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TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 18: Max Jenkinson 11 holds up his signed card. Former Toronto Maple Leaf captain  Wendel Clark signed autographs at the Hockey Hall of Fame. It is part of the Leafs fan day at the Hall.
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Do Hockey Cards Get the Respect They Deserve in America?

Do Hockey Cards Get the Respect They Deserve in America? By Gabe Weeden   It is no secret that I love to collect sports cards. I am always searching for something new and exciting to add to my personal collection, especially with a wow factor to it. Despite collecting for over ten years, I only focus on two sports when…


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Understanding Your Sports Cards: The Fine Print

Sports cards are nothing new and some date as far back to the late 1800s. However, back then they were never meant to be collected. Instead they were offered in packs of gum and cigarettes as gimmicks to get you to buy them. It wasn’t until the 1980s did sports card collecting take off and the manufactures started making cards…


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The Sporting Gents: Barbecue World Championship

On the latest Sporting Gents, Mike and Sean of Team Canada BBQ get you caught up on what they’ve been up to over the last few weeks – including a competition in Greencastle, PA, terrible weather, and most recent results. Then, they talk about their upcoming trip to Memphis, for the Memphis in May, world championship BBQ cooking contest. Why does…


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What’s There to Talk About – CFL Tailgate Parties

It’s game day in Calgary; it’s a new season, the sun is shining, and you’ve got five hours until kick-off. What do you do? You tailgate. Sure, you can sit in your own back yard with a few friends or head over to a pub close to McMahon, but wouldn’t you want to go to “Our House”, as the flags…


2013 RA Dickey

The Top 10 Worst Sports Card Sets of the 2000s pt II

If you recall the first part of my article, I counted down some of the worst sets or screw ups to happen in the sports card collecting industry from 2000 to present day. Here is part two, the worst five sets or debacles to ever happen in the first fifteen years of the 21st century. The Top 10 Worst Sports…


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The “Gracie BJJ DIET” Interview with Rayder Machado owner of Amaçaí UK

I had heard of Açaí Berry before as the health benefits of this “superfood” were made famous by Oprah Winfrey a few years back, but I never had the chance to try it. An opportunity came my way when I attended the SENI UK Martial Arts Event in London 2014 and I was instantly hooked. It almost tasted like a cross…


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The Top 10 Worst Sports Card Sets of the 2000s Pt I

It’s no secret that sports card companies such as Panini, Topps, and Upper Deck compete regularly to outdo each other by offering unique cards and experiences. While each might offer anywhere between 10-20 different series or sets in a year, there have been some unusual promotions severely lacking in card quality and design. These poorly designed products that have left most collectors scratching their…


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