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Mickey Mantle Rookie Card

Why Are Mickey Mantle Baseball Cards So Expensive?

He’s The King Of The Sports Card Hobby…But WHY? I’m a 40 year old guy who’s been collecting Mickey Mantle baseball cards for about 35 of those years. Mantle retired from baseball 12 years before I was even born yet he’s always been my favorite player to collect. To that point, here’s a question I’ve…

AnyLot Sports Card Podcast

A Brand & New FREE Tool Designed To Solve A BIG Problem For Sports Card Buyers & Sellers –

Barak Edut has spent the last 10 years in the tech world building digital products that shape the Art and Collectibles market. As part of the Artbrain team, Barak serves as the head of, an AI recommendation engine dedicated to the sports card market. Links:

Sports Card Sellers Inc. Podcast

“It’s Like The Last 12 Months Never Happened!” – RC From Sports Card Sellers Inc.

I talk with RC, of Sports Card Sellers, Inc. about how most of the sports cards he’s tracking are roughly the same price now as they were a year ago. It’s like the last year never happened. Why did this happen? What does the short term and long term future hold for sports card prices?…

JT TripleCrown24 Sports Cards Podcast

JT From TripleCrown24 Sports Cards

I’m joined by JT from TripleCrown24 Sports Cards to talk about being self-employed in the sports card industry, what his business specializes in now, how that could change in the future, would he ever consider working for somebody else? And MORE! Link to scientific study “Leadership is associated with lower levels of stress” –…

Card Crusade Sports Cards Breaking Podcast

How Card Crusade Is Revolutionizing The Sports Cards Group Breaking Experience

The guys from Card Crusade started as a group of 3 kids that grew up together with a passion for the sports card hobby. As they became more involved in the collecting community, they realized finding a break was difficult and involved unnecessary steps. As the hobby grew over the last few years, the ability…

MySlabs Ken Rodgers Sports Cards Podcast

A Conversation With CEO Ken Rodgers CEO Ken Rodgers joins to discuss: What’s next for What are the most common requests from MySlabs users? Is sports card collecting here to stay for good this time? And MORE!

Bowman 1951 Sports Card Adventures

A Conversation With Bowman 1951’s Sports Card Adventures

Adam from Splendid Sports talks with Jeff from Bowman 1951’s Sports Card Adventures about building an all-time baseball card set, super-collecting Tom Brady cards, playing the long game with SGC graded cards, creating The Best Flippin Card Show & MORE!

Jesse Craig PWCC Sports Cards

Jesse Craig Of PWCC On Buying & Selling Sports Cards On The PWCC Marketplace

Jesse Craig Of PWCC On Buying & Selling Sports Cards On The PWCC Marketplace: Listen To The Splendid Sports Podcast on Spotify – Listen To The Splendid Sports Podcast on Apple – Listen To The Splendid Sports Podcast on Google – Follow Splendid Sports on Twitter –

Hive Cards Cover For Sports Card Podcast Episode

Billy McCrae Of Hive Cards On Using Twitter To Buy & Sell Sports Cards

Billy McCrae Of Hive Cards on the benefits and advantages of selling and buying sports cards on Twitter over Ebay. Follow Hive Cards on Twitter – Follow Hive Cards on Instagram – Listen To The Splendid Sports Podcast on Spotify – Listen To The Splendid Sports Podcast on Apple – Listen…

Sports Betting Podcast

You MUST Do This To Be Successful Betting Football This Season

“Winners and losers have the same goals. If you want better results, then forget about setting goals. Focus on your system instead.” -James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones In honor of a new NFL season starting this week I’d like to wish all of…

Splendid Sports Queen Creek, AZ Sports Card Shop Podcast

A Conversation With Kyle Rino Of The Monster Card Shop: Opening A New Type Of Sports Card Shop!

A Conversation With Kyle Rino Of The Monster Card Shop: Opening A New Type Of Sports Card Shop in Queen Creek, Arizona! Kyle runs a large and successful breaking company, Monster Breaks, and is now building a new sports card shop in Queen Creek, AZ. Listen to how he plans on making this a sports…

Breakout Sports Cards Podcast Ryan Nolan

A Conversation With Ryan Nolan Of Breakout Sports Cards. Is There A Vintage Sports Card Boom Coming?

Adam from Splendid Sports and Ryan from Breakout Cards discuss an upcoming vintage sports card boom and the reasons behind it. Problems with the modern sports card market and the shift that many young sports card investors and collectors may be making in the near future.

Wade Boggs PSA 10 1983 Topps Rookie Card

More Wade Boggs, Less Ks – What MLB Needs To Be Entertaining Again

I will keep this post short and sweet, which is the opposite of most Major League Baseball games these days. I used to love watching MLB baseball. I grew up watching almost every Red Sox game from the mid 80’s on until a few years ago. Now I barely watch any baseball. Many of the…

Shaq Rookie Sports Cards

What We Can Learn About Zion & Luka Cards From…Shaq?

During a podcast I did recently with Ryan Nolan of Breakout Cards, Ryan brought something up that really stuck in my brain and sent me searching for some data on CardLadder. He mentioned how the card populations of modern players like Zion Williamson are much higher than the rookie cards of Shaq. I was well…

Paul Pierce The Truth

No Hobby Respect For “The Truth”. Beware Of The “Paul Pierce Zone” When Sports Card Investing

To be fully transparent I am a lifelong Boston Celtics fan and proud owner of this card:     With that being said, I was doing some research yesterday on CardLadder and man, Paul “The Truth” Pierce does not get much love from the sports card hobby! Check this out:     So CardLadder values…