Game-Used Collectors: Favorite Memorabilia Pieces?
Got to thinking about this today and thought it would be interesting to see what other collectors would pick.
My question is this: What are your top three favorite memorabilia pieces that have been used by any card company?
Maybe someone has used a rare jersey worn by your favorite player, or a piece of equipment that you feel is a significant part of hockey history. Many people may point out the ITG Vezina pads for example.
There are several known cases of memorabilia being linked to a milestone of some kind or being incredibly rare. Some that come to mind are Panini's Ron Francis "last game" Whalers jersey, the above-mentioned ITG Vezina pads, Upper Deck's 2005-06 Cup cards with game-worn Ovechkin and Crosby rookie jerseys, and so on.
I know that I certainly place more value on certain items for various reasons and cards with that particular memorabilia tend to be more important to my collection. If I know where something came from or when it was used it separates that card from so much of the unidentifiable drab that has been pumped out for more than a decade.
So tell me, what specific pieces of memorabilia can you simply not get enough of?