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Card Breaking

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Breaking

Contributor: John McTaggart For a very long time, I was in the “breakers are ruining the hobby,” camp.  And that was mostly because I am old. Way back when, when I first began this gig, back in the late 1980s, … Read More

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MLB East Hobby Preview

MLB Eastern Divisions Hobby Preview

Contributor: John Dudley With the amazing 2022 baseball season, the WBC, a stupendous crop of under-25 talent, and thebaseball card market performing well, I haven’t been this excited for a season since I was still a kid. Thisweek, it is … Read More

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Young Guns Gem Rate


Contributor: John McTaggart In this week’s edition of the SCN Newsletter I’m actually going to talk about something that doesn’t necessarily fall into character for me. I actually plan to discuss a topic that is based on facts, statistics and … Read More

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2023 MLB Central Preview

MLB Preview: Central Divisions

Contributor: John Dudley The Central teams are stuck in the middle in my 2023 baseball preview. Last week was the Western teams’ turn and if you haven’t seen it you can check it out here. While they are in the … Read More

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Goldin Auctions

All That Glitters…

Contributor: John McTaggart A couple of weeks ago I did something in the hobby that I have not ever done before, which is kinda hard to believe since I’ve been at this for a good long while. I took the … Read More

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MLB 2023 Preview

MLB Preview: Western Divisions

Contributor: John Dudley Spring Training is upon us. All of your favorite players still have the chance of a career season ahead of them and even the lowliest teams are still dreaming of divisional titles. Hope abounds. It is, put … Read More

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hockey cards

Hockey Time

Contributor: John McTaggart For a very long time now I’ve dedicated much of this space to professing my love for the sport of hockey, and more specifically, the hockey hobby. I’ve used all kinds of examples as to why many … Read More

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March Sports Cards

March Preview

Contributor: John Dudley It’s a good idea to get your ducks in a row to start a new month. One way to do this is to have a good handle on what sports card products are coming out soon. So, … Read More

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YouTube Big Card Spenders

Stop Telling Me How Much You Spent at the Card Show!

Contributor: John McTaggart There are few things in life I enjoy more than a local card show. A small hall lined with a few rows of 8-foot tables, each one holding little cardboard treasures, hobby stories and a sense of … Read More

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2023 Topps Series 1 Rookies

2023 Topps Series 1 Top 10 Rookies

Contributor: John Dudley 2023 Topps Series 1 is out which means a new rookie class to evaluate. Luckily, this might be the deepest rookie class since 2018. Note I said deepest, not the best, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. … Read More

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