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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Newcomers - Hockey Card Publications

Every card collector knows of Beckett. The name is synonymous with hobby news and the price guide. It has been around for more than 20 years and continues to be a staple in most hobby shops. Tuff Stuff is another collector magazine. It has been around for a long time as well and, although not held in the same esteem as Beckett, it holds a place on many collectors book shelves and is always full of useful advertisements.

In Canada, Canadian Sports Collector Magazine was our main national hobby magazine. After many years of interesting articles and placing less importance on its price guide, the magazine changed its name name slightly along with its format a few years ago before going defunct.

Luckily, Canadian collectors have two new hobby magazine fighting for their dollar.

The Insider's Edge magazine is brought to us by Bruce Findlay and his team of reporters from the always informative hobby web forum, Hobby Insider. The magazine is in its second year of monthly publications and features show reviews, interviews with legends, product reviews, box breaks, upcoming releases, and stories from collectors. The magazine covers many aspects of the sports card world and even brings collectors news of the latest and greatest in non-sports releases. For more information and subscription info, please visit the Hobby Insider website.

Just entering publication of its third edition, The Want List from Up North Productions is focusing on the rabid hockey market. The magazine brings the news and views of new and vintage collectors together with a major emphasis on Canada, sports cards, and memorabilia. Not only that, as the title suggests, the magazine hopes to create a community of collectors with want lists to share and fill. With six issues per year, The Want List has started off with interesting stories and a format packed with many aspects of hockey cards and the hockey world in general. For more information, subscriptions, and to share your want list, please visit The Want List.

With Beckett, Tuff Stuff, The Insider's Edge, and The Want List there is no reason for collectors to be in the dark. Information is power. Enjoy it and enjoy them!


  1. Nice short & to the point post. I did want to bring your attention to a third magazine that, although it doesn't compete for your dollars, provides you with some great content. also publishes a monthly magazine called the collector's corner:

    It provides in depth product review of 5+ sports, user content, sport reviews, interviews with people in the industry and many other great articles. It may not be a published and bound magazine, but its free!

    I invite you to check it out.


  2. Thanks for the note.
    Great online magazine!