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Expect the Unexpected: Justin Fields Emerges as the Best Quarterback from 2021

This title is the opposite of how the first four to six weeks of the season went for Justin Fields where Bears fans were not sure if he would have 10+ completions. The Bears as a franchise was and is still relatively an absolute dumpster fire from week 1 to present day but over the last five weeks, Fields has emerged as the most promising quarterback from the 2021 draft. Since week 7, they have only won one game but that is to no fault of Fields. While the passing yards are not plentiful, his

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Nov 24, 20222 min read

The Hobby is Mad for Maxey

The third year Kentucky guard has always been a hobby favorite but over the last month he has taken off. As many Kentucky players do, they develop into phenomenal players and Maxey is just another case of this. Doc Rivers notoriously hates playing rookies, so much so Shake Milton got minutes over him. Maxey's first real rotational minutes came in his second season when it found a mass of minutes opening with Ben Simmons out followed by the departure of Seth Curry. A star was born with Maxey av

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Nov 24, 20222 min read

G.O.A.T or Not, Play Impacts Markets

Tom Brady quite possibly one of if not the only unanimously viewed G.O.A.T.'s in American sports has not started 2022 off so hot. At 4-5 the Buccaneers somehow lead the division which is a discussion for another time. Regardless of this, 4-5 is pretty bad and nothing to gloat about, it is the worst start of his 23 year career. Which makes it all the more bizarre, this is arguably the best team he has had in Tampa and Brady physical looks capable. This situation is far from Peyton Manning's las

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Nov 14, 20222 min read

Lauri Magic Leads The Biggest Surprise In The NBA

Lauri was one of the brightest young stars entering the league in his first two seasons but ultimately flamed out in a dysfunctional Bulls franchise. A combination of injuries and poor coaching really derailed his career after the first two seasons. After being dealt to the Jazz, many saw them as a franchise under rebuild. Quinn Snyder had left and most notably Danny Ainge had traded its two all-stars in Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. This in turn left Utah without a star but what many people

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Nov 11, 20223 min read

No Hobby Love for Tua?

The Dolphins are 5-3 heading into week 9 of the 2022 NFL season, being led by 2020 third overall pick Tua Tagovailoa. The Dolphins have gone all in on this season which can be cited back to their off-season move to acquire All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill. Now most recently adding likely 2022 All-Pro and former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Bradley Chubb. In addition to Chubb they added 49ers running back Jeff Wilson who will once again be paired with Mike McDaniels. While the 5-3 record might not b

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Nov 3, 20223 min read

Where's All The 2022 Basketball Cards?

With the NBA season nearing two full weeks in the books, if you are in the hobby you might have noticed something... There are no licensed NBA products for the 2022 draft class and even many of the notable collegiate products are nowhere to be seen. The only available cards of this years rookie class in NBA uniform, come from Panini Instant. An unlimited quantity, printed to order product printed on the lowest quality card stock imaginable. 2022 Panini InstantPanini is still releasing 2021-22

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Oct 30, 20222 min read

2022: The Year of Bad Offenses

Offense Offense Offense, the people investing in cards want offense and if you say anything else you are flat out wrong. Quarterbacks will always reign supreme in todays current market and they have throughout history. Skill position players come in second with defense and offensive lineman last. There are exceptions to the rule with all-time greats who have niche markets, Aaron Donald, Joe Thomas, and Darrelle Revis come to mind. The amount of depressing prime time games is not a figment of you

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Oct 28, 20222 min read

New Feature: Camera Search

This feature is a real game changer for all Card Ladder Pro members, whether you are at a show, card shop, or even your home. You can now search for the millions of cards in our database by simply taking a picture of a card. If you are at a show and need to find a comp for a card quickly, in under 5 seconds with one quick picture you will have ACCURATE matches with full pricing history. This feature is not just limited to cards on the ladder but cards in sales history as well. Our technology d

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Oct 22, 20222 min read

Notable Monthly Gainers

2021 Prizm Khabib Nurmagomedov #181 Silver PSA 10 Rate of Growth: 243.14% Despite being out of the ring for a few years now, many fans are clamoring for him to return the octagon. Regarded as the best UFC fighter in his prime and many put him in the G.O.A.T. discussioon, at 29-0 it is understandable why. A second year UFC Prizm silver PSA 10 selling for just $51, seems fairly low at just a pop 13. Clearly the market agreed and the last sale went for $175 of the UFC legend. 1993 SP Derek Jet

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Oct 22, 20223 min read

Four Players To Look Out For This Season: Tyrese Haliburton

*** THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE*** With the NBA season just 10 days away, I have picked 4 players who you should be watching this upcoming season. The fourth installment of this article will be Indiana Pacers franchise point guard Tyrese Haliburton. The Indiana Pacers are not a good team by any means and please be fully aware of that before going into this. Tyrese Haliburton is just that special and the type of point guard who can score but also looks to pass first. The fact he got traded fr

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Oct 17, 20222 min read

Four Players To Look Out For This Season: Ayo Dosunmu

*** THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE*** With the NBA season just 10 days away, I have picked 4 players who you should be watching this upcoming season. In this installment, the player we will be looking at is the Chicago Bulls starting point guad Ayo Dosunmu. First let me start by saying despite Ayo being #3 on this list, I expect the least of him this season out of anyone on this list. This by no means he is the worst but of the five he has shown the least on the court. What makes Ayo so intrig

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Oct 17, 20223 min read

Four Players To Look Out For This Season: Alperen Sengun

*** THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE*** With the NBA season just 10 days away, I have picked 4 players who you should be watching this upcoming season. The first player we will be looking at is the Houston Rockets starting center Alperen Sengun. Sengun is flying under most peoples radar and or being overlooked when it comes to promising young players. It does not help he is on a team with Jalen Green, Jabari Smith, and Kevin Porter either. The 6'10" Turkish center is maybe not a unicorn but his

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Oct 12, 20222 min read

Four Players To Look Out For This Season: Anfernee Simons

***THIS IS NOT INVESTMENT ADVICE*** With the NBA season just 10 days away, I have picked 4 players who you should be watching this upcoming season. The first player we will be looking at is the Portland Trail Blazers starting shooting guard Anfernee Simons. The 24th overall pick in 2018 had an interesting journey to the NBA, as you might recall he did not go to college. Rather playing at IMG preparatory academy in Florida which is known for its sports programs. This decision did not hurt him

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Oct 10, 202211 min read

Will Baker Mayfield Be The First Six Figure Bust?

Baker Mayfield... Where do you start with him? A career so young yet so difficult to find a place to start. Your grandmother who doesn't watch football might know him from Progressive or other television commercials. Your uncle who refuses to watch the NFL because "the NCAA is a superior product" remembers Baker as the heisman winning quarterback at Oklahoma. If you are reading this you likely know Baker as the 2018 #1 overall pick who is playing his way out of the league. A dominant college c

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Oct 5, 20229 min read

Fools Gold vs Real Gold: James Wiseman

James Wiseman has had one of the more fascinating and controversial collegiate and professional career over the last three years. Coming off a season where he did not play yet won an NBA championship, can Wiseman become what  back to his projected greatness? The number one recruit in the nation (ESPN) committed to play at Memphis under 90s icon Penny Hardaway. Three games into the season the NCAA declared him ineligible to play collegiate sports. It all becomes a bit complicated but Hardaway is

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Oct 2, 20224 min read