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darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

SOON :stare:



Welcome to the NEW & IMPROVED hockey card thread :toot:

If you are here, you probably already know all about the hobby, as it has probably sucked your soul bank account dry. I sure know mine is pretty empty. But that is ok, I have lots of great swag from my favorite players/teams and that just rules. But for those who are new to the hobby and might not be up to date on things, I am going to provide a small primer of terms that get used a lot. Anyone who doesn't need this, feel free to skip the first post and go right to the second.

What is a hockey card?

Hockey (and all sports really) cards are generally small, generally rectangular collectable, well, cards. They come in all shapes, materials and sizes, but they are generally rectangular, cardboard and about 4" x 3". They can also be acetate (plastic), canvas textured and even made of SOLID GOLD :aaa:. They usually have a picture of a hockey player on them, but can also have a piece of memorabilia on them such as a piece of game-used jersey, game-used stick or even an autograph from your favorite player! There are several different "kinds" of hockey cards.

Base Cards

A base card is what makes up the bulk of nearly every hockey product. Base cards have nothing too special about them, they are simply plain cards with a picture of your favorite (or least favorite) hockey player on it. They are generally not too valuable and you can expect the majority of the cards in every pack to be a base card.

Example of a base card:

Generally clean look, similar to most other cards in the set.

Parallel Cards

A parallel card is a special kind of card that is significantly rarer than a normal version of that card and has some aesthetic difference between it and typical versions of that card. This could be a special stamp like "Artist Proof" or different coloring. Parallels exist at all levels of cards, from base to jersey to autograph. Most parallels are serial numbered, usually fairly low.

Example of a parallel card:

On left is a normal 11/12 Score Base, on right is a 11/12 Score Gold base parallel, limited to 1 per box.

Rookie Cards

A rookie card is a player card released during the year he played in his first NHL game.

*SPECIAL NOTE* This differs somewhat from other sports in that the trading card companies are NOT ALLOWED to print professional hockey cards for players until they participate in at least 1 NHL game. Some other sports will print rookie cards of players as soon as they are drafted/signed. In MLB and NFL cards, you may get a rookie card of a player that won't play in their first game for years. This is not true of NHL cards. As such, sets released early in the year may not contain all the bigger named rookies expected to debut in the following season. These rookies will be added in via update sets released later in the year, or through special redemption cards.*END SPECIAL NOTE*

Rookie cards are usually marked with the word "rookie" somewhere or by other well-known set terms, such as Upper Deck's "Young Guns" series. Rookie cards are usually among the most valuable non-memorabilia forms of cards. For example, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' Young Guns rookie from this year's Upper Deck Series 1 set is valued anywhere from $70-$100. Generally if a player is eligible to be on a rookie card, you will not see a base version printed. Also, any insert, parallel, jersey or autograph card of a first year player can be considered a rookie card, even if it is not specifically marked as "rookie". Cards marked "rookie" however, are generally more desirable.

Example of rookie card:

Gabriel Landeskog's Young Guns rookie, 11-12 Upper Deck Series 1

Insert Cards

An insert card is a limited print, unique card meant to celebrate a certain event or type of player. Inserts are generally a short series of cards (10-40) that are much more uncommon than base cards, but more common than memorabilia cards. Some insert cards are serial numbered, some are not. They differ from parallels in that they are unique from base cards. Common insert sub-sets can include events like the Winter Classic, player's first goals and amazing saves, or classes of players like superstars of the game, men behind the mask or rough and tumble scrappers. Inserts generally have a higher value than base cards and are highly collectable. Collecting insert sets is much more challenging than base sets, due to scarcity. Insert cards also come in parallel versions, including autographed and die cut versions.

Example of an insert card:

Martin Brodeur's Leather Larceny insert card from 10-11 Contenders

Memorabilia Cards

Memorabilia cards are among the most desired hockey cards. Memorabilia cards also go by "mems" or "hits". These cards can come in several varieties, jersey cards, prime jersey cards, patch cards, stick cards, autograph cards and "other" cards. Many memorabilia cards are serial numbered. Here is a brief explanation of each type:

Jersey Cards

Jersey cards are cards which contain a game (or sometimes "event") used piece of a hockey jersey from the listed player. Most veteran jersey cards contain game used materials. Usually rookie jersey cards contain "event-used" jerseys, typically worn at photo shoots. This is simply because the supply of actual game-worn jerseys for rookies is very low. This is not always the case however, and whether it is game or event used is typically marked on the card somewhere. Jersey cards can vary greatly. They can contain a single swatch (jersey piece) or multiple different swatches, from the same players or multiple players. Jersey cards can be single colored or multiple colored.

