The Kevin Dineen Card Museum

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Last Junior Whaler Card

Posted by wegryc on September 4, 2011 at 7:15 PM Comments comments ()

It has been quite a while since I have found a Kevin Dineen card from my want list.  Yes, I have gotten the Upper Deck French Buy-Back and autograph from In the Game's Decades 1980s sets, which came out this year.  I mean a card that was issued long ago that has been a long time resident on the want list.  In any event, I finally crossed another card off the want list:

(not sure why I can't just insert the image.  Oh well.)

It's nice to get this card off the list.  Now only four to go (plus whatever comes out next week in Dominion)

Both Stadium Club First Day Issues on One Day

Posted by wegryc on March 27, 2010 at 6:11 PM Comments comments ()

In the years that I have collected Kevin Dineen cards (since the summer of 2006, I think), I had never come across the 1993-94 Stadium Club First Day Issue cards of Kevin Dineen.  That includes the U.S. version and the Canadian version.  And last week, both of those cards popped up on eBay with a Buy It Now price.  Needless to say, I didn't waste any time hitting the BIN.  Here they are

There isn't much of a difference between the cards.  The only thing I can see different (besides the centering on the back) is the "PTD IN U.S.A." in small letters on the back of the OPC card.  After looking for both these cards, it was amazing to see them put on eBay on the same day.

Hey, A New Card!

Posted by wegryc on March 1, 2010 at 8:58 PM Comments comments ()

Finally, a new card!  The 1991-92 Swedish Semic Sticker:

A big thank you to Jeff B. for trading me this card (whose front and back is pictured above)!  Jeff is another Kevin Dineen fan, and knows a dealer who can obtain European hockey cards.  Jeff got this card for me, and traded it to me for my extra Pro Set Award Winners Kevin Dineen.  A steep price to be sure, but trading a double for a Dineen card I don't have generally seems like a good deal to me.  Especially if it help out a fellow Kevin Dineen collector.

In case you think this card already was in the Museum, well, you are right.  Kinda.  The Finnish version was also in the museum:

There is also rumored to be a blank backed version (a rumor I have heard from two different sources), but I've never seen it.  If anyone finds one, you know that I would be very interested.

In other news, a Parkhurst Dineen/Liut autograph went for an insane price of $280 on eBay:

All I can say is wow.  I wonder if the winning collector is a Dineen, Liut, and/or Whaler collector.

OK, I Give Up (not on the collection, but one card)

Posted by wegryc on November 8, 2009 at 9:49 AM Comments comments ()

I've had this redemption chit for quite a while now, but I haven't put in the museum since I was hoping to obtain the actual card.  But Upper Deck (a while ago now) stated that the card would never be produced (and sent me a Eric Staal autograph instead).  Thus, it's time to stop my denial and accept that this card is the closest we can get to this unproduced card.  I know, I know, it's quite disappointing (especially for people on eBay paying $100+ for the redemption; lucky for me I paid less than $20 shortly after the set came out), but life at the Kevin Dineen Card Museum must go on.  Maybe a new printing plate will make us all feel better:

A New Post But Not Many More Cards

Posted by wegryc on August 30, 2009 at 3:54 PM Comments comments ()

It has been a while since I've posted a new entry, and that is because there haven't been many additions to the collection the past few months.  I did post a new graded card today:

NM-MT normally isn't a great grade, but it's hard to imagine a lot ofgraded OPC stickers are out there.  Also, another 1991-92 Pro Set Award Winners card came up on eBay which I snatched up.  Still, not much new.

The site does look different, as started using a "Gallery" image posting system.  I must say I think it's a pretty big improvement, and the site is better because of it.

In any event, I'm still on the lookout for more Kevin Dineen cards that I don't have (or even some that I do have).  I suppose that it's gotten to a point that I have most of his cards, that finding new ones will get harder and harder.  That's a good thing, I suppose, but I'd love to find some new cards (especially those two team issued cards I missedout on last January).


Another Team Set Card Obtained and a 80s Gem

Posted by wegryc on January 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM Comments comments ()
Following up on the last post, team sets do come up every so often on eBay.  Case in point, the 1997-98 Hurricanes Team Set came up for sale and had one of the Final Ten KD cards I need.  Here it is:

Something happened to the set before it got to me; the outer bubble envelope and even inner cardboard envelope was gashed, and apparantly it was originally delivered to the wrong address.  So the card is a little bent but not creased.  Not ideal, but not a disaster either.

