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

Peter Forsberg Rookie Cards

1991-92 Upper Deck Peter Forsberg RC

Dominik Hasek Rookie Cards

1991-92 Upper Deck Dominik Hasek

Bill McCreary

1990-91 Pro Set Bill McCreary

Mike Modano

1990-91 O-Pee-Chee Mike Modano RC

Top eBay Listings

1991 Upper Deck #64 Peter Forsberg RC BCCG 10 *DLC
$9.99

1990 OPC Premier #6 Rob Blake RC BCCG 10 *DLC
$9.99

2002-2003 Quest for the Cup Peter Forsberg Authentic Game-Worn Jersey Card
$10.00

PAUL BITTNER MIKE MODANO 14 15 ITG Leaf Heroes & Prospects Dual Patch 10 Rookie
$26.99

PETER FORSBERG 2000-01 TITANIUM GAME GEAR PATCH CARD #74 018 100
$39.95

DOMINIK HASEK 1997-98 PINNACLE INSIDE COACHES COLLECTION
$11.96

DOMINIK HASEK 1997-98 PINNACLE INSIDE TRACK
$9.71

Rob Blake 1995-96 Upper Deck Be a Player Auto Card #113
$10.50

Mike Modano 2009-10 Ultra Uniformity Game Worn Jersey Card Stars
$8.20

1998-99 TOPPS GOLD LABEL ROB BLAKE LA KINGS CLASS 2 RED LABEL 1:146 INSERT #D50
$12.00

1991 UPPER DECK EURO STARS FRENCH #E14 DOMINIK HASEK RC HOF PSA 10 H1722102-914
$7.99

2001-02 (HKY) UD Top Shelf Sticks #SPF Peter Forsberg
$25.00

13 14 ITG Used On The Move Jersey OTM-26 Dominik Hasek Silver
$29.99

13 14 ITG Used On The Move Jersey OTM-24 Peter Forsberg Silver
$39.99

Dominik Hasek 1991-92 Hockey RC 23ct Lot
$15.95

4) 2010-11 Score Gold #577 Peter Forsberg Avalanche Rookie Traded Card Lot MINT
$6.59
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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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