Monthly Archives: November 2011

Finding your game at 23

Whether it’s a sports fan, a GM or a card collector, everybody loves the guy who busts out of the gate in a hurry – the can’t miss prospect who doesn’t.  Clearly, they’re awesome.  In a cap-constrained league, those kids … Continue reading

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Tod Sloan 1955-56 – the more things change….

I was listening to the radio the other day and the host was opining that if the Leafs could just land themselves a centre, they might have the makings of a legitimate first line.  This wouldn’t be a top-end first … Continue reading

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forty-one

There are days when it’s OK to grouse about all the things that ail you and there are days when it’s much more about thanking life for all the things that you have.  This is one of the latter. For … Continue reading

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Joy of a completed set – 1963-64 Topps

When I went to the Fall Expo in Toronto last weekend, I had a very small set of targets.  I wanted to get the last two cards I needed from ’63-64 Topps, snag maybe two ’63-64 Parkhurst (getting me down … Continue reading

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The ugliest Eddie Shore in the universe (1933-34 OPC)

For all that I like my old cards to be as minty as I can get away with, I do understand the appeal of a card that was clearly cherished by some kid however many years ago.  I can imagine … Continue reading

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Running goalies and Reggie Smith’s batting crown

Elliotte Friedman of the CBC does a wonderful column called 30 Thoughts.  I’ve fired all the synapses I seem to have available and  can only come up with two.  I’ll blame this on being Monday. 1. Running the goalie The radio was all … Continue reading

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Rememberance: Allan “Scotty” Davidson

When war broke out in 1914, Allan “Scotty” Davidson of Kingston enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was sent to Europe.  He was one of thousands and thousands of young people from all walks of life who answered the … Continue reading

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