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Monday, May 27, 2013

Huge Bill Guerin For The PC

Huge I tells ya!!  HUGE!!

Well if you are thinking I pulled some sick, monster, mojo hit then you would be wrong.  If you were thinking I scored some super-rare, rookie, auto, patch, DNA sample card you would also be wrong.

What I did get was in fact huge though.  As in size.


The auction that I bid on said that this was a 2006-07 Upper Deck BAP Dual Signatures of Bill Guerin and Doug Weight.  Here was the auction picture of the card.  Other than the full bleed to the edge on all sides, I didn't really notice anything different about this one. 

Then a 9x12 padded mailer showed up at my door.  I wondered what it could have been since I hadn't ordered anything that large or bought any lots that may have to be packaged that way.  Once I opened it, I realized that this was no ordinary card.  It is an 8x10 sized card, almost like a photo. 

Here it is against my computer monitor to give you an idea of the size (although you can still see Wayne's giant forehead behind them).



The "card", if you can call it that, is pure awesomeness.  For one, it is a dual auto of two great role players.  Second, it shows Billy G in a St. Louis uniform.  His stint with the Blues was short lived and there are not a lot of cards out there with him wearing Blues digs.  And finally, its another card I don't have in my Billy G. collection.

10 comments:

  1. Drats, I thought you might have had a half eaten hamburger from him stopping over at your house for dinner on the weekend. Still a nice pickup I have the mini version of Doug and Billy together as Islanders, but that one is nicer!

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    1. Nice addition.

      I actually did the same thing a few years ago with a Brent Seabrook Portrait Auto from the same set. It didn't say in the auction that it was 8x10 and I really didn't pay attention to the size of the auto compared to the rest of the "card" so I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived.

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    2. Nick--I didn't even think of comparing the proportion of the auto to the rest of the card. I guess that would have given it away.

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    3. Dave--I don't have that one i don't think. I have a couple ITG ones like that on the Isles but not the Upper Deck versions. Guess that's another one i need to track down.

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  2. Sweet card, loved watching Doug Weight play

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    1. They both epitomize true lifer NHLers.

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  3. I managed to get the last few digits of your visa... but could you move it a little to the right for the next pic? I need the first five numbers still..... thanks.

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    1. Good luck on that. The card doesn't work anymore. It was one of those prepaid things but it's empty.

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  4. Really cool piece. I have the 8x10s of Brent Seabrook and Cam Barker from this set as well.

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