

08-16-2011, 10:45 PM
Very nice Blair!! Thanks for sharing!!