Refs have had a huge impact on the first part of the NFL season. Paul Lesko discusses why he thinks Panini and Topps should consider including referee cards in their 2012 products.
Sports card and memorabilia editorials.
Rick Klein reflects on what drew him back into baseball card collecting. He also makes a case for why the hobby is strong despite many challenges.
One of the first hobby blogs created, Ben Henry’s Baseball Card Blog highlights the simpler times of trading cards with dry wit and satire.
Sports Cards Uncensored’s Adam Gellman takes great pride in having one of the strongest opinions in the hobby. For more than three years, he’s used that voice to offer his take on things and educate collectors on various scams.
Keeping the Craigslist Idiots in check and sharing his own custom dream cards, Mike Levine celebrates the four-year anniversary of Bad Wax in January.
Retail giants like Target are increasingly driving the hobby. Rob Bertrand looks at why this is and offers traditional card shops practical tips on how they can compete and be relevant in today’s hobby.
Stale Gum is one of the first blogs to focus on the hobby. It’s also one of the funniest and most honest. Written by Chris Harris, Stale Gum doesn’t shy from the tough questions and happily calls out bad gimmicks.
In This Cardboard Life, Brad Campbell celebrates a return of something from his youth: the patch. This time they’re on cards, though, and not jean jackets.
The game-used jersey card is dead. Brad Campbell ponders why this trend that used to help drive the hobby has become so unappealing to many collectors.
Is card collecting a form of gambling? Brad Campbell tackles the touchy subject using his own observations and experiences.
One man’s tale of a $3 pack of cards that yielded, possibly, the biggest hit of his collecting life.
Life is good. It wasn’t always like that. In 2006, I not only reached rock bottom, but I walked the surface and was going to build a house out of pity and shame.
Finding value in a sports card collection is more complicated than ever. Brad Campbell discusses the importance of perceived value in today’s market rather than the dated notion of relative values reflected in price guides.
I had a unique experience this weekend while my wife and I were visiting my parents. On Friday night, as we were leaving the local Mexican food restaurant, we happened to notice a familiar face. I took a double-take and realized it was Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings. He grew up in [...]
This week’s eBay Idiot has a distinctly different philosophy for dealing with dissatisfied customers then the average seller does. Meet The Shipping Nazi.
I’ve been tracking this particular eBay Idiot for two weeks now. I found him when I was researching some sale-prices for Sam Bradford’s 2010 Exquisite rookie-patch-auto. I came across a ridiculous “Hot Pack” seller who claimed to be selling the thousand-dollar card in one of his TEN packs. However, his comments mentioned that he was [...]
The current “Only in Your Dreams” piece for me and The Dmitri Young Collection is the PSA 10 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle RC. However, another item seems to be eluding me. It is the Topps 1981 card #302 (Dodgers Future Stars) featuring LA Angels Manager, Mike Scioscia, and former Dodgers Pitcher, Fernando Valenzuela.
This month we look at an “Oh Yeah, Hot Dam” must have John Wall Prestige Auto, vintage football gear worn by the seller at the gym, a 1990 Donruss two-cent two-fer, vintage Pizza Hut jacket and spotlight one eBay’s creepiest stores!