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Sports Card Nation

By John Newman
Centered on the Sports Card hobby/industry. "Sports Card Nation" every Friday features a great conversation with Hobby dignitaries & hobby current events. Wednesdays-"Hobby Quick Hits" tackles one topic, short & sometimes sweet.
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Ep.99 w/Jeremy Lee of "Sports Cards Live"

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Ep.99 w/Jeremy Lee of "Sports Cards Live"

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HQH Ep.48 Hobby YOUR Way
You like raw, you like graded, you collect a team...sets...super collect a player, This is YOUR hobby. you buy, you sell, you trade. Awesome. This is YOUR hobby. Pursue it enthusiastically!! Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): E-Mail us at: 
January 27, 2021
Ep.111 w/ Chad,Timmy & Ricky from Pack to the Future Podcast
Chad, Timmy & Ricky join us to talk about their great podcast & we talk some hobby & share a few comical moments. Acuna or Soto? Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 
January 22, 2021
Hobby Quick Hits Ep.47 Why are you hobbying angry?
Why does the hobby or certain aspects of it get some "triggered", I understand there are some inherent flaws but if you aren't enjoying it then I have to ask 'Why are you punishing yourself?". Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): E-Mail us at: 
January 20, 2021
Ep.110 w/Bob Kendrick-Negro League Baseball Museum President
President of the Negro League Baseball Museum Bob Kendrick joins me in a great conversation about MLB's recent decision to recognize the Negro League & it's stats as a "Major League" & the ramifications of that long overdue decision, we discuss how he came up with the "Tip Your Cap" campaign & was he surprised how viral it became, we talk about the history of the league & how it is vital to the game we know today! Great & Fun conversation.
January 15, 2021
Hobby Quick Hits Ep.46 Back to the 80's...the start of something great.
We get in the DeLorean & travel back to the 80's& talk about a simpler time in the hobby but how that time was the foundation of what I didn't know was to be!! Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): E-Mail us at: 
January 13, 2021
Ep.109 w/Rob Valenti of Iron Sportscards
Rob Valenti has built Iron Sportscards into one of the premier PSA sub houses in the industry, we learn how he did it, talk shop and current state of affairs. . Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
January 08, 2021
Hobby Quick Hits Ep.45 Topps Montgomery 582 Financial review(2020)
I'm going through the year that was the Montgomery 582 Club 2020 including the exclusive access items & go over what I did with everything financially & talk about each release in depth as well. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): E-Mail us at: 
January 06, 2021
Ep.108 SCN "Hobbyist Choice" Awards(2020)
2nd Annual Awards show based on your votes, we announce the winners in 19 categories, see who took down the top prizes!! Thanks to my fellow content creators who helped me with this show.
January 02, 2021
Hobby Quick Hits Ep.44 Card Assets/Targets for Robbery
Are you doing enough to protect your cards? With the rise of cards as an asset class, your cardboard & chrome is as desirable as cash & not just to hobbyists but people with bad intentions.
December 30, 2020
Ep.107 w/Kristina Thorson & Chris McGill-Card Ladder/HOJ
Card Ladder's/House of Jordan's Kristina Thorson & Chris McGill join us to discuss state of the hobby, grading & how Card Ladder is a game changer. Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 
December 26, 2020
Hobby Quick Hits Ep.43 Grading is Good...Here's Why
Lots of #HobbyHate lately towards the grading part of the hobby, as someone who didn't like it in the 1990's I explain why I do now, how it's important to the hobby and yes indeed it's more than just about the MONEY!!! Come in with an open mind. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): E-Mail us at: 
December 23, 2020
Ep.106 W/Scott Greenberg of StarStock
StarStock CEO Scott Greenberg joins us to talk about how fast theyve made an impact on the marketplace. What's on the horizon & how they determine whether your card is an A, B or C. Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
December 18, 2020
Hobby Quick Hits Ep.42 Being priced out of the hobby
The Hobby is booming & so are prices, causing many to reevaluate their presence for the long haul, today I discuss some options to navigate through the high price waters & stay active in this great hobby. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby Check out HobbyQuickHitsPodcast (@HitsHobby): E-Mail us at: 
December 16, 2020
Ep.105 w/Greg Gay of Night Owl Cards
Greg's "Night Owl" blog is one of the best reads in the business, in this episode we get to know a little more about the man behind that blog, Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 
December 11, 2020
Ep.104 W/Chris Kelsey-Nashcards
Nashcard's Chris Kelsey joins us to discuss his hobby journey, leap to go full time in the hobby & open his card store, we talk grading card landscape & wax distribution as well. Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 
December 04, 2020
Ep.103 w/Ivan Lovegren Part II
The second part of our awesome conversation with GoGTS Live's Ivan Lovegren, topics include grading, how hosting the National makes seeing everything difficult, hobby booming during pandemic, If Ivan could change one thing about the hobby & some life stuff mixed in there.
