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Most Expensive Michael Jordan Card Ever Sold

The Most Expensive Michael Jordan Basketball Card Ever Sold

Michael Jordan is without question the king of basketball cards. As the greatest player in NBA history, it’s no surprise that he has one of the largest and most passionate collector bases in the sports card hobby. A common question is what’s Michael Jordan’s most expensive card?  Many would answer that question with his 1997…

Most expensive Honus Wagner baseball card

The Most Expensive Sports Cards Ever Sold. Baseball, Basketball, Football & Hockey!

While most of us mere mortal sports card collectors never have and never will play in this arena, it can be fun to look at the most expensive sports cards of all time. We can look at the various factors of rarity, popularity and condition that determine the ultimate price paid for a sports card…

First Football Card PMGs

The Top 10 Most Collectible Football Players Of The 1990s

1990s sports card collector Zanoo23_sportscards on Instagram recently conducted a vote on the most collectible baseball and football players of the 90s. Here are the final top 10 rankings of the football vote: Barry Sanders Jerry Rice Brett Favre Peyton Manning Randy Moss Emmitt Smith Deion Sanders Dan Marino John Elway Steve Young What does “collectible”…

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

How Many 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Cards Exist? How Much Are They Worth?

It’s the most popular sports card ever. While the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card #311 is not his rookie card (that would be his 1951 Bowman card), it is his first Topps card and quite frankly the most iconic sports card in history. If you’re curious as to why Mickey Mantle cards continue to command…

Griffey One Of One Masterpiece

The Top 10 Most Collectible Baseball Players Of The 1990s

1990s sports card collector Zanoo23_sportscards on Instagram recently conducted a vote on the most collectible baseball players of the 90s. Here are the final top 10 rankings of that vote: Ken Griffey Jr. Derek Jeter Barry Bonds Frank Thomas Cal Ripken Jr. Tony Gwynn Pedro Martinez Mark McGwire Randy Johnson Chipper Jones What does “collectible”…

Barry Sanders 1998 Gem Master PMG Card

Barry Sanders 1998 Metal Universe PMG Gem Master 1/1 Card Sets New Record

If there was any doubt that the Precious Metal Gems cards of the late 1990’s are currently the most coveted parallel in the sports card hobby, this recent sale of a Barry Sanders 1998 Metal Universe PMG Gem Master 1/1 for $168,000 should put that doubt to bed. The sale at PWCC on April 18,…

Michael Jordan Precious Metal Gems

Precious Metal Gems (PMG) Cards – The Sports Card Hobby’s Most Coveted Parallel / Insert

The History Of The Original PMG Cards Sports cards in the mid to late 1990’s are known for their new technologies and innovative designs. This era of sports cards is also famous for flashy serial-numbered parallels and scarce inserts. The most famous of them all are the Precious Metal Gems cards. While Precious Metal Gems…

First Basketball One Of One Cards

The First True One-Of-One (1/1) Parallel Sports Cards

On Oct 12, 1997 Fleer released their Masterpiece cards in Flair Showcase Baseball. The first ever “true” one-of-one parallel baseball cards. 1997 was also the first year 1-of-1 basketball cards and football cards as well. The 1/1 concept was so successful that a variety of one-of-one iterations for inserts and parallels have been a sports…

“3 And 3” #35 – Gold Champion Edition With Dom Manna

Episode 35 of sports card “3 And 3” is with Dom Manna of Staven Sports Cards. A Champions edition!

Orlando A Collector's Dream

Why We Want The Sports Card Hobby To Grow – Turn Back The Clock #26 With A Collector’s Dream

Turn Back The Clock Episode 26 With Special Guest – A Collector’s Dream – Orlando

Mike Petty Baseball Cards Podcast

Runnin Down A Dream With Mike Petty. “3 And 3” Ep. 34

For episode 34 of “3 And 3” YouTube legend, Mike Petty, joins me to showcase 3 of his favorite vintage baseball cards and then we look at 3 cards he’d like to add to his awesome collection.

Turn Back The Clock #24 With Special Guest NYYanksFan7

BIG cards in 2023 and what does 2024 hold in our sports card hobby?

Pepino Man

Turn Back The Clock #23 With Pepino Man & Hitman23

Turn Back The Clock 23 LIVE, hosted by DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards and Splendid Sports Cards, with special guests Pepino Man & Hitman23:

Turn Back The Clock #22 With MidLife Sports Cards, Clemente Collector & The Mangini Collection

Turn Back The Clock 22 LIVE, hosted by DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards (Dylan) and Splendid Sports Cards (Adam), with special guests MidLife Sports Cards (Graig), Clemente Collector (Theo) and The Mangini Collection (John). A spirited roundtable sports card hobby debate!

Turn Back The Clock

Turn Back The Clock #21 With LouRok TV & Sammy Thunder

Cards & Cocktails. Things That Belong Together. For episode #21 of Turn Back The Clock, we are joined by 2 great sports card YouTubers – LouRok TV and Sammy Thunder!