I haven't yet, though, and it's providing me what I feel will be a solid blog post.
|2014-15 Upper Deck MVP Gold Script #136 Andrew Shaw|
I'm an analytical guy and because of that I can't figure out why secondary prices are so low on these, other than just no demand. It makes me think that people aren't aware of how tough they are to come by. Perhaps because it's from the most low-level of releases.
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|2012-13 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Duals #ST2KS Patrick Kane/Andrew Shaw B|
Also, I acquired this card from Jim. He was collecting Shaw as well but slowed down because of my super collection. This was a card I needed at the time and he sold it to me at a great price. I will say that I'm going to give Jim first shot at the items I want to move on. If he wants them, I'd love to get them into the hands of a true fan.
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|2013-14 SP Game Used 2013 Stanley Cup Finals Materials Net Skirt Autos #SCNSAAS Andrew Shaw|
|2013-14 Upper Deck Trilogy Signature Pucks Retro Logo #SPAS Andrew Shaw|
|2013-14 Rookie Anthology Luxury Suite #50 Andrew Shaw|
One of my biggest gripes with Upper Deck is that other than his rookies from The Cup, he's not had any other memorabilia cards. This is a guy that's had a 20-goal season, won two Stanley Cups and scored double digit goals in five of his six seasons. He's also played for two of the teams that are very popular with card collectors. They put a lot of the same common players in over and over but don't seem to mix in new players.
Luckily, Panini did end up producing one memorabilia card and I have 11 of the 199 copies. What I love is that the copies have different designs, patterns and colors. Panini's credibility on memorabilia used on cards has been shot with me, but all I can do is hope that these are somewhat legit.
|2011-12 The Cup Black Rookie Autographs Flag Tag #171 Andrew Shaw|
I was contacted by a Sports Card Forum member that he has this card. We weren't able to work something out and I just let it be. It was probably a year later or so, we touched base again and were able to make it happen.
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|2012-13 Limited Back to the Future Autograph #18 Andrew Shaw / Jeremy Roenick|
The cards was an absolute white whale for me. I couldn't find one for a couple of years and finally found one on Sportslots. I knew nothing about the site at the time and was hesitant, thinking I might get ripped off. My concerns were unfounded and I had it a few days later.
About a week later, another copy showed up on eBay. I've seen another handful since. Weird how these things work.
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|2013-14 Dominion Engravatures 2013 Champions #21 Andrew Shaw|
This is another hard-to-find card. The added challenge is that once you find the one you need, it's EXPENSIVE! Dependent of secondary factors, common players from the set can sometimes go for upwards of $200. They supposedly contain an amount of legitimate silver but as stated above, Panini's credibility is shot with me.
Derek of OT Cards knew that I was a Shaw collector and when he came into this, he let me know he had it. We worked out massive trade (probably my biggest online trade in both quantity and value) and I finally had it!
Another thing I love about it is the image of Shaw both hoisting the Cup and also bleeding from his stitches. In the first period of the Cup-clinching game Shaw took a puck to the face but was stitched up and returned for the start of the second. The stitches later for for $6500 in a charity auction. I am/was a super collector, but did not place any bids. That's a bit too yucky for my liking.
|2011-12 Upper Deck Canvas #C232 Autographed/Ceertified/Graded BGS 9.5|
A couple of years ago, JSA was certifying autographs at a local card show and I submitted the card. I had no worries that it would pass, as I had it signed in person. I was then able to submit it for BGS grading at another local show. When I got it back, I was shocked that it came back a 9.5 because of the black borders. It could have come back a 6 or 7 and it wouldn't have mattered. This was for me. I am a collector, not someone that says they are a collector but just rips and flips. I don't like "losing" money, but the hobby isn't about money to me. I have a piece that I put together and a great story and memories of it.
You would think that it would be tough to beat this card, but selecting favorite Andrew Shaw card is no challenge. Like #2, this one is where it is because of the story.
|2011-12 Upper Deck Canvas #C232|
"It doesn't matter what other card comes out, this one will always be my favorite, and one copy in particular. The card is Shaw's first NHL card. He doesn't have a Young Guns card, just this copy. Before it was even released, I had all of his previously released juniors cards
The 2011-12 Canvas Young Guns were one per every other box. With 20 Canvas Young Guns in the set, odds of hitting any particular one are 1:60 boxes. I bought one box at a card show and joked to the seller "It would be awesome if I could get the Andrew Shaw canvas."
You know where this is going, right?
This was in the second pack I opened from the box. I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was the second pack down, front right stack. Is it the biggest hit of my life? No. However, it IS the second most (after my 1989 Billy Ripken) favorite one of my life. This copy of this card will always be the favorite in my Andrew Shaw collection.
We can buy pretty much any card these days. Opening a pack to find the one you want is even a better feeling. It's a feeling that only a true COLLECTor understands."
By the way, I'm always looking to add more copies of this card! Obviously it's staying in my collection. I relive that moment I opened it every time I see this card. Or every time I blog about it.
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