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Collector's World 0210

Collector's World 0210

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS

What are you guys trying to do, give your old teacher a heart attack? I have some questions about the quality of some of your work but none about the quantity- I’m glad to say laziness certainly wasn’t a problem with this class. It was also obvious that all of you proofread your assignments this year. I was also happy to see that some of you attempted new projects to try to keep up with the rest of the class. Don’t forget, your course ends in one year and there are no guarantees that you’ll be invited back for 1993-94. There’s also a good possibility you’ll have some new classmates then, too. So, rest up, have a good summer and I’ll see you all next year when hopefully you’ll show even more improvement. And,…

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COMPLETE JUNIOR CARD PRICES IN SPECIAL GUIDE

Last year, I bought some Seventh Inning cards from the Ontario League and Western League. I got cards of Alek Stojanov, Steven Rice and two Ray Whitney cards. What are the values of these and other major cards in the set? Neil Rawluk Lougheed, Alta. The Stojanov and Rice cards are worth about 30 cents each and the Whitney card sells for about $1.25. Listings for all major junior cards produced by Seventh Inning Sketch are included in our special Price Guide beginning on page 22. I have several 1961-62 Shiriff/Salada hockey coins. I don’t want to sell them but I am curious as to their value. Marcel Recollet Wikwemikong, Ont. The complete 1961-62 Shiriff coin set was listed in the Summer, 1991 issue (Vol. 1, No. 8) of Collectors World. There are 120 coins in the…

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BUSINESS CARDS

The recipe for profitability in the card-creating industry centers on the old adage that an aspiring chef needs to appreciate eating before understanding cooking. “You have to understand the hobby before you can be successful in the business end of it,” Upper Deck vice president Jay McCracken said. Look at the highest levels of management of major card companies and you will find executives with an appetite for collecting as much as producing. McCracken owns 10,000 Ruben Sierra cards, 12,000 Tony Gwynn cards and has put together eight or nine 1984 Donruss baseball sets in his spare time. Classic special project director Steve Charendoff spent several years piecing together a 1954-55 Topps hockey set. And when was the last time Pro Set president Lud Denny traded cards on a one-for-one basis?. “Last night.”…

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BULL ROAR

Over the last year, O-Pee-Chee has been criticized by some Canadian dealers and hobby shop owners for its distribution policies. Particularly upsetting to them is that the card manufacturer shipped its product to the major retailers (chain stores, department stores) before sending it to the smaller hobby shops on at least one occasion. Collectors World sent Wayne Hepburn to interview O-Pee-Chee vice president Malcolm Bull about these concerns and some broader questions on the hobby and O-Pee-Chee. CW: A lot of dealers have accused O-Pee-Chee of not caring about hobby store owners and dealers. How do you respond to that criticism? MB: O-Pee-Chee is aware this business is hobby dealer driven. Many of the changes and improvements we have implemented with our sports cards-improvement of quality, improvement of cut-is due to constructive criticism from…