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12-01-2012, 07:14 PM
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Speaking of hockey cards, I want to know who's got one of these:


Because me and my buddies would buy packs of Topps 71-72 cards every morning on the way to school until we all had the entire set in duplicates.... except for this one card!!!! Pretty slick of Topps to keep this one out of circulation so we'd keep buying and buying!
This is my favourite vintage design. I even make custom cards based on that design like the one in my avatar though I make the back look like it matches the front rather than the old cardboard back on those ones. O-Pee-Chee and Topps used to make the same sets back then though O-Pee-Chee would usually do the Cdn teams, their back would be billingual, and the picture quality was a bit better especially on the 80s ones where you could tell the difference. So maybe you can find the ones you were missing from O-Pee-Chee '71. Unfortunately 1971 or 72 and before is when cards start to get expensive so I don't have too many of them. Here's a custom I made, the front anyways:


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Royal York?
Actually no, the Westbury Hotel on Wood Street right behind the Gardens. Developed & owned by Loews who at one time had hotels & theatres all over North America and Europe. Now called the Marriot Courtyard, went up in 1956. In the 60's, 70's & 80's a lot of the incoming Leaf players, rookies, trade acquisitions were put up there as well; all kinds of stories not fit for a PG site like hf.

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Actually no, the Westbury Hotel on Wood Street right behind the Gardens. Developed & owned by Loews who at one time had hotels & theatres all over North America and Europe. Now called the Marriot Courtyard, went up in 1956. In the 60's, 70's & 80's a lot of the incoming Leaf players, rookies, trade acquisitions were put up there as well; all kinds of stories not fit for a PG site like hf.
It must be the hotel I stayed during the 1991 Canada Cup. Team Sweden and Team Finland were there too, so it was cool to see the players hanging around. I remember being in the same elevator with young Teemu Selänne, just the two of us
It was handy the hotel was so near the Maple Leaf Gardens, because when we went to see the semifinal Canada-Sweden, I accidently took a wrong ticket with me, but had still time to go back to the hotel and get right ticket.

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12-02-2012, 06:58 PM
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I'm collect quite a bit. I collect only from my favorite teams.
The highlight of my collection is a Montreal expos big o staduim seat signed by many members of the 1981 pennant team.

http://www.rantingrocket.com

Sadly with work and school I have not been able to update as much as I wish.

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I have some pretty neat stuff. Mostly old cards and magazines. Don't touch anything post 1980 and mainly focus on the 50's. Have pretty much stopped at this point as too expensive. My favs are old hockey blueline magazines from the 50's and the 54-55 Topps hockey cards. Lucky a lot of my favorite players were not superstars so I was able to pick up good value. Also, don't care about autographs.

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I have about 450 all different Wayne Gretzky cards...about 2000 all different Oiler cards dating back to Gretzky's rookie year...I have about 35 binders of cards of players from all NHL teams (including defunct teams) with one card of each player that played for them. Of course with this collection you're always looking for more cards.

One of my favorite pieces is a paper hat from the Edmonton Journal that says 'Go For Three-Peat' 1985-86 season. Also I have Valentines Day cards (with player pics) that were handed out on Valentines Day at an Oilers game in the mid-80's. My best deal was buying a near 1970-71 OPC set in 1990 for $40.

Yes, I grew up an Oiler fan in 1980's!

Anybody else out there with tonnes of Oilers memoribilia?

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I have about 450 all different Wayne Gretzky cards...about 2000 all different Oiler cards dating back to Gretzky's rookie year...I have about 35 binders of cards of players from all NHL teams (including defunct teams) with one card of each player that played for them. Of course with this collection you're always looking for more cards.

One of my favorite pieces is a paper hat from the Edmonton Journal that says 'Go For Three-Peat' 1985-86 season. Also I have Valentines Day cards (with player pics) that were handed out on Valentines Day at an Oilers game in the mid-80's. My best deal was buying a near 1970-71 OPC set in 1990 for $40.

