Friday, December 30, 2005

Opening bid = $200

It’s no surprise that rookie cards of Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby are hot commodities. What is a surprise, though, is that I now have one.

Though there will be other top-shelf jersey, patch and autograph cards of The Next One, the 2005-06 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Card No. 201 (shown at left) will always be the first league and players association licensed card to feature Crosby in an NHL uniform.

While I’ve missed out on some of the old-timers’ rookie cards, this card, valued between $100-$200 in the January 2006 edition of Beckett Hockey Collector (17/178, with San Jose's Joey Thornton as the cover boy), will be safely tucked away along some of my other prized, and much more current, rookie cards.


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