By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
There are two different events that have changed the way that I view card collecting. I’ll describe them both here, as they reflect on the good and the bad experiences that I’ve had.
I’ll start with the bad. To begin, I believe that most people are good and that everyone deserves a chance to be considered good unless they prove otherwise. This especially applies to kids. After graduating from college, I had the pleasure of working a few weekends a month for one of the local dealers, selling at his table at shows. He was the promoter More >
By Khendra Murdock aka DunkinDurant35
After a first half of the season that didn’t quite live up to many people’s expectations, yet was still better than most other teams, the Miami Heat have experienced a huge slide lately. This is a really terrible time for them to be having such a slump because competitiveness is rising as the playoffs near, and the players and coach Erik Spoelstra really should be on the same page by this point. They’ve had more than enough time to gel as a unit, but they’re falling apart instead of coming together when it really matters. After More >
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 RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
In the 21st century, the main means any company has to connect to its customers is via the Internet. The World Wide Web brings information and insights to people in real time, allowing people and companies to connect instantaneously to share and distribute their experiences. When the title for Star Wars Episode III was revealed, it was done online at the Star Wars official website. If a celebrity has something to say to the world (in 140 characters or less), they take to their Twitter account. When a US presidential aspirant wants to spread the message, 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 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 >