Collecting old newspapers, magazines & books
Any fellow collector's here? The Hockey News? Hockey Pictorial? Hockey Digest? Books? etc..
My current THN collection:
- Nearly every single issue from October 1958 to Present Day. (Currently missing only 1 issue from the mid-60's!)
- Complete THN Yearbook run. 1977 to Present Day.
- Complete THN Ultimate Pool Guide run. 1998-1999 To Present Day (no issue during lockout season)
- Complete 40 issue run of THN's Inside Hockey publication. (1987-1993)
- Complete 19 issue run of THN's Collectors World publication. (1990-1992)
- Complete 11 issue run of THN's Fully Loaded publication. (2009-Present Day)
- The Best Of Everything In Hockey (annual):
*The Best Of Everything In Hockey ('03)
*Lighter Side Of Hockey
*All Access Pass
*60 Moments That Changed The Game
*Greatest Masks Of All Time
*Greatest Jerseys Of All Time
*Top 100 Players Of All-Time By Position
*The Best Of Everything In Hockey ('11)
*The Best Of Hockey History
- Special THN Magazines:
*1986 Draft Preview
*1987 Draft Preview
*Canada Cup '87 Preview
*Fantomes Du Forum 1-4
*Top 50 Players Of All-Time
*Century Of Hockey
*Wayne Gretzky Collector's Edition
*2002 Quest For Gold
*2005 World Championship
*2006 World Junior Championship
*A Century Of Montreal Canadiens
*Chasing Glory 2010
*Champions 2010: Team Canada
*Champions 2010: Chicago Blackhawks
*Year In Photos 2010-2011
*Year In Photos 2011-2012
*Stan Fischler's All-Time Hockey Trivia Book (1979)
*The Zany World Of Hockey (1979)
*The Hockey News Book Of NHL Shooters (1982)
*The Top 100 NHL Players Of All-Time (1998)
*The Evolution Of Hockey: Dave Elston (1999)
*Total Gretzky: The Magic, The Legend, The Numbers (1999)
*The Hockey News Almanac (1999)
*The Hockey News Almanac (2000)
*Century Of Hockey: A Season By Season Celebration (2000)
*The Top 60 Since 1967: The Best Players Of The Post-Expansion Era (2007)
*Hockey's Young Guns - 25 Inside Stories On Making It To The Big Leagues (2007)
*Habs Heroes: The Greatest Canadiens Ever From 1 To 100 (2008)
*The Ultimate Book Of Hockey Lists (2008)
*The Pursuit Of Hockeyness: 99 Things Every Hockey Fan Needs To Do In Their Lifetime (2009)
*Puck Funnies: Hockey Humour, Hilarity & Hi-Jinx (2009)
*We Are The Champions: The Greatest Hockey Teams Of All-Time (2010)
*Blood Feuds: Hockey's Best-Ever Rivalries (2010)
*Hockey's Most Amazing Records: Gretzky/Brodeur/The Canadiens +125 More Jaw-Dropping All-Time Feats (2011)
*Hockey's Young Guns 2: How 25 Whiz Kids Reached Stardom (2011)
*Top 10: Counting Down The Game’s Wonderful, Wild, Weird, and Wacky (2012)
Official NHL Yearbook:
*1990 NHL Yearbook (First Edition)
*1991 NHL Yearbook
*1992 NHL Yearbook
*1993 NHL Yearbook
*1994 NHL Yearbook
*1995 NHL Yearbook
*1996 NHL Yearbook
*1997 NHL Yearbook
*1998 NHL Yearbook
*1999 NHL Yearbook
*2000 NHL Yearbook
*2001 NHL Yearbook
*2002 NHL Yearbook
*2003 NHL Yearbook
*2004 NHL Yearbook
*2007 NHL Yearbook
*2008 NHL Yearbook
*2009 NHL Yearbook
*2010 NHL Yearbook
*2011 NHL Yearbook
*2012 NHL Yearbook
There were no editions published in 2005, 2006, & 2013
Sporting News Yearbook:
*1990-1991 Sporting News Yearbook (First Edition?)
