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Baseball cards in Bill's Sports Collectibles store in Denver, on Friday afternoon, May 28, 2010. Diego James Robles, The Denver Post

Super Short Prints: Defining the Line

Aside from coming with autographs or pieces of memorabilia sports cards these days come numbered/short printed. As I have mentioned become numbered cards are cards that have a fraction on it (usually in foil), the bottom number is how many cards were made while the top is the specific card you have. So if a card read 7/125 that means…

The Babe

1/1 Sports Cards: Holy Grails or Traps?

Part of the fun of collecting sports cards is finding truly rare and unique cards.   Card companies often number or short print their cards to motivate collectors to buy more products and hunt for those super rare cards to add to their collection. Another thing short printing and numbering does, is it helps control the supply of cards and limits…

Kooky Canuck - Shawn Danko Owner

The Sporting Gentlemen: Shawn Danko, the Kooky Canuck

Welcome to The Sporting Gentlemen: A weekly radio show geared to the more sophisticated fan. Tune in Mondays at 10PM EST on Last Word Radio. Listen to archives on this very page, or download us from iTunes (search Last Word Radio) and Stitcher. Russ is joined by Sean Vodden and Mike Callaghan of Team Canada BBQ to talk about the Asbury…

Frainfield Company REpackaged Cards

Repackaged Cards: Are They Worth It?

Shopping at a big box store like Target or Wal-Mart you probably know exactly where the card section is. Usually they are at the beginning or the end of the checkout lanes and registers. These card sections are usually divided into two sections, one half being sports and the other TCGs (trading card games like Magic the Gathering or Pokemon…

Cilantro Lime Flank Steak

Cilantro Lime Flank Steak

The following recipe comes from Chef Sean Vodden of Team Canada BBQ who compete in the World Barbecuing Championships.


The Ethics in Sports Cards: Pt III

Welcome to the third installment in my series, The Ethics in Sports Cards.   If you read my past two articles (Part 1, Part 2) regarding the ethics of sports card collecting, you will recall I discussed the card market on eBay and those people who give collectors a bad name by pack searching, as well as ethical corporate practices from…

chicken satay

Team Canada BBQ: Spicy Chicken Satay

Try this for a quick and easy appetizer or meal:  Spicy chicken satay. Satay is a reinvention of Indian kabobs and were developed in South Asia. In many ways, satay has become westernized, and one of the most common meats that have found its way into satay style is the ever-versatile chicken. Grilled over high heat, charcoal is the preferred…

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