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

01 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Gretzky Sakic Hull Bourque 260x184 Image 01 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Gretzky Sakic Hull Bourque Back 260x182 Image

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

02 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch 260x185 Image 02 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch Back 260x184 Image

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

01 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Six Penguins Caps 260x183 Image 01 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Six Penguins Caps Back 260x184 Image

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

04 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch 260x182 Image 04 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics Seven Patch Back 260x184 Image

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

05 2011 12 SP Game Used Dual Inked Sweater Ovechkin Stamkos 260x292 Image

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

06 2011 12 SP Game Used Supreme Sticks Wayne Gretzky 260x184 Image

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

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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

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

09 2011 12 SP Game Used Authentic Authentic Rookies Gold Autograph Ryan Nugent Hopkins 217x300 Image

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

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2011-12 Upper Deck Jonathan Quick Jonathan Bernier SP Game Used Dual Patch 8 25
$26.72
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11 12 Sp Game Used Taylor Hall Patch Shield Supreme Rookie Face-Off 12 SSP
$99.99
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ERIK KARLSSON 2011-12 CERTIFIED FOTG FABRIC OF THE GAME USED PATCH PRIME SP 10
$59.99
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2011-12 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics PATCH RYAN SMYTH 28 35 3 COLORS NICE !!!
$21.99
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Troy Bourke 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Number Black Patch Card SP 6
$21.00
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Laurent Brossoit 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Number Black Patch SP 6
$28.00
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Ben Bishop 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Number Black Patch Card SP 6
$28.00
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David Musil 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Number Black Patch Card SP 6
$28.00
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Ty Rimmer 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Emblem Black Logo Patch SP 6
$42.00
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Nail Yakupov 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Emblem Black Logo Patch SP 6
$79.95
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Aaron Boogaard 2011-12 ITG Heroes Prospects Game-Used Number Silver Patch SP 3
$28.00
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2011-12 UD Sp Game Used DAN BOYLE Game Jersey Patch Gold 35
$11.99
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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+.

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) ยป 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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