By Drew Pelto aka *censored*
Twenty years ago, my view of baseball– and life as a whole– changed forever.
On the morning of March 23, 1993, I woke up, had an Eggo waffle with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on it, and prepared to enter another day of the hell known as third grade. Sitting on the couch in my living room in the far-east Cleveland suburb of Painesville, Dan Patrick delivered the morning’s sports news. Baseball season was only a few weeks away as I started my first Little League practices. My Cleveland Indians were still in the middle of a lengthy More >
By Cole Feinbloom aka cfagent0
This year’s shortened NHL season is going to prove to be a monotonous challenge, so to speak. Fans, although ecstatic that hockey is back, are more than likely not too excited about the schedule. Not facing off against out-of-conference opponents, playing against teams twice in a row, and what seems like an ultra-repetitive schedule in general might make fans shy away from the sport a bit. But for those dedicated fans who stuck with the league through the lockout, and look to stay dedicated to their team throughout the season, this article is for you. I More >
By Allan Alexander aka HockeyCardsPlus
This is my tale of the history in my eyes of the revolution of the parallel set. I have been a collector since I was around nine years old. I was really never interested in collecting a certain player or team, I enjoyed them all. Then along came 1994 and Pinnacle released its parallel set, Museum Collection, into that year’s baseball cards. I was hooked. I guess it was the starburst effect that really caught my eye with these. I tried to put the set together as well as the Artist Proofs set, but there were More >
By Patrick Kessler aka Kess
I cannot remember a time as a child when I didn’t have sports on my mind. It started with baseball and summers full of afternoon backyard games with friends and nights camped out in front of the TV watching Yankees and Phillies games. I still remember laying on the floor in front of the TV in a muggy house without air conditioning eating Freezepops and waiting for Mike Schmidt’s next at bat. I didn’t get into card collecting until one day when those afternoon backyard games turned into a card show off and swap event. I More >
by Richard McAdam aka RGM81
Hockey fans across the world are waking up today to a grim reality: for the second time in eight years, the National Hockey League has chosen to lock out its players in an attempt to restructure the collective bargaining agreement with the Players Association. For many fans, both younger ones and fans gained in the past seven seasons due to the game’s incredible growth, this is a new experience. For long-time fans, it is a stark reminder of the events of September 2004. We do not know how long this lockout scenario will endure; we may More >
Ever had one of those weeks where you realize you’re trying too hard get a trade done? Yeah me too. After some time away from the hobby, I was eager to again experience the rush that comes from making two collections better all at once.
My last trade left only good memories since it was two friends helping each other out with their PCs, netting me this card:
A modest card to most but significant because it’s my first multicolor jersey swatch of Martin St. Louis.
But instead of finding my stride, I spent the better part of my return trying to More >