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Inside The Bubble

Inside The Bubble

By Bubblegum & Leather

"Inside the Bubble" with Bubblegum & Leather Owner Andrew Willison, takes a look at some of the week's top sports topics and discusses their impact to the current card market. Additionally, Andrew will interview various members of the Card Community to understand their background, who they collect and why, and discuss the card market as a whole.
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Episode XVII - Urban Meyer Reaction Pod w/ Adam Fowler
Episode XVII - Urban Meyer Reaction Pod w/ Adam Fowler
On the 17th episode of "Inside the Bubble", it's time to get something off my chest - my feelings on Former Jags/Buckeye Coach Urban "Myth" Meyer.  Joining me to add insight and analysis is Adam Fowler! This is the Penultimate Episode of Season 1, don't miss our next Pod which will feature 10 guests!!! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
52:36
December 18, 2021
Episode XVI - Joe Wagar
Episode XVI - Joe Wagar
On the 16th episode of "Inside the Bubble", our Chief Mad Scientist (CMS) Joe Wagar joined us to discuss what it's like to be the creative and marketing arm of BG&L.  Joe has been with me since the beginning of BG&L, and was responsible for bringing to life the vision I had! Our discussion started with a story from Joe about a chance encounter with a Polish man, then moved into NFL Football, before finishing with Hobby talk and some discussion on the "State of Bubblegum & Leather" Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
47:26
October 05, 2021
Episode XV - Brandon Bindl
Episode XV - Brandon Bindl
On the 15th episode of "Inside the Bubble", Brandon Bindl of Spring River Card Grading joined us to discuss what it's like doing large group submissions for each of the major grading companies!  Ben's group has almost 3,000 members and they submit hundreds of cards monthly.   Our discussion touched on what to think about when choosing where to submit, some of the customer service plus and minus with each organization, and the future of card grading. Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
50:46
September 10, 2021
Episode XIV - Luis Hernandez
Episode XIV - Luis Hernandez
On the 14th episode of "Inside the Bubble" my guest was Luis Hernandez.  We discussed the current grading market, including PSA, BGS, CSG, HGA, and SGC.  I got Luis' thoughts on Jay-Z's presence at CSG, which companies he's subbed to, and more! After the grading discussion, we moved into the interview phase wherein I asked Luis about how we met, including my initial reticence, as well as his best pulls.  You won't want to miss his story about 1996 Topps Chrome! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
01:06:32
September 01, 2021
Episode XIII - Adam Fowler {Crazy Hobby Day Recap}
Episode XIII - Adam Fowler {Crazy Hobby Day Recap}
On the Thirteenth episode of "Inside the Bubble" Adam and I discussed the news yesterday the the MLB, NFL, and NBA will all be terminating their licenses with the current card producers and link in with "Fanatics", who will be starting a trading card division. All that and more on this week's episode.  Sorry for the audio, it was a little rough this time. Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
43:20
August 20, 2021
Episode XII - Steve Lane (NBA Free Agency React)
Episode XII - Steve Lane (NBA Free Agency React)
On the 12th episode of "Inside the Bubble" we went to our resident hoops expert Steve Lane to discuss NBA Free Agency, WTF teams, rising card stars in basketball, and then some talk about current products, both pros and cons and things we miss about the Hobby!   Would love to hear your favorite product that is no longer printed! Let us know your feedback as always! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
42:58
August 06, 2021
Episode XI - NBA Draft Reaction w/ Francis & ITBC
Episode XI - NBA Draft Reaction w/ Francis & ITBC
Quick reaction pod to NBA Draft & MLB Trade Deadline (and some other random stuff) with our boy Francis Estepan! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
22:43
July 31, 2021
Episode X - Adam Fowler
Episode X - Adam Fowler
On the 10th episode of "Inside The Bubble" I spoke with our longtime friend brother and guest Adam Fowler.  Adam and I discussed the British Open, UFC, NBA Finals & More. Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
55:07
July 19, 2021
Episode IX - Steve Lane
Episode IX - Steve Lane
On the ninth episode of "Inside the Bubble" my longtime friend Steve Lane joined me again to talk hoops.  The playoffs are coming up, and we dove into a wide range of topics including NBA Seeding Battles and the Rise and Fall of Miami Heat.  From there we moved to the impact of play In games (and will it be used going forward?) before I went on an Indiana Pacers rant (please stop winning!).  Finally we discussed which player's cards to watch in playoffs and closed up with an Ebay Corner!!! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
51:57
May 14, 2021
Episode VIII - Francis Estepan
Episode VIII - Francis Estepan
On this episode of "Inside the Bubble X In The Box Collection" Francis and I hit a wide range of topics, from MLB opening Weekend reactions, to PSA/SGC/HGA Hobby Talk, to NBA! Back to our normal format this week! Follow InTheBox Collection on Youtube -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYLVoROUQarPVh4tpby-LpA Follow BG&L on Twitter @Bubblegumleathr Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
58:04
April 07, 2021
Episode VII - Lance McAlister
Episode VII - Lance McAlister
