Every January the MLB announces the Hall of Fame Class that will be enshrined that upcoming summer. February brings us the NFL Hall of Fame Class during Super Bowl weekend. And this year February will also bring us the much-anticipated, You Tube Sports Card Hall of Fame, Class of 2019. Every Hall of Fame has a commissioner and the Tuber HOF is no different, the innovator of this card community buzz is Mike Moynihan, also known as Baseball Collector on his You Tube Channel. Read More
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 been watching some of my favorite You Tube Sportscard channels over this four-day weekend and noticed a theme. Read More
In an effort to minimize distractions I am posting here publicly my collecting goals for the 2019 year. The purpose is to help me prioritize my collecting, does this mean that I will not relapse into another distracting episode? No. Read More
The dawn of a new year is almost upon us. I typically like to carve out some time to evaluate where I’ve come, where I’m at and where I’m headed. I do this exercise for every aspect of my life, card collecting and blog included. This is the second full year of alltimegreats.blog and the only thing I regret is not starting sooner. 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
March 4, 2018 was the inaugural “Call to the Hall” for the Sports Cards & Memorabilia – TUBER – Hall of Fame 2018. This prestigious honor is given to the You Tube channels within the sports card community that are considered the best of the best. Read More
January brought us the MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2018. February brought us the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2018. And March brought us the much-anticipated inaugural, Sports Card & Memorabilia Tuber Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Every Hall of Fame has a commissioner and the Tuber HOF is no different, the innovator of this card community phenomenon is Mike Moynihan also known as Baseball Collector on his You Tube channel. Read More
Happy New Year everyone! Well recently I’ve just completed my first full year of blog post. Established in December of 2016 I must say I’ve had an absolute blast putting articles together. For 2017 I published a total of 33 post, that’s an average of 2.75 post per month. What I’ve enjoyed most, (besides the researching, learning and writing about what I’m absolutely passionate about), was how it has evolved. There was a dramatic difference between my first and last post of 2017. Read More
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 a certain bird but no matter how determined they were when they sensed a squirrel in the vicinity they would immediately stop. They had some serious distractions going on. They were in mid sentence and SQUIRREL! they would lose focus. Read More
It’s no secret. I did not collect baseball cards between 2004-2014 and I casually followed baseball during that time. But when I got serious about my card collecting again I got caught up on things. I recall learning that Donnie Baseball was not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I remember my displeasure as I released a frowning “WHAT!?” followed by this surprised, drawn out statement, “UN-BE-LIE-VABLE!” Read More
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.