By: Don White (doniceage)
Athletes need to protect their collection (trophies, jerseys, memorobilia & etc.).
When I saw a recent member talk about buying a safe it made me think. If collectors are willing to protect their cardsand their collections, how come you never hear about athletes that are protecting their first game ball, their first jersey, etc?
Is there really a difference between collectors and professional players that perhaps we are both careless in not protecting our valued collections?
So I dug up a few quotes and references to use as examples:
1) Merriman knows fire perils
Quote:When you lose everything, you lose everything, no More >
Guest article by: Pheebs888
As a hockey fan, I truly enjoy not only playing and watching the sport but also collecting the cards. Since I moved to the United Kingdom in 2002, both the playing and watching have been quite difficult to accomplish, and I must admit that the collecting side of it is not easy either. Think of all the things you need as a collector, regular supply of boxes and packs to bust, top loaders, price guides, storage boxes, etc… Finding all this can prove a real challenge in Europe, although I should not speak for every other country More >
Admit it, you break a box, and you don’t know what to do with those nifty little rectangle cardboard pieces. There’s a name on it, there’s a picture on it, and probably not so interesting info on the back. Some years ago people collected them. Today, you couldn’t care less, base cards year 2008 are ugly, pointless, sloppy designed, colorless. You’re a predator, you’re only going for the meat, the backbone of today’s collecting – game-used, autographs, and rookies. That 90% of these are just as worthless doesn’t worry you, it’s the Crosby’s, Gretzky’s and other goodies that makes your More >
Guide for online box buying
A friend of mine decided to make a trip to Kenya very recently. Two days after her arrival, all hell broke loose. I mailed her to leave as soon as possible, but her reply was “screw this I only live once, we’re going on safari to Kilimajaro now.” It went fine to my knowledge.
It’s a bit like this to buy boxes online today. You can say “screw this I only live once” and make your buy, make your box break, and perhaps it goes just fine. But odds are you end up disappointed, fooled, and ripped More >
It seems like nowadays there have been many newer people getting back into the hobby of collecting items such as trading cards, personal photo cards (often referred to as postcards, promotional giveaways or handouts) than in the last few years. There seems to be a mini resurgence in collecting once again. Along with new people to the hobby come questions about how they should package their items when making trades or sales with others to ensure a safe delivery to their respective partner. Here are some time proven suggestions as well as some just common sense info.
It’s all a matter More >
By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief
Collectors from all over are always excited to add a multi-colored patch card to their collection. However, some of the nicest multi-colored patch cards on the market may be too good to be true.
A growing epidemic in the collecting industry is fake patch cards. A fake patch card is a jersey card that originally held either one color or a simple patch which is then altered or replaced to create a premium patch card oftentimes by using a prime piece of a team or league logo.
Why do people do this? Money is the simple answer. Greed may be More >