Example of a jersey card:

This is a three colored, triple jersey card of Roberto Loungo, Mikka Kipprusoff and Carey Price from O-Pee-Chee

Prime Jersey Cards

Prime jersey cards are unique to the Panini card company. Prime jersey cards are usually numbered lower than normal jersey cards and feature a seem, piping or name/number-patch (simply one of the letter or number patches sewn on the jersey). These cards are usually marked "prime" somewhere on the card itself. Prime is much more uncommon than standard jersey and thus more desired.

Example of a prime jersey:

Martin Brodeur 2 color prime jersey from 10-11 Donruss. Note the 'prime' designation below and to the right of the swatch.

Patch Cards

Patch cards are among the most desirable memorabilia cards. They are typically very low serial numbered and can contain some amazing swatches. Patch cards can vary in quality, from number/name patches to logo crests to brand (reebok/CCM) logos.

Example of a patch card:

Sidney Crosby 3 color patch card from upcoming 11-12 Upper Deck SPX numbered 5/25 (note the serial number on the left side of the card. Upper Deck generally puts serial numbering on the front, Panini on the back)

Stick Cards

Similar to jersey cards, stick cards contain a piece of game used material. In this case, game used stick from that player. Stick cards are generally rarer than most other memorabilia cards, likely due to scarcity of supply. They usually have a low serial number as well.

Example of a stick card:

Martin Brodeur's stick and jersey card from 10-11 Luxury Suite

Autograph Cards

Autograph cards are cards that are either signed by a player, or have autographs from the player attached to them. Autograph cards are either "hard signed", which have the autograph directly on the card itself or "sticker signed" in which an autograph of the player is attached to the card via a transparent sticker. Sticker autographs are very common as it allows the card company to have a large supply of autographs on hand so they can put them into product without having to wait for players to sign (ie they send player X 100 sheets of stickers and ask them to sign as many as they can and return them, then use those sticker autographs for many different sets). Hard signed autographs are less common and usually more valuable. Hard signed cards are more difficult for card companies to acquire in a timely fashion as they can not get the cards out to the players to sign too far in advance of release date of the set (they need to print the cards, then send the cards, then get them back before packout). Many times players are not able to get the autographs back to the company in time for the release of the product and redemption cards need to be put into product in place of the autographs. Autograph cards can be low, high or even not serial numbered at all.

Examples of autograph cards:

Steve Yzerman autographed card from 09-10 Upper Deck SP Authentic. This is a hard signed autograph.

Shane Doan autographed card from 11-12 Panini Crown Royale. This is a sticker autograph.

Other Memorabilia

There are several other, less common forms of memorabilia cards. These can include goalie pads, gloves, game used pucks and even game used netting. These are not common to all sets and are usually very short printed (low serial number)

Example of an 'other memorabilia' card:

Carey Price/Patrick Kane Net Presence card from 11-12 Panini Limited. The netting is all-star game used.

Redemption Cards

Redemption cards are placeholder cards that allow you to claim a card from the company that for some reason was not able to be in the product at the time it was released. This is typically an autographed card where the player had not yet signed. Other typical redemptions include rookie cards for rookies that had not played in a game at the time of product release (ie a card for a "Phoenix Coyotes" rookie to be named later, in Artifacts). Redemption cards are one of the most frustrating parts of the hobby as it can take anywhere from a couple weeks to over a year to get the card, depending on when the athlete signs the card. Typically after a certain amount of time the trading card company will allow you to exchange your redemption card for another of similar value if you no longer wish to wait for the athlete to sign.

Example of a redemption card:

A redemption card for 10-11 Contenders Lottery Winners Card #5. In this case, an autograph of John Tavares.

This covers the types of cards you are likely to encounter in this great hobby. Here is also a short list of terms you might run into in this thread:

SP = Short print
SSP = Super short print
Hits = Anything but a base card, also could refer to only a memorabilia card
LHS = Local hobby shop/store
UD = Upper Deck
YG = Young Guns
PS = Private Signings
CR = Crown Royale
HG = High gloss
PC = Personal Collection


Links of use:
Old hockey card thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3344561&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1
Box Breaking thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3477424

darkwolf220 fucked around with this message at 05:17 on May 1, 2012

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darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

SOON :stare:



Now that you know what, here is the why. Why have a hockey card thread? Well, two primary objectives:

1: Show off. Everyone loves to show off their cool stuff. Whether it is intended to just to get some appreciation from others, advertise for trade/sale or garner envy from the masses. A great aspect of the hobby is to show off your cool poo poo. When you post an image of a card you have, you should explain what it is and it's status (for trade/sale or not) For example, this is my current favorite card:



It is an Oliver Ekman-Larsson/Brett Maclean dual patch autograph booklet from 10-11 Upper Deck The Cup. It is not for trade.

