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fly4apuckguy Posted - 10/21/2007 : 18:28:29
Hey everyone, just wondering what kind of hockey stuff you have that you are paticularly proud of. I'm a huge collector of hockey paraphernalia, such as cards, sticks, jerseys, and so on. List a few things of yours, if you like. It's not really bragging, it's sharing.

My top 10:

1. Autographed Wayne Gretzky card, obtained through the mail about 15 years ago.
2. Autographed Gordie Howe card, obtained in person when I met Gordie about 14 years ago.
3. My autographed Nick Schultz game-used Team Canada jersey, purchased off of eBay but signed in person.
4. Montreal Canadiens oldtimers hockey stick, autographed by quite a few notables - Maurice Richard, Henri Richard and Eddie Shack to name a few. Obtained in person when I was a kid and they played a fundraiser game in my hometown.
5. My Gretzky rookie card, bought when I was 9 or 10 years old.
6. My Sid Crosby autographed jersey (not game-used). Bought it off of eBay before he'd played an NHL game.
7. My Dany Heatley autographed game used jersey (even though he was a Thrasher at the time). Obtained by a friend of mine in the NHL.
8. My Paul Coffey autographed jersey, signed after he entered the Hall of Fame.
9. My Messier rookie card, which I traded a Lanny MacDonald autograph card to get from a friend of mine. Man, Leafs fans are crazy.
10. My Steve Yzerman rookie card, which I pulled out of a pack of cards about 15 years ago. It is pristine.

Those are my faves - I keep them in a climate controlled room with an alarm. I'd protect them within an inch of my life, so anyone trying to get to them is looking for trouble.

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Lee Marshall Posted - 03/06/2012 : 10:37:04
I had a bunch of old hockey cards...[hundreds and hundreds of them] dating back into the 3 years worth of the old hockey coins....ALL of which my mother sold at some church fund raiser/bazaar in the early 70s after I moved out of the house.

Might have been worth a mint.

Never got back into card collecting again. Never been back to attend a church service willingly either.

Who the cap fits...Let them wear it.
Alex116 Posted - 03/06/2012 : 10:22:34
Had a crap load of cards including Gretzky rookie (2), many others from the 80's and quite a few from the early 90's when i got back into collecting.

Crack heads (more than likely) busted into my parents house where they were stored, swiped 'em all. Fockers, prob didn't get more than a hundred bucks for what was a collection worth a few thousand min. I did get insurance money for them, but it's not the same.
nuxfan Posted - 03/06/2012 : 09:13:53
I have a puck that I caught at a Flames game in 84 or 85 vs WSH, its surprisingly startling to have a puck come right at you in the stands, I was surprised to actually catch it. My wife also has a pretty well preserved Pavel Bure rookie card. Other than that, I have nothing - not a big collector of the memorabilia.
Lee Marshall Posted - 03/06/2012 : 08:28:27
I have 1 of 1,000 only 'Captain's Row' framed pics. From Teeder Kennedy to MattsSundin plus every Leaf captain in between, including Dave Keon...all autographed. It's my top possession.

Got an autographed stick from Paul Henderson...while he was with Birmingham in the WHA...thanks entirely to my boyhood pal Jeff Jacques [also a fomer Toro/Bull] who arranged for me to meet Paul and then procure the stick.

I also have a stick signed by the entire POHA Junior A champion North Bay Trappers circa 1975. That team include Gaston Gingras and Jimmy Fox.

The final item I cherish is my ''The Spirit Returns" lineup poster signed by all the members of Team Canada the NHL All-Star team they played January 25, 1985 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Proceeds to assist former St. Louis Blues defenceman Ed Kea.

