Monthly Archives: January 2013

Support your LCS? Now that I’ve found one, sure!

I love a good card shop and am lucky enough to live in a city that has a number of them.  The only problem is that the really good ones (with quality vintage) are all about a 45-minute drive away.  … Continue reading

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Best of the 70s #12 – 1976-77 OPC NHL

I’ve always found this set a little exotic.  When I was a kid, I managed to trade my way into a least one card of every ’70s set from 1971-79 except for this one.  It just never seemed to come … Continue reading

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A good use of five dollars and why Carol Vadnais is a bad person

I don’t pick up a lot of game-used or autograph cards as I usually find them disappointing.  Nobody seems to know whether the artifacts are legitimate anymore, though I do trust in my event-used Anton Stralman patch card.  (Yes, Anton … Continue reading

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Kotter #9 – Your daily dose of existentialism

One of the little things that continues to make card collecting fun 30-some years after I should have grown up and abandoned it is that every so often, there’s a little gem that offers something more than it appears at … Continue reading

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Tall Boys #6 – Terry Sawchuk and the goaltending carousel

It’s not really surprising that the chatter in Toronto would move seamlessly from lockout talk to goalie talk.  In Toronto, at least to some extent, it is always about the goalies.  Even in those brief, shining moments where we’re all … Continue reading

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Before Dickey, Before Candiotti, There was Knucksie

The wildest thing that happened while I wasn’t writing was the complete transformation of the Blue Jays, who suddenly seemed to realize that a) Toronto is a large market, b) Rogers has a lot of money and c) the Canadian … Continue reading

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More things one notices – the error in the Gretzky RC

Yesterday I thought I had a neat little factoid about Glen Hanlon – that in his first 3 1/3 NHL games (4 appearances), he had two shutouts and was lit up for 9 goals in the remaining 80 minutes. Stephen … Continue reading

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