Tyson joins us from Australia, he is definitely not new to the hobby, he has worked for the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, UFC, etc & this is not his first card foray as he is the artist behind Topps Fire, No one outworks this guy, but a health scare had him adjust his schedule but hasn't slowed him down, his idol is Kobe & he's adopted that "Mamba Mentality".
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The two gentlemen aka the Skol Brothers joining me today, have great chemistry on their YouTube show "The Sports Card Talk Show" & that's because their history runs deep, we dive in to that, their hobby approach & we share a few laughs along the way, these guys are having fun, isn't that what the hobby's about? I'll forgive them for being Vikings fans! https://flow.page/sportscardnationpodcast
Sophia Chang is a modern day "Boss Lady", a dynamo that knows what she wants & needs to do to get it done, she has that "NYC Hustle" & will not be outworked, that attitude has led to great success & incredible art.Hear her story here!
Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at: https://waxpackhero.com/blog/topps-project-2020?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true
Andrew Thiele is a self-confessed strive for greatness person each & every day, that approach has made his work on the Topps 2020 Project some of the best the commission has to offer, we learn how it all began & what's next. Want that 1/1 Greek Freek card ask Giannis! Topps is releasing a product wih 14 guaranteed Jeter autos & three 1 of 1's...Save your pennies. Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at: https://waxpackhero.com/blog/topps-project-2020?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true
Legendary tattoo Artist Joseph Ari Aloi/JK5 joins us to share his journey through art, his ties to baseball, NYC & his approach to the project.
My thoughts on blockchain cards which isn't much, & more. Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at: https://waxpackhero.com/blog/topps-project-2020?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true
Philadelphia's own King Saladeen joins us to tell us how being an athlete makes him a better artist and businessman, how his best friend, Mother & Grandmother inspired him to pursue art & what he thinks about the Topps Project. Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at: https://waxpackhero.com/blog/topps-project-2020?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true
Sometimes you don't know how much you have in common with someone until you meet them, that's the case here with Artist Gregory Siff, Gregory joins us to discuss the Project 2020 commission, his approach, how his NYC roots play into the project, the current pandemic, & doing good for people. His "Feel-Good" art is just what we needed. Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at: https://waxpackhero.com/blog/topps-project-2020?format=amp&__twitter_impression=true
Jeff Dinsen/Defness45 joins us to tell us how he rebounded from a low point to become one of the most positive hobby content creators, where does his energy come from & the hobby's only 24 hour stream?? Insane.
Bowman Baseball is out, Mosaic Basketball is too but it will cost your first born child. Wax is insane. Topps 2020 Project continue to rake!
Max Steiner of Sportlots makes his first ever podcast appearance as we learn about the history of Sportlots, some new features coming soon & what Max collects.
No National til December
Product production is kicking back into gear
Rich Mueller is the founder & editor of the hobby's #1 news site, he brings his prestigious sports & hobby background to the show to discuss current hobby state of the union & how is the hobby still this solid through the pandemic!
We discuss Bowman 1st Edition & the content creation explosion. www.sportscardnation.net
Rob Bertand joins us bringing years of hobby experience & double digit experience in the Social Media aspect alone, he's got good news on the delayed product front & we talk about current hobby events.
Cards Graded 9 are exploding in price the last few weeks...Why is that? I tell you my theory to what is probably going on.
Rookie Rollercoaster will Scottie Pippen & Barry Sanders
What did the Newman say is back as well.
Randy Lerch pitched 11 seasons in the bigs, addicted to drugs/alcohol almost dying more than once, through faith,family & friends he persevered. Now he helps others, he shares some great BB stories including Pete Rose & Tug McGraw, great conversation! Rookie Rollercoaster:Ja Morant & Connor McDavid.
Artist Blake Jamieson joins us to discuss how he made the transition from corporate work to the Art world & how it gives him a competitive advantage, How did he & Topps come together for the 2020 Project-He lets us behind the curtain a little, Rookie Rollercoaster returns with two iconic rookie cards MJ/The Great One, In the "What does the Newman say" segment we talk about balancing podcast/hobby life & not getting consumed by what you do, WIN 5 FREE PSA SUBMISSIONS.
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Spectacular sports Artist Graig Kreindler tells us how he got his start, the process, a little National talk & how it is living in New York City during the pandemic, we introduce a new segment "What does Newman say", Cartamundi shutdown effects & much much more. We lost a very close family friend Mary Provo, this episode is dedicated to her memory.
My good friend Eric Norton stops by to discuss current hobby happenings, he wonders if sports will even return this year & talks about his new job title.
