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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this it made me realize how much I miss some of the cool cards Donruss had put out before their contract for baseball was revoked.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 >
By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961
Like most collectors I love to share the fact that I collect sports cards with my co-workers. Which leads me to this article, I’ve been at the same company now for eleven years and I’ve been asked to look at cards co-workers have found a lot. I find this interesting but usually not very fruitful, as most of the time it is late 80s early 90s mass produced junk wax.
I really don’t like telling co-workers that what they have isn’t even worth the cardboard it’s printed on, but let’s face it I have to be honest. More >
By Paul Deeds aka Bobreaker50
Throw it back! Throw it back! One of the most enduring lines from sports cinema shows young Henry Rowengardner being pressured by the crowd to return a home run ball in the film Rookie of the Year. The young teen gives in to the crowd and launches the ball back onto the field where it lands in the catcher’s mit and the story goes on from there. Not exactly the focal point of the movie, but I will examine the thought process behind this act as a basis for a potential sportscardforum.com contest.
Sports give us some More >