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The Worst Kept Secret

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The Worst Kept Secret seemed to hit a nerve with several people who subscribe to this forum. Fears that the card companies who are members of this forum wouldn't be too happy with what I said and that retribution down the road may happen scared a few people. I stick to my comments and as an 'insider' I feel that I am quite qualified to make them. I wish I had recorded the original comments I made regarding this item back in July but I did make them to several people who have commented to me that I was right. Although the comments I made are mine and mine alone this topic was a constant discussion piece in the store this past week without a single person disagreeing with me. I believe I have the right to state my opinion on whatever I deem relevant to the hobby, especially hockey card related. I have been involved in this hobby for over thrity-five years and I actually started card collecting over forty-five years ago. This has led me to protect and defend the hobby because for me it is a passion and a true love which is why my store is a not-for-profit and supports four local area charities. Unfortunately some people tend to mix up the definiitions of passion and greed and are solely looking for self recognition at the hobbies expense.

Updated 09-03-2012 at 10:54 AM by frozenheroes (Comment deemed to confrontational)



  1. frozenheroes's Avatar
    Here here ! Couldn't have said it any better ! Thanks for the comment.
  2. frozenheroes's Avatar
    Thanks for your comment. The facts used are based on 'retailer' info and not the average collector. As I said it isn't a passion if you are pulling everything from cases and NOT letting the average collector have a chance. As for the odds, well if you take every card store in Canada the odds of pulling the shield were about 1 in 400 or so. Pretty long odds but these guys seem to beat them on a weekly basis which is rather curious to say the least. In our store for every 1 case hit we manage to pull our customers pull 7 which from what I'm told is pretty damn good. We also allow a customer to open our cases and our customers get their boxes FIRST before we open anything. That is as it should be. Transparent, above board and beyond reproach. The paying collectors should be getting the 'hits' and not the stores.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbywiseman
    I don't think it's fair to come on a public forum and throw around accusations and bash people like this. I know the guys who pulled the shield and know they are some of the best guys around to deal with in all aspects of the hobby. You accuse them of being "brown nosers" but I think you have this confused with friendliness. They have such a passion for the hobby that they take every opportunity they try to be everywhere they can to represent us collectors. And for you to assume they get better cards because of this is non-sense. Obviously the ones selling the most cases is going to have a great chance of getting the hits. Its all in the odds. I have never dealt with anyone more devoted to the hobby and I don't think this should be used against them.

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