By Sean Berry aka # 1 Broncos Fan
Well I’m not sure where to start because this is something that has been going on for a while and just seems to be getting more and more out of control in my opinion, I remember growing up as a kid and my brothers and I would go collect pop cans and bottles and take them to the little corner market by where we lived, cash the cans in, then turn around and buy $.25 wax packs of baseball cards. Oh and buy a few candy items like $.05 bubble gum!!! Anyway we More >
One of the normal “newbie” sports card questions is on the simple side, but has so much to it. The question is; “Can I make money collecting?” The general consensus on this from most collectors is; “Have you gone mad? Are you serious!?!? You literally think you can make money this way!?!? Impossible!!!! It just can’t be done!” Guess what? It can be. Here’s how.
While of course making money in this hobby is hard, it is very possible. It’s just how you go about it. If you do not know what you are doing, I More >
By Brendan White aka SteakNchop
The unmitigated reason vintage cards have value is their rarity. If there were ten thousand Honus Wagner T-206’s then it would be a normal and inexpensive card. The whole market for this runs on this mantra and without it would fail miserably. 1950s Topps, 1960s Topps, 1970s Topps all have the same thing as the rest; cards get thrown out, not many more left. People want cards of those old players; scramble to find what is available. The vintage market is just as fascinating as the modern market.
Back before cards were worth anything there were only More >
By Brendan White aka SteakNchop
Several years ago, on a dim winter day, I was wondering if there were any card shops where I lived other than my local favorite Diamond Sports Cards. I liked the place, but I thought a change would be nice. The free box there only went so far, the packs of 2006 Topps only had so much. So based on the instructions on the back of a Topps promotional card, I called up Topps to find out if there were any other card shops in my area. Entering my zip code of 94960, with a range More >
By Scott Kozlowski aka scottkoz20
On January 2, 2011, I was fortunate enough to purchase a 2009-10 tin of The Cup Hockey. I still do not know what made me thinking about or even why I decided to purchase this tin, but I am thankful that I listened to that voice. The 2nd to last card of the tin was a Matt Duchene Gold Auto Rookie Patch parallel numbered to 9!
This card is arguably the most coveted, if not one of the rarest rookie parallel cards one can find in this product. There is simply no better feeling to find a More >
By Karine Hains aka Pheebs888
Redemption. The mere mention of the word often suffice to send shivers down collector’s spine. Why you ask? Well, simply because pulling a redemption is by no mean a guarantee that you will get the card described on it. Think about it, you pull a card it’s there in your hands but if you pull a redemption you still have to redeem the code and hope (pray) that the athlete will a)sign the card and b)return it to the card company. Then, you have to hope that it will be shipped out promptly to you and More >