Hello all. This forum will hopefully become a meeting place for vintage hockey collectors. There are a ton of card related message boards on the internet but I've always felt that hockey collectors didn't have a place to call thier own. So here we are. My name is Jim, I am a full time dealer/collector from Toronto. My ebay id is jp_vintage_plus . I am working on a couple high grade 50's sets and always on the look out for pre NHL items from pro leagues. Hope evryone finds this board useful!!
Great to have this chance to met other collectors of similar interest without searching tediously through baseball and football discussions. Hope that others can offer there experiences and keep the forum continually intriguing. Dan
Hey Steve wouldn't you agreee this forum is very easy to digest. The size of the characters, colour of background. Very relaxing as opposed to PSA forum. Which reminds me now that I have a chance to gripe I will spit out my dissapointment is PSA last year they sent out a calender and a SMR this year only the Calender. Very dissapointing. Oh well maybe next year the gods will bless us serfs!!!!
Here's to many great postings, Dan
Thanks Rob. It was about time for someone to step up and do something for the hockey collectors. I felt like we were the lepers of the collecting world. I was sick of looking at Thurmon Munson and Barry Bonds threads on CU. Hope everyone puts this board to good use.
I am working on the pics guys. I can't figure it out myself, I've asked Leon from the baseball board but someone else set that one up. If I can't figure it out by the morning I will call N54 tech support. Jim
Yes Jim I have submitted directly through my hockey brethren (you know who you are, God bless you friend) in the good old USA. Thanks to generousity beyond comprehension I was able to submit twice last year.
Great experience for the most part I like PSA in almost all respects. Although I think there slabs leave more to be desired. Still think SGC has the best slabs and grading but there lenience on centering is debatable.Dan
Dan. SGC slabs may be nicer and the grading is fine, but when it's time to sell a card, I think most would agree that Psa is the way to go. When it comes to graded hockey, I'd say 99% is in psa holders and the set registry is a poerful thing. Jim
Truly PSA does see the greatest return when time to sell.
Have to share this with us hockey guys. A great friend of mine in Eastern USA purchase one of the eleven PSA 10 Mario Lemieux OPC #9. He has just recently in the last week successfully transferred it into a BGS 9.5 with a population of 22. Certainly the game continues moving cards from slab to slab this I am sure will always be the way of things. I must interject my thoughts that the population report will truly be quite out of touch say 15 years from now.