Archive for February, 2012
Cody Hodgson, former Vancouver Canuck first round pick has been dealt to the Buffalo Sabres. The 22 year old was the 10th overall pick in 2008. What this deal means for his cards is a little less exciting than you would expect. Buffalo fans like their cardboard but not as much as the Canucks so you should expect a dip in value from that. You can also expect a dip simply because his RC’s don’t depict him in a Sabres uniform(obviously). His Young Guns RC had been climbing steadily back to the $10-15 range after falling to about $7 for a month or so. The trade should bump them up a bit more. You should still expect an uptick despite the negative factors discussed as Hodgson will almost certainly be moving up from the third line with his new team. Prices will rise but I’m here to remind you to temper your expectations, even though that may be difficult when you see beauties like this:
Enforcer John Scott was dealt from the Blackhawks to the Rangers for a 4th round pick. While people loved watching Scott get into fights and tower over them (He is a giant), he pretty much sucked at every other facet of the game. Good move by Chicago although personally I’m disappointed that he and Ryan Reaves won’t get a rematch as soon as expected after the trade.
The Leafs made a big prospect pickup today getting 20 year old forward Carter Ashton, a 2009 first round pick. They dealth Keith Aulie who has underperformed and been outshined by Toronto rookie Jake Gardiner. Ashton currently has no NHL licensed RC’s because he has yet to play a game in the NHL. Whenever he does get a card, you can expect it to be pretty valuable. Meanwhile it may be time to pick up a few Aulie RC goodies as they are very low right now.
Andrei Kostitsyn, who previously was only holding value because he played for the Canadiens (his SPx Auto RC Jersey could consistently be purchased for $4-8), was dealt to the Predators today and they paid a fairly high price for the 27 year old giving up 2nd and 4th rounders. He will join his younger brother Sergei in Nashville. Nashville also picked up another forward and appear to be making a big push for results in this year’s postseason tourney.
Hell of a Deal!
For those that don’t know Ryan Tannehill already, he is ranked as a top 5 QB heading into the draft. Teams like Kansas City and Miami are be eyeing him in the 2nd round if he lasts until then. It is widely posited that he will be a late first rounder but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that if I were you. If you are a fan of any other team in need of QB you would be very happy to have one of those two take him. He’s not very accurate, not very experienced, and has a slow-medium release. He is pretty athletic and sees the field well it seems. He saw a lot of good spots against LSU in the Cotton Bowl last year but missed a lot of them. A year has passed since then but the clips I’ve seen don’t appear to provide evidence that his accuracy has gotten all that much better. All that being said he was only a few points away from taking T&AM to a BCS bowl this year with a lot of tough, close losses.
Ryan will be featured in the upcoming release of the SAGE low series. See the full checklist here.
Mike Sherman recently compared Ryan Tannehill to Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre saying he makes everyone around him better. While it seems a bit outlandish it is important to note that Texas A&M had several close and tough losses this season otherwise they would have been in contention for the Big 12 title. OSU by 1, Arkansas by 4, Mizzou by a TD, Texas by 2 and K-State by a FG in 4 OT’s.
Here he is in the 2011 Cotton Bowl, scout for yourself.
Lastly it is important to consider that Tannehill is definitely a winner. Even if he loses on the field he gets to come home to this, his fiance:
You’ve probably noticed that Jeremy Lin is everywhere in the media lately and his cards are disappearing fast and at very high prices. In fact, good luck finding an autographed RC under $100 of this young gun.
If you haven’t already bought some 2010-11 products, specifally Panini products to get Jeremy Lin RC’s and Auto’s chances are you’re going to pay $20-30 more than you would have a week ago. We were able to nab 6 boxes of Panini Classics for $67.95 apiece last Monday. Now you’re lucky to find them under $87.95. Blowout Cards is either currently sold out of most 2010-11 products, once again not the case a week ago, OR they haven’t decided what to post them up at after yanking them when they realized their prices were very low for the current Linsanity market. Dave and Adam’s Card World jumped their prices quite significantly with Absolute at $220 now.
DCS Sportscards has gone out of stock on several of the products as well but does still have Classics posted for $82.95.
Panini did an incredible job of pimping Jeremy Lin and his RC’s in their products this past week and provided some pretty solid price information while they were at it. Here is a repost of their table. Once again this is from last week.
Right now is the time to buy DH12 as his stock seems to be dropping like a lead balloon as his persona grows larger than his play. If he were to be traded, which you would think is inevitable at this point, his values will climb back to their original $8-10 per Topps Chrome RC rather than their current $3-5. Jump on some of them now. Even if he doesn’t get traded this season these are a good investment at less than $5.