One of the favorites among hockey collectors is set to release tomorrow in 2011-12 Upper Deck SP Authentic hockey. Featuring some of the games best retired, veteran, and rookies in the league, SP Authentic always has quite the following amongst collectors. With an autograph heavy lineup for hits and the ever popular rookie patch autographs, it returns for hopefully another successful season.
While it is releasing late, Upper Deck has done their best to get the most content that it can in the product to make sure there are as little redemptions as possible. Speaking of hits, there should be about 3 autographs in your box. You will have a mix of Future Watch autographs, Sign of the Times, and Chirography autographed cards. Of course, the hottest are the rookie autos of players like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog.
Each box will contain 24 packs per box with 5 cards per pack. Some of the cool additions this year include Signature Stoppers featuring some of the best goalies in autographed form and Rookie Extended Series which showcases more of the first year players.
Other than that, it’s really your typical SP Authentic product from the past with this being the 15th installment of this product.
Hockey fans, make sure you hit the hobby stores on July 11, 2012, for your shot at this product. It looks like it has risen in price a bit around $110, but I’m sure that won’t matter to many hockey collectors.
Today was a good day at the Sports Card Blog household. It was a day that I’ve been waiting for for 3 months. 3 months is the time it took to put in this redemption and get the resulting card back in hand.
I’m excited because this is a guy who doesn’t sign too often and is a Hall of Famer, he won a NBA championship, and is one of the greatest big men to ever play the game. Plus, it’s a sweet die-cut card with an on-card autograph. Oh, and it’s numbered out of just 10 copies.
2011-12 Panini Preferred Panini’s Choice Hakeem Olajuwon Autograph #/10
Bam! Now that’s a pretty card if I don’t say so myself.
How about that Josh Hamilton?
Totally locked in tonight against the Orioles. 4 homers and a double. All from a guy who was drafted by the Rays, Rule 5 drafted by the Cubs, sold to the Reds, and then traded to the Rangers.
I’m actually surprised at how cheap you can get his best rookie autographed card out there, his 1999 Topps Traded Autographed Rookie.
You can find one of these ungraded for around $200. I’ve seen some graded versions in the 9s for a couple hundred more, but I can’t believe you can still grab them at that low of a price. He’s been unstoppable for a few years now, I would have expected the price to be higher.
Is it his age? Is it his history? Is it that he plays for the Rangers? I’m not sure why his values aren’t higher, but if you are a fan of superstars and need to find their rookie autographs, this one wouldn’t hurt your pocket as much as others out there.
This card is currently on eBay right before the big game on Sunday.
We may see brand new heights for the price of this card if Tom Brady and the Patriots win another Super Bowl. If not, expect a new price hike for Eli Manning rookie autographs.
Though many hate Tom Brady, this is the holy grail of cards of current NFL players. The card is beautiful too. On card autograph, great placement of the card information on the right, action photo of in game action with a plain color hue over the background that really makes Tom Brady stand out.
Who would of thought Tom Brady would be as good as he is and this card would become one of the priciest modern day football cards?
I should really shorten these titles.
In honor of Sam Gagner’s 8 point explosion last night, I figured now would be as good of a time as ever to make my Sam Gagner autograph today’s Acetate Card of the Day.
This acetate card is similar to the one I posted about Caron Butler. They were both from Upper Deck products that featured a plexi-glass looking card, but I still consider them acetate when in reality, I have no idea what they are made of. I can see through them, so that’s good enough for me.
I love, love, love this card design by Upper Deck. I’ve been sad ever since Upper Deck stopped the Trilogy and ICE brands and it’s because of beautiful cards like this. This card has a ton of beautiful elements that just flow together beautifully. The picture, the circle with the colors on the left, the logo, and the beautiful autograph on the acetate makes this card look absolutely stunning in pictures and just holding it in your hand.
Please Upper Deck, bring back Trilogy and ICE so I can pull more cards like this one!
While Sam Gagner may have just boosted his trade value, this card will forever stay in my Oilers collection for it’s beauty alone.