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The Six Figure Playoff Quarterback Dual

January 14th at 8:15 eastern, the Chargers and Jaguars will be facing off in Herbert and Lawrence's first playoff game! This might not be one of the most anticipated matchups for NFL fans but for the hobby this game is huge. Wild Card weekend features 12 teams and this game is the only one with two quarterbacks who have six plus figure card sales. With Herbert and Lawrence being two of the most popular young quarterbacks in the league, this will be our first chance to see them in the post seas

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Jan 14, 20232 min read

Worst Team In The League = 2nd Highest QB Growth

As mentioned in our prior article about Shai Gilgeous Alexander [https://www.cardladder.com/blog/shai-gilgeous-alexander-market-is-booming-against-all-odds] , this market is extremely unpredictable. Over the last three months, the NBA player that has seen the most market growth is a #13 seed on the smallest market in the league. In the NFL over the last three months, the Quarterback with the second highest return is Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears. The same Chicago Bears which earned the #1 p

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Jan 10, 20232 min read

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Against All Odds

If you are on any form of social media and interact with the sports card world, I am guessing at least once if not several times a day you see talk surrounding the market. Many proclaiming the sky is falling, while many others staying more optimistic but fully aware of the current market. Players like Luka Doncic and Giannis markets are down over -17% in the last three months. All-time greats like LeBron James are down a whopping -40%. Practically the vast majority of players you can think of ar

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Jan 5, 20231 min read

Did Messi Get A World Cup Boost or Dip?

Lionel Messi finally was able to capture the one thing his career had been missing, A WORLD CUP! He was able to leave Qatar with the most liked Instagram post in history and the World Cup Trophy. Messi was able to win over the hearts of Americans who watch soccer once every four years. StatTotalRank amongst 2022 World Cup playersGoals72ndExpected goals (xG)6.581st Assists3=1stExpected assists (xA)1.952ndShots321stShots on target181stDespite being 35 years old, Messi was dominating and more oft

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Jan 2, 20231 min read

(NFL) MVP Front Runner = Market Down???

When Patrick Mahomes lost Tyreek Hill this off season, many called into question Mahomes ability to play quarterback. This was not a fringe group of people either, you had many television personalities such as Bart Scott proclaiming they would miss the playoffs... Needless to say the Chiefs doubters and critics were 1000% wrong with their predictions. Not only do the Chiefs have the #1 record in the AFC but Mahomes also sits atop the NFL MVP favorites at -550. With two games left, Mahomes has 4

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Dec 31, 20222 min read

Why It Is Important For Fanatics To Acquire Panini (Part 2)

When you think of basketball cards produced since 2000, what percent of chaser cards belong to which companies? How many companies have products collectors anticipate every year? With Upper Deck out of the picture when it comes to a Fanatics acquisition, it is extremely important for Fanatics to acquire Panini. Part 1 covered: This blog will cover the short comings of Topps in the last decade while producing NBA trading cards Part 2 will cover: What this has to do with Panini and why it is im

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Dec 21, 20222 min read

Why It Is Important For Fanatics To Acquire Panini (Part 1)

When you think of basketball cards produced since 2000, what percent of chaser cards belong to which companies? How many companies have products collectors anticipate every year? With Upper Deck out of the picture when it comes to a Fanatics acquisition, it is extremely important for Fanatics to acquire Panini. Part 1: This blog will cover the short comings of Topps in the last decade while producing NBA trading cards Topps has and always will be a staple of the baseball card market, on the f

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Dec 18, 20222 min read

Brace for Underwhelming 2022 NFL Products

The reality of the situation has become that we are going to have to deal with delayed releases (up to 12 months) across all Panini produced products. Pairing that reality with the 2022 quarterback class has us on track for the most underwhelming product year since 2013. To give 2013 a little credit, Geno is a top 5 statistical quarterback this season and his products were released on time. In this article, we will be looking at the top quarterbacks from the 2022 NFL draft class and where they a

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Dec 7, 20223 min read

Bol Bol is here to stay

As you might recall Bol Bol exploded in the summer of 2020 after video came out of him playing in a Nuggets scrimmage in the bubble. After that, Bol found himself bouncing around the G-League then demanding a trade after he found himself in coach Malone's dog house. Bol was traded to the Pistons but ultimately failed his physical, then he was traded to the Celtics where he sat for three weeks until the Magic traded for him. Throughout all of this, Bol became a meme in the hobby while his investo

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Dec 4, 20222 min read

Can Kevin Durant Rebuild His Legacy?

Just a decade ago, a bright eyed Kevin Durant would be far and away the best young player in the NBA. At 24 years old, Durant was a fan favorite who despite being in a small market was one of the faces of the NBA. He was a player young fans could relate to and root for as many felt betrayed by LeBron's decision to go to Miami in 2010. Being drafted in 2007, Durant was at the forefront of the social media era for young players resulting in many memes which included teammates Harden & Westbrook. T

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Dec 3, 20225 min read

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

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

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