Trading Cards

The Hunt for Another Target Exclusive After the successful release of “Target Exclusive” 2017 Bowman Platinum, Topps is at it again with 2017 Topps Fire.  This marks the first year that Topps Fire has released a complete baseball set as they spent a few years in Football before losing out on the license exclusivity that Panini obtained for the NFL. ...
2017 Panini Prizm Football Trading Cards Panini churns out a ton of products in football every year.  For some, they churn out too many products each year.  But that is another negative of the current license exclusivity market we find ourselves in.  Because Topps and Upper Deck are not allowed to print licensed products for the NFL, Panini is stuck...
That Sports Card Show is a podcast that just celebrated its one year anniversary! The first episode went live October 29, 2016. The show covers many topics, most of them related to sports cards. That Sports Card Show’s host is Vince Autullo. Vince was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about himself, the show, and how...
Interview with Nick Loiacono By: Shane Salmonson The Twitter hobby community is an incredible thing. I have met so many people on Twitter that I am able to share my love of cards with. Nick Loaicono is one of those people. I was also lucky enough to meet Nick in person at the 2016 National Sports Collectors Convention. We met up...
Why it's SPORTS BOARDS® TRADING CARD FRAMES from BAGS UNLIMITED of course! Each frame holds the exact number of cards for each position on a team. You can even mix it up and put your own Dream Team together. Click the images below for details on each frame.
When I heard that 2017 Donruss Certified Cuts was about to be released, I got pretty excited about the possibilities. The product promises 4 hits per box with 2 autographs on average and the autograph checklist is unlike many others you’ll find on the market today. Some lucky collectors will have the good fortune of pulling a John F....
I Love the 80’s!! There really is a lot to love about the 1980’s. I was between the ages of 3-13 through that decade and there are so many great memories from that era. The television was unbeatable. We had the original Transformers, He-Man, Different Strokes, Alf, The A-Team, Growing Pains, Knight Rider, Full House and many more great shows...
Interview with Andy Broome By: Shane Salmonson Andy Broome has been collecting cards for over 40 years. About half of that time has been spent grading cards for a living. Working for one of the largest card grading companies in the industry, Broome has been the Senior Vintage Card Grader for Beckett Grading for the last 13 years. Andy was kind...
I was fortunate enough to attend the Middle Georgia Sports Card Show on September 23, 2017. You may remember the name Middle Georgia Sports Cards from my interview with Charlie Heinisch a few weeks ago. Charlie has been vital in bringing card shows back to my area and I am very thankful for that. I remember when card shows...
If you are a collector in my age range (40), you no doubt remember when you could find cards everywhere you turned.  I bought cards at the curb store, old country stores, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Flea Markets, bait and tackle stores, grocery stores, drug stores, and there was even a video store in Fort Gaines, GA that carried some at...