Rookie Rollercoaster returns this week featuring Trout Update RC & Zion Prizm RC.
Did I ever tell you when I was on the elevator with Deion Sanders, no? Listen to this episode.
Professor Brad Balukjian joins us to tell us about his new book & how one 1986 Topps baseball pack set him out on a epic road trip journey, lots of miles, lots of coffee & tracking down the subjects of that pack over 30 years after they appear in it, while it focuses on the "Afterlife of Baseball" it was also a journey of self-discovery.
Covid 19's current & potential impact on the sports card hobby & upcoming big events.
Get another chance to win 5 free PSA submissions courtesy of Iron Sports Cards.
Nigle Eccles is our guest, the former Co-Founder of Fan Duel is now launching a new hobby selling/buying platform called StarStock, he tells us why it could be a game changer, We have to discuss the CoVid19 Virus & the effect on the hobby it may have.
Brand new segment "Rookie Rollercoaster" debuts with Luis Robert & Kaapo Kaako the first subjects
Tim Virgilio from Signature for Soldiers is back, & what a difference a year makes, SFS is a charity where 100% of the funds go to help homeless & injured veterans.75K raised so far & impacting lives in a positive way, they are the charity of choice for this year's National in Atlantic City. Speaking of the National we have some news there as well.
David Ayres rookies & lots of new product on it's way!!!
"Foul Ball" Paul joins us to tell us what it's like to be the Guinness Record holder for the most baseball cards, 2.8 Million to be exact, being in a movie, getting recognized in public & hanging with Jose Canseco.
Tons of new Topps products coming later this year....sort of
Another bonus chance to win a $50 Break credit from 1 of 1 Card Shop
We are joined by Hobby Icon & Innovator DR.James Beckett. he brings his vast hobby knowledge & experience, as we talk about the hobby past & current, his podcast "Sports Card Insights", & he answers a few hobby hot button questions.
900K Modern Day Non-Autographed card, Jimmy Mahan 1/1 Zion/RJ Dual Auto Update, Don't forget to get in the contest to bring a $50 break credit from 1 of 1 Card Shop!
Richard Davis, Wade Boggs Super Collector tells us how it all started & how the journey actually allowed him to get to know one of baseball's greatest hitters, My take on 2020 Topps after opening more, we preview the Montgomery 582 2020 Sticker Set, Major League problems, Reese McGuire needs to stay home, Donruss Optic basketball olympics. Get a 2nd entry to win the $50 break credit to 1 of 1 Card Shop.
Tom Geideman joins us to tell us how 1989 Upper Deck was born, his involvement in the set, some secrets behind the Griffey RC #1 & his take on the hobby through the lens of 30 years experience.
Topps Million Card Rip Party, Giving away $50 Break credit to 1 of 1 Card Shop
In light of the tragic event, we talk about Kobe's Impact on the hobby, basketball & Life. How some of the "Mamba Mentality" can be applied across sport,business & personal, We look back at an extraordinary career from Draft Day to an untimely end. This podcast was harder to do than I thought, while it's an unfortunate tragic event, I hope I did it justice and you enjoy looking back at a legend of sport.
LMGTP's Drew Herndon stops by to discuss NFL Rookie Class 2019 .vs 2018 Class, Some Super Bowl talk, Panini Block Chain & the Hobby year that was 2019, Zionmania take two, Contest word to win 5 free PSA subs from Iron Sports, Bowman Draft Sapphire is my friend. Listen or I'm sending Gritty to your house!
Steve Chada/1 of 1 Card Shop stops by & peels back the curtain of Topps Million Card Rip that he has been invited to break in, he let's us in on some details you may not know, his expansion of his breaking business & what's it like working with family.
$180K Jeter SP PSA 10, Another trimmer is outed, Panini Blockchain update, The Astros cheating scandal, Trout HGH...say it ain't so..PLEASE!!
Joe Burrow to pull an Eli Manning? OBJ the Weirdo,
Tyler Murphy drops in to tell us about a charity drive he is spearheading.
Brian Flinn joins us to talk about his Sports Card podcast cover story in the Sports Collector Digest, we also discuss stores & shows today compared to the past. Topps Million Card rip lunacy, Panini breaking in outer space, new NFL coaches, Hot NBA & NHL Rookies, Big Auction items upcoming.
Anson Whaley's writings pertaining to Pre-War & Vintage cards have appear in many major publications, one of the preeminent experts brings his knowledge & musings to the show.
