By Scott Kozlowski aka scottkoz20
From time to time when browsing various forums and posts, I will see some signature from some members that state some information about shipping using a Plain White Envelope (PWE ). Some of the verbiage states “If you ship in a PWE, I will return the card” or “If you use a PWE, I will not trade with you”.
In general, shipping using a PWE is frowned upon, but not against the rules. Specifically, on sportscardforum.com, the only item that mentions something about shipping comes with a 5 point infraction. This infraction states that “Bad packaging/shipping causing More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
Another year, another release of Artifacts from Upper Deck. Not even the strict constraint to produce “only” 11 sets this year could stop the folks at Sea Otter Place from producing Artifacts again. This year, a hobby box of Artifacts includes 10 packs of 4 cards each and should yield 3 memorabilia cards, 2 rookies and 1 rookie redemption card as well as 1 autographed card and 1 rare parallel card. For this assortment of hits, you can expect to have to fork out in excess of $75 and it can even go as high as More >
By Cherie Mullohan aka Tradinpaint
“What’s the problem? Oh I see. You need to know the value? Yes, I think the value is $20.00, ” said the seller. “I don’t agree at all! It must only be worth $10.00!” That was the buyer complaint. How can we know the value of cards? Some say that Beckett is the best. I don’t subscribe to Beckett. Why can’t people just go with their gut feeling and come to an agreement? For instance, in the deal above the one thinks it is work $20 and the other thinks $10. Instead of arguing, why not More >
By Scott Kozlowski aka scottkoz20
On January 2, 2011, I was fortunate enough to purchase a 2009-10 tin of The Cup Hockey. I still do not know what made me thinking about or even why I decided to purchase this tin, but I am thankful that I listened to that voice. The 2nd to last card of the tin was a Matt Duchene Gold Auto Rookie Patch parallel numbered to 9!
This card is arguably the most coveted, if not one of the rarest rookie parallel cards one can find in this product. There is simply no better feeling to find a More >
By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam
When I rejoined the hockey card collecting hobby in January 2008, things had changed considerably since the last time I opened a pack of cards. Seeing autographs and memorabilia pieces on cards was a bit of a shock to my system, and I can easily see how somebody completely naïve to the hobby market could see one of these cards for the first time and spend an amount drastically higher than what a seasoned veteran would pay. Given how much trading, buying, and selling is done online now, it is all the more important that people More >
By Linda Mankefors aka razzamaztaz
Each year the release of the Cup always baffle us, by its charm, beauty, mega-hits, extremely expensive cost, and finally its problems. It’s a product you absolutely love, but with a distinct grudge. This year I’ve noticed Upper Deck has gone to great lengths to avoid damages, reading all box breaks and talking with fellow collectors the issue with damaged patch cards seems to be a thing of the past. But single white patches and a poor collation still hunts us somewhat.
This article will be about the collation. Upper Deck takes pride in hand-picking the cards More >