January 31 is perhaps the greatest day of the year for birthday combinations in all of historic professional baseball history. It’s the special day for Jackie Robinson (1919), Ernie Banks (1931) and […]
T216 Cards Continue Auction Surge as Scarcity Rules
The T216 baseball card set is one of the most overlooked and perhaps unknown sets among vintage baseball card collectors. These cards rarely come up for sale, when they do they are […]
Surging Card Sales Stats After Scott Rolen HOF Announcement
The National Baseball Hall of Fame has elected Scott Rolen to its roster of super star players. Rolen was the sole inductee for this particular 2023 vote. The 17-year third baseman included […]
And the Best Rookie Joe Burrow Card Is…
Joe Burrow is back in the Championship and he is yet again going to face off against Patrick Mahomes. It’s the Bengals vs. Chiefs Redux, and Patrick Mahomes has an injury with […]
What’s It Worth? — 1954 Red Man Yogi Berra Still in the Red Man Package!!!
There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. And in sports collectibles and cards, the subject of the photo may easily be worth thousands of dollars. In this […]
Michael Jordan’s Most Valuable Cards Ever – Not Even Rookies
The 1986-87 Fleer card of Michael Jordan is deemed to be his rookie card. The Star set and the beautiful Jump Man Nike card might be more rookie materials in reality, but […]
The Real Value of a Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat is WHAT?
Some sports collectibles can fetch eye-popping and mind-blowing prices. Every collector knows a Babe Ruth card from 1934 or earlier years is going to be valuable and almost certainly into the thousands […]
LeBron vs. Kareem Points Record Hype; Rookie Card Prices vs. Pop Reports
LeBron James already made history by becoming the second highest NBA point scorer of all-time. But after surpassing Karl Malone for that #2 spot, the all-time regular season scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is […]
How to Buy 1952 Topps Baseball Packs 71 Years Later (Updated)
The 1952 Topps baseball card set is one of the most iconic sets ever made. Some collectors will argue that it’s even more iconic than the 1909-11 T206 set from American Tobacco. […]
Just How Scarce IS the Sandy Koufax Rookie Card?
Birthdays are a great way to pay tribute to your favorite players in the sports collectibles hobby. December 30, 2022 marks the 88th birthday of the great Sandy Koufax. For card collectors, […]
A Fitting 1950s Autograph Card Tribute for the Great Pele
It is always sad to hear about the passing away of great sports legends. Pele was without a doubt on of soccer’s GOAT players, and for many decades his status would have […]
The Biggest Cards Coming for Auction in 2023
The year 2022 was a very mixed bag for sports card auctions. Modern players continued to see their prices soft for the most part. But what was solid auction after auction was […]
Fred McGriff Sales Data Thru the Roof, But…
If anyone is looking for any additional proof that Hall of Fame announcements do matter to the sports collectibles hobby, Fred McGriff’s securing the necessary votes is yet again proof. If you […]
Mantle Rookie Latest Price Record Should Raise the Bar Even Further
It seems that Mickey Mantle card prices set new records in high-end sales almost every few months. Perhaps the biggest question is whether these sales lift the bar for all other Mantle […]
Did The Hobby Totally Underestimate Fred McGriff’s Hall of Fame Odds?
Let’s face it, the sports collectibles and sports cards hobby focuses on stars and super-stars. Common player cards from the 1980s and 1990s are in many instances worth the same or less […]
Why the N172 Baseball Set Remains So Elusive Even After 130 Years
What set is the true “Monster Set” for vintage baseball card collectors? The famed T206 baseball card set from 1909 to 1911 is often referred to as “The Monster” for its massive […]
CSG Moves Up the Grading Chain with Expected $1 Million Mantle Sale
The card grading arena has seen many changes over time. Despite being known for grading coins, comic books and trading game cards, CSG is still somewhat new to the sports collectibles hobby […]
As Bitcoin Woes Continue, What About Gold and Silver?
The crash of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin and most digital assets has been monumental. Let’s not forget that the scandals and implosions have been more than monumental after many investors trusted the wrong person. […]
Card Grading Costs & Choices Keep Improving as 2023 Approaches
Trying to get cards graded at any point in the last two years was less than pleasant and predictable. Costs, wait times, service tiers, bulk orders and the like. It was all […]
Why Ted Williams & Stan Musial Deserve More Vintage Collector Respect
The hobby of vintage sports collectibles always has huge premiums for great cards of Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and the slew of rookie cards of Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Roberto […]