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Russell Wilson is the most undervalued NFL star

The Most Undervalued NFL Stars

Contributor: John Dudley Who’s the most undervalued player in the NFL right now? It’s a big question and a common one. I’m not talking player salaries though; I’m talking card values. Everyone has ‘their guy’ stashed away just waiting for … Read More

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Shivan Dragon MTG

Magic is Back

Contributor: John McTaggart Tucked away in the back of the closet in my home office is a yellowed cardboard 500 card box, the edges round and tattered. Honestly, I nearly forgot about it because it has been there for such … Read More

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Nolan Arenado

Mr. October/November

Contributor: John McTaggart It’s not officially playoff time for Major League Baseball — I’m aware of that. And for those of you who are purist and true rule sticklers, this article is a few weeks too early. However, I was … Read More

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Justin Jefferson the Week 1 Star

NFL Overreactions

Contributor: John Dudley There is no greater time for overreactions in the hobby than after the first NFL weekend. Ok, that might be an overreaction itself, but just a small one. Card collectors are even more prone to hyperbole and … Read More

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seasonal card collecting

A Well-Seasoned Collection

Contributor: John McTaggart Football is underway. The seasons are changing up in my neck of the woods, with leaves on the trees preparing for their annual free-fall from the tips of the tallest trees to the ground below. Soon, shorts … Read More

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Sports card art

Cards as Art?

I had intended to revisit the topic of cards and art sooner, but time makes fools of us all. The best-laid plans often go awry and mine sure did as I realize it has been almost three months since I … Read More

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Mickey Mantle Sale

Mantle Sets Record. Ennui Sets In.

Contributor: John McTaggart The figure is staggering. The realization how much the hobby has shifted is even more remarkable to me. Recently, at a Heritage Auction, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 9.5 sold for an eye-popping $12.6 Million. It’s … Read More

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Aida Hutchinson football cards

Time for NFL Defensive Players to Shine

Contributor: John Dudley You win championships with defense. That’s a mantra best left to the ‘80s, but it does not mean that collectors should continue to ignore the defensive side of the ball like they have since time immemorial. The … Read More

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Random Acts of Hobby Kindness

Contributor: John McTaggart Every week I’m charged with coming up with about 400 words about something hobby related. Sometimes I write about hockey (because people need to know more about hockey). Other times it’s more reflective on the three decades … Read More

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Magic: The Gathering


Contributor: John Dudley Collectible Trading Card Games (TCG) are some of the hottest cards in the collectibles world. In fact, PSA graded more TCG cards in July than any other kind of card. The TCG category is the single biggest … Read More

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