By Brendan White aka SteakNchop
Several years ago, on a dim winter day, I was wondering if there were any card shops where I lived other than my local favorite Diamond Sports Cards. I liked the place, but I thought a change would be nice. The free box there only went so far, the packs of 2006 Topps only had so much. So based on the instructions on the back of a Topps promotional card, I called up Topps to find out if there were any other card shops in my area. Entering my zip code of 94960, with a range More >
2011 NBA Champs? By Mike Leno aka dwighthoward
Hello everyone! For all you Sports Cards Forum members, you all know I am a big NBA fan. My threads, photos, signature, and posts, screen name, email, etc. are all basketball related. Not only am I a huge NBA fan, I know a lot about the sport. This year, I believe there are many NBA contenders for the NBA finals. Every team in the league have the chance to make the NBA finals, but the top three are the Miami Heats, San Antonio Spurs, and as always, the Los Angeles Lakers. The three More >
By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
When I rejoined the hockey card collecting hobby in January 2008, things had changed considerably since the last time I opened a pack of cards. Seeing autographs and memorabilia pieces on cards was a bit of a shock to my system, and I can easily see how somebody completely naïve to the hobby market could see one of these cards for the first time and spend an amount drastically higher than what a seasoned veteran would pay. Given how much trading, buying, and selling is done online now, it is all the more important that people More >
Really!? I Had No Idea By Brendan White aka SteakNchop
It was my first day trading online and I had already spent $25. I bought a Mike Mussina jersey card for $6, a UD Ballpark Collection dual for $10 and an Albert Pujols jersey card for $9. To someone who was used to prices at my local card shop, these seemed like great deals. In reality, I probably could have ended up with all of these for less than half the price. I had more slips as well, getting bad feedback; “Nobody ever told me you are supposed send in a More >
By Joshua Lambert aka joshuadusarmy
The National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA was founded on December 28th, 1905 and was officially constituted as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States by President Theodore Roosevelt and its 62 founding members on March 31st, 2006. The Association was founded in response to the numerous injuries and even deaths incurred by a popular football formation called the “flying wedge”. It was not until 1910 that the Association would take its name as the NCAA.
A student athlete is considered a “professional” and thus ineligible to play collegiate sports if any of these guidelines are More >
By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
Many of us laughed or turned a blind eye when social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace first came onto the scene. When I first saw sites like Twitter, my initial reaction was, “Why in the world do I want to know that Joe is just leaving for the store?” I, for one, have very little time to know what it is that I’m doing, let alone my closest friends. I just felt like the whole experience was sort of stalker-ish.
Then I quickly realized that it is important to understand that companies do need to More >