Sunday, April 12, 2015

Collecting Hockey Pocket Schedules

This hobby seems to be growing more and more all the time. For something that you would acquire for free at an event or off the counter of a store makes it worth while collecting. However, if your purchasing anything vintage you could shell out a few bucks. Most of mine come from a collection in which i purchased for $180 for over 400 vintage hockey pocket schedules.

Some pics below of some of my older stuff

1974 Canada -Russia Series
This one is my favourite. I've had it since the series took place.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hockey Ticket Stubs

Collecting ticket stubs seems to be an area of the hobby that is not as popular as other items. However, hockey ticket stubs that have some historical significance do carry some value. Perhaps the stub or full unused ticket is from a stanley cup final, an all-star game or a certain players milestone. I understand tickets are now graded by PSA.

Below are a few stubs i have acquired over the years.

Some older Madison Square Garden ticket stubs above

1976 Boston Bruins Play- Off ticket stubs

Below are some full tickets that i have collected over the years

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