The hobby of sports collectibles has evolved and changed over time. After the roaring 1980s came the Junk Wax Era, and in the years since the hobby just keeps evolving. There are […]
Why This May Be the Best Willie Mays Card Ever!
Willie Mays is one of the greatest players to ever play baseball. His 1951 Bowman card is his true rookie, but the 1952 Topps card of Willie Mays is also a must […]
Is Mike Trout Already a Lock in the Hall of Fame?
There are many great baseball players in 2022. The greatest of these players will likely end up being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame five years or longer after they retire […]
Ten Pennies for $1.1 Million!!!
If a $12.6 million auction price for a Mickey Mantle baseball card wasn’t enough for you this week, what about news of 10 pennies selling for a combined $1.1 million! Some collectors […]
Are You Prepared for Your Home Value to Plummet?
Each recession has a different impact on the housing market and on the jobs market. The recession of 2022 definitely proves that point, if there is definitely a recession. Economists, companies, politicians, […]
Mickey Mantle Sees the First Ever Stock Split in Fractional Ownership (Shares)
A stock split to stock market investors is generally considered to be one tool that corporations use as a reward to their investors. Unlike a dividend and unlike a share repurchase plan, […]
Explaining 1948 Leaf Color Variations: Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial & More
The 1948 Leaf baseball card set is a thing of beauty for vintage baseball card collectors. It is effectively among the first U.S. mainstream card sets released in the aftermath of World […]
The Bitcoin Case in 2022 vs. Gold, Silver, Stocks & Bonds
Let’s face it. Things were better in the financial markets in 2021 than they were in 2022. Inflation’s power of erosion started taking off in 2021, the peak of the markets were […]
$1 Million Coin Sales Keep Coming in 2022
Many collectors still love their coins. Numismatics may seem old school to the digital generations, but don’t let that fool you into thinking coins aren’t still big money. In fact, coins are […]
Reality Check: Is the 1929 WA & AC Churchman Babe Ruth a REAL Babe Ruth Card?
One term that gets over-used in the hobby of sports collectibles is a “grail” card. Every collector’s grail card is of course very different from one collector to the next. One player […]
The Hank Aaron Rookie Card Likely the Next $1 Million Card!
It is becoming more and more routine to see graded sports cards sell for $500,000 to $1,000,000 these days. After all, high-end collectibles are now undeniably an alternative asset class. That doesn’t […]
Collectors Should Brace for Higher Postage/Shipping Costs, Already and Again!
There is one issue which can be quite challenging when it comes to collectibles in almost every category. Shipping costs can be overwhelmingly prohibitive to many aspects within collecting. If you are […]
Is Online Spending Finally Turning from Inflation to Deflation?
We have all heard about inflation helping to steer the economy into a recession, or at least a classic recession with two quarters of negative GDP growth. And consumer spending is roughly […]
What This $7.25 Million T206 Honus Wagner Record Sale Means for the Hobby
Records are meant to be broken, and this is becoming more and more of the case each year in high-end sports collectibles. An announcement has been made by Goldin that a prized […]
15 Industry Trends, Changes, Observations From the 2022 National Sports Collectors Convention
The 2022 National Sport Collectors Convention has come and gone. The dealers and collectors have all returned home from Atlantic City and are counting their sales and evaluating their purchases. This year’s […]
In Memoriam, Bill Russell’s Rookie Cards are a Must-Own for Vintage Sports Collectors!
The great basketball legend Bill Russell has sadly passed away at 88 years old. Russell was one of the most influential figures in the history of basketball. The towering man, born in […]