Lots of great collections so far. Here is mine in no particular order
Belfour BTP Emblems /10 - One of my latest additions and certainly my favorite Belfour.
2 Hall of Famers and one of the top players right now.
This card sits prety high in my PC it has the only Orr certified auto I have and my only Roy auto. Some would argue that they were they greatest of all time at their respective positions...although I still say Gretzky was the greatest players of all time.
Took me the longest time to get one of these SPs and I eventually ended up with 2. 07-08 SOTTs are by far my favorite auto set ever.
While it's not high-end, I love the old 2-colour swatch with the puck mark in the top left (looks much better in person).
I am a big fan of the Immortal Inks and this was my first Fuhr auto /10.
A nice low numbered card /10 of Kurri & Fuhr who are the two players I focus on most for my collection.
I don't have many Messier autos, but this one was a must have when I saw this card and managed to land it from a friend. Some of the greatest Oilers of all time.
While it's only a 2-colour, I consider this to be one of the nicer patches I have because it comes from the piping in the logo and has a ton of stitching. I also really enjoy the design of this set.
My first Kurri patch, and a nice one too. This will probably be my favorite Kurri card for a long time unless I manager to find a nicer looking patch auto with a better patch and design.
Oli, beautiful cards man. Is your Duchene ice auto patch /10 available? And ddg60, I'll trade my car for all your rainbows! Those are ridiculous.
Here are my current favourite/top 10 cards.
I'm partial to rookies and UD, and for the most part top 5 draft picks - my Cards reflect this. I think for the most part, at least recently, there's pretty strong correlation between draft position and impact in the league; however, there are exceptions to this. Also, I'm a sucker for the top rookies that are SP'd throughout all sets, i.e., /99. Anyway, I'll probably get a Seguin Cup ARP /99 soon enough (lost a few last second bids recently, so I'm bound to win eventually?lol). Once I get that, his Ice /99 and his ultimate RAP /25, this top 10 will turn into the Seguin Fanboy show.
10. 4-way Split for ultimate RAP /25 patches (still searching for Seguin)
9. These are probably my favourite cards; so simple, yet so valuable.
8. Around the time he was traded to Ottawa, I saw one of his Cup ARPs /w a shoulder patch sell for $1000+ - so this sale was pretty influential on me. Also, I'm a pretty big fan of Turris and I think he has a lot of promise. I try to buy as much of his cards (the ones I like) as I can. Those first couple years in Phoenix were a shame, but I don't think that they are at all indicative of what kind of player he is; he's definitely a better player than a $10 SPA FWA. His tweets are pretty gay though!
7. Just a nasty patch, had to get it. Truth be told, I haven't even received it ! (Just did the deal with Paul, and this, along with the 2 cards below, are in transit).
6. I think I might over-value this card on the premise that I've only ever seen lame 1, and 2, colour patches. I might actually like these SPA FWAP's more than the HG; these just aren't as scarce though. I consider the spa fwap's as must haves!
5. This guy's going to put up some big numbers. Bottom line, Tavares is a stud and an inevitable franchise player. Enough said. Guy does some pretty, half decent, jump squats too! There's always been a soft spot in my heart for #1 draft picks. I'm still after his Ice /99.
4. My roommate and I play lots of NHL 13, and anyway, I secretly jacked up Duchene's stats (97 speed, 95 explosiveness, 90 +shooting) and this guy bails me out a lot, so I can't help but through this in. Not to mention it's 5 colours and an SPA FWAP /100, and he skates "faster than *u*k " and has some pretty slick hands.