Bad week for sport dignitary deaths, some big game used vintage items are headed to the auction block, Topps is doing football again....
Chris Carlin brings his 22 years experience at UD to the show, We discuss how Upper Deck turn the tide, solved the redemption issue, prides itself on the best customer service in the industry, How they made E-Pack what people wanted from that niche & the phenomenon that is "Young Guns" Hockey.
Bowman Draft Sapphire is out, my thoughts & my huge box that I ripped
Chris Steuber joins us to talk about collecting & investing & how both exist, the iconic 1989 Griffey UD RC, & how being on the sports side can help you on the hobby side. Someone is going to win 5 free PSA grading submissions & we discuss Bowman Sapphire Draft. m745fh5a
The never shy Brian Gray of Leaf Trading Cards joins us to talk about his start in the hobby, his acquisition of Leaf & how he's maintained success in a difficult industry, he discusses a recent issue, why & how it happened, how he installed measures to ensure no future episodes, he also explains why he doesn't care if you like him or not,but he hopes you do. Future plans for the Leaf Brand. Don't miss this episode.
Jimmy Mahan joins us, sure we talk about the 1/1 Zion/RJ Barrett Prizm Auto but we also talk about coaching, doing good deeds for others, his new YouTube Hobby show "Case Hits"
StockX Bowman Chrome X Thoughts now that's it live, Panini up to it's old tricks? COMC Auctions?
34 Prizes given away this Episode as the show turns one, if you heard your name please contact us to collect your winnings.,
We take a look back at an incredible year, some great people drop in to wish us well & I ask myself a few questions & answer them.
Thank You Listeners, Thank You Sponsors, Thank you Guests!! On to season two!
*The Big 5-0, SpartyHawk Cache joins us, we reminisce about the National in Chicago, Marlin runs a spontaneous contest where a lucky listener will win a Topps Gary Vee Set w auto enclosed.
*We announce the $50 cash winner
*We answer you questions in the "Wide Open" segment
*Thoughts on On-Demand Products-The positives & the negatives
*The 1/1 Zion/Barrett Jimmy Mahan Crossnore Charity Auction is final
Get ready for next week's Anniversary show-Almost 30 prizes nearing 1K!!!
*RIch Klein joins us to discuss the evolution of the National, the gift & curse of Ebay, Card Shows today compared to in the past, our time as contributors to competing publications in the 90's Beckett vs Tuff Stuff.
*My takes on COMC's new return policy & StockX teaming with Topps for Bowman ChromeX
*Your questions answered on our "Wide Open" segment
A different episode you may not expect from us, but the hobby in an incredible microcosm of life, The Power of Positive Thinking is POWERFUL
*You may know them from the viral video featuring the Topps Custom card, but Steve & Heather Winfree's lives have been a roller coaster of emotions, they peel back the curtains to see the tribulations & how perseverance can overcome, Now with a new lease on life, how they are paying it forward as advocates for positive thinking, organ donation & transplantation, they even got to tour Topps in NYC for a day.
*Collector Brian Bice & Melissa Bice lost their daughter due to complications of hydrocephalus, out of that grief they formed Carmen's Angel fund, a charity to help various charities including the hydrocephalus organization. Carmen's spirit lives on in the works that the organization does!
Lou Papa Jr. joins the show to talk about his insane inventory, how his finance background helps him with cards & how the recent hobby scandal directly affected him but he came out relatively unscathed, Time to dump Baker Mayfield? We take your questions on our "Wide Open" segment, Kershaw chokes again, Topps Update hits this week & Topps Transcendent's cover boy is Ken Griffey Jr.
Commons4Kids Jerry Millburn joins us to tell us how they've distributed millions of cards to the hobby youth, how they came about & how they coordinate things on different levels, Panini Website strikes again, Baseball post season underway & here comes hockey!!
Luke Pascal from the Pascal Collection returns & we don't mince words on some current events in the hobby, he also talks about historical autographs and why they may be better than the "artificial scarcity" the current sports market provides, Mafia autos, get by the trepidations and there's a lot of upside in that niche as not many exist.
Christopher from Crackin' Wax is our guest & tells us how he got his start & how Crackin' Wax evolved into one on the only breaking company where every break raises money for charity! Thanks to Fire Box Cases we are giving away a SlabPack Backpack case absolutely free to a lucky listener, get the contest word from this show & another from our website to enter. Winner picked Sunday night 9/22. NFL is changing it's player movement philosophy & a lot of QB's are out, some due to injuries others due to coaches decision.