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foolpittier Posted - 02/07/2012 : 13:29:15
autograph from selanne his rookie yr, but only on paper
autographed bob probert card
ray bourque rookie card
steve yzerman rookie card
don cherry rookie card ( 90's parkhurst)
john leclear and paul dipietro autographed card fro 93 cup run
pat roy auto whoo!!!

baseball: willie mayes 2nd yr card
mickey mantle 54-55 card
1946 boston redsox world series ticket stub game 7 (box seats)

many more
2ForInstigating Posted - 02/07/2012 : 09:50:14
Best I got is a Hartford Whalers jersery autographed by J S Giguere....
ryan93 Posted - 02/07/2012 : 08:00:31
I haven't really added much to my collection in years, but I have tens of thousands of hockey cards. Nothing really, really valuable though. A lot of cards in the $20-50 range...but that's about it.

I have an autographed white Alex Ovechkin jersey which I won at a minor hockey draw a few years ago.

One of my favorites is a Brad Richards plaque with about an 8x10 photo of him hoisting the Stanley Cup. My aunt had him autograph it during the SC Parade here that summer & gave it to me that Christmas.

Lots of other stuff, but nothing really worth mentioning on here.
Guest5744 Posted - 02/07/2012 : 07:27:17
jordan eberle world juniors autographed jersey
gordie howe autographed jersey
Guest5644 Posted - 02/07/2012 : 05:58:12
my dad and i are pretty big collectors.

i have a team canada jersey form the 2002 salt lake city olympics signed by all the members of the canadian team, and the same with the 2010 team.

i also have a t-shirt from the 2009 ASG signed in person by: kovalev souray boumeester perron setoguchi niedermeyer carter getzlaf brown luongo ovechkin stamkos iginla toews, at the red-carpet prior to the skills competition

a s*** load of rookie cards signed in person by players like: gretzky, lemieux, jagr crosby, brodeur, sawchuk, trechiak, dryden, m.ricard, h.richard, robinson, butch, f.mahovolic, lafleur, geoffrion, howe, bourque, b.orr, roy, etc (just naming the bigger names). i also have a lot of cards of newer players that were signed in person.

i went clubbing with the some of the habs players so i got them too sign one of the bottles we bought that night (in case you were wondering i am from montreal).
Sensfan101 Posted - 02/06/2012 : 18:14:48
Not much but:
Daniel Alfredsson game used signed hockey stick
Daniel Alfredsson 1000th game painting
Puck from a Sens game
Bat signed by entire Sens team

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take Wayne Gretzky
TulipSniper Posted - 02/06/2012 : 18:06:41
I have an autographed Jonathon Toews canvas painting. It is a one of a kind painting done personally for me by an artist I went to college with. I had Toews sign it in person at the very 1st Blackhawks Convention right after he was named Captain. It was the highlight of my hockey collecting life. We had a nice, but brief, conversation about the painting. It is sitting above my couch right now.
Porkchop73 Posted - 08/11/2009 : 06:59:21
My most prized possession is a framed photo of Gilmours behind the net goal on Cujo in the 93 playoffs. I finally got it autographed by Dougie last year when his Kingston Frontenacs were playing the London Knights.
Why is this my most prized possession? I am in the picture. Row 10. Dougie's autograph is right beside me. I get goosebumps everytime I look at the picture and remember that goal. I couldn't see it go in but it was the most electrifing moment at a game I have been to. Had no idea I would be in the most popular photo to capture that moment.
Rambo2305 Posted - 08/11/2009 : 06:05:05
Of all my memorabilia, I'd have to say the following are the "most prized"...

1) Wendel Clark Leafs jersey. Autographed, got it signed at his restaurant opening.

2) Mats Sundin Leafs jersey. Autographed, had it signed at a golf tourney a couple years back. Also had his Rookie card signed.

3) Gary Roberts Leafs jersey. Autographed way back in '02. Know his parents lol

4) Jerome Iginla Flames jersey. Signed at the NHL awards last year.

5) Alex Ovechkin East All-stars jersey. Signed at the all-star game.

6) John Tavares Generals jersey. He was parked beside me at GM Centre.

7) Signed rookie cards (Ovechkin, Crosby, Phaneuf, Sundin, Getzlaf)

8) Other non-signed rookie cards (Heatley, Luongo, Spezza, Thornton, Nabokov, Brodeur, Mogilny, Lindros, Modano, Kariya, Pa. Stastny)

9) Doug Gilmour signed Leafs hat. He was in the box beside mine.

