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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 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Investing In The Hottest NBA Prospect

With the NBA season around the corner, there seems to be a yearly prospect in the card community that is the chosen one. Leading up to last season, many likely remember the Bol Bol and Darius Bazley phenomenon… This year’s winner so far seems to be Cavaliers third year guard, Darius Garland. Using Card Ladder’s player index, Garland across the board has been the hottest prospect by far. Not only is his market index at an all time high, his weekly, monthly, and quarterly numbers seem to keep goin

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Oct 07, 20216 min read

The Exception Not The Rule, The Risk Of Investing In Running Backs

When it comes to investing in a player, what are the things you look for? Assuming longevity and high market ceilings are two of those things, running backs are likely not very high on your list. The brutal position of running back has the shortest career span out of any position in the NFL.

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Sep 22, 20216 min read

Pros and Cons of eBay Consignment vs. Selling on Your Own

Selling cards on your own can be very time consuming and frustrating depending on the buyer, consignments offer a hassle free option but at…

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Jun 22, 20215 min read

Top 5 Cards you Want When Investing in Basketball

When it comes to investing in a player, what cards to buy can often leave buyers with a difficult decision. Over the last year, the rise in…

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Jun 14, 20217 min read

Tip on How to Maximize Profits Selling on eBay

Many people are turned away by eBay due to their high fees across the board but what can you do to lessen the blow?

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Jun 02, 20215 min read

History Repeats Itself… Buying After a Big Performance

History repeats itself, buying a sports cards at a peak price after a big game. How does the trend of losing money carry over the playoffs?

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May 31, 20213 min read