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 Your Choices: Comparing Sports Cards to Gasoline

Navigating Through Your Choices: Comparing Sports Cards to Gasoline

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 […]

My Collection Progression for 2018

My Collection Progression for 2018

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 […]

My Experience: National Baseball Card Day

My Experience: National Baseball Card Day

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? […]

National Sports Collectors Convention 2017 – My Takeaways

National Sports Collectors Convention 2017 – 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 2017 […]

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 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 […]

Sports Card Lingo: The Basics

Sports Card Lingo: The Basics

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 […]

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