Eric Lindros, Martin Brodeur Score Buyback Autos Fetch Over $1,000 Each
A pair of Recollection Collection Buyback Autographs from the recently released 2010-11 Score Hockey recently sold for over $1,000 a piece. The singles of note are1990-91 Score buyback auto rookies of Eric Lindros and Martin Brodeur. The Lindros sold for roughly $2,000, while the Brodeur fetched over $1,000.
“The Recollection Collection was one of the first elements we considered when we decided to re-launch Score, and it was the one that we were most passionate about," says Panini America Hockey Brand Manager Al Muir. “Not just because it felt natural to pay homage to the 20th anniversary of that 1990-91 Score release, but because we knew it would be the most fun for us to create and for collectors to pull."
The 1990-91 Score Eric Lindros buyback auto rookie card sold for $2,025 on the strength of 34 eBay bids. The Brodeur end up selling for an even $1,000.
“One of the best parts of any day around our offices is when we learn which new autos have arrived in-house, and any time these hard-signed cards showed up, a crowd would gather to get a look at them," Muir says. “Just seeing the excitement here, I knew they were going to go over well with collectors but honestly, I wasn't anticipating the demand that the first copies of the Lindros and Brodeur generated when they appeared online. Personally, I'm thrilled that they created that kind of buzz, and I'm very happy for the sellers and the buyers. I think they're all pretty happy with their ends of the deal."
Buyback autographs of Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Brett Hull and several other big names are still hiding in packs of Panini's 2010-11 Score Hockey.