What Hockey Cards Should I Buy? [Fact Checked!]

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I love collecting hockey cards! It started as a hobby, and now it’s almost become a full-time job. My initial foray into the hobby was simply to get more cards for my collection. It wasn’t until later that I realized how much fun and how much value there was in actually using them to play hockey! Now I look for every chance I get to flick off a puck or trap one in the net!

The problem is that once you realize how much fun hockey cards are, the question becomes: “How much money should I spend on them?” It’s an age-old question, especially since you’re supposed to be saving up for other things in life. But how much are you actually saving for? You can’t put a price on happiness, and investing in your favourite hobby isn’t going to hurt. It might even make you happier.

So how much should you spend on hockey cards? That’s the question. Well, first off, you have to figure out what series you should buy. There are so many different series out there that it can be hard to know where to start. Let’s look at some of the most popular series and the average values of their cards.

The Overhauled/Reverse Collection

This is the granddaddy of all hockey card series. It all began back in the 1950s, when the NHL changed the rules a bit. Instead of having all the cards face-value, they decided to put a bit of a twist to it. A full deck of 1952-55 hockey cards now costs you about $600, and it’s steadily rising. So if you want to get your hands on a decent chunk of change, invest in a whole box of these bad boys! This is also one of the most popular series among both new and seasoned collectors. Why? It’s all about progression. Every year the NHL changes the uniform, logos, and even the name of the team. This causes a lot of cards to be reissued with updated stats and branding.

The Refashioned Series

This is a fairly new series and was only introduced in 2014. Basically, what happened is a few enterprising individuals got together and decided to cash in on the popularity of the revamped series. What they came up with was a complete redesign of the classic hockey card that incorporated several modern trends. The new cards also boast a sleeker design and larger text spaces, allowing for more information to be crammed on the card’s surface.

What makes this series so unique is that instead of being issued in sets of four, like most hockey cards, each pack is made up of twenty individual cards, allowing for a much more dynamic display when put on your virtual or real hockey rink!

The Black/Reverse Collection

This series was first issued in 1998 as hockey cards became more of a trendsetter than a hobby. Most people bought them for their artistic style and the fact that they were black. The colour didn’t hurt the card’s value either, especially since many people used to think that cards printed in colour were automatically made with more valuable metals (ie. gold, silver). Unfortunately, while the metals inside may be pure, the outside coating is usually made of cheap plastic.

The Throwback Series

This is the series you get if you want to invest in nostalgia. It was inspired by the retroactively retro hockey cards that were issued in the 1960s and ’70s. These are the cards that used to be issued with an ice hockey stick instead of a puck, and they were printed in vivid, eye-catching colours. What makes this series so special is that for the most part, none of the cards have been graded or autographed by any of the hockey greats of the past.

This is a hobby you can get really excited about. It’s not uncommon for people to spend thousands of dollars on a single box of hockey cards. That’s how much these things are worth. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. It’s not just about the money. It’s a hobby that can bring you happiness and relaxation, as well as a decent chunk of change. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start collecting!

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