02-12-2013, 04:01 PM #11
We have sanity in hockey cards? The Nuge has scored a grand total of 18 career NHL goals, his Cup card/99 on Ebay, asking 10k!! Seems a little nutty to me! Even 1800.00 for Seguin, he is very good, but 60 goals some day? Maybe but doubtful, seems there is no where for the price to go but down. jmho
02-12-2013, 04:56 PM #12
I am sure glad I don't just collect hockey. However, there has been some major boosts in hockey. Eg. Sidney Crosby ygs could of been had for like $100 a pop early on and then he peaked around $350. That is a pretty big boost I would say. Cory Schneider cup arp auto rcs were going for low before and now they go for over $100 easily. Another example of people paying crazy amounts in hockey is a James Reimer cup auto rc. That card could have been had for like under $40 bucks and then it jumped to like $200+. There are hockey cards that has major jumps based on hype. I guess using Crosby as an example is a bad example for unknown players. But in terms of price jumps, it is a good example.
And back to the Jeremy Lin explosion. Man I wish had higher bids on all his auto rcs. I was putting bids of $10 on all his auto rcs. Although I won quite a few, lots were ending around $15-$20. Wish I had it all.
Aaron Rodgers- Got to love football. His playoff contenders auto rcs were around $75-$100 and I was lucky to get a few. And after he won the super bowl, it was a $500 card easily. Also his exquisite auto rc patch could of been had for around 200-350, and now they go for over 1K easily. I am glad I stocked up. I felt sorry for the folks investing in Alex Smith, Cadillac Williams and Ronnie Brown. I got burned too getting a Cadillac Williams and Ronnie Brown ARP from exquisite.
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02-12-2013, 05:54 PM #13
in the last 4-5 years the closest i've seen has been Stamkos. His Cup RC's could be had for 500$-700$ for a time before his second season. His ICE rc /99 could be had for 300-400$. After/during that second season his Cup /99 started selling for 3k$ and up. While his ice was going for 1500$. Values havn't dropped that much since either.TOP WANTS 07/08 ITG Ultimate Cornerstones /9
any and all
02-12-2013, 06:07 PM #14
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02-12-2013, 07:01 PM #16
It all comes down to the fan base. The other three big sports have a way bigger following than hockey does, therefor when someone starts to heat up there are enough people getting caught up in it to start a frenzy. By comparison there just aren't enough hockey collectors out there to really drive prices over the edge.
It's another reason why Gretzky autographs don't sell anywhere close to guys like Jordan even though they are both considered to be the greatest ever in their respective sports. If hockey had the following that basketball does worldwide you wouldn't be able to find a Gretzky autograph for any less than $400.- Kevin
02-12-2013, 07:22 PM #17
I vaguely remember when Vince Carter came on the scene in Canada, the Raptors, there was a pretty huge buzz, was bummed at the time I could not afford his rc....I don't follow the sport at all anymore but probably better off I didn't invest in VC...How does Gretzky's rc compare in price to Jordan?
02-12-2013, 07:39 PM #18
Yup I remember my friend pulling his sp authentic rc /3500 from a pack and then sold it for $300. He felt he was ripped off big time because after VC won the dunk contest it shot up to $750+. But in the end, he should be glad he got $300 for it because the card dropped big time. 98-99 was a big year for basketball in terms of base rcs being numbered. That goes for the same for hockey that year as well and the craze over milan hejduk sp rc.
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