November 27, 2020
Ep.102 w/Ivan Lovegren-GoGTS Live Part 1 "Giveaways & Death"
Part one of a two-parter with GoGTS Live's Ivan Lovegren & man do we cover some topics from the National, Card Stores in today's market, hobby negativity, Montgomery Club snafu & planning for the end game, and that's just part one!! Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 
November 20, 2020
Ep.101 w/Matt Greaney from
Matt joins us to discuss the birth of his website & the current grading landscape, why he'd like to see automation in grading, he also reveals what percentage of the hobby revolves around graded cards & the number might surprise you. Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:
November 13, 2020
Ep.100 "LIVE" w/ Dr.Beckett, Brody the Kid & Drew Herndon
Dr.James Beckett, Brody the Kid & Drew Herndon joined me to celebrate Episode 100 as we went "LIVE" for the first time ever on SCN, we talk about various current hobby topics & give away 13 prizes too! Leave us a voice message or ask a question: Follow us on Social Media: Podcast: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 
November 06, 2020
Ep.99 w/Jeremy Lee of "Sports Cards Live"
Always interesting coversating with someone who has a similar hobby background, Same age, started around same time, show dealer & now Podcast hosts..Jeremy Lee is our guest, host of the live video podcast "Sports Cards Live", Jeremy one of the best conversationalists in the hobby. We discuss the state of the hobby, content creation & the future. The 2022 National has a new locale, & Ginter X is live. We also announce the Hot Box Cards subscription box winner.
October 23, 2020
Ep.98 w/Blake Jamieson & Tony Bianchini-CardArt
Blake Jamieson is a talented artist that has blazed a path into the hobby, He has now launched CardArt with Tony Bianchini, They both join me today to discuss the new venture, The high & lows of the Topps Project 2020 and how art may have changed the hobby landscape forever as we know it. I've made tentative National plans, We announced the 5 Free Vintasge PSA Submissions winner & an update on those Bond Bread JRobs.
October 16, 2020
Ep.97 w/Rich Klein
He's an encyclopedia of hobby knowledge but on his 2nd appearance on the show, we learn a little more about Rich Klein the person & how it all started. PSA is doubling its size & there's a new vintage price champion. We announce the $50 1 of 1 Card Shop Break Credit winner
October 09, 2020
Ep.96 w/Brandon Steiner-CollectibleXchange
Brandon Steiner has brought fans closer to the game for a long time, he's the leader in the sports memorabilia field, he brings his insight, talks about his new company CollectibleXchange, he shares stories of Bobby Knight, Mickey Mantle, Mark Messier, Mariano Rivera & he's giving away some stuff.
October 02, 2020
Ep.95 w/Barry Newman "Brooklyn Baseball Experience"
My 82 year old Father joins us for the first time & takes us back to the 1940's-50's New York City, Brooklyn to be exact, Ebbets Fields, Jackie Robinson & the Brooklyn Dodgers, getting to meet the players & watch greatness, What did Jackie endure & how they "collected" cards back then.What happened when they moved out west, We travel back in time & it was a fun conversation. Take a journey back with us!!
