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    My final want list thread

    Hi everyone.

    The key rookies in the upcoming 2013-14 SP Authentic set will be the final rookies I will be actively collecting (but if my wantlist is not complete and you offer something from after this season, I will consider it). I will not be chasing SP Authentic rookies from 2014-15 onwards. Once I acquire the rookies on my wantlist (shown below) I am retiring.

    There are a number of reasons why I am retiring.

    #1. I don't like where this hobby has gone, or where it is headed.

    When I began in this hobby there were very few autographed cards and no jersey cards (vintage sets had facsimile signatures but are expensive). Then autographed cards came along and if you got one, it was the best thing since sliced bread. Now these cards are everywhere and they have lost their luster in my eyes. Now there are also cards with jerseys or patches, skates, sticks, gloves, fight straps, goalie pads, net cords...there are even cards with hair from famous people!!

    Example: 2007 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #GW1 George Washington Hair A/1

    Enough is enough. They’ve gone too far.

    #2. When I started it was all about 'can I finish my set?' Now it's 'I wonder how much will someone pay for this?' Not a fan of that collecting philosophy. The reason book values are lower is because this is SUPPOSED to be a hobby, not a profit-making venture. It is just cardboard, after all.

    #3. Buying a decent box of cards is expensive. Oftentimes, you don't get anything decent if you buy one (living three hours from my nearest 'local' hobby shop does not help). I'm not saying every box should have a Sidney Crosby 1/1, but every box should have something decent to make it worth buying.

    #4. Shipping is getting expensive.

    #5. I get an impression from some collectors that if I don't have PayPal, I am irrelevant. I don't like being discriminated against.

    Collecting should be fun and decent boxes should be affordable. Sadly, the reasons I have listed above have made collecting unaffordable and sucked the fun out of collecting for me.

    With this in mind, here is my final complete list of SP Authentic wants, plus some other miscellaneous wants:

    SP Authentic wants:

    Emerson Etem 2013-14 #292 AU (INCOMING)
    Hampus Lindholm 2013-14 #287 (INCOMING)
    Sami Vatanen 2013-14 #296 AU


    Zemgus Girgensons 2013-14 #309 AU
    Mikael Grigorenko 2013-14 #320 AU
    Rasmus Ristolainen 2013-14 #300 AU

    Sean Monahan 2013-14 #272 AU (INCOMING)

    Ryan Murphy 2013-14 #262 AU (INCOMING)
    Brandon Sutter 2008-09 #195 AU

    Patrick Kane 2007-08 #204 AU (INCOMING)

    Nathan MacKinnon 2013-14 #312 AU

    Ryan Murray 2013-14 #297 AU (INCOMING)

    Jack Campbell 2013-14 #303 AU (INCOMING)
    Alex Chaisson 2013-14 #298 AU
    Valeri Nichushkin 2013-14 #271 AU(INCOMING)
    Reilly Smith 2012-13 #217 AU - Not a pressing need. Got his RC from The Cup :)
    Tomas Vincour 2011-12 #253 AU

    Petr Mrazek 2013-14 #264 AU (INCOMING)

    Nail Yakupov 2013-14 #265 AU (INCOMING)

    Jonathan Huberdeau 2013-14 #279 AU (INCOMING)

    Los Angeles
    Drew Doughty 2008-09 #244 AU
    Anze Kopitar 2006-07 #184 AU
    Jake Muzzin 10-11 #228
    Jonathan Quick 2007-08 #177 - Have his ultimate RC, may stick with that
    Tyler Toffoli 2013-14 #274 AU (INCOMING)

    Matt Dumba 2013-14 #314 AU

    Michael Bournival 2013-14 #295 AU (INCOMING)
    Brendan Gallagher 2013-14 #318 AU (INCOMING)


    New Jersey
    Damien Brunner 2013-14 #263 AU (INCOMING)
    Mike Commodore 2000-01 #151

    New York Islanders
    Josh Bailey 2008-09 #224 AU
    Casey Cizikas 2012-13 #226 AU

    New York Rangers
    Artem Anisimov 2009-10 #244 AU
    Kim Johnsson 1999-2000 #110 (INCOMING)

    Cory Conacher 2013-14 #273 AU (INCOMING)

    Scott Laughton 2013-14 #310 AU


    Sidney Crosby 2005-06 #181 AU
    Olli Maatta 2013-14 #305 AU (INCOMING)
    Brooks Orpik 2002-03 #200 AU

    San Jose
    Thomas Hertl 2013-14 #308 AU (INCOMING)
    Matt Nieto 2013-14 #290 AU (INCOMING)

    St. Louis
    Vladimir Terasenko 2013-14 #276 AU (INCOMING)

    Tampa Bay
    Radko Gudas 2013-14 #275 AU (INCOMING)
    Alex Killorn 2013-14 #284 AU (INCOMING)
    Steven Stamkos 2008-09 #247 AU (INCOMING)


    Luc Bourdon 2006-07 #208 AU (INCOMING)

    Alexander Ovechkin 2005-06 #190 AU


    Miscellaneous wants:

    1969-70 O-Pee-Chee #198 Lou Nanne RC
    1979-80 O-Pee-Chee #18 Wayne Gretzky RC
    1979-80 O-Pee-Chee #206 Bobby Smith RC
    1980-81 O-Pee-Chee #176 Dave Christian RC
    1980-81O-Pee-Chee #206 Mike Eaves RC
    1980-81 O-Pee-Chee #317 Craig Hartsburg RC
    1982-83 O-Pee-Chee #295 Marian Stastny RC
    1984-85 O-Pee-Chee #67 Steve Yzerman RC
    1985-86 O-Pee-Chee #9 Mario Lemieux RC
    1986-87 O-Pee-Chee #53 Patrick Roy RC
    1987-88 O-Pee-Chee #145 Brian Lawton RC
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #142 Shawn Chambers RC
    1992-93 Parkhurst #294 Michael Nylander RC
    1997-98 Upper Deck #296 Brad Brown RC
    2003-04 UD Premier Collection #64 Tomas Plekanec RC
    2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Update #134 Chris Kunitz RC
    2003-04 Upper Deck Rookie Update #197 Brooks Laich RC
    2005-06 Ultimate Collection #199 James Wisniewski RC
    2006-07 Ultimate Collection #69 Troy Brouwer RC
    2007-08 The Cup #106 Johnny Boychuk AU RC
    2008-09 SP Game Used #147 Niklas Hjalmarsson RC
    2012-13 The Cup #93 Torey Krug JSY AU/249 RC
    2013-14 Panini Titanium #285 Nikita Kucherov/86 RC
    2013-14 Select #215 Ben Street AU RC /399
    2013-14 Select #262 Leo Komarov AU/299 RC
    2013-14 Select #331 Kevin Connauton JSY AU RC
    2013-14 Upper Deck Ice #79 Anders Lee RC /499
    2013-14 Upper Deck Trilogy #134 Damien Brunner AU/699 RC

    As I said, when I acquire these, I am retiring.

    If you can help me, please contact me.

    Last edited by Leafsman; 10-20-2014 at 11:11 PM.

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    Some acquired! Help me get more!

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    Frolov picked up!

    Let's get more!

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    Stoll is in!

    Let's clue up the list!

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