Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one? 2009 Topps Series 2 Baseball has hit the shelves, the middling release that everyone waits for but nobody is quite sure why. Yet here were are, more than 20% into the baseball season, with plenty of different products already released and some big ones [...]
Sports card and memorabilia editorials.
Every six months or so I make a concerted effort to “streamline” my collection. Simplify, if you will. Purge, if necessary. It starts out simple enough—I vow to only collect cards from certain sets, eschew unnecessary parallels, etc. The specifics vary every time I do it, but the basic idea is the same: spend less [...]
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.