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Old 04-16-2021, 12:10 AM
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Love the Sobeys stamp on the album!
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Love the Sobeys stamp on the album!
You know it is funny. I never knew that these could be bought at the store. I always just assumed that they were a mail in item only. But yes that stamp means a lot for me as well. I live in Nova Scotia. Only about 60 miles from this store. But yet I bought this album more the 3000 miles away in Alberta.So after a long journey it has made its way back home. Well close to home.Thanks.
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Good News: I picked up this '51 Parkhurst Ted Lindsay HOF RC!
Bad News: I discovered some mistakes on my wantlist and had to add back on about ten cards that for some reason I had marked off Now 1/2 way completed at 53 have and 52 need.
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This has to be one of the earliest hockey cards Iíve seen. Itís hammered but I love it.



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Great Atlantic did some interesting cards
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A card (Morenz) and a photo (Conacher), both beaters but new to me.
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And two more recent photos (1950 and 59, I think).
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And two more recent photos (1950 and 59, I think).
Nice pick ups, Frank.

That Plante pic brings back memories of the pics I seen of Sawchuk.
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:46 PM
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Man, Sawchuk was awesome. And what a mug!

I believe the Plante picture was from the game in '59 where a puck broke his nose and he went to the locker room, grabbed a mask he used in practice, and wore it onto the ice. Although there had been a few leather fittings here and there over the year, it was essentially the birth of the mask in pro hockey. If I remember it correctly....
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Not to get too nitpicking.... but the sport that is actually portrayed on that trade card is ice polo, not hockey. Originating in the US and somewhat popular in the late-1880s to approx just after the turn of the century, the sport was played on ice like hockey, but usually with a metal ball instead of a puck, and with short curved "polo" sticks - designed to be held with one hand and swung - similar to the movement of a polo player on horseback.

The game also included a variant played on hard surfaces with roller skates.
The sport slowly vanished in favour of the more popular game of ice hockey...
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An icy metal ball? That had to sting
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The one card of his where they spell his name wrong (ei)
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Just back from PSA. Razor sharp corners and edges but a few small surface issues take it down to a PSA 2. Can't complain about this one as they are impossible to find and when you do they are in bad shape. Happy to add it to the PC.
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Just back from PSA. Razor sharp corners and edges but a few small surface issues take it down to a PSA 2. Can't complain about this one as they are impossible to find and when you do they are in bad shape. Happy to add it to the PC.
That is a good looking card. And a tough grade...wow!
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Just back from PSA. Razor sharp corners and edges but a few small surface issues take it down to a PSA 2. Can't complain about this one as they are impossible to find and when you do they are in bad shape. Happy to add it to the PC.
Great looking cards, guys.

Hard to believe that Orr got a 2, Tomi, but regardless of the grade, I'd be pumped to add that one to my collection!
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A couple newer and one semi vintage RC's that arrived today.
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Great card, love the General Mills cards (the few i have seen).

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Some nice pick ups this week including a sharp 71 Opc set
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Some nice pick ups this week including a sharp 71 Opc set
That Dryden looks exceptional.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:42 AM
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That Dryden looks exceptional.
Agreed. The centering couldn't be better.
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Those are some sideburns on Guy...
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Got this super underrated gem in today, Sidney Crosby's Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion RC:







These were ridiculously tough to pull back in the day. The Gold Medallion versions of the short printed rookie cards only fell about one per case, and there were 21 different SP rookies. You can do the math on that and see how many cases it would take to pull one Crosby

Absolutely thrilled to add this to my collection. I know the Young Gun is far more popular but I think this card looks many times nicer - the gold of the card really compliments the Penguins colors perfectly, and it's one of the only Crosby rookies with an action shot featuring the black home jersey - and it is considerably more rare. Only a few hundred graded! I think it's time in the spotlight will come someday.

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Got this super underrated gem in today, Sidney Crosby's Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion RC:

These were ridiculously tough to pull back in the day. The Gold Medallion versions of the short printed rookie cards only fell about one per case, and there were 21 different SP rookies. You can do the math on that and see how many cases it would take to pull one Crosby

Absolutely thrilled to add this to my collection. I know the Young Gun is far more popular but I think this card looks many times nicer - the gold of the card really compliments the Penguins colors perfectly, and it's one of the only Crosby rookies with an action shot featuring the black home jersey - and it is considerably more rare. Only a few hundred graded! I think it's time in the spotlight will come someday.

Now to try and acquire an Ovechkin to match
Nice card, Kevin.

I was watching the regular or base version of this card but never pulled the trigger on a couple that I am regretting now.

I did, however, pick up a retail box but haven't cracked it open yet.

With other Crosby RC's in UD, Parkhurst, McDonald's and Beehive, I'm in no hurry I guess but I likely will at some point this year?
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1958-59 Parkhurst #49 HOF Doug Harvey leaves me needing just one more card for my set!

