It’s winter here in the Mid-West, Northwest Indiana more specifically, about 30 minutes east of Chicago. As I write this its currently 35 degrees which isn’t too bad compared to other winters. I’m asking fellow collectors to get me the bug spray. An odd request being its the first week of the new year. You […]
In an effort to minimize distractions I am posting here publicly my collecting goals for the 2020 year. The purpose is to help me prioritize my collecting, does this mean that I will not relapse into another distracting episode? No. It does not. You know how it is.
The National Sports Collectors Convention 2019 did not disappoint. Despite the negativity of some let me tell you the hobby of sports card collecting and memorabilia is alive and well. An estimated 50,000+ hobby enthusiasts walked through the doors and created a vibe of excitement for the ages.
Let’s just say hypothetically speaking, you’ve been influenced by someones sports card collection. You’re curious and interested. Perhaps you were referred to this website by a friend. Perhaps you were doing a word search on the search engine of your choice and you stumbled across this website by accident.
Mr Speaker. Mr Vice President. Members of Congress. My Fellow Americans. After celebrating the birth of my Savior I enter the New Year with much anticipation and hope. The Flagship: Topps Series 1 Baseball is due to release in two weeks or so. And collectors across our great land eagerly anticipate Wednesday mornings for the […]
I remember growing up as a kid listening to the radio. Typically at the end of the year there was a popular radio program I loved to listen to, Casey Kasem’s Billboard Top 100 of (insert year here). It was a classic radio program and it gave us the favorite songs of that year. I’ve […]
Have you ever been to a Target Store to buy some packs or blaster boxes of cards only to find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of choices that are available to you? You may get that same feeling inside a card shop or card show but at least in these type of venues you’ll have […]
Back into the hobby for a few years now, I’ve set out to collect rookie cards of Hall of Famers. But you know what happens next don’t you? It happens to so many of us. Like that scene in the Disney movie “UP”. A pack of talking dogs are scheming a diabolical plan to catch […]
After a very successful National Convention held in Chicago just two weeks ago the baseball card industry captured that momentum nicely with it’s National Baseball Card Day. At first, my thoughts wandered a bit; Is this like Christmas in July? Do collectors have their own holiday now? Do I get the day off from work? […]
Head south on Lake Shore Drive you want to get onto I-294 westbound, you have several ways on how to get onto I-294 but what do I look like Google Maps you mook! I say that jokingly with a little bit of Chicago attitude of course. The Donald E. Stephenson Convention Center hosted the 2017 […]
In business there is a motto that says, the key to any business is: location, location, location! The sports card business has a motto of its own that is equally important: condition, condition, condition! Did I mention it’s all about condition. It’s importance should never be brushed off nor ignored. When purchasing, selling, trading or […]
Many folks have visited a foreign country on their bucket list. My wife has Italy on her bucket list, my son really wants to visit Japan. A good rule of thumb when entering a foreign land is to learn the lingo. At the very least the basics like, “where’s the bathroom?” Sportscard collecting is no […]