Hockey - Hall of Fame Players: RustyWilly's HOF Portrait Collection Image Gallery

#002 - Each show, I'll search through the star boxes at dealer tables looking for HOF portraits. I'll also take time to browse the new set stacks. This one popped out as an interesting shot of Bourque and I picked it up for a couple bucks at the 2011 National in Rosemont, IL. It was submitted to PSA and returned in August, 2013.

#014 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie.

#015 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie.

#016 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#017 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#028 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#012 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#006 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#018 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#005 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#004 - My lunch hours in October, 2013 (when I really started diving into this venture) were spent researching portrait cards of each hockey HOFer on eBay. I'd search through hundreds of listings by player. I settled on this shot of The Great One (OPC or Topps) and had my eyes on a couple auctions. Then, a new listing popped up with a BIN/Best Offer option. The seller wanted $10 + $3.50. I offered $10 total - SOLD!

#011 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#019 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#020 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#010 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#001 - I found this card in a $5 bin at the National in Cleveland and had to buy it. I hadn't started my HOF hockey collection up to that point but figured this would be a nice start. The wolfman/70s look cracked me up.

#021 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#032 - Found this one on eBay and put in a snipe. Got the card at 1/3 book.

#030 - I had the Hockey Hall of Fame site open on one computer and eBay on my Kindel, searching for cards of each inductee. I came across the 1975-6 Topps card and thought it was a nice fit for the collection. There happened to be a nice PSA 9 on eBay at a reasonable price so right before bed I clicked on the BIN button.

#031 - Found this card on eBay after browsing through Lemaire cards and saved it to my "Watchlist". After a week I decided to make an offer - buyer wanted $39.99. I offered $25 including S&H. He countered with $30 and I took it.

#009 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#022 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#007 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.

#013 - On Friday Oct 11, 2013 I wasn't too busy. I was just diving into my hockey collection and researching HOF players and their respective cards on eBay. For Pulford, I decided the '71 OPC issue would be the best portrait and there happened to be an ongoing auction for this PSA 8. My snipe ended up winning.

#023 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#024 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#025 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#026 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#029 - While purchasing a group of 32 different 1985 HOF Cartophilium cards from a hobby friend, I decided to browse some of the other items he had for sale. This beautiful card of Smith stood out and I had to buy it.

#027 - I was browsing eBay for hockey Hall of Fame portraits and noticed some tribute cards (1985 HOF Cartophilium) being sold by aro13. The seller is a hobby friend so I reached out to him to see if I can get a deal on purchasing the group. He also was selling a neat 1939 OPC Clint Smith RC. We came to an agreement on the entire 33-card lot - SOLD! Thanks Albie!

#008 - In October, 2013 I dove into my hockey collection and started researching the portrait cards available for each Hall of Famer. It was a slow day at the office on Friday October 11th. In my free time I browsed eBay, player by player, and recorded the cards I wanted. eBay dealer 4 Sharp Corners had several of the cards. They were running a 15% special if purchased through their website. I went ahead and submitted an order for several cards including the following: 1974 OPC Bob Gainey #388 PSA 8, 1979 Panini Stickers Vjacheslav Fetisov PSA 8, 1984 Oilers Red Rooster Mark Messier #11 PSA 9, 1969 Topps Norm Ullman #54 PSA 9, 1991 Topps Mario Lemieux #153 PSA 10, 1982 OPC Mark Howe #252 PSA 10, 1989 Topps Bernie Federko #107 PSA 10, and a 1982 OPC Dale Hawerchuk #380 PSA 9.