Sports Cards

Starting a sports card business.

Midlife Crisis

Contributor: John McTaggart I don’t consider myself old, yet I am keenly aware, based mainly on the sore ankle, bum hip and tricky back I deal with almost daily, that I am not as young as I once was either.  … Read More

After-Market Autos

After-Market Autos: An Interview with Super-Collector Brian Rice

Contributor: John Dudley Autographs have been popular since at least the 1830s, so it comes as no surprise that they are a large part of the sports card world. Over the past couple of years, I’ve been surprised to see … Read More

Sports Card Business

It’s a Tough Business

Contributor: John McTaggart I’ve been in this hobby, in one way, shape or form, for almost four decades. I’ve almost exclusively been in the business side of the hobby, rarely delving into the collector side much at all.  Now, there … Read More

2023 sports cards

2023?

Contributor: John Dudley 2022 took a financial toll on most everyone’s collections, but still brought a lot of highlights as readers of the newsletter saw last week. While waxing poetic about the past is fun, it is often better to … Read More

Best Cards of 2022

Best of 2022!

Contributor John Dudley We made it another year around the sun! That means it is time for some good old-fashioned, end-of-the-year navel-gazing with the first-ever newsletter Best of the Year Awards! While there aren’t any shiny trophies yet, I’m sure … Read More

Black Friday sports cards

Black Friday Guide

Let’s face it. Collectors are finicky. That makes them tough to buy presents for. While it’s great to take a pause to be thankful, now that you are well into your turkey-induced food coma many of you will engage in … Read More

Thanksgiving sports cards

Thankful

Contributor: John McTaggart With the holiday season nearly upon us, I can’t help but to look back and reflect on what I am thankful for within the hobby. Now, please keep in mind, I do not want to turn this … Read More

Sports card improvements

Room for Improvement

Contributor: John Dudley This is not a list of gripes or grievances. Rather, these are changes and tweaks that could be added that would improve my enjoyment of the hobby. Some of these are major changes that have little chance … Read More

Start a card collection with $500

Starting Off: Building a Collection with $500

Contributor: John McTaggart I had a conversation with a colleague last weekend that got the gears turning inside my head. He is not a collector, nor involved in the hobby in any way, shape or form. He’s a huge sports … Read More

Farewell to New Cards

What’s Old is New

Contributor: John McTaggart It use to be fun, and I suppose it still could be in some contorted way or altered sense of reality where money is never-ending and common sense has absolutely no redeeming value.  However, after decades in … Read More