It's safe to say if you were buying cards of NFL draft picks in several years ago, there were plenty of choices you would have made instead of gobbling up Travis Kelce rookie cards. Third round picks are the penny stocks of prospecting, though, and if you were one of the few who believed in him back in 2013, you've done well. The Kelce Chronicle Ohio native Travis … [Read more...] about Up Arrows: A Travis Kelce Rookie Card Review
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As a whole the game was no work of art but it produced what will be one of the signature moments of one player’s career. His double spin move helped the Houston Texans to an overtime win and probably sent more than a few collectors in search of DeAndre Hopkins rookie cards. If he wasn’t considered a big-time star before the play, Hopkins certainly appears on his way … [Read more...] about Spin Cycle: DeAndre Hopkins Rookie Cards Remain Buyer Friendly
So I was sitting at my keyboard Tuesday night after enjoying a rousing episode of Z-Nation and two baseball playoff games, wondering what product I’d put at the top of the hot list and it hit me. While we’re still selling cards well at the shop, we are in a bit of a hobby black hole these days and the reasons are fairly easy to see. MLB – Every release that arrived after … [Read more...] about What’s Hot in the Shop? Not As Much as There Should Be
There is little doubt that 2013 was a rough year for football card issues. Most of the releases, especially those based on the arguably weakest rookie crop in 20 years, faded quickly into obscurity as we were treated to a seemingly never-ending parade of mediocre rookies as the featured subjects. There were exceptions. Eddie Lacy comes to mind quickly but overall, it was no … [Read more...] about 2014 Bowman Football a Hot Seller?
Last Wednesday, 2014 Bowman/Bowman Chrome NFL boxes arrived at hobby shops with a weeeeeeee bit more hype than the 2013 release did. Truth be told, it was a LOT more hype than the first day that 2013 Bowman came off the truck. When the ordering window was open for 2013 Bowman NFL—six months before its release--the 2012 products were killing it and people weren’t exactly … [Read more...] about What’s Hot in the Shop: Why 2014 Bowman Is All Over The Place
We’re several weeks into 2014, but Topps is still pushing out products under the 2013 release calendar and the latest is Supreme Football. Pigskin products have been a tough sell for some dealers this year, of course, because of the limited number of offensive players who have star projections. That does occur in some draft classes. Long-time hobbyists will recall the 1994 … [Read more...] about 2013 Topps Supreme Football Box Break
Returning for its fourth year, 2013 Topps Five Star Football is promising the usual array of on card card autographs and patch cards with a heavy emphasis on the 2013 draft class. A true ultra-high end product, each pack will include five hits including four autographs: one signed rookie card, one base rookie autographed patch card, one autographed veteran/retired or … [Read more...] about Topps Five Star Football Due Out This Week