by Richard McAdam aka RGM81

Player collectors are a fun breed of hobbyist. As a collector of two current NHL players, I can readily attest to this. The endless scouring through eBay for good deals, waiting for months to track down that shockingly hard-to-find numbered-out-of-one-hundred parallel, and numerous searches through fellow collectors’ trade and sales threads at SCF are but three of the symptoms of being a player collector. In addition to these practices, there is one other special ritual that we perform roughly twenty-two times each hockey season: whenever a new product release’s checklist is posted on the manufacturer’s official More >