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Card Collecting : How Much Are My Hockey Cards Worth?

August 27, 2019

My name is Walt Case. I own Card Traders of
Austin in Austin, Texas. We’ve been in business about sixteen years. We sell all kinds of
sports cards and all kinds of sports memorabilia. One of the big questions that comes in the
industry is “What are my cards worth?” Let’s talk specifically about hockey cards. Hockey
cards, in general, don’t have the value that some of the other sports do, because they
don’t have quite the following. They are regional in nature, and sell extremely well in states
and areas where hockey is predominant sport. Probably the best known hockey card would
be the Wayne Gretzky rookie card. Hockey cards have not been produced enmass nearly as long
as football and basketball and baseball. However, they still remain quite popular. If you want
to find out the suggested value of your card, the best publication is called Beckett. It’s
a price guide that can be purchased in just about any hobby shop, and in some bookstores.
Those guides will give you a general idea of the value of your card. The other key factor
in determining the value is the condition of your card. It must be kept in good condition.
It can’t have bent corners, it can’t be creased, it can’t be written on. You don’t want to
carry it around in your pocket. You want to protect it. The other thing that determines
the value and the sellability of your hockey card is how much demand is there for it, and
how many of ’em are available? As with American economy in general, it’s supply and demand.
If you have a very high supply and a very low demand, your value is not going to be
too much. On the other hand, if you have a very high demand and a very low supply, the
price of your card is going to escalate considerably. Again, the key factor is keep your card in
good shape if you have any intentions of selling it.


  • Reply Bryan McCrone February 5, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    a cure for insomnia

  • Reply Proulx March 3, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    thanks now i know

  • Reply Daniel Kovacs May 31, 2009 at 3:47 am


  • Reply ftard ninjata February 17, 2010 at 2:18 am

    becket sucks my dad had robert orr rockie card it was worth like 10000 but he got like 1000-2000=( liars of priceguide

  • Reply luvkountry February 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I beg your pardon, Bobby Orr & Gordie Howe are the most sought after cards out there maybe then Gretzky. Beckett is not the best guide for prices in that in order to get the priemium price, the card would have to be graded perfect by a well recognised card grading company.

  • Reply naturalselector85 May 9, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    how much would a gordie howe or a wayne gretzky st. louis blues card be worth?

  • Reply Johnny Rodger August 1, 2010 at 5:35 am

    stfu nikki yanofsky we're trying to watch a video here

  • Reply Matt Harden August 14, 2010 at 12:17 am

    @pugzlie18 what kind of rookie?

  • Reply Matt Harden August 14, 2010 at 12:18 am

    @luvkountry yea the gordie howe and bobby orr rookie books more than wayne gretzky's rookie

  • Reply Matt Harden August 14, 2010 at 12:37 am

    @pugzlie18 whats his name?

  • Reply luvkountry August 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    The Beckett in my opinion is a waste of good money. I get the impression that they are in bed with the card companies. They will list a card at a certain price & in a month or two it is basically worthless. Good promotion for the card companies to move their supplies though. I have never seen a listing for error cards in the Beckett. Card companies often make mistakes when printing these cards. So some get circulated before they catch & correct the errors. One example is the wrong player stats.

  • Reply jake milton August 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    check out my cards i trade and sell

  • Reply wylde40 November 30, 2010 at 12:40 am

    I think the best way to see what a card is actually worth is to check Ebay. what Beckett says doesnt matter if noone is going to pay that much. Looking on Ebay you can see what if anything people are actually paying.

  • Reply james archibald December 15, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    @luvkountry They are in bed with Upper Deck, and on the bottom.

  • Reply Michael December 23, 2010 at 1:54 am

    my favorite card i own is of ray bourque lifting the cup

  • Reply steven marqis February 14, 2011 at 2:22 am


  • Reply SLAAMIT February 20, 2011 at 4:21 am

    @pugzlie18 thts awesome

  • Reply SLAAMIT February 20, 2011 at 4:25 am

    i hav a wayne gretzky card from 1990 is tht worth anything? xD plz respond

  • Reply Gekyume March 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    @SLAAMIT Its not rare sorry

  • Reply SLAAMIT March 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    @mrmasterdog ik i found out a month ago lol

  • Reply ShitOnTheRise April 18, 2011 at 12:49 am

    PLEASEE ANSWER: I Have over thousands of hockey cards, all collected over diferent time periods, How do i go about selling the whole wop

  • Reply NyPaHockeycards July 24, 2011 at 4:24 am

    If you could subscribe to us and help us get known it would be a huge help! Were an up and coming hockey collectors and will be having many vids such as box breaks and more. We are up for trading and other stuff


  • Reply TownDrunk September 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

    That's funny, because I never baseball, football and basketball card existed until I was well into my teens. Nor did I care.

