I trade sports cards with acquaintances over the internet frequently which brings me to the post office on a weekly basis. Over the last few months Canada Post has been promoting a set of six stamps celebrating the NHL’s goalies who have made an innovative impact on the league.
I’m not one to collect stamps so I didn’t pay much attention to the displays. That is, until I went to a different Canada Post outlet from the one I usually frequent. It had something much more interesting. On the wall, under all the shipping supplies was a Martin Brodeur framed display selling for $249.99. I was impressed by everything about it except the price.
As you can see, it has a signed photograph, a postcard, a card-sized stamp (front and back) and a Devil’s banner. The price is a bit out of my range and my man cave is much too crowded to display anymore frames but perhaps others would be interested in the display.
Canada Post has six framed displays in all, one for each goalie in their stamp collection.
All are priced between $149.99 and $249.99. Of the six, only the Brodeur fame has the banner. Also the Dryden and Worsley frames aren’t signed (and are the least expensive at $149.99).
Canada Post didn’t stop at picture frames and stamps, they also created sports cards. Well they call them stamp sheets. There are again six sheets in all and come in cellophane packs. Autograph chase cards are also included in random packs. The chances of finding them is one in forty packs. Here is what Canada Post states on their website:
Exclusive autograph! One in 40 packs contains an exclusive autographed stamp souvenir sheet from Johnny Bower, Martin Brodeur, Tony Esposito or Bernie Parent. Odds of getting an autographed stamp souvenir sheet are 1 in 40 based on the entire production run.
All in all it looks like a fun promotion. I may put some money down for the cards myself.