Rookie Card Haul

I picked up a TON of rookie cards at the card show on Saturday. OK, sure–a ton is a bit of an exaggeration. It was 55 to be exact. Some of them are pretty good too. Here’ s what I got:

Two (2) 2002-03 Upper Deck Young Guns for $2.25. The Curtis Sanford card cost me $2; the other one (Chris Bala) was only a quarter. 

Six (6) 2003-04 Upper Deck Young Guns. Jordin Tootoo, Antoine Vermette, Joni Pitkanen, Matthew Lombardi, Anti Miettinen and one scrub. Total spent on these 6 cards: $11. 

One (1) 2005-06 Upper Deck Young Guns. Eventually, I will pick away at these–cheaply–until all I need is Ovechkin and Crosby. In the meantime, this Valtteri Filppula card brings me a step closer. Cost: $5

Five (5) 2005-06 Fleer Ultra Rookies: Brent Lebda, Jussi Jokinen, Andrew Alberts, Patrick Eaves and one scrub–all for $4.

Eight (8) 2007-08 Upper Deck Young Guns. Drew Miller and 7 others for $18. Only 17 more YGs, and I’ll have the complete ’07-08 Upper Deck set.

Fifteen (15) 2008-09 Upper Deck Young Guns for $29. No one super-notable, though I did pick up former Chicago Wolves (and current Atlanta Thrasher) Boris Valabik.

Twelve (12) 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Marquee Rookies for $18, including Kyle Okposo. 

Six (6) 2008-09 Champ’s Rookies for $22, including Luke Schenn, Robbie Earl and Shawn Matthias

Unfortunately, I did not complete any of the above sets–though I am 17 away from having all 100 Champ’s Rookies, and just 6 cards away from finishing the 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Set (the high number set is a different story).

This week, I’ll post a few of the other cool things I picked up.


Author: Sal Barry

Sal Barry is the editor and webmaster of Puck Junk. He is a freelance hockey writer, college professor and terrible hockey player. Follow him on Twitter @puckjunk

5 thoughts on “Rookie Card Haul”

  1. Does your want list reflect these purchases? I ask because I have a TON of rookies from the past few years in all brands that I will check against your list.

  2. Looked through my stacks and only came up with two cards:

    09-10 UD
    234 Jesse Joensuu
    247 Matt Hendricks

    I also came across a gold MVP Niemi if interested.

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