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  1. Crusher20

    Crusher20 Registered User

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    here are mines.. well some of mines... but no boubt i show you the best that i have....

    http://le_psyco.tripod.com

    if anyone want to trade something.. pm me or reply.. im from montreal.. i look for prime rookies.. obviously..
     
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    JSmith81x Your weapon is guilt

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    I have that Thornton one. I noticed one on eBay a week (or two) ago going for $10.
     
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    I mainly collect certain player's cards (Kovalchuk, Lehtonen, Brule). Just purchased myself a Brule rookie from the Trilogy set. :) Nothing too valuable money wise, but it makes this Brule fanboy smile :)

    I just started collecting again this year, after a 5-6 year hiatus. Some of the more notable ones I've purchased/pulled this year:

    Trilogy rookie-Brule (pic below)
    Brule SPX jersey/auto (redemption)
    Trilogy Honorary Swatches - Leetch, Iginla, Kovalchuk, Lehtonen, Denis
    Black Diamond rookies - Jussi Jokinen, Cam Ward, Alex Steen
    UD Series 1: Arnott Jersey, rookies (Bochenski, Toivonen, Balastik)
    Artifacts Dual Treasured Swatches Roenick /65
    Artifacts Silver Tuomo Ruutu Autofacts /50
    Trilogy Ice Scripts Luc Robitaille (redemption)
    04/05 Spezza Sign of the Times

    and I also got myself a free Anson Carter, Adrian Aucoin, Bobby Holik and Rostislav Olesz rookie showcase during the lockout.


    Mostly purchased as singles, and bought some packs. Probably spent around 250-ish CDN so far, and a truckload of more common singles. Truly addictive hobby.
     
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    on the pic i got the only 2 i didnt pull in a pack are the blackdiamond.. I bought Parise 25$ and Lundqvist 30$ wich both imo in few years.. should be more expensive. I pulled my first Crosby on my first UD pack.. hehe! :P and Havlat on my first UD pack of that year.. :innocent:
     
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    I have it 3 times... the beckett Value is 20$.
     
  6. JonathanTwinkleToews

    JonathanTwinkleToews is a Canuck fan.

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    To be honest with you, Beckett is not even a remotely accurate guide to how much your cards are worth. For the best guide, just hop onto ebay, and search your cards out. That's what the market is willing to pay for the particular card. Beckett prices are just all inflated numbers.

    And I'm sure you've heard this many times, but collectable cards of any sort shouldn't really by collecting due to their supposed "value".
     
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    i love the new black diamonds
     
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    JonathanTwinkleToews is a Canuck fan.

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    Though personally, I think the banner across the rookies look pretty crappy...
     
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    Do older cards have value just for being old? I have an OPC Terry Sawchuk card from his brief stint with the Rangers in 1969 (bought it for $5 a long time ago, and figured it would be cool to have).

    I'm a poor student and I need money. Do you think it has any real value? There's a bunch of them on Ebay, and they vary in price from $5 to $70...which makes no sense to me at all
     
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    I gave up about 2 years ago on cards. There are just too many. I collect rookies and you have to spend so much to get a good rookie. $5-10 a pack and more than half of those rookies available will probbaly never play in more than 25 NHL games.
    As for the Thronton, I have at least 20 of those and about 15 Marleaus from that year.

    19 Gretzky RC's
    27 Lemeiux RC's
    17 Roy RC's
    1 Bobby Orr

    My father has been buying me boxes ever since I was born in 76. He would bring home a box a week, easily. Not to mention, numerous packs everytime he went to Beckers. Back then you could get a wax box for $3-4 bucks. All the cards I opened he kept in mint condition. Last cards I got where a Sp authentic with Spezza< Nash Zetterberg etc. I got the auto rookie set. Then gave up as it was costing two much.
    Cards are way to much mnoney now and no fun, so I just focus on collecting hockey pucks...
     
  11. JSmith81x

    JSmith81x Your weapon is guilt

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    Agreed. I stopped around 1996, got maybe 6-7 packs in 2003, then nothing till I bought a box (1990 Topps) and three small team sets (2005 UD) this year. It's too much about resale value and numbered/jersey/whatever cards rather than colleckting for fun.
     
