Northern Illinois Card Show Review (10/9)

This past Saturday was another Northern Illinois Card Show in Rockford. The show is now in my monthly rotation (pending my schedule) to set up as a vendor. Rock Church on Harrison Avenue is the location and it’s in the church gymnasium. It is a really nice space, and the gym stage even has aContinue reading “Northern Illinois Card Show Review (10/9)”

Madison Card Show Review for September

Another Madison Card Show was held at the Sheraton Hotel on John Nolen Drive this past weekend. The show has now ran monthly for six straight months. A record number of vendors came out this month that filled 48 tables. This is my Madison Card Show review for the month of September. Madison Card ShowContinue reading “Madison Card Show Review for September”

One Million Cubs Project on The Card Life TV Show

The Card Life is a new TV show dedicated to passionate collectors in the hobby. It airs new episodes every month on Bally Sports regional networks (formerly Fox Sports regional networks). Brandon Verzal is the brains behind the show that is hosted by San Diego Padres pitcher Matt Strahm. Strahm is a baseball card collectorContinue reading “One Million Cubs Project on The Card Life TV Show”

Dear Cubs, I Don’t Want Your Season Tickets

One of my life bucket list items is to own Chicago Cubs season tickets. In case you were not aware I am a pretty big Cubs fan. Owning season tickets never made sense because I lived in rural western Illinois about four hours from Wrigley Field. In 2014, I moved much closer to the “FriendlyContinue reading “Dear Cubs, I Don’t Want Your Season Tickets”

How To Attend The National For Free

Attending the National Sports Collectors Convention is not cheap. There can be travel costs involved plus parking at the Donald Stephens Convention Center is $15 per day. And then it will cost you $20 just to get inside. If you are within driving distance, I am going to tell you how to attend the NationalContinue reading “How To Attend The National For Free”

Top Five Takeaways From The National

Two years in the making and the 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention lived up to all its hype and then some. The biggest card show was held at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois just across the interstate from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. These are my top five takeaways from the National. TopContinue reading “Top Five Takeaways From The National”

Target Pauses Sports Card Sales

Target pauses sports card sales nationwide. The retailer has put a temporary pause on in-store sales for baseball, basketball, football, and Pokemon trading cards. This comes amid safety concerns for customers and employees after recent incidents. Several months ago, we reported a Madison, Wisconsin Target creating an online waiting list that collectors could join andContinue reading “Target Pauses Sports Card Sales”

2021 1st Bowman Baseball Cards Guide

Bowman is home of the rookie card. Well, technically it’s not anymore. Bowman is home to the first Bowman baseball card for tomorrow’s superstars. The 1st Bowman cards and 1st Bowman autographs have become the top draw when it comes to collectability in baseball cards. Who are the top prospects with 2021 Bowman baseball cards?Continue reading “2021 1st Bowman Baseball Cards Guide”

History of Topps Stock: Topps Goes Public

Big news hit the hobby world this week with the announcement that Topps will be going public this year. Topps will merge with Mudrick Capital, a special purpose acquistion company, and values Topps at $1.3 billion. This is not the first time Topps will be a publicly traded company. Topps first went public in 1972Continue reading “History of Topps Stock: Topps Goes Public”

How To Bulk List Items on EBay

There has to be a way to bulk list items on eBay. It’s a thought that has crossed my mind many times since eBay discontinued its Turbo Lister application. So, how can you bulk list items on eBay, and make more money selling baseball cards? eBay File Exchange is the follow up to Turbo Lister.Continue reading “How To Bulk List Items on EBay”