Click on image to learn more Inspirational Slogans Good. Look up, get up, but never give up. We grew up without the internet and if we wanted to know what a guy looked like, chances are we could only know through the hockey card and we only knew the stats from the back of the hockey card. The name O-Pee-Chee was synonymous with hockey cards for more than two decades. Bravo Kenny R A great insight into incredible and hilarious tales from the cardboard.
Additionally, if you sent me your collection in the mail, and we come to a successful agreement, I will reimburse you for the cost of postage! Absolutely loved this fabulous offering from Ken! As a Sabres fan, I wondered if I missed hearing about a trade that would bring a fantastic player into our fold. Ken Reid, co-anchor of Sportsnet Central, has been a huge sports fan and hockey card collector since he was a kid growing up in Nova Scotia. In the book, he actually interviews the people who are featured on the hockey cards and gives their take on the card. Some of the hockey cards the author talked about, I used to have and he was pointing out details that I never thought twice about before. Notes Title: The Parkies Hockey Card Story Author: Richard Scott Pages: 40 pages Sold Exclusively at Blurb. Earlier sets are only given one-page recaps, while sets from 1965-66 and up are allotted two pages and include the 10 most-interesting cards from each set. My articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, London Times Literary Supplement, London Independent, Los Angeles Times, Atlas Obscura, and many other publications.
I also wondered how they managed to get the player to pose in a different jersey. As a Sabres fan, I wondered if I missed hearing about a trade that would bring a fantastic player into our fold. Winning is a habit, Success is a choice. A book used as a bathroom reader or staple to your dusty collection atop your coffee table for bored guests. Reid sets up the book like a hockey card file with penalty minute players, goaltenders and hall of famers, the defunct World Hockey Association, even cards that were airbrushed when Disclaimer: I received this book for free in a Goodreads Giveway. Wrappers from pre-1970 are not very easy to find, so picturing these in color would have been a service to readers.
The prime focus here is the players and their stories about individual cards Reid interviews them about. Reid may have stopped short of saying it, but let's be honest, Ken Reid is a giant nerd. The result was his first book Hockey Card Stories where he speaks to a number of former players on everything from the photo used on their cards to the facts on the back of them. Ken does a good job delving into the back story on many cards from the 70's-early 90's. As a boy, Ken Reid collected hockey cards. It is very hard to win when your thoughts turn to losing.
I found the last section - hall of famers - probably the least interesting. Some want it to happen, Some wish it would happen, Others make it happen. This is the only Esso card I have in my entire collection. There is no limit to what can be accomplished when nobody cares who gets the credit. While perhaps not exciting, it is extremely useful information. However this book had 49 different and unique stories that average about four or so pages led by a coloured photo of the hockey card in question.
Mix that in with some truly hilarious stories by the players regarding the story behind the card, or the history of it, and you can almost forgive the amount of jumping around it did. We will laugh about it. No — he was still with the Habs. Championships are won at practice. In the book, he actually interviews the people who are featured on the hockey cards and gives their take on the card.
You can also purchase a less-expensive, , but that would take the thrill out of seeing images of these cards. Each hockey card literally tells a story, through an interview with the player about that game, that year, or what's going on with that card. Thoughts and opinions are my own. Motivational Slogans Practice, practice, practice. I was a little worried in the beginning. But this book isn't necessarily about the players. The sale serves as a reminder of what a profitable investment special hockey cards can be and how enduring the popularity of the legendary Orr is.
A no-brainer for any sports fan who enjoys the lighter side of the game. According to the checklist, I have Pierre Pilote, Norm Ullman, Ed Giacomin, Bernie Parent, Serge Savard, Mike Bossy, Lanny McDonald, Rick Middleton, Al MacInnis, and Paul Coffey. But only the love can make you a player. As a boy, Ken Reid collected hockey cards. There is also of the book that is in color and about a third of the price of the color print edition. Some of the hockey cards the author talked about, I used to have and he was pointing out details that I never thought twice about before.
Each recap gives vital information about the set, such as the number of cards, number of rookie cards, size of the cards annoyingly measured in millimeters! Actions speak louder than coaches. Baseball cards football cards hockey cards welcome to daves vintage baseball cards you will find a full selection of baseball cards from the 19th century right. More pictures would have made a huge difference. The press can make you a superstar. The sale of a super rare bobby orr rookie for 204000 show how hot the hockey card market is and what a profitable investment it has been.