Previous Collectors of the Month

Introduction

My name is Willem Nettinga from Ontario, Canada. My favourite team is the Toronto Maple Leafs, and my favourite player is Henrik Zetterberg.

What/Who Do You Collect?

I have a small Leafs collection and a fairly substantial Zetterberg pc. I currently own 26 Zetterberg cards that are serial numbered 1/1 (not including printing plates). I also have 35 jersey numbered cards (ex. 40/100) amongst many others.

The reason I collect Henrik Zetterberg is because of Zetterberg’s play on the ice, and charitable endeavours off of it, have led me to respect him both as a hockey player and a person. I think it would be hard to find a classier person in the NHL today.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

In 2008, when Detroit won the Stanley Cup, I was 14 years old. Like many Canadians, I went into that final series watching Sidney Crosby in his first Stanley Cup Finals. What really caught my eye though was the performance of Henrik Zetterberg. At times he would shut down Crosby, and ultimately win the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP. From that point on I was a Zetterberg fan.

Coincidentally, I started collecting hockey cards the next year in 2008-09. The first set I put together was 08-09 Victory. I loved it because every pack had an insert or a rookie card. Of course, it holds little value, but that’s not what entry level products are for. It was fun to open and got me started on the path of collecting. I then put together the base sets for 08-09 UD Series 1 and 2 by opening blaster boxes and sorting cards until I had completed the set. I’d soon start buying jersey cards on eBay and my collection just progressed from there. Now I mainly focus on high-end cards, not for their monetary value, but for the fun, you can have to chase them down and acquiring them.

What’s Your Favourite Item?

My favourite cards are my 2002-03 Zetterberg Young Guns Exclusives. I have two copies of this card; both are one of a kind. One is jersey numbered 15/75. The other is Beckett graded pristine 10 (highest graded, population 1).

Another favourite of mine is the 16-17 Leaf Ultimate One-Timer Jumbo Memorabilia. The game-used World Cup of Hockey patch looks absolutely amazing. This was purchased on eBay, as were the YG Exclusives.

My favourite non Henrik Zetterberg card is an Auston Matthews Maple Leaf Marks autograph. I pulled this card myself from a hobby box of Centennial I ordered from CloutsnChara!

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

o 11/12 Panini Prime Captain’s Cloth 2/2
o 13/14 Panini Prime Captain’s Cloth 1/2
o Zetterberg Masterpiece Portraits Card (Hand painted/signed by the artist)
o Anything Henrik Zetterberg: Amazing Patches, Jerseys, Numbered Cards (40/###) & 1/1’s.

Contact Info

Email: willem.nettinga@outlook.com
CnC Username: WNett27

Introduction

My name is Aaron from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I have been collecting hockey cards since I was 12 years old, and my favourite team is the Toronto Maple Leafs and my favourite player is Jhonas Enroth. Thanks for the feature in your newsletter, CnC!

What/Who Do You Collect?

Great question! I’ve always been a big fan of the goalies, and have always tried to pick up cards of goalies I liked to watch on TV. The largest collection I have is of former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth, which I have been working on since 2010-2011.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

I started collecting Enroth because, as a smaller goaltender myself, I have always appreciated Jhonas’ ability to play at the highest level of hockey for a long time. His technical ability on the ice is something I’ve enjoyed watching for many years now, and continue to do so today. I remember watching his first NHL win many years ago against the Maple Leafs and just being amazed the whole game at how he handled himself in the net.

Ever since then I wanted to try and collect as many cards as I could of the Swedish goaltender. By my count, as I write this, I currently have over 300 Enroth cards in my collection (Along with 28 1/1’s).

What’s Your Favourite Item?

Oh man, what a tough question. It’s so hard to pick just one thing. As I mentioned earlier, there are 28 1/1’s currently in my collection. Any of those could be considered my favourite just by their scarcity alone, to be honest. Along the way, there have also been many non-1/1’s that have great stories to tell, which make them some of my favourite cards to date. However, if I had to choose just one card, I would say my favourite piece would have to be the 09-10 Upper Deck Ice Premiere Auto Patch /10. The card from top to bottom is just beautiful I think. Plus it took me quite a few years after the initial release to land one of them. I eventually found a collector who hoarded a huge number of Ice Premiere’s from 2009-10 and was somehow able to wrestle one out of his collection.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

