Collecting the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees

Collecting the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. The list is headlined by a handful of 1990's greats that have deep roots in the hobby. Mike Modano, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Rob Blake were all popular with collectors and still command attention today. Joining them is late coaching legend, Pat Burns and referee Bill McCreary.

Given the era in which they played, rookie cards of all the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame players are easy to find and very affordable.

Blake and Modano have the most rookie cards of the group. However, they're from 1990-91 sets, some of the most plentiful every produced. Both have rookies in 1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Premier, which ranks among the year's most valuable sets, not that that means much today. Although not considered by most to be rookie cards, collectors may want to track down Blake's 1990-91 Bowman Tiffany and Modano's 1990-91 Bowman Tiffany and Topps Tiffany cards. Available only as part of special factory sets, they're rarer and made with better printing standards.

Burns also has his rookie card from 1990-91. He was included in Pro Set's subset dedicated to coaches. Collectors should be able to find one in a commons bin or just slightly more.

1990-91 Pr0 Set is also the place where you'll find Bill McCreary's rookie card. In its inaugural season in hockey, the now-defunct card maker produced a referees subset. It could very well be the cheapest rookie card for a Hall of Famer from the big four sports.

Forsberg has just two rookie cards, 1991-92 Upper Deck and 1991-92 Upper Deck French.

That's also the same year Hasek 's rookies are from. The six-time Vezina winner has eight rookie cards, although when you take language variations into account, there are only five different designs.

Below you can find rookie card checklist for all of the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees. If you're curious about a specific card or want to buy one, click on the links to shop on eBay.

Rob Blake Rookie Cards

Pat Burns Rookie Card

1990 91 Pro Set Pat Burns 212x300 Image

Peter Forsberg Rookie Cards

1991 92 Upper Deck Peter Forsberg RC1 220x300 Image

Dominik Hasek Rookie Cards

1991 92 Upper Deck Dominik Hasek 218x300 Image

Bill McCreary

1990 91 Pro Set Bill McCreary 213x300 Image

Mike Modano

1990 91 O Pee Chee Mike Modano RC 213x300 Image

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1999-2000 Pacific Aurora Canvas #4 Creations Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche
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2000-2001 Pacific Reflections Mike Modano Helmet Die-Cut Card #8 RARE
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Mike Modano 2000-01 Titanium Draft Day Jersey Stars #33
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13-14 National Treasures Timeline Rob Blake 2 CLR Prime Jersey 45 50 LA Kings
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PETER FORSBERG PATRICK ROY JOE SAKIC AVALANCHE FRANCHISES ITG ULTIMATE 8TH
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2008-09 ICE - PETER FORSBERG FROZEN FABRICS PARALLEL #FF-PF 100!!
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1998-99 SPx Top Prospects Premier Stars 23 Peter Forsberg
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2013-14 ITG Game Used PETER FORSBERG On The Move Dual Jersey 60
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2006-07 Upper Deck Trilogy Frozen In Time #FT5 Dominik Hasek 788 999
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1997-98 DONRUSS STUDIO - MIKE MODANO #13 PRESS PROOF SILVER PARALLEL 1000
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DOMINIK HASEK GOALIE BUFFALO SABRES 2000-01 UD HEROES GAME USED TWIGS STICK T-DH
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DOMINIK HASEK - 2005-06 Upper Deck Destined for the Hall #DH4 - Senators
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DOMINIK HASEK - 2000-01 Upper Deck Gate Attractions #GA2 - Sabres
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PETER FORSBERG - 1997-98 Donruss Line 2 Line #d 4000 - Avalanche
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MIKE MODANO DALLAS STARS 2003-04 UD BEE HIVE GU JERSEY #JT-1
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PETER FORSBERG NASHVILLE PREDATORS 2007-08 SWEET SHOT STITCHES #SST-PF
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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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