Wednesday 22 February 2012

Paul Kariya PC Pickups

I just want to state that there is an unbelievable amount of Paul Kariya out there, unbelievable.  Since starting my player collection I've made an attempt at gathering what I've already accumulated through collecting and ordered a few cards online.  I didn't know the demand for Paul Kariya was still so high; I think I ended up in a bidding war during every card I placed a bid on.

But anyway it's been fun so far and I've found myself daily searching Kariya and drooling over cards I wish I had for my PC; someday.  I'll try and keep in mind the advice some of you had shared when I began this project, "It's not a race".

Anyway I picked up a few cards to add to the collection from the local shop earlier this morning, the guy gave me 50% off on them so I ended up spending my allotted $10.

Hull / Kariya / Bure 1995-96 Donruss Dominators #6 #d 1850/5000 - This was my favorite card from the pickup, featuring Hull, Kariya and Bure.  I was never really a Hull fan but Kariya and Bure were two of my favorites growing up.  It's serial numbered on the back out of a hefty 5000 by the way.

Paul Kariya 2000-01 Upper Deck Ice Rink Favorites #FP1 - An insert from the early 2000s Upper Deck Ice series, Ice Rink Favorites.  I like the look of those Mighty Duck sweaters but the unique unpopular "Wild Wing" jerseys are still my personal favorite.  The card is slighty see-through at the top, nice card.

Paul Kariya 1999-00 Topps Premier Plus Premier Team #PT1 - Topps Premier Plus, hrm never heard of this set before.  Cool looking card with the Mighty Duck logo in the background - the card has a textured feel to it that you can sorta see from the scan.  Got it for a buck, had to pick it up.

Paul Kariya 2000-01 Upper Deck SP Authentic Parent's Scrapbook PS1 - Parent's Scrapbook?  Alright.  Card is made to resemble a notebook and a faded photograph of a young Paul Kariya with the current Kariya in the foreground.  The back features a quote from Paul's mom Sharon mentioning how he always wanted to play with the big boys and how he always liked to share the puck.

And that was all she wrote for this Wednesday morning.  It's coming along.

On a personal note, I have an appointment to have my wisdom teeth (all four) removed via oral surgery on Friday, not looking forward to it at all.  Have any of you guys had your wisdom teeth removed, share your experiences!


  1. Getting my wisdom teeth pulled sucks. At least one of mine was impacted in the bone, so extra pain, extra blood, and extra suckiness.

    I do remember my doctor sounded an awful lot like Bill Walton though, so there's that.

    I'm sure you'll be fine.

    1. Thanks Greg. I'm being put to sleep as they do their dirty work so the pain won't kick in until after the extraction.

    2. Yeah, they put me to sleep to. Unfortunately, I woke up before the pain had fully subsided haha.

  2. Great cards, I like the Upper Deck Ice and Topps Premier inserts most. Looking forward to seeing more Kariya here!

    I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed at once, I think I was in eighth grade at the time. I was knocked out for the surgery so don't recall much of it, but I remember being hopped up on pain killers on the couch for a couple of days afterwards playing NHL '95!

    1. Haha Painkillers and NHL '95 sounds pretty awesome, even after 17 years.

  3. PS...hope you like yogurt and pudding ;)


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