Check out the February 2013 issue of Beckett Hockey (#246), which has a 3-page article written by yours truly. It is entitled Stars in the Making, and discusses “Pre-Rookie Cards”–that is, cards that are issued before an NHL player’s career.
In it, I speak with three experts on the subject: Dan May of Center Ice Collectibles, Ralph Slate of The Internet Hockey Database, and Dr. Brian Price of In The Game Trading Cards. Each offer a unique perspective about the cards made before a player becomes famous.
This is my first article for Beckett Hockey since February 2009–exactly 4 years ago–when I wrote about the history of fighting in the NHL. It is pretty cool to contribute to, and see my name in, a magazine I grew up reading.
If you happen to pick up the latest issue of Beckett Hockey and read the article, please let me know what you think.
I will also have an article in the March 2013 issue.