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...

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...

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...

Exercising Patience for Higher Profits

Exercising Patience for Higher Profits

I have a bunch of comics and cards that I have purchased just in the last several months, which I have paid an insanely low price over retail for, all because I exercise patience and wait for great deals. There is an impulse to buy, buy, buy when it comes to comics and cards – watching the trends you see that a particular player, card, or comic is increasing in value, and you immediately jump on eBay and buy up as much as you can afford. This is great if you have a massive amount of disposable...

Defining the Difference in Prospecting vs. Investing

Defining the Difference in Prospecting vs. Investing

Many people in the hobbies of trading card and comic book speculating today are investors by nature. If we look at the meaning of investor as provided by the Oxford Dictionary, we see that an investor is defined as “a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage”. Everyone wants to buy the items in which the values are known or forecast, and which show a steady history of growth in value. Moreover, most speculators today purchase these items direct from...