2. I've got offers on this card for $400 (it only books at $300), and I've turned them down. I think I might secretly have a bit of a crush on this guy, lol. (I'm not gay!...not that there's anything wrong with that though)
1. Top dawg.
And here are my crown jewels. I actually had my eyes on these cards (there was another, the pewter /5 or /10 version) for over a year and exhausted all my offers on them, with multiple messages, essentially begging, to get them for a better price - the seller was asking ~$200 each for them. These beauty's eventually were put up to bid, and I snagged them up for a combined $60 /w shipping included; which is totally ironic since my initial offer was twice this amount. Anyway, this guy has been my idol since I was a kid. I actually don't even play hockey; I play soccer at a decently high level (varsity for my uni); but I was highly influenced by his style of game.
This highlight tribute video made me cry:
Nobody else can do this /w such poise and dominance. He's genius.
Love the "Mr. Hockey Mr. Elbows". Some awesome top 10s here for sure.
Here is my top 10 in no particular order:
Can't go wrong with a Howe auto. His auto isn't the same without the Mr. Hockey that goes along with it.
06-07 was the best year for Limited Logos and this is a great patch. Lettering on the Leafs crest is the best you can get almost.
Low numbered, stick piece, and Gilmour, can't go wrong here haha.
My Ian White YG rainbow. I have only seen 1 HG YG and I have it.
Great patches and #/10. I have yet to find any really rare Ian White cards (shields, plates, fight strap combo with Kovy, gold cup RC).
This one would probably be top 3.
06-07, I think the best year for SOTT.
Mike Weir, great Canadian golfer and a SOTT as well.
Don Cherry, some love him some hate him. I like him.
Cujo hard signed auto.
Hard to find just 10 BUT here are 10++ tops from my collection...enjoy :)
1990-91 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings GAME WORN Away Jersey - HHOF LOA & Casey Samuelson LOA - RARE!!! - HUGE $$$
1979 O.P.C - Wayne Gretzky RC - PERFECT!!! $$$$
2005 UD - Sidney Crosby - Young Guns - BUYBACK AUTO!!! - #/10 - RARE!!!! - BIG $$$$$
2005 SPX - Grezky / Crosby - DUAL JERSEY & AUTO!!! CRAZY RARE!!!! BIG $$$$$
2005 UD The Cup - Sidney Crosby GOLD Patch AUTO!!! BIG $$$$ - RARE!!!
2000 Gretzky Master Collection - QUAD Patch!!! ~~ 7/15 ~~ CRAZY RARE$$$ This is his FIRST Quad patch card EVER!!
1994 Upper Deck - Mantle / Griffey Jr. - DUAL AUTO!!! - RARE!!!!
1952 Topps - #311 Mickey Mantle - SIGNED - PSA/DNA - CRAZY RARE!!! BIG $$$$
1927 Yankees TEAM SIGNED Ball - PSA/DNA
1986 Fleer - UNOPENED pack - Michael Jordan RC #57 - FRONT - CRAZY RARE!!!!! HUGE $$$$ - 1/1
1997 UD - Michael Jordan GU Jersey with Patch - 1/1 - RARE!!!!! - BIG $$$$$$$
1986 Fleer - Michael Jordan RC - SIGNED!!! PSA/DNA - UDA - RARE!!!! BIG $$$$
2012 ITG Superlative - Eric Lindros GU Tag - 1/1 - RARE!!!
2011 UD SP - Eric Lindros GU "C" - 1/1 - CRAZY
2011 Panini Prime - Eric Lindros - TAG - RARE!!! - #/2
2011 UD Ultimate - Eric Lindros - NHL Shield AUTO!!! - 1/1 - RARE!!!!
2011 Panini Prime - Eric Lindrdos - Laundry Tag - #/2 - RARE!!!!
Eric Lindros GAME WORN 1992 Rookie Year Jersey SIGNED !!!
2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game - Eric Lindros - GAME WORN - SIGNED - Jersey - HUGE $$$$$
2001 Upper Deck - Tiger Woods BUYBACK AUTO!! 18/18 - CRAZY RARE!!!! $$$$$
AAPLE IPOD - SIGNED by Steve Jobs - SUPER RARE!!
My 1999 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster - MINT!!!