by Drew Pelto aka *censored*
Back in January I was incredibly frustrated. I was the play by play broadcaster for a junior hockey team. While I figured it was the first step in landing my dream job, I felt like I was going nowhere. The team I was working for was on its way to missing the playoffs for the third time in four seasons, I was having problems with some fans who made it no secret that they wanted me out of my job, and I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore.
In February, I applied for a photo editor job with More >
By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan
If the play on Dickie Dunn’s immortal words in the title was lost on you, you probably won’t get. If you’ve never described a penalty as “two minutes, by yourself, you feel shame, and then you get free” you might roll your eyes as your read on. If the words “criminal element” don’t immediately make you think of Ogie Ogilthorpe, some of Panini’s best ideas this year were probably an afterthought for you.
If you’ve ever shouted at a friend, while he’s grabbing you a drink “none of that stinkin’ root beer!” I suspect you’ll shortly be More >
By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961
I know weird title for a sports card article,but read on and you’ll see why.
I was going through some of my older cards, not really old just circa 2001 thru 2007. As I was doing this it made me realize how much I miss some of the cool cards Donruss had put out before their contract for baseball was revoked. I was looking at my fabric of the game Tom Seaver GU autograph numbered 3/5 with him in his Mets uniform with a nice blue pinstripe on the jersey piece. This one card made me realize More >
By Sean McCafferty aka 30Ranfordfan
I need to give big props to all three of the manufacturers. Trying to pick my favourite from 2011 was tough. Not only have all three manufacturers pumped out several products I really liked, but there’s still more to come (so I entirely reserve the right to change my mind once everything has been released).
Upper Deck has a dual release every year that I very much look forward to. Upper Deck Series 1 & 2. For me it’s become my standard set to build each season. With 50 Young Guns Rookie Cards in each series, it’s More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
No, I’m not talking about sometime in the 1970s when Lapointe, Robinson and Savard ruled the NHL’s blueline, I’m talking about the 2010-2011 hockey season. After years of Upper Deck monopoly as sole licencee of the NHL, this year saw another player enter the ring in Panini. Both companies were allowed to produce NHL licenced cards and of course, as usual, In The Game was also on the battlefield churning out their usual amazing line-up of products even without a licence. As the hobby year draws to a close, I’m trying to decide who my favorite More >
By Tony Joyce aka Enigma
Hockey aficionados know that there are a limited number of go-to people when it comes to sports cards. At the 2011 NHL Fan Fair, I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting one of them. Al Muir’s history in hockey cards, well hockey in general, is well-known. Between stints with Sports Illustrated, Beckett and now Panini America, there is no questioning Al’s hockey acumen. The Windsor, Ontario, native took a few minutes out a frenetic weekend to chat.
Q: As you have stated many times this weekend, you are from Windsor, Ontario. What is the hockey life like More >