Sports Card Articles

A Fun Way to Collect Junk Wax Rookie Cards

By Richard Mock aka Paintball

The fun in collecting rookie cards is of course to predict who the future hall of famers will be and to collect the rookie cards of these future stars before they become out of reach in price. In today’s market,  this is becoming very hard to do because the rookie cards of those players that everyone thinks have future hall of fame potential start off with very high price tags. I have discovered another fun thing to do with the rookie cards of players who now have a lock into the hall of fame.  I have More >

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NHL Predictions: Western Conference

By Sean McCafferty aka 30ranfordfan

NHL Predictions: Western Conference

We’re a few weeks into the NHL season, and everyone has played at least seven games now. This does provide a little bit of insight as to how we should expect teams to perform, but with a such a small sample it can also be very misleading. Fact is, nothing that has happened thus far has really changed my opinion of any team in the league. These early games have only served to reaffirm what I already thought, or seem to me as either a hot (or cold) start that won’t be sustained.

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Flipper…and I’m not Talking About the Dolphin

By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961

 

Okay today’s article has me concerned with the direction in which our hobby is going. I’ll start off slow and try to illustrate what I’m talking about.

 

Alright fellow collectors; do you buy a box to get personal collection cards or do you buy a box searching for that big hit you can turn around for cash? My problem with the hobby lately is it seems that there are less true collectors and set builders than there are money hungry one hit wonder Flippers.I guess I don’t really have a problem with it, but part of me More >

Teen Card Collecting Struggles

By Matthew Ferreira aka Ferrari5515

Card collecting is hard. Well for me. Because I feel it’s harder to be a card collector when you’re my age. By my age I mean I’m 15. I feel like I’m a small fish in a big pool of sharks. Whenever I feel like I know what I’m doing in card collecting, or if I think I’m starting to grow a bigger collection, someone proves me wrong by showing me up. I also notice that there aren’t a lot of kids out there like me…People that are my age and try to collect cards that More >

One Retired, The Other Was Traded

The Time For Product Adjustment Has Arrived

By RGM81 aka Richard McAdam

I have been advocating for some time now the need for the NHL Players Association to tell Upper Deck and Panini that it is time to scale back the number of licensed products on the market. This is not simply the lament of a player collector that is overwhelmed by the constant influx of new cards—though that statement certainly applies—but rather the growing concern of a hobbyist that the market is on the road to collapsing underneath its own weight. There is simply too much of everything, and only the NHLPA can do something about it.

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