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The Rise of QB5

In the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, four quarterbacks were selected in the top 26. From picks 27-122 only one quarterback was selected and his name was Jalen Hurts. Hurts had an excellent college career that included many highs and some extremely notable lows. As a freshman Jalen led Alabama to the National title game against Clemson where they lost to Clemson led by Deshaun Watson. The next season, Alabama found themselves once again in the National Title game facing the Jake Fromm led Ge

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Sep 26, 20224 min read

An NFL Player So Good His Base Cards Are Rising!

It is no secret that the base card market has tanked compared to where it has been over the last 2 years. The days of buying a Prizm rookie for under $20 then spending $10 to grade is long gone. With the Patrick Mahomes 2017 Prizm base (silver) PSA 10 peaking at $14,900 and now sitting at $4,000 it is unlikely that card will reach $10,000+ again in the foreseeable future. While Mahomes is just one example, there are a multitude of others such as Dak Prescott. January 1st, 2021 to September 21s

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Sep 22, 20222 min read

Breaking Down the Donovan Mitchell Trade

Donovan Mitchell is one of the very few players that you could find on people's most overrated and underrated list and both could have solid arguments. Regardless of how overrated or underrated you think Mitchell is, you have to put in perspective what they gave up. The Cavaliers shocked the NBA world last season when they won 44 games with Garland & Allen who became all-stars. With Sexton not playing last year due to an ACL injury, the only piece the Cavaliers gave up who has an on the court pr

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Sep 3, 20222 min read

Acknowledging the Risk and Potential Downside in Investing: Drew Lock

In 2021 we wrote an article under the same title about the same player... Drew Lock started at the tail end of his rookie season, he lit the investing world on fire. The statistics and opponents were underwhelming but the win percentage was a sight to behold for Bronco fans. Heading into 2020, Bronco fans finally thought they their guy but as we all know that did not happen. With a record of 4-9, not every gave up on him but a lot of people did. Heading into 2021, the Panthers brought in Teddy B

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Sep 2, 20222 min read

Card Ladder Index: Monthly Gainers

Heading into the NFL season with week one just one week away, big things are happening in the football market. The NBA season is also on the horizon just under 2 months away with the MLB heading into the post season. This article will pick a handful of cards off the Ladder with some of the most notable monthly gainers. 2009 Upper Deck First Edition Star Rookies Gold Stephen Curry #196 Monthly Change: 419.23% The reigning Finals MVP flagship Upper Deck Gold Star Rookies saw a massive jump. De

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Aug 30, 20222 min read

NFL.coms Top 10 Quarterbacks: Market Analysis (part 2)

With the NFL season right around the corner, this is the first year in many years where the overall market is down. While cards of unproven second year players are still selling for head scratching amounts, it must be stated its not all down. PWCC for one currently has a Trey Lance card with bids totalling over $75,000. NFL.com analyst and likely hall of famer Steve Smith Sr. released his top 10 QB list [https://www.nfl.com/news/top-10-quarterbacks-in-2022-back-to-back-mvp-aaron-rodgers-leads-ta

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Aug 17, 20223 min read

NFL.coms Top 10 Quarterbacks: Market Analysis (part 1)

With the NFL season right around the corner, this is the first year in many years where the overall market is down. While cards of unproven second year players are still selling for head scratching amounts, it must be stated its not all down. PWCC for one currently has a Trey Lance card with bids totalling over $75,000. NFL.com analyst and likely hall of famer Steve Smith Sr. released his top 10 QB list [https://www.nfl.com/news/top-10-quarterbacks-in-2022-back-to-back-mvp-aaron-rodgers-leads-ta

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Aug 13, 20223 min read

Goldin Auctions Recap & Analysis

Selling for $1,680,000, many people saw the LeBron triple logoman sell for $2,400,000 proceeding to then call this low. A few years ago, a modern era basketball card (not graded) selling for 1.6 million would have been considered absurd. Now we are calling a 1.6 million dollar sale low, all things considered this sale should be viewed as a positive opposed to a negative. The LeBron triple logoman sale was a one off with the perfect storm of hype, manipulation, and marketing. In a perceived down

