Monthly Archives: July 2014

Curses! Hoyled again!

OK – not so much again as still, but I wanted to get that title claimed before someone else did.  This is a second part of the neat trade I made with Mark Hoyle some time ago.  At my typical glacial … Continue reading

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Minor Monkeying with the custom Gordie

When I made this custom on Friday, I mentioned that I still thought the colours were a bit off and this was noticeable in the green of the Hartford sweater. I found that all the Whalers images in that set … Continue reading

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The Gordie I never got to pull

I missed pulling Gordie Howe cards by a year. Now, this also means I missed pulling Wayne Gretzky rookie cards straight out of the pack, but I rationalize this by realizing I would have surely dumped them all in trades. … Continue reading

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Maximizing Investment – three different sets from one design

In 1966, Topps released their football set.  The design harkened back to the 1955 Bowman set and depicted a player on a TV screen (one of the big old wooden consoles that vanished after the late 70s/early 80s).  It looked … Continue reading

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