This leads into the second primary objective of this thread,

2: Trading. They are called trading cards after all. We have a pretty tightly knit community here and I can personally vouch for the legitimacy of many of the users here, so I would give the usual posters here the benefit of the doubt with trading. Keep in mind there is always some inherent risk to internet trading, be it from shady users or faulty mail service. If you are unsure about a trade, feel free to ask others for feedback on a trader or if you are just too uncomfortable, just don't trade. Trading is, however, a great way to unload cards that are good, but of players you don't have fond feelings for and to acquire cards of players you do like. A primary post of this thread will include the players which our regular posters collect and would want to trade for.

*edit*

And "Why?" leads to "How?" What are the best ways to start or build up a hockey card collection. After all, you can't enjoy showing off or trading if you don't have anything, right? There are several ways to go about building a collection that meet different goals.

1: Buying Packs. This is the old fashion, tried and true way of collecting hockey cards. Buying packs/boxes has a lot of great benefits. First off, it is just plain fun to open packs of cards. It is always a mystery as to what is inside and you can get quite a rush from doing it. Opening packs and boxes is also great for adding bulk. It is a great way to build base sets. There is some down side to merely buying packs. First, it can get quite expensive. Packs of hockey cards range from $1 to, in some cases, $450. Pretty wide margin, and it is all based on what you find in the packs. Your typical low end packs will be between $1 and $5, middle end can run between $7 and $25, high end can run from $25 to $100 and super high end can be over $100. There really is a pack to suit every desire and price point. Another downfall of packs is that it is not very focused. If you are a fan of Team X and Team Y only, the odds of you opening a card you really want is unlikely. You may end up with a lot of cards you don't want and will have to work hard to trade them away or sell them. On the other hand, if you enjoy getting cards from any/most teams, or just love the random factor, this may not be a detriment.

2: eBay and Card Shows. The advent of eBay has changed the hobby greatly in the past decade. It is now very easy not only to sell the cards you do not want, but to locate and buy specifically the cards you do want. No longer do you need to open countless packs to get that one rookie card or insert card that you really want. eBay, and local card shows are a great way to acquire specific cards. This method is great for people who don't care so much for opening packs or getting random stuff and ONLY want the specific player/card/team they are collecting. Buying specific single cards offers the most reliable bang for your buck. eBay doesn't provide a lot of things though. Knowing exactly what you are getting is comforting, but it also takes away from the mystery and drama that can come from cracking a box of cards. You also lose the chance to get something greater than expected. Depending on what card you are collecting, it can also be very costly. One of the best aspects of the hobby, to me personally, is the drama of not knowing what to expect. Every pack is different and you never know what you are going to get. Just ask the people who were in the first large break I did, watching a full case of Pinnacle get opened with nothing too spectacular only to have it come down to the last box and find a Taylor Hall/Tyler Seguin dual rookie auto. That is what, in my opinion, the hobby is all about.

3: Box Breaking. This is a hybrid of the first two. A box break is when several collectors pool in a small(er) amount of money to buy a large quantity of hockey cards and split the results. There are two basic ways to do this. One is by drafting teams, with each person getting each "hit" (rookie, insert, memorabilia or autograph)belonging to the teams they drafted. A second way to go about it is by drafting hits. This usually happens with higher end products where it is just too risky to go by team, therefore instead of drafting teams, all the cards will be opened and the participants will take turns selecting cards. Who goes first is decided by a random number generator. Box breaks usually occur in the form of a live internet stream, so all participants can watch the cards being opened. The host then mails the cards to whomever owns the rights to each team. It is a fun way to interact with others in a mostly-solitary hobby. It is nice to be able to get some social interaction in this hobby. Other great reasons include cost, by breaking with others you can afford to open boxes (like Dominion, MSRP $400) that you couldn't afford on your own, or would be pretty frightened to invest that much in. You also might only be interested in one or two teams. By box breaking, you can pick and choose which teams you get, pay a lower price and still get all the cards from the team you want (Unless someone else gets that team first!). The downside of box breaking compared to the other two is that you are not guaranteed anything. While fairly uncommon, it is possible to pick two or three teams that just miss the mark, even when opening many boxes. To try to minimize this risk, if someone outright misses during one of my box breaks, I usually try to provide them with some form of consolation from my personal collection. I can't always provide amazing things, but I do my best to make sure everyone leaves fairly happy and doesn't feel screwed. Understand though that as with buying packs, there is some risk involved. This is my most preferred method as it allows for the greatest opportunity to get a big hit from my favorite teams. If you are interested in box breaking with the SA group, we are always happy to have new members in the fold, check out the current breaks over in the box breaking thread: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3477424

darkwolf220 fucked around with this message at 22:55 on May 1, 2012

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

SOON :stare:



Below are a few brief lists of players/teams that each of our regular users collect:

darkwolf220: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Shane Doan, Keith Yandle, Mikkael Boedker, Coyotes in general, Private Signings autographs, unique patches

