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03-14-2011, 10:12 AM #11
03-14-2011, 10:30 AM #12
03-14-2011, 12:29 PM #13
First off, I want to thank everyone for their interest to date. I apologize for the vagueness of the original post, but I needed to finalize some stylistic details before proceeding and didn't want to tell you all one thing, then move in a different direction. The initial post was designed to gauge interest, which helped determine whether or not it was worthwhile to proceed. It appears to me that it is.
What I hope to do is put together a list of the top 100 hockey card sets of all-time. The project coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the release of the famed 1910-11 C56 set, considered by many to be the first major card release. The sets would be ranked from No. 100 all the way down to the much-anticipated No. 1, with detailed write-ups on each set -- why it's so popular, what people liked and didn't like about it, and the key cards that made that set such a critical part of the hobby.
As Scott mentioned, this is an enormous undertaking, which is why I have been asking for volunteers. What I need are people who are willing to help me come up with rankings which provide a fair representation of every set produced between 1910 and today. I could easily come up with my own top 100 list, but that would in no way be indicative of the hobby as a whole; it would only represent my preferences, and would therefore be of absolutely no help or benefit to the readers.
I'm not asking for everyone to rate every single set ever released; that would be a needlessly time-consuming exercise for everyone involved. The plan is to send out a list to each and every person interested in helping out, asking them to rate only the sets they feel comfortable rating. I realize this may be difficult to do for a lot of people who don't have experience with older sets, which is why I'm really hoping to rely on the expertise of those who favour vintage sets, or products from the 70s and 80s. Don't get me wrong, the more opinions on 2005-06 The Cup or 2008-09 Black Diamond, the better. But if nobody rates 1965-66 Topps, does that mean it doesn't warrant inclusion? Balance is key here.
The end hope is to produce a detailed list with write-ups, either in PDF or print form, or both if there's enough interest. The list would be made available to any and all members of the boards for yet-to-be-determined compensation (that will depend totally on labor and production cost). This is the kind of thing that a lot of us will love to discuss for weeks on end; our hobby is fueled by debate, and a top-100 list is always a great way to get those juices flowing.
If you'd like to help out, please e-mail email@example.com and I will add you to the list of interested parties. Once the final set list has been compiled, I will send out a master list for you to vote on. This project can't be done without helping hands, which is why I send a passionate plea to all of you. Even 10 minutes of your time with this will make a significant difference, enhancing this project greatly. Nobody else is doing this, certainly not in a way that takes your opinions into consideration. Want to be heard? Here's your chance.
Thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Last edited by edthesandwich; 03-14-2011 at 12:42 PM.
03-14-2011, 02:12 PM #14
PM coming your way.
03-14-2011, 06:36 PM #15
interested pm me pleaseLooking for your Adam Lowry, low mid and high end!
03-20-2011, 10:07 PM #16
Sent you a PM a while ago, did you get it?
03-20-2011, 10:13 PM #17
I'll help out as well, PM me!Hidden Content
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03-20-2011, 11:07 PM #18
Kewl idea.....email sent.Looking for all Joffrey Lupul cards, 06-07 Parkhurst autos, all 08-09 Legends Masterpieces and all 11-12 Parkhurst Champions
03-21-2011, 12:07 AM #19
As it happens, 1965-66 Topps is one of my favourite sets ever. WAY nicer than '66-67....
Can't say how much time I've got, but we'll see.
03-21-2011, 01:24 AM #20
RLewis: I took down your e-mail address. Everyone else, keep an eye out for more details shortly! I'm hoping to have the list and parameters published later this week!