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The Rise of MOOOOOOO BAMBA???

Mo Bamba has had a unique one of a kind journey to the NBA, while it was his play at Texas that got him to the league. Childhood friend Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall known by his stage name as Sheck Wes released "Mo Bamba". With the music video coming out in late January of 2018, the stars aligned with Bamba entering the 2018 NBA. The hype was through the roof for Mo Bamba, people who had no idea Mo Bamba was an actual person let alone NBA player loved Mo Bamba. With the song charting at #2 on

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May 17, 20223 min read

What's Next For Harden?

When Harden was traded to Brooklyn last season, everyone thought that a change of scenery would turn around his career. Once he was then traded the 76ers, the thought of Embiid and Harden drew comparisons of Kobe and Shaq from Kendrick Perkins. Ultimately with the 76ers losing in the second round once more, Harden's future has come into question once more. If Harden was under contract this would not be a concern but with a $47,000,000 player option, if he chooses to decline he will be eligible

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May 14, 20222 min read

What the Weak 2022 Quarterback Class Could Mean for the Other Positions

At the end of the day it is undeniable that the quarterback market runs the football card market. Post sports card boom and the market blessed with quarterback heavy draft after quarterback heavy draft, could we possibly see a changing of the tide? In a draft with only one quarterback selected in the first round and only 2 in the top 70, could we see non quarterbacks possibly get love? With defensive ends going picks one and two and six receivers going in the top 18, could the non-quarterback ma

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May 08, 20224 min read

How The 2022 NFL Draft Could Be Good And Bad For Sports Cards

The chatter amongst collectors surrounding the 2022 NFL Draft is negative for the most part. No matter where you look online, the lack of quarterback talent is a red flag for many. Unlike any other trading card collected sports league, the NFL is in a unique position where a lack of talent at 1 of the myriad of positions can spoil an entire draft. So with all the pessimism towards the 2022 NFL Draft, lets look at the possible bright spots but also acknowledging the reality of the draft. -----

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May 05, 20223 min read

Who's Markets are up after the First Round

As the first round of the playoffs come to a close, which players markets are noticeably going up? Tyrese Maxey: Averaging over 20 points per game, Maxey has shown up and out these playoffs. Averaging more points than max contract players in James Harden and Tobias Harris, it is arguable that Maxey in just his second year is the 76ers second best player. With a 23.82% market growth in just 2 weeks, in a down overall market perfomance can clearly still raise a players market. Draymond Gree

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Apr 30, 20222 min read

MVP Finalist Market Analysis

With the regular season coming to a close, so did the window on the most prestigious regular season award. The most valueable player trophy is the most coveted accomplishment for many outside of an NBA championship. With the final three possibly winners announced, lets take a look at their markets over the last 6 months! Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis has reached the level of greatness where averaging 30 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists with a 32.12 player efficiency rating isn't even sh

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Apr 24, 20223 min read

Poole Party, the Warriors New Sensation!

The Warriors have embarrassed the Nuggets so far in these playoffs, to the point where Jokic is getting ejected and Will Barton is trying to fight DeMarcus Cousins on the bench. While one would have likely expected Curry, Klay, Draymond, or even ALL-STAR STARTER Andrew Wiggins to be in the limelight, the unlikely hero has been third yeard backup guard Jordan Poole. Averaging 30 points in his first two playoff games is impressive enough but shooting 65% from the field and 58% from three is unhe

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Apr 20, 20221 min read

Western Conference Players to Look Out for These Playoffs

With the playoffs tipping off this Saturdy, many of us know the big names in the hobby but what about the more under the radar sleeper players. While of course a teams playoff success 99% of the time hinges on the teams star player, there is often that x-factor who gives them that extra boost. Players like Pascal Siakam come to mind, who gained national attention for his great 2019 playoff run. Even last season, we all saw Bobby Portis pour his heart and soul into the Bucks championship run. Thi

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Apr 15, 20224 min read

Eastern Conference Players to Look Out for These Playoffs

With the playoffs tipping off this Saturdy, many of us know the big names in the hobby but what about the more under the radar sleeper players. While of course a teams playoff success 99% of the time hinges on the teams star player, there is often that x-factor who gives them that extra boost. Players like Pascal Siakam come to mind, who gained national attention for his great 2019 playoff run. Even last season, we all saw Bobby Portis pour his heart and soul into the Bucks championship run. Thi

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Apr 13, 20224 min read

Can Harden Return to His Former Dominance?

James Harden just two seasons ago averaged over 34 points per game, since then the versatile guard has been on two different teams since then. For the sake of Harden's hamstring, this article will act like Brooklyn did not happen. From Houston to Philadelphia, just few months after joining the team it already seems turmoil is a-brewin... > “Everyone watching the Sixers can see the same thing right now. James Harden does not have the lift, the burst, the speed that he used to have, and it is im

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Apr 12, 20223 min read

How Delayed Releases Are Hurting the Hobby and What Are Possible Solutions?

The elephant in the room that not many are talking about are the significant delays we are experiencing with Panini product releases. With no official statement by Panini on the root causes and or when product releases will be caught up, collectors can safely assume this will be a long-term issue. This article will take a deep dive into how delayed Panini truly is on fan-favorite products, how this hurts the hobby, and what are some of the solutions. How delayed are NBA products? As you can se

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Mar 31, 20224 min read

Who's Trending Up This NBA Season?

With the NBA season coming to a close, who is trending up in the final month of the season? Anfernee Simons: After the trade deadline, two things were clear in Portland. One being the front office was having a fire sale and two that the front office trusts Simons to be a future franchise player. From January to March, Simons appeared in 27 games and averaged 23 points and 6 assists on 45% field goals and 42% from three. In the last 3 months his market has risen over 330% which is absolutely

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Mar 26, 20223 min read

Notable Weekly Gainers

Juan Soto 2021 Diamond Kings Downtown (raw) Increase: 128.44% Last Sale: $302.68 Prior Sale: $132.50 With the lockout over and spring ball in full swing, it is only right to see some of the brightest and best young stars in baseball seeing price increases. The 23 year old outfielder already has a World Series and selected to two All-MLB first teams. What is impressive about this massive increase is the fact it is an unlicensed card. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Optic Downtown (raw) Increase: 99.4

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Mar 24, 20222 min read

March Madness: 5 Players You Should Be Watching!

The undisputed unrivaled best time of the year for all college basketball is here! While many top recruits have broadened their choices to overseas clubs and prep-like programs (Overtime Elite). Without a doubt, college basketball is still where you will be seeing the overwhelming majority of the following years NBA draftees play. March Madness is special, it allows underdog teams and players to put their mark on history. Players like Kemba Walker went from projected late first-rounders to bei

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Mar 20, 20223 min read

Watson and Trubisky, rise of the 2017 QBs

The 2017 NFL Draft is and likely forever will be the draft of Patrick Mahomes but as of late two other first round quarterbacks from that draft class had been garnering some attention. Deshaun Watson and Mitchell Trubisky... yes that Mitchell Trubisky have been seeing huge gains. Trubisky: The rise of Trubisky can be associated with a multitude of things but the main being it was clear he was not the problem in Chicago. Former coach Nagy ran through three different quarterbacks last year an

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Mar 16, 20222 min read