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About Me

a fun pic of Kev...I grew up as any young Canadian boy did…collecting and “playing” hockey cards at school recess and lunch times.  Was it really for the cards, though, or was it that amazing gum!?

Anyway, like most kids that grow up, I got away from the hobby and got more interested in girls…got married…had two boys…work like crazy for a living…you know, the usual stuff.

I got pulled back into the hobby when our oldest son was doing a project for his church boys’ club (similar to Scouts, etc.) and one of the badges he wanted to work on was Sports Card Collecting, so I was more than happy to help him! Well, needless to say it pulled me back in with both feet. Long after his project was done, and he moved on to other, more electronic, things I remain involved in the hobby in a big way, both from a personal collecting standpoint, and also as a budding part-time “dealer”. I run multiple online stores selling various baseball, hockey and other trading cards, but the real fun for me still lies in my own personal collections and projects, currently consisting of:

Hockey

  • Tomas Kaberle Player Collection
  • Keith Aulie Player Collection

Baseball

  • Brett Lawrie Player Collection

Non-Sports

  • Family Guy Autographs (Trading Cards)

Bigger Projects

  • Assembling a binder (or binders) with all Toronto Blue Jays team sets from 1977 to present, comprised of any Topps Series 1, 2, Rookies & Traded (what I consider to be the “main” Topps cards) cards with players in a Jays uniform, or with Blue Jays as the team they are a part of on the card.
 

4 responses to “About Me

  1. Paul

    February 28, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Quick question on collecting – I have been buying cards at Walmart and have had some good finds.
    I have also bought “fat-packs” – I realize the odds of inserts are low, but is there also zero chance of rookies. I thought I could get rookies because they are part of the set.

    Am I wasting my money buying these things?

     
    • Kevin

      February 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Paul,

      If looking for typical “hits”, then yes, the retail packs are typically much harder to get them with…they make many more of those boxes/ tins/ packs and the better pulls are VERY tough to find. My rule of thumb is to stick with “Hobby” boxes.

      Kev

       
  2. Paul

    February 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Just wondering – is your son’s church organization called ‘cadets’?
    I did that many years ago – although I do not think there was a merit badge for sports card collecting.

     
    • Kevin

      February 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Yep, it was Cadets (through the CRC)…the collecting badge was pretty new I think 🙂

       

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