Ashekaban: Kari Lhetonen, Loui Erikkson, Jamie Benn

sba: Aleksey Morozov and Jason Pominville

Rutkowski: Andy Miele, Keith Tkachuk, Keith Yandle,Mike Smith (Phoenix Era),Mikkel Bödker, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Teemu Selänne, Shane Doan, Stefan Liv, Phoenix cards in general

Surmy: Erik Gudbranson, Akim Aliu, Marcus Foligno, Brody Silk, other former Sudbury Wolves

Zorkon: Boston Bruins

Philouza: Wendel Clark, Leafs, Oilers, Goons

Above & Beyond: Jonathan Quick, Dustin Penner

Quantrill: Marc-Andre Fleury, Sidney Crosby, Joe Vitale, Ryan Miller, Rick Nash, Shawn Hunwick, and Mario Lemieux


If you want to be added to this list, please post your personal collected players and I will update.

darkwolf220 fucked around with this message at 23:26 on Jan 20, 2013

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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feld posted:

Whoa, sports cards have become way cooler since I was a kid.

Now how do I convince the wife to let me spend moneys on this? :v:

Yeah, since 2000 really, sports cards became much cooler than they used to be :) And yeah, the hobby can be really expensive or not very expensive at all depending on how deep you want to get into it. I suggest budgeting a reasonable amount of money to spend on it if you want to get into it again and sticking to it. A lot of enjoyment can be gotten out of fairly inexpensive packs (Pinnacle, Series 1/2, OPC) even if they don't allow for very good odds at something HUGE.

Another great way to bulk up your collection is to participate in box/case breaks. The concept is pretty neat and simple. You pay an entry fee (essentially paying for a portion of the product and shipping) and you will get a certain number of team choices (2 for a 15 spot break, 3 for a 10 spot are the most common types). Then on the day of the event you will get the opportunity to select teams based on your draft position (randomly generated). You will then get every hit (and sometimes base too) from the teams you picked.

The appeal of this system is that with a large number of people putting in smaller amounts, more product can be opened for less cost to each participant. The down side is that you are not guaranteed to get something good. If your team strikes out, I will do my best to get you some kind of card as a consolation, but I can't promise something great for everyone, every time. Same with purchasing $25 worth of packs, you might get something, you might not. But with more product opened, the chances of someone or a couple someones in the break getting something jaw-dropping is much higher. It also lets you be selective about what cards you get. If your favorite team is Chicago and you hate Philadelphia, you can do your best to pick Chicago for one of your teams and avoid Philly. That way you don't end up spending $125 on a box of cards and while you got 4 good cards, they are all from teams you don't like. Meanwhile, with the break format you will be getting every Blackhawks card in 4, 6, or 12 boxes.

I almost exclusively participate in breaks now, and only buy packs/boxes for myself on whim. It is just so nice to know that you will be getting all the cards from your favorite team(s) out of more boxes than you could afford to buy on your own. That is, unless someone else in the break is also a Chicago fan and takes them before you, but that is all part of the fun ;)

sba posted:

You should have made a section for your box breaking thread (explaining what it is, etc), it's kind of an inexpensive way to get into collecting and what not. Otherwise, well done!!

This is a great idea, I will add in the majority of the OP in the box break thread.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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That is one mighty fine collection :stare: . I will be sure to keep it in the back of my mind that you are looking for that HG. I search out HGs on ebay from time to time to look for steals. Who knows.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Welp, I didn't come by either of those two, but I do now have the high bid on a Martin Hanzal HG YG to go with my Boedker :)

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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sba posted:

I'm lucky enough to have all 3 UD 1/1's that were made of Morozov. You'd laugh your balls off at what I paid for them, but I've got them!

I am missing a handful of his cards to have one of everything, but I've pretty much given up on finding them at this point.

Someone is in the process of selling an epic Boedker collection, but his prices are too much for me. But it is pretty nasty, all 4 colors of the Certified autos, all different kinds (including 1/1 rookie) from The Cup.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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sba posted:

And he's probably doing it at the right time to drive the prices up :(

Nah, he has been listing for months. No takers. He wants a BiN of over $200 for the autos and something crazy like $500 for the Cup stuff, even though the patches are pretty meh. I am feeling the heat a little on my OEL collecting though. Prices keep going up and I am balking at buying even though I know he is going to skyrocket next year. Kicking myself so loving hard for missing that Dominion rookie patch/auto that was jersey numbered. 1 day too late... :sigh:

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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AsInHowe posted:

Ask him to sell it off eBay for 90% of the stated cost. You'll pay less, but they'll get more in the long run by not having to pay fees.

It is still way more than I want to pay. A 1/1 Boedker sticker auto isn't worth $150.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

Got my stuff from the last break!