Haha, if it’s an Enroth card that I don’t have (and it’s a lot of them), then it’s on the want list. There are many cards that still have not found its way into my collection yet, so the chase will have to keep on going. If I were to summarize some of my top wants that I would love to acquire, they would be listed as followed:

o 2009-10 Artifacts Black Rookie #179 Jhonas Enroth /5
o 2010-11 ITG BTP Masked Men Gold #MM-26 Jhonas Enroth /10
o 2010-11 Score French Backs #95 Jhonas Enroth
o 2011-12 Prime Premier Game Patches #38 Jhonas Enroth /3
o 2014-14 Upper Deck MVP Gold Script #80 Jhonas Enroth /100
o Any 1/1 card, Printing Plates, Show, Expo, Vault Stamp, Proof Cards, etc.

Contact Info

CnC Username: Creasecollector

That is also the same username I use across many different hobby sites online. You can also visit my collection website creasecollector.weebly.com to view my entire Jhonas Enroth collection, look at my complete want list, and contact me through there as well. If you or someone you know has an Enroth card you think I would be interested, please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you!

Introduction

Hello fellow collectors my name is Denis Beauregard, 38 years old from Macamic, Québec. It’s an honor for me to showcase my Ray Bourque PSA collection.

What/Who Do You Collect?

I collect Ray Bourque and currently have the collection that is ranked 1st in 5 of 6 PSA ‘s Registry Set of Ray Bourque.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

I grew up a Bruins fan and my favourite player was Ray Bourque. I started to collect cards at the beginning of the “junk era” in the early 1990’s. I bought some packs of Upper Deck and mostly Pro Set. Yeah I know, Pro Set! Quickly, I had a few of Ray’s card and wanted more. That was the beginning. I kept buying Bourque’s cards for a few years and then I put my collection away for quite some time.

I went back into the hobby in 2005 and been an active collector since. Now I concentrate my collection on Ray Bourque’s playing days cards from 1980 to 2001. I really enjoy getting them graded or buying high graded cards.  Today I have 598 different Ray Bourque cards graded only by PSA of Ray Bourque. I have about 700 more ungraded.  My PSA collection is ranked 1st in 5 of 6 PSA‘s Registry Set of Ray Bourque.

What’s Your Favourite Item?

I like all the 1980 to 1989 cards which I try to have in PSA 10 condition. I enjoy the look of the 1981 OPC #1 card and same for the sticker card.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

Every day I’m looking on Ebay if there is something that catches my eyes but if I had to pick one, I’d say the

1999 O-PEE-CHEE CHROME ICE MASTERS RAY BOURQUE REFRACTOR #IM7.

I keep searching for cards that provide something that I still don’t have like an NHL shield, a tag or a button, stuff like that.

Contact Info

CNC Username: denisbeauregard

My email is denisbeauregard@hotmail.com and I would be pleased if you go to my Facebook group that showcases my collection www.facebook.com/raybourquecardcollection77

Introduction

My name is Kendall Mullin from Saint John, NB. I’ve been collecting cards most of my life, with a few stops and restarts along the way. In 2003 I re-started and have not stopped … and here is the reason for that …

What/Who Do You Collect?

I’m proud to say that I have the largest and most complete Marc-Andre Fleury card collection on the planet.  I have over 87% of all the Fleury cards that have been produced, which includes 489 pack inserted #1/1’s (which can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/139986569@N05/albums/72157687302788035).

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

I have always been a Goalie fan as well as a Penguins fan. I loved watching Michel Dion, Denis Herron, Gilles Meloche, Greg Millen, Tom Barrasso, and Frank Pietrangelo through the years. When Marc-Andre was selected 1st overall in the entry draft, it seemed like a no-brainer to start collecting him.

What’s Your Favourite Item?

I have several mini masks that have been signed and personalized by Marc-Andre, but my favourite item is the 2018 President’s Choice StickHandle (#1/1) featuring the nameplate from a game-used Marc-Andre Fleury rookie stick. On the back, the card has been labelled “This card has been made exclusively for the Kendall Mullin collection.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

I’m always searching for cards to add to my collection, and I’m constantly adding and updating my want list. It can be found on my website – https://www.marcandrefleurycards.com/completewantlist.htm.

