Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
90-91 and 91-92 Pro Set Holograms
Friday, May 27, 2011
Ebay Deal - "authentic one of a kind Wayne Gretzky rookie card"
Thursday, May 26, 2011
10-11 Panini Sticker Pack Break
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Norm Ullman and Ron Ellis TTM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Countdown to draft day - Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques
Friday, May 20, 2011
1991 Classic Draft Picks
Back in the early 90’s, not only were sets being mass produced, there also seemed to be dozens of different sets released. Classic and 7th inning sketch are two examples of releases that focused on stars from the CHL and players who were drafted by NHL clubs. During my first life as a hockey card collector, I believed many of those early 90’s cards would be worth something someday. In my second life as a collector I know that is total BS. I remember getting a factory sealed set of ’91 Classic Hockey for about 5 bucks and I decided that I would NEVER open it and someday it will be worth something.
Well someday is now, and it is worth less I paid. However, some people like this person believe that a set limited to just 360 000 serial numbered sets should be worth $250. Meanwhile, there are many other people on eBay who disagree and have theirs listed for around 3-5 bucks.
So to see WHO was right, I turned to the most trusted resources in sports card collecting and it turns out the set is indeed worthless (BV $3). So what harm is there is opening mine up and actually seeing what cards are inside…….Down the Rabbit Hole we go!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Young Guns vs Victory Black
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Kelly Hrudey TTM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Countdown to draft day - Chicago Blackhawks
Friday, May 13, 2011
Kovy puts a fork in Canada
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Red Kelly TTM
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Worst Player In Video Game History
Countdown to draft day - Carolina Hurricanes/Whalers
Monday, May 9, 2011
Is Joel Ward the second coming of John Druce?
Friday, May 6, 2011
Marcel Dionne Debate
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Mike Gartner - TTM
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Victory Black Print Run
Last year I bought a box of 09-10 UD Series 2 and I shared my break with you. See post here:
Times have changed in Victory land, gold and black cards are much easier to pull now than they were in 05-06. Upper Deck stopped numbering the cards in 06-07 and more recently, they started releasing 1 rookie and 1 regular black parallel in each case of UD Series 2.
So how many Victory black rookies are there? If you look on eBay, sellers are taking advantage of the idea they are still numbered to 5, but that hasn’t been true since 2006. There is no way of REALLY knowing how many there are, but I can tell you the minimum number of them.
The key to calculating the number rests in the fact that UD exclusives cards are numbered and seeded. There are 250 cards in the 09-10 Series 2 set, of which, Upper Deck produced 100 numbered cards of each of them. These cards are distributed at a rate of 1 in 48 hobby packs. That means there are 1.2 million hobby packs produced for 09-10 UD Series 2. If you factor in there are 2 Victory black cards for each 288 packs (the number in a case) then you are looking at about 8333 Victory black cards in all those hobby packs. If there are 90 victory cards in the update set, that means there are 92 Victory black cards for each card in the set.
92 is the minimum number, if you factor in there could also be Victory black in retail and fat packs that number would be higher. If they distributed the cards unevenly (ie the imbalance between 50 regular and 40 rookie cards in that set, that number could also rise).
Either way, it seems to expect there are only 5 victory black rookies is quite unreasonable now as the number seems more like 100. If you find yourself wanting to buy a victory black card on eBay, keep this in mind. Sure these numbers are only applicable to the 09-10 Victory Update set, but I imagine the numbers aren’t much different for the 10-11 Victory Update set as well. In fact I think the reasonable expectation is a print run of about 80-100 Victory black cards.
Monday, May 2, 2011
The Swap Meet
Wayne did play in the NHL and of all the WHA cards there he was the most notable. Paid 50 cents for this one.