What is most surprising about this card:
a) I actually won a Greg Morris listing?
2) purchase price $2.52

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Sent the Gretzky to SGC myself and picked up this nicely centered Yzerman on ebay!
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Not to get too nitpicking.... but the sport that is actually portrayed on that trade card is ice polo, not hockey. Originating in the US and somewhat popular in the late-1880s to approx just after the turn of the century, the sport was played on ice like hockey, but usually with a metal ball instead of a puck, and with short curved "polo" sticks - designed to be held with one hand and swung - similar to the movement of a polo player on horseback.



The game also included a variant played on hard surfaces with roller skates.

The sport slowly vanished in favour of the more popular game of ice hockey...
Sounds similar to Bandy which is still played today

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A couple nice sets
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Yeah, those are spiffy.

I am replacing slabs with raw:




Clarke looks soooo innocent.
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I attended the "Philly" baseball card show this past weekend. Dealer had these New York American cards in a binder for $100. Negotiations netted me the hockey cards and a needed baseball card for the asking price so about five bucks each for the matchbooks which I thought was a good price (even though I don't really collect them).
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Picked this up recently, was able to figure out all but 2 of the autographs
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Picked up this sweet Roy RC from our BST (Thanks Glenn!) and the Probert RC is from a group of cards that I just got back from SGC.
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Nice pick, Larry. I can't see the silvers too well but the bottom row has at least one HOFer (Dutton).

Added a few more childhood friends:

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Yzerman back from PSA, and the Trottier 2nd year was at a local card shop in Minneapolis.
Had to pick it up, as his son (Bryan Jr.) was a Junior Resident on the Internal Medicine service at the U of MN years ago.

The LCS had a huge box of PSA-graded Trottier that was clearly a PSA Registry set at one time, as well as other Islanders players.
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I thought this was a nice alternative to the pricier rookies.
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Nice card, Peter.
I thought these 2 were nice alternatives as well, and I think I bought in just before others realized it too.
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Dale, how do you assess his potential? Are we looking at a top 5 all time player for example?
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Dale, how do you assess his potential? Are we looking at a top 5 all time player for example?
I would think so, Peter. McDavid's skill and speed is through the roof to the likes of what we have never seen before.

When prior players like Gretzky, Lemieux and Orr all say the same thing about him and just shake their heads in amazement, it is undeniable he is an elite, one of kind, rare type of player.

If he manages to win a few cups or manages to play on a better skilled, more deeper skilled team sometime, the potential for him to be in the top 2-3 all time is there, imo.

With time marching on, however, and if the Oilers don't improve their squad significantly, we may all be denied to see what might have been, unfortunately.
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I would think so, Peter. McDavid's skill and speed is through the roof to the likes of what we have never seen before.

When prior players like Gretzky, Lemieux and Orr all say the same thing about him and just shake their heads in amazement, it is undeniable he is an elite, one of kind, rare type of player.

If he manages to win a few cups or manages to play on a better skilled, more deeper skilled team sometime, the potential for him to be in the top 2-3 all time is there, imo.

With time marching on, however, and if the Oilers don't improve their squad significantly, we may all be denied to see what might have been, unfortunately.
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How long is he stuck on the Oilers?
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It's always interesting to me how in hockey more than any other sport (I think), they (whoever they are) seem to be able to pick out the superstars at an extremely young age. As I recall even back in the day where of course nothing remotely like today's technology existed, Orr was a known quantity even as an early teen. Presumably the same for Gretzky and Lemieux and Crosby.

At the other extreme, even at a much later age, the baseball draft is a crapshoot. For the most part you just have no idea who can consistently hit a major league curve ball until they face a major league curve ball, for one thing. Or who can lay off ball four.
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Signed through to the 25-26 season. $100 million contract.

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It's always interesting to me how in hockey more than any other sport (I think), they (whoever they are) seem to be able to pick out the superstars at an extremely young age. As I recall even back in the day where of course nothing remotely like today's technology existed, Orr was a known quantity even as an early teen. Presumably the same for Gretzky and Lemieux and Crosby.

At the other extreme, even at a much later age, the baseball draft is a crapshoot. For the most part you just have no idea who can consistently hit a major league curve ball until they face a major league curve ball, for one thing.
Kids/talent sticks out when you see them playing levels above their age group.
All those you mentioned are no different. All stood way out, shoulders above other players where they simply dominated games at an early age with multiple goal games each and every game.

Word gets around, scouts show up then the grooming begins all the way until the big show.
Of course there are also many late bloomers who end up being great as well, but I think the real superstars, for the most part, are known about at a real young age.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRbtyjKZtQ

Mitch Marner.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmvOmw0GAwQ

Many vids available of other players as well.
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I guess Lindros was in that category and didn't quite live up to it, he was very good but not the "Next One" as he was called. But it seems far fewer examples in hockey than other sports.

