My collecting has changed a bit in the last 12 months. I have made a shift toward vintage and away from modern. I still buy some modern, just not as much. Another change has been a move back to my "innocent" days of collecting, building sets.
I picked up a few blasters of 2016-17 Parkhurst Hockey. Even though it was stated to be a Canadian exclusive, many in the States have found them. A couple other guys that I interact with on Twitter are set builders as well and have also decided to work on the set, giving us some trading partners.
I returned to my desk at one point today to find a bubble mailer on my desk. It was from Cliff (oriolesrise on Twitter) and was full of cards that I need for my set.
Yes, that is an Auston Matthews rookie in the picture. After five blasters, I did not have one (although I did hit a red parallel in the first blaster I opened). Cliff ended up with two from the same box. I think anyone that's opened this product would say that the collation leaves a bit to be desired.
I'm thrilled to have these and be that much closer to set completion. It's time to go mark these off.