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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. I will not be chasing SP Authentic rookies from 2014-15 onward (but if my wantlist is not complete and you offer something from after this season, I will consider it). 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:

    Anaheim
    Matt Beleskey 2009-10 #229 AU
    Sami Vatanen 2013-14 #296 AU

    Boston
    COMPLETE

    Buffalo
    Rasmus Ristolainen 2013-14 #300 AU

    Calgary
    COMPLETE

    Carolina
    Brandon Sutter 2008-09 #195 AU

    Chicago
    COMPLETE

    Colorado
    Nathan MacKinnon 2013-14 #312 AU (INCOMING)

    Columbus
    Cody Goloubef 2012-13 #216 AU

    Dallas
    Reilly Smith 2012-13 #217 AU - Not a pressing need. Got his RC from The Cup :)

    Detroit
    Petr Mrazek 2013-14 #264 AU (INCOMING)

    Edmonton
    Nail Yakupov 2013-14 #265 AU (INCOMING)

    Florida
    COMPLETE

    Los Angeles
    Drew Doughty 2008-09 #244 AU
    George Parros 05-06 #160 AU (INCOMING)
    Jonathan Quick 2007-08 #177 - Have his ultimate RC, may stick with that

    Minnesota
    Mathew Dumba 2013-14 #314 AU
    Marco Scandella 2010-11 #229

    Montreal
    Brendan Gallagher 2013-14 #318 AU (INCOMING)

    Nashville
    Mike Santorelli 2009-10 #241 AU
    Colin Wilson 2009-10 #204 AU

    New Jersey
    Keith Kinkaid 2011-12 #203

    New York Islanders
    Josh Bailey 2008-09 #224 AU - Not a pressing need. Got his RC from The Cup :)
    Casey Cizikas 2012-13 #226 AU

    New York Rangers
    Kim Johnsson 1999-2000 #110
    Dominic Moore 2003-04 #127

    Ottawa
    Antoine Vermette 2003-04 #140 AU

    Philadelphia
    COMPLETE

    Phoenix
    COMPLETE

    Pittsburgh
    Sidney Crosby 2005-06 #181 AU (INCOMING)
    Brooks Orpik 2002-03 #200 AU (INCOMING)

    San Jose
    Marcel Goc 2004-05 #96
    Matt Nieto 2013-14 #290 AU (INCOMING)

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

    Tampa Bay
    COMPLETE

    Toronto
    COMPLETE

    Vancouver
    COMPLETE

    Washington
    Connor Carrick 13-14 #291 AU
    Cody Eakin 2011-12 #256 AU
    Alexander Ovechkin 2005-06 #190 AU (INCOMING)

    Winnipeg
    COMPLETE

    Miscellaneous wants:

    1963-64 Parkhurst #42 Alex Faulkner RC
    1968-69 O-Pee-Chee #149 Jean-Paul Parise RC
    1969-70 O-Pee-Chee #198 Lou Nanne RC (INCOMING)
    1974-75 O-Pee-Chee #277 Joe Lundrigan RC
    1974-75 O-Pee-Chee #347 Doug Grant RC
    1975-76 O-Pee-Chee WHA #7 Mark Howe RC
    1978-79 O-Pee-Chee #353 Dave Taylor RC
    1979 Russian National Team #2 Viktor Tikhonov CO
    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
    1980-81 O-Pee-Chee #206 Mike Eaves RC
    1980-81 O-Pee-Chee #317 Craig Hartsburg RC
    1982-83 O-Pee-Chee #166 Curt Giles RC
    1981-82 O-Pee-Chee #280 Dave Pichette RC
    1981-82 O-Pee-Chee #282 Anton Stastny RC (INCOMING)
    1981-82 O-Pee-Chee #269 Peter Stastny RC
    1983-84 O-Pee-Chee #389 Brian Mullen RC
    1984-85 O-Pee-Chee #67 Steve Yzerman RC
    1985-86 O-Pee-Chee #9 Mario Lemieux RC
    1986-87 O-Pee-Chee #47 Clint Malarchuk RC
    1986-87 O-Pee-Chee #53 Patrick Roy RC
    1986-87 O-Pee-Chee #58 Dana Murzyn RC
    1987-88 O-Pee-Chee #145 Brian Lawton RC
    1987-88 O-Pee-Chee #166 Dean Evason RC
    1988-89 O-Pee-Chee #181 Bob Probert RC
    1988-89 O-Pee-Chee #210 Tommy Albelin RC
    (INCOMING)
    1989-90 O-Pee-Chee #142 Shawn Chambers RC (INCOMING)
    1990-91 Bowman #252 Adam Burt RC
    1991-92 Parkhurst #57 Geoff Sanderson RC
    1992-93 Parkhurst #294 Michael Nylander RC (INCOMING)
    1995-96 SP #59 Radek Dvorak RC
    1997-98 Upper Deck #296 Brad Brown RC
    2000-01 Titanium Draft Day Edition #176 Johan Hedberg RC
    2001-02 UD Premier Collection #54 Ales Kotalik RC
    2001-02 UD Premier Collection #66 Nick Schultz RC
    2001-02 UD Premier Collection #96 Sean Avery 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 (INCOMING)
    2006-07 Ultimate Collection #64 Andrej Sekera RC
    2006-07 Ultimate Collection #69 Troy Brouwer RC
    (INCOMING)
    2007-08 Artifacts #200 Joel Ward RC
    2007-08 SP Game Used #171 Bryan Bickell RC
    2007-08 The Cup #106 Johnny Boychuk AU RC
    2007-08 The Cup #111 David Clarkson AU RC
    2007-08 Ultimate Collection #85 Patrick Kaleta RC (INCOMING)
    2008-09 SP Game Used #147 Niklas Hjalmarsson RC
    2008-09 SP Game Used #167 Paul Bissonnette RC
    2010-11 Dominion #158 Matt Bartkowski AU RC
    2010-11 Dominion #215 Alex Stalock AU RC
    2011-12 Ultimate Collection #92 Mike Hoffman RC
    2012-13 The Cup #93 Torey Krug JSY AU/249 RC (INCOMING)
    2013-14 Dominion #151 Jamie Oleksiak JSY AU/299 RC
    2013-14 Panini Titanium #152 Leo Komarov/47 RC
    2013-14 Panini Titanium #285 Nikita Kucherov/86 RC
    2013-14 Panini Titanium #307 Niklas Svedberg/72 RC
    2013-14 Luxury Suite #141 Michael Raffl JSY AU RC
    2013-14 Select #331 Kevin Connauton JSY AU RC

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

    If you can help me, please contact me.

    Tony
    Last edited by Leafsman; 02-08-2015 at 07:31 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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