Monthly Archives: March 2013

Another birthday – Gordie’s 85th

I missed the day for Bobby Orr last week, but I won’t miss this one.  Gordie Howe is 85 this weekend.  That doesn’t make me feel old as Gordie was always old (whereas Bobby Orr is perpetually young and the … Continue reading

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Happy belated to Bobby Orr

I don’t think there is a player anywhere that has captured and held my imagination the way Bobby Orr has.  I knew his name before I ever watched a game and the announcement of his retirement is one of those … Continue reading

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The miniest of mini minis

I mentioned earlier my burgeoning interest in English Football cards, particularly the early cigarette issues which to my eyes are absurdly (but enjoyably) inexpensive.  There was an auction I had an eye on for three 1923 cards printed by DC … Continue reading

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A mittful of 1957-58 Topps

When I was doing some early-year goal setting for the collection, I thought that rather than focusing on one or two sets, I’d try to  do a little of everything at once and build mass across the vintage binders.  Last … Continue reading

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