Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Piece of Hockey History

 When the Devils made the Stanley Cup Finals I had envisions of Stanley Cup Commemorative sets and all sorts of cool collectible stuff commemorate an awesome season. Instead, we ran out of gas and LA schooled us in the finals and all the spoils went to the Kings.

Being in the Finals is fun, but losing certainly sucks and I was left with the task of deciding if I still wanted to collect playoff stuff in the 12-13 hockey card sets. I decided in the end to not spend any money on chasing the road to the cup stuff or day with the cup or any playoff inserts for that matter. That is with one exception:

12-13 SP Game Used Stanley Cup Final Materials Net Cord /25
When I saw that SP Game Used would include pieces of Stanley Cup Finals Netting I was intrigued at how rare they would be and the cost. When I saw them pop online they were selling for a price I could live with (especially if you didn't care which player) so I went for a "common" and landed a Mark Fayne version.

As you can see on the back the net cord was from the LA Kings Home games which were 3, 4 and 6. I had a hard time justifying paying serious cash for a star player that would have just included the same cord used in a common player. I do like that the Devils won one of the games this cord was used in and even though we didn't win the Cup it was a Finals appearance and I have a piece of the action. What are your thoughts on these types of cards? 

I do have one small complaint and that is they are SUPER thick. I am not sure exactly how thick but I can't squeeze mine into a 180pt holder. I think I may need a 240 for it, but at this time there isn't any at my LCS so I have it in a 10 card acrylic case for the meantime. 

6 comments:

  1. That's pretty cool how it was used in the game the Kings won the cup! How much did you pay for it - I might think of picking up one for myself! About it's thickness, I like thicker cards. I feel more quality and its harder to damage. ;) Nice pickup!

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    1. They vary greatly in price...I have seen some go for as little as 18 with shipping and some go well over 200 dollars. Just need to be patient and not care who you get...I saw the card I bought go for 30 with shipping, but I stole mine for 18.25 :)

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  2. I hadn't heard of those, but VERY cool!

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    1. Thanks I totally agree...awesome idea by UD!

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  3. I would buy a Brodeur for my Marty PC if the price is right, even though that loss in the finals still hurts.

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    1. Awesome to hear from a Marty fan! Good luck tracking one down, I would if I had the extra cash flow.

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