So, ive been to two NHL games this month. Given my addictive personality, ive begun looking at hockey cards again, because who doesnt love addiction? lol
it's been a learning process for sure. i was a huge hockey card collector 20 years ago, and even dabbled it in a little back in 2009 when John Tavares was a rookie. But then it kind of tapered off (again)
So, now its all new and fresh again. lots of learning. when starting a new focus, it gives you a fresh start, and you get to do it the way you want to.
NHL Hockey Cards are difficult. Collectors are very very picky. Team alliance is STRONG. almost to the point of them HATING players on other teams. that leads to a lot of hobby "coldness" for some players that you would think would be popular across the country. that just doesnt seem to be the case.
There are a lot of really good young scorers in the NHL right now. i wonder if there will ever be a day when the hobby comes to love a player that is not from North America, specifically Canada. Sure Ovechkin is popular, but his card prices would be higher if he were not Russian.
Ive settled on two brands that id like to focus on. Knowing me, this is bound to change. Hell, it's changed a few times since last week even! ha. .... Upper Deck Young Guns and SPA Future Watch. That covers the base card, and the oncard auto card. Naturally, then will be in BGS/PSA form, but with more desire to own them in BGS form.