Hobby Quick Hits

Hobby Quick Hits

By Sports Card Nation
Sports Card Hobby podcast in short form, topics range from buying/selling tips, etiquette, thoughts, opinions, pet peeves & advice. Your host brings 40 years hobby experience to the table.
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Ep.16 Do you value your time?

Hobby Quick Hits

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Ep.19 Wax(What is it good for??)
The Hobby loves to grip it & rip it but does that make financial sense? As a former pack addict I illustrate how my new approach has paid me now & is going to pay me later, one of the best hobby decisions I ever made. I discuss some personal financials so I apologize if that rubs anyone the wrong way, It's something I rarely do but did here to illustrate my approach. 
23:58
June 30, 2020
Ep.18 Card Shows, Then, Now, & the Future?
I'm bias, I got my start on the business side of things as a 15 year old setting up at a show, Shows will always hold a special place in my heart, to me they will always be a integral part of the hobby, the social interactions(has the pandemic altered that permanently), the bartering, the comraderie between dealers & dealers and consumers, having that actual card you are considering purchasing in your hand, What does the future hold for the card show?
18:58
June 24, 2020
Ep.17 The Grading Landscape & Why Grade?
Grading is an acquired taste, believe me I reluctantly got on the bus but it's a HUGE part of the current hobby landscape, in this episode I tell you how & why I changed my mind, approaches, the current state of affairs & how that $40-$60 can be so undervalued staying in that form, Yes grading is not for everyone but it's a huge selling resource if that is an angle you pursue.
19:13
June 16, 2020
Ep.16 Do you value your time?
The Hobby is fun & awesome, but your time is valuable too. I've sold in the hobby for 30+ years & I've always viewed "time" as a commodity, now in content creation I really know how valuable time is, We discuss that angle & a few ways I've done a better job at managing it to enjoy things outside of the hobby as well.
17:42
June 9, 2020
Ep.15 What the heck happened with the Hobby?
The Hobby is booming at what may be an all-time high level the likes of what we've never seen before...& during a pandemic, As hobbyists we should be at least ecstatic about that, but lately I've noticed a trend of #hobbysnobby, people labeling new people of the hobby, voicing general disdain, finger pointing, labeling people & generally being very unwelcoming...Not all but why are we doing this during high points of the hobby & if that's the case, what will we resort to at the low points?  When did the hobby get some segmented & segregated?
16:25
June 3, 2020
Ep.14 Card Mortality-"What's the endgame?"
We love the hobby & live in the moment as we should, but in the quiet moments do you have a plan for your collection/inventory? Are you going to sell it all at some date or leave it to a loved one, maybe you never thought about it & this show will make you think. Some personal events this year led me to do this episode. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): https://twitter.com/HitsHobby?s=09 https://sportscardnation.net/hobby-quick-hits-podcast/ E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
16:08
May 25, 2020
Ep.13 Card Selling/Buying Platforms Strategy
Want to maximize the buying & selling of your cards? Each platform has it's own pros & cons, we sort through those to tell you what cards to list where to maximize your possibilities & in return which are the best to buy some deals or finish that set, they all are unique, knowing the landscape is half the battle.
23:24
May 19, 2020
Ep.12 Hobby Money-Keep more of it!
I share some widely known money saving hobby tips & maybe a few you don't, a couple non-hobby ones too, Money is money, How you save it in the end doesn't matter. Ever heard of the "Dollar Envelope"? You will after this episode, with the Nation postponed you now have more "money saving time". https://sportscardnation.net/hobby-quick-hits-podcast/
19:49
May 12, 2020
Ep.11 There's that word "Investment"
My take on the controversial Hobby .vs Investment debate that gets people triggered, If you don't know what side of the aisle I fall on after almost 40 years of doing this I'll give this hint....there's a multimillionaire in my city who got that by investing in garbage/recycling. I present my case in this episode & You'll have to listen to get the specifics. Give me your feedback on this but keep in cordial, we are civilized right?
20:43
May 5, 2020
Ep.10 The Jordan Rules(Hobby Edition)
Michael Jordan cards don't need help being in demand or selling well but with the early release of "The Last Dance", Jordan stuff is going insane, we explore why, for how long & how to maximize what is currently going on in the hobby Jordan wise.
19:50
April 28, 2020
Ep.9 Prospecting 101 Buying before the Boom!
I'm a prospector in Baseball rookies, frankly the only sport of the major 4 you can invest in a player many years before they make their professional debut, it's risky but if you do your homework you can have more hits than misses. On this episode I share some of the strategies I employ & even a few "secrets" if you will.
16:44
April 18, 2020
Ep.8 Hobby Battle Semi Rigids .vs Top-Loaders
No one debates that Top-Loaders are the more widely used supply medium but which one is actually better??? As someone who has used both extensively, I give the pros & cons of both & ultimately tell you which one I finally settled on & probably won't turn back. Disagree, Did I miss a pro/con let me know!
14:14
April 10, 2020
Ep.7 Sports Card Current Opportunities
The market is ripe for some buying opportunities on all fronts, it's also a great time to try something new in the hobby if you were thinking of pivoting in a different direction. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
17:05
April 5, 2020
Ep.6 Addiction....When is it too much?
Addiction takes many forms, not just drug or alcohol, I have witnessed first hand this great hobby affect families & relationships. What are the signs, what to do & where to turn for help? Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
27:22
March 30, 2020
Ep.5 Tips for preparing for the National
The National in Atlantic City is approaching! Tips to get ready to attend the "Super Bowl of the Hobby", booking accomodations, itinerary & general money saving tips. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
18:45
March 21, 2020
Ep.4 Hobby .vs Covid19: Getting through low points
CoVid 19 has become a pandemic forcing stoppage of almost ALL sports, how does this affect the hobby, how do we handle current events, what's the forecast & big picture? Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
17:26
March 12, 2020
Ep.3 High End Selling/Shipping Tips & Techniques
Selling & Shipping High End sports cards can be nerve racking & scary. I've been doing it a while & share some tips/techniques that may help you out & protect you as well. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
15:31
March 8, 2020
Ep.2 Pack Searchers: A Hobby Epidemic
Card searching is not a new phenomenon but lately the intensity has ramped up, why?, What forms does it take, How do we combat it & What are the solutions? Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
19:28
March 1, 2020
Ep.1 Grading Submission Tips
Tips for submitting cards for grading from many years of experience, what to look for, what to do, feel free to reach out to us with any questions & follow us on twitter @HitsHobby Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
20:09
February 26, 2020
Hobby Quick Hits Intro-What will this show be?
I introduce myself & what the future episodes of the pod will entail. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com
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February 20, 2020
February 12, 2020
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February 12, 2020