Tyler Santiago is 21 years old but has his Santiago Sports business in full stride, he tells us what he's buying, stashing & how it all came about, Zion autos have went into correction mode, NFL Season is underway & it's Episode "42" so I bring some Jackie Robinson to the show!!
Action Packed Episode, Preview of the 2019 NFL Season, Steve Chada joins us to discuss how he got started in breaking, the plunge to do it full time & the side of "Breaking" that no one really sees, he gives listeners a discount code as well. Zion Williamson is setting the hobby ABLAZE, we discuss his closed/sold auctions & what kind of coin some of the ongoing ones are bringing. It's insane.
Stu Stone is back to talk more in depth about his popular card documentary "Jack of All Trades", You will learn some things you didn't know, Is there another baseball card film coming???
Mr.Richard Black joins us to tell us about his great product Perfect Fit Sleeves, I swear by them & they are our newest sponsor!
New products are out & much more on the horizon
Tim Shepler waxes poetically about the National, Gary Vee, hobby goings ons,etc. Zion Williamson mania in full effect, after a hiatus Bowman Sterling is baaaackkk & in a big way. Get your discount code on Fire Box Card Cases as they are our new sponsor!!
The National in Chicago was epic, We'll cover everything in depth. Two on-location interviews,Peter Steinberg of SGC Grading joins us to tell us why SGC is your best grading option & Mark Humphries from ThePit.com tells us why his company is the best choice when it comes to buying & selling key graded cards & they don't charge for storage. Why did SpartyHawkCache coin me "Cougar"? Its revealed here.
The National is coming, the National is coming!! Some announcements on the Nats, events we're in, we thank a couple people for kindness, Steve Ballmer describes how I feel. New wrinkles in the grading/trimming scandals, Parody is back in the NBA & that's a good thing.
In today's age of cutting cards, one man does is right, Let's put it this way, his skills got him to the Hall of Fame, Amazing Artist Tim Carroll joins us to talk about his amazing skill, what it's like having your work in the Hall of Fame & how sometimes you have to take a chance!!!
We answer listener questions on the "Wide Open" segment, Top two NHL picks sign exclusives & why the NFL teams don't want to pay running backs anymore!! Jam-Packed!
Joey Shiver/Dub Mentality joins us to discuss "Back in the day" hobby wise, the good old days & today's hobby, He tells us about his recent works in Beckett & Future endeavors, Always a great time with Mr.Teddy Bear himself.
All-Star Home Run Derby Yay!! Pete & Vladdy Jr put on a show, All-Star Game blah...Major trades in the NBA!!
Pack Geek's Jeff Hoferer joins us for an epic discussion on many topics from the 1984-85 Baseball boom corridor, Gary Vee, kids today & why I love his show. I discuss my trip to see the "Shoebox Treasures" exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Amazing sports artist Ken Karl tells us why amateur athletes are his favorite subjects, Babe Ruth jersey sets all time memorabilia record, Topps has "jumped the shark" with Living Set but not because of baseball, Vladdy not so rare in series 2, We answer listeners questions in "Wide Open", Someone breaks $20 in Break credit from DFB & heavy sports news!
Sports Photographer Nick Wosika let's us behind the lens & also tells us what it's like seeing your photos on Topps & Upper Deck cards, yes PWCC & PSA have issued statements so we'll update that situation & we announce the winner of the $25 Deep Fried Breaks credit.
Jam-Packed Episode & we may be off a few Christmas card lists, PWCC, Card Trimming-Grading, Schill Bidding, Gary Vee the good & the bad, Why in the world are you paying for card analytics that anyone can obtain free of charge, Wander Franco's or Babe Ruth certified autos, Josh Bell MVP?? Luke Pascal from The Pascal Collection joins us to tackle some of these topics head on!!!
Baseball Hall of Fame VP of Communications & Education Jon Shestakofsky joins us to discuss the new "Shoebox Treasures" wing which features 2,000 Baseball cards spanning all eras including 10 "holy grail" cards, the display utilizes smartglass technology.
Who wins the 3 card Ohtani rookie lot?
We answer your questions on the "Wide Open" segment
Actor/Director & Hobbyist Stu Stone joins us to discuss his new film "Jack of All Trades", We'll also discuss the current state of the hobby-You don't want to miss this interview. We are giving away 3 Shohei Ohtani Rookies-Listen to win! The Youth explosion is MLB is in full effect, Zion Williamson finds out his new pro team.
