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.