MLBPA Enforces Rules on Yordan Alvarez RC’s

MLBPA Enforces Rules on Yordan Alvarez RC’s

Anybody who knows me knows how passionate I am about rookie cards. In fact, this entire website deals with “Collecting Rookie Cards of Cherished Hall of Famers.” However, there are a few things that currently concern me about our beloved RC. Primarily, the blatant misuse of the RC logo in today’s product.

My Truth About PSA Set Registries

My Truth About PSA Set Registries

For me, it was the turn of the century. I was relieved because the threat of Y2K did not have any negative implications on mankind. So I headed off to Woodmar Mall where I consistently set up as a dealer at their quarterly card shows. It was on this day I set my eyes and […]

The Steroid Era: Seeing the Bigger Picture

The Steroid Era: Seeing the Bigger Picture

It seems to me, the Baseball Writers Association of America, the folks that cast ballots on Hall of Fame inductions, are as divided as the U.S. Congress. I’ve read the articles, I’ve watched the episodes and I’ve heard the debates on who should and should not be allowed into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Future of the Beloved Rookie Card?

The Future of the Beloved Rookie Card?

My last three post have been dedicated to the iconic rookie card. We’ve dissected it’s past in an effort to Understand the Complexities of the Rookie Card and we’ve looked at the original definition in an effort to gain a more definite, distinct and clear understanding via The 10 Commandments of the Rookie Card.

The 10 Commandments of the Rookie Card

The 10 Commandments of the Rookie Card

Collectors today have options. There is something for every type of sports card collector. But the one thing most, if not all, sports card collectors have in common is the rookie card. We can collectively appreciate and recognize the value found in them. However, it’s been a bumpy road.

Understanding the Complexities of the Rookie Card

Understanding the Complexities of the Rookie Card

It’s no secret. This website is centered around my passion for collecting rookie cards of Hall of Famers. When asked, “what do you collect?” it typically brings a smile to my face. A better question would be, “what are you collecting right now?” For me, it doesn’t matter the sport, card manufacturer, nor the era […]

So What Type of Collector Are You?

So What Type of Collector Are You?

If you get a chance talk to a baby-boomer (someone born between 1946-1965) about baseball card collecting. I’m sure you’ll hear plenty of stories of how they were purchased for pennies, how they traded them, played with them and put them on their bike spokes so that it would make that cool clicking noise.

Topps Now! C’mon Man!

Topps Now! C’mon Man!

In my line of work there are Union Organizations that have come into Work Agreements with the Carrier. When there is an alleged violation of those agreements the organization has a right to file a grievance, also known as a complaint. There is a process and procedure established to respond to these complaints in an […]

5 Ways to be a Wise Collector

5 Ways to be a Wise Collector

I recall a time when I was in denial. I was in my mid-thirties and my waist size was a 34. At least that’s what my head was telling me. In reality I was every bit of a size 36. Everyday I went into my closet and squeezed into my pants and at the end […]

What You Need to Know When Selling Your Sports Cards Part 2 of 2

What You Need to Know When Selling Your Sports Cards Part 2 of 2

In my adventures of buying sports card collections I’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm. I get it! You’ve had these sports cards in your possession for 20-30+ years now. These cards have been stored for so long you forgot you had them. You see my business card pictured above and you have an “aha” moment! […]

What You Need to Know When Selling Your Sports Cards Part 1 of 2

What You Need to Know When Selling Your Sports Cards Part 1 of 2

During the mid to late 1980’s through the mid to late 1990’s there was a sportscard boom that swept the nation. Much of it in my opinion was brought on by several factors: sportscard manufacturers competing against one another creating new designs, new concepts thus creating high demand. Mammoth homeruns being hit with alarming frequency, […]

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