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    I just Bought Alexander Perezhogin RC SPx Signed Jersey 25$ dont know it is worth it, its a little bit damaged.. not much tough. but the sig is amazing
     
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    quick unrelated question. I have a couple thousand cards saved from about 7-10 years ago when i collected as a kid. All in protective sleeves and/or glass casings, anyone know where i should take them to get them fairly appraised? Im just curious to see what ive got.
     
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    I've got a pretty respectable collection, 2 years complete series of parkhurst.

    2 brodeur rookies
    1 hasek rookie
    1 hull rookie
    1 Sergei Federov Rookie
    Bure Rookie
    Assorted other Rookie cards
    1 chelios rookie
    1 J.R rookie
    1 Pronger rookie
    a buttload of random upper deck


    and My Favorite, the extremely rare, pretty much worthless, but still a valued collectable, an:

    Esso superstars Gretzky Rookie Card.

    I'd have to take another look, but that's what I've got, I had an estimate done a while ago, and apparently I could get like 1200$ on auction, not that I'd ever think about selling them.
     
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    I have a Gretzky rookie in good shape. Probably worth the upper hundreds. I got it at a card store a while ago that had a clear-out of boxes from the 70's and 80's.
     
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    Those are some fancy cards I remember the Pro Set, Parkhurst and lets not forget the O-Pee-Chee with the rough card board finish on the backside I had some older cards from the 80s :biglaugh: I had hundreds of ProSets and some good ones but I just can't remember which ones.

    My father on the other hand who is like 60 now used to collect all the hockey cards he could when he was younger, late 40s early 50s. He had Maurice Richards, Plantes, Howes etc but his step mother threw them away when he left home and joined the Navy. He said he had boxes full of them too :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
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    I used to collect hockey cards about 15 years ago or so and I still have all my cards but packers were only .50 back then except for the OPC premiere that were like $5 pack. I haven't bought a pack of cards since like 1992 but from looking at stuff online, it seems that card collecting is complicated and expensive. Back then we had a Topps, Upper Deck, and a couple others. Now I see all these different sets with various subsets and the packs are expensive. The worst thing about the hobby is those old guys ripping off the kids at card shows. I know I got swindled as a 10 year old.
     
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    I agree...most collectors I know don't even buy Beckett anymore. When they get a "valuable" card, its "I wonder what I can get on eBay for this" as opposed to looking it up in the price guide.
     
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    So true about Beckett for the most part. I collect older cards ... 60's and 70's ... I'm putting sets together that should cost be as much as 25-50% more according to Beckett.

    But then again, my collection is relatively priceless ... it's not an investment, it's a hobby. If I wanted to invest, I'd call Rick Tocchet ... NOT!!!! :D
     
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    This year, it's UD, UD, UD, UD and, yep, UD. No more OPC or Topps!! :shakehead And it is way too confusing when you consder the various brands, inserts, chase cards, etc. It's crazy. I've got a Beckett guide ... for the first 40 years of hockey cards, they alot maybe 5-7 pages ... the next 10 years, it's more like 50-70 pages.

    I have more fun collecting the older cards ... 60's and 70's. Just about every OPC set every made ...

    69-70
    70-71
    71-72
    72-73
    73-74
    74-75
    75-76
    76-77
    77-78
    78-79
    79-80
    80-81
    81-82
    82-83
    83-84
    84-85
    85-86
    86-87
    87-88
    88-89
    89-90
    90-91
    91-92
    92-93
    93-94
    2000-01
    01-02
    02-03
    03-04

    Future project ... OPC 68-69, then older Topps and Parkie sets ... time to cash in the RRSPs ... NOT!!! :D
     
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    A formal appraisal will likely cost you and unless you have a vintage card, I'd say it's not worth the cost. Rather, you can ballpark the values yourself by either buying a Beckett or doing a search in eBay and see what a particular card/set is selling for.
     
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    The prices on eBay reflect basic economics ... supply and demand with the condition of the card thrown in for good measure.
     
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    It seems to me that a lot of the 80's/90's cards dropped in price or are still the same from 15 years ago.
     
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