Sunday, February 28, 2010

Do You Believe in Miracles Redux Not To Be

Congratulations to Team Canada. As painful as that is for me to say, today's Gold medal game was truly a win/win for hockey fans. Despite a late third period goal by Zach Parise to tie the game at 2, Sid the Kid struck in OT to capture gold.

This was a very impressive tournament and if you watched the games and still don't like hockey, something is simply wrong with you. Now it's back to the grind of the NHL season and the push for the playoffs. My Chicago Blackhawks fielded (6) Olympians (Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Tomas Kopesky, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith and Marian Hossa) and most importantly, all return from Vancouver with no injuries.

Sidney Crosby's card value already are at a peak level and I anticipate a minor bump spike in value as casual fans may attempt to track down a copy of his more affordable RC's, most notably 2005-06 Upper Deck and Black Diamond.

For Team USA, goaltender Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres) and Zach Parise (New Jersey Devils) should also see increased interest on the secondary market with Parise also having a Young Gun RC in UD 2005/06. Ryan Miller on the other hand, has rookie cards from 2002/03, before the Upper Deck exclusive license went in effect.


Anonymous said...

I just hope the NHL takes advantage of the hype this generated. I don't want it to sit eternally in VS limbo (except on random Sundays).

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