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Throughout the years, most every sport that produces sports cards always have the one star rookie that is hyped up and everyone wants to go after it. However is this getting a little out of hand?
It seems that the card companies are over stepping what the card collectors once held special to the collecting aspects like jersey cards or autographed cards, but are they now ruining the thrill of pulling rookies out of packs?
You can find so many people that spend these 100′s of dollars on high-end products that are featured around rookie’s autographs and they always talk down on More >
This is the first year in which football cards have came out before the NFL draft, and it seems that the collectors love this more than you could possibly imagine. But why do they get this excitement? Sure you see your favorite college stars first printed cards out on the market, but are they falling trap to all the card companies?
The companies maybe will start to pick up the fact that there is a higher demand before the draft because football begins to be talked about a lot more often than they usually would.
So collectors go and purchase these boxes More >
We all check the value on some of our better cards or ones that we are curious of what they could possibly be. I know myself, I have checked mine numerous times before. But where to these values come from? Well Beckett is the only one I know of.
How do these values get made though? I have no idea, and I think most people wouldn’t know how this is figured out either. So, the thing here is we rely on a book with prices on it. We have become almost suckered into believing whatever this book prints in it.
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Has anyone else figured out that whenever teams make the playoffs, their cards usually go up in sell value? Well I know this, and I’m sure many others do as well. For an example, the New York Giants were not talked about and no one really stood out besides Eli Manning, but when they won the Super Bowl, the players prices went up and had a bigger demand.
Sure Eli Manning has sold decent throughout his career, but players like Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs, and even Amani Toomer are selling better than he has in a long time. Also, MLB and More >
Has anyone else had the feeling lately that something within Topps may be different than usual? They may be not doing the greatest lately or something along those lines? How do I figure this? Well I’m about to list a few good reasons.
First off, notice that they have been doing misprints in the last few years, maybe trying to get off more exposure than they already have been getting. You had the Derek Jeter misprint with Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush. Now, this year it’s the Red Sox team card with Rudy Giuliani misprint for this year. Coincidence or More >
Remember back in the day when there was no such thing as jersey cards and autographed cards? I personally don’t, since I started to collect in the new millennium when they had started to come out with these types of cards. Why do people love these so much though? Is it the type of look they have, the design, or what? To me it seems there’s only one thing people seem to like in these cards, the MONEY.
Myself, I still enjoy pulling base and inserts out of packs. When I get my favorite players I’m actually really happy about it. More >