Posts tagged Beckett
By Karine Hains
Collecting used to be a hobby, it used to be all about fun but lately it just seems like it is a big business which is solely about the money. Personally, I collect two players Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur. For the hockey fans amongst you, you are very well aware of who these guys are for other sports fans well, let’s just say that these two guys are number 1 and number 2 in total career wins in the NHL. Yup, they are the best of the best there is no doubt. With the star status normally More >
By Cherie Mullohan aka Tradinpaint
“What’s the problem? Oh I see. You need to know the value? Yes, I think the value is $20.00, ” said the seller. “I don’t agree at all! It must only be worth $10.00!” That was the buyer complaint. How can we know the value of cards? Some say that Beckett is the best. I don’t subscribe to Beckett. Why can’t people just go with their gut feeling and come to an agreement? For instance, in the deal above the one thinks it is work $20 and the other thinks $10. Instead of arguing, why not More >
By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
When I rejoined the hockey card collecting hobby in January 2008, things had changed considerably since the last time I opened a pack of cards. Seeing autographs and memorabilia pieces on cards was a bit of a shock to my system, and I can easily see how somebody completely naïve to the hobby market could see one of these cards for the first time and spend an amount drastically higher than what a seasoned veteran would pay. Given how much trading, buying, and selling is done online now, it is all the more important that people More >
By William Lai aka xelloss1012
Over the years that I have been collecting hockey cards, Beckett has been the pricing guide many people use to gauge the value of their cards for trading via book value (BV). Some traders are steadfast on the use of Beckett pricing, whether it is the printed magazine or the online price guide (OPG). However, I have noticed the following flaws in their pricing guide, specifically their OPG:
They rarely update BVs on a set/subset after the first month or two after release. This causes the following issues: The listed BV is stagnant and could be considerably 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 all check the value on some of our better cards or ones that we are curious of what they could possibly be. I know myself, I have checked mine numerous times before. But where to these values come from? Well Beckett is the only one I know of.
How do these values get made though? I have no idea, and I think most people wouldn’t know how this is figured out either. So, the thing here is we rely on a book with prices on it. We have become almost suckered into believing whatever this book prints in it.
I know More >