Hobby Articles

Andrew Ladd’s Stanley Cup Party

by Andrew Farn aka MasonRaymond0320

July 18…A day that I was looking forward to for the past couple of weeks. And when that day finally arrived, I was so excited! Why was I excited? Well, Andrew Ladd, left winger on the Stanley Cup champion team…the Chicago Blackhawks was bringing the Stanley Cup to his home town of Maple Ridge. It was about an hour away from where I live, but I didn’t mind travelling all of the way down there. This was a once in a lifetime experience, and I was sure that I would not miss out. He was going More >

The Comeback Kid

by Kevin Ransom aka spoodini

It was late in the dog days of summer of the 2006 Major League Baseball season. I had restarted my collecting of baseball cards only about a year prior focusing on my beloved Red Sox whom I had been cheering for since I had my first Red Sox jersey at 3 months old. I had put together a nice little collection of rookies and game used cards and was looking toward picking up some of the newer prospects autographs for my collection. One night I was checking the newest Red Sox team news online when I More >

My Holy Grail

by Matt Contreras aka KingAlbert1

It was sports card trading night at my neighborhood sports shop Jersey’s Cards and Comics in Gloucester, Virginia. It was about five o’clock when my mom dropped me off there. I brought some jersey cards to trade. For example I brought my Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter, and Bill Mazeroski cards. My Albert Pujols jersey card, though, would come in handy a little bit later.

I was specifically looking for some Derek Jeter or Albert Pujols memorabilia cards, but since my favorite team is the Yankees anyone on the Yankees would do. After I walked in, I asked More >

In the Beginning

by Karine Hains aka Pheebs888

It was a long time ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday…It was a cold night of December 1990 in Quebec. I was 10 years old and had just got back from school. I was watching Fraggle Rock while waiting for dad to get home from work. Back then, he worked on a building site quite far away, it was an hour drive each way and it meant he had to gas up his truck quite often. He did just that on that night and while he was at the petrol station he More >

My Adventures with Two of My Favorite Players

By Andrew Farn aka MasonRaymond0320

A few years ago, I remember that I would walk into the local hobby shop every week, looking for any random Roberto Luongo insert. My favourite player back then was Luongo, and to me, he was god. I knew nothing about the hobby, and would buy any cards that looked attractive.

Well, just last year I stumbled across some YouTube videos made by a very nice member on sportscardforum.com named TannieS. It must have be a wonderful feeling to be able to receive mail, I thought, and that is how I got into card collecting. She recommended More >

Kicking Collecting’s Butt

by Alphonso Mitchell aka DarkLotus

When you think of an NFL kicker, what are the first words that enter your mind? Usually it’s “wide right” or “HE MISSED IT!!!” Many fans quake in fear when their teams’ chances come down to the leg of their kicker. Furious prayers are made to the football Gods, asking for a good hold and no wind. But not me. You see, I am a Tennessee Titans fan; our kicker, and my favorite player, is a guy named Rob Bironas, one of the most accurate and quite possibly THE most clutch kicker in the game. Rob More >