• Mint Condition
Grading companies help collectors determine both authenticity and condition, giving each card or collectible a specific grade. We have highlighted four companies in this issue: ACA, BGS, KSA and PSA.
• The trail of the Stanley Cup
The 16 teams that qualified for the second season: Washington, New Jersey, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Boston, Philadelphia, Montréal, San Jose, Chicago, Vancouver, Phoenix, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville and Colorado.
• Crosby, Stamkos top Ovechkin for the Rocket
Three former first-overall picks top the 50-goal plateau during the 2009-10 season.
• Henrik Sedin wins the 2009-10 Art Ross Trophy
Sedin twin is the first Vancouver player to win the NHL scoring title.
• Generation D: the NHL’s next best rearguards
Two rookies and three throwbacks have caught the hobby’s attention.
Take your pick, Duchene or Myers for the Calder
• NHL Entry Draft Preview
Tyler Seguin and Taylor Hall are the top prospects.
• The Final Battle: 1963-64
“That last year (for Parkhurst) was their swan song and they did such a wonderful job.”
• Collecting Bobby Orr
“For him, the famous moment of his career is winning the 1970 Stanley Cup. He is pictured in the quintessential image flying through the air.”
• Eddie Shore was Bruins great star before Orr
“He really took Boston over the top to win the Stanley Cup. He was a big, big part of that team.”
• PROFILE: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Sidney Crosby is a national hockey hero. Okay, so you probably knew that already, but that is the title a young kid gets for scoring the overtime winning goal at the Olympics.
• YOUR 12-PACK
Your twelve-pack of O-Pee-Chee Bobby Orr hockey cards
• BOOKS: Face of Hockey | by Todd Denault | Review by Lisa Scott
Even among the goalies, Plante was different. In a group of oft-mocked oddballs, Plante may well have been the oddest.”
• A PIECE OF HOCKEY: AUthentic | by Barry Meisel
The concept was simple: the blood and sweat shed by today’s American stars on jerseys desired by collectors across the globe would help pay for the programs that help develop the American amateur hockey stars of tomorrow.
• THE HERSH REALITY: Merchandising Olympic Gold | by Hersh Borenstein
Canadian Olympic hockey gold in our home country is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was a boon to retailers and distributors of autographed hockey memorabilia.
• EDITORIAL: A hockey cult hero in two Canadian cities
“We went from competing against bowling and high-school sports (in America) to being the toast of the town in Calgary.”