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 >
2007-2008 Mini-Jersey Hobby Box
Description The 2007-2008 edition of the Mini-Jersey brand features base cards with a picture of the player featured in action against a light blue backdrop and three coloured circles. The name and number of the players are also evident in the lower right corner and the logos of both Upper Deck (top left corner) and Mini-Jersey (bottom left corner) complete the base card design. Overall, it is a simple design, and in some ways, it makes it evident that you are not in the presence of one of Upper Deck’s higher end products.
The box contains 18 packs and More >
By: Don White (doniceage)
Athletes need to protect their collection (trophies, jerseys, memorobilia & etc.).
When I saw a recent member talk about buying a safe it made me think. If collectors are willing to protect their cardsand their collections, how come you never hear about athletes that are protecting their first game ball, their first jersey, etc?
Is there really a difference between collectors and professional players that perhaps we are both careless in not protecting our valued collections?
So I dug up a few quotes and references to use as examples:
1) Merriman knows fire perils
Quote:When you lose everything, you lose everything, no 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.
I know More >
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 >