Probably my most sought after card is the 2006-07 ITG Going for Gold – Autograph. It was not listed as an SP when it was released, but I have never seen one. I have listed this card on multiple forums in the past with a $200 finder’s fee … to no avail.

Contact Info

CNC Username: tkmullin

You can always contact me via my website (https://www.marcandrefleurycards.com) or send me a PM on CloutnChara.com

Introduction

My name is Dan from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and I am one of the owners of CloutsnChara.

What/Who Do You Collect?

I am related to Bill Cook and Bun Cook who played on the New York Rangers in the 1920s and that is who I currently collect. They are cousins of my Grandpa on my mom’s side.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

Since finding out I was related to them, I decided to try and collect as much of their cards as possible. Finding cards from the 1920s is not easy at all but I enjoy the hunt and get excited when I see one I don’t have.

What’s Your Favourite Item?

A lot of my pieces are pretty awesome since they are so old but some of my favourite pieces are the cut autos from Upper Deck, Panini & ITG. The reason is that when I showed my mom the autographs of them, she couldn’t believe the way they did their autographs because they are very similar to the way she would do hers and that’s without her ever seeing it before.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

The majority of the items I need now are the cut autos from The Cup, Superlative, ITG Ultimate and other sets. I have only seen a couple here and there but hopefully, I can start finding more of them.

Contact Info

CNC Username: cloutsnchara

You can contact me at cloutsnchara@gmail.com if you have any Cook cards available or know of someone that has some. I have quite a bit of them but still missing some key pieces.

Introduction

My name is Paul from Mississauga, Ontario and I’ve been part of the C&C community for several years now under the alias “leafer70”

What/Who Do You Collect?

I like to build the Upper Deck S1/S2 and O-Pee-Chee sets every year for nostalgic reasons. I also like to collect cards of various players from my favourite team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. But my biggest collection, by far, is my Borje Salming PC.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

When I was trying to narrow down my focus to one particular player, it soon became an obvious choice. Not only was Salming one of the best ever to put on the blue & white but I’ll never forget writing to him as a child when he was recovering from a nasty eye injury and to my surprise, I got a written reply! You never forget those things. And now, I believe I have the largest Borje Salming card collection out there!

What’s Your Favourite Item?

It’s hard to narrow it down to just one but some of my favourites are included in this post.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

Of course, any Salming card I don’t already possess would be on my want list but one particular card that I would really like to get my hands on is from the 2017 President’s Choice Blue & White Centennial and it’s one of the Assigned Seats Auto relics. I just need the grey coloured one to complete the rainbow. The Maple Leaf Marks auto from the 2017-18 Centennial set is also high on my list.

Contact Info

If anyone has any Borje Salming cards you’re looking to move, contact me at leafer70@outlook.com or on the C&C forums. My full Salming collection can be viewed here:  https://flic.kr/s/aHskZwsEDJ

Introduction

My name is Jordan and I am from Essex, Ontario. I am 30 years old. I first got into the hobby as a little boy growing up. My neighbour across the street used to sell hockey cards and I would go over with all my change and see what caught my eye.

I stopped collecting for about 10 years once my neighbour moved and I got the itch to collect again after receiving a box of upper deck series one for Christmas. And I haven’t looked back since.

What/Who Do You Collect?

I collect hockey cards and signed pictures/pucks. I’m a huge Leafs fan, however, you wouldn’t know it by looking at my collection. I’m a big collector of young guns or the cup (if I can afford it) rookie cards. I collect McDavid, Crosby, Gretzky, Marner, Ovechkin, Orr, etc. Unfortunately, my wallet is only so big haha.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

I started collecting more higher end rookies as I consider it as an investment. You’re betting on a player to perform well in order for his value to go up. Obviously, it’s a lot riskier than investing with a bank but I have a lot more fun doing it this way and it’s nice having all your cards to display. Eventually, I plan on selling some cards but that’s 30 plus years away.

What’s Your Favourite Item?

Do I have to choose just one…..I would have to say my absolute favourite item would be my signed picture of Crosby’s first NHL goal. I wanted that since his rookie year and saved up my whole summer just to afford it. From that picture on, my memorabilia collection grew to where it is today.  A close second favourite item would have to be my 2 graded 10 young guns of Mcdavid followed by a 4 colour cup rookie of Landeskog.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

There are only a few cards on my want list right now. I’ve always wanted a Bobby Orr rookie card but the condition needs to be between a Beckett or PSA 2-5. The other card is a Crosby future watch.

