Jersey Numbered Cards
Check out this Taylor Hall rookie parallel card currently attracting gasps and stares on ebay.
That’s one darn fine looking card. No, it’s not the true rookie card. Yes, hockey collectors are weird like that. However, it does have that one little something. Everyone notices it, even if no one wants to admit it. That’s his jersey number right there on the card. To a seller – that must mean big bucks (errr, bigger bucks). To some buyers – its an annoyance because the seller is going to demand a premium. And to other buyers – the hard core player collectors who want the card of their player that no one else can get – it is very precious indeed.
I am not writing this to weigh in on the validity of any of these positions. I am firmly in the “collect what you like” camp, and feel that a seller can ask whatever they like for a card, while a buyer can walk away in disgust whenever they choose.
Mainly I am writing this because that is one cool card, and I would really have liked to be the one to pull it. You know – if I ever broke The Cup. If you feel strongly one way or another about jersey numbered cards, let me know.