Classes from Randall and Loder, makin me dazed
When along came a couple of guys up to no good
Flippin their hockey cards, like bad boys would
Apologies to Will Smith for the bad interpretation! School time is here again, and that was often met with a lot of groans and sighs from us kids, but there were some positives too, often we didn’t see our friends for the whole summer. While Random Island doesn’t have a lot of people, its also not so easy for a kid of 10 or 12 to get the 15 miles to his best friends house unless he biked it.
Like all kids of that generation, we were also all hockey mad, and of course we all collected the o-pee-chee hockey cards. We’d buy a pack when we could, or bug our parents to, but of course the real way to collect hockey cards is in the school hallway, flippin them! Odds! Evens! Oh man, you won my lucky checklist! I’m not flippin for that one! That’s a trophy card! I’ll give you 10 for it!
I can still hear the familiar refrain after all these years, and the pleasure of winning a stack, and the agony of losing all your cards and trying to borrow 5 from someone. And I still swear to this day that checklists were luckier than the rest!
Raised in outport Newfoundland in a town of 65 people, I pursued a post secondary diploma in Information Technology right out of High School.
I’ve always been a geek at heart, but yet I love the rural life I grew up with. Fishing, hunting, camping and the great outdoors are still loves of mine, even if I don’t pursue them as often as I once did. Sports were always a big part of our lives, and I played many (badly) and loved them all.
we used to flip cards on the bus alot too…..especially on the way home in the afternoon……lots of fun!
Yeah I remember that, also remember hating getting that old black wet crap on the cards and my hands when we did!
Wow neat-o! hehe … I actually remember those O-Pee-Chee hockey cards from when I was a kid too lol … but I didn’t know about flipping them. We did something similar with marbles though or these weird circle things called “pogs.” I’d say some people traded hockey cards that way when I was a kid though too, and maybe they still do. By the way I like your rap verse 😉
I remember pogs, but they were after my time, I’m old after all!
Peter do you remember throwing them against the wall and if you stood one up by the wall you got to take all that was there?
That doesn’t ring a bell Dennis, but not surprised by anything we came up with with them