Sunday, November 28, 2010

Crazy Cards

This November I bought the 2010-11 Beckett Annual Pricing Guide. So my big project over the past month has been marking each individual card with their card value. I have to say I was a little bit disappointed with the value of almost all cards from the 90's, as "valuable" rookies were not going for as much as I would have liked. BUT! I did find one very unusually high priced card. Well, let's see if you guys can pick out the value of the card and why it's worth more than all the other 10 cent cards of its set.

1994-95 Pinnacle
Sylvain Turgeon

Well believe it or not this card is the highest valued card in the 1994-95 Pinnacle base set. Any guesses why?
Ill give you some hints...
1. It's not a rookie
2. It's not because of Sylvain Turgeon
3. It's not because of a Buffalo Sabres player
4. It IS because of someone wearing a Buffalo Sabres jersey

Yes, it's the little boy in the top right hand corner sitting on his fathers lap that makes this a $15.00 card!
That little boy is indeed younger Patrick Kane!! WOW!
Now I can't say I'm Mr. Kane's biggest fan, in fact I can't call myself a fan of him at all (mostly because Chicago has knocked out Vancouver in the second round two years in a row now).
But isn't it incredible how a cards value can be increased by a fan and not even a player!?
I was certainly in awe, and this card went right into my Crazy Card pile.
This is really what collecting is all about, isn't it?
I have to say things like this really put a smile on my face and make me want to collect even more!

Michaels Rating: 7/10



  1. It is amazing to see that card shoot up in value like that. I remember when it was first realized that it was Patrick Kane in the stands....card were selling for ridiculous prices (in excess of $50).

    A great card to add to the collection if you can find it in the commons bin!

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