LISTEN: “Sports Collecting with Tom Morgan” August 28, 2016

If you’re interested in sports collectibles outside of cards, you’ll want to listen to this show.  If you’re into cards, it’s still worth the listen.  Tom has giveaways every week.

The show is broadcast Sunday mornings on WMVP-AM out of Chicago.

Tom owns Triple Crown Trading Company in Naperville, IL and you can find his website here.

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Target Offering 10% Storewide Tomorrow (8/28/16)

Jason Dean Martin

August 27, 2016

When I find a good deal I try to spread the word. Today is no different. 

Target announced earlier this week that they will be offering 10% storewide tomorrow both in-store and online! Yes, there are exclusions but this is still a great deal!

The easy way to get the coupon is to text RUN to 827438. 

You know this promotion means for collectors…a rare discount on trading cards and collectibles! And if you have or sign up for the Target card, you get an extra 5% off on top of the 10%!

Oh, and don’t forget your Topps coupons to get an even bigger discount! 

If you take advantage of this sale, share your haul with us on Twitter! 

Mailday: Bryan Clauson & Bill Alsup Autographs

Kin Kinsley
August 27, 2016

Later today I am going to No Limits, TX (yes, it’s a town) for the completion of the IndyCar Firestone 600 race.  There is an autograph signing and I’m not sure if I will go just for that or stay for the race itself.  It will likely be a game-time decision.

In the last few months, I have become friends with a great guy and great collector, Mike.  I’ve mentioned him in some previous posts but if you’re new to the site, just know that Mike has the most impressive collection of Indianapolis 500 driver autographs that is know.  A couple of days before the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the Indianapolis Star published a piece about his collection.

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LISTEN: Sports Card Radio Show #194

From the Sports Card Radio site:

“The podcast returns this week in it’s normal 1 host form. I have a new computer so the audio might sound just a bit different. On today’s Sports Card Show podcast we discuss the Topps Crossover set. We discuss if Panini actually has a Flagship set to collect? COMC Q4 selling/pricing strategy is discussed further as we move into a fun buying/selling portion of the year. I discuss many NFL rookies, including Tyler Boyd, Treadwell, Prescott, Goff and others. I discuss why putting up checklist/endless content isn’t converting like it used to. I give some specific stocks I’ve been buying.” Continue reading

2016 Topps Chrome Sapphire Cards Have Landed on eBay

Jason Dean Martin

August 26, 2016

In case you’re one of the few that hasn’t heard the news of Topps’ $1500 complete set offering, let me enlighten you a bit.

For the first time ever, Topps announced on 8/22 that they would be releasing a complete set of Topps Chrome featuring all 700 subjects from the flagship set and it would be an online exclusive limited to 250 sets.  While there was some initial excitement from would-be buyers, that excitement quickly turned to outrage as the $1500 price tag was revealed.  Many assumed it would be priced in the neighborhood of $500.

*On a sidenote that may have only upset me, Topps announced that the set would be released on 8/24 but it was actually available for purchase the evening of 8/23. Whether or not that was an accident or planned, had that set immediately sold out, there would have been some angry collectors out there for what would have been considered “bad business” on Topps’ part.

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If it ain’t “broke”…don’t fix it….

August 25, 2016

In this day and age of the major trading card companies apparently starting to feel the pressure from the upstarts to produce bigger, better & fancier cards, there is a new phenomenon developing. That is the practice of live card “breaks.” That is where someone (breaker) will announce the date, time and cards involved. They then charge a fee to enter depending on the cards involved. The higher end the cards, the higher the break entry fee.

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