Also participating in a live case break of Donruss Elite. Hopping for a good spot. Will update this post as it happens.

Great, good luck. The die-cut prime numbers set is pretty crazy. The entire set is in 3 parts, the first, second and third digits of a 3 digit stat number (like total goals, total wins, whatever) The first number is a jersey, the second is an auto and the third is a patch auto. The series is numbered to the number (so if it is 383 goals, the whole set is /383)

But here is the rub: the first, jersey card is printed to the first digit (in this example, 300), the second, auto card is printed to the second (in this example, 80) and the third, patch auto is printed to the last (in this example, 3 :stare: ) Getting a complete prime number would be awesome :cool:


Also, Rutkowski will be glad to know that Elite has Miele and Rundblad rookies and at least Miele rookie autos (probably Rundblad too, but not sure) If you want a Miele auto, there is one on ebay for like $5

darkwolf220 fucked around with this message at 22:45 on May 2, 2012

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

http://thehockeycouple.com/2012/05/01/2011-12-panini-elite-hockey-checklist/ Checklist here

Also, i'm up to two spots, I have no will power....

What is the cost and where? :3:

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

http://www.blogtv.com/people/boxrippers 55$ CAD/team, which is the cheapest i've found anywhere. Full 12 box case, only 4 spots left at this point.

edit: And Darkwolf has joined me, good luck to team somethingawful

:hfive:

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Holy gently caress Elite sucks rear end. Even without the missing case hit, it was terrible. Also, Ashe, you got a better card from your 1 pack than I got in 12 boxes worth hahahaha:suicide:


Do not expect this product in any of my breaks. Contenders better be loving good. Elite is Zenith levels of terrible.



e: Even the Biznasty social signatures is a redemption. So bad.

darkwolf220 fucked around with this message at 01:03 on May 3, 2012

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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^^ I didn't break, this was just someone else's we jumped in on. I got the Yotes and Caps. Got 2 die cut yotes parallels, 1 caps die cut parallel and a couple OV elite series inserts. Not bad for $115 :stare:

AsInHowe posted:

What happened?

I was out all day, and saw none of it opened.

Terrible coalation, i think 1 case was 3 or 4 Denis Savard autos. 1 patch for the case, 1 dual auto (Howard/Maccullum redemption) Gobs of random parallel die cuts and inserts. Oh, and a patch-sized spacer card with a patch window cut in it. Going to be talking to panini about that.

It was just a bad set. They treat the single-jersey prime numbers piece as a every other box level hit. The set really is worse than Certified and CR, at $30-40 more a box.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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AsInHowe posted:

Wow, that is terrible. Looks like I'll be blowing this stuff out, all summer long...

Remember Pinnacle last year? $100/box Pinnacle.... This is almost as bad at the cost.

Zenith is really the only set I can think of that is decidedly worse than this, and at least that had interesting inserts and jumbo cards.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Gunjin posted:

Which Cap did you get die-cut?

I honestly don't remember. I want to say Carlson, but I am not sure.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Paul Coffey posted:

Really they just watch you open hockey cards and give you stuff? Thats nice I guess. Im gonna take my kid on Sunday and try and get a Jordan Eberle card with his signature on it...

Yeah, they give you free promotional packs based on what you buy. So if you like, open a box of Pinnacle, they might give you 2 bonus packs, but if you open a box of Crown Royale they might give you 4. That kind of thing. Good luck, hope you get some sweet Oilers swag

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Bought 3 packs of Certified tonight. Got a Carey Price jersey /99 (white) and a James Reimer dual prime Masked Marvels /25 (blue and white, go figure).


Also got a gold parallel /25 of some Canadien. I think BigTits. Not a bad night. Hopefully it carries over to Sunday :toot:

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Nice, that Niemi auto is a case hit, so a pretty good box of S2. If you got the patch too (1-2 case) that is a great box :toot:

Who did you get for the Canvases? If you got any retired players, those can be quite valuable too.


Oh also if you are looking for Miele, you can buy his Panini Elite rookie auto (hard signed) for ~$6. I'd pick it up that way, it will save you the disappointment of buying that product. Also his first hard-signed autos, the H&P and SPGU versions are sticker autos.


Last, there are a few redemption cards floating around for the Passing the Torch Shane Doan/Andy Miele dual autograph out there that can probably be had fairly cheap ($20-$30). But it is a redemption and who knows when it will be in/if they ship it to Sweden

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Ashekaban posted:

My card guys at the expo this weekend. and buying me 2 boxes of product (So i get two redemptions from the show), but i do get to open two fresh boxes he is bringing back, (And selling me anything lehtonen that comes through as a hit). one of my redemptions is a 1/3 something, and a 1/1 something. So im kind of excited to see what exactly i got. I wanted it to be a surprise, but he told me what to expect.