On the seventh episode of "Inside the Bubble", Adam Fowler and I had the great privilege of interviewing our second "wish list" guest - 700 WLW's Lance McAlister!  Pardon our audio, mine was especially choppy on this one! As per usual, we started our discussion with Lance by discussing Cincinnati sports.  Our first topic as we get deeper into Spring Training was our hometown Redlegs - rotation and bullpen discussion and the shortstop debate.  We then previewed the 2021 NFL draft needs for the Bengals, before moving into our traditional interview portion. During the interview, Lance, Adam and I traded stories about collecting as kids.  We discussed differences in the Hobby between then and now, and what can be done to bring it back to those magical memories.  Lance then answered our questions about his autograph collection, he himself autographing items (T-Shirts!), the challenges of maintaining "topical topics" in an ever-changing sports landscape, and I couldn't resist asking Lance about another of my radio icons, Tracy Jones. After the episode is Part 2 of our grading Mini-series. As a token of our appreciation to Lance, BG&L has donated an additional $50 to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. To learn more about donating to Cincinnati Children's, go to | https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/giving/gifts Follow Lance on Twitter @LanceMcAlister.  Follow Adam on Twitter @FatBoySportsLLC Follow BG&L on Twitter @Bubblegumleathr  Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
01:14:57
March 10, 2021
Episode VI - Steve Lane
Episode VI - Steve Lane
On the sixth episode of "Inside the Bubble" my longtime friend Steve Lane joined me.  On this hoops-heavy episode Steve and I discussed the 2020-21 NBA Rookie Class, the surging Nets, the puzzling T-Wolves, before moving on to some 2021 NBA Draft talk! After the basketball deep dive, Steve and I spent some time talking about the differences between collecting as kids and what he has seen as he has gotten back into the hobby recently.  We discussed our fond memories of our grandmothers purchasing cards for us, and then finished with one of my all time favorite stories, that by happenstance Steve was a part of too!  Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/ eBay Store https://www.ebay.com/str/bubblegumandleather
58:05
March 08, 2021
Pop Up Pod! Special Announcement with Adam Fowler
Pop Up Pod! Special Announcement with Adam Fowler
Emergency Pop Up Pod! Special announcement within! Stay tuned to the end for info on new segment! Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/
25:29
February 26, 2021
Episode IV - Mo Egger
Episode IV - Mo Egger
On the fourth episode of "Inside the Bubble" Adam Fowler and I had the great privilege of interviewing ESPN 1530 and 700 WLW's Mo Egger.  Mo shared his thoughts with us on the Reds as Spring Training begins, Joe Burrow's prospects for next year and UD BASKETBALL!, before moving on to National Topics like Mo's Knicks, and asked the question, "Who would you put your money behind in the NFL for the next 5 years, other than the Chiefs?" We moved into a conversation on "Mo's Memorabilia" - His favorite personal pieces, and why.  Adam and I gave our best pitch to Mo on why he should rediscover his childhood passion for cards, and then finished up with a FANTASTIC story about the origin of why Willie Bloomquist is Mo's favorite Red. Thanks to Mo for his time, his charge to us is to bring Lance McAlister next - and we are also going to try to get Jalen Rose!  We are happy to donate to their charity of choice to bring them on next. Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather Apparel Store: http://bubblegumandleather.com/shop/
01:18:16
February 18, 2021
Episode III - Adam Fowler & Mo Egger Preview!
Episode III - Adam Fowler & Mo Egger Preview!
On the third episode of "Inside the Bubble" my guest again was Adam Fowler.  We recapped the Super Bowl and then moved into it's impact on card.  Adam and I preview new releases like 2021 Topps Series I Baseball, 2021 Limited Football, and Donruss 2021 Basketball. Please support us by visiting our apparel store!  Bubblegumandleather.com/shop Follow us on twitter @bubblegumandleathr Instagram @Bubblegumandleather and join our Facebook community for breaks, bids, lines, fire sales and more!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather
40:26
February 16, 2021
Episode II - Francis Estepan
Episode II - Francis Estepan
On the second episode of "Inside the Bubble" my guest was Francis Estepan.  We discussed the super bowl matchup (Mahomes V Brady), 2021 NFL Rookies, and some NBA discussion before moving into my one-on-one interview with Francis about his newly found love for the hobby, what his best pulls are, as well as a ton of laughs in between.  Listen for a special announcement about a future guest! Follow us on twitter @bubblegumandleathr Instagram @Bubblegumandleather and join our Facebook community for breaks, bids, lines, fire sales and more!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather
01:01:18
January 30, 2021
Episode I - Adam Fowler
Episode I - Adam Fowler
In the debut episode of "Inside the Bubble" I spoke with Bubblegum & Leather member Adam Fowler of Fat Boys.  We discussed this past weekend's division round action and early season NBA thoughts.  After that, I interviewed Adam about his background in the hobby, his personal best hits as well as best break hits, and his love of UFC. Please join our Facebook community https://www.facebook.com/groups/bubblegumandleather to be notified first of upcoming episodes. We welcome your feedback to Bubblegumandleather@gmail.com
59:41
January 19, 2021
Inside The Bubble - Preview Pod
Inside The Bubble - Preview Pod
Welcome to "Inside The Bubble" Hosted by Andrew Willison, Owner and Co-Founder of Bubblegum & Leather LLC.  This is a preview pod, please check back for new episodes from "Card Friends" and the BG&L community! www.facebook.com/bubblegumandleather twitter - @bubblegumandleathr insta - @bubblegumandleather
02:35
January 08, 2021