Sunday, September 25, 2011
1. Dave H
7. Mark M.
11. Chris S.
Anyone is welcomed to join!
I am also working on my want list and for trade list. I am about 35 cards short on my 83-84 OPC set and I am also looking for a Brodeur auto and a few other odds and ends. I will keep updating it over the next couple weeks as well and taking a few off the list that I acquired recently through some trades etc!
I am also assembling a PC of every swatch from every NHL team that is currently in the NHL or ever existed. I will also get that list up soon too.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The preseason is in full motion and I am catching all the action on TV I can. Horrible news out of Detroit last night with Wayne Simmonds but I think he handled himself well and truly is an example of his character. A few suspensions have already been dished out by Brendan Shanahan which I think is to set the tone for the season. The NHL is clearly sending a message that safety of the players is top priority and I hope that player respond by playing a little less recklessly. So with that, here is my card of the week.
1988-89 Topps #122 Brendan Shanahan Rookie
First off, I love the photo. A fresh face, un-scarred and battered, he looks like a kid. Now, he looks like he survived a war with a meat grinder and won. The 88-89 Topps/OPC sets are pretty classic. I like them a lot, and the set as a whole is pretty attractive. In fact, I think compared to the 87-88 design, the 88-89 is a much more artistic endeavor and I think it ended up well.
Here is the back side
How I received the card: It was part of a set I traded for in the early 90’s, can’t remember what I gave up.
Beckett Value: Topps version list for 6-15 dollars and the OPC is $15-30 but can be found for pretty cheap on eBay.
My next post will be an update on the hockey pool and we will see if anyone else wants in and determine what format we are going to use! Stay tuned in the next day or so.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Check out the other card signed card and the rest of the story at Dirty Dangle.com!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
10-11 Donruss Rated Rookie Toronto Expo Linus Omark
10-11 Donruss Rated Rookie Toronto Expo Cam Fowler
Just am impulse buy. I have a red NJ swatch of Kovy but no black. Now I do.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Another one still kicking around the league. Always dependable and a pretty decent auto too.
Did you know Marco has had 7 - 20+ goal seasons in his career? Another nice auto.
Kypper isn't a bad TV analyst and was a pretty good enforcer in his day too. Love the photo on this one.
Second overall pick from '97 has never really matched expectations but he still has worked himself into a pretty decent career.
This card is a neat one as it is his first major release card and it is autographed. Books for 25 bucks and is the most "valuable" of my auto finds. I like it a lot, but it isn't my fav.
Bought this because I don't own any BTP cards. This kid was one great junior goalie who just couldn't get signed by the Flyers. He is now going to play CIS hockey this fall for the Calgary Dinos. Here is hoping he can get back in the an NHL organization.
Another one I couldn't leave behind even if I end up trading this one.
Check out the rest at Dirty Dangle!
Monday, September 12, 2011
One of my most favourite pick ups for sure. This card is MINT!!! Extremely well done, too bad it is a reprint. The backside shows a little reprint stamp on the card. Not sure what this card is worth, but I paid 2 bucks and would do so again in a heartbeat!
Here is the back and between the goals and assists is the reprint stamp so that I may not use this beautiful card for evil purposes! (Sorry for the Orr tease, but I couldn't resist it!)
This is my first and only 52-53 Parkhurst card. The card isn't in amazing shape but isn't too bad either. A crease across the front and back and a second lighter crease is also on the back. Corners are rounded but apart from that, the card still has some gloss and was certainly worth the 5 bucks I paid.
Here is the backside of the card. Like the previous year, Parkhurst had stuff to give away and the write ups include both French and English for the first time.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Sal at Puckjunk.com sent me over a few cards in exchange for a few he needed and one of them was this Martin Brodeur card. In all it is a nice card and is numbered xx/25…..literally. I can only presume there are 25 out there which is pretty cool for a Devils fan and I have only seen about 3 or 4 on eBay so this might be true.
Anyway, I was looking at the card with some detail and on the back are stats from 10/11 season which is pretty cool especially when you consider the photo on the front could only have come from 2 possible games in the last 15 years as Brodeur is wearing his retro helmet and jersey. One of those games was last year on Mar 17th and the other was this year on Mar 18th. What makes this card special was I saw my first ever Devils home game on Mar 18th and having only ever seen two Devils games live my whole life, there is a very good chance this card is from the game I saw. Furthermore, since the stats indicate this is an 11/12 product my chances increase even more.
In my life, I have seen countless NHL games live on TV, but only a handful of games in person and only 2 games involving the NJ Devils. So, I think it is pretty neat to be almost positive that I have a card, from a game I saw of a team and player I cheer for. Have you ever found a card from a game you attended? Of course, living in an NHL city and having season tickets really increases those odds to 100%…but I am curious if you have ever found a card from a game you watched.
Friday, September 2, 2011
They cram LOTS on the back but it all flows nicely. Top side gives the card number (east or west if applicable), then vitals, stats and a season summary in text. Then at the bottom, a little additional blurb about the player which pertains to some other point in their hockey career.