He is interested in the 1/3 whatever it is.

ITG is always good about putting low numbered and oddball numbered (1 of 9, 1 of 3) stuff in their product. I get the feeling this weekend we are going to see something numbered to 5 of less :)


Maybe not from ITG, but from something.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Rutkowski posted:

At least two patches(Krüger and Carter and maybe one or two more) + the Niemi, yeah. On top of that I got a couple of Canvas, including Crosby, and two retired players(will check when I've finished this bloodbowl game).

But yeah, I'm pretty happy with the box.

Yeah that sounds like a pretty nutty box then. Post pics :)


Here is what I hit last night:



Reimer masked marvels prime /25, Fabric of the Game Carey Price /99 and Andrei Markov gold /25. Not too bad

While at Target today I noticed Topps had put out an US Olympics set. I thought I'd grab a pack just to see what it is all about. Plus a portion of the sales support the US Olympic team so why not. So yeah, 1 pack out of a retail box from Target...




Holy gently caress. Sue Bird (I actually know who this is too) jumbo American Flag patch. 1 in 4 retail box pull, so not as rare as I had thought when I opened it, but still :stare:

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Sharp_angus posted:

How does the Nuge auto look?
'

(actually gold colored foil, not black)

All MVP cards have foil autos stamped on them, so it isn't quite the same as a hand autographed card. None the less the RNH is by far the most desired and valuable of the MVP rookies and MVP rookies are 1 per box, so it is pretty awesome.

You made out really well in that box. Case hit of the autograph, one of the top Young Guns of Carl Hagelin, Crosby canvas is great, Young Guns Canvas are like 5 per case.

Nice box, lets hope your luck carries over to tomorrow :)

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Fall expo is going to be a fun time and you will certainly find some cool singles and stuff to buy. Just keep in mind if you are going to be buying boxes, you will probably pay full blown retail there.



Also, reminder: 7:30 PM tonight! http://www.blogtv.com/people/darkwolf220

darkwolf220 fucked around with this message at 17:52 on May 6, 2012

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

Just found a Burmistrov collection up for sale, including a dozen 1/1s.... He wants 3500$.....

It is a nice collection and really not /too/ over priced. I am just not sure Burmi is going to be worth the investment. But really, all those auto plates are worth 75-150 each, so like I said, not too far off.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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20 new posts in the hockey card thread?!? Who pulled major awesome?! Oh wait, tales of UD being retarded. Nothing new :haw:

And when you say "right on top" do you mean like, the first 4 packs? :stare:

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

Thank's for ruining my day! /hug

Looks like I might not have many Marcus Foligno and Akim Aliu to collect.

Debating in going in on a SPX break for 66$ for a case spot. Decisions!

This tonight? Not that I want in but... maybe I do.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

Yeah, it's from Cloutsnchara though, and they only have a random team one left. I think i'll have to pass.... Still debating though, they're on the second case right now, 3rd one has 12 slots left

Most stuff so far has terrible white swatches too...


Whats the price on the Foligno?

I'll grab a spot if you will. Can't be as bad as Elite, right? ;)

Let me know.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Aaaaaand I'm in for one. Lets hope this is better than Elite...

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Didn't do too bad. Got Rundblad and DaCosta Ice rookies, couple other rookies, and a Greening rookie jersey.


We got screwed out of a (lack of) Shadowbox, but there was a sick Crosby jersey auto and a Lemieux/Malkin patch. Rich get richer haha.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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ElwoodCuse posted:

If they can physically get a jersey I don't see why they'd hold back. They should have been able to get a Set 1 jersey a couple months ago, or if they really wanted they could try to arrange for a player to wear a jersey for one game.

There are some Jets jerseys out there. I have an Ondrej Pavelec Prime jersey from Crown Royale that is most certainly a Jets swatch (navy and white)