September 25, 2020
Ep.94 w/Peter Steinberg from SGC Part 2
The 2nd half of the interview with SGC's President Peter Steinberg, he's answering your questions, a sneak peek of things to come. We give away another $25 Break Credit from 1 of 1 Card Shop
September 18, 2020
Ep.93 w/SGC's Peter Steinberg (Part 1)
SGC's President Peter Steinberg is back on the show, he talks about the growing pains of the business exploding, how they are handling it, what to expect, he answers the questions you submitted, This is part one, part two airs next week.
September 11, 2020
Ep.92 w/Ken Goldin-Goldin Auctions
Ken Goldin doesn't mince words, why should he, one of the first of the big auction houses to really embrace the modern market, the results are overwhelming & speak for themselves, auction after auction another record falls, Ken joins us to talk about his career & what sets Goldin Auctions apart from the rest. New record price for Jordan RC, we give away another $25 break credit courtesy of 1 of 1 Card Shop.
September 04, 2020
Ep.91 w/Kard Killer
Don't always judge a book by it's cover, Kard Killer exemplifies that, extremely talented but the shock value of his entry into the social media realm of the hobby turned some off including myself but as he says he has a plan, his custom cards & other items are stunning & like some great anti hero's he's using those talents to help others., if you stuck around you are enjoying the show. Mike Trout Superfractor sold & Vegas Dave is getting the last laugh. We announced the $25 Break Credit winner. Kard Killer IG:
August 28, 2020
Ep.90 w/Susan Lulgjuraj "Sooz"
"Sooz" is a hobby veteran, She's been on both sides of the Hobby, her experience & passion can never be questioned, we talk about her career, will she work in the hobby again? What's the one thing she'd change about the hobby right now?  Who was her guy before Jeter? Yes, we talk about "New Money". Trout Superfractor Update, Beckett in the supply game, USPS shipping slowing,  PSA Blocking people like Mutombo,  We announce this week's 1 of 1 Card Shop $25 Free Break Credit winner. Check Sooz out at: Twitter: @yanxchick
August 21, 2020
Ep.89 w/William Taglis-Pastime Marketplace
William Taglis joins us to talk about his hobby career and why Pastime Marketplace cases are the best to protect your precious inventory. The rescheduled National is canceled. I made cable news & we give away another $25 break credit. Use code: SCN15 for 15% OFF YOUR WHOLE ORDER
August 14, 2020
Ep.88 w/Efdot(Eric Friedensohn) Topps Project 2020
Efdot is confident but that's because he can be, his work speaks for itself, his work in the Topps Project relates to current events probably more than anyone else, he joins us to discuss his career & approach to the project. We announce the winner of this week's $25 break credit from 1 of 1 Card Shop. Efdot: IG: @efdot Twitter: @efdotstudio Patreon: Check out the definitive Topps Project Analytics at
August 07, 2020
Ep.87 w/ Garrett & Parker Frederking-Paying it forward RAK's
We can learn a lot from 10-year old Parker Frederking, someone sent him some cards when he was having surgery & now Parker with assistance from his father Garrett are sending cards to kids in need in all 50 states & Canada, Parker says he's very fortunate but wants to help those less fortunate than him, wise behind his 10 year old age. We announce this weeks $25 Break Credit Winner from 1of1 Card Shop
July 31, 2020
Ep.86 w/Mitch LaRock/Forever Young Sports Cards
Mitch LaRock is a collector, dealer, show promoter, & big time grading subber, he built his empire by grinding, he joins us to discuss his journey, putting together a card show with autograph guests during this pandemic & how collecting Brian Urlacher led to some Tom Brady's and the start of something big. Lebron Exquisite RPA sold for 1.8 mil to set the modern day record but it may not hold the belt for long, fireworks on Monday Night Heat & we announce this weeks $25 Break Credit Winner from 1 of 1 Card Shop.
