by Matt Contreras aka KingAlbert1
It was sports card trading night at my neighborhood sports shop Jersey’s Cards and Comics in Gloucester, Virginia. It was about five o’clock when my mom dropped me off there. I brought some jersey cards to trade. For example I brought my Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, and Bill Mazeroski cards. My Albert Pujols jersey card, though, would come in handy a little bit later.
I was specifically looking for some Derek Jeter or Albert Pujols memorabilia cards, but since my favorite team is the Yankees anyone on the Yankees would do. After I walked in, I asked More >
by Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
It was a long time ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday…It was a cold night of December 1990 in Quebec. I was 10 years old and had just got back from school. I was watching Fraggle Rock while waiting for dad to get home from work. Back then, he worked on a building site quite far away, it was an hour drive each way and it meant he had to gas up his truck quite often. He did just that on that night and while he was at the petrol station he More >
By Andrew Farn aka MasonRaymond0320
A few years ago, I remember that I would walk into the local hobby shop every week, looking for any random Roberto Luongo insert. My favourite player back then was Luongo, and to me, he was god. I knew nothing about the hobby, and would buy any cards that looked attractive.
Well, just last year I stumbled across some YouTube videos made by a very nice member on sportscardforum.com named TannieS. It must have be a wonderful feeling to be able to receive mail, I thought, and that is how I got into card collecting. She recommended More >
by Alphonso Mitchell aka DarkLotus
When you think of an NFL kicker, what are the first words that enter your mind? Usually it’s “wide right” or “HE MISSED IT!!!” Many fans quake in fear when their teams’ chances come down to the leg of their kicker. Furious prayers are made to the football Gods, asking for a good hold and no wind. But not me. You see, I am a Tennessee Titans fan; our kicker, and my favorite player, is a guy named Rob Bironas, one of the most accurate and quite possibly THE most clutch kicker in the game. Rob More >
Almost all of us in the sports card hobby have taken extended periods of time away. Some because they lost interest in the hobby; others because they had greater priorities to attend to at that specific points in their life. Many, though have found the hobby pulling them back.
I left the hobby for an extremely long period of time-almost twenty years. And though I can attribute part of that to the growing up process, the reason I left the hobby was mainly because of a circumstance that changed the hobby for me.
I first started collecting cards with my brother during More >
By James Friedman
Over the last several years I have completed nearly 1,500 transactions on SportsCardForum.com, the grand majority of which have been trades. While I had attended a trade night or two at a local card store, and I had dabbled in trading on the old bulletin boards, I have never traded as much as I have the last few years.
Which got me to thinking- what is the best part of a trade? I’ve not been able to decide conclusively what I enjoy more; actually making a trade or actually receiving the cards.
The logical, business side of More >