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Got my cards from the shitter Elite break tonight. Got 2 of each Neuvirth and Ward die cut aspirations red, for whoever asked what I got Caps. Also got a spare Alex Ovechkin Elite Series #4, the All-Star game jersey one.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Came to the realization tonight that I need to look to downsize my collection. Just too much stuff not getting appreciated and I could really use the extra money as I might be jobless pretty soon. Going to post stuff up here and give you guys the option before/if I post it on ebay. Stay tuned.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Patches:
John Tavares, SPGU, 2 color /35 $25
Steve Mason The Cup Signature patches auto, 5 color /75 $35
Ron Hextall The Cup Signature patches auto, 3 color /75 $45
Kyle Turris The Cup Honorable Numbers dual patch auto, 4 color, /91 $50
Kevin Shattenkirk Crown Royale Rookie Silhouette Prime, 3 color /99 $40
Martin St Louis/Steven Stamkos Artifacts Tundra Tandems dual patchs /50, 3clr/3clr $30
Marc Andre Fleury The Cup Signature Patches auto, 3 color, /75 $50
Zdeno Chara Limited Bannner Season Prime, 2 clr 50/50 $10
Sundin/Tucker/McCabe 07/08 Artifacts Tundra Trios patches, 3clr/3clr/2clr /10 $35
Brad Marchand Pinnacle Threads patch 3 clr /25 $15
Shea Weber Certified Fabrics Prime 1 clr $5
Ondrej Pavelec Crown Royale Kings Men Prime 2 clr /50 $25
Rick Nash Crown Royale Lords/NHL patch 3 clr (star logo) /25 $40
Marian Gaborik Luxury Suite jersey + jersey prime /150 $15
Matt Duchene Crown Royale Heirs Prime 2 clr /50 $15
Curtis Joseph Certified Immortals gold Prime 2 clr /25 $20
James Reimer Certified Masked Marvels prime 2clr /25 $20
Brett Hull Certified Stick 'em Stick card /50 $25
Anze Kopitar Crown Royale Lancers prime 2clr /50 $15
Marty Turco Donruss Boys of Winter Prime 2clr /100 $10
Jarome Iginla Pinnacle Threads prime 2clr /25 $10
Tyler Seguin Crown Royale Kings/Men prime 2clr /50 $35
Chris Pronger Crown Royale Coat of Arms patch 1clr /25 $20
Drew Doughty Crown Royale Heirs prime 2 clr (retro) /50 $15
Phil Kessel Luxury Suite stick/jersey gold /10 $35
Jonathan Bernier Luxury Suite stick/jersey /100 $20
Jeremy Morin The Cup rookie patch auto 3 clr /249 $25

Autos:
Ray Ferraro Dominion Brass Bonanza auto /50 $25
Michael Backlund Crown Royale Heirs jersey/auto /50 $25
Matt Moulson Certified dual jersey auto /25 $20
Tony Esposito Sweet Shot puck signings $50
Logan Couture Crown Royale Kings Men jersey auto /100 $25
Joe Thornton Crown Royale Kings Men jersey auto /100 $20
Gabriel Landeskog Certified rookie jersey auto /499 $50
Henrik Sedin BAP auto $10
Nicklas Lidstrom Panini Player of the Day auto $25
Patric Hornqvist Crown Royale Scratching/Surface auto /100 $15
Tim Thomas Dominion Ruby auto /50 $45
Brian Elliott Crown Royale Scratching/Surface $15
Roman Horak Crown Royale Scratching/Surface rookie $10
Sergei Bobrovski Luxury Suite Rookie auto /499 $25
Sam Gagner Crown Royale Premier Dates autos /100 $20
Josh Bailey Certified dual jersey auto /25 $10
Tyler Ennis Crown Royale Premier Dates signatures /100 $20
Stephane DaCosta Crown Royale rookie royalty auto $10
Stephan Weiss Certified mirror gold auto /25 $20
Marty McSorley Pinnacle Tough Times auto (hard) $30
Pavel Datsyuk Pinnacle Game Night auto /50 (not stamped, confirmed by Panini) $25
Nicklas Lidstrom Crown Royale Ice Kings auto /99 $30
Jonas Gustavsson Crown Royale Scratching/Surface $15
Tyler Myers Contenders Against the Glass auto /50 $30
Shea Weber Crown Royale Premier Dates auto /99 $20
Brendan Morrison Sweet Shot puck signatures $15
Chris Pronger Crown Royale Premier Dates signatures /99 $30
Corey Perry Crown Royale Primier Dates signatures /99 $25
Jeff Carter SPX Rookie Auto Jersey /499 $50
Cam Ward Certified Mirror Gold auto /25 $20
Vincent Lecavalier Mirror Emerald auto /5 $40
Travis Zajac Mirror Gold auto /25 $15
Ryan Nugent Hopkins Certified rookie jersey auto /499 $160
Tyler Seguin/Taylor Hall Rookie Team Pinnacle dual auto /50 $300

