By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888Goodbye my precious…
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece titled: “A Big Business” the premise was simple; it seems to me like the hobby has changed from what I remembered from the days of my youth. No longer are card collectors looking to simply collect base sets, no now, we are chasing the game-used cards, the autographs and the short printed rookies. Not only are we starved for those goodies but for many of us, it’s not even about adding them to our collection to improve it no… What many want to do More >
by Drew Pelto, AKA *censored*
It’s easy to hate Sean Avery. Unsavory comments about fellow players dating his ex-girlfriends. Flopping and diving all over the ice. Starting fights without backing them up. And of course, who can forget the eponymous “Sean Avery Rule” from 2008 about screening goaltenders after he turned to face Martin Brodeur and held his glove right in front of the legendary goalie’s mask to block his vision in a playoff game. The guy is a lightning rod for controversy both on and off the ice.
But for once, Avery is in the news this week for something positive. More >
In The Game will be releasing Decades – The 80′s on June 2, 2011 and we are excited.
Decades is the second product we are releasing based on an extensive poll voted on by collectors two years ago. We asked what was the most significant year in hockey history.
1972 narrowly won the poll over 1980 and a hockey trading card product was produced last year to commemorate 1972. This product sold out quickly and is still highly collected today.
Now we have turned our attention to 1980.
There were so many events in the 1980′s decade, we choose to feature the entire decade More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
I’ve now been back in the collecting foil for 5 years, what started as a childhood obsession faded away in my teens only to return with a vengeance when I was 26 years old and in exile in England. After 5 years of chasing Roy and Brodeur cards I have made many deals, met many people online and offline and learnt a lot about this hobby. Sure there were some low points, in fact I’m going through such a low right now which is why I thought I’d write this article to remind myself about the More >
By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
Grandfather it in if necessary, but the NHL needs to make Visors mandatory.
A recent Hockey News survey shows 59 percent of NHL players are now wearing visors. Trends are showing that younger players use this simple safety device in even greater numbers than the league’s veterans.
The reason is simple. Players can’t move faster than the puck, and that little rubber disc can change direction in an awful hurry. There are a lot of injuries that a doctor can patch up, but fixing an eye is rarely one of them. You take a puck (or a stick) More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
For us card collectors, attending a card show always makes for a fun day but I’ll tell you what makes it even more special; attending it to promote Sports Card Forum. Not only do you get to tell plenty of people about an awesome site but chances are you get to meet members in person as well, allowing you to put faces on the numerous user names you see on a daily basis. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a card show in Montreal to spread the word about SCF.
Luc, another moderator on the More >