Why ’90s Insert Cards Are Relevant

Why ’90s Insert Cards Are Relevant

I’m asking fellow collectors to get me the bug spray. An odd request being its the first week of the new year here in the Chicagoland Region. You see, I’ve been bitten by a bug! A 1990’s Insert Card Bug! This bug has bitten others as well and we may be on the verge of […]

My Collecting Goals for 2020

My Collecting Goals for 2020

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 goals, does this mean that I will not relapse into another distracting episode? No. It does not. You know how it is.

The NSCC 2019: My Takeaways for a Better Card Show Experience

The NSCC 2019: My Takeaways for a Better Card Show Experience

The National Sports Collectors Convention 2019 or (NSCC 2019) held at the Donald E. Stephens Center in Chicago, IL. did not disappoint.  An estimated 50,000+ hobby enthusiasts walked through the doors and created a vibe of excitement for the ages. I would like to share my takeaways with the experience.

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Sports Card Collecting

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Sports Card Collecting

Let’s just say hypothetically speaking, you’re on the fence about sportscard collecting.  Perhaps you were doing a word search on the search engine of your choice and typed in sportscard collecting. Well, I want to give you 4 reasons why you should consider it.

Card Show State of the Union Address

Card Show State of the Union Address

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. Tonight, I’m addressing you the collector/dealer to present to you a card show state of the union address.

My Top 25 Cards Purchased in 2018

My Top 25 Cards Purchased in 2018

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). I’d like to mimic that sentiment and show you my top 25 cards of 2018.

My Collection Progression for 2019

My Collection Progression for 2019

In an effort to minimize distractions I am posting here publicly my collection progression 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.

Navigating Through Sports Card Choices

Navigating Through Sports Card Choices

Weekends are for errands. For me, one of them is to go to the gas station and fill up my gas tank for the upcoming work week. While I’m out I like to stroll by the nearest Target or Walmart and see what kind of sports cards are available. At times it can be hard […]

My Collection Goals Explained

My Collection Goals Explained

I returned to the hobby in 2014, 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. Distractions! So I’d like to share with you my collection goals explained. Them Dog Gone Squirrels Like that scene in the Disney […]

National Baseball Card Day – My Experience

National Baseball Card Day – My Experience

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? […]

The National Sports Collectors Convention – My Takeaways

The National Sports Collectors Convention – My Takeaways

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 National […]

Sports Card Lingo: Condition

Sports Card Lingo: Condition

In business, there is a motto that says, the key to any business is location, location, location! The sports card lingo has a motto of its own that is an equally important condition, condition, condition!

Sports Card Lingo: The Basics

Sports Card Lingo: The Basics

Many folks have visited a foreign country on their bucket list. A good rule of thumb when entering a foreign land is to learn the lingo. In collecting too, it’s a good rule of thumb to learn sports card lingo, at least the basics.

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