By: Daniel Steinmann (lil5uperman of SCF)
I attended the show today 3-29-08, this was my first show in California. It was held at the Vintage Fair Mall. The bad part for me was that I am a big card collector, and there was not much to pick from in the way of cards. However, there was a lot of memorabilia items from football, basketball, baseball and racing as well as some boxing, hockey, golf and wrestling. They also did have one signer there in the way of Greg Townsend, former Oakland Raider and all-time sack leader. He was signing autos on More >
Remember the days where you actually had to go out to buy the things you wanted? Clothes, music, video games, everything was right there for the taking at your local mall; but in our ever evolving society, the traditional shopping trip soon became outdated, and the situation is the same when it comes to getting cards and supplies for us collectors.
We do indeed live in a technological heyday, and many of us turn to the Internet for their regular box or card purchases. However, the Internet is not without its risk as previously discussed in other articles, and some people More >
By: Don White
Living in Lexington, I went to one of my local card shops and figured I might cover them all sooner or later. Of course we all have one that is our favorite. The landscape has changed as many have come and gone in the last 10 years, and Lexington, Kentucky has been no exception to the nature of the hobby chaos.
So upon the usual drive, I stopped by Burger King to pick up a burger for Larry. I usually pick him up something to eat so we can chat while eating. Nothing worse than chatting and having hunger More >
Collectors today are lucky. With the Internet, the world is their oyster, and there are plenty of sites which can be of great use to them. Be it for trading purposes, like sportscardforum.com or for buying purposes; Beckett marketplace comes to mind or eBay is also rather popular. That being said, while the Internet gives us more options to fuel our card collecting addiction, it also exposes us to a few pitfalls. A good article about buying boxes online safely was written by a fellow Sports Card Forum writer in January and you can read it at the following link More >
Some college students indulge in studying. Some indulge in activities. Others indulge in drinking, drugs, and parties. There’s not too many of us who indulge in sports cards to compliment our study and class time.
Collecting on campus isn’t the easiest task. If you are like me and have a large collection, it is impossible to bring all your cards to your college dorm room. I have a hard enough time storing the five 3,200 count boxes that I have my cards for sale in.
Set building becomes more difficult because you aren’t able to put any new cards in the pages or More >
We’ve all seen the classic plot line in which the main character is cryonically frozen for 20 years only to emerge to a world that has passed them by. Enter me. After collecting anything I could get my hands on back in the early to mid 80s, I walked away from the hobby that had been so much a part of my life. Picking it up over 20 years later, it certainly feels as if I am in a time warp.
No longer is the rookie card king. The market is ruled by autographs, relics and low numbered cards. Gone are More >