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The Naked Pass By Alan Chen aka RiceBondsMntna2Rice
“ill pass” These might be the most dreaded string of words to grace our hobby. With nary a key stroke wasted on punctuation or majuscule, this familiar refrain has kept countless sports cards enthusiasts up at night. If you’ve traded cards online long enough, you’ve become only too familiar with this frightfully flippant phrase. Benjamin Franklin once observed; “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Evidently, Mr. Franklin never traded cardboard on the internet.
Sure, the variations on this expression that populate your inbox and trade threads can More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
In 2000, CBC started broadcasting its Hockey Day in Canada once a year, a day during which the 6 Canadian teams of the NHL played each other. A most appreciated initiative across Canada and then a few years later, Upper Deck decided to start its National Hockey Card day which is held on the same day as Hockey Day in Canada. The concept is simple, on that day, participating hobby stores give out a free pack of special issue National Hockey Card Day to the people who either come to their store or buy something (they More >
By Zach Arms aka karnivore
Nine years ago, Donte’ Lamar Stallworth was thought of to have a brilliant future. Drafted with the thirteenth pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, he was considered by most experts to have the biggest upside of all the players going in the draft. Combining elite speed and soft hands, Stallworth had everything going for him. Nine years and five football teams later, Donte’s NFL career is all but over. His first four years in the league saw some glimpses of promise, but nagging injuries derailed his first two years and has limited him in others. But More >
By Tony Joyce aka Enigma
Hockey aficionados know that there are a limited number of go-to people when it comes to sports cards. At the 2011 NHL Fan Fair, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting one of them. Al Muir’s history in hockey cards, well hockey in general, is well-known. Between stints with Sports Illustrated, Beckett and now Panini America, there is no questioning Al’s hockey acumen. The Windsor, Ontario, native took a few minutes out a frenetic weekend to chat.
Q: As you have stated many times this weekend, you are from Windsor, Ontario. What is the hockey life like More >
by Tony Joyce aka Enigma
There are a handful of names that are synonymous with the sports card industry. One of those names belongs to Panini’s Tracy Hackler. Tracy is the Marketing Manager for Panini America. With an extensive background in writing and sports cards, he is a wealth of knowledge. While at the 2011 NHL Fan Fair in Raleigh, NC, I had the opportunity to meet the man behind the myth.
Q: Where are you from? A: Arlington, Texas. Actually, I have lived in the area all my life.
Q: Growing up, what were your favorite sport and player? A: Football. As More >
By Noah Krow aka krowsnest
This year in the UFC there are many questions about what’s to come and how this year in MMA will play out. Last year, we saw new contenders in almost every division and witnessed some of the greatest upsets and greatest comebacks. In 2011, you can expect the most thrilling year in the UFC to date and it all starts with Jon Jones. Jon Jones, one of the most highly touted fighters in history aims to become the champion in the ever so competitive UFC light heavyweight division. Jones has captivated audiences with his creative striking More >