Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hockey Card of the Day: 1989-90 OPC #192 Grant Fuhr

  • I recently won this card on Twitter, and it's a pretty sharp copy.  A lot of 89-90 OPC cards have centering issues, but this isn't one of them.  
  • 92 career playoff wins and 6 playoff shutouts shows that he was definitely a money goaltender.  4 Stanley Cup rings, and a below 3.00 GAA shows that he stepped up his game in the post season.
  • Market watch:  23 copies of this card currently on COMC, ranging from 49 cents to $1.75!  I would believe that the lower end of the range is more appropriate for this card/set.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hockey Card of the Day: 1999-00 MVP Silver Signature #146 Eric Lindros

  • Maybe one day I'll work on finishing another one of these silver signature sets.  I've always liked the MVP brand, especially the price point.
  • Congrats on reaching the Hockey Hall of Fame Eric!!
  • Market Watch:  1 copy of this card on COMC, priced at $3.05 (28% discount).  I would say that's about right for the big E.
  • 98/99 is when the NHL started keeping Time on Ice stats.  Eric averaged 22:56 per game which is big for a forward, especially one who took a lot of punishment as Eric did.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hockey card of the day: 2001-02 UD Vintage #111 Roberto Luongo

  • Still going strong, Bobby Lu will turn 40 at the end of the 2018-19 season.
  • Needs 14 wins this season to pass Ed Belfour for 3rd all time.  He would then only trail Roy and Brodeur on the wins list.
  • Market watch:  2 copies of this card currently on COMC, priced at $2.73 & $2.74.  Shop around, 8 copies currently on Sportlots all for 18 cents apiece.
  • Would have loved to have seen some background on this set, which mirrors the 75-76 OPC/Topps design. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Hockey card of the day--2014-15 UD MVP #138 Gustav Nyquist

  • I need to pay closer attention to more teams in the NHL.  I had no idea that 2015-16 was Gustav's 5th season in the NHL.  I only remember hearing his name on telecasts during the last 2...
  • Another player doing well for himself even though he hasn't had a huge season numbers wise in the NHL yet.   27 & 28 goal campaigns have earned him a 4 year contract with a cap hit of $4.75 million.
  • The odds on the horse bearing his surname today are 3-5 (as of this writing).  Almost not worth betting on....
- Robert

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hockey card of the day--2012-13 OPC Stickers #S-82 Logan Couture

  • 19 points so far in the playoffs...maybe headed for the Conn Smythe trophy?
  • I didn't know that he made $6 million a year.  Not bad for a player who hasn't scored more than 32 goals or 67 points in a season.
  • Would love to know how this photo was taken.  It appears that someone was right behind the net as the photo was snapped...
- Robert

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hockey card of the day--1979-80 OPC #38 Wayne Stephenson

  • Great mask.  The days of the full fiberglass mask are long gone, but there were some great designs on them back in the 70's
  • Wayne didn't debut in the NHL until he was 27 years old.   He spent a decade in the league with the Blues, Flyers and Capitals.  Wayne won a Cup with the Flyers in 1974-75
  • The first jersey number that Wayne wore in the NHL with the Blues was 25.  Not sure if any other goalie in the league ever wore 25...
- Robert