July 24, 2020
Ep.85 Matt Taylor/Topps 2020 Project
Matt Taylor joins us from across the pond to talk about his illustration career that spans movie posters, comic books & now the Topps 2020 Project, his balancing of life & work, how freelancing work was his calling card & how he approaches each card he does. 1993 Finest is back? You can buy a 1986-87 Fleer Basketball sealed case, We announce the winner of this week's $25 Break Credit from 1 of 1 Card Shop. Check out for the definitive Project 2020 Guide
July 17, 2020
Ep.84 Tyson Beck/Topps Project 2020
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". Check out for the definite Project 2020 Guide
July 10, 2020
Ep.83 Kevin Anderson/Lorn Walker from The Sports Card Talk Show
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!
July 03, 2020
Ep.82 w/Sophia Chang/Topps Project 2020
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:
June 26, 2020
Ep.81 w/Andrew Thiele/Topps Project 2020
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:
June 19, 2020
Ep.80 w/Joseph Ari Aloi/JK5 Topps Project 2020
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:
June 12, 2020
Ep.79 w/King Saladeen-Topps Project 2020 Artist
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:
June 05, 2020
Ep.78 Topps Gregory Siff/Topps 2020 Project
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:
May 29, 2020
Ep.77 w/Jeff Dinsen-Defness45-Producing content in a positive way
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!
May 22, 2020
Ep.76 w/Max Steiner of Sportlots-New features coming
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
May 15, 2020
Ep.75 w/Rich Mueller/Sports Collectors Daily, Hobby still booming-How & Why?
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.
May 08, 2020
Ep.74 w/Rob Bertrand/Go GTS Live, Graded 9 Explosion
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.
May 01, 2020
Ep.73 Randy Lerch/God in the Bullpen
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.
April 24, 2020
Ep.72 w/Artist Blake Jamieson-Topps 2020 Project
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. Find our guest Blake Jamieson at: IG: @athlete.portraits Youtube: Follow the show at: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Check out Mike Sommer's intensive Topps Project 2020 Informative tracker at:
April 17, 2020
Ep.71 w/Artist Graig Kreindler
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.
April 10, 2020
Ep.70 w/Eric Norton from Fat Packs Podcast, Covid State of the Hobby, Sports in 2020?
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.
April 03, 2020
Ep.69 w/Mike-Low End Cards,Grading gap closing, Baseball prospecting taking a hit
Mike from Low End Cards joins us to discuss the gap closing between SGC & BGS/PSA, Covid19 hurting what hobby sport the most? Is the National going to happen? 
March 27, 2020
Ep.68 w/Brad Balukjian-The Wax Pack, Covid19 impact
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.
March 20, 2020
Ep.67 w/Nigel Eccles-StarStock, CoVid19 Thoughts
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
March 13, 2020
Ep.66 w/Tim Virgilio -Signature for Soldiers
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!!!
March 06, 2020
Ep.65 w/Paul "Foul Ball" Jones
"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
February 28, 2020
Ep.64 w/DR.James Beckett-Sports Card Insights
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!
February 21, 2020
Ep.63 w/ Richard Davis-Wade Boggs Super Collector
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.
February 14, 2020
Ep.62 w/Tom Geideman Architect of Upper Deck & Griffey RC
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
February 07, 2020
Ep.61 Kobe Bryant: Homage to a Sports & Hobby Icon
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.
January 30, 2020
Ep.60 w/Drew Herndon(Let Me Get That Podagraph)
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!
January 24, 2020
Ep.59 w/Steve Chada of 1 of 1 Card Shop talks Topps Million Card Rip & Family business
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.
January 17, 2020
Ep.58 w/Writer Brian Flinn & SCD Podcast Cover story
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.
January 10, 2020
Ep.57 w/Pre-War Card's Anson Whaley & Vintage card discussion
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....
January 03, 2020
Ep.56 w/Chris Carlin from Upper Deck,Young Guns Hockey Phenomenon & doing Redemptions right.
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
December 27, 2019
Ep.55 w/Chris Steuber(BCD) Sports experience helps hobby experience,Bowman Draft Sapphire
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
December 20, 2019
Ep.54 w/Brian Gray from Leaf Trading Cards doing things differently
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.
