It feels like it's been quite a while since I made a first deal with a new trade partner (looks like ATBATT last May?) so I was happy to square up a deal with a new buddy (unless you're not my buddy, guy?), Rosenort over at Condition Sensitive. The hockey fan (obviously) showed off a card that interested me in this post, and before long we'd swung a fun blind trade. I managed to dig up some Rox and Skins to send up north--and especially west--and in return I got a few cards I'm showing off over on TMM tonight, plus a bunch of Red Wings:looking him up over on hockey-reference the other day, I found out something I hadn't been aware of: he scored exactly 400 goals over his 13 years in Motown. The 1989 fourth-rounder--I guess Europeans back then got about as little consideration as American college players these days since Pavel Bure went in the sixth round--won three Cups with the Wings and proved to be an offensive force, so I was happy to learn of his induction into the NHL Hall of Fame.
The league's fastest skater had an outstanding year at Michigan before jumping to the bigs as Detroit's first pick in 2014, and he hasn't looked back since, leading the team in goals, points, and +/- as of this post. If you couldn't tell, I'm really excited to get a card of this guy, one of several WolverWings in my collection!
Thanks again for all these great Wings (and the other stuff you sent), Mr. Seidle, and I hope you liked what I sent back your way! I hope this is the first trade of many.