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The Fall of Derek Carr’s Market

The Raiders were off to a hot start led by long time quarterback Derek Carr. As fast as his market went up, when things get bad how fast has it gone down?

Card Ladder
Oct 12, 20212 min read

The Crossover (10/9/2021): Nat Turner Joins

On this week's episode of the Crossover, Collectors Universe CEO, Nat Turner joined the stream to discuss his interests as a collector, PSA's role in the changing hobby landscape, and more. You can watch or listen to the full episode here: * YouTube [https://youtu.be/x5mXwBgyzW8] * Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/p/CU1SO8MoiqX/] * Apple [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-crossover-10-9-21-w-cardboard-chronicles-chris-hoj/id1547921110?i=1000538162431] * Spotify [https://op

Riley Peronto
Oct 12, 20212 min read

Is Less More With Zion?

The most hyped prospect coming into the league since LeBron James… Zion Williamson has immense amounts of pressure to meet the expectations placed on him. Struggling with injuries over the last few years, when Zion has played he’s been electric but is he doing too much? Averaging 27 points in his first full playing season some might think that its preposterous to even suggest such a thing but the statistics say otherwise. In this article, we will dive into Zion’s 2020-21 NBA season with the Peli

Card Ladder
Oct 09, 20219 min read

What Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Investing In The Hottest NBA Prospect

With the NBA season around the corner, there seems to be a yearly prospect in the card community that is the chosen one. Leading up to last season, many likely remember the Bol Bol and Darius Bazley phenomenon… This year’s winner so far seems to be Cavaliers third year guard, Darius Garland. Using Card Ladder’s player index, Garland across the board has been the hottest prospect by far. Not only is his market index at an all time high, his weekly, monthly, and quarterly numbers seem to keep goin

Card Ladder
Oct 07, 20216 min read

Add Rare Basketball Rookies to Your Collection

Ad: Bid on awesome rookie cards of Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Larry Bird/Magic Johnson.

Riley Peronto
Oct 06, 20214 min read

Why The Steelers Should Part Ways With Big Ben & It Wont Affect His Card Prices

The soon to be first ballot hall of famer Ben Roethlisberger has been a household name for the last 17 years for all NFL fans. Playing for one of the most iconic franchises in American sports history, he has become a fan favorite and all time great. This article is not to demean or belittle what he has accomplished, as he is one of the top 5 quarterbacks of the last 20 years. I just believe that the Steelers should part ways with Roethlisberger before he hurts himself or his legacy. The Pittsb

Card Ladder
Oct 06, 20213 min read

Bid to Win a Michael Jordan Rookie Flashback Patch Auto

Ad: Take home Michael Jordan’s 2009 Exquisite Collection Rookie Flashback Patch Auto, numbered to 23.

Riley Peronto
Oct 05, 20211 min read

Week 3 Quarterback Market Recap; only 3 Quarterback have increases over 1%!?!?

With week 3 of the NFL season happening exactly a week ago today, we have had time to see how the market has reacted leading up to week 4. As we see what teams are for real and what teams are not, the market recognizes this accordingly. The first two weeks of massive increases based soley off the hype of a one game perfomance, seems to be over. The data from Card Ladder shows this as only 3 players this past week saw increases over 1%. For context, the week prior had over 10 quarterbacks with an

Card Ladder
Oct 03, 20213 min read

What We Learned From Michael Rubin’s Interview (Fanatics ceo)

Fanatics majority owner and CEO, Michael Rubin sent shockwaves throughout the hobby today with his exclusive interview on NBC business…

Card Ladder
Sep 30, 20212 min read

The Crossover 9/24/2021: Ken Goldin Joins the Stream

The impact of Joe Rogan talking cards, discussion on shill bidding, and Ken Goldin joins to break down his interview with DJ Kazmierczak.

Riley Peronto
Sep 26, 20211 min read

Week 2 Market Trends: Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers No Longer Busts???

With week 2 in the books and giving the market time to react to the performances, how did some of the top tier and even lower tier…

Card Ladder
Sep 24, 20214 min read

The Exception Not The Rule, The Risk Of Investing In Running Backs

When it comes to investing in a player, what are the things you look for? Assuming longevity and high market ceilings are two of those things, running backs are likely not very high on your list. The brutal position of running back has the shortest career span out of any position in the NFL.

Card Ladder
Sep 22, 20216 min read

NFL Week 1 Reactionary Market: Josh Allen a bust and Kyler Murray MVP…

With the dust settled from the action packed week one, how has the market responded to stellar performances and some not so stellar…

Card Ladder
Sep 19, 20212 min read

The Crossover 9/17/2021: Aftermath of the Industry Summit

Takeaways from the Industry Summit in Las Vegas, Bill Mastro, and PSA’s crossover of the LeBron RPA.

Riley Peronto
Sep 19, 20212 min read

Why The Buccaneers Receivers Are Set Up For Hobby Success

There’s a possibility that you are sick of hearing about Tom Brady’s card market… Which is understandable but what about his receivers…

Card Ladder
Sep 16, 20214 min read