History can come from a wide range of places, especially events that have personal meaning. Collecting hockey cards with my dad and younger brother as a child produced the only collection that still exists today. Hockey itself has significant cultural relevance to Canada, and this collection was my first exposure to this. Secondly, the actual act of a father bonding with his son, spending time together, creating memories is relevant to my personal history, and my development as a person.
|First issue of Beckett Hockey (Sept/Oct 1990)|
|It can only go up from here....right???|
|Crazed hockey fan at 2010 gold medal game at Olympics|
|Typical back of a hockey card|
|Thurston method was vastly superior!|
I have no idea if trading cards or games associated with them still exist today, or have transformed into different versions. If any readers who spend time with relatives, or have children of their own, have firsthand knowledge please let me know in the comments section below.