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By Michael Reuben aka mreuben
So when I first met my wife, I had a bedroom specifically devoted to baseball cards. Stacks littered the floor as I sorted and organized, really diving into not just collecting, but trading at that point. When she first came over, I was nervous that she would see this… let’s call it youthful past time and be a little discouraged by the whole thing.
Well, instead of her rolling her eyes over the hobby, she became more and more supportive of my interactions. Right away, she started buying me loose packs and blaster boxes when she went More >
By Jeff Scuicco aka qualum23
I can remember when I was younger, going to the local sports card show at the Howard Johnson motel in Middle town, New York. I can remember the hours I spent looking through binders and boxes of cards, trying to find the players that I wanted the most (Don Mattingly and Mark Messier were the icons of my generation in New York). I can also remember always wanting to buy packs of cards, and always asking my father for a loan. I distinctly remember buying some packs of 90-91 Pro Set Hockey (the blue wrappers!).
My father, More >
By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961
I know weird title for a sports card article,but read on and you’ll see why.
I was going through some of my older cards, not really old just circa 2001 thru 2007. As I was doing this it made me realize how much I miss some of the cool cards Donruss had put out before their contract for baseball was revoked. I was looking at my fabric of the game Tom Seaver GU autograph numbered 3/5 with him in his Mets uniform with a nice blue pinstripe on the jersey piece. This one card made me realize More >
By Matt Hall aka DesertBoots
No more than a month ago, my six year old son and I visited a card shop in town that had opened earlier in the year. This was his first visit to a sports card shop of any kind which made it one of those unique father and son experiences. He had emptied his entire piggy bank of coins, totalling a little over five dollars, in hopes of buying his first pack of cards. I had not actively collected cards in the past twenty years so I had no idea of what to expect in regards More >
By Paul Deeds aka bobreaker50
Fantasy football is one of the most popular games around the United States. Since its’ inception in 1962, Fantasy football has taken on many forms. It began innocently enough at the Milford Plaza Hotel with three Oakland California football minds; Wilfred “Bill” Winkenbach, Bill Tunnel, and Scotty Starling. One (Winkenbach) was a minority owner of the Raiders, Tunnel worked in the Raiders Public Relations department, and Starling wrote for the Oakland Tribune. The three developed a system of rules to govern the game with the intent “to bring together some of Oakland’s finest Saturday morning gridiron More >
By Paul Deeds aka bobreaker50
As I’ve endured the NFL lockout it has reminded me how few things in sports are stable these days. At the end of every NFL season I sweat out the future of several free agents. Will Nnamdi Asumugha stay in Oakland? Where will Michael Huff play in 2011? Can the Raiders keep both Michael Bush and Zach Miller? After these questions are answered I will have to learn about all the new players wearing Silver and Black as I did with Kamiron Whimbley, Quenton Groves, and Jason Campbell last year.
The one constant on most teams is More >