Thursday, April 4, 2013
Check Out My Impulse Purchases: Penguins Edition
As I've expanded my collecting interests, I'm also giving hockey another try. It certainly doesn't hurt that the Pens have been red hot most of the season, and look primed for a deep playoff run Thus far, the results have been positive.
It also means that from a card perspective, my Penguins collection is a bit strange. Cards of many of the current players are a bit pricier than I want to spend for a casual collection. I also don't see a lot of hockey pop up at shows here in Ohio, and obviously prices in Pittsburgh above market-value, and definitely not budget friendly.
COMC's Penguin selection pales compared to what can be found of their baseball and football counterparts. I honestly don't know if that's more of a problem with the hockey card industry in general, or simply a byproduct of Canadian hockey collectors not wanting to pay the high postage costs of shipping their cards across the border (though COMC did recently open a Canadian office).
Either way, these cards aren't as flashy as my other pickups, and they certainly don't have the same degree of sentimental value to me that some of the others do. Still, it's a fun collection to build as my knowledge and appreciation for the game also evolves.