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Guest6692 Posted - 08/09/2009 : 11:49:17

I have an autograph stick from the 1997 Detroit Red Wings. My brother got it for my daughter who was in hospital at the time. I also have a couple of pucks signed by Darren McCarthy and Guy LeFleu.
Also, a card signed by Guy. A friend was the senior officer for the oldtimers game played locally, he got me into the hall, just ouside the dressing room for autographs. I have a bunch of others, but just on the programme.
I also have an old Pit Martin autograph from when I was a kid.
Bruins16Wins2theCup Posted - 04/17/2009 : 16:27:02
WOW!!! Great topic where do I start! I cant put them in any specific order cuz I have so many that have such personal value to me!

1) Autographed Bobby Orr Bruins jersey, obtained auto in person when I met Mr. Orr at a celebrity golf tourney.

2) Autographed Cam Neely Game Used All-Star jersey, obtained auto in person when I met Cam Neely at a celebrity event.

3) Autographed Cam Neely Game Used stick, obtained stick inside the Boston Garden ( 1995 ) from a friend of mine that played with Cam in Boston, obtained auto in person when I met Cam Neely at celebrity event.

4) Game Used Ray Bourque Bruins stick, obstained stick from Brent Hughes of the Bruins in '95 at Da Garden!

5) Autographed Bobby Orr 11x14 hugging Cup LE #444, bought from Orr's company GNR. SOLD OUT!!!

6) Autographed Wayne Gretzky 16x20 with 1st Game inscription LE #99, bought off Ebay comes with Wayne Gretzky Authentics COA, SOLD OUT!!!

7) Autographed Stephane Matteau Game Used hockey stick, obtained stick from Stephane after watcthing the Rangers practice at the Boston Garden, signed stick for me a few years later in Vancouver.

8) Autographed Ray Bourque Bruins 8x10 obtained in person and personalized to me.

9) Autographed Gerry Cheevers Bruins jersey, obtained signature and had photo taken with Cheesy in person at local card show.

10) Autographed mini Andy Moog Bruins helmet LE #750 UDA COA...

11) Autographed personalized 8x10 photo of myself and Milan Lucic with GO BRUINS! inscrption. Met Milan at a local rink in the summer '07 took a picture with him, saw him again in '08 and he signed it!!! AWESOME!!!

12) Game Used Rick Tocchet Coyotes home jersey.

13) Game Used autographed Esa Tikkanen Oilers stick, Esa handed stick to me, and signed it for me!

14) Autographed personalized Bobby Orr Beckett magazine. obtained auto in person at local ice rink.

15) Autographed personalized Joe Thornton 8x10, obtained signature in person thru a friend during Thorntons rookie season with the Bruins!!!

Lots more, so to be cont!!!

Guest9847 Posted - 02/14/2009 : 11:01:33
1. A signed drawing of Wendel Clarke
2. A poster of the roster of team Canada in the canada russian summit series
fat_elvis_rocked Posted - 02/13/2009 : 21:27:57
My parents were fortunate to be in Edmonton and get playoff tickets for the Oilers, the game they knocked Detroit out of the playoffs in the Conference finals in 1987. My mother grabbed 2 white Oiler caps, one for each my brother and I, and decided to see if she could get them signed by anyone. She went out to where the players were exiting, passing unknowingly by the Red Wings, (mom didn't follow hockey as much, so unfortunately didn't know Yzeman from Adam ), and found a spot to see what was happening.
As she was standing there this guy approached her and asked her if she wanted her hats signed. She said sure, these were for her boys, did he know any of the players? He chuckled and said yes, he should, he was one. It was Kevin Mclleland. Apparently, after signing the hats, he found her so amusing, he went back and told another player to go out and sign her hats, as she was getting the autographs for her sons, but didn't recognize any players.
The other player came out and signed the caps, and I would be surprised if anyone other than my brother and I have memorabilia where Kevin Mclleland and Wayne Gretzky are the 2 signatures.

