I generally spend about 2-3 hours a day minimum on sportscardforum.com, in the hockey section of course. Every day, you see the regulars there normally at the same time, but on the 26th February this year there was a lot of traffic on the site. Why you ask? Well, because as it happens every year when the NHL regular season is close to its conclusion, it was the trade deadline. For die hard hockey fans, this is always a great event and what better way to live it than to discuss the many trades as they happen.
Many users see the More >
Many Penguins fans were bitterly disappointed when Sid the Kid crushed his ankle against the boards in January, thinking that there team would struggle without its captain. However, since Sid’s injury, the Pens have hardly skipped a beat! They have won nine of the 16 games played since then, including games against both New Jersey and Montreal, two teams who are doing rather well lately.
How did they manage this without their franchise player you say? Well they simply let franchise player b step up and saying that he rose to the challenge would be an understatement. Yes, Evgeni Malkin has More >
When I started collecting again a little over a year ago, I asked myself what should be the main focus of my collection? With the hobby being incredibly orientated towards memorabilia and autographed cards, a lot of people seem to focus on getting as many of these as possible. Of course, some people prefer chasing rookies and would do anything to get the new superstars of tomorrow. Those were two possibilities I thought about, but when the time came to make a decision, I chose to collect Patrick Roy for many reasons; firstly he is and has always been my More >
Guest article by Pheebs888
When I first started collecting in the late 80s early 90s, the hobby was quite different. Back then, you could chose between Pro Set, Pro Set Platinium, O-Pee-Chee, O-Pee-Chee Premier, Upper Deck and Parkhurst. Today, the market is really dominated by Upper Deck and the only other alternative really is In the Game. There is a lot less choice when it comes to brands, but now there are a multitude of insert sets which were not around in the good old days. What is in store for collectors this year? Well let me do a quick run More >
Guest article by: Pheebs888
As a hockey fan, I truly enjoy not only playing and watching the sport but also collecting the cards. Since I moved to the United Kingdom in 2002, both the playing and watching have been quite difficult to accomplish, and I must admit that the collecting side of it is not easy either. Think of all the things you need as a collector, regular supply of boxes and packs to bust, top loaders, price guides, storage boxes, etc… Finding all this can prove a real challenge in Europe, although I should not speak for every other country More >
Guest article by: Pheebs888
So as per usual, I bought a New Release Price Guide on Becket.com because I like to know the value of what I am trading for. I purchased the SPx 2007-2008 Hockey NRP, and I thought it was a little bit shocking to say the least. I know that rookie cards are normally quite valuable especially if they include memorablia and/or autographs, but I think this time it is a bit over the top…
I love the Habs so of course this year I am eager to get my hands on anything Carey Price, and while I think More >