Depends how much money you want to spend. If you want to spend about $500 for 5/6 cards, buy a tin of The Cup. If you're looking for something more practical, Upper Deck comes out with "Series 1/2" every year which is your basic set. A box of 24 packs costs about $70 I think. You'll get 2 jersey cards in a box, 6 rookies, sometimes an autograph if you're lucky. Like I said it all depends how much money you want to spend. Series 1 and 2 are always my favorites
There's only 3 companies out there that are making hockey cards nowadays. Upperdeck, Panini and In the Game. All 3 companies produce a good amount of different sets. I've always bought upperdeck, Series 1 is good to start with, there young gun rookies are pretty popular, I also like Black Diamond and SP authentic. All 3 can be had for around $100 each for a hobby box. Dominion from Panini and The Cup from Upperdeck both cost a small fortune $400-500 but it's your best bet for that huge hit.
Check out sportscardforum.com it's a trading/buying/selling site, you should find all the answers you need there.
Last edited by Bring_Bak_Damphousse: 01-31-2012 at 09:53 PM.
I can suggest sportscardforum as well. Very good site. I'm actually putting all my cards into their inventory manager. Lots to sell(preferred) or trade.
There are all ranges of stuff you can buy. Cheap(Score, Donruss) Expensive(The Cup or anything where you pay alot but you get very few cards) Because they are almost always going to be hits(high value cards) autographs, game used.
If you need anything let me know. Always looking to move cards.
The hockey card market tanked a while back, including Gretzky and Howe rookies (Gretzky $800 to $550 and Howe $3000 to $2500). Memorabilia is a better purchase and a more enjoyable one. You can display it somewhere vs. a little hockey card. I think resale favors memorabilia as well.