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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Scotty Bowman

Here's a TTM reply from an e-mail request.

Great reply from a great hockey guy.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Orange is the chrome refractor

Yeah, I'm mainly a hockey guy but I like to pick things up for my Blue Jays collection.

And, recently I had a chance to do just that.

Colby of Cardboard Collections was giving away some cards.There was one card that caught my eye.

2011 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor J.P. Arencibia  RC # 182

I've bought from him before and he sure knows how to package. Three cards in a penny sleeve, in a top loader, in a team bag and wrapped in a sheet of paper.

Now to find J.P.'s orange teammates..

Sunday, June 4, 2017

JJ--Good Times

If you're of a certain vintage, this makes sense (or not--it does in my mind) Anyhow, this has nothing to do with this post.

Except for this return from an e-mail request. From J.J.

Signed business card from Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston Bruins. Forbes ranks him as the 481st richest person in the world.

I'm guessing Marilyn is his assistant and prints off his e-mails. Again, I'm guessing she wrote Enjoy. And I'm hoping she didn't sign the card.

But, for free, a good way to expand my hockey autograph collection.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Contest at A Cracked Bat: Baseball Cards and a Hot Dog

Julie's celebrating her 100th post and you could be a winner. A winner of a 400 count box of disCards. What treasures will you find for your collection? Check it out here.

Friday, May 26, 2017


Good evening, fellow bloggers and readers. It's been a while since I've posted. A lot of my time is taken up with the cat rescue my wife and I run. But I still spend late nights reading blogs and Facebook groups I'm in still. Just want to send a shout out to Jessica and Ruben at rackrs 

Image result for rack of ribs

No, not these kind.

This one.

The site has an autograph reference guide and a free buy and sell marketplace. They also have a store where they sell blank autograph cards. I recently had a chance to try out a prototype of a collectors cut card. I don't have a lot of baseball index cards so I used hockey instead.

With the handy template provided, I cut my Bob Goldham index card and made it into this.

Here's the back where you can put pertinent information.

And I was impressed with the packaging. Card put into plastic sleeve, into top loader, into team bag in padded envelope with cardboard insert. Sent May 12 and received here in Canada on May 24. 

Check them out. You may find something that interests you.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Impetus for 100 Words

Robert @ $30 a week habit provided 5 free cards for a team of your choice. Now for all those who entered, he would like us to write 100 word post on them and be entered into a draw.. As seen below, the envelope and team bag were slit open.. Thankfully, all arrived safely, in all their glory.

71/72 OPC # 43--Face-Off's Billy Duke

91/92 OPC # 79--Captain Crunch

04/05 UD BD # 143--The Eagle

06/07 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion # 182--Bryan McKlutz

15/16 OPC # 405--Nazeem the Dream

That's all she wrote.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

National Hockey Card Day (belatedly)

Hello loyal readers, the few that I have left. You've probably noticed that my posting has been nearly negligible. In Novemnber 2016, my wife and I received our status as a NFP Incorporation. You can find out more hereHearts to Homes Feline Rescue and Sanctuary.

We had been doing this for a year but on our own. This is almost like another fulltime job and keeps me pretty busy. But thats not what you're here for. Saturday February 18 2017 was the annual NHCD here in Canada. I was occupied and couldn't get away in time to my LCS. However, my daughter was staying with us that day so I had her go to Toys R Us and see if she could pick me up the card sheets that were available. She was able to pick up these.

I'm not aware of how many different sheets there are but the complete 15 card set can be found on the first 4 sheets pictured.
 She looked at the checklist but couldn't find CAN-16, CAN-CM, CAN-KC or CAN-ON. She felt kind of bummed out about that. She felt a lot lot better when I explained they weren't available on the sheets.

I'm still collecting and reading all my favourite blogs.

And miraculousy, I'll have another post in the next day or two.