UPDATE: 1986 Topps Jerry Rice Rookie

UPDATE: 1986 Topps Jerry Rice Rookie

So back in August 2020, I started the sports card investment journey on a platform called Rally Rd., which engages in crowd investing of collector items, such as high-end sports cars, sports memorabilia, rare books and comic books, fine jewelry, and more. My first investment on the Rally Rd. platform was in the 1986 Topps Jerry Rice rookie card graded by SGC as a Gem Mint 10. You can read about that in my original article here Going for the Goal with the 86 Topps Jerry Rice Rookie Card. At the...

UPDATE Paid Subscription Sports Card Advisors – Worth It?

UPDATE Paid Subscription Sports Card Advisors – Worth It?

Back in the end of September 2020 I wrote about paid subscription sports cards advisors and whether the services they provide are worth the monthly price paid – my determination at the time was that while most of these so called card experts are just repeating the trending information from social media that there was at least one service which I actually found value in, that being Sports Card Investor from Geoff Wilson. Unfortunately, my opinion on even Geoff’s service has now changed. Let me...

Breaking 2013 Panini Certified Football Hobby Boxes

Breaking 2013 Panini Certified Football Hobby Boxes

We’ve had a couple of 2013 Panini Certified Football Hobby boxes sitting in inventory for the last few months now with absolutely zero traction from the community on them, despite selling them at a loss, so we said f@#k it and decided to break those puppies ourself last night and see what we could pull. Now the 2013 Certified hobby boxes guarantee four hits, with at least one auto per box, so obviously, we were secretly hoping we would pull a Russell Wilson Mirror Gold Signature, or an Emerald...

Why We NEVER Ship Cards PWE – You Shouldn’t Either

Why We NEVER Ship Cards PWE – You Shouldn’t Either

What’s going on prospector nation? So, cruising through our Instagram feed this afternoon I came across a post from a fellow sports card collector that literally made me shutter. A beautiful 1 of 1 autograph card completely ruined during shipping because of a couple of factors – first, the United States Postal Service’s complete disregard for your property, and second, a card sellers complete neglect in proper shipping practices. Seeing the post immediately made me want to address the...

The Problem with the Sports Cards Hobby Today

The Problem with the Sports Cards Hobby Today

What is up Prospector Nation!?! It’s Sunday which means another opinion piece, and today I want to talk about the problem with the sports card hobby in this day and age. Face it people, the “hobby” is not what it once was; the landscape of the sports card collecting hobby has changed from a fun pastime into a cutthroat and sometimes hostile business. Now let me be the first to say that this isn’t the case across the board, as there are plenty of people within the card collecting community out...