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  1. Horrible Week In The Hobby

    This has been an absolutely horrible week in the hobby for me. Between the big snow storm we got delaying the delivery of our Upper Deck NHCD packs, scams and rip off stories I am so angry I could explode.

    First we got an email saying that Upper Deck in an effort to discourage National Hockey Card Day items being delivered early (so crooks and cheats could sell them on ebay) the distributors weren't supposed to ship until Thursday for Friday delivery and Saturday giveaways. I ...
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  2. State of the Hockey Card Hobby

    The following is a post from the Panini blog site :

    Panini America, the world’s largest sports and entertainment collectibles company, announced today an updated roster of NHL/NHLPA trading card products for the remainder of the 2012-13 season, following the NHLPA’s decision to restrict 2012-13 Rookie Cards to those players that debuted between the 2012 All-Star Game and the conclusion of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.

    The decision means that any r
    ookies that ...
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  3. Been awhile.....

    It has been awhile and I apologize to those who follow my blog . It seems the same shineola is happening everyday and I have gotten so bored with the whole damn thing that I found it very difficult to to say anything. All the same garbage is still happening and to top it off with a cherry our favourite past time has decided to have a work stoppage.

    This is the third lockout/strike since the little dictator has taken over as commish of the NHL and in all honesty I've had enough ...

    Updated 01-01-2013 at 04:02 PM by 11chaos

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  4. My Anti-Store Rant

    Well this is my anti-store rant

    As a card store owner I get a lot of people coming and going who ask all kinds of questions. Some interesting and some quite stupid. I enjoy trying to help educate those who are genuinely interested in getting into the hobby or wanting to know more about it but the ones that absolutely annoy me are the questions such as "why are your prices higher then the flea market". Well this has to be one of the dumbest questions that I have ever ...
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  5. The Panini Caper

    The recent announcement that Panini products would be distributed in Canada by Universal Distribution only and that Grosnor Distribution had been cut out of the picture is rather disturbing on several levels. Allowing only ONE distributor in Canada is going to create several problems with very unfavourable results. Not only will this mean increased prices to hobby stores and to collectors it will also mean more stores and collectors buying from US based suppliers. It will also add further credence ...
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