01-20-2013, 08:55 PM #21
As a wee lad, I often got to go to the annual Andy Moog & Friends Golf Tournament held every summer in Penticton. This was when I was between 7-10 years old and hadn't fully formed the loathing of the Boston Bruins that I have now. And hey, Andy was a local guy so he was cool. My cousins and I would run around the place getting autographs of all the players. This past summer, I was going through mom's crawl space, and lo and behold, what do I find?
01-20-2013, 08:56 PM #22
01-21-2013, 02:31 AM #23
ZETTERBERG ROOKIE AUTO PROGRESS: 17/22 = 77%
KOVALCHUK ROOKIE AUTO PROGRESS: 14/23 = 61%
KOPITAR ROOKIE AUTO PROGRESS: 12/33 = 36%
01-21-2013, 03:43 PM #24
Mine isn't a hockey card, or even my card.
I got "seriously" into collecting in 92/93 with my dad (9/10 at the time). We did mainly hockey, with a little basketball and a trickle of baseball.
At the local shop, I got a reputation for having a lucky hand. One night, a guy was busting a box of 92/93 Topps Basketball. This was when the Golds were the big parallel pull. He was striking out like crazy. He got to the last pack and handed it to me and said, "I need you to pull me something." Inside was the biggest hit you could get; a Gold Shaq Rookie. At that point, the shop manager yelled, "Quick; give me 3 numbers," and, after I did so, about 10 guys went down to the local 7-11 to play the lottery on those 3 numbers. It's not an expensive card now, and I never owned it. But it was just really fun and, to me, that's what this hobby is all about, having a good time and being able to see a great pull like that.
01-22-2013, 11:23 PM #25
My best memory of card collecting happend here on the forum. I was looking to complete my set of 2007-08 OPC Premier Original Six Signatures and a really helpful member on here helped me track down the rest of the cards I needed. Without him I don't know if I ever would have completed the set. I am forever grateful. That set is by far my favorite and every time I look at those cards I smile.Hockey: Detroit Red Wings and Original six teams. Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lidstrom and Emerson Etem.
Baseball: Matt Kemp, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Jered Weaver, Adam Jones and Dodgers
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