December 13, 2019
Ep.53 SCN Hobbyist Choice Awards
1st Annual Hobby Awards presented in 19 categories, Who was company of the year, Baseball Hobby Rookie of the Year, The winners were chose with your votes!!
December 06, 2019
Ep.52 w/Jimmy Mahan Amazing Acts of Kindness,Bowman ChromeX thoughts.
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?
November 22, 2019
Ep.51 Anniversary Show/Mega Giveaway
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!
November 15, 2019
November 9, 2019
November 09, 2019
Ep.50 w/Marlin Carlson aka SpartyHawk Cache,Online Exclusives
*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!!!
November 08, 2019
Ep.49 w/Rich Klein Hobby through the years, StockX Topps teamup
*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
November 01, 2019
Ep.48 w/Steve & Heather Winfree/Brian Bice Carmen's Angel Fund & helping others
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!
October 25, 2019
Ep.47 w/Kin Kinsley from Bean's Ballcard Blog
Kin Kinsley is our guest & Kin is one of the straight shooters of the hobby, he says what he feels & we dish on various aspects of the hobby including how time consuming it can be.
October 18, 2019
Ep.46 w/Louis Papa Jr from Sports Card Exchange-Financial background advantage?
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.
October 11, 2019
Ep.45 w/Commons4Kid's Jerry Millburn,Panini probs
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!!
October 04, 2019
Ep.44 w/Luke Pascal & Artificial Scarcity,Historical Autos
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.
September 27, 2019
Ep.43 w/Crackin' Wax & breaking for charity.
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.
September 20, 2019
Ep.42 w/ Tyler Santiago(Santiago Sports)
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!!
September 13, 2019
Ep.41 w/ 1 of 1 Card Shop's Steve Chada Breaking full time & the 2019 NFL Season Preview
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.
September 06, 2019
Ep.40 w/Matt Hanscom from Fire Box Cases,Prospecting & Grading, Andrew Luck fallout
Matt Hanscom from Fire Box joins us to discuss grading, prospecting & the awesome cases his company cranks out, Hobby fallout from Andrew Luck, & everyone's favorite 4 letter word FOTL.
August 30, 2019
Ep.39 w/ Stu Stone(Jack of All Trades) & Richard Black(Perfect Fit Sleeves)
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
August 23, 2019
Ep.38 w/ Tim Shepler(ATC), Zion Mania, Bowman Sterling is back!
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!!
August 16, 2019
Ep.37 National Recap, SGC/ThePit interviews
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 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.
August 09, 2019
Ep.36 National Preview
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.
July 26, 2019
Ep.35 w/Artist Tim Carroll, Open Mic, NHL Draft Picks exclusives
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!
July 19, 2019
Ep.34 w/Dub Mentality's Joey Shiver, HR Derby talk
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!! 
July 12, 2019
Ep.33 w/Vince Autullo(TSCS Pod)
That Sports Card Show Podcast's Vince Autullo joins us, we discuss state of the hobby, some behind the scenes on our shows, Dad stuff, Jaws & much more! NBA/NHL Free agency, Bowman Platinum ehhhh.
July 05, 2019
Ep.32 w/Pack Geek's Jeff Hoferer,Trip to Cooperstown
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.
June 28, 2019
Ep.31 w/ Artist Ken Karl, Open Mic
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!
June 21, 2019
Ep.30 Brody the Kid, Gary Vee talk
Brody the Kid is back, a bomb dropping bird & a special announcement, Gary Vee on cardboard, Scandal updates, Black Labels are easy???
June 14, 2019
Ep.29 w/Nick Wosika Hobby Freelance Photographer, Scandal update
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.
June 07, 2019
Ep.28 w/Luke Pascal,PWCC,Trimming,Schill bidding,Grading Scandal
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!!!
