Cards from the 1911-1912 Imperial Tobacco C55 National Hockey Association (NHA) Hockey Players set. These cards are one of the many 'cigarette cards' released during this time period. Within the hockey card industry, this set is one of the "Three C's" of cigarette sets produced during this time period and predate the NHL. The Three C's refer to the C56, C55 and C57 hockey card sets produced by the Imperial Tobacco Company.
2005-2006 Upper Deck The Cup Sidney Crosby 52/99 Graded BGS 10 Pristine - Now At Auction through PWCC
The Holy Grail of Modern Hockey Cards? 2015-2016 Upper Deck The Cup Connor McDavid Rookie Patch Autograph - Jersey Numbered 97/99
Is this the Holy Grail of modern hockey cards? It very well could be.
Early last week, I was notified of THE 15-16 Connor McDavid Cup Rookie Patch Auto, which is numbered 97 (McDavid's Jersey Number) out of 99 total copies in currently for sale. The card is also Graded PSA 9 Mint.
A beyond impressive card, to say the least.
Eric and I recently spoke about this legendary card on our recent episode of the Center Ice Hockey Card Podcast (which is also available on Apple, Spotify, Google, etc).
This card is currently on Leland's auction site with a current bid of $52,797 USD with over 11 days left in the auction.
Any guesses to how much this McDavid card might sell for when it's all said and done?
Author's Note: This McDavid RPA Sold for a final price of $135,811.20 USD. This does not include the 20% buyers premium.
After my recent How To Start a Hockey Card Collection blog post received a lot of great feedback, I wanted to dive a little deeper and branch these Hobby How To posts into a series of blog posts for young and/or experienced collectors alike in order to help navigate the landscape that is collecting cards as a hobby.
Let's dive into Part Two: How To Start A Player Collection
I'm going to highlight a few points below that I've learned over my years collecting on how to start a Player Collection. These are a collection of tips (pun totally intended) that I wish I'd been told when I was first starting out in this hobby over 15 years ago and continue to learn from today.
Part ll of this blog series, How To Start A Hockey Card Collection: Player Collecting is now Live.
Ahhh, hockey cards. Some people may not understand them, but for those who do or are just starting to, this blog post is definitely for you.
Whether you've been collecting for decades, or collecting for mere minutes, we've all been there. Starting your hockey card collection is the first step to participating in a hobby that has brought me many awesome memories over the years.
But where do you start?
That is the question I'm going to try and tackle today. Below I'll outline some tips that beginner or experienced hobbyists can use as a guide to start their new collections off on the right foot and have some fun along the way:
Author - Aaron
I've been collecting Hockey cards since the late 90's. Mainly the goalies since 2005. I also Co-Host a Hockey Card Podcast.
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