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Gabe Weeden - Nov 18, 2015

A warning to all sports card collecting aficionados about why one person in the hobby by the name of Third Base Cards is a scam and should be avoided.


Gabe Weeden - Oct 26, 2015

Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next additions.  However, while many know of the more popular destinations such as eBay, Wal-Mart, Target, and the local card shop, these places attract lots of collectors seeking the same or similar items.   While the popular watering hole may be familiar and comforting, it […]

Gabe Weeden - Aug 24, 2015

Almost any sports card collector can tell you that online is where most of us do our shopping whether it is for singles, boxes, or break spots. The internet offers several advantages that local card shops do not, such as being open 24/7, an almost unlimited inventory, cheaper prices, and the ability to really narrow […]

Gabe Weeden - Aug 12, 2015

One of the main reasons I (and probably a majority of others who collect) like to buy packs of cards is for the thrill of the chase. The chance of not knowing what could possibly be hiding inside a pack of cards, whether it is a dud or the hit of a lifetime. To me […]

Gabe Weeden - Jul 26, 2015

Do Hockey Cards Get the Respect They Deserve in America? By Gabe Weeden   It is no secret that I love to collect sports cards. I am always searching for something new and exciting to add to my personal collection, especially with a wow factor to it. Despite collecting for over ten years, I only […]

Gabe Weeden - Jul 17, 2015

Sports cards are nothing new and some date as far back to the late 1800s. However, back then they were never meant to be collected. Instead they were offered in packs of gum and cigarettes as gimmicks to get you to buy them. It wasn’t until the 1980s did sports card collecting take off and […]

Gabe Weeden - Jun 30, 2015

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 […]

Gabe Weeden - May 27, 2015

My thoughts and feelings about prospecting in sports cards and how it is getting out of hand

Gabe Weeden - Apr 12, 2015

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. […]

Gabe Weeden - Apr 3, 2015

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 […]

Gabe Weeden - Mar 22, 2015

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 […]

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Gabe Weeden - Mar 13, 2015

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 […]

Gabe Weeden - Mar 2, 2015

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 […]

Gabe Weeden - Feb 28, 2015

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 […]

Gabe Weeden - Feb 25, 2015

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. […]

Gabe Weeden - Feb 23, 2015

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 […]



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