SPORTS CARD COLLECTING BLOG

How To Maximize The Profits From Your Old Baseball Card Collection

I made a Facebook post the other day – ironically NOT about my book “What To Do After You Find Your Old Sports Card Collection,” and a Facebook friend commented about needing help after finding his old baseball card collection. Long story short, as explained in further detail in the video, he has all of…
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What Is StarStock? How Does StarStock Solve Some Huge Problems In The Sports Card Market?

StarStock solves three huge problems for the sports card hobby and market overall. Since I wrote my book in April 2021, the largest card grading companies PSA and BGS have shutdown their economy services and aren’t accepting any new submissions until further notice. 1. The “Un-graded Problem.” Among other things, this has left a HUGE…
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I’m Selling The Cheapest Giannis PSA 10s…WHY????

I’ve been absolutely roasted in some Facebook Groups but owning non-rookie base cards that are PSA 10s. The haters say things like… “How dare someone ever get a non-rookie card graded?” “That’s the reason why the backlog is so long” “I hope your entire card collection goes up in flames because you are the reason…
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I Just Lowered The Price Of All Of My Shohei Ohtani Rookie Cards! Why???

Major League Baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani is doing what less than five players in the history of the game have ever done – put up all-star numbers as both a starting pitcher and a slugger at the plate. As of this recording, he leads the MLB in home runs with 23, is third in RBI…
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Finding The Lowest Priced Topps Chrome 2019 Vlad Jr Rookie Card!

If you’ve been holding Vlad Guerrero Jr. PSA 10 rookie cards for the last few years, you’re super happy right now, as his prices are back at an all-time high. So why the heck am I LOWERING my price on my Vlad Jr. 2019 Topps Chrome PSA 10 rookie card? 1. I’m not a greedy…
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How To Find The Cheapest Giannis Rookie Cards! Lowest Priced Sports Cards Anywhere

While other people and content creators in the hobby are concerned with word vomiting out their “takes” on “the state of the sports card market,” and click baity topics like “crash vs. correction” and pontificating on alternative investments, I’m focused on one thing and one thing only… giving you the opportunity to buy the cards…
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How To Be Realistic With The Value Of Your Vintage Sports Cards

I just got back into the hobby this year after a 30 year hiatus, and a wrote a book about my experience re-acclimating myself and learning about sports card collecting again. Below is a modified snippet from my book – What To Do After You Find Your Old Sports Card Collection, available at https://nooffseason.com/book. This…
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Sports Card Strategy: Which NFL Rookie Cards Should You Buy?

There’s an awful lot of debate going on in the hobby right now. But one thing sports card collectors can agree on is that grabbing the best rookie cards is the smartest move from a collecting and investing standpoint. But that’s super hard to know, because before the pro uniform stuff has even come out,…
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All New Limited Edition NBA Playoff TopShot Pack Reveal!

I don’t have a high NBA TopShot Collector’s Score, so it’s been a few weeks since my last TopShot pack reveal, but recently Dapper Labs opened things back up to us regular collectors at the $14 level for the Series 2, Release 1 of NBA TopShot Playoff Packs. I wanted to share with you my…
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Sports Card Strategy: To Grade Or Not To Grade? Use My Simple Spreadsheet Method

Should I Grade My Cards? This might be the most common question among collectors and investors in the sports card space right now. And it might be the most relevant and evergreen question at all times. Regardless of our angle, passion, PC, etc., the reality is that we all want to make money from our…
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Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Sports Card Collectors!

Friends and Families! Welcome to a second edition of Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Sports Card Collectors! The first edition here was so good that we had to come back with another. 🙂 But seriously, in addition to our earlier suggestions for “dad” of ToppsNOW, Panini Instant, Topps Project70 cards and my book –…
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Why Now Is A Critical Time For My Sports Cards Business!

Wow, what a crazy time. In just six months I’ve invested time and money into a new sports cards start-up company, NoOffseason.com. During those six months, the sports cards market has shown a ridiculous amount of volatility in pricing, as well as a stupid amount of internal conflict and debate. As you can imagine, the…
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Ripping Panini Soccer Cards: La Liga Premium Adrenalyn Reveal!

At NoOffseason.com, we strive to appeal to any and all collectors who want to be happy collecting. Any number of things can make collectors happy. Low prices, hot cards, free stuff, nice people. We want to provide all of the above. At NoOffseason.com, there’s nothing intimidating. We are not sports cards experts. We are simply…
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PSA Cross Grading Horror Story! Why Low End Sports Card Grading Companies Are Dangerous!