PS. My mom did recognize Gretzky of course ! According to her, he came out of the players entrance and made a bee line over to her to sign the hats and chat before wading into the sea of much younger fans to start signing autographs.

I also have a perosnalized, autographed 8 X 10 of Laraque in Oiler whites, and an Oilers puck with a personalized autograph from Pronger.
Didn't meet either one, but my brother in law is a manager for a company that are Oilers sponsors, so he gets me some good stuff
Guest0688 Posted - 02/13/2009 : 13:40:41
I have a gretzky card from when he was like 9 or something

My dad also caught a puck at a sens game
MSC Posted - 09/04/2008 : 09:40:38
I recently purchased off of a starving college kid a Russian Jersey and a Canadian Jersey both with the World Juniors patch from when Halifax hosted them a few years back. Oh yeah, they were both signed by every member of each team...Ovechkin included. Also purchased from the same kid, a puck signed by Zherdev and a poster signed by Ovechkin.
andyhack Posted - 09/01/2008 : 19:07:14
I was cleaning out a locker room recently and amongst a bunch of junk I found two neat hockey-related things that I had forgotten about. One was a Bobby Orr jigsaw puzzle and the other a menu from Don Cherry's restaurant signed by Don. But it's not so much the signature that I find cool but the CLASSIC message from the coach of the famous TOO MANY MEN ON THE ICE team to a diehard Bruin fan who experienced that nightmare in his formative early high school years. Written on the menu are none other than the words "Sorry Andy!". To me, that is more than kind of cool! I actually framed the really cheap paper menu in plexi-glass back at that time believe it or not (was dating a girl from a framing store at the time - most things I've framed in my life probably occured in that period).
Pasty7 Posted - 05/16/2008 : 16:09:28
i got a Dustin Wallace Rookie car only 6 were ever made in 1992

PainTrain Posted - 05/16/2008 : 14:46:07
This is what I have.

-Signed Mario Lemiux stick
-Signed Brent Seabrook stick
-Signed stick of the whole entire Regina Pat's team. When Garth Murray and Josh Harding were playing for them
-Signed stick of the World Under 18 U.S.A team. Has James Vanrymsdyk on it.
-Signed Nick Shultz card(Thanks to Fly4apuckguy)
-Signed Robyn Regerh card
-Shirt signed by Adam Foote and Peter Forsberg
-Curtis Joseph rookie card
-And a signed Maxim Afinogenov rookie card

When the going gets tough....the tough get going!
Alex Posted - 03/24/2008 : 10:21:46
More news to update you on: my father as recently as Saturday night told me a story that when he was young, Toyota had a promotion that if you test-drived one of their cars, you got free baseball tickets. He and his buddy showed up in a beat up Chevette, with faded jeans and caps and asked to try one out. The salesmen, knowing obviously what their true intent was, kicked them out before they could say 'baseball.'

An hour later, the SAME kids showed up, albeit in suits and, get this, Mike Bossy's convertible.

(The story was, my dad's friend was tight with the Bossys. Mike was at his friend's sister's wedding.)

This time, the manager welcomed them in, let them test drive the best Toyota car at the time (apparently the Supra) and gave them the tickets. All because of Mike Bossy's car!

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rross Posted - 02/22/2008 : 22:13:45
I don't have a lot of hockey paraphenalia, but I do have:

2 seats from the Montreal forum.

Signed Guy Lafleur poster and hockey card.
Gretzky, Lemiuex, Savard, Bourque, Messier rookie cards
Picture of my mom dancing with Rocket Richard

Go Habs Go!!
pensfan17 Posted - 02/22/2008 : 16:26:09
Not much but......

Evgeni Malkin Jersey (black)
Signed Chris Pronger picture
Signed jersey by Ryan Parent (Nasville jersey, kind of sucks because he didn't even play a game for Nasville)
Pittsburgh 08 draft hat
HasekFan39 Posted - 02/21/2008 : 21:55:47
well, for me, mine are mostly cheap stuff.

