A Final Bid Adieu to the Hobby
Unfortunately in light of some personal matters that have come up, I have decided to bid fair well to this once wonderful hobby. Over the past ten years I have massed large collections, traded, sold and built many random PCs of no name players that I had a soft spot for. I used to love being able to rip wax to see if I could pull something great or just to build up my traders for the hell of it.
But as the time has come along I have found my joy waning on the subject. No longer have I been able to make even small trades without some form of hassle (shipping costs, stubborn traders, people expecting me to trade in their favor, etc...). Even box breaking has become a headache and less enjoyable. Ripping wax has lost the thrill and rush that it once had, with to many redemptions, dud boxes, damaged cards/replacement issues and nothing ever seeming to hold value anymore.
SO now I begin the tedious and (mildy) heartbreaking task of slowly piecing out my traders and PC. I had a blast gathering what I believe to be the greatest Alex Plante collection in the hobby. Much of my reasoning for leaving is due to my personal financial situation and my need to remove myself from any form of collecting (for at least a very long time).
For the most part the members of SCF have been phenomenal to deal with. Without many of you guys, I would not have been able to find the cards that I currently possess. I have also made some good friends on here and I have had once a many great talk about hockey, the hobby and the "finer points in life".
So with that I bid you adieu SCF.
Keep Calm and Trade On,
-Formerly the Self-Proclaimed Official Alex Plante Collector