Cleaning Out Lockers, Closets, and Hockey Cards

Cleaning Out Lockers, Closets, and Hockey Cards

It’s looking to be a good Cup this year. Fun to watch. My team isn’t in it so I cleaned out the downstairs closet. That’s when I came across my […]

by · June 10, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey, Montreal Canadiens
James VanRiemsdyk Rookie Redemption card

Hockey Memorabilia: Maybe It Just Isn’t In the Cards

WHO’S HOLDING THE DECK? Are you the kind that has to open your new package of hockey cards right in the shop? Do you open them in the car? Do you […]

by · March 4, 2013 · 1 comment · Collecting Hockey
Dual Jersey card of Steve Yzerman and Darryl Sittler from Motown Madness

Motown Madness is THE card set for Red Wings fans

I’ve got to hand it to In The Game – they sure know how to pay tribute to a hockey team. Over the years, the Ontario-based hockey card company has […]

by · March 2, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey, Detroit Red Wings
Sidney Crosby's card from Upper Deck's National Hockey Card Day set

Upper Deck Goes Free Card Crazy This Saturday

Carrying on an annual tradition, The Upper Deck Company will be holding National Hockey Card Day in Canada this Saturday at hobby shops and select retail locations. National Hockey Card […]

by · February 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey
Trios card from Heroes and Prospects - our best pull.

Heroes and Prospects Changes Focus for 2012-13 Hockey Card Set

There’s a time-honoured tradition around this time of year – In The Game Inc., a leading hockey card manufacturer, releases its signature Heroes and Prospects series. As the name implies, […]

by · January 31, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Collecting Hockey
Chris Kreider's rookie card in 2012-13 Upper Deck Series One.

Rookie Cards Blocked for 2013 NHL Season

Hockey fans eagerly waiting for the NHL season to begin partly did so because they were anticipating the arrival of a new rookie crop that included Nail Yakupov; and while […]

by · January 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey
A Brief Hockey Card History of the Minnesota Wild

A Brief Hockey Card History of the Minnesota Wild

Millions of paintings have been painted, but it’s a few, well-chosen paintings that make a museum.  Much the same way, millions of hockey cards have been manufactured, and it’s a […]

by · November 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey, Hockey History, Minnesota Wild
The English Tim Hortons Sidney Crosby Cash Card.

The Curious Case of Tim Hortons Collectibles

There are few restaurant chains in Canada that resonate as much as Tim Hortons does. Sure, as kids we remember McDonald’s trips or the specialness of a Pizza Hut all-you-can-eat […]

by · November 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey
Post re-enters hockey card market with CHL

Post re-enters hockey card market with CHL

One of the hockey card world’s all-time favourite premium partners is back, as Post Cereal has announced that it will be producing a series of CHL goaltender cards on boxes […]

by · October 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Collecting Hockey
One of the remnants from the 1994-95 NHL Lockout

Hockey Collectibles Reminder of Past NHL Lockouts

One of the more unique aspects of the collectibles world is that there is memorabilia created for every instance in the game, including times when the game doesn’t happen. Yes, […]

by · October 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey
(© 1992 The Upper Deck Company)

Hockey Cards: A Journey Through the Past

Hockey cards play an integral role in the early education process of young hockey fans (though not nearly as much now, in a post-internet age). From simple datum like stats […]

by · September 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey
Dispatches From Planet Hockey: Magickal Hockey Poppets Edition

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: Magickal Hockey Poppets Edition

A recent story by Ben Sumner of Caps Outsider revealed that it’s not just frosty Russian beauties and GMs who find Alexander Ovechkin cuddly. A toddler decided her best buddy Ovi was the perfect companion for a brief hospital stay. It seems that Ovi, or at least his Bleacher Creature counterpart, may have a soothing effect on little ones. Not too long after the story appeared, someone added a comment that their nineteen-month-old son cuddled a stuffed Ovi while recovering from heart surgery.

by · August 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey, Humor