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John Mangini Baseball Cards Collector

Turn Back The Clock #20 – Super Rare, Obscure Baseball Cards With John Mangini – The Mangini Collection

John Mangini (The Mangini Collection) has one of the most extensive sports card collections in the world. He joins Dylan (DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards) and Adam (Splendid Sports) to discuss the hobby and some super rare, obscure collectibles.

Turn Back The Clock

Turn Back The Clock #19 – What Baseball Cards Will Go Up In Price The Most?

What Baseball Cards Will Rise In Price The Most? Turn Back The Clock With Danny Black, John Newman & Dylan DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards: Check out Check out Sports Card Nation Podcast

Michael Jordan 1985 Prism Jewel Sticker

1985 Prism Jewel Stickers

Below is an article featured in The Mangini Letter (a free email letter about rare & interesting sports cards & collectibles. You can get on the list here) about the 1985 Prism Jewel sticker set: The year is 1985. ‘Back To The Future’ is out in movie theaters, the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in…

Mike Cramer Cramer's Choice Baseball Card Book Pacific Trading Cards

Mike Cramer Of Pacific Trading Cards On Mickey Mantle, Tom Brady, 90’s Parallels & More. An Innovative Sports Card Hobby LEGEND

Mike Cramer’s first love was baseball cards. Before high school he had a mail-order trading card business. At age 30 he founded Pacific Trading Cards with money he made fishing crab in the Bering Sea. From 1980 to 2004, Pacific created more than 200 successful trading card products. In 2021, a Pacific Tom Brady rookie…

Baseball Cards Podcast

Turn Back The Clock #18 – Sports Card Grading, Eye Appeal, Chasing Rare & Special Cardboard

Turn Back The Clock 18 was a 3-part episode covering a bunch of sports card hobby topics:

Turn Back The Clock

Turn Back The Clock #17 – 13 Year Old Vintage Collector @JrBaseballFanatic12

On Turn Back The Clock #17 Liam @JrBaseballFanatic12 joins Dylan and Adam to talk about vintage baseball cards, family, ultra-modern prospects & more!

Tom Brady 2002 Topps Chrome Black Refractor BGS 8 Becomes PSA ?

Tom Brady’s first Topps and Topps Chrome card came in 2002, and along with that came his first Topps Chrome Refractor (serial numbered /599). This has long been a card on my want list and I was able to add this Beckett (BGS) 8 below. I decided to crack it out and send to PSA.…

AI TAG Sports Card Grading

Is AI The Future For Sports Card Grading? PSA 6 Becomes TAG WHAT?!

Episode below and click here to view the TAG report

4Collectors Baseball Cards

Turn Back The Clock #16 – 4Collectors Special Edition

Turn Back The Clock Episode 16 was a special edition on the 4Collectors Sports Card Network featuring Shoebox Legends, DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards and Signs Of The Pastime:

Return To Card Collecting Darren

Will More Card Collectors RETURN To The Hobby? 🤔 “3 And 3” With Darren “Return To Collecting”

In episode 32 of “3 And 3” Darren @returntocollecting and I look at 3 of his favorite cards in his collection and 3 he’s looking to add. We also discuss if we think more sports card collectors in our age range will return to the hobby?

Victor True Rookie Card Specialist

Rookie Card “3 And 3” With Victor, The Rookie Card Specialist

In episode 31 of “3 And 3” Victor and I look at 3 of his favorite rookie cards in his collection and 3 he’s looking to add. Victor’s website Victor on Instagram Victor on YouTube

Turn Back The Clock

Turn Back The Clock #15 – Who Cares About The Grade?

Epic card pickups and eye opening thoughts from our first National Sports Collectors Convention.

Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

How Many Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards Are There?

Many people still mistakenly call the 1952 Topps #311 Mickey Mantle card his rookie card. And while the 52 Topps is definitely his most famous and valuable card, the true Mickey Mantle rookie card is the 1951 Bowman #253 pictured below. How Many Mickey Mantle Rookie Cards Exist? Because vintage baseball cards weren’t serial numbered…

Baseball Card Hall Of Fame

Turn Back The Clock #14 – Baseball Card Hall Of Fame With Ray From Philly, Vintage PSA Reveal and NATIONAL!

On Episode #14 of Turn Back The Clock, Ray From Philly joins Dylan and Adam to discuss the Baseball Card Hall Of Fame, followed by a blind vintage PSA reveal, and lastly some National Sports Collectors Convention talk!

Tom Brady Rookie Card Football Checklist Guide

The Ultimate Tom Brady Rookie Card Checklist, Gallery, Guide & PSA Set Registry Rankings

As a Tom Brady fan and collector of his football cards, one of my goals in the sports card hobby is to collect all 44 of his base rookie cards. Below is a Tom Brady rookie base card checklist, gallery, commentary and the weighting of each card on the PSA Set Registry for the Tom…