  • Reply UberHaxorRob December 19, 2011 at 3:53 am

    any 1 know how much a gretzky 1999 upper deck gold card worth

  • Reply Evan Blewitt January 7, 2012 at 4:09 am

    @001MeTaBoLiC100 I love crosby and know alot bout him and i knw wen a person retires the card is worth more so if crosby were to retire it would be worth more maybe not straight away but in a couple of years it would 🙂

  • Reply powderhounds77 March 30, 2012 at 6:29 am

    So how much would a signed rookie card of Wayne Gretzky be worth?

  • Reply BruinsHockey631 June 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I wish this guy was where I lived, I buy hockey cards… No good card shops around here the best one closed down a while back…

  • Reply Tapout Tazz June 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Are you out of your mind hockey cards have a hole country after them Canada

  • Reply svupster October 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    138.665 videos ? wow

  • Reply shane pennington November 14, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Only have one auto/jersey combo and it (drumroll please!) Ray Macias! …..Yep. Ray Macias. Have a couple more jersey cards including Dan Cloutier, Petr Prucha, Nick Listrom, and Eric Desjardins which features shoulder trim seam. My only autos are John LeClair and Ron Francis. Just tooting my own (small) horn here. I mostly collect base sets and uncommon inserts, thus many cards in my collection are numbered.

  • Reply Twig Newton November 21, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I got a malkin autographed rookie with certificate of authenticy and 2 malkin game used jerseys (:

  • Reply ECA May 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

    EBAY …… (or amazon)

  • Reply JGreenberg11 June 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for giving us Jack Johnson man haha really hope he becomes our captain. – A Blue Jackets fan

  • Reply Kylo Binks August 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I have 100 0000 00 cards and I need to no how much my bobyy orr card is worth is a rooey

  • Reply SportsCardReviews December 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    The whole industry today is completely focused on "hits". That means memorabilia cards, autographs, rookie cards that are numbered, etc. Lots more info on my chan.

  • Reply luvkountry April 19, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    What would a really good condition Gordie Howe Rookie card be worth?
    Also, What i would a Bobby Orr Rookie card worth?

  • Reply Lucas Garri April 24, 2014 at 12:00 am

    i got a brian leech card

  • Reply Bacon Gaming June 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I have 6 different mint wayne gretzky cards how much would they be?

  • Reply SlurpGod71 December 20, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I have Gretzky card

  • Reply Naughtistic February 15, 2015 at 7:16 pm

  • Reply Paul Cormier April 22, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Hi i have opee chee box of 528 cards unopen never hit oxygen from 1991-92 let me know if intres

  • Reply David Smith May 24, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    All my cards are damaged

  • Reply J Roy September 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    hey, i have over 5000 cards, closer to 5500. about 3000-3500 are in binders. cards from the early 80's up to 2015-16's. i have about 50 gretzky's and 50 lemieux's. one binder is strictly full of only, borques, gretzky's, lemieux's, roenick's, messier's, yzerman's, ranford and fur, recently added ovechkin's, crosby's, malkin's toews and kane's, stamkos and price cards to it as well as getzlaf and perry's. I have a lot of rookie cards as well, i was wondering if i made a quick video flipping threw the binders if you'd be able to give me a ruff idea on value. thanks

  • Reply shgaming 2 May 5, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Where are you guys located

  • Reply DoRpPeD March 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I have Wayne Gretzky card

  • Reply Chase Brooke April 12, 2017 at 1:18 am

    who cares?

  • Reply Korlee Keyes April 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I have an old collection of the complete Montreal canadian players from the 1970 signed in excellent condition

  • Reply James mackey May 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Remize Boy August 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    i have a wayne gretzky card shined by walter gretzky waynes dad.

  • Reply John Desolator October 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    back in the 90s i had a book that had the card values and my 1994-95 Leaf – Gold Leaf Stars 10000 patrick roy and mike richter card was 10k… now its few bucks. why? Were there only 10k copys made? or why is there no value in them anymore?

  • Reply Ryder Jacobs November 26, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Check out my vid about hockey cards

  • Reply Figy Museum March 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I would like to ask you for a favor. I need 1000 subscribers on youtube. In order to have more money to buy items and make more videos for fans. If you were to take me away, I'd like to. In return I'll give you a thumbs up. Now you have 150. I'll give you a thumb up, you'll have 151. You have a negative of 14. Even if you did not let me take away, I'll leave you a like.

  • Reply Kirstin Hubert April 24, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I bet you 1 like you will read this comment 😀

  • Reply Aaron Johnson May 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    American collectors are dumb as dirt. Opc were not mass produced like topps baseball and hockey and are generally much harder to find in pristine condition due to manufacturing and card stock. Real future value is in opc.

  • Reply Aliev Makmud July 29, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    his advice is for morons

  • Reply Nathan Toth October 25, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Thank You for sharing video!

  • Reply LordStanleyJr December 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Your cards are worth what someone is willing to pay for them.Ebay is a good source to check the prices.

  • Reply Jim Beam April 27, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I'm Canadian. The LAST person I want to hear from about hockey cards is from a dealer in Texas.

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