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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

Get to know the 2022 NBA Draft's Big Three

With the NBA draft in just ONE DAY!!! Many speculations of where players might be drafted with veterans also being traded are at an all time high. While it is impossible to know what player will get drafted where, this article will give the pros and cons to potential landing spots for the 2022 drafts big three. Jabari Smith: Orlando Magic: As of June 22 it is assumed by and that Jabari will be taken #1 by the Magic. If this is the case he is a great fit as the Magic are a

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Jun 23, 20223 min read

Notable Monthly Gainers

Stephen Curry 2009 Bowman 48 Blue /1948 BGS 9 Monthly Change: 106.02% Price: $4,275 Curry's only Bowman card in existence and it also happens to be Bowmans last basketball product in 2009. This product payed homage to where it all began for Bowman in 1948, with the exactly same design of Bowman 1948 with new parallels, autographs, and players of course. Mikan 1948 Bowman (left) & Mikan 2009 Bowman 48' (right)With people seemingly climbing the vintage mountain as it is being proclaimed as the

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Jun 21, 20222 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

Witnessing Greatness: Stephen Curry

We all know Stephen Curry now as one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game credited for revolutionizing the game of basketball. Coming from humble beginnings unlike many of the other stars and even role players in the NBA today. Many of the most average players in the NBA were high school stars, while most players dreamed about playing at a powerhouse Duke and Kentucky... Curry's dream was to play at Virginia Tech who ultimately didn't recruit him due to being 160 pounds soaking wet

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Jun 1, 20223 min read

Market Trend: 1996 Topps Chrome Refractors PSA 10

In a time when many are panicking about the market collapsing in their eyes, being able to identify a positive market trend in a presumed down market can do wonders for your hobby experience. We saw a run up with 1996 Topps cards before specifically Kobe and while of course the Kobe is nowhere near its all time high but what about the other iconic players from the 1996 draft? Steve Nash In the last 12 months the Nash went from $8,988 to $19,200, an absolutely phenomenal 113% growth. In compar

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May 30, 20222 min read

How Have Deep Playoff Runs Affected Four Stars Markets?

Performance is not everything when it comes to sports cards but with the playoffs starting a little over a month ago. How have the markets changed for four star players who have played exceptionally well during the playoffs? Making the conference finals is far from easily, just look at how many times Giannis has made it out of the second round. In this article, we will be taking a look at notable players who made the conference finals and how affected their markets. Luka Doncic: The clear fac

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May 27, 20223 min read


Mo Bamba has had a unique one of a kind journey to the NBA, while it was his play at Texas that got him to the league. Childhood friend Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall known by his stage name as Sheck Wes released "Mo Bamba". With the music video coming out in late January of 2018, the stars aligned with Bamba entering the 2018 NBA. The hype was through the roof for Mo Bamba, people who had no idea Mo Bamba was an actual person let alone NBA player loved Mo Bamba. With the song charting at #2 on

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May 17, 20223 min read

What's Next For Harden?

When Harden was traded to Brooklyn last season, everyone thought that a change of scenery would turn around his career. Once he was then traded the 76ers, the thought of Embiid and Harden drew comparisons of Kobe and Shaq from Kendrick Perkins. Ultimately with the 76ers losing in the second round once more, Harden's future has come into question once more. If Harden was under contract this would not be a concern but with a $47,000,000 player option, if he chooses to decline he will be eligible

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May 14, 20222 min read

What the Weak 2022 Quarterback Class Could Mean for the Other Positions

At the end of the day it is undeniable that the quarterback market runs the football card market. Post sports card boom and the market blessed with quarterback heavy draft after quarterback heavy draft, could we possibly see a changing of the tide? In a draft with only one quarterback selected in the first round and only 2 in the top 70, could we see non quarterbacks possibly get love? With defensive ends going picks one and two and six receivers going in the top 18, could the non-quarterback ma

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May 8, 20224 min read

How The 2022 NFL Draft Could Be Good And Bad For Sports Cards

The chatter amongst collectors surrounding the 2022 NFL Draft is negative for the most part. No matter where you look online, the lack of quarterback talent is a red flag for many. Unlike any other trading card collected sports league, the NFL is in a unique position where a lack of talent at 1 of the myriad of positions can spoil an entire draft. So with all the pessimism towards the 2022 NFL Draft, lets look at the possible bright spots but also acknowledging the reality of the draft. -----

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May 5, 20223 min read