Guest article by Hockeygrampy
Well, I realize that today, many of the current hockey card enthusiasts are probably youngsters! And believe me, that’s a good thing! I know that it was when I was a youngster growing up in the Boston area! My dad, who was a hard-working laborer in those days, struggled to take care of his family. He would shop at the famous Boston “open air” discount market in the North End a couple of times each month and always looked for bargains in the local supermarkets. This is what he did to help make ends-meet.
But because dad was born More >
Guest article by Le’Andre
On September 28th my brother and I attended an annual Swedish collectors show. It was held in an area called Nacka in south central Stockholm, focusing mainly on hockey cards from the NHL and the Swedish Elitserien. There are three shows being held in Stockholm Sweden the biggest one being in late October. There will be a few shows in Finland and most probably in other Scandinavian countries. The people behind this show are called “The Card Cabinet” and they are the leading Swedish company in hockey cards and memorabilia.
As soon as we stepped into the room More >
By Karine Hains, Editor-In-Chief
Of all the franchises in professional sports history, only one will celebrate its 100th anniversary in the 2008-2009 season. Which one? ” Les Habitants”, “Les Glorieux”, “La Sainte Flanelle” yes I am referring to the Montreal Canadiens. Founded on the 4th December 1909; it’s the only team which was created before the National Hockey League. So far, the Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times in their history, more times than any other team. It is no surprise that they have decided to organize many events to mark their centennial as well as releasing many items More >
By Linda Mankefors
Collector’s obsession with pieces of game used materials has created a mass production of game used cards. Has it gone too far? According to many yes; the values are dumping, we are flooded with cheap game used cards we don’t know what to do with, and the thrill is really gone. But I find another reason why it has gone too far: the card companies are producing quantity instead of quality. They have done so for several years, who can really blame them, they’re in it for the profit. Yet somehow, they’ve always managed to keep a few More >
By Karine Hains, Editor-in-Chief
Since June, we have all suffered from one thing; the lack of hockey games. Well, not all of us but the hockey faithful like me have. Thankfully, the summer is over, the rookie camps are starting and before we know it, four of the NHL’s teams will be opening the season in Europe. On the other side of the Atlantic, the fans are getting frantic and everyone has an opinion on who will be hot or not this year. This can only mean one thing; it’s time for hockey pools again!
After the success of last year’s playoffs More >
Guest article by Scott Kozlowski (Scottkoz20)
Building any type of set requires time, patience and a bit of luck when trying to find the cards you need. However, trying to build a master set of any product raises the level of difficulty exponentially. Not only would someone need to complete the main base set, they would also need to obtain various insert and parallel sets as well.
Currently, I am working on building out the 2007-2008 O-Pee-Chee Hockey master set. I chose this set to celebrate the arrival of my daughter Olivia because it was the set that had the most complete More >