Alternatives to the Local Card Shop: Thrift Shops and Antique Stores

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Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look 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 also gets […] READ MORE


Alternatives to the Local Card Shop: Collector Revolution

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Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look 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 also gets […] READ MORE


Alternatives to the Local Card Shop: AP Boombox

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Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look 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 also gets […] READ MORE


Alternatives to the Local Card Shop: Newbury Comics

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Collectors are always looking for good deals and places to find their next addition.  While many know where to look 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 also gets […] READ MORE


Alternatives to the Local Card Shop: Twitter

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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 […] READ MORE


Head to Head Comparison: eBay vs COMC

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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 […] READ MORE


Hot Packs: What Are They and Are They Worth It?

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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 […] READ MORE


Do Hockey Cards Get the Respect They Deserve in America?

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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 […] READ MORE


Understanding Your Sports Cards: The Fine Print

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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 […] READ MORE