Hobby Articles


I’ve Got 99 Problems but a “Coutch” Ain’t One

By Alan Chen aka RiceBonds2Mntna2Rice

I’d like to give special thanks to those members who, over the course of 15 months, either traded these beloved pieces to me or sent the cards that helped me land them.


This was my first Ice RC /99. I remember watching people break boxes of 09-10 Ice last year and thinking to myself that what they pulled out was almost too colorful to be believed.


 At the time, I didn’t know there were 4 different Tiers of RCs, but I enjoyed looking at every one. Honestly, stealing a glimpse of a base card was itself a treat. More >

A World Without Sports Cards

By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961

I knew I was going to write about something today,just didn’t know what.After looking at all my bags of cards and memorabilia in my computer room this is what I decided on.


I’ve been collecting on and off for about 40 years of the 50 years I’ve been alive,I just couldn’t imagine my life without these little pieces of cardboard.I remember the first cards I ever bought and they weren’t even sports related, back in the late 60s my father used to drop my mother off at the Staten Island ferry terminal to go to work.It was More >


How Cards Have Helped Save my Life!

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 >

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Hey Mister Announcer, You Weren’t that Good Either!

By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961

This article finds me a little cranky and incredulous at how these guys and gals who weren’t good players can criticize the heck out of today’s players.

One Merril Hoge has taken on the task of downgrading everything Tim Tebow does on a football field. I don’t know what the deal is or why he has taken such a disliking to Mr. Tebow,but here’s a newsflash for you Merril; Tebow is better than you ever were at this stage of his career as a player,and ten times better as a person,maybe that is what Merril’s problem is More >

Common Sense Trading

By Sean Ruml aka Srman77

As I begin to write this article, I felt it necessary to premise this with a word of wisdom for rookie and veteran traders alike. Those words are simply this…Treat the person, or person’s that you are trading with as if they were you on that other side of the trade and, not just another trader with a screen name. I say this in having to have dealt with a couple of minor issues that came a while back with a couple of traders. It was nothing so majorly horrible that I would have to report More >