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01-30-2012, 08:33 PM
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What brand of hockey cards are most valuable

Never collected hockey cards before but when I collected football cards bowman's were always what I collected. What are the top hockey brands?

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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

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While everything now is made by Upper Deck, isn't Upper Deck "The Cup" the most expensive nowadays?

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Never collected hockey cards before but when I collected football cards bowman's were always what I collected. What are the top hockey brands?
Opee-Chee and Bowman are valuable prior to the early 80's. Upper Deck is avg. at best. "The Cup" cards are way way to expensive IMO. I would much rather purchase NHL memorabilia myself.

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Opee-Chee and Bowman are valuable prior to the early 80's. Upper Deck is avg. at best. "The Cup" cards are way way to expensive IMO. I would much rather purchase NHL memorabilia myself.
Amen.

For the price of one good card from "The Cup" you could buy yourself an assload of kick ass goodies like a jersey, or some signed n framed photos etc. instead.

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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.


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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.

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the one's before the economy tanked....if you have to invest in hockey cards....buy stuff...pre 90's and older.

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Amen.

For the price of one good card from "The Cup" you could buy yourself an assload of kick ass goodies like a jersey, or some signed n framed photos etc. instead.
Thats a tad of an exaggeration.. really.. the vast vast majority of cup singles sell for under 100.. Now actually buying a box/case then yea.. you have a point.

I 3rd the sportscardforum.com recommendations.. I may be a bit biased but that's ok.

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Thats a tad of an exaggeration.. really.. the vast vast majority of cup singles sell for under 100.. Now actually buying a box/case then yea.. you have a point.
That's what I meant.

I mean what if, you bought a box of "The Cup" and only got one truly good card....if that.

To me it's not worth it. Hence why I said you could buy yourself an assload of kick ass goodies like an Authentic jersey, or some signed n framed photos etc. instead.

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Upper Deck has a series called The Cup. It sells for 400 dollars. It comes with 6 cards. They have jersey cut outs, draft board pieces ( yes they cut of pieces of the draft board), and signed cards.

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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.

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ITG Ultimate always intrigued me if I had an unlimited budget. They had 1/1 cut auto's from guys who played pre-war I think.

I'm personally more into displayable memorabilia than anything but if you want to buy the most expensive set, just start building 51-52 Parkhurst haha.

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