I want to share all of my ups and downs of sports card collecting with all of you. It’s very easy to copy what everyone else is doing. I don’t want to do that. No “is the sports card or NFT market crashing?” click-baity headlines here people. Just true, real world experiences as I re-enter…
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Rippin’ Packs With My Kids – NBA Stickers and Cards!

When I first got back into The Hobby in early January of 2021, I really didn’t know I’d be where I am today. I’ve launched an eCommerce membership-based website now that focuses as much on families having fun with cards as it does on serious investors and flippers getting what they need also. I’ll admit,…
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Fun Family Panini Pack Break: Topps UEFA Champions League Stickers!

On our recent family vacation to Barcelona, Spain, my kids and I picked up some packs we’ve always wanted to rip together – the Topps 2020-21 UEFA Champions League Sticker Collection. They’re not available everywhere in Europe, and are very hard to find in the United States, so we’re selling some on our website here.…
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Sports Card Strategy: Should You Get Your Cards Graded With SGC While PSA Is Closed?

The Proof Is In The Data. It’s now officially recommended that you submit your cards to SGC during the PSA shutdown. Their short term and long term value will not only be fine; it may be amazing. After spending January – March of 2021 researching graded card data on the market, I was shocked to…
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NBA TopShot Pack Reveal Base Set Series 2 – Release 36 – More SuperStar Pulls! Trae Young!!!

Dapper Labs has done an amazing job removing the barrier to entry for NFTs. Normally, you’d have to get an Etherium Wallet, convert your FIAT currency into ETH (Ether), then remember how much the conversion is for each digital collectible you buy so you can keep track of how much you’re actually acquiring it for.…
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Ripping Panini Marvel Stickers, La Liga Stickers & NBA Stickers & Cards With My Kids! See Our Pulls!

When I first got back into The Hobby of sports card collecting back in January 2021 after a 30 year hiatus, I didn’t really expect my kids to be interested in joining me for the journey. But, I’m lucky that they have becomg super interested – especially in that one activity we all treasured as…
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Sports Card Strategy: Who To Buy, Sell & Hold Based On Free Data From Starstock

My first several months of getting back into the hobby, I had no strategy for what cards to buy. Nevermind which cards to sell or hold – I could only think of acquiring cards. And I know most of you out there are the exact same. That’s great! That’s why they call it “The Hobby.”…
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Does NBA TopShot Have Rookie Cards? Base Set Series 2, Release 34 Pack Reveal

In this NBA TopShot pack reveal, I get the equivalent of an NBA TopShot “rookie card,” which I’ll explain, my favorite current player, and a totally forgotten about man in the NBA. Now, I’m no certified baller, so please don’t be intimidated at all by my pack reveals if you’re just getting into NBA TopShot…
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PSA Status Updates! What They Could Mean For Your Cards!!!

I found my old sports card collection on January 4, 2021, and after a couple hours of Google’ing prices, I immediately knew I wanted to have about 200 cards graded by PSA. After a month of organization and research, I made 6 submissions on February 21, 2021 – five cross gradings and one bulk submission…
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NBA TopShot Pack Reveal, What Is Collector Score? and Moment Pricing Tips!!!

What is an NBA TopShot Moment? How do I get an NBA TopShot Pack? What is NBA TopShot Collector Score? How do I price an NBA TopShot Moment? These questions are answered in this video, as I reveal my most recent pack, talk about why I can’t purchase a from an upcoming NBA TopShot Drop…
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LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards NBA Stickers & Cards: First Rookie Cards and Stickers since Fleer!!!

I’m excited about the first real NBA rookie cards and stickers collection since Fleer 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990 cards and stickers. Living in Europe, have been able acquire sealed wax boxes and packs of the Panini NBA Sticker and Card Collection – of course available at NoOffseason.com. I’ve also acquired a couple lots…
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Why I Just Bought A Stock Called MUDS and How It Will Help Me Own Topps!!!

ATTENTION: This is NOT financial advice, but I just want to give you some information and inform you of my position. When I found out that Topps was going public, my “spidy senses” went off big time. There’s going to be a chance that card collectors and hobbyists can actually OWN a piece of one…
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How I Can Tell PSA Will Re-Open Early!!!

