10-24-2012, 09:26 PM #1
Blast from the past hockey insert top 10 list from December 1997
Here's a sports card top ten hockey list of what was hot from a December 1997 magazine.
I'm willing to bet you can get those game used cards now for a fraction of their original selling price.....Trade Bucket: Hidden Content
10-24-2012, 10:17 PM #2
10-24-2012, 11:55 PM #3
I'd imagine those Select Certified Mirror Gold cards are crazy hard to find now. Limited to 30 singles and $2.5k then? wow.PC: ITG/The Cup/Masterpieces/Canada Theoren Fleury, Colin Wilson YGs/RCs, Mike Murphy (BTP + YG excl.), 08/09 BD GUJ K. Lehtonen, 06/07 H+P Gloves B. Comeau, K Ramo RCs, E. Etem #'d RCs, Artifacts Team Canada /299
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10-25-2012, 02:00 AM #4
Awww..that darn Lindros/Lemieux card!
I was trying to get one when I collected Le Magnifique at early 00's but it was so expensive....
Oh man..I feels old now!PC-PLAYERS: Tom Barrasso & Johan Hedberg - Hidden Content
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10-25-2012, 02:44 AM #5
I feel sorry for anybody who bought any at 2k back then and seeing what its worth now. Just goes to show how much the hobby has changed in todays Rookie Patch and Auto world that inserts have dropped off that much. Makes us wonder about the cards we're buying now and what the new trend will be in 20 years.
10-25-2012, 11:03 AM #6
Nobody paid more than 300 dollars for a Select Certified, or Totally Certified Mirror Gold of any player in the Top 5 in the issue. People were much more grounded and sane with their money than they are today.
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10-25-2012, 11:40 AM #7
I found the write-up on Jim Carey interesting.
Talk about a 1-2 year wonder. People forget about all the hype about him for that period. Now his cards are considered commons. I just hope that Steve Mason doesn't follow the same pattern....
10-25-2012, 03:38 PM #8
I saw those mirror golds change hands for well over 1,000$ cash when that product was out. People are still spending stupid money on inserts, check out some of the prices on the Fleer Basketball stuff....
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10-25-2012, 04:04 PM #9
I always found it curious that in the pre-eBay days, "the magazine" based their prices and book values on cards sales and sale prices reported by dealers. Now, I'm not saying the dealers inflated the reported prices but... Higher sale prices meant higher book values. Higher book values meant dealers could charger higher prices.Hidden Content
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...and to a lesser extent
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10-25-2012, 04:18 PM #10