My dream Joe Mauer card, a 1/1 Jason Heyward Printing Plate Auto, a Ruth Rookie, and other cards I can only afford in imagination land.
Sports card and memorabilia editorials.
The Top 100 MLB Prospects Wieghed Heavily on Upside and Hobby Potential. This should help make more sense of last years 09′ Bowman Chrome, 09′ Donruss Elite, 10′ Topps Pro Debut, and the upcoming 10′ Bowman.
The rookie card is the holy grail of sports cards. Autographed bats, balls, helmets, jerseys, pucks, and pictures all take a back seat to these kings of cardboard. A rookie card represents the first chapter in a story. It could be the story of greatness like Peyton Manning, or the story of absolute failure like Ryan Leaf. The [...]
On December 23rd, 2012 the world “could” come to an end. Scientifically, the planets are actually supposed to align, just not for collectors. If the world ended a month later, we could get one last round of SP Authentic and Contenders in! The following is a list of things I want to see happen in [...]
There’s nothing quite like going to a Single A baseball game. The price is right, the food is cheap, and the players use the same restrooms as you do. Throw in your pooches, your seven year old daughter, a couple cheap doggie treats from Wally World, and PRESTO – you got one hell of a [...]
If the last part of this decade in sports cards can be defined by a single trend, it’s sports leagues signing exclusive deals with trading card manufacturers. The NHL was first, deciding to go solely with Upper Deck coming out of its 2004-05 lockout season. A more surprising announcement came this January when the NBA followed suit. [...]
The next time you walk into your local hobby shop, have a good look around. Don’t stop until you remember every crevice and every crack in the wall. For years, local hobby shops have been closing. This isn’t new news, but the rate has escalated in recent months. In this economy, the situation has gotten [...]
The long awaited start to the regular season has come and gone and the performances of some talented youngsters have the hobby abuzz: Jordan Schafer, Atlanta Braves, CF The Braves and Phillies opened their seasons on Sunday and the baseball world witnessed first hand the uber-talented centerfielder for the Braves, Jordan Schafer. The 22 year old rookie took [...]
Junk Wax (noun) : Sports cards manufactured in the 1980′s and early 90′s that flooded the sports collectibles market and ushered in the birth of sportscard shops, Beckett price guides, soft sleeves, and the 5-row box. If you collected during this era, odds are that you have a box of this stuff lying somewhere–unless your mom threw [...]
I propose that the industry tweak the dual auto a little to capture significant moments in modern baseball history – the humorous, tragic, and pivotal events that have become embedded in baseball lore.