Monday, February 27, 2017

Joe Sakic card #176 1995-96 Collector's Choice You Crash the Game Gold Prize #C9

  • I was worried about how the gold foil would scan.  No worries anymore.
  • I accidentally bought this card twice on COMC.  The other one is awaiting sale, I'm hoping someone will need it sometime soon.
  • Turns out I still need the 3 base gold cards from this set as well.  I'm sure that they'll be difficult to find...
- Robert

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Joe Sakic card #175 1996-97 Upper Deck Hart Hopefuls Bronze #HH20


  • Actually had to increase the brightness on the scan in order to be able to see the writing on the card.  
  • The back of the card says "One of 5,000".  But the card isn't serial numbered.  Would have preferred that.
  • Still need the Gold version of this card, which I believe are limited to 100 copies.  There are none on COMC, but the one copy I did find on ebay was listed for $20 (not bad IMO), but is missing the serial number.   That kind of worries me...
- Robert

Joe Sakic card #174 1996-97 Upper Deck Hart Hopefuls Silver #HH20

  • It's very tough to tell for sure, but in hand you can see the player just behind Joe is a Red Wing, and it appears that the number 19 is on the sleeve, leading me to believe that the player is Steve Yzerman.
  • As I've mentioned before, need to take a better look at my cards.  Never realized that this card is numbered 925/1000.  
  • The Bronze version (which appears later today) is listed at $5, and the silver multiplier is 1.5 to 2.5x.  So a ball park of 7.50-12.5 on price.  Good thing I don't have to chase these anymore!
  • This card is post #450--just 50 more to 500.  Still better than I ever would have imagined for this blog.  I guess it's because I'm really enjoying these quick 3-4 line posts.  I'm also taking a few seconds to actually look at the card at little more closely, a lot of times noticing or learning something new.
- Robert

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Joe Sakic card #173 1996-97 Collectors Choice MVP Gold #UD5


  • Love the silver "border" on the left hand side of the card and how it represents skate scratches on an ice surface.  Definitely something a little different.
  • Bio on the back:  6 of Joe's 18 goals in the 95-96 were game winning goals, at the time an NHL record.  It has been since beaten by Brad Richards who had 7 game winners in the 03-04 Stanley Cup run by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
  • Could not find any listings for the Gold parallel of the MVP card, but the base silver is relatively cheap, ranging anywhere from 70 cents to $1.50 for the 6 copies currently on COMC.
- Robert

Friday, February 24, 2017

Jim Thome card #174 1999 Topps Finest #4

  • Don't think in this case that Jim got all of the ball.  He's looking straight ahead instead of up.  Maybe a liner to center for a single?
  • Bio on the back:  First at-bat off the disabled list after missing six weeks with a broken hand, Jim hit a homer.  
  • Jim's '99 Finest card is listed in Beckett for a buck, the entire 300 card set is pretty reasonable at $60.  This would be one of those sets that you'd be better off buying complete rather than trying to find singles on the cheap...
- Robert

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Joe Sakic card #172 1996-97 Pinnacle #201

  • 4 different parallels of this card.  Rink Collection, Foil, Artist Proof and Premium Stock.   Overkill.
  • One card I would really like to have from the 96-97 Pinnacle release is the Gretzky/Sakic Team Pinnacle card.  Guess for $20 I can pick up the card here...
  • Bio on the back:  "Joe showed in 1995-96 why, on his draft day, scouts compared him to Wayne Gretzky.  In 1995-96, he had 12 two-goal games and 36 multiple-point outings."  Would love to know why if he was compared to Gretzky that Joe wasn't even the first player that Quebec took in the draft.  
- Robert

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Jim Thome card #173 1999 Ovation #25

  • 2nd card of Thome in recent days where the card # matched his jersey number.  Very cool.
  • I've always loved the feel of the Ovation cards, the stitches made to feel like a baseball.  Again, very cool.
  • Career homer #173 came off of Brad Radke of the Twins, 6/29/99.  It was his first homer as a DH in '99 and tied the game at 3 in the 5th.  The Indians would score 2 in the 9th to emerge with a 5-4 win.  
- Robert

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Joe Sakic card #171 1996-97 SP #34

  • On the back, there is another shot of Joe holding the Stanley Cup.  Also on the back it mentions that Joe won player of the week honors during the first week of the 96-97 season with 3g, 6a.
  • Looking at the card when moving it from the binder to the scanner, I thought to myself "I hope that the SPx logo in the background shows up on the scan".  Sure enough....
  • There's one seller that has 6 copies of this card up for sale on COMC.  All at $1.45.  Overkill & overpriced, in my own opinion...
- Robert

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jim Thome card #172 1999 Upper Deck MVP #65

  • I collected a LOT of the MVP brand when it first came out.  I have a silver signature parallel set on the hockey side to prove it.
  • Bio on the back:  "...had four homers in Cleveland's ALCS loss to the Yankees, giving him 12 career post-season roundtrippers."  Jim would hit 4 more in the '99 postseason, and then his 17th and final post season homer would be hit in 2001.  All 17 were hit with the Indians.
  • 6 copies of this card currently on COMC, anywhere from 75 cents to $1.24.  Card lists for 50 cents.  You make the call.
- Robert

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Joe Sakic card #170 1996-97 Upper Deck #240


  • To me, I think it's cool when you see a card and you think of another blogger and one of his collections right away.  I'd bet money that Brett already has this card in his collection...
  • Bio on the back:  "Sakic's superb all around play in each round of the 1996 playoffs made choosing the Conn Smythe Trophy winner an easy task."  Yes it did.
  • 5 copies of this card currently on COMC.  Cheapest?  $1.  Most expensive?  $2.25.  I know Joe is considered a star card, but when the guide lists this card at 30 to 75 cents, people need to get a grip.   Just my opinion...
- Robert