Sports Card Articles
By Richard Mock aka Paintball
I have noticed over the past 10 years or so that all card collectors talk about are the “great pulls” and how much money they got for such and such card. Card collecting has always been a form of gambling, but I’m afraid the young adults with children are missing the most important aspect of collecting, the memories. I am 63 years old and raised three sons. Every time I look through our collection I have a memory. Every time I look at my old cards from when I was a kid I return to my More >
By Stephen Duell aka Spuds1961
Yes I’ll admit it,I’m addicted to half price blasters whenever and wherever I find them. The only problem is I am a very disorganized person, I have this habit of opening the cards and then putting them in the plastic bag and putting the bag in a 33 gallon tub.
Herein lies my problem,I can remember pulling certain cards but finding them is another story. Whatt sparked this article is I bought a 2010 UD series 1 baseball blaster,which made me remember I had pulled a Posey RC from when this issue first cameout. Well I had More >
The Naked Pass By Alan Chen aka RiceBondsMntna2Rice
“ill pass” These might be the most dreaded string of words to grace our hobby. With nary a key stroke wasted on punctuation or majuscule, this familiar refrain has kept countless sports cards enthusiasts up at night. If you’ve traded cards online long enough, you’ve become only too familiar with this frightfully flippant phrase. Benjamin Franklin once observed; “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Evidently, Mr. Franklin never traded cardboard on the internet.
Sure, the variations on this expression that populate your inbox and trade threads can More >
By Dakota Case aka wild4life
Three cards; three Derek Boogaard cards is all it took for the obsession of hockey card collecting to completely consume me. I first started collecting early in 2010 . It all started with purchasing individual cards of players I liked or had heard of; I was new to hockey and the NHL at that point in time in addition to collecting. It didn’t take long for a few cards to become a nice little Minnesota Wild collection.
Then, one day I came across a box of 1990 Score Hockey for only $10 at the local card store More >
One of the normal “newbie” sports card questions is on the simple side, but has so much to it. The question is; “Can I make money collecting?” The general consensus on this from most collectors is; “Have you gone mad? Are you serious!?!? You literally think you can make money this way!?!? Impossible!!!! It just can’t be done!” Guess what? It can be. Here’s how.
While of course making money in this hobby is hard, it is very possible. It’s just how you go about it. If you do not know what you are doing, I More >
By Scott Kozlowski aka scottkoz20
From time to time when browsing various forums and posts, I will see some signature from some members that state some information about shipping using a Plain White Envelope (PWE ). Some of the verbiage states “If you ship in a PWE, I will return the card” or “If you use a PWE, I will not trade with you”.
In general, shipping using a PWE is frowned upon, but not against the rules. Specifically, on sportscardforum.com, the only item that mentions something about shipping comes with a 5 point infraction. This infraction states that “Bad packaging/shipping causing More >