Hobby News

Everybody in the Pool!

By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961

 I know weird title for a sports card article,but read on and you’ll see why.

I was going through some of my older cards, not really old just circa 2001 thru 2007. As I was doing this it made me realize how much I miss some of the cool cards Donruss had put out before their contract for baseball was revoked. I was looking at my fabric of the game Tom Seaver GU autograph numbered 3/5 with him in his Mets uniform with a nice blue pinstripe on the jersey piece. This one card made me realize More >

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 >

What Should I Break: A Beginner’s Guide

by RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

When it comes to spending our hobby dollars, there is no shortage of options available to hockey card collectors. In a market with nearly 30 products released each season, a person can easily be seduced into abandoning any sense of budgetary restraint in order to bust some wax. The manufacturers astutely cater to every possible demographic, creating a wide array of products that start for as little as a dollar per pack all the way up to $400 for a tin of The Cup or Dominion. There is something out there for every budget, and this 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 >