I'm not really sure when I bought my first Jarome Iginla card, but I now have over 4000 of them. I collect him not only because of the hockey career that he has created, but also because of the person that he is. Mention the name Iginla and what comes to mind? For me it's words like intensity, skill, leadership, toughness, heart, humility, competitiveness, and consistency (11 consecutive seasons of 30 or more goals). In one of the videos when he was being interviewed he says, "I have to pray, believe, and do the work." Such a great role model, and a fantastic ambassador for the game of hockey.
My goal is not to list his many achievements, but to display the cards created during his illustrious career. My Book Creator pages will showcase some of the subsets that I have put together over the years. The "rookie/career" card on this page was put together using Book Creator. Jarome Iginla officially retired in Calgary on July 30th, 2018. The Calgary Flames retired his jersey number (#12) on March 2, 2019.
You can access the video section by looking under the MORE heading at the top right of the page. Here you will find many highlight moments from his career as well as interviews with Jarome.
I would be remiss not to mention the help provided by countless friends who have sold or traded cards to me. I bought several shields from the local collecting community, and HI has provided me with cards & friends from all over the world. So a huge shout out to everyone that has helped me in accumulating these cards. Using eBay alone would have left out so many awesome cards.
You can also find me on Hobby Insider (HI as Uhtred the Viking) and SportsCardForum (SCF as Uhtred.the.viking) where I share my cards and Book Creator projects. On Instagram I am mr._gsch, and these days that is where I spend most of my time. In 2022 for the first time more cards in my Top 10 acquisitions came from Instagram than any other source.
This will be a long term project, and changes will be ongoing. My goal is to one day have my entire collection shown on these pages.