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Aug 9, 20222 min read

Kevin Durant Trade Rumors, Breaking Down What We Know

Free agency can be hard enough to follow for the average fan, so when Kevin Durant demanded a trade out of left field it left NBA fans in shock. A top 5 player in the league with 4 years remaining contractually demanding a trade out of the blue is unheard of! Typically when superstars are traded and or demand trades they are on expiring deals with free agency upcoming. With so many trade rumors and constant news swirling around Kevin Durant, this blog will break down what we know so far. Includi

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Jul 5, 20223 min read

One Week Later did the NBA Champions Receive a Market Boost?

One week removed from the Warriors championship, how have the individual players markets reacted? Stephen Curry was the western conference playoff player of the year, NBA champion, and Finals MVP market is down -3.22% over the last two weeks. Card Ladder has 247 cards which consists Curry's best cards, rookie cards of all variety, Prizms, Kabooms, Downtowns, Galactics, and much much more. Despite all of that his market is down but from November to the start of the playoffs, it is up 78%. Kla

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Jun 27, 20223 min read

2022 NBA Draft Recap(Picks 4-6)

The 2022 NBA Draft changed a ton of lifes and marked the beginning of the 2022-23 NBA season. In an extremely eventful night filled with trades that came to forwishen and tons of rumors that ultimately fell flat, this article is your guide to the 2022 NBA Draft. #4 Sacramento Kings: Keegan Murray Points: 24 Rebounds: 9 Assists: 2 The Sacramento Kings who have not made the playoffs since LeBron James was 21 years old in his third season once again selected in the lottery... In an extremely

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Jun 25, 20223 min read

2022 NBA Draft Recap(Picks 1-3)

The 2022 NBA Draft changed a ton of lifes and marked the beginning of the 2022-23 NBA season. In an extremely eventful night filled with trades that came to forwishen and tons of rumors that ultimately fell flat, this article is your guide to the 2022 NBA Draft. #1 Orlando Magic: Paolo Banchero Points: 17 Rebounds: 8 Assists: 3 The Magic selected the presumed safest/NBA ready player of the top 3 picks but also the one who can easily become the best. Banchero is the perfect fit for the Magi

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Jun 24, 20223 min read

Jalen Hurts on the Rise

This may come as a shock to some but Jalen Hurts card market is on the rise. While Hurts was often overlooked by many investors for rookie quarterbacks including Herbert, Burrow, Tua, and even Jordan Love. While his full season statistics do not blow anyone away... He has had great moments and games that you can see in his gamelog. It is still worth noting that he made noticable improvements statistically. All while a big reason of the Eagles short comings had nothing to do with him but rather

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Jun 15, 20222 min read

You Be The Judge, The AL MVP Front Runners Market Is On Fire

Aaron Judge is the star the Yankees need, New York needs, and the sports card market needs. Standing at 6'5" with the power to hit jaw dropping dingers, no one can deny the bounce back season he is having. According to Vegas Insider, Judge is the clear front runner to be AL MVP. With a career high batting average and leading the league in runs, home runs, slugging %, OPS, and total bases. This is not just a case of another big name in a big city being hyped up, Judge has the stats to back it u

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Jun 12, 20222 min read

Is Tatum Secretly The Hobbies Favorite Young Basketball Star?

If you were to ask a handful of people who they think the hobbies favorite ultra modern basketball star is, how many would say Tatum? Odds are you would get a lot of votes for Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and Ja Morant. While Tatum would be part of the discussion not many would believe you if you told them his market index is one of the few young players to always go up. Tatum's all time market is up all time since 2018 but to be fair so is literally everyone else's. What makes Tatum's index so int

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Jun 5, 20222 min read