Wow, there’s cards on shelves: Finding and breaking a booster of 2020-21 NBA Chronicles

When I restarted my sports card collecting habit two autumns ago, global demand for cards was sky-high and global supply was super low. A would-be collector walking into a big box retailer anywhere in the country with a wallet full of cash in those days (at least a year starting in summer 2020) would almost… Read More Wow, there’s cards on shelves: Finding and breaking a booster of 2020-21 NBA Chronicles

A crash is gonna come: A vision of the somewhat near future of sports card collecting

I was watching a video on sports collecting the other day, and something the vlogger said triggered in me a strong vision of the future of the hobby. I’ll get to that in a bit. This vlogger was talking about something called graded pop reports: A pop report is the quantity of a given card… Read More A crash is gonna come: A vision of the somewhat near future of sports card collecting

On the shoulders of Giants: To collect the 1964 Topps set or not collect it?

I have talked plenty here before about how, in my card collecting hobby, I’m drawn to beautiful, interesting cards that aren’t necessarily what everyone else is collecting (and therefore aren’t as pricey as what everyone else is collecting). This is definitely more a decision on the collecting side of things rather than the “investing” side,… Read More On the shoulders of Giants: To collect the 1964 Topps set or not collect it?

Right Name/Wrong Name: Fixing the NBA’s team names for fun

I haven’t been formally diagnosed as of this writing, but I probably have ADHD. I identify with pretty much every symptom/characteristic I’ve seen, including things like “I can’t really focus on anything until I hit something I want to do, then I HYPER FOCUS.” For instance, I had this thought the other day: There has… Read More Right Name/Wrong Name: Fixing the NBA’s team names for fun