By Jimmy Budny aka jbudnyMy in my room as a twelve year old…my hair is terrible!
The moment my view on card collecting changed was when I began to see it through my twelve year old eyes. I had the privilege of growing up through the 1990s, hockey cards so called “junk era”. My collecting peaked in the summer of 1996 during the insert boom and my interest in collecting died out in 2001.
I stored my best cards as a kid in top loaders with a penny sleeve in a blue Rubbermaid box. When I stopped collecting in 2001, the More >
By Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
“Under federal law, a worker is either an employee or an independent contractor. The determination is measured by the degree of control the employer has over the independent contractor, versus the degree of independence the independent contractor has from the employer.”
Based on the above paragraph, one would instantly think, in regards to the wrestlers employed by both World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action currently, as well as any professional wrestler who has ever been forced to work for only one company, that they would have to be classified as employees of the company rather than More >
By SGT Jason Green aka Greenevansj
I have been collecting cards for 25 years now. I remember buying packs at drug stores when I was little, they couldn’t have been more than $1.00 back then. Even though I was really young, I guess I would have been categorized as a casual collector. I had cards strewn everywhere in my room. I had no organization whatsoever. Although I really enjoyed looking at cards and reading the stats on the back, they just weren’t really that important to me. I enjoyed baseball, don’t get me wrong, but the cards were secondary at the More >
By Bryan Veale aka RedsFanatic21
It was June 5, 1987. I was twelve years old, and my family was starting out on vacation for the summer. My parents had a habit of just taking off and not telling us kids where we were headed; this was one of those times. About one hour into our trip, they told us that we were going to Cincinnati to a Reds baseball game. I was a huge Reds and Eric Davis fan, so this was easily the best place in my eyes that we could spend our vacation. I was so excited that I More >
By Micheal Barton aka MonticelloCards
A little less than a year ago, Chael Sonnen became a household name through self promotion that took many who follow UFC by surprise. He told stories, made fun of Anderson Silva incessantly, but surprisingly; he backed up his smack talking at UFC 117, taking Silva and dominating him for four and a half rounds before he was caught in a submission and forced to tap out in round five. A star was born, but sadly, this was also the beginning of a truly bizarre series of events that leaves both UFC and Sonnen in an More >
By Alan Chen aka RiceBondsMntna2Rice
Martin St. Louis’ selection as a Hart Trophy finalist a few weeks ago and his electric performance in the playoffs so far make it as good a time as any to share with you the current state of my St. Louis PC and the journey I’ve taken to get here.
Collecting #26 has been a transformative experience that’s forced to me re-examine who I am as a collector. Surprisingly, this project has at times been a source of stress rather than an escape. For the first time in my collecting life, I’ve felt a nagging pressure to More >