Yes, I grew up an Oiler fan in 1980's!

Anybody else out there with tonnes of Oilers memoribilia?
There's a guy out there named Shawn Chaulk who's got an Oilers collection that you'd have to see to believe.

To explain why, he auctioned some of his extras that didn't fit the permanent collection...
http://www.gamewornauctions.net/cata...ion-112-1.html

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My favs are old hockey blueline magazines from the 50's and the 54-55 Topps hockey cards.
Ive never collected anything really, but if I was going to, I fondly remember those little plastic coins or "discs" that came in packages of Shirriff Jello & Pudding in the late 50's & early 60's. About the size of a Silver Dollar or Loonie. Head shot of the player on one side in full colour. Wouldnt mind sourcing a full set of those things, and I believe they offered plaques that you could insert the coins in for display purposes.... cards I was never much into. Just gimme the gum that used to come in the pack, good to go.

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I used to collect game-worn jerseys back in the 70's, but in a moment of temporary insanity and financial need, sold them all. I had some killer items that would be in high demand today, such as:
Oakland Seals first year Bert Marshall home dark green
California Seals Len Frig road teal
LA Kings original design home and road gold/purple
Atlanta Flames home white
Pitt. Penguins Mario Faubert road blue (last year before changing to black/gold colors)

WHA:
Alberta Oilers first year road orange Bob Fitchner
Indianapolis Racers road blue
Chicago Cougars road yellow

If no name listed its because I don't remember the player's name.

Just typing this out is making me sad....

I own the Fitchner jersey you are describing

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I have an unused official NHL trade form stolen from the New York Islanders table at the 2006 NHL entry draft.
Picture please.

Anyway, how do you collect this signed sticks ... ?

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I'm not a collector but my most prized possession is a game puck from a friendly played between Sweden and the Czech Republic in 1996, just a few days before the World Cup was about to start. Sundin, Foppa et al played which made a big impression on me, Sweden trounced the Czechs 6-1 but I remember being bummed that Jagr wasn't playing. I had my autograph book (with zero autographs in it) with me and didn't manage to get any, the assistant coach Slavomir Lener (Who still works with them!) noticed me and motioned with the puck towards me. I remember he looked surprised when I answered "Dakujem".

Some 10 years later I had shot away all of my pucks into the snow at the outdoor rink, my mom suggested I use that puck. I almost threw a tantrum just at the idea.

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I am the lowest of the low budget gameworn jersey collectors. I have a pretty modest collection and have a long term objective to have one of every style of jersey ever worn by the Senators (including patches). I have a bunch of Ottawa 67s jerseys too. I also have a small collection of game used pucks (Olympics, World Juniors, NHL playoffs) but I don't really seriously collect pucks, just pick them up as opportunities present themselves.

I have a pretty decent collection of hockey books, many history related, though not as big as some others on this forum.

The mention above of the stolen trade form reminds me of the collection of documentation that I have from the Edmonton Oilers training camp a few years back. I was in Edmonton on business and the hotel I was staying in was obviously the same hotel the team was putting up players in. When I checked into my room, there was a bunch of paperwork that had been slid underneath the door containing a detailed schedule, the times of each players' medical and a bunch of other information about training camp. Nothing was really personal but it was stuff that the media probably didn't have. I found it interesting and still have it kicking around somewhere.


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I own the Fitchner jersey you are describing
Did you acquire it back in the late 70's through Sports Collector's Digest publication? That would have been where I sold it.

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Did you acquire it back in the late 70's through Sports Collector's Digest publication? That would have been where I sold it.
Uh oh. The Fitchner Jersey...
And now you want it back SF?

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I have a small collection of game worn IIHF jersey's.

I also own the world's biggest and most valuable Evgeni Nabokov hockey card collection!

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Uh oh. The Fitchner Jersey...
And now you want it back SF?
No, I can't afford to buy it back. Nor any of the other defunct NHL and WHA jerseys I had back in the day...

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