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Best Hockey Card Manufacturer? For my money in 2011, it’s ITG

By Sean McCafferty aka 30Ranfordfan

I need to give big props to all three of the manufacturers. Trying to pick my favourite from 2011 was tough. Not only have all three manufacturers pumped out several products I really liked, but there’s still more to come (so I entirely reserve the right to change my mind once everything has been released).

Upper Deck has a dual release every year that I very much look forward to. Upper Deck Series 1 & 2. For me it’s become my standard set to build each season. With 50 Young Guns Rookie Cards in each series, it’s More >

The Rookie Card Logo May Be More Important Than We Think

By Richard Mock aka Paintball

Let us fast forward to the year 2061. Fifty years may seem like an eternity to a lot of the young collectors on this site, but in truth it is not very long when dealing with collectibles. In sports card collecting this would only take us back to the year 1961 from today’s date. Let us imagine three 25 year old baseball card collectors are discussing the cards of the greatest baseball player to ever play the game. Let us assume they are talking about Bryce Harper who in his 25 year career had posted the More >

Two Keepers in one Day

By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961

I will start this article off by saying my wife and I did not meet in the usual way other couples meet, she being from Mississippi and I from New York. I worked for a stock clearing house in Manhattan called Midwest clearing and she worked for a company in Mississippi called Thorn, Alvis,and Welch. We had to talk to each other almost an hour everyday doing stock trades, this started in 1990. Two years down the road we knew we had to get together,so I flew into Mississippi to meet the person who probably knew More >

In The Game Products

  By Joe Simanis aka GHCHambone

In the trading card collecting world there are many different card manufacturers to choose from. That is part of what makes this hobby so great, the variety of different products out there to choose from. Choosing a favorite card manufacturer is difficult due to the number of choices and great companies out there, but to me there is one that stands out: In The Game. They consistently produce fun, unique sets that deliver a great value.


One of the reasons In The Game is my favorite manufacturer is the fact that they make many specific sets More >

Keeping Kids Interested

By Joe Simanis aka GHCHambone

To me there is no better joy than ripping open a pack of wax, finding that card you have been searching high and low for, or trading cards with another member here on Sports Card Forum. These are the things that card collecting and trading are all about. However, card collecting can be an expensive hobby at times, and this may possibly turn some kids away from the hobby. So what can be done? Here are a few of my ideas to help bring this wonderful hobby to a new generation.


Companies should produce a wide range More >

My Wife Is a 1/1

By Henry Salazar aka FL Henry

My wife and I went to high school together so we have known each other for over twenty years. At sixteen years old she won the beauty pageant in our small town. She finished third in her high school class and went on to a 4.0 GPA in college. She also earned the highest academic honors for her master’s degree in accounting and now has a fantastic job in financial management. As one might imagine there are plenty of reasons why I may have been attracted to her way back in the day. I clearly More >