Wednesday, 10 April 2013

A Question To Fellow Collectors - Storage and Display

I have a few questions to all card collectors in the collecting blog world. And I was hoping you guys could help me out.

How do you store your collection?

What percentage of your complete sets are boxed vs bindered?

How do you sort individual players for your PC (year, set)? How are these displayed/stored?

How do you display your "hits" (slabbed cards, 1 of 1's, relic cards)?

I am always curious how others sort, track and display their cards. If you guys have any pictures of your card rooms/collection/ man cave, I would love to see them.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

The One That Got Away - Bobby Orr Edition

Yesterday I went to a local card show with about 20 vendors. I had no real agent there, it was my first card show in over 10 years and I was there mostly to spectate and grab anything that jumped out at me.

The third table I walked by had a sticker auto of one of my goal players Number 4 - Bobby Orr. Not only was it a Bobby Orr auto but it was Bobby Orr in an Oshawa Generals jersey. I don't know what I was thinking, I walked away from that card adding it to my mental checklist to go back and get it if I didn't find anything else. I continued through the show obsessing about the signed Bobby Orr. As soon as I finished walking the show floor I rushed back to table 3 and it was gone.

For the past 24 hours I have been kicking my own ass for not buying that card. I should have picked it up as soon as I saw it. Not only was it an auto of an Oshawa Generals alumni but it was an auto of Bobby Orr, the greatest General, IN A GENERALS JERSEY.

Now that I have seen this card I must own it, yet I know very little about it. I believe it is an ITG Heroes & Prospects card. I have checked ebay and have come up empty. If any of you guys have info on this card please let me know. As I said I must own this card.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

12-13 ITG Heroes And Prospects

I  recently started collecting hockey cards a few weeks ago after a long hiatus and immediately went to a tried and true classic Upper Deck. With Upper Deck you are getting a consistent, quality product with beautiful photography and the joy of chasing Young Guns. Upper Deck has always been my go to and favorite company.

Today at the shop I thought I would switch it up a bit and grab a few packs of 12-13 ITG Heroes and Prospects. I am  vaguely familiar with ITG as a hobby spectator and blog lurker for the past year. And have always  been curious as to what they were all about.  I figured that my love for Junior hockey and a set called Heroes and Prospects were a perfect match. I grabbed nine packs here are my hits (not my photos as I am in the process of moving)

Really happy I cracked a McDavid pre-rookie rookie card. I can`t wait to follow his growth and see where he ends up. I think I may try to track down the autograph version of this card. 

The sticker autos look good and are placed perfectly. Not too familiar with Adam but an auto none the less! 

Not a huge fan of these `Class of 2013`halographic inserts, they kind of remind me of those old McDonalds sets.

All in all I really like this set, the photography is great, the lay out is simple and there are plenty of chase-able cards. This is a set I look forward to completing and cracking more of.