We all know that the hockey card market is largely dominated by the giant that is Upper Deck. However in the last few years, In The Game has been making ground rapidly and is gaining more and more popularity. Their Heroes and Prospect, Oh Canada and Between the Pipes products have received great reviews. Always trying to innovate, ITG has released on April 30, 2008 a new set called Superlative. What is so special about it you say? Well for starters it is quite the high end product as illustrated by the price (check below), but also, the set only More >
Yes, it’s playoff time again! The excitement of the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup is on once more. With only eight teams left chasing the precious trophy, each and every one of those teams’ supporters is starting to think: “…maybe it could happened…why not someone has got to win it!?!” The late nights, the heated discussions about the legality of a hit, the wonder that was a particular save or Sean Avery’s antics, those are all worthy topics that make spring time so special to me. For the playoffs to be a success though, one thing is essential: the teams More >
Remember the days when the East hardly counted? One Eastern team had to end up in the finals every year, but it didn’t matter much which because the West had Detroit, Dallas or Colorado. Once in a while New Jersey put up their ugly nose to stir about, but it was pretty much a heavy West dominance. Not many cared about the East.
Today, who cares about the West? They’re boring, same ol’, and not many surprises happen. While East, I just find myself drawn towards that direction. Not because several of the recent year’s Cups have ended up in the More >
It’s been four years since I interviewed Mattias Weinhandl, then still a quiet young puppy with a brilliant future ahead of him. Once a hyped NHL rookie, he now plays in Linkoping, Sweden. A surprising move considering he very well could have continued to play in NHL. His team is more then pleased though as he ended up as this year’s goal scoring king in the Swedish league, and is clearly the best player on Swedish ice for the moment.
Time to give him a quick call again on behalf of SCF. Two days ago his team lost the playoff final, More >
Collectors today are lucky. With the Internet, the world is their oyster, and there are plenty of sites which can be of great use to them. Be it for trading purposes, like sportscardforum.com or for buying purposes; Beckett marketplace comes to mind or eBay is also rather popular. That being said, while the Internet gives us more options to fuel our card collecting addiction, it also exposes us to a few pitfalls. A good article about buying boxes online safely was written by a fellow Sports Card Forum writer in January and you can read it at the following link More >
By: Don White
Well, as usual I found time to take a few days and head off to the 2007 NHL Draft. So, the wife and I left Thursday morning to get there for the NHL Draft Prospect Clinic where they would be signings autos afterwards (WOHOOO)!!
As I drove up there, all I could think about was all the radio announcers, TV analysts, etc. talking throughout the Stanley Cup Finals that the NHL has nothing to offer the fans. This is the third NHL Draft that I will be attending, and how many other fans do I know from other sports that attend More >