Cyber Monday Canes Cards – Hurricanes Upper Deck Young Guns cards

Cyber Monday Canes Cards – Hurricanes Upper Deck Young Guns cards

Having an Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card signifies that a player has made it to hockey card collectors. Upper Deck’s Young Guns series has taken many shapes and forms on its way to becoming one of the hobby’s most popular rookie cards since debuting in 1990-91.  Today Young Guns have become one of the hobby’s best, non-autographed, non-serial numbered rookie cards. Their values have increased due to harder odds of pulling a desired player and parallels (Exclusives, Canvas, Team Canada, Retro) have added to the number of rookie cards available of each player.  Upper Deck Young Guns are among the most iconic rookie cards in the history of the hobby, and one of the few base rookie cards to carry substantial weight. Today each of the two Upper Deck series has 50 Young Guns cards and 30 Young Guns Canvas cards.  2015-16 Upper Deck series 1 have on average 6 Young Guns per hobby box with boxes this year costing around $100 mainly due to the presence of Connor McDavid which are selling between $185 and $200.  From a Hurricanes card collectors view, in Series 1 this year Keegan Lowe has a Young Guns card and Noah Hanifin has a Canvas Young Guns card.  Upper Deck has announced Noah Hanifin will have a Young Guns card in series 2 and there is a possibility that any of Jaccob Slavin, Brett Pesce or Brock McGinn could have one as well. As part of a Black Friday special till December 7th, place an order at Canescards.com and enter the promo code BF25 and save 25% on all single card purchases.  Discount...
Noah Hanifin hockey cards and collectibles

Noah Hanifin hockey cards and collectibles

The 2015-16 NHL Rookie Class may be headlined by Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, but this year there is a great supporting class including the Carolina Hurricanes’ Noah Hanifin.  Defensemen drafted in the first round rarely play in the NHL in the year they are drafted.  Last season, Aaron Ekblad went from first overall pick to NHL rookie of the year.  Not only was Ekblad the only defensemen drafted in 2014 to play in the NHL, none of the other 5 defensemen, including the Hurricanes Haydn Fleury, have played and NHL game in the 2 years since being drafted. Time will only tell if the smooth-skating Hanifin is the next Scott Niedermeyer, an NHL Hall of Fame defenseman, who scored 60 points in a season twice or former Hurricane Bret Hedican who never scored more then 30 pionts in a season.  Being a high draft pick will drive the price of Hanifin’s cards up.  Defensemen usually do not sell as well as forwards or goalies unless they are high-scoring. Recent NHL rookie defensemen have seen a great initial interest in their cards but only to have interest die down after their rookie season (Torey Krug, Hampus Lindholm, Jacob Trouba, Olli Maatta, Morgan Rielly).  The last Hurricane rookie to generate this kind of excitement in his cards was Eric Staal.  Hopefully Hanifin can put some points on the board to keep the interest in his cards strong. Hanifin currently has 2 cards that picture him in a Boston College uniform. 2014 Collegiate Edition Future Stars (selling between $3 and $5) (pictured immediately below) 2015 TCSP Glass Ice Rookies Blue #/40 (selling...
Collector’s Corner introduction and calendar for 2015-16 hockey card releases

Collector’s Corner introduction and calendar for 2015-16 hockey card releases

Welcome to Collector’s Corner! Collector’s Corner will be a twice monthly column talking about the latest Hurricanes sports cards and broader hockey collectible news. This column will be both sponsored and written by Canes Cards.  Canes Cards specializes in and boasts the largest single repository of Carolina Hurricanes hockey cards (and also Charlotte Checkers).  Please take a minute to visit and browse our new site and also to use a kickoff promotional coupon candc10 to get a 10% discount off your purchase. This season is the most anticipated hockey card season in a decade due to rookies Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers  and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.  Rookie cards drive hockey card products and with 2 generational talents this year the interest will be as high as 2005-06 when Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin were both NHL rookies.  This will also be a special year for Hurricane fans with rookie cards of first round draft pick Noah Hanifin as well as first card appearances for Danny Biega, Rasmus Rissanen as well as possibly Keegan Lowe. Upper Deck, the only NHL licensed card manufacturer this season, has already announced that its first 4 releases this season have sold out.  The first product that will include McDavid in an Oilers uniform will be Upper Deck Series 1 which is scheduled to be released in early November.  NHL rules require positional players to appear in an NHL game before they can have a card issue.  So the hockey products (O Pee Chee, MVP & Artifacts) already released this year only had redemption or exchange cards for a card of...