Collecting The Hype

Some sport card collectors are willing to pay big money for rookie prospects who have yet to play a big league game. It doesn’t always work out, but this helps the hobby live.

With the 2015 NFL Draft now in the past.  The hype is building around the two top college prospects; Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.  Even though neither of these two have stepped on the professional field, collectors are already paying good money for what little card companies have provided.

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Collecting Paul Molitor

Paul Molitor is officially the coach of the Minnesota Twins so I decided to write up a small guide on collecting Paul Molitor.  The 2004 Hall of Fame inductee grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and played for the University of Minnesota before being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1978.  He is replacing Ron Gardenhire who spent the last 12 years managing the Twins before parting ways. Continue reading “Collecting Paul Molitor”

Busting a 2014 Topps Chrome Football Blaster

Today is the release of 2014 Topps Chrome Football.  I made my way over to Target to pick up a blaster box.  This is my first Topps Chrome product purchase in a few years.  Each blaster box contains seven packs and each pack contains four cards.  Blasters purchased at Target receive an exclusive pack of four purple refractors for a total of 32 cards. Continue reading “Busting a 2014 Topps Chrome Football Blaster”

The 2014 Fanatics Authentic Collectibles Show

The 2014 Fanantics Authentics sports collectibles show showcases a large autographed lineup backed by an incredible assortment of sports cards dealers. This was my first large show in over 20 years and it did not disappoint.

Last Saturday, I attended the 2014 Fanatics Authentic sports collectibles show.  The show was put on by Fanatics Authentic at the Donald E. Stephens convention center in Rosemont, Illinois.  This was my first large sports card show (more than 30 tables) in over twenty years ago in the early 1990’s.  I got some great deals and was able to see incredible collections of cards. Continue reading “The 2014 Fanatics Authentic Collectibles Show”

Collecting 1991 Topps Stadium Club Baseball

1991 Topps Stadium Club baseball was the first premium set released by Topps. The premium stock and picture quality caught fire with collectors.  The photos were something collectors had never seen before.  As the popularity rose, so did the prices.

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