By Mason Hermann aka antropov14
Two years ago, I sustained an injury that required back surgery to correct it. While recovering in Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto at the age of 14, after surgery, a children’s clown entertainer came along with his bag of tricks to keep patients’ spirits up, and provide a distraction to the situation at hand. As I was on the older end of patients, I normally wouldn’t be entertained by watching a clown, but I was tired and sore, and this was definitely a great way to pass some time. Furthermore, only about five days later I More >
By Joe Abney aka stlcardinalsfan
I consider myself an average collector, a buy a couple packs here and there type of guy. Like most people on Sportscardforum.com I’ve been collecting cards since I was a kid, and have switched interests several times. My current interest being the St. Louis Cardinals. Being on the forum since 2009 and amongst the online collecting community, I have started to see a disturbing trend. It’s starting to seem like I am one of the few guys who actually still gets excited over base cards.
I know base cards aren’t always something special or worth the most More >
When people ask “Why do you collect?” many of us would probably simply say, “well, because it’s fun.” But there’s always something behind why we find it enjoyable.
The origins of collecting go way back. Humans have a deeply ingrained need to hoard things that will help us survive the next winter or natural disaster, or surround ourselves with items we find important to us. Some player collectors are like the Biblical Noah, collecting one of each type or ‘species’ of card. Others collect many of a smaller number of types. Still others collect many of More >
By Patrick Kessler aka Kess
I cannot remember a time as a child when I didn’t have sports on my mind. It started with baseball and summers full of afternoon backyard games with friends and nights camped out in front of the TV watching Yankees and Phillies games. I still remember laying on the floor in front of the TV in a muggy house without air conditioning eating Freezepops and waiting for Mike Schmidt’s next at bat. I didn’t get into card collecting until one day when those afternoon backyard games turned into a card show off and swap event. I More >
By Matthew Ferreira aka Ferrari5515
Card collecting is hard. Well for me. Because I feel it’s harder to be a card collector when you’re my age. By my age I mean I’m 15. I feel like I’m a small fish in a big pool of sharks. Whenever I feel like I know what I’m doing in card collecting, or if I think I’m starting to grow a bigger collection, someone proves me wrong by showing me up. I also notice that there aren’t a lot of kids out there like me…People that are my age and try to collect cards that More >
by Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
This hobby has saved my life! I have always had addiction problems, and I have been places I wouldn’t send my worst enemy to. But two years ago, I began to change. I became spiritual (not Religious) and found God, and in order to continue being successful (Made Presidents List at College) I moved to upstate New York about 12 years ago. I split time – summers here and winters on Long Island. It was a very hard transition, but 8 years ago we moved to NEPA and I found a job I loved being the More >