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The Want List Issue: TWL001 – Special Premiere Issue
Cover Subject: Wayne Gretzky – ’79-80 OPC still #1
Cover Photo: by hockeyMedia – 1979-80 Gretzky rookie card
Cover Price: $5.95 CAN
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“This Vancouver 2010 jersey will become part of our nation’s history. It’s very exciting to see it come to life through partnership and the vision of Nike and a talented Musqueam artist.”

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• Hockey’s classic set: 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee
“You talk of the changing of the guard. You have Gordie Howe looking like a grandfather and Bobby Hull with a toupé and well into his 40s. Then there is the Gretzky card picturing him as a 17-year old rookie.”
• 2009 Upper Deck Rookie Debut: Part II
The new hockey rookies: John Tavares, Logan Couture, P.K. Subban, Bobby Sanguinetti, James van Riemsdyk and Victor Hedman.
• The trail of the game-used jersey
“The interest has been great since Crosby came to the team in 2005-06. It has only gotten better with the way the team made the final last year and won the Stanley Cup this year. I didn’t think it would, but it did.”
• NHL Card Set of the Year: 2008-09 Upper Deck
“Upper Deck does very well every year. This brand really won over the hobby after it switched to Young Guns”… “Upper Deck is a big seller every year. People always want the Upper Deck cards.”
• Draft Days
“John Tavares is going to make the card market come around again. It will be a one-two punch with Victor Hedman in Tampa Bay.”
• 2009 Upper Deck Rookie Debut photo shoot
John Tavares, Victor Hedman, Matt Duchene, Jared Cowen, Michael Backlund, Tyler Bozak, Jonas Gustavsson, P.K. Subban, Cody Hodgson, Colin Wilson, Bobby Sanguinetti, James van Riemsdyk, Eric Tangradi and Logan Couture.
• Cherry picks his Calder favourite
Matt Duchene will be one to watch during the 2009-10 campaign said CBC star Don Cherry.
• What to expect from 2009-10 Upper Deck Company
More than 20NHL brands expected to be released this season by the Upper Deck Company.
• 1972; The Year in Hockey
In The Game produces set for the collectors.

• PROFILE: Joe Sakic
19-must have Joe Sakic items: how to build your very own tribute collection.
Your twelve-pack of 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee
• THE HERSH REALITY: Flower Power | by Hersh Borenstein
Initially, being a Marc-André Fleury fan was not an enjoyable ride. Then things changed. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin arrived and the Penguins got good.
• EDITORIAL: A piece of hockey history
Don Cherry remembers, “Bobby Orr said, ‘the cat got on it and peed it, so I threw it out,’… I almost cried. I said you could have got it cleaned!”