Contact Info

You can reach me at jdrleafs2002@hotmail.com or at CNC: jdrleafs2002 if you have any of the above cards for sale or trade.

Introduction

Hello everyone, I’m Chris. I have been collecting for 30 years now. I’m from Listowel, Ontario but live in Waterloo, Ontario now. The first set I tackled myself was the 91-92 Score.

What/Who Do You Collect?

I currently collect an Upper Deck set every year including the Young Guns. I have a UD set from every year starting 2005-06 and other sets from the mid-’80s to present. Other than that I collect rookies that aren’t in the Young Guns set and the Toronto Maple Leafs. I have a bunch of Leafs from the SP Authentic, SPX, SP Game Used years. Usually, stick to Rookies unless there is a player I want to collect.

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

I have a Cyclone Taylor collection as he was from my hometown. I also collect players that were born or raised in the area. I also PC Doug Gilmour. I have many cards but not even close to the numbers of cards out there. I have several signed jerseys and memorabilia.

What’s Your Favourite Item?

My favourite items are the ones that are shown in the pictures.

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

I am currently seeking the newest Young Guns. I also am interested in Upgrading some older investments like my Gretzky, Lemieux and Roy rookies.

Contact Info

Email address is chriswjquipp@gmail.com or quipper11 on C&C

Introduction

Hello everyone, our names are Roman & Michaela.

 

What/Who Do You Collect?

My wife Michaela and I collect MIKE SMITH. We have also some minor collections of Burns and players who played in our hometown Vienna. But the collection of Mike Smith is our highlight and the one we are focusing on. We have no specific kind of cards/souvenirs we are looking for – we collect all of him.

 

Why Did You Start Collecting The Player/Set/Team?

We just like the way he plays and also the thrilling moments when he is out of the net.

I think every Goalie has his specific style and due to any reason, Smitty got our favourite. Perhaps cause his style is crazy/unique in some ways and also splitting the masses.

You can love him or hate him but there is not much between.

After watching Team Canada LIVE at the IIHF world championship 2015 in Prague I wanted to give my wife a little present with a memorabilia card of him.

This is where it all started in July 2015 and ends up (counting today) in these numbers: 716 cards (~85%), including 34 1of1s (of 80 – ~42%)

Additional we have 45 printing plates (with one complete 4 colour rainbow), 14 stickers, 56 cards of Final Vault and some customs made

 

What’s Your Favourite Item?

For my own I have 3 favourite items, also because of the story behind them:

o 2012-13 Panini Prime Signatures #53 Black 1/1 (Seen Below)

We were on holiday and I got a circle round breakdown. I had to go to the hospital for infusions but no crucial thing. After coming back in the evening I checked eBay and there was it with a buy it now! Putted online 5 minutes ago. If I hadn’t my little accident we would be already at dinner and perhaps the card would be gone once I got back and checked eBay.

It was also my Birthday, so I made myself a little present

o 2012-13 Limited Jumbo Materials #JJMS NHL Shields 1/1 (See Below)

The card was listed in a European online store but with value 0, there was also no buy-option. I just wondering why it was still on the shop and give it a try to write the owner. I didn’t expect much but then I got the reply that he still had the card. So the very last hope of writing an email leads to a real special card.

o 2013-14 Dominion Ensigns Signatures #SEMS 1/1 (See Below)

From the beginning, this card was my personal white whale. I knew it was outside somewhere due to a posted picture but it was always far far away….unreachable. But then 1 month ago it appears on eBay…. I was unbelievably happy to make the best offer on it. The card is on the way and I can’t wait to have it in my hands

The highlight of our total collection:

2015 IIHF Men’s World Championship Game Worn White Jersey – Worn in preliminary games vs Latvia and Switzerland

 

What’s On Your Current Wantlist?

Hard to say. As we are missing most x/10 and lower, every new card is something great.

But if we had to choose I would say the top four are:

o Closing the wholes in 2003/04

o Completing the Champ’s Mini of 2008/09 and 2009/10

o Completing the 2011-12 Panini Prime Genuine Letters -series with the last missing letter H

o The 2 missing printing plates of 2017-18 Upper Deck Canadian Tire Team Canada #59

Total want list: https://forums.cloutsnchara.com/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=83126&p=738582#p738582

 

Contact Info