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NBA Season Preview: Timberwolves

The team with talent out the wazoo seemingly cannot win games, now in Karl Anthony Towns seventh NBA season it is win now mode. After trading former #1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins for D’Angelo Russell, it showed the team's dedication towards Towns and wiggins. Last season both Anthony Edwards and Malik Beasley were standout wing players while Towns and Russell barely played due to injuries. With everybody healthy for the first time in a long time and the roster stacked this will be Minnesota's c

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Oct 23, 20215 min read

How Concerned Should you be with Kyrie Irving and Zion Williamson

Two franchise players' careers are in jeopardy but for two different reasons. The super team Nets franchise point guard, Kyrie Irving is out for the season as he is exercising his right to pass on getting the vaccine. I want to make it abundantly clear, this article will not be about agreeing or disagreeing with Kyrie. On the other hand, Zion Williamson is apparently in the worst shape of his career and is out with a broken foot. This article will dive into each player's market and if you should

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Oct 21, 20214 min read

NBA Season Preview: Warriors

From a dynasty to missing the playoffs in just 2 years, the Warriors have struggled mightily as of late. The 2019 season was a disaster with the departure of Kevin Durant in addition to Klay Thompson missing the season, it was already an uphill battle. That got compounded with Curry missing the vast majority of the 2019 season. 2020 was not much better with Klay once again missing the entire season and their top pick James Wiseman tearing his meniscus. The 2021 season fans should expect things

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Oct 20, 20216 min read

6 Iconic Michael Jordan Cards At Auction

Ad: In this month's PWCC Premier Auction, you can add 6 of Michael Jordan's most iconic cards.

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Oct 20, 20214 min read

NBA Season Preview: Wizards

Not a small market team but also not a big market team, not a contender but also not a team tanking. Wizards are in the purgatory zone of being a middle of the pack team with a home grown star potentially on the way out. The Wizards management has been spectacular as of late somehow turning John Wall into Russell Westbrook then Russell Westbrook into Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, and draft picks. The upcoming season will likely be make or break for the team's franchi

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Oct 19, 20216 min read

NBA Season Preview: 76ers

A very tumultuous off-season for the 76ers, the endless drama which will continue into the season. Despite being the #1 seed last season, just like any Doc Rivers led team the playoffs seem to be a disaster. Despite the turmoil, the 76ers are far from a post-Cleveland LeBron situation. They still have all-NBA Joel Embiid, borderline all-star Tobias Harris, and a lot of other solid players. Starting 5 (based off teams current depth chart) Point Guard: Ben Simmons 2020 Season Stats: 14 points,

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Oct 18, 20215 min read

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?

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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

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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

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Oct 07, 20216 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

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Oct 06, 20213 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

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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…

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Sep 30, 20212 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…

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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.

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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…

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Sep 19, 20212 min read