The 2008-09 season was a memorable one for fans of the Montreal Canadiens. Sure, by the end it was for all the wrong reasons, but for several months supporters of hockey’s most storied franchise were treated to significant trips down memory lane to recall the greatness and the glory of a century of dominance. Michael Farber of SI famously stated that there are two institutions that do pomp and circumstance better than all others: the House of Windsor and the Montreal Canadiens. No stone was left unturned by the organization to promote the Centennial.
I got back into card collecting because of a rookie. It was January 2008 and Carey Price was lighting it up for the Montreal Canadiens. I’m sure that many other collectors have a similar story. Rookie cards are what drives the hobby – they are a primary reason that people bust wax by the case. Hitting a major RC will pay for your box and then some. For the last couple of years I’ve observed a trend when it comes to the early-season product releases. The Hobby as a whole decides—it is never written down by More >