Living Set Rookies Impact-Mike Sommer/Wax Pack Hero returns to discuss that, his recent garage sale find & Gary Vee,
We announce the winner of the Kris Bryant Gold Label,
The debut of Open Mic where we answer the listeners questions
Breaking Bad? I'll tell you why despite recent bad press that breaking is a vital part of the hobby and it's plusses outweigh the minuses, Blake Bollinger from Deep Fried Breaks joins us to give us his insider perspective and also discuss other hobby topics.
I spend 4 minutes talking about Gary Vee & it might be 3 minutes too long.
Ronald Acuna Update Rookies...Trending Troutlike??
The show is becoming one of the most interactive out there-We introduce a new segment "Open Mic".
Website has been updated with live chats & forums.
Kris Bryant Bowman Best RC Gold Label BGS Giveaway.
*Special Episode* 2019 NFL Draft Preview-My son Jordan joins us to bring his NCAA knowledge in breaking down the draft & who goes where, How does this class matchup to last's year historic one?
The Hobby unfortunately lost a light this week, we pay our respects.
Bowman still red-hot & overproduced???
Bowman Baseball through the years, the good, the bad & the ugly, prospecting is tougher, 5K for Wander?? It's changed the game & it's not all good.
Quit your bat flipping & play ball, Tiger on the prowl again???
Stanley Cup Playoff Edition w my good friend from Canada Andy Pratt/Sports Card Life, we break down the opening round & tell you who hoisting the famous cup in the end. We'll talk cards and 30 year old chocolate, yes 30 year old chocolate. Chris Davis stinks...Peter Alonso doesn't. Bowman is coming Bowman is coming. Like potato chips,like cards-then I have good news.
Hobby Teens: Cards, Social Media & Life behind a screen, controversial discussion about whether teens in the hobby are "too involved", Is there such a thing as too much? Harper is hot, so is Alonso Final 4 is set American Alliance of Football has died MARIANO RIVERA GIVEAWAY!!
BrodytheKid joins us, This 11 year old is quite the advocate for the hobby, he's a blogger, video blogger, The Topps Tops of his Class Kid, Social Media budding superstar. Bright future ahead for this young man! We talk new releases & NCAA Basketball
Selling in the Modern Marketplace, definitive guide to moving cards in today's market, from setting up your store, ebay tips, online presence & setting up at shows I'll give you 30+ years of insight in 30 minutes, MIKE TROUT GRADED GIVEAWAY,
Andy Pratt from Sports Card Life joins us from north of the border to discuss Hockey, I give my take on the whole hot button Redemption card issue & it's not as anti-establishment as most, NFL Football free agency frenzy!
Mike Sommer talks Topps Living Set & Smart shipping techniques, We open a box 0f 2019 Donruss Baseball "semi-live" on the air, we talk about the NFL combine storylines, Bryce Harper recruiting & Lebron's a Bad man.
Ryan Yancey(Card Connector) joins us to discuss how he's making the vast hobby community a "smaller" place, new releases, sports & we announce the winner of the Gold Greg Maddux case hit. Bryce has a new home
Eric Norton/Fat Packs Podcast(Beckett Publications) join us to discuss the evolution of pricing, Ebay, Beckett, Family & Faith, This is our Super Bowl of shows! We'll preview the big game & talk about the 2018 NFL Rookie class which I believe is the best ever. Yep I just said that.
Signatures for Soldiers Tim Virgilio joins us to talk about his organization's effort to help our military vets through cards/memorabilia, 2019 Baseball is almost here so we preview next week's 2019 Topp's release,we discuss the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class & We talk about NFL officiating, overtime rules & how to fix the broken product.
eBay episode:Blessing & the curse, freedom with fees, the downfall of card stores, shipping is not cheap, Contenders still hot, Kyler Murray the football player, sell your Nick Foles now, Adam Gase is creepy, I love me some Dabo.
Kidority Kards Sarah Brannon joins us to discuss the great service they provide to the future of our hobby, we’ll talk new releases including Contenders Football, 2019 products will be here soon, Another Giveaway, We rip some packs “Live”, Kyler Murray changing mind & NFL Playoff talk
Graded Card debate PSA vs Beckett Graded, Are 1/1’s as special as they use to be?? Where is Bryce Harper going? College Football BCS standings & Championship talk, We ANNOUNCE GIVEAWAYS & interviews!!! Give us feedback
Our first weekly episode, highlights include: Hobby News & release dates, USPS is raising their rates, the Ohtani versus Andujar debate, Le’Veon Bell is a great player but not a good dude, Mello just retire, best bets of the week & prospects report.