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 >
By Scott Kozlowski aka Scottkoz20
This is the first in what is going to be a monthly series of articles featuring a player that is currently not playing professionally. These players are still playing in college, the minor leagues, developmental leagues or Canadian major juniors. This month will feature Matt Szczur of Villanova University and the Chicago Cubs.
Matt Szczur currently is a wide receiver for the University of Villanova football program. He is used in both the passing and running games. During a recent 2010 FCS playoff game vs. Appalachian St., Szczur accounted for 150 yards and 5 touchdowns, including 1 More >
Really!? I Had No Idea By Brendan White aka SteakNchop
It was my first day trading online and I had already spent $25. I bought a Mike Mussina jersey card for $6, a UD Ballpark Collection dual for $10 and an Albert Pujols jersey card for $9. To someone who was used to prices at my local card shop, these seemed like great deals. In reality, I probably could have ended up with all of these for less than half the price. I had more slips as well, getting bad feedback; “Nobody ever told me you are supposed send in a More >