Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mail Day - Part Three - Super Patch Saturday!!

Overall, I am not a big fan of any of the Hot Prospects sets issued by Upper Deck/Fleer over its three year run (05/06 - 07/08)...with one exception.  All three sets featured a large number of rookie cards that contained a sticker autograph and an event used jersey swatch.  However, these are no ordinary swatches as they are all (based upon the cards I have seen) patch cards.  Take the following Nicklas Bergfors card from the set:

I just picked this one up from a seller earlier in the week for a few bucks.  Not a bad little patch, with the white seem running through the middle, and a black on on the far left barely visible. 

This however, is just the start.  I happened upon a seller on eBay who listed about 10-12 more of these cards from the same year.  Money was tight, but I was able to secure six more cards from this set for about $4.00 each...and the patches just got better and you will see:

Three color patch...not bad eh??  Looks to be from his number and its all patch, no jersey here!!  Keep going!
Very nice two seem three color swatch.

Yet another two seem three color swatch.  Looks to be from his number. 
How about a three seem three color patch???  The auto is pretty good as well.  Only a few left...saving the best for last!!!
Yup, four color three seem...patch plus jersey!  Love the auto as well.  Nice how he has incorporated his jersey number into the T.J.!!
And last but not least!!!

Yup, that is all patch!!!  I have spent some time looking at the teams jersey, but just cannot seem to find where the piece came from, but man it is nice looking!!!
So, I am certainly looking to complete this set at this point.  Of the 56 cards that carry the patch/auto, I now have 11.  Not a bad start if I don't say so myself!  I could have had a few more, but lost track of time and was outbid on 4 more at the last second by a quarter each...don't you just hate that!!!

Till later...



  1. Great haul!! Good luck on the rest of them!

  2. Nice additions! I really like this set and the only reason I didn't go after it is because of the sticker autos.

    It's going to be a tough one to complete with Toews, Kane, and Price. I actually pulled the Price out of a box and sold it for roughly $200 on eBay about a year ago.

    Good luck!