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SGC Sports Card Grading

I Changed My Opinion About SGC – 7 Relic Card Grading Submission

My latest relic card submission to SGC led me to change my mind about their company direction. I submitted game-used / game-worn relic cards of Jackie Robinson, Tom Brady, Larry Bird & Babe Ruth to name a few. Here are the results and my opinions.

Junk Wax Sports Cards

“3 And 3” With Junk Wax Hero Mike – 3 Of His Favorite Sports Cards And 3 He Wants

Mike from Junk Wax Hero shows 3 of his favorite sports cards in his collection and tells us why. Then 3 cards he wants to buy and why.

Bill Russell Sports Cards Tribute

Bill Russell – 11 Card & Autograph Showcase & My Favorite Interview

A tribute to the great Bill Russell. 11 basketball card & autograph showcase along with words of wisdom from my favorite interview conversation of his.

1952 Mickey Mantle Card

Mickey Mantle Monday – 1952 Topps PSA 10 1991 East Coast National Reprint Card

For Mickey Mantle video #2 it’s the 1952 Topps reprint from the August 17, 1991 Gloria Rothstein East Coast National Card Show. Subscribe on YouTube for a Mickey Mantle card showing every Monday with a combination of playing-days, oddballs and post-playing-days cards.

DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards

“3 And 3” With DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards – 3 Of His Favorite Cards & 3 He WANTS

Dylan from DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards shows 3 of his favorite cards in his collection and tells us why. Then 3 vintage baseball cards he’s targeting to buy and why.

Mickey Mantle Monday – 1994 Upper Deck #MM1 Autograph Card Mantle & Griffey Jr.

For Mickey Mantle Monday video #1 it’s the 1994 Upper Deck Mantle & Griffey Jr. card with the Mantle auto. The pack odds on these were 1:3390! Subscribe on YouTube for a Mantle card showing every Monday with a combination of playing-days, oddballs and post-playing-days Mickey Mantle cards.

Vintage Basketball Card Podcast

Larry Bird PSA Set Registry Complete! 20 Card Showcase

I completed my first set ever on the PSA Set Registry. The 20 Card Larry Bird Basic Set.

Vintage Baseball Card Podcast

July 1987 Beckett Magazine Recollections, Wisdom & Insights. Ted Williams & Willie Mays Cards!

Some nostalgic recollections, wise words and questions raised from the July 1987 Beckett Baseball Card Monthly Magazine.

Mickey Mantle Cards

Mickey Mantle Card Pickups From DoubleD Vintage Baseball Cards & Splendid 77 Vintage Card Index Update

Vintage Sports Card Index July 2022

July 2022 Splendid 77 Vintage Sports Card Index Update

This index contains 77 of the most popular, blue chip vintage sports cards, in grades that are transacted fairly often. PSA graded cards were used because they have the highest populations and sales frequency currently. This index consists of 44 baseball cards, 17 basketball cards, 12 football cards and 4 hockey cards. The cards range…

Vintage Sports Card Prices

Will Vintage Sports Card Prices Keep Going Up FOREVER?

I’m joined by Ed, a Toronto Blue Jays fan and Willie Mays collector, to discuss what we think vintage baseball card prices will look like 20-30 years into the future.

Graded Sports Cards

The Golden Era Of Sports Card Grading. The Big Moves PSA, SGC, Beckett & CSG Should Make NOW!

Why I think we’re entering the BEST time to be a graded sports card hobbyist RIGHT NOW. Do you agree? Also what I see as the biggest advantages of each of the 4 major card grading companies (PSA, SGC, BGS & CSG) AND the big moves I think each one should now make.

The Rarest Mickey Mantle Topps Card

The Rarest Mickey Mantle Card – 1961 Topps Dice Game Card

There’s no question that the 1952 Topps is Mickey Mantle’s most popular card and in my view the most famous sports card in history…but it’s not Mantle’s rarest Topps playing-days card. That title goes to a very mysterious and almost mythical card. Watch below:

Vintage Baseball Card Podcast

Vintage Baseball Card “Eye Appeal” – What Does It Mean?

These PSA Graded Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial & Ted Williams vintage baseball cards all have great eye appeal to me. What does eye appeal for vintage sports cards mean to you? Are the card grading companies getting it wrong? Does the “grade” even matter?

Vintage Sports Card Index Splendid 77

The “Splendid 77” Vintage Sports Card Index Powered By Card Ladder Data

Are Vintage Sports Cards A Good “Investment” Moving Forward? Let’s Find Out!