When is a guy not an All-Star but an All-Star — yet not an All-Star even when he’s an All-Star?
When his name is John Scott.
The tale of a journeyman’s route to the NHL All-Star Game — but not — is one that has a lot of details and seemingly a lot of politics. (It’s a story that SBNation is all over here.) The basics? A fan vote led to a guy who’s played for six teams in eight seasons with 11 career points making the team. Then, when he was traded and demoted, he’s no longer eligible for the game.
And all this, naturally, had Buzz wanting a hockey card … and it turns out they’re selling pretty well for a 33-year-old journeyman
Scott’s Rookie Cards can be found in 2009-10 NHL products back when he was a member of the Minnesota Wild. He has a dozen RCs from brands made by Upper Deck — Artifacts, O-Pee-Chee, SP Authentic, SP Game-used, SPx, The Cup, Ultra, Upper Deck, Champ’s Ice, MVP and Victory.
Nearly all of his 100 or so cards come from his rookie year — thanks, parallels. How far off the radar is he now? He hasn’t even had cards since 2013-14 when Panini threw him in its Score set. Five cards that year — and nothing since. (His earliest cards are from a 2008-09 Be A Player release.)
This limited slate of cards, combined with his dubious Internet fame and unusual tale has seen rarer versions of his RCs and their parallels command a few bucks. A card like the SP Authentic patch auto up top? That’s about $20 shipped, which is about the same as an RC from The Cup.
Current asking prices for his cards are a bit higher — though there may not be buyers at the marks. Why? Well, you know, he’s a 33-year-old demoted journeyman
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