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...

Cardboard Prospector Now Selling Custom Breaker Mats

Cardboard Prospector Now Selling Custom Breaker Mats

Hello prospector nation! We are happy to announce today that we are adding custom breaker mats to our list of products. These mats are available in two different sizes, small and large with the small mat measuring 18” x 12” and the large mat measuring 24” x 14”. Both mats feature neoprene tops printed with your custom design and a non-slip rubber base to keep your mat where you put it! Mats are one-quarter inch thick making them easy to roll up and put away when you’re not breaking a new box...

Baseball Mystery Pack Card Selection – Series 1 2020 Hits & Packs

Baseball Mystery Pack Card Selection – Series 1 2020 Hits & Packs

In the spirit of complete transparency Cardboard Prospector is providing the following information regarding our Prospector and Lucky 7 mystery packs. For more information about what each of these packs consist of and the different levels of packs, please see our article here. Please be advised that we do not keep track of what cards are placed in what packs! Everything is completely random. The Series 1 packs for year 2020 have the following cards dispersed at random between the packs. As new...

Introducing Prospector Packs – Sports Card Mystery Packs

Introducing Prospector Packs – Sports Card Mystery Packs

Cardboard Prospector is excited to announce the release of our new Prospector Packs – mystery packs of sports cards at various quantities and quality levels designed to provide the mystery pack experience while giving the opportunity to hit valuable and rare cards as well. The first batch of mystery packs is hitting our eBay store today and will be available on our website store soon (yup, we’re building a store!). There will be seven standard Prospector Pack levels, and we are releasing a...

Paid Subscription Sports Card Advisors – Worth It?

Paid Subscription Sports Card Advisors – Worth It?

What is up prospector nation?!?! We are back with a new weekly opinion piece, this time looking at paid subscription sports card investing advisors, and whether the monthly fees are even worth paying. Many investors in the market today have subscribed to such services, getting weekly reports concerning trending cards and players and which cards and players that the services recommend investing in. Full disclosure, we are a member of such a service, and we’re considering if the $10 a month we...

Prospecting Jordan College Cards for Profit

Prospecting Jordan College Cards for Profit

Being a prospector means I am always on the lookout for insane deals and under the radar auctions that could produce good amounts of profit either on raw resale, or turned into investment pieces through grading. Last month I came across such an opportunity, while searching for under the radar auctions on eBay, I found a set of six Michael Jordan cards from the 1989 Collegiate Collection which were listed as being in new condition, having been ordered and delivered in special hard plastic...