1. Hasek autographed hockey card (got from sports store) I don't believe its autographed but i can dream, right?

2. Hasek Jersey on Ottawa

3. Ottawa Senators Flag

4. Malkin Rookie Class Big Card unopened from the little package it came from (lost it)

5. Hasek Rookie Card

6. Ottawa Senators Alarm Clock ( yes it works )

7.Ottawa Senators Pennant

8. Ottawa Senators little rug

9. Ottawa Sens little hockey stick

10. Ottawa Sens cap

PS I forget to mention my other hockey cards.
shinnyafterschool Posted - 02/16/2008 : 14:25:07
Originally posted by Alex

I just remembered

Autographs of the entire 1996 (I think, could be 1992) Canadian Olympic hockey team.

Habs get number 25 this year

Weren't the Olympics in '98 and '94?

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Leafsfan_94 Posted - 02/14/2008 : 13:17:54
dont have much,

mario lemieux rookie card
signed scott stevens stick wihh his name and stats on it

-Red Wings GM


HabsBiggestFan Posted - 02/14/2008 : 10:45:48
I have an autographed Jonathan Toews jersey that he signed the day after he got drafted. Maybe worth something someday but has great sentimental value to me as I met him and played street hockey with him that day. Wish him all the best in his career!
nashvillepreds Posted - 12/07/2007 : 08:07:29
I have a stick and hat signed by Scotty Bowman too.
That completes my list

Ellis or Mason?

Go Preds Go!
freddyboy Posted - 12/07/2007 : 07:55:39
i have not a lot but i like them

a white habs jersey
a red habs jersey


Joe Sakic Nordiques jersey signed by him

joe is a god, if u dont agree....i dont care
nashvillepreds Posted - 12/07/2007 : 07:06:39
Cool, but I have more jersey cards

Ellis or Mason?

Go Preds Go!
nashvillepreds Posted - 12/06/2007 : 16:19:40
It's OK, I have a signed habs jersey from Sittler.

Ellis or Mason?

Go Preds Go!
Alex Posted - 12/06/2007 : 15:50:26
Let's see, not much.

Forsberg Jersey Card
Signed Mike Richards Card
Signed Guy Lafleur Picture
Gretzky 801st goal card
(this one is funny)
Signed Montreal Canadiens Jersey -- by Tucker, Colaiacovo, Corson and Sundin!
Bobblehead box to the giveaways from the Corel Centre in I think 2002 (they gave out Chara bobbleheads) signed by everyone but Hossa.

My dad used to have the entire team, the 4 years Cornoyer captained them, all cards and signed, mostly. I think he either sold it or I dont know.

My dad recently (last week) got me a signed Ovechkin away jersey, and a signed Maurice Richard hockey stick! Only problem is, Richard signed a lefty stick...
hkalirah Posted - 12/06/2007 : 11:49:15
I've got a Red Wings T-shirt signed by the Next One, Sydney Crosby, weird huh?

Go Wings Go!
LeafsFan4Life Posted - 12/06/2007 : 11:45:14
I dunno I have these items:

1. patrick roy pro set card that is signed in gold with cert of auth
2. Joe thorton jersey signed by him when he came back to ssm
3. a seat from maple leaf gardens when it closed i went to it and picked up one at auction
4. a gretzky autographed card from when he played on the greyhounds
5. the who set of greyhound cards from the year gretzky played on it
6. full sets of upper deck hockey cards from 1990 til 2003
7. 10 unopened boxes of 1979-80 opeeche cards (folks ran a convience store for a while)
8. 1 leafs jersey autographed by darcy tucker
9. 2 ticket stubs from the 67 leafs finals cup game (although i was not alive)
10. 2 Ryan Miller autographed sticks autographed by the man himself

not all that great but i love my stuff

Long Live Hockey
shinnyafterschool Posted - 11/19/2007 : 13:47:45
My list isn't great but iv'e got a long life to life and it can only get better:

2 Brendan Morrow autographed sticks
1 Jim McKenzie Autographed stick
Roberto Luongo Rookie Card
Picture of me and the Stanley Cup
Picture of me and Jim McKenzie

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