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Immediate market reactions to wildcard weekend: NFC the losers

Cowboys Dak Prescott: The Cowboys losing would have hurt Cowboy fans... The Cowboys losing because Dak Prescott thought he was Lamar Jackson hurt that much more. As we all by now know how the Cowboys game ended in a meme worthy and playoff Cowboy like fashion. The Cowboys started out blazing hot but Dak struggled some with a lower body injury throughout the year. Since the playoff loss Dak's market has dipped 5% since the loss which is not that bad considering his play in that game left a

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Jan 22, 20222 min read

Immediate market reactions to wildcard weekend: AFC the losers

Raiders Derek Carr: In his first playoff start Carr actually played pretty well considered the circumstances to this Raiders season. Shocking enough despite losing that game, Carr showed enough to investors for his market to increase 2,616 since last weeks loss. Expect this to stagnate or even dip some with off season around the corner for all teams Hunter Renfrow & Josh Jacobs: The unlikely 1-2 punch that was a big reason why the Raiders made the playoffs markets have kind of fizzled out

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Jan 21, 20221 min read

Goldin Auctions January Recap and Highlights

Goldin Auctions monthly auction ended this past weekend and some of the results left people in absolute awe. Over 64,000 bids were placed which is a record for any auction they've ever held. This auction included over $27,000,000 in total sales and 100 record prices with players ranging from Steve Nash to Anthony Edwards to Joe Burrow. While lot #1 in this auction was a LeBron James Exquisite RPA, that card sells fairly frequently. On the other hand this LeBron James Topps Chrome Gold Refract

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Jan 11, 20224 min read

Who's Trending Down This Chaotic NBA Season?

‌‌With the season just at or over the 30 game mark for many teams we can finally get a sense of who is the real deal and who was pretending early on. In this article we will take a look at players who have fallen short of expectations on the court which in turn has tanked their market. Anthony Davis The Lakers have fallen short of even the most reasonable expectations and a lot of the blame has been put on all-star big man Anthony Davis. Despite averaging 23 and 10 this season, he has struggle

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Dec 26, 20213 min read

Who's Trending Up This Chaotic NBA Season?

With the season just at or over the 30 game mark for many teams we can finally get a sense of who is the real deal and who was pretending early on. The Wizards and Cavaliers were 2 teams that surprised early on but as of today the Wizards have flamed out while the Cavaliers keep rolling. As far as players go, who are some that have seen consistent growth over the last few months? Stephen Curry: After a disappointing 2 seasons riddled with injuries to himself and teammates, the Warriors an

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Dec 22, 20213 min read

Notable Weekly Gainers

Ben Simmons 2016 Donruss Optic PSA 10  - 115% Increase The Ben Simmons saga has been tiresome to say the least as the amount of attention this situation has garnered is pretty absurd. In the last week it has come out that several teams are interested in trading for Ben Simmons which gives the impression this situation could be soon coming to an end. With investors seeing this news, the possibilities of him going to a contending team as Miami have investors intrigued. The result of that has Ben

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Dec 20, 20212 min read

Notable Weekly Gainers:

2000 Metal Tom Brady Rookie (raw) - 248% Increase - $950 With the NFL regular season coming to an end its clear people are buying cards of players they think can win it all. Brady and the Bucs are firing on all cylinders and as a result we see possibly previously overlooked Brady rookies skyrocketing. As the notoriety and demand for the iconic metal brand increases, it only makes sense that the metal rookie of the GOAT increases. 2019 Luka Samanic Prizm Silver Rookie PSA 10 - 128% Increas

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Dec 13, 20212 min read

CL Update: New Shop and Sales History

While Collectors Universe acquisition of Card Ladder was the talk of the town last week. We dropped a completely new feature in addition to improving and expanding our shop. All Time Sales History: Card Ladder’s All Time Sales History feature is possibly the biggest and best feature ever released. Although this might sound like an exaggeration, it cannot be put into words how helpful, informative, and useful this feature is. Search for any card you can think of and you will be able to

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Dec 06, 20212 min read

Why Are People Spending Millions On Sports Cards?

For many of us, collecting sports cards was one of our childhood hobbies. As a sports fanatic, I loved collecting cards of my favorite players, carefully sorting them into sleeves and arranging them in a binder. However, the monetary value of these cards never crossed my mind. Whenever I saved up a little money, I would find myself at the toy section of Target, looking for a box of sports cards. The anticipation of opening the box and slowly revealing each card one-by-one always excited me and m

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Nov 30, 20215 min read

Card Ladder's Players of the Week

Card Ladder’s player of the week will be a new weekly blog post which showcases some of  the top players in the NBA the prior week. When selecting players we look at several statistics including; record, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Although the players' weekly market change will not be a factor in selecting players, we will be looking at how their play impacted it. Note: If you do not see a player you think should have made it, they might have been featured on the

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Nov 29, 20213 min read

How the Top 3 NFL MVP Candidates Card Markets have Performed Since Week 1!

The NFL off-season was phenomenal for the sports card market with the football market rising over 20,000 points on the index. We saw every quarterback explode this off season from Daniel Jones to Sam Darnold and even the GOAT Tom Brady. 12 weeks into the season, how have football cards performed? But more specifically how have the best of the best performed? In this article we will look at how the top 3 odds on favorites to win MVP sports card markets have performed this year. As of 11/25 the

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Nov 27, 20213 min read

Card Ladder's Players of the Week

Card Ladder’s player of the week will be a new weekly blog post which showcases four of the top players in the NBA the prior week. When selecting players we look at several statistics including; record, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Although the players' weekly market change will not be a factor in selecting players, we will be looking at how their play impacted it. Note: If you do not see a player you think should have made it, they might have been featured on the p

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Nov 15, 20215 min read

Will Things Improve for Zion, Bagley, and Lillard?

Zion Williamson: Everyone knows the rundown on the Zion situation it seems but not everyone has the same opinion on him. The immensely talented #1 overall pick was an all-star last year and looked like he turned the corner after playing 60+ games. Somehow Zion broke his foot in June and no one found out until media day a week before the season. Pelicans general manager David Griffin said he had a good shot to play the season opener at media day and yet here we are today… Zion is now rumored to

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Nov 12, 20214 min read

New Individual Category Indexes

Card Ladder’s indexes have been a revolutionary way to track individual players' markets as well as the big picture using the CL50. Today we are proud to release a new feature on the Card Ladder index which allows you to now track markets by their sport. The eight sports we currently have are: Basketball Baseball Hockey Football Soccer Pokemon Golf Wrestling/UFC/Boxing Prior to this feature, you only had the ability to track individual players' markets and the CL50. This revolutionary

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Nov 10, 20212 min read

Should you be worried about Mahomes?

The sports card market's golden child has been struggling recently which has many investors concerned. Mahomes is more than an athlete to people in the sports card world, people have built brands around being Mahomes investors and even created characters themed around Mahomes. So when Mahomes starts to struggle, should you be worried even if you don't own his cards? With what Mahomes cards were selling for over the last year, the simple answer is a big fat yes. In this article, we will be taking

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Nov 02, 20215 min read