By James Bisson aka edthesandwich
Life reality No. 1: Everybody, at one time or another, makes mistakes.
Life reality No. 2: Fact No. 1 doesn’t make our mistakes any easier to accept.
Card collectors love sharing stories. It’s one of the things that makes the hobby so intoxicating. Ask any die-hard collector about his favorite hobby-related story, and he’ll likely spin a yarn about the whale he captured after months of chasing, the pulse-quickening decision to purchase the last pack in a box and finding a monster hit inside, or the heart-wrenching tale of a damaged gem, a pack full of base or More >
By Lauren Fong aka Fyretiger
We’ve all been in this situation before; bored at home with an itch to bust open some packs. So we run over to the local card shop hoping to strike gold in the form of cardboard. We scan the packs available and pick a few here and there. We find an autographed card every few packs and the vast majority of the time, the reaction goes something like: “Who’s that??” Then we go home and try to find out who this guy is whose signature we now own. After which we check out the completed listings More >
By Sean Berry aka #1 Broncos Fan
Is profiting from a players sudden death right or wrong? I have seen all to often people try to make a quick buck on eBay when a player dies a sudden death whether it is in the NFL or any other sport. It happens a lot not only on eBay and even on other forums such as sports card trading sites. Recently the Denver Broncos lost a young player in his second year; Kenny McKinley. Generally he was a common player meaning he was not a star and his cards didn’t sell well if More >
By Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
I have been a collector since 1988. That year, the card we all wanted was the Matt Nokes Topps RC. Nokes had an incredible season, and his cards were highly sought after in the hobby. My! How times have changed over the years… Nokes faded after that season, and the other sought after rookie card, the elusive 1988 Donruss Gregg Jeffries, can now be found with the Nokes in common bins across the country. So many things have changed between then and now. But I have never lost my passion for these wonderful pieces of cardboard, More >
By redsguy aka Zach Smith
I am currently 14 years old and have been collecting cards for about seven years. I can remember my first cards that I got and I still have them all. I’m not sure where I got them but they were Opening Day 2K cards. Included in the cards I got were Mo Vaughn, Ken Griffey Jr., Pokey Reese, and Jason Kendall. There were more but those were my favorites. My dad had got them for me and I have collected cards since then. I now have about 30,000 cards.
I always bought cards anytime I could. Also, More >
By Brandon Boyd aka 6boyds
If you ask any card shop owner today, they will tell you they are in it to make money. Sure, they like to chat with customers and take a look at the delightfully designed pieces of cardboard that we as sports card collectors gather, but in the end, they are in it for the ring of the cash register.
My local card shop was owned by Pat Thompson, known as pltcards on SportsCardForum.com. He was a great guy – always willing to talk, make deals, and was a friendly person to buy from. I frequented his shop More >