By Cole Feinbloom aka cfagent0
This year’s shortened NHL season is going to prove to be a monotonous challenge, so to speak. Fans, although ecstatic that hockey is back, are more than likely not too excited about the schedule. Not facing off against out-of-conference opponents, playing against teams twice in a row, and what seems like an ultra-repetitive schedule in general might make fans shy away from the sport a bit. But for those dedicated fans who stuck with the league through the lockout, and look to stay dedicated to their team throughout the season, this article is for you. I More >
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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 >
Ever had one of those weeks where you realize you’re trying too hard get a trade done? Yeah me too. After some time away from the hobby, I was eager to again experience the rush that comes from making two collections better all at once.
My last trade left only good memories since it was two friends helping each other out with their PCs, netting me this card:
A modest card to most but significant because it’s my first multicolor jersey swatch of Martin St. Louis.
But instead of finding my stride, I spent the better part of my return trying to More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
Have you ever heard of George Watkins? Sounds a lot like a local Congressman, or maybe a long time television actor, right? Well, unless you guessed rookie ballplayer for the 1930 St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, you would be dead wrong.
Why am I bringing up a pre-war ballplayer with fewer than 900 career games played? Because until Mike Trout this year, no other rookie since 1901, playing in more than 80 games had put up these video game type numbers: .350+ AVG, .410+ OBP, .600+ SLG, and 15+ HRs. That’s 112 years of history, More >
By Jon Maxfield aka DnJCards
(Above) Bobby Ryan shaking hands with then GM Brian Burke
“With the second overall pick in the 2005-2006 NHL Entry draft, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks are proud to select…. From the Owen Sound Attack, Bobby Ryan!” With those words spoken a feeling of sheer excitement arose and the image of Bobby Ryan being the face of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for years to come, gave me a bad case of goosebumps. Unfortunately, following a storm of media fire, those days may be numbered. The once decided “future” of the Anaheim organization may be on his way out More >
By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
Much has been written about the New Orleans Saints and BountyGate. While nobody asked my opinion, I’m going to offer it. I’m here to help, free of charge!
I’m listing a checklist of items that will put the New Orleans Saints organization back together. Once they hire me to implement the changes, I’ll be sure to report back to you on the progress made.
1.) They must admit their wrongdoing.
We, as a society, are forgiving people, especially in sports. When Andy Pettitte freely stated that he participated in taking steroids and said he was sorry, people forgave him. More >