May 31, 2019
Ep.27 w/ Jon Shestakofsky of the Baseball Hall of Fame(Shoebox Treasures Exhibit)
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
May 24, 2019
Ep.26 w/Stu Stone/"Jack of All Trades"movie discussion, MLB Youth Explosion
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.
May 17, 2019
Ep.25 w/Mike Sommer/Wax Pack Hero,Gary Vee talk/Open Mic
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
May 10, 2019
Ep.24 Deep Fried Breaks breakdowns the Breaking industry
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.
May 03, 2019
Ep.23 NFL Draft Special w Jordan Newman
*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???
April 24, 2019
Ep.22 Bowman Prospecting
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???
April 19, 2019
Ep.21 w/Andy Pratt Stanley Cup Preview
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. 9Jw2JsDjte6hW92Hcdjl
April 17, 2019
Ep.20 Hobby Teens & Social Media in the Hobby
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!!
April 05, 2019
Ep.19 w/Brody the Kid
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
March 29, 2019
Ep.18 Selling in the Modern Marketplace
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, 
March 22, 2019
Ep.17 w/Andy Pratt Hockey Talk, Redemption Card solutions
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!
March 15, 2019
Ep.16 w/Mike Sommer(Wax Pack Hero),Topps Living Set & Shipping techniques
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.
March 08, 2019
Ep.15 w Card Connector, Bryce Harper has a new home
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
March 01, 2019
Ep.14 MLB Season Preview,Optic Basketball
2019 MLB Season preview, division winners, award winners & post season winners, Optic Basketball wax RIP, Win the SC GREG MADDUX GOLD CASE HIT in this episode.
February 22, 2019
Ep.13 w/Shane Compo-Blind Collector overcoming disability
Through the eyes of a collector, Shane Compo doesn't let being legally blind hinder his love for sportscards, an inspiring story.
February 15, 2019
Ep.12 w/Drew Herndon(Let Me Get That Podograph), NFL Rookie Review, Luka Mania
Drew Herndon from Lemme Get That Podagraph to discuss the huge impact this year's NFL rookie class made & will continue to make on the hobby & is Luka‐ Mania too much or not enough???
February 08, 2019
Ep.11 w/Eric Norton(Beckett Fat Packs), Super Bowl Preview
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.
February 01, 2019
Ep.10 w Tim Virgilio/Signature for Soldiers. 2019 Topps Baseball Preview
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.
January 25, 2019
Ep.9 Ebay The Blessing & the Curse
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.
January 18, 2019
Ep.8 w/Sarah Brannon(KidorityKards),Kyler Murray Discussion
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
January 11, 2019
Ep.7 Gary Vee Hobby Impact,Contenders Football
2019 New Releases, Gary Vee getting heavy in sportscards?? Contest winners x 2, Contenders Football discussion, College Football Championship & NFL Playoffs.
January 04, 2019
Ep.6 w/Ryan Johnson(CardCollector2), PWE Shipping
Ryan Johnson/Cardcollector2 joins us to tell us about his recent decision to go full time in the hobby & his future plans, SAQUON RC Colorburst Giveaway!! Plain White envelope shipping discussion.
December 21, 2018
Ep.5 w/Deegs Sports Vault,Prizm Basketball
Deegs Sports Vault joins us, one of the genuine “good dudes” in the hobby, Giveaway announcements, Prizm Basketball & Topps Dynasty Baseball discussed, What’s next for Kareem Hunt??
December 14, 2018
Ep.4 w/Clay Plaugher(Clay's Cards) Submitting to PSA
PSA Grading w Clay’s Cards, Giveaway announced, BCS College playoff talk, Urban Meyer done? Hobby releases....
December 07, 2018
Ep.3 Grading Card Debate PSA vs Beckett, 1/1's No big deal?
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
November 29, 2018
Ep.2 Beltre HOF? Pack-Ripping on Air
Episode 2 features some big hobby news, On air pack ripping, Is Adrian Beltre a Hall of Famer? Thanksgiving ramblings
November 23, 2018
Ep.1 The Beginning...
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.
November 16, 2018