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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…

Basketball Cards Podcast

A Conversation With Brent About Selling His 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Sports Card

Brent pulled the most iconic basketball card of all-time straight out of a 1986 Fleer pack many, many years ago. He had it graded by Beckett 20 years ago and now he has questions. Should he submit it to PSA? What’s it worth? What’s the best way to sell it? Listen below:

Signatures For Soliders Tim Virgilio

A Story You Should Know – Tim Virgilio & Signatures For Soldiers

In November 2014, Tim Virgilio decided to combine his hobby of autograph collecting with his passion for supporting Military Missions In Action (MMIA). His original goal was to raise $500. Wait until you hear how much he’s raised since then. Links: Forbes Article – https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottorgera/2020/01/16/signatures-for-soldiers-turns-athlete-autographs-into-veterans-assistance/?sh=47f4af445591 Signatures For Soldiers / MMIA – https://www.militarymissionsinaction.org/signatures-for-soldiers Follow / Support…

Sports Cards Podcast

Selling An Iconic Larry Bird Sports Card At Heritage Auctions – A Review

I had never sold a sports card until May 2021 and had only been a buyer & collector for 30 years. My first experience selling was with Heritage Auctions – A 1981 Topps PSA 10 Larry Bird card. Heritage called it “The finest example of Larry Bird’s 1981 Topps entry we’ve seen”. Listen Here –…

Sports Betting Podcast

A Sure-Fire Path To Losing Your Sports Betting Bankroll

Free money or dumb money? Great poll results here on guy who put $420K on Nets ⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/nn5nwS0qI0 — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 24, 2021

Sports Podcast

2020-2021 NBA “Splendid 5”

The “Splendid 5” at the end of every NBA regular season are the 5 best players with these 2 qualifiers: Player’s team must have .500 or better season record. Player must have played in 70% or more of team’s games. The “Splendid 5” for the 2020-2021 NBA regular season are: Nikola Jokić Joel Embiid Giannis…

The Best Damn 1981 Topps Larry Bird Card There Ever Was

This is the finest example of #LarryBird’s 1981 Topps entry we’ve seen and it’s a card on the rise. It joins a new collection tonight, click below to make it yourshttps://t.co/aYOMgQW43L pic.twitter.com/RlhLhckD4N — Heritage Auctions Sports (@Heritage_Sport) May 6, 2021

Can Sports Betting Save Baseball?

Rob Manfred on Sportico Live: “Sports betting is a massive opportunity for fan engagement.” He said Adam Silver told him to stop talking about pace of game, because baseball’s pace of game is perfect for sports betting (meaning wagering between pitches and innings). — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) April 27, 2021

1981 Topps Magic Johnson Sells For $59,040

He's a Magic Man. There has been a lot of focus on his rookie card, the one shared with fellow #NBA icon Larry Bird, over the past year but Johnson's second-year Topps issue has picked up steam as well. This @PSAcard 10 example sold for $59,040 recently at auction. pic.twitter.com/v2tsHsDczk — Joe Orlando (@JoeOrlandoPSA) March…

The 1986 Topps Traded Bo Jackson Tiffany Sells For Record Price

:// Generate —> #CardLadder #LadderHeadlines The 1986 #ToppsTraded #BoJacksonTiffany #PSA10 recorded an all-time high when it closed at auction for $7,605.55 (4/4/21). More at https://t.co/Hm3UflZCyb#BoJacksonCard #BoJacksonCards #BoJacksonPSA10 #Royals #KCRoyals #BoJackson pic.twitter.com/LhiSJ1AtAg — Card Ladder (@CardLadder) April 6, 2021