I also picked up the third PSA 10 card in the museum.  It's a copy of the 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee card:

The set design for the 1988-89 O-Pee-Chee/Topps is quite strange.  Somehow a push pin set shallowly is pinning an upward tilted nameplate.  Very strange.

A Toughie Obtained, and a Toughie Lost

Posted by wegryc on October 29, 2008 at 7:11 PM Comments comments ()
One day you are just sifting through your eBay saved searches, not expecting anything special, but there, skulking about the links, is a white whale:

I was wondering if I would even see a copy of this card, given a paltry print run of 46.  I knew most of these cards must be in card show dealer boxes, or sitting on a shelf at a card store, the dealer unknowing that a Kevin Dineen card nut was looking intently for this card through the ether of the internet.   It was very satisfying to snag it for a $2.99 BIN.  (Side note: I also picked up a 2001 Bowman Autographs Dustin McGowan baseball card from the same dealer for $3.99.  If McGowan lives up to his potential [and gets past his current injury] I think this purchase could be a great steal).

As big of a victory as it was to pick up the Pacific Premiere date card, I did lose out on two Flyers team set cards.  One is the want-listed 1993-94 Flyers J.C. Penney card, and the other was a heretofore unknown 1995-96 Flyers Ocean Spray team set card.  I lost both auctions for the complete sets of cards.  The first went for around $30 (my snipe was not high enough), and the second for under $20 (I forgot to set a snipe!).  Team set cards do seem to pop up every so often, so hopefully I'll get another chance.

Slowly But Surely.....

Posted by wegryc on June 22, 2008 at 1:42 AM Comments comments ()
Three of my biggest wants (PSA 10 RC, the Liut/Dineen dual auto, and the Pro Set Award winners) have been obtained this year.  The remaining toughies seem to me to be the 99-00 Pacific Premiere Date and the Stadium Club First Day Issue (especially the OPC version).  There are others that I feel must be out there but just don't come to market often, like this one:

That's the 1997-98 Katch Silver parallel.  So, to my knowledge, all the KD Katch coins have been obtained for the museum.  Hooray!  The complete collection is coming together, slowly but surely.  Now if I could only track down that 98-99 Pacific Red....

Top Two Wants Obtained!

Posted by wegryc on May 18, 2008 at 7:46 PM Comments comments ()
First, I finally got the high grade Kevin Dineen rookie I've been seeking:

One hadn't popped up on eBay for a long time (at least a year), so I was pretty exiting when this one arrived.

When I first started collecting Mr. Dineen, I thought one card would be unattainable:  the 1991-92 Pro Set NHL Sponser Awards card.  As I understand it, these cards were only given to attendees to the NHL awards in 1991.  Thus, most of these guys are not hocking cards on the 'Bay.  And if they are, how would they know there is a crazy Kevin Dineen out there who would pay well over book for this rarity?  And for over a year, I didn't see it.  Finally, I started searching for the set as opposed to just the Dineen.  Since then, three of these sets have come on eBay, going for over $175, and the first going for over $250.  I lost all 3 auctions.  But the last auction was won by someone who wanted just the Brett Hull, and we were able to make a deal.  So, without further ado....

So it's not much to look at (like all the Pro Set cards), and is almost the same as the regular issue from that year, but it took a long time to find it, and I am estatic to finally have it in my collection (so estatic that I will use run-on sentences to express my happiness).

Sheets from Finland

Posted by wegryc on February 5, 2008 at 8:09 PM Comments comments ()
The newest additions to the collection come from Finland.  A nice fellow named Ilkka emailed me out of the blue saying he had a couple of Flyers sheets with Kevin Dineen that I may not have.  Sure enough, they were the elusive 1993-94 Flyers Lineup Sheets:

Yes, they are huge.  It was great to have someone just email me out of the blue with cards that I need.  And as I recall, a couple of other lineup sheets I received were from Finland.  It's interested that these regional cards ended up in Finland.  Perhaps collectors there are more interested in these team-set type cards.