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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

Why its important teams start the season winning

With the NFL season upon us, peoples investments in the hundreds of thousands to even millions will be on full display. With the NFL having such a limited number of games per season (17), it is extremely important for teams to win in the first three weeks. In the NBA with an 82 game season and MLB having 162 games, every year we see teams start off slow but bounce back. The history of the NFL shows us that the first 2 to 3 weeks will dictate your season if you start out slow. With all of the mon

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Sep 6, 20222 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 NBA.com and NBAdraft.net 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

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

How Delayed Releases Are Hurting the Hobby and What Are Possible Solutions?

The elephant in the room that not many are talking about are the significant delays we are experiencing with Panini product releases. With no official statement by Panini on the root causes and or when product releases will be caught up, collectors can safely assume this will be a long-term issue. This article will take a deep dive into how delayed Panini truly is on fan-favorite products, how this hurts the hobby, and what are some of the solutions. How delayed are NBA products? As you can se

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Mar 31, 20224 min read

Watson and Trubisky, rise of the 2017 QBs

The 2017 NFL Draft is and likely forever will be the draft of Patrick Mahomes but as of late two other first round quarterbacks from that draft class had been garnering some attention. Deshaun Watson and Mitchell Trubisky... yes that Mitchell Trubisky have been seeing huge gains. Trubisky: The rise of Trubisky can be associated with a multitude of things but the main being it was clear he was not the problem in Chicago. Former coach Nagy ran through three different quarterbacks last year an

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Mar 16, 20222 min read

New Feature: Compare Indexes!

Today we launched a new feature that expands on our already existing comparison feature. Prior to today, you could only compare individual cards. Now you can compare entire players markets, sports, or even one of our 3 markets (low, mid, high end). How to Compare Indexes: If you still want to compare individual cards you can do that but for this new feature you will have to click on indexes. You will then see the menu above which gives you a search icon for player indexes and a drop down me

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Mar 3, 20222 min read

Franco Mania in 2022 Topps Series 1

With the baseball market heating up and spring approaching, it is the Topps Series 1 time of the year. The headlining rookie is Wander Franco, who had a sensational 2021 season. This blog will be giving you the rundown on all you need to know about Wander Franco's first official true flagship rookie card Card number #215 in 2022 Topps Series 1 is the flagship Wander Franco rookie, this card comes in a plethora of parallels: * Gold Foil - 1:2 packs (Jumbo) * Royal Blue - 1:10 packs (Retail)

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Feb 22, 20223 min read

The Market's Immediate Reaction to Super Bowl 56

With the Super Bowl just 6 days ago, how has the market reacted to the Bengals losing the Super Bowl and the Rams winning it. We all know many in the hobby wanted Joe Burrow to win with investments totaling in the 7 figures for some while not many had much if anything into Stafford and Kupp. This article will take a look into all the big names markets after the big game! Matthew Stafford: No longer STATfew PADford and now forever Matthew Stafford after the big win with solid play throughout t

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Feb 19, 20223 min read

The Uphill Battle of Big Men in Sports Cards

Joel Embiid, Karl Anthony Towns, Nikola Jokic, and Bam Adebayo are four of the best players in the NBA and have been for a few years now. With all likely being all stars and two in the MVP race, one would expect for their sports cards to be on fire. The data tells us compared to forwards and guards of similar or even lesser caliber of play, they tend to make laps around all top centers markets. Now why might this be the case? At the end of the day they are putting up big numbers on winning tea

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Feb 3, 20223 min read

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, 20222 min read

Looking Back at the 2019 NBA Draft

It's hard to believe but the 2019 NBA Draft was already 3 years ago. With so many things changing in the sports card world since 2019, how have the players perfomed in their 3 seasons? In this article we will be taking a look back at the top picks and even players undrafted who have surprised us all. Zion Williamson: Zion Williamson has been electric when he's played but unfortunately in 3 seasons he has only played 85 career games. When he has played he's been sensational offensively averagi

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Jan 19, 20224 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