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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: 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 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

New Marketplace: Fanatics Sports Card & Memorabilia Auctions

Fanatics has been the talk of the town lately and rightfully so with their recent licensing deals that makes them the future of the sports…

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Sep 07, 20213 min read

What We Know So Far, The Facts Behind The Fanatics Deals

The last 24 hours have been absolutely insane for the hobby in more ways than one. Fanatics in the last 24 hours reached deals with the NBA…

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Aug 21, 20214 min read

Card Ladder’s 2021 NBA Mock Draft Picks 1–5

1st overall pick — Detroit Pistons — Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State University

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Jul 28, 20218 min read

Eastern Conference Sleeper Players Cards to Watch During the Playoffs

With the 2021 NBA Playoffs just days away, here are some sleeper candidates you might want to watch out for who can have a big game.

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May 19, 20217 min read

2021 Hall of Fame inductees, what have they been doing and what is next?

With the NBA Hall of Fame ceremony just days away, this article will be focusing on the three headliners; Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and…

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May 15, 20218 min read

Trade Deadline Card Price Analysis and How We Can Apply it to the Upcoming Free Agency

March 25th’s trade deadline and buyout market did not disappoint with a plethora of all star caliber players changing teams via trade or free agency.

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May 11, 202110 min read

The unlikely MVP candidate nobody is talking about

With Chris Paul being in the MVP race for turning around the Suns, why isn’t a player that turned around a struggling franchise also in the…

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May 04, 20217 min read

LeBron James Exquisite RPA /23 Sells for Record Breaking $5.2 Million

PWCC [1], the trading card marketplace company, announced this morning that they brokered a deal between two private collectors on the…

Joshua Johnson
Apr 27, 20211 min read