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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.

  • I have a few like that which I wrote about before. In the comments, people actually got angry about it. To think that I had the audacity to even question the validity of a premium price for a “novelty” quality of a card. You would have thought I was a serial killer.

    Anyway. I think that would be a cool collection. If you could get the same serial number of a card for all their numbered cards, that would be some feat. I wouldn’t mind having Lemieux’s /66 or Jagr’s /68. That would be cool.

  • I could not care any less about jersey numbers on serial numbered cards. If I was to pull one, I’d kinda chuckle and say, Cool. And that would be the end of it. To say I would pay a premium for it, is ludicrous.

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