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Guest article by Spuds1961
I don’t know whether most collectors have noticed, but today’s athletes are getting very lackadaisical with their signatures. As collectors, we spend a lot of money on packs of cards in the hope of obtaining that special autograph of our favorite player. Unfortunately, it is often only to find that our five year old son has better handwriting skills than most of today’s athletes.
Athletes in eras gone by seemed to take pride in their signature like it was a part of who they were and what they represented. Guys like Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Cobb, and a lot More >
Guest article by Chiefs_Fan
On September 14, 2008, the hard rain continued to fall…It was the third day straight that it rained steady. We were feeling the aftershocks of the hurricane down south; it brought tons of rain up to us. I live in central Illinois and we had problems here due to the south’s misfortune. Rivers were flooding and flooding fast, side roads and small highways that crossed over the Illinois river were closed down for fear that they might not hold the pressures of the pounding water.
I went downstairs to the basement to check and see if there was More >
Guest article by Gladdyontherise
The world of sports has changed drastically in the last 20 years. Back in the mid 1980′s-1990′s, trying to complete a set was fairly easy, but it was still fun for collectors. However, are we getting to a point in time, where people are becoming so greedy or so unwilling to help a collector out, that collecting a set is becoming nothing but stress on top of having to give up too much?
I myself am going after the 2008 Upper Deck Star Quest master set which includes inserts as well as a total of 360 cards. This More >
By Karine Hains, Editor-in-Chief
Since June, we have all suffered from one thing; the lack of hockey games. Well, not all of us but the hockey faithful like me have. Thankfully, the summer is over, the rookie camps are starting and before we know it, four of the NHL’s teams will be opening the season in Europe. On the other side of the Atlantic, the fans are getting frantic and everyone has an opinion on who will be hot or not this year. This can only mean one thing; it’s time for hockey pools again!
After the success of last year’s playoffs More >
Guest article by Scott Kozlowski (Scottkoz20)
Building any type of set requires time, patience and a bit of luck when trying to find the cards you need. However, trying to build a master set of any product raises the level of difficulty exponentially. Not only would someone need to complete the main base set, they would also need to obtain various insert and parallel sets as well.
Currently, I am working on building out the 2007-2008 O-Pee-Chee Hockey master set. I chose this set to celebrate the arrival of my daughter Olivia because it was the set that had the most complete More >
Guest article by 6boyds
Football experts say that by the third year of their career, players should establish themselves. The year 2006, famous for its controversial beginning, had many running backs selected in the draft who are today in a “make or break” year. However, as card collectors, we know that there is another way to gauge how well a player is received in the NFL.
The first, and most famous of these players, is Reggie Bush. Bush, out of the prestigious Southern California program, is a speedy running back for the New Orleans Saints. His flashy style and his flashy off More >