Flesh & Blood: Invest in Unlimited?

Flesh & Blood: Invest in Unlimited?

It has been a roller coaster year for the Flesh & Blood TCG, with the Monarch and Tales of Aria expansion sets having both been released in 2021, followed by the announcements that both Crucible of War and now Arcane Rising unlimited are going out of print – and if that wasn’t enough, we have learned that in second quarter of 2022 we have both a new supplemental and standalone booster set being released. Whew, what a year! The announcement in October that the Crucible of War...

Another Blow to the Future of Topps?

Another Blow to the Future of Topps?

Yet another blow has come to the Topps company as it was announced at the end of October that it will be losing yet another official license from its portfolio, WWE Professional Wrestling. Having already been dealt a huge blow to its license portfolio with the loss of Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association (MLBPA), the question on our minds is how will Topps survive? In a weird twist of fate, the new licensee for WWE wrestling cards will be Panini, who was also dealt a...

UPDATE: 1964 Daredevil #1 CGC 9.0

UPDATE: 1964 Daredevil #1 CGC 9.0

In August of 2020 I invested in the 1964 Daredevil #1 graded CGC 9.0 on the Rally Rd. platform, with a total valuation of the offering at $11,500. At the time historical sales data for the previous ten years showed this comic had seen an 185% increase in value, with the last sale of a book in this condition selling for $9,300 in August of 2019. Less than one year after the initial offering on this comic, Rally Rd. was approached with a buyout opportunity for $19,900, resulting in a 73%...

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...