Some time back I bid on and won a fairly large number of these mags from a seller on E-bay. It actually cost him more to send them, wrapped in an old cereal box, than I paid for them. Since then I've slowly been going through them and enjoying reading the articles. Most of them are from the Detroit Red Wings and a few are from the Toronto Maple Leafs. I started reading one from the Wings from 1986 with a picture of Mark Howe in a Flyers uniform on the front. Inside there is a story about Alex McFadyen, who is or was quite a collector of Bee Hive photos. He said that he'd had about 5000 of these around the house in boxes and every time he wanted to look at them he had to rummage through the boxes. His wife came up with the idea of putting them in an album. He took plywood and shag carpet and made up his own customized album which, with over 9000 photos, weighs in at over 130 lbs. He said one of his favorites is of a picture of Gordie Howe wearing a flowered apron washing dishes and passing them to Ted Lindsay who is drying. He said Gordie's dad took the picture and sent it to him for his collection. I figured at least some of you regulars in this forum probably knew of this guy and whether he was still alive. It's guys like this who I wish I had the privilege to know and I wish I could browse his album just once to enjoy all the old pics. As much as I enjoy the sport and this hobby, one of the disappointing things is that none of my friends share it with me. I suspect that in Canada, where hockey is the National sport, that this problem is less of a problem. I'm getting revved up for the Wings game tonight as Brad Stuart will make his debut and the Wings will start getting back some of their six regulars out with injuries.