If you’re one of those with thick wallets, good times is about to happen as six, I repeat six, luxury high-end products soon will be released within the next months: Ultimate, Sweetshot, The Cup, OPC Premier, Superlative, and ITG Ultimate. Two of the mentioned make my wallet whimper at the mere thought.
One, Superlative, costs so much money for a single pack of 7 cards ($450), that you could take the same amount and buy a Wii, a nice 32″ flatscreen TV, or a new laptop. Are we dreaming, or is it really happening? Apart from the diehard collector who wastes More >
2007-2008 Mini-Jersey Hobby Box
Description The 2007-2008 edition of the Mini-Jersey brand features base cards with a picture of the player featured in action against a light blue backdrop and three coloured circles. The name and number of the players are also evident in the lower right corner and the logos of both Upper Deck (top left corner) and Mini-Jersey (bottom left corner) complete the base card design. Overall, it is a simple design, and in some ways, it makes it evident that you are not in the presence of one of Upper Deck’s higher end products.
The box contains 18 packs and More >
By: Don White
1) Price of Admission (FREE):
Where else can you see the next Gretzky, Roy, Yzerman, Crosby, and Ovechkin, Kane get drafted for FREE. The NHL is the only major sports body that lets fans of the game attend the draft. So spend a minute, an hour, a day and the worst you can say is “That is the worst free event I attended.”
2) Easy access to future stars for autographs (even) past superstars, HOF’ers GM’s, owner’s, etc.
You will never find an easier place to get autographs than the NHL DRAFT. As the players are young and have not had the More >
We’ve all heard it before, whining and endless complaining on how Beckett value cards, or rather what mysterious ways they conclude the prices on some cards. The criticism is a bit exaggerated, as they’re far more accurate today then five years ago. But the question popped up in my head again the last gone week. Some very odd buys and sells makes me wonder if they have a clue.
For instance, Ryan Getzlaf’s Ultra RC books at $12. Yet one sold on eBay for one cent. Yes I repeat, one cent. You would figure it at least would get a big More >
2007-2008 Artifacts Hobby Box
Descrition: The 2007-2008 offering of UD Artifacts features a 100-card base set which includes both a legends and a stars subset. The design of the cards is sober yet efficient, with a picture of the player in action on a blue background including the Artifacts logo. The base set includes 100 cards and there are two further subsets; Legends from #101 to #120 and Stars from #121 to #140. The set also includes rookies from #141 to #200 and rookie redemptions from #201 to #242. Finally it is worth mentioning that Artifacts takes the notion of parallel to new heights, on More >
Does sexism occur amongst our minds? Of course, if the question is asked, it does. When people ask “how is your experience as a female collector?” or “did you end up collecting cause a man in your family collected?”, then you know automatically things aren’t as they should. When you see, several times, a made up hockey card pictureed in Beckett of a half-naked lady and the exclamation “a card we’d like to see,” we also understand automatically the card collecting world exists mainly of puffed off males who chuckle at the thought. It’s not surprising, even if 25% of More >