Articles & Interviews

Interview with Rick Canale of ‘Baseball Treasure’ By: Shane Salmonson

Interview with Rick Canale By: Shane Salmonson Rick Canale has been a florist for most of his life. He runs a family-owned flower shop in Boston called Exotic Flowers. Rick’s latest venture combines two collectibles that...

‘2018 Topps Finest’ Review by J-Dub

Sports card collectors were introduced to chromium based cards way back in 1993 when Topps introduced Topps Finest. Back then, we were still pulling UV coated cards that had premium tags on them but...

Beckett Grading Suspends 10-Day Service

As of yesterday Beckett temporarily suspended it's 10 day service. Fortunately it's only temporary. You can read more on the Beckett Blog. This was a decision made by our staff and from the feedback we...

Interview with Rob Bertrand of ‘Go GTS Live’

By: Shane Salmonson 'Go GTS Live' is a live hobby web show that I have been watching nearly every week for the last few months. Rob Bertrand is the host of that show. Every Thursday...

‘Trading Cards 3’ The Series by Cuyler Smith

Sports have always been a part of my life. My parents were both active in sports before I was born and I picked up the sporting gene from them and have carried it with...

Trading Card Collection Protection Tips

For years people have asked us "Why should I grade my cards"? Actually that's a great question and there are a few reasons why. The main reason people grade their cards is to answer the age old question, "What's it worth?". That usually isn't the reason we collect things but in the end, isn't it really? As a collector...