On June 18th, 2011, my wife Becky and I decided to run a fund raising yard sale for the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation. Why Diamond Blackfan Anemia? This is the disorder that my daughter Olivia has been diagnosed with. Diamond Blackfan Anemia or DBA, is a rare blood disorder in which the bone marrow (the center of the bone where blood cells are made) to produce red blood cells.
So why am I writing about a yard sale that occurred in Buffalo, NY for a Sport Card Collecting website? Because I want to share 2 stories of generosity that SCF members More >
By Scott Kozlowski aka Scottkoz20
With the current news out of Phoenix about the legal issues that surround the survival of the Coyotes, there have been rumblings about Winnipeg getting their franchise back. Phoenix is not the only franchise in despair. The ownership situation in Atlanta is causing people to think that the Thrashers could move to Quebec City.
Winnipeg and Quebec City share the bond of losing an NHL franchise in the mid-1990s after years of losing money and viability to survive in Canada. Fast forward 15 years and both cities have either built (MTS Centre in Winnipeg) or are planning More >
By Joshua Lambert aka joshuadusarmy
The National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA was founded on December 28th, 1905 and was officially constituted as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States by President Theodore Roosevelt and its 62 founding members on March 31st, 2006. The Association was founded in response to the numerous injuries and even deaths incurred by a popular football formation called the “flying wedge”. It was not until 1910 that the Association would take its name as the NCAA.
A student athlete is considered a “professional” and thus ineligible to play collegiate sports if any of these guidelines are More >
By Nathan Loewy aka garnett_21
Basketball is a very popular sport in the United States. Fans of the game have many choices to watch, whether you prefer professional or college, in all months of the year. You can find games from the NBA, the National Basketball Developmental League (NBDL), NCAA college basketball, and even some high school basketball, all on a number of different TV channels or streaming online, in about nine months out of the year. But, there is one league that does not get the recognition it deserves, and it is played during those three other months of the More >
By Karine Hains, Editor-in-Chief
While the season is now over in the NHL, the high-end collecting season is only just starting. A few weeks ago, Upper Deck treated us to Ultimate Collection and the have now followed it up with O-Pee-Chee Premier. This year is Premier’s sophomore season and if you invested in some of this product last year, you are not in for any big surprises.
As per last year, the design of the cards is polished and efficient, smart and sleek. There is definitely no fault with the overall aspect of the product and it should satisfy the fussiest customers. More >
By Daniel Poor aka Stl_Cardinals_Fan
The annual Ritenour High School Baseball Card & Memorabilia Show took place on Saturday June 6 this year. The show is an annual tradition in the St. Louis area, having been run successfully for the last several years. The highlights of the show include approximately 60 dealers/vendors, two silent auctions, an oral auction, and of course St. Louis Cardinals autograph signings; which in past years have included appearances from Tony LaRussa, Chris Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, Joe Girardi, J.D. Drew, Reggie Sanders, David Eckstein, Jeff Suppan, Darryl Kile, and more. A $2 admission fee and additional autograph fees More >