Super Collecting is a term that get's thrown around a bunch, but when you see one, you just know.
Collecting one player is often enough for most, but what do you do when you have more than one favourite player? Well, in Derrick's case, you super collect them both, of course.
Allow me to introduce Derrick and his two super collections of Lee Stempniak & Cal Clutterbuck:
Hello all – name is Derrick aka geschrocks33 most places. I started collecting as a kid playing hockey because my dad and uncle both had sports cards/memorabilia. I remember being at a hockey tournament where someone had a table of hockey cards and I got my dad to purchase me a Patrick Roy
What/Who Do You Collect?
I’ve always just had a collector mentality. From when I was a little kid, I always had something. I think this comes from my dad, who when he was a kid had a bunch of HotWheels and models that he built and was also into racing so had a few die-cast. So as I was a kid I slowly started collecting things. First
Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?
I’m from Buffalo so the obvious choice is to collect things from the hometown team. As far as the others, I’ve been a huge Colorado Avalanche fan since I was kid playing goalie (thanks Patrick Roy) and that also led to the collecting of goalie stuff. As a goalie myself, you learn to appreciate the great goalies
What’s Your Favourite Card or Item(s)?
"This would be a huge list as I think it’s hard to pick favorites, but for Clutterbuck I’d have to say my 2
Limited “Manufacturers Mark” 1/1’s (2 different years), the Dominion Silver Ensigns Shield 1/1 (the only
shield in my collection), and the Young Guns High Gloss /10 which I think is just one of those staples in a
My Stempniak PC is even harder to pick favorite’s, as I have a few 1/1’s in my PC that are just beauties, but I’ll narrow it down to a few below:
These cards are incredible in person if you’ve never had a chance to see them.
I added this to the list because of its rarity and the uniqueness of the card. It’s an intriguing
group of 4 players and finds Stempniak paired with some pretty great company.
To complete this entire rainbow given that 3 of the 4 are numbered to 25 or less is awesome to
me. The Black RC 1/1 changed hands multiple times and I would consider it my favorite card of
I’ve added these, because they are my 2 favorite gamers in my PC. I have 5 Stempniak gamers including a playoff one, but these two are by far my favorite and the most unique.
I’ve had people offer me other gamers in return for one of these and turned it down because of how unique they are. To my knowledge, these are his only AHL game used jerseys which is why they’ve garnered interest from other folks. I was lucky enough to win them both from the same person at the same time,
and they’ve been in my collection since.
Honorable Mentions: Boston Bruins Goal Puck (assisted by Bergeron and Marchand), 13/14 Prism Finite
Black Auto 1/1, 06/07 Autofacts Gold Auto 1/1, 05/06 Fleer Ultra Ice Medallion RC /25 (next to
impossible to find), and my custom created Upper Deck Young Guns RC for him as he didn’t have a YG
during his rookie year despite all of his other releases.
What's On Your Current Wantlist? Are there any ‘White Whales’ you’d like to add one day?
I won’t list my entire wantlist but rather list a few cards I’d like to get my hands on if anyone has leads on them.
Contact Info: How can other collector's reach out to you?
Hobby Insider/Sports Card Forum/ePack – geschrocks33
Cards From Derrick's Player Collections:
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