*1991-1992 Sporting News Yearbook
*1992-1993 Sporting News Yearbook
*1993-1994 Sporting News Yearbook
*1994-1995 Sporting News Yearbook
*1995-1996 Sporting News Yearbook
*1996-1997 Sporting News Yearbook
*1997-1998 Sporting News Yearbook
*1998-1999 Sporting News Yearbook
*1999-2000 Sporting News Yearbook
*2000-2001 Sporting News Yearbook
*2001-2002 Sporting News Yearbook
*2002-2003 Sporting News Yearbook
*2003-2004 Sporting News Yearbook
*2005-2006 Sporting News Yearbook
*2006-2007 Sporting News Yearbook
*2007-2008 Sporting News Yearbook
*2008-2009 Sporting News Yearbook
*2009-2010 Sporting News Yearbook
*2010-2011 Sporting News Yearbook
*2011-2012 Sporting News Yearbook (Final Edition)
Hockey Scouting Report:
*1986-1987 Hockey Scouting Report (First Edition)
*1987-1988 Hockey Scouting Report
*1988-1989 Hockey Scouting Report
*1989-1990 Hockey Scouting Report
*1990-1991 Hockey Scouting Report
*1991-1992 Hockey Scouting Report
*1992-1993 Hockey Scouting Report
*1993-1994 Hockey Scouting Report
*1994-1995 Hockey Scouting Report
*1995-1996 Hockey Scouting Report
*1996-1997 Hockey Scouting Report
*1997-1998 Hockey Scouting Report
*1998-1999 Hockey Scouting Report
*2000 Hockey Scouting Report
*2001 Hockey Scouting Report
*2002 Hockey Scouting Report
*2003 Hockey Scouting Report
*2004 Hockey Scouting Report (Final Edition)
I also own a bunch of other random hockey books and old magazines such as Hockey Digest, Goal etc..
Tell us about your collection! What are your prized possessions?
I used to collect various magazines in that way, but I just don't have the room in my tiny studio, however I have about 300 mb worth of pdf articles (mostly features and exposes) dating back to the first year after the lock out. Additionally between my hard copies and digital copies of THN, I think I have 2 or 3 almost complete years between 2005 and 2007 plus the accompanying features.
Have all issues of the hockey news from around 79-90 plus some from before and afterwords and about 325-350 various types of books and magazines, draft guides, Canuck and some Jr guides ect.
Actually it's pretty crazy when i sit down and think about how much time I have devoted to reading, researching or writing or talking about hockey in my life. Thousands and thousands of hours to be sure.
I've subscribed to the Hockey News for 20 years now, 1 of my great regrets is not keeping those old issues somewhere, would be nice to look back on all of them all these years later.
... My collection is probably going to seem paltry to most of you - I have the NHL Official Guides and Record Books from 1967 to 2008, all of the STATS Hockey Handbooks (they were in existence only from 1996 to 2001), and about 20 L.A. Kings media guides. There are a few THN yearbooks from the 90s scattered around, but that's pretty much it.
I'll post a picture once I have it properly shelved in my mancave. But for now I will describe it:
- Every THN since August 1995
- Every THN yearbook back to 1984, plus 1982 and 1979
- A few other various annuals like Sports Forecaster and McKeens (the scouting info on the players is invaluable)
- A collection of approximately 400 actual books, no duplicates, all in hardcover when available. This includes the last 28 years of the Official Guide and Record Book, 17 years of Zander Hollander's Complete Handbook Of Pro Hockey, and 18 years of Hockey Scouting report as begun by Howard Berger and John Davidson and carried on later by Sherry Ross.
I haven't read it all, not by a long shot, but I've skimmed and researched pretty much every title when doing ATDs. When I finish a book, choosing what to read next is very difficult.
I have every news paper article from the Toronto Globe and Mail (reprints obviously) of the Eddie Shore/Ace Bailey incident. I researched it for a project I was working on.
Be ware if Seventieslord ever invites you to peruse his collection. I heard a man once got lost in there and was never heard from again.
I don't collect to collect because I've moved around a lot, and have 29 boxes of stuff as it is, and am living overseas which adds to costs. But I do read voraciously and I like to have resource material for the all-time drafts.
The Red Machine: The Soviet Quest to Dominate Canada's Game
Russian Hockey Secrets by Anatoli Tarasov
Metro Ice: A Century of Hockey in Greater New York
Hockey's Hub: Three Centuries of Hockey in Kingston
Portraits of the Game: Classic Photographs From The Turofsky Collection
Blades of Ice: A Century of Professional Hockey
Cold War: A Decade of Hockey's Greatest Rivalry, 1959-1969
The Pictorial History of Hockey
Hockey in My Blood by Johnny Bucyk
Hockey by Eskenazi
Conn Smythe: If you Can't Beat 'Em in the Alley
Hockey Night in the Dominion of Canada
I also have but am less thrilled about:
Country on Ice
Great Moments in Pro Hockey
Hockey's Best Shots
The Death of Hockey by Kidd
Hockey Night in Canada
Total Hockey 2nd Ed.
-32 complete years (volumes) of The Hockey News.
-158 issues of Hockey Pictorial
-120 issues of Hoceky Illustrated
-55 issues of Hockey World
-54 issues of Hockey Stars
-Multiple issues of Action Sports Hockey, Ben Strongs Hockey, Inside Hockey etc...
