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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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 it’s going to be rookie cards of Hall of Famers. Read More
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. Read More
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 effort to keep good labor / management relations. Well I want to file a grievance against Topps Now! Read More
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 of the day I was in severe pain due to the skin indentations caused by the pressure the pants were leaving on my waist line.
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! “It’s been so long they gotta be worth something? Right?” Well, this is what I’m trying to help you figure out.
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, and lets not forget about the influence Michael “Air” Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had on the hobby.