Hobby Articles

Does Gorges One-Year Contract Reveal Montreal’s Future Plans?

By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

The curious timing of the announcement that restricted free agent Josh Gorges had signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens may be something of an ominous sign for the young defenceman’s future with the club. To announce the signing of a popular player, both in the dressing room and among a core segment of the team’s fanbase, so late on a Friday night is hardly the pomp and circumstance one would expect. There’s likely to be no media availability with general manager Pierre Gauthier, and with Gorges himself in Kelowna, BC, at the Kelowna Rockets Alumni More >

Hey Could you Look at Some of the Cards I Have?

 

By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961

Like most collectors I love to share the fact that I collect sports cards with my co-workers. Which leads me to this article, I’ve been at the same company now for eleven years and I’ve been asked to look at cards co-workers have found a lot. I find this interesting but usually not very fruitful, as most of the time it is late 80s early 90s mass produced junk wax.

 

I really don’t like telling co-workers that what they have isn’t even worth the cardboard it’s printed on, but let’s face it I have to be honest. More >

Who Wants it More Contest

By Joe Mosley aka LGB Cards

If I had the chance to run a contest and determine what kind of contest it would be I would chose to do the Who Wants It More contest. A contest that the prize is a nice card from a certain player or if there’s more than one card divide the contest into submissions for each card. The contest will reward the biggest fan with a card of the player that he admires the most. The idea is that a part of our hobby is preservation like grading but also protecting the card for years More >

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Dumb and Dumber for the Young and Younger

By Chad Gardner aka Gardzy99

It was 1980. I had just pulled off the deal of my 7 year old lifetime. I finally had the 1978 Topps Grease trading card of Sandy in her black outfit, cigarette hanging out of the corner of her lips. Never again would I have to go a day without looking at my Sandy. That card would stay the rest of the year inside my pencil case at school. And all I had to give up for it was one of my Wayne Gretzky cards from the previous year. I had 4 of them. What would More >

Where Did the Heroes Go?

By Henry Salazar aka FL Henry

I started collecting basketball cards when I was eighteen years old. Before then I did not even know they made basketball cards. I bought as many basketball cards as I could as quickly as I could get my hands on them. Granted, that did not amount to too many cards as at that time I was making $4.25 an hour while I went to school. I spent hours combing through my collection sorting the players I had, making note of the players I was missing, and reading the stats and the personal information on the More >

Noble Monuments

By Christopher J. Ahlman aka Requiemx

For years, I have wanted to do what so many other collectors across the world have wished to do. Create a set of sports cards for a major manufacturer and here is my opportunity to at least be heard by other collectors and possibly receive feedback.

 

To begin, this set would be a basketball card set only. With that stated, I would assemble a panel of several expert NBA analysts who would vote and determine who have been the top 20 players, at each position, to play the game of professional basketball, for a total of More >