• Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011
Doug Gilmour, Ed Belfour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk
• We know what you wanted to collect this summer
The NHL’s two most expensive card brands were released at the end of the summer: Dominion by Panini America and The Cup by the Upper Deck Company.
• Rookie cards: when November comes
“Once the regular season starts, there is really not a lot of time to get the cards approved, printed, packed out and shipped.”
• 2011-12 Rookies (NHLPA Rookie Showcase)
Twenty-six rookies took part in the 2011 NHLPA Rookie Showcase, held on August 30 in Toronto, ON.
• The best rookie card debates
We review the best rookie card debates from the modern era of collecting, from Orr v Gretzky to Perry v Stamkos.
100 YEARS OF COLLECTING
• 1950s: Hall of Rookies
60 years later, the first Parkies set still provides collectors with the ultimate rookie cards.
• 1950s: Hobby Hall of Fame
Eight players from the 1955-56 Stanley Cup champion Montréal Canadiens are today honoured members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
• 1950s: Price Guide
Graded price guide from 1951-52 to 1959-60, from the 2012 Vintage Collector’s Almanac & Price Guide.
• THE HERSH REALITY: Traded!@S#! | by Hersh Borenstein
When McDonald’s buys hamburger buns, it knows they are going to be eaten. When The Gap buys jeans, it knows they are going to be worn.
• A PIECE OF HOCKEY HISTORY: How game-worn jerseys can help | by Barry Meisel
A game-worn jersey by an NHL player carries monetary value to collectors. It carries sentimental value to the families of the players who wear it. It carries emotional value to the player whose blood and sweat and tears land on the fabric onto which is sewn his team’s crest and his own last name.
• CHECKLIST: Rookie cards & NHL rookies from the 2010-11 season
A complete alphabetical list of rookie cards and rookies from the 2010-11 NHL season. (8 pages)