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Old 12-06-2013, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1 Box of UD 2011-12 The Cup

I think this will be my first and last high end hockey purchase. The plate is worth maybe $10? The Elias/Arnott goes for less than $20. The Holmstrom goes for $5. The Winnipeg card might fetch $20?

Pretty much %&#%.

On top of that the Martin Brodeur redemption is not going to happen. His agency lost all his cards from this and like three other Upper Deck sets! So I had to describe to them my favorite players so they could send me an equivalent redemption (ugh by Beckett standards). Oh, well, I guess that's the best they could do and it's not really their fault.

I really hope my redemption card is an autograph ... this was a lot of money for three autographs ...






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Old 12-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes the redemption is an auto...
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yes the redemption is an auto...
Um, how do you know?
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Um, how do you know?
Here is the card in Beckett's database. Surprised the price range is so low, especially considering the card does not really exist.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here is the card in Beckett's database. Surprised the price range is so low, especially considering the card does not really exist.
Right, what I was hoping for is that the replacement is an auto .... no guarantees I guess
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who the eff is Chad Rau? Sorry for your break man...
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey I'd be super interested in the arnott Elias. Lmk if you trade and what u collected. If not lmk how much
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The Cup is a great product but would highly recommend against single tin busts. Only way it works is if your a lucky SOB. The Brodeur HN Auto dual patch /31 is a great hit $120-150 and they should pony up something nice for it, Winnipeg patch trio may suprise you at auction, last one went for $92.00. The dual enshrinements are an amazing hit but the Arnott/Elias dual auto is literally the worst one, it's superbad $20.00 card. You got around 240-280 SV back which isn't terrible given ... at least I hope you paid $400-450 for the tin
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Well, for those of you interested, I just returned from vacation to find a package from Upper Deck awaiting me. It took me a while to comprehend what I was looking at as I looked at the card first thinking a mistake had been made but then saw this letter:



I feel incredibly lucky as this product was over a year old when I called them for the replacement. When I had said which players I would accept as a replacement, I basically quoted many if not all of the entire Wild and Capitals roster. I did make it clear that Nicklas Backstrom (Capitals) is my favorite active player so I guess when they selected the replacement they took that into consideration. This is what is being replaced:

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MARTIN BRODEUR 2011-12 NHL THE CUP HONORABLE NUMBERS CD# HN-MB #'D TO 30
And this is the beautiful beautiful beautiful replacement (in my eyes easily ten times the card I would have gotten with the redemption):




This is only my second Ovechkin auto (I paid an arm and a leg for my first) and my fifth Backstrom auto so this hard signed card is very warmly welcomed!

In collecting so very rarely do I get to express my gratitude and appreciation towards a company. Topps has let me down so many times in Baseball and Nonsports that I can only say: Hats off to you, Upper Deck! I'm sorry if anyone has had a negative experience with them in the past but I think you can agree this replacement goes above and beyond.
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Nice replacement!
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That's one hell of a replacement. Glad it worked out in your favor. In my opinion UD CS is the best to deal with
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Well if it was me i would be dissapointed, u should have gotten a patch auto card as the redemption from the start but if ure happy thats fine.
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Well if it was me i would be dissapointed, u should have gotten a patch auto card as the redemption from the start but if ure happy thats fine.
2 autos vs auto/patch? Are you cray?
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Nice replacement!!!!!!!!
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Nice replacement!!!!!!!!
Yeah man I'm getting this baby graded! Little trouble in one corner but great for double hard signed card!
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I too would be disappointed. A dual patch auto of the best tender of his generation numbered to less than the replacement. But it's all about what you like. Happy you got something you wanted.
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I too would be disappointed. A dual patch auto of the best tender of his generation numbered to less than the replacement. But it's all about what you like. Happy you got something you wanted.
Well I guess if people are split on which is better then it's a good replacement :-)
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2 autos vs auto/patch? Are you cray?
Yes im crazy for having to wanted a card of one of the best goalies ever.... not really a ovechkin fan i hate him and his shitty auto
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Yes im crazy for having to wanted a card of one of the best goalies ever.... not really a ovechkin fan i hate him and his shitty auto
Yea verily, his auto is careless and of turdburgler proportions. But, keep in mind, it's most likely a Russian autograph -- is Brodeur's autograph of Killebrewian proportions?

I'm not a huge fan of Ovechkin -- I'm more enthralled about Backstrom. But I have probably been to ~30 some games that he's played in so ... it's nice to have a second auto of his (my other is from the '11 Winter Classic which I was also at).

It'd be senseless to get into a Brodeur Vs Ovechkin/Backstrom argument so let's just agree to disagree
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