The Sudden Rise of Mikal Bridges
Drafted by his hometown 76ers which minutes later turned into the 76ers trading him to Phoenix. Bridges quickly stood out as an elite defender who struggled offensively. With each year that went by, he improved every aspect of his game. Bridges shot 33% from beyond the arc as a rookie and by his third year he was shooting 42%. His points per game also improved by 6 from his rookie year to third year. In his 56 games with the Suns this season, he was averaging a career best 17 points per game. De
Jarred Kelenic's Off-Season Market Bounce Back
When you think of Mariners prospects and young talent over the last few years, Julio Rodriquez is likely the player that comes to mind. However, before Julio showed he could play at an all-star level in the majors, people thought a player by the name of Jarred Kelenic was the next big thing. Drafted by the Mets in 2018, and being traded just a year and change later, Kelenic was crushing the minor leagues. Poised to be a breakout star, he was the Mariners #1 ranked prospect in 2020 and the #11th
The Impact Seeding Has On MVP Voters
The regular season standings can have a significant impact on the NBA league MVP race, as the award is often given to a player who has led their team to a high seed in their conference. A player's impact on their team's success is one of the most important factors considered in MVP voting, and the regular season standings are a key indicator of this impact. The importance of seeding in MVP voting can be seen in historical trends. Since the inception of the award, only two players have won the M
The Ball Family Woes Continue
BIG BALLER BRAND was inescapable if you followed sports and one would possibly call it stalking if they were a basketball fan. LaVar Ball and his family were at every which way you turned from morning talk shows, pre game shows, halftime shows, post game shows, Youtube shows, etc. LaVar Ball had people he who passionately loved him and people who passionately hated him. LaVar Ball proclaimed his son to be better than Stephen Curry who was just coming off his second ring in three years. Big Ball
After the Dust Settles,Winners and Losers of the Trade Deadline
With the trade deadline four days ago, the dust has relatively settled and we can get a sense of the NBA landscape. A few pieces have still yet to fall into place with the buyout market but for the most part it the rosters have been set. DallasKyrie Irving Markieff Morris BrooklynSpencer Dinwiddie Dorian Finney-Smith 2029 first-round pick Two second-round picks (2027 and 2029) A rare win win trade in the NBA but both teams get something they needed. Mavericks get Kyrie who can help them win
Strong Showing for Lower End LeBron James Autographs on eBay 2/20/23
While browsing eBay a few days ago, I came across a large number of LeBron James NBA licensed autographs ending on auction. These were not your typical LeBron autos but rather unique ones that tend to be considered lower end. Regardless of approximated value tiering, a lot of these cards still do not pop up very often. While the higher end Exquisite autos tend to grab most of the attention with record high sales or record percentage lost in a year. These lower to middle end autographs, I would a
How Does Mahomes Second Ring Bolster His Legacy?
People said it couldn't be done, heck people even said he couldn't make the playoffs without Tyreek Hill (Looking at you Bart Scott). Yet against the all odds, including the Vegas ones, Mahomes walks away from the 2022 season with an MVP, Super Bowl, and Super Bowl MVP. With Mahomes just 27 years old, the question starts to arise of where does he rank all time? Is he already a top 5-10 quarterback all time? * Mahomes has 2 Super Bowls at the age of 27, which makes him just 1 of 5 quarterbacks
Luka Finally Gets Help But Can He Rely On It?
Throughout Luka Doncic NBA career, he has yet to have a second option that was a proven all-star in which would take some of the workload off him. The Mavericks have made a few attempts at doing this, which ultimately fell flat on its face. Most notably with the Porzingis trade, which was an utter failure. Injuries turned the once dominant New York Unicorn into an injury prone timid spot up shooter in Dallas. The surprising emergence of Jalen Brunson arrived in the playoffs in which Brunson sing
Is Travis Kelce The Greatest Tight End Ever?
With Travis Kelce winning his second Super Bowl ring and another dominant performance, the question needs to be at least asked if he is the greatest tight end of all time. At 33 years old, he is coming off arguably one of his best seasons and is showing no signs of slowing down. Chiefs’ Travis Kelce becomes fastest tight end to reach 10,000 receiving yardsTravis Kelce’s stellar 2022 season has reached another milestone. In Sunday’s game against the Broncos, Kelce became the fifth tight end in
High Risk - High Reward, Durant Lands in Phoenix
Kevin Durant has and is one of the most prolific scorers this game has ever seen yet whether it be on or off the court, it always seems as it is an endless struggle with him. Despite making the NBA Finals 3/3 years during his time in Golden State, it was clear the workplace grew toxic and he was departing. Four years after the Brooklyn experiment failed, with mismanagement from the top down (literally). Durant finds himself heading to Phoenix, a team which was embarrassed by Luka Doncic last sea
Can You Cash In On Trade Hype?
With the deadline rapidly approaching this upcoming Thursday, it is safe to assume at least one notable trade will be made. With that being said, is it possible for you to profit in the short term off players being moved? Not only is it possible, we can see a trend year after year of players seeing an immediate bump after being traded. In 2021, we published an article recapping the 2021 trade deadline two months later. * Aaron Gordon Prizm Base PSA 10 saw a dramatic 141% price increase in just
Your Pockets Hurts If You Didn't Invest In This Player
Throughout the 2022 NFL season, the talk of hobby decline ran parallel to every week that passed. One of the only consistent things since week 1 (September 11th) was hobby talk of a declining market and Jalen Hurts playing at an MVP level. Hurts big market jump came after a big week 6 division rival victory with them beating the Cowboys, in which the Eagles moved to 6-0. It is understandable why, as he was statistically dominant across those six games. Completion % 66.85% Passing Yards 1514
How The Economy Influences Consumer Spending For Collectibles
The economy plays a crucial role in shaping consumer spending habits, particularly when it comes to collectibles. Collectibles are items that are sought after by individuals for their rarity, historical significance, or sentimental value. These items can include things like art, coins, stamps, sports memorabilia, and more. Understanding how the economy influences consumer spending for collectibles is essential for businesses that deal in these items, as well as for collectors themselves. When t
Has Paul Pierce's Greatness Been Forgotten?
Paul Pierce, also known as "The Truth," was one of the biggest draws in the NBA for over a decade. He went toe to toe with superstars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and often came out on top. The Pierce led Boston Celtics success against LeBron has been cited as to the creation of the Heat big 3. However it seems towards the tail end of his career and in retirement, he has become disliked by many. One reason for this is that Pierce played in the same era as many other all-time greats, such a
Why The 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan Is Important For Hobby Newcomers
1986 Fleer Michael Jordan cards are considered one of the most popular, sought after, and expensive sports cards in the world. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, Michael Jordan is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He is a six-time NBA champion, a five-time MVP, and a 14-time All-Star. He is also considered one of the best defensive players in the league, and has consistently been among the league leaders in scoring, rebounds, and assists. His impact on the