I have been using SportLots for about a year. It’s a great place to purchase cards with a value too cheap for eBay or comc. It has been excellent for helping fill my hockey older sets.
If you haven’t tried SportLots I recommend it. And if you don’t mind waiting, you can also use the box service to save some money on shipping.
The 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier hockey set is one of my favorites. As a kid, this set was way too expensive for the 10 year old me. I remember saving up and purchasing the 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier Sergei Fedorov rookie for $15, which was an incredible deal at the time.
I got all these singles for $0.18 to $0.25 each.
These 29 cards bring the set to 93.2% complete.
1995-96 Topps Finest Hockey was another high-end set in it’s day. I remember drooling over the gold refractors in the display case at card shows. Even the base cards were a big deal.
The price is definitely more affordable these days, but the base gold and base gold refractors can still get pricey. The Gretzky base gold can run $40 plus. As much as I love refractors, it’s highly unlikely I will make a run at that set.
These were also $0.18 to $0.25 each.
The 20 commons bring me to 35.1% completion. I have yet to purchase or trade for a gold base card. This will become a tough build when I need to start going after the gold cards.
Does anyone remember Alexandre Daigle? The former #1 overall pick in the 1993 NHL Draft? He is also considered one of the biggest draft busts. As a kid I chased his cards like crazy. After all, he was supposed to be the next Wayne Gretzky!
He ended up being a mediocre-at-best player. Good enough to stay in the league (he did leave for a few years), but not good enough to be a star. He hit 51 points only three times in 12 years.
I still collect him for nostalgic reasons… and if the price is cheap.
Does anyone else still collect past draft busts?