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    European/International cards

    Is the card collecting thing as big in Europe as it is over here in NA? I have never seen these kinds of cards for sale over here, and would love to have some cards, especially representing the Swedish leagues, but also others. Are they worth more/less over here than over there?
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    Judging by the number of European members on the boards I think it's safe to say that it's a pretty big deal overseas. Many Finnish collectors out there are incredibly enthusiastic about their native-born sons that make it, as can be seen by how much a Jesse Joensuu rarity can fetch if two of the well-heeled collectors get into a bidding war. Guys like Selanne and Koivu are as well-revered over there as any Canadian is in Canada.

    As for their releases, it's a tough go. Because we North Americans don't have much access to see the SEL, DEL, KHL, and other major European hockey leagues, there's not much enthusiasm here for the products that originate from Europe. Sure, if our guys from the NHL go to Europe during the lockout and get included, people may pursue those cards, but I don't see too many card shops looking to order cases of Swedish Elite League products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGM81 View Post
    Judging by the number of European members on the boards I think it's safe to say that it's a pretty big deal overseas. Many Finnish collectors out there are incredibly enthusiastic about their native-born sons that make it, as can be seen by how much a Jesse Joensuu rarity can fetch if two of the well-heeled collectors get into a bidding war. Guys like Selanne and Koivu are as well-revered over there as any Canadian is in Canada.

    As for their releases, it's a tough go. Because we North Americans don't have much access to see the SEL, DEL, KHL, and other major European hockey leagues, there's not much enthusiasm here for the products that originate from Europe. Sure, if our guys from the NHL go to Europe during the lockout and get included, people may pursue those cards, but I don't see too many card shops looking to order cases of Swedish Elite League products.
    Yeah, that is sort of what I thought. I was just wondering if there was some kind of access in the hockey "hotbed" parts of the US, or even in Canada. Memebr Sortguld PM'ed me about some of the Swedish product, which is what I am mainly interested in, so I will hopefully get some info from him as he is from Sweden.

    I also have another question that you might be able to help me with...(I already posted something a bout it in the Inventory section), but how do you add cards to the inventory that the search can't find? My example being my Grant Fuhr rookie card
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    Fuhr rookie card should be easy to find as he only has the one OPC RC. Just ensure that you've got your search parameters correct (Name, Sport, Year, etc.) and it should pop up with no issue. See below.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGM81 View Post
    Fuhr rookie card should be easy to find as he only has the one OPC RC. Just ensure that you've got your search parameters correct (Name, Sport, Year, etc.) and it should pop up with no issue. See below.
    Yeah, I thought that might be what happened. I am not at home where my cards are right now, and couldn't remember what year, or what type it was (it has been 20+ years since I have seen that stuff). I am heading home next week to break everything back out of the closet and start getting reacquainted! That is just one of the more valuable cards I remember having...
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    most anything I have more than 1 of in my SCF inventory is FT...PM me for info
    Always looking to add to these team collections: Toronto Maple Leafs; Pittsburgh Steelers; Cincinnati Reds; Notre Dame; Team Sweden Hockey

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    Nice - I just had a similar experience about a month ago when I went into the crawlspace at my mom's house. Unearthed two boxes full of my old cards from the 80's and 90's. Some nifty stuff. Most of it probably not worth very much, but still nifty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RGM81 View Post
    Nice - I just had a similar experience about a month ago when I went into the crawlspace at my mom's house. Unearthed two boxes full of my old cards from the 80's and 90's. Some nifty stuff. Most of it probably not worth very much, but still nifty.
    Yeah, I am finding that my late 80's/early 90's stuff is not worth as much as I hoped it would have been, but I never really collected for monetary purposes any way. It was more of a connection to the game/players/history, and familial things. It is cool to come across a card worth money, but I don't see myself as one of those who will "play the game" exclusively to make money. I am a set builder for the most part, and also like to collect for my most favorite players and teams.
    Hidden Content <- my wants
    most anything I have more than 1 of in my SCF inventory is FT...PM me for info
    Always looking to add to these team collections: Toronto Maple Leafs; Pittsburgh Steelers; Cincinnati Reds; Notre Dame; Team Sweden Hockey

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