First post on the board, hello everyone. I'm from southern California and a rabid Kings fan. Been collecting vintage hockey for about 2 years now and know I still have a lot to learn and a lot to see. Not many vintage hockey collectors in my area (surprise!) so outside of eBay and last years national I have a tough time adding to my collection on a regular basis. Right now I'm just a type collector in the G-EX range and will occasionally pick up a vintage photo or post card, not many hall of famers for me! I really like the 1933 Hamilton cards with the colorful backgrounds and the C56's with the striped Maroons sweaters. I can't wait to participate and learn!
Welcome to Allen and all of the new names that I've been seeing on the board in the past 2 weeks or so. It's always nice to have other people who can appreciate the rich and diverse history of hockey. All of your contributions (questions and comments) help to enrich this board and the vintage hockey community as a whole. If you know of anyone who would is interested in vintage hockey, please point them this way as well. Again, great to have you here.
I spent 4 years living in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1992, but I wasn't a card collector at the time. (I actually got into cards a few months after I moved back to this side of the country.)
Since leaving LA, I have heard of Burbank Sportscards, which is supposed to be a large place, but I didn't ever see it myself. I thought that they did have hockey from the 50's and 60's, but not many dealers in the U.S. will stock much hockey from 1910 up to 1950. There just isn't enough of a market for it. Thank God for the Internet!
Welcome to the Forum! It's great to see new members, and they have been popping up quite a bit lately.