Jerseys: $4/ea unless otherwise marked
Teddy Purcell dual
Bobby Clarke Limited - $7
Taylor Hall Crown Royale $10
Logan Coture
Cody Ekins
Joe Colborne
Derek Stepan
Cody Hodgeson - $7
Jeff Skinner
Tim Thomas
Jonathan Toews
Carey Price (blue) - $10
Adam Graves
Kyle Calder
Steve Mason
Brendan Morrow
Josh Bailey dual
Mikka Kipprusoff dual
Travis Zajac
Jeff Deslauriers
Steve Ott
David Abeshier dual
Sergei Gonchar
Mattias Ohlund
Darcy Tucker
Mikka Kipprusoff Sweet Shot triple, 3 color $15
Andrei Markov dual
Colborne/Grabovski/Clark triple $12
Mario Lemieux $15
Brodeur/Roy SPGU /100 $25
Cam Fowler
Jason Spezza
Vemette/Mason dual
Chara/Hamhuis dual
Dany Heatley
Mikael Backlund
Loungo/Miller dual $10
Luca Caputi rookie
Drew Doughty quad $7
Ray Bourque quad (with all-star swatch) $15
Mike Richards
Jamie Benn rookie $10
George Parros
Dustin Penner
Daniel Carcillo
Derek Brassard
Pekka Rinne
Anze Kopitar
Troy Brower
Jordan Eberle
Zach Parise
Marc Staal
Erik Karlsson
Spezza/Alfredsson dual jersey /225 $10
Alfredsson
Matt Duchene
Matt Duchene dual /135 $7
Peter Mueller
Peter Stastny
Henrik Zetterberg
Anisimov/Staal dual
Jordan Eberle (rookie year) $10
Taylor Hall (rookie year) $10
Vokoun/Neuvirth Limited dual /199 $15
Williams/Smyth/Bernier Tundra Trios triple /149 $10
Lars Eller
Steve Downie
Eric Staal
Martin Brodeur $7
Taylor Hall Certified $7
Zdeno Chara
James VanRiemsdyk
Michael DelZotto
Mats Zuccarello
Ilya Bryzgalov
Kyle Okposo
Tomas Holmstrom
Tomas Vokoun
Torry Mitchell Certified NHL die cut /25 $15
Jordan Staal
Ryan Smyth
Thomas Vanek
Roberto Loungo
Tomas Plekanek
Jamie McBain
Scott Hartnell
Henrik Sedin
Grabovski/Kulemin
Brian Elliott
Carey Price (white) $7
Tuukka Rask Certified Potential red /99 $10
Jordan Eberle Donruss Rookie Showcase /250 $15
Alexander Ovechkin Sweet Shot triple jersey 3 color /299 $40
Corey Crawford
Anderson/Budaj
Claude Giroux
Rick Nash
PK Subban

Rookies:
Sergei Bobrovsky Ice Premiers /499 $10
Bobby Ryan Young Guns $10
Drew Doughty Young Guns $10
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Score Hot Rookie $20
Zach Bogosian Young Guns $5
Nino Nietteriter Young Guns retro $20
Brayden Schenn Ice Breakers Rink Collection $10
Jordan Eberle Ice Breakers $5
Magnus Pjarrvi Ice breakers $3
Gabriel Landeskog O Pee Chee rookie $5
Steven Stamkos young Guns $50
Brett Connolly hot rookies $5

Let me know if you guys want anything or several things. We can work out a package deal.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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I am about to head to work and then right from work to (other kind of) cards night. I will take and post up pics late tonight/early tomorrow. But yes, Joseph is a Leaf (blue white) and I have 2 different Lemieux jerseys, both black, one from Pacific something or other circa 2002 and one from this year's Crown Royale Mythology.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Here are some pics, I think I got all the requests:



Triple patch is blue + white + silver in the first two and blue and white the last.



That Nash patch is from the main crest of the now-defunct inaugural CBJ jersey. The crazy ribbon shaped like a "B" logo or whatever.

If you guys want to buy, just post here what you want, then pay via paypal and be sure to list the cards and an address in the details. Anything over $30 I will cover the shipping on, if it is under $30, please add $3 for s/h. Paypal is shifterdarkwolf at gmail dot com

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Surmy posted:

Decided i'm going to try to go after the 11-12 scratching the surface set. So if anyone has any up for trade/sale for a good deal, let me know :)

Gustaffson, Horak and Elliott, listed above. Let go of all 3 for $25 if you want them.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Got 2 identical packages from Panini today, so I knew they were my Zac Rinaldo rookie autos from Certified. It looks like he signed a bunch, got tired/lazy/hand cramp and decided to finish off the lot by just putting his initials on. I have one sloppy "Zac Rinaldo" and one "ZR".

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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ElwoodCuse posted:

Pretty sure those are the same six Penguins as in the six-piece jersey card, no?

Yup.

darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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ElwoodCuse posted:

How many social signatures BizNasty cards are there? I thought it was kinda rare but they're only $15-$30 on eBay. I guess because redemptions suck?

They are not numbered, but limited to 1/case. And I think 10ish players in the set. So I'd say 1/10 cases, but i am sure that the Biznasty is more common than the Bobby Ryan or Evenader Kane. V :) V

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darkwolf220
May 14, 2009

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Quantril: Sorry I have not replied about it, but I do have your cards ready to go. I have been working overnights all week so it has been hecktic. If you want I can mail them out tomorrow or Saturday if I can get to the post office, or I can wait and send them with everything from next weekend's break, let me know.

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