Top-Selling 2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey Cards

Top-Selling 2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey Cards

Who says game-used cards are dead? It's patches, not ink, that dominate the top 10 opening week eBay sales for 2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey.

Living up to its name, the set is filled with all sorts of memorabilia combinations. The most popular appear to be the Authentic Fabrics multi-player cards. In fact, patch versions of these inserts hold the top four overall sales so far.

A 2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey Authentics Seven Patch with Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque, Brett Hull, Joe Sakic and three others led all sales, going for $800. Numbered to three, the card has seven patches, but none are huge like some may expect from a card commanding such a huge sum. And while all the players on the card are Hall of Famers, they're only loosely connected with a theme of 'shots.' A non-patch version of the card numbered to 6 was also in the top ten, selling for $365.

Other top-selling Authentics Fabrics patch cards include two highlighting first overall picks and one that celebrates the current rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals.

Just four cards in the top ten sellers have autographs. The highest such sale belongs to a dual autographed jersey card with Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos. Numbered to 5, the Dual Inked Sweaters card netted $450.

Top 10 Opening Week eBay Sales for 2011-12 SP Game Used Hockey Card

1. 2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch Ray Bourque, Marcel Dionne, Al MacInnis, Wayne Gretzky, Brendan Shanahan, Brett Hull and Joe Sakic 3/3 - $800

2011-12 SP Game-Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Gretzky Sakic Hull Bourque 2011-12 SP Game-Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Gretzky Sakic Hull Bourque Back

2. 2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, Erik Johnson, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin 2/3 - $799

2011-12 SP Game-Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch

3. 2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Six Patch Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Michal Neuvirth 2/3 - $666.66

4. 2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch Taylor Hall, John Tavares, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, Erik Johnson, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin 3/3 - $650

5. 2011-12 SP Game Used Dual Inked Sweaters Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos 1/5 - $450

6 (tie). 2011-12 SP Game Used Supreme Sticks Wayne Gretzky 4/5 - $399.99

6 (tie). 2011-12 SP Game Used Trophy Marks Hart Trophy Bobby Orr Autograph 'A' 15/25 - $399.99

8. 2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Ray Bourque, Marcel Dionne, Al MacInnis, Wayne Gretzky, Brendan Shanahan, Brett Hull and Joe Sakic 5/6 - $365

9. 2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Rookies Gold Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 10/50 - $355

10. 2011-12 SP Game Used By the Letter Jaromir Jagr 3/4 - $336.99

Top eBay Listings

Jordan Staal 11-12 UD SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Jersey Patch 35
$12.99

Sergei Bobrovsky SP Game Used 2011-12 #AF-SB Patch Flyers Authentic Fabrics
$19.99

James van Riemsdyk SP Game Used 2011-12 #AF-JV Patch Flyers Authentic Fabrics
$19.99

11-12 SP GAME USED AUTHENTIC FABRICS DUAL PATCH PLEKANEC ELLER 25 #AF2-PE
$14.99

2011-12 SP Game Used Spezza Jason 1 6 "S" by the letter 1 1 patch nameplate
$149.00

Jarome Iginla 2011 12 SP Game-Used 'Authentic Fabrics' PATCH # 10 35
$34.99

11 2011-12 UD SP Game Used Gold Nathan Horton Jersey Patch 32 35
$20.00

2011-12 SP Game Used Letter Marks Ville Leino Auto Patch
$40.00

2011-12 SP GAME USED MAXIME TALBOT LETTER MARKS AUTO AUTOGRAPH PATCH # 32 50
$49.99

11-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics PATCH xx 35 Made! Matt CARKNER Senators
$25.00

11-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics PATCH xx 35 Made! Johan FRANZEN Red Wings
$25.00

11-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics PATCH xx 35 Made! Corey PERRY Team Canada
$30.00
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User Comments

  1. I honestly don’t see how ANY of these can qualify as a “monster” hit. NOT ONE of those cards comes even close to even covering 5 boxes. Seriously, think about it. You crack a case ($2,500, about) and you pull the “monster” card that goes for $800!? HORRIBLE!

  2. Fatty McGee (ID 41071) » I don’t think we referred to any of them as monster hits – more a report on realized prices thus far and a couple of observations.

  3. I think you missed one…. http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=221002694036

  4. Nice catch. My search parameters didn’t go to SPGU.

    From the linked auction: Vancouver Canucks Authentic Fabrics Eight 1/1 – $1000 Cdn.

  5. My apologies. It was in fact Upper Deck who referred to the cards as, “Monster Hits”. They linked to this article from their FB page and I thought it was one and the same. Still, TERRIBLE return on cost per item. Not worth even an attempt.

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