I guess taking all that money was a good idea at the time for McDavid, but man what a shame if it means he wastes the prime of his career on a mediocre team.
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First hockey cards of any significance that I've ever gotten...on the way:

An '85-'86 OPC set. PSA 7 Lemieux and sharp raw 263/264 (bought separately).

Pics when it all gets here. Though since both packages are coming from Canada, that could be sometime this fall
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I guess Lindros was in that category and didn't quite live up to it, he was very good but not the "Next One" as he was called. But it seems far fewer examples in hockey than other sports.

I guess taking all that money was a good idea at the time for McDavid, but man what a shame if it means he wastes the prime of his career on a mediocre team.
I'm bias, Pete, as I never missed a home game when Lindros played for the Oshawa Generals but due to injuries and the like, yeah, he most definitely had a shorter than normal career that definitely hurt his status in being one of the all time greats.

In all my life of watching hockey players come up, I've never seen the likes of the media attention that Lindros received.
Sure, the Quebec snub definitely played a huge part in that, as did his refusal to play for Sault St Marie, but the constant attention, the constant media, in your face attention this kid got was over the top, imo.

All that aside, he was definitely an exciting player to watch, the complete pkg.
He could score, he could pass, he could hit and of course he could fight. The complete package which hadn't been seen in years until he came along.
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I agree, Lindros could have been one of those if he wasn't injured/concussed. when healthy, he was unstoppable and a physical force more than any of the other greats. I remember one healthy game as a Ranger where he just picked a corner and scored, he had great hands too.
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I recall reading what led to Lindros' undoing is that he developed a bad habit of looking down which led to him not being prepared for some very bad hits and consequent injuries.

It also seemed maybe the circus, and his Mom trying to control his career, got to his head.
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I recall reading what led to Lindros' undoing is that he developed a bad habit of looking down which led to him not being prepared for some very bad hits and consequent injuries.

It also seemed maybe the circus, and his Mom trying to control his career, got to his head.
Yes, he admitted to skating to often with his head down but at the same time, due to other players buying into the media hype/hate, he also had a target on his back practically every time he stepped on the ice.
In an interview I seen with Scott Stevens, when asked about his hit on Lindros and his apparent dislike/hatred for him, you could see it clearly upset Stevens, and his words, "I don't want to talk about it", spoke volumes.

Like I said earlier, the whole circus was exactly that, a circus. Yes, his mom, Bonnie, or better known as the Bonster, didn't help nor did his father's but again, I think most everything was overblown and was likely nothing more, for the most part, any normal parents concern for their child.
Everyone seems to forget how young he was during this time. Yeah, he was huge, mature looking, etc, but he was still a kid with a lot to learn.

At the end of the day, even Bobby Clarke, when asked of his thoughts of Lindros, surprised everyone when he stated, all the Lindros nonsense is just baggage, nothing more, and when you cut all that away, Lindros was a dynamite hockey player.

I posted this before. Eric's explanation why he didn't want to play for the Nordiques's. Many thought he was just being a baby but he knew stuff about Marcel Abut that many others didn't and he said he couldn't play for a person like that.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm1b3_u4c9U

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/spor...ticle28179183/
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...l%20harassment.
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/2...ives-1.3409544
https://nationalpost.com/sports/olym...he-was-a-minor
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His career was very short by NHL standards (why is it by the way SO many of these guys last 20 years or more in such a rough sport?), and to me his stats don't look so great, did he make the Hall of Fame for what he might have accomplished as distinct from what he did?

Fun article btw. I remember Lindros getting into it with the great Russian coach Tikhonov.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-...080-story.html
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His career was very short by NHL standards (why is it by the way SO many of these guys last 20 years or more in such a rough sport?), and to me his stats don't look so great, did he make the Hall of Fame for what he might have accomplished as distinct from what he did?

Fun article btw. I remember Lindros getting into it with the great Russian coach Tikhonov.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-...080-story.html
Like many ball players, you are going to have those that people think aren't deserving of the hall and just as many others that think they are.

Lindros has decent numbers, likely better than some in the hall who maybe had longer careers, but, imo, he deserves to be in for what he did/accomplished in such a short period in such a different style of game compared to today's game.

"Lindros, the first player selected in the 1991 NHL Draft, was dominant when healthy during his eight seasons with the Flyers, totaling 659 points (290 goals, 369 assists) in 486 regular-season games from 1992-93 through 1999-2000. He had 56 points in 50 Stanley Cup Playoff games and helped the Flyers reach the Final in 1997.

He was named to the League's All-Rookie Team in 1992-93 and won the Hart Trophy in the lockout-shortened 1994-1995 season, when he had 70 points in 46 games. The following season he had an NHL career-high 115 points in 73 games"


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