I’ve been seeing things recently that lead me to believe PSA will actually re-open their grading submissions earlier than July 1, 2021. As we all know, PSA raised their prices in March – wait, I mean DOUBLED their prices in March, then shut down all grading submission levels except for the $300 per card level…
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NBA TopShot Buying Strategy: How To Get Low Priced Moments Easily!

It can be a pain in the butt to try and get NBA TopShot moments, and sometimes it’s hard to understand which ones to buy and which to avoid. There’s thousands of moments now, each with thousands and sometimes even tens of thousands of serial numbers – all priced completely different. In this video, I…
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Avoid This Michael Jordan Rookie Card Scam / Sports Card Scam! What Is Beckett Authentic Altered?

How To Avoid This Michael Jordan Rookie Card Scam (Beckett Authentic Altered). Ah, The Michael Jordan 1986 Fleer Rookie Fakes. There are a ridiculous amount of them. Just Google “how to spot a fake Michael Jordan rookie.” Now, scams come in multiple shapes and sizes related to these fake cards. One easy scam is when…
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I Just Sold My First NBA TopShot Moment! But Did I Screw Up???

I got an email today that I sold an NBA TopShot Moment! But did I list it for enough money? Maybe I got ripped off? Maybe I listed it for two little. Oh no! And it was one I really liked, a Damian Lillard game-winning fade-away triple at the buzzer! Nah, calm down, this was…
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Sold Out Panini Pack Breaks! The “Are My MegaCracks Series 2?” Mystery & NBA Stickers and Cards!

It’s time to break some sold out Panini Wax! Well, technically that’s true. On this episode of Happy Collecting, my kids and I break out the cards I’ve acquired here in Spain over the last four months (not including the cards I’ve purchased and had shipped to my Tennessee address). We cover the Panini NBA…
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Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Sports Card Related!

Know a dad that’s hard to buy for? Is your dad  hard to buy for? Maybe he loves sports. If he just found his old sports card collection, or even just appreciates sports cards as art, this list is for you! Let’s not waste any time. Here are the top five sports card related Father’s…
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What Is NBA TopShot? I Finally Got A Pack!

NBA TopShot is the brainchild of the NBA and Dapper Labs. In short, TopShot is a marketplace for digital NFT collectibles in the form of NBA game highlights called “moments.” The best way to think about these “moments,” is as digital trading cards. Just go to NBATopShot.com and you’ll see what I mean. There are…
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Top Sleeper Sports Cards After The 2021 NFL Draft

Of course I’m super high on Trevor Lawrence rookie cards, Zach Wilson rookie cards, Trey Lance rookie cards and Justin Fields rookie cards, and I’ve pre-ordered several of them from Panini, Leaf / Pro Set and I even scored the recent Trevor Lawrence Exclusive Topps Set from Topps.com, but I’m here to tell you about…
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How To Avoid Sports Card Scams On Etsy

Dude, I don’t care if you’re already judging me for the title of this. Yes, I buy sports cards on Etsy. 🙂 I’m all about any place where you can find undervalued or even reasonably priced sports cards, especially those that are already slabbed by PSA. Which is why I’ve been super cautious recently with…
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How To Stay Calm, Cool & Collecting Into Your Forties

If you’re heading into your 40s and interested in Sports Cards, this is for you. If you collect or flip Sports Cards but were born after 1985, this article is NOT for you. You won’t relate to this content. You didn’t grow up the way we did and quite frankly, are unlikely to have any…
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How To Collect Soccer Cards: Panini Adrenalyn La Liga Set

I grew up in Detroit, and eventually moved to Nashville, but ended up in Spain in 2018 with my family. Valencia, Spain – to be exact. When my son started in public Spanish school, within the first week, there were reps from Panini outside of the schools passing out packets of 1 EURO cards for…
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How To Create Accurate Sports Card Sales Comps

So you want to sell your sports cards? Or at least understand what they’re worth? The best way to sell a sports card is to first create an accurate sales comp, then of course make your listing look good. In this post, we’ll be primarily focused on the former. Although technically I’ve been collecting Sports…
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What Is Competitive Sports Card Collecting?

Competitive Sports Card Collecting is like Fantasy Sports mixed with the Stock Market, mixed with Sports Betting…with Entrepreneur-flavored sprinkles on top. It’s all about skill, pride and bragging rights. It’s filled with failures disguised as learning experiences; and losses that ultimately help your long-term winning percentage. And the best part is, it doesn’t at all…
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