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Review: Diamond Princess YT Breaks

Review: Diamond Princess YT Breaks

What’s up prospector nation – so I am kicking off a new content series which is going to be 100% focused on reviewing breakers, mystery packs and other outlets I find for us card prospectors to dig for gold, and I am kicking it off with a review of a YouTube breaker I...

Is it the End for Topps?

Is it the End for Topps?

Everyone in the card world knows that Topps is synonymous with Baseball. Having a 70-year run on being the authority on baseball cards, Topps has cemented itself as the brand for collectors and investors worldwide – many collectors consider Topps to be the only brand...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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