Friday, March 27, 2015

The Hockey News Publication

I like these because of a ll the information on the different leagues. NHL, Minor league, Junior, College and International. TSN analyst  Bob McKenzie's father was one of the founders back in 1947. It's been a long run for this publication. The oldest in my collection being Nov.17 1956. I have quite a few from the 60's, 70's and 80's. I don't buy every current issue, just every now and then. I like the old stuff.

My oldest 1956 issue is below. It does have wear, by no means in perfect condition.

The look and size has sure changed over the years.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

O-Pee-Chee Hockey Cards

 O PEE CHEE hockey cards are the ones that i have collected the most over the years. When i was a kid they were all you could get in my area. I remember when i was a kid playing minor hockey, i couldn't waite to get my equipment off so i could get to the snack bar and buy a few packs of cards. Imagine 5 or 10 cents a pack, Lafleur, Dryden, Dionne rookies got them all back then.Believe it or not throwing cards was a popular game back then. You and a bunch of your buddies would stand twenty or thirty feet from a wall, put a card between two fingers a snap your wrist and let the card fly.Who ever got closest to the wall won all the cards. The value was not there then. To do this now you would be insane!  Wish i could have seen into the future, i would have stocked up on these boxes knowing the market value today i tell ya.

None are in mint condition, but nice to have just the same.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Rare Hockey Cards

As we all know the older the hockey cards are, the harder they are to come by. However, rare hockey cards are found every once in a while. Below are three cards that i found in the very bottom of a box of old sports magazines that belonged to my father. I was pretty excited when i pulled out the last magazine and spotted the cards i tell ya. As you can see they are all in decent shape.

1954-55 Parkhurst #52 Hal Laycoe -#22 Sid Smith
94 Meger Goes Down Under

Monday, March 9, 2015

Export A Hockey Calendars

I remember my father getting these from the local Shell gas station when i was a kid. They used to get a few in and hand them out to the customers. Below are a few of the ones i have.

I have always thought the neat thing about these are the different championship team pictures from many different leagues. There are a quite a few of the leagues that don't even exist anymore.Many future NHLers played on some of those teams

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Table Hockey Games

 Vintage table hockey games are another collectible that seems to be sought after more often all the time. People that have one in their possession quite often hear about the increasing value and now it is more common to see them up for sale on different classified sites. I have seen a few of them on Kijiji. I spent hours playing these games when i was a kid.

The Munro table hockey game above belonged to my father which he acquired in the 1950s

This Eagle table hockey game is another one that i have and i believe it is from the 1960s era.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

1972 Summit Series

 The 1972 summit series was one of the greatest sporting events in sports history in my opinion. I was fortunate enough to be able to see it. I do remember classes at school closing down and everyone going to the gym to crowd around a tv and watch the game. As Phil Esposito stated "it was like war" the cold war going on and all. Heritage Hockey has a really nice dvd set that they put out. 8 discs total 26 hours long.They sell it for $39.99 and it's well worth the money.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Labatts Mini Stanley Cups

These where insert into cases of Labatts Blue Beer around 1999-2000 i believe. I have 26 out of the 30 that makes up the set. You see these full sets going for more than $300. The single cups seem to be around  the $5-$10 range.

Little tip, keep these out of the direct sunlight or the logo stickers will fade. (turn brown)