Sports Card Dictionary, Glossary, and Acronym Guide

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Collecting sports card and memorabilia can be a fun and rewarding hobby. However, for those who may be new or wanting to start out it could seem overwhelming on where to start. Here is a helpful sports card dictionary for both newcomers and seasoned veterans that defines and explains some of the most commonly used […] READ MORE



The Top 10 Worst Sports Card Sets of the 2000s pt II

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If you recall the first part of my article, I counted down some of the worst sets or screw ups to happen in the sports card collecting industry from 2000 to present day. Here is part two, the worst five sets or debacles to ever happen in the first fifteen years of the 21st century. […] READ MORE


The Top 10 Worst Sports Card Sets of the 2000s Pt I

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It’s no secret that sports card companies such as Panini, Topps, and Upper Deck compete regularly to outdo each other by offering unique cards and experiences. While each might offer anywhere between 10-20 different series or sets in a year, there have been some unusual promotions severely lacking in card quality and design. These poorly designed products that have […] READ MORE


Super Short Prints: Defining the Line

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Aside from coming with autographs or pieces of memorabilia sports cards these days come numbered/short printed. As I have mentioned become numbered cards are cards that have a fraction on it (usually in foil), the bottom number is how many cards were made while the top is the specific card you have. So if a […] READ MORE


1/1 Sports Cards: Holy Grails or Traps?

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Part of the fun of collecting sports cards is finding truly rare and unique cards.   Card companies often number or short print their cards to motivate collectors to buy more products and hunt for those super rare cards to add to their collection. Another thing short printing and numbering does, is it helps control the […] READ MORE


Repackaged Cards: Are They Worth It?

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Shopping at a big box store like Target or Wal-Mart you probably know exactly where the card section is. Usually they are at the beginning or the end of the checkout lanes and registers. These card sections are usually divided into two sections, one half being sports and the other TCGs (trading card games like […] READ MORE


Is Panini Deceiving Sports Collectors?

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If you have been keeping up with most of my articles regarding collecting, I have done little to hide the fact that I am not a big fan of Panini’s business practices. Between their redemption process and the enormous gap in quality between their low end products and high end products, it is becoming difficult […] READ MORE


Why I Hate New England Sports Fans

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I love sports, especially baseball and hockey. I was born in Boston in Beth Israel Hospital right behind Fenway Park. I grew up in Rhode Island and go to school in Maine. After 22 years of living in New England, I have realized one thing: I absolutely hate New England sports fans, with a passion. […] READ MORE


The Ethics in Sports Cards: Pt III

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Welcome to the third installment in my series, The Ethics in Sports Cards.   If you read my past two articles (Part 1, Part 2) regarding the ethics of sports card collecting, you will recall I discussed the card market on eBay and those people who give collectors a bad name by pack searching, as well […] READ MORE