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(09-23-2011 05:05 AM)jafi1972 Wrote: I ended up getting that Horton on ebay for about $8 after shipping. Thought it would be neat to have a Tim horton card.
(09-23-2011 06:46 AM)mrspudhead Wrote: Wow, over 9000 views. Great thread rice. For those of you in Canada, you may see me on Global TV tonight as I was at the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia today for several hours. My great-grandfather's cane is in this museum. Also a large poster of Boston Bruin's Willie O'ree is on display. Spud
(09-22-2011 03:08 PM)ricebondsmntna2young Wrote: The new entries are beautiful cards to be sure. It's as if you can't submit a card without some lettering involved this time around.
But the needle hasn't moved much since this afternoon and if THESE new ones aren't going to shake off any votes for bimola's ridiculous crop, we might be able to call this early tomorrow morning.
bimola's Sundin (16/35) Ultimate : 6? (cheat; rice; powell; wick; ono?; crawler?)
bimola's Sittler Enshrined: 4 (bonnev; vadim; pretzel; iluv; alto)
bimola's Sundin (30/35) Ultimate : 1 (jafi)
jafi1972's Horton UM: 1 (blue)
Don't worry guys...we'll leave it open for as long as you need to get your cards up and get them properly voted on. We want as many cards to be seen before closing the vote so I'll open the Leafs round for 24 more hours or longer if need be.
The Leafs round is supposed to be a big deal and I can think of a few others that are going to require more than a day to suss out. If I close a round early, it's only because I'm getting no indications that there are further cards to be seen. Speak up any time if you think I'm closing too early.
(09-23-2011 02:44 AM)cheatinc Wrote: Methinks that manufactured patches like the horton should have their own category/thread since they're usually designed to be extra flashy...
(09-23-2011 06:54 AM)ricebondsmntna2young Wrote: Thanks a lot Spud. Hopefully, you can get a youtube video up. I'd like to watch it here in the States. I'm venturing pretty far off from hockey but, was your great-grandfather black? I have no idea what your book's about, but I know that Canadians deal with race very differently than here in the States, so I'm hoping we'll get a chance to see a few excerpts.
(09-23-2011 08:34 AM)ty4orce Wrote: Very cool and interesting story Spud my dad as well told me stories about the Richard riot as I was growing up......I could never get enough of those stories as I grew up only a few blocks from the old Forum...I remember very well what St.Catherine street looked like back then and unfortunately today all the familiar places are all gone......but at least I still have those memories......Thanks
(09-23-2011 07:21 AM)mrspudhead Wrote: Yes he was a Black sleeping-car porter with the Intercolonial Railway that ran from Halifax to Montreal. I am an 8th-generation African Canadian with my roots going back to a slave on a plantation in Annapolis, Maryland. My father was a Korean War verteran (1951), Peacekeeper in Gaza (1966), and my hockey coach when I was a PeeWee (early 1960s). After retiring from the Canadian Forces, he was the manager of a brand new sports center near Canadian Forces Base Petawawa (a few hours drive west of Ottawa, Ontario) and drove a mean Zamboni. He grew up in Montreal, personally knew Jean Beliveau and Dickie Moore, and was at the Forum when the Richard riot broke out - he told me lots of stories about what he saw on St. Catherine's Street that night. He died in 2004 but would have adored P.K. Subban! Spud
(09-23-2011 08:56 AM)mrspudhead Wrote: What teams do we have left rice? Spud