-Complete run of NHL guide from 1959-60 current. The last 3 on CD
-Complete run of both Sporting News Guides & Registers
-Complete run of St. Louis Blues media guide
-28 AHL guides
-31 WHL Guides
-27 OHL/OHA Guides
-Various other Hockey quides including QMJHL, CHL, NHL draft, NCAA guides, etc..
-I do have duplicate guides available. The mailing cost makes them pretty expensive to ship. If someone is interested in some free ones you can send me a pm. I would just add a couple bucks for handling.
-I also have some extre THN issues. I would do the same there. Those I could probably not offer a list of what is available due to the volume. Would just be cost of shipping and a few bucks added for handling.
-They would be shipped from St. Louis, MO
-I am also looking to complete my WHL & OHL run of media guides if anyone has a good source where the cost is reasonable.
-Looking to complete the run of Hockey Pictorial, Hockey Illustrated & Hockey World as well if someone has a good lead where I could do that.
[QUOTE=VanIslander;29249288]I don't collect to collect because I've moved around a lot, and have 29 boxes of stuff as it is, and am living overseas which adds to costs. But I do read voraciously and I like to have resource material for the all-time drafts.
I also have but am less thrilled about:
Hockey Night in Canada
I think there may be several books out with the same title. Which one? I thought the Gruneau/Whitson book was very good.
Early 80's sticker albums anyone? :)
Definately may not compete with some of you guys. Very impressive, and hope for you guys that your collections continue to grow.
I myself cancelled my THN service about two years ago. I have not gone through the pile(s), but It should have most-to-all issues from 99 to 2008. For collection purposes continued to purchase all draft previews, yearbooks, and future watches however. I have all the yearbooks going back to 87, except 94 I believe.
Have about 20 issues of THN Inside hockey from the early 90s. Tremendous magazine if you get a chance to pick them up. I find these much easier to go back and read than old hockey news issues. Its not stats based, just very interesting interviews and and articles on all aspects of the game, on and off the ice.
Every Score forecaster preview going back to 2001,
Mckeens since 2005,
NHL official yearbook, 91, then 96-2004
Only two copies of NHL Scouting Report, 1997/98 and 02/03. Truly enjoy these aswell, greatly informative, detailed reports on the entire league.
NHL Guide and record book 97-2004.
NHL Sourcebook from 1987
Inside Hockey yearbooks 90/91 to 92/93
Maple Leaf media guides from 87 to 91, then a about 8 more from random years since
Another rather expensive collection I used to have n the early to mid 90s was purchasing programs from basically every game I went to, junior, NHL or Minors. I have about 70 Leafs programs from about 89 to 1999, until I stopped. Still occasionally pick one up as a keepsake, so I have about 20 in the years since, along with a few from Detroit and Buffalo
About 5 Hamilton Bulldogs programs from 96 to 99. They basically had the same program all year, so I countered by picking up Lineup cards from most games. I have about 30 of those with 30 lineup cards from Subdury Wolves and North Bay in the early 90s, and random ones from places I went once, like Saint John, St. John's, Acadie Bathurst.
Have about 30 hockey books to my name, but I dont often purchase them.
NHL Guide 66/67 and 72/73
Tsn Guide 68/69-90/91
International Ice Hockey Guide 80/81 and 81/82
Total Hockey 2nd ed
The Complete Historical and Statistical Reference to the WHA
Hockey Glory Days the 50's and 60's
6 different Hockey Encyclopedia's
Striking Silver-72 USA Olympic Team
Hockey News 79 yearbook
80 Jahre Eishockey Sportclub Riessersee
100 Jahre Eishockey in Berlin
30 Jahre Eishockey Bundesliga
Eishockey Guide 96/97
75 Lat Szarotek
Hokej Rocznik 2008
100 Let Ceskeho Hokeje
Zlata Kniha Hokeje
Dukla Jihlava 1956-2006
Cesky Hokej 1909-2003
Encyklopedie Pardubickeho Hokeje
Sparta Praha SRDCE NASE
The earlier, the better, while Davidson and Berger were still doing it. Unfortunately, those are the hardest to find. I found the 1995-2004 ones for like $1-2 apiece, but the 87-94 editions, at least a few of them cost me $15-20, and in a few of those cases I found the only one available online, so thanks to me you may be SOL on a few of them.
As time goes on they definitely get lazier. They repeat a lot of stuff said the year before. Occasionally the exact report is repeated, more often there is 1-3 new lines added.
The Zander Hollander ones, despite shorter bios on fewer players, are even more enjoyable to me. Just cute little handbooks, with just the most important info on each team's 10-12 most important players.
all THN issues from 78-79 to 85-86
all NHL Guide and Record Books from 78-79 until the present
Complete Handbooks of hockey from 1972-1988
Thousands upon thousands of hockey cards
Knowing my luck, when I go back this coming weekend they will be gone. :laugh:
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