Contest Entries

Who Wants it More Contest

By Joe Mosley aka LGB Cards

If I had the chance to run a contest and determine what kind of contest it would be I would chose to do the Who Wants It More contest. A contest that the prize is a nice card from a certain player or if there’s more than one card divide the contest into submissions for each card. The contest will reward the biggest fan with a card of the player that he admires the most. The idea is that a part of our hobby is preservation like grading but also protecting the card for years More >


Dumb and Dumber for the Young and Younger

By Chad Gardner aka Gardzy99

It was 1980. I had just pulled off the deal of my 7 year old lifetime. I finally had the 1978 Topps Grease trading card of Sandy in her black outfit, cigarette hanging out of the corner of her lips. Never again would I have to go a day without looking at my Sandy. That card would stay the rest of the year inside my pencil case at school. And all I had to give up for it was one of my Wayne Gretzky cards from the previous year. I had 4 of them. What would More >

Where Did the Heroes Go?

By Henry Salazar aka FL Henry

I started collecting basketball cards when I was eighteen years old. Before then I did not even know they made basketball cards. I bought as many basketball cards as I could as quickly as I could get my hands on them. Granted, that did not amount to too many cards as at that time I was making $4.25 an hour while I went to school. I spent hours combing through my collection sorting the players I had, making note of the players I was missing, and reading the stats and the personal information on the More >

Noble Monuments

By Christopher J. Ahlman aka Requiemx

For years, I have wanted to do what so many other collectors across the world have wished to do. Create a set of sports cards for a major manufacturer and here is my opportunity to at least be heard by other collectors and possibly receive feedback.


To begin, this set would be a basketball card set only. With that stated, I would assemble a panel of several expert NBA analysts who would vote and determine who have been the top 20 players, at each position, to play the game of professional basketball, for a total of More >

Two Keepers in one Day

By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961

I will start this article off by saying my wife and I did not meet in the usual way other couples meet, she being from Mississippi and I from New York. I worked for a stock clearing house in Manhattan called Midwest clearing and she worked for a company in Mississippi called Thorn, Alvis,and Welch. We had to talk to each other almost an hour everyday doing stock trades, this started in 1990. Two years down the road we knew we had to get together,so I flew into Mississippi to meet the person who probably knew More >

In The Game Products

  By Joe Simanis aka GHCHambone

In the trading card collecting world there are many different card manufacturers to choose from. That is part of what makes this hobby so great, the variety of different products out there to choose from. Choosing a favorite card manufacturer is difficult due to the number of choices and great companies out there, but to me there is one that stands out: In The Game. They consistently produce fun, unique sets that deliver a great value.


One of the reasons In The Game is my favorite manufacturer is the fact that they make many specific sets More >