Now I really must chuckle. I posted this topic at the beginning of the month... see topic here
...two weeks pass, and not a single response??
I look thru the bookcase today, and find a copy of a beckett hockey price guide and checklist from 1999...I don't remember picking this book up, but anyway, I leaf thru it and it's a nice resource if you haven't ever had one. If only for the checklists and sample card pics from every set (something I find real useful when looking for something fresh to add to the list of stuff to track down. Anyway, I'm looking at the old Certified Mirror Gold lists from 1997 - the values on that were unreal for a parallel card (Roy for $2K?!). So I checked the current value of the card...$80...think of the buyers who took a loss on that issue...I can't even imagine
...and it reinforces the path I pursue, which is, hard to find issues that book for a few bucks...I can't imagine ever feeling too bad about dropping $5 on a card with that plan no matter how low the BV fell
It also gives a nice overview of how the cards changed from 1996-1999 with all the special effects and die-cutting - something I sorely miss in today's issues. SPx is a mere shadow of it's former self - those were some really cool designs. Guess I ought to look for a newer copy of this book, at the next used book sale. Ah, and I will also mention, it contains insert ratios, something I have been looking for from the 1995-96 UD sets for years without anyone ever mentioning that they were listed in this publication.
So, feel free to ask something about any hockey set prior to 2000 and I'll let you know what the guide provides