The Controversy of Cards with Protective Film
This week, Sal Barry and Tim Parish discuss the controversial topic of hockey trading cards with protective film on them. From the mid-1990s until the early 2000s, card companies would put protective film on premium cards to protect them from getting scratched. Collectors were split into two camps on this: some removed the film from the cards, while others believed that doing so would actually reduce the value of the cards on the secondary market. Sal and Tim also talk about the new hockey card releases this week, the potential return of the NHL — and Nordiques jerseys!
Show Notes and Links:
NHL considering 8-9 sites for season restart (NHL.com)
Avalanche may wear Nordiques jerseys next season (NHL.com)
NHL players who wore number 66 (Hockey-Reference.com)
President’s Choice Trading Cards “Equipped” cards (PCTC website)
Upper Deck Game Dated Moments cards for Week 32 (UD website)
And since we brought up 1980-81 Topps Hockey cards, here is a review of that set (Puck Junk)
Images of cards with protective film still on them:
1994-95 Topps Finest #34 – Chris Chelios
1994-95 Donruss – Masked Marvels inserts #1 – Ed Belfour
1995-96 Topps Finest #121 – Chris Chelios
Notice the discoloration (“greening”) on his face
1996-97 Select Certified #27 – Chris Chelios
1996-97 Leaf Preferred – Steel Inserts #7 – Chris Chelios
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