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Show #205 Panini’s First + Topps Better + Amazon & COMC Update

Initially I thought this would be a shorter show, ended up being about the same length as usual. Talk about Panini’s “First Off The Line” offering. Topps Baseball has been on FIRE! Almost all releases are out of stock at distributors – showing strong demand across the board. I hit $10,000+ in Amazon sales in only my 2nd full month selling. Why I think September will be flat or lower. My COMC account I started in June 2015 with $100 has 40% cash. The white jewish media had you all up in arms about ‘white on white’ crime …. but what about all the black on black crime? I started a new podcast about online marketing & selling products online – check it out at www.powersellingradio.com

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Show #204 @SportsCardNews From The 2017 NSCC

The annual tradition continues! On today’s show we talk to Ryan @SportsCardNews about the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention being held in Chicago, IL. The show is JAMED packed this year and it seems like sports cards is really in a good place with collectors around the country.

You’d think breakers, dealers, and shops would be rolling in the money because of all the customers pouring through the doors – but many are facing challenges of scaling up their business beyond where it’s been the last few years. One company that has a scalable business model is COMC – and it seems like they are still expanding at a rate that isn’t experienced by many in this industry.

We discuss some of the stuff going on their and how we are bullish on that websites future. We discuss the Dak Prescott auto-pen situation, and have reliable sources confirming where the auto-pen actually came from. Hint: you might want to take a closer look at your Tony Romo & Troy Aikman “autographs”.

We discuss how group breakers seem stuck in the slow lane – and how we predicted that business model has a ceiling that is nearly impossible to break through.

We each give an update on Amazon FBA sales. Hint: they are explosive. I tell you what I’m going to buy with my Amazon FBA profits in a few months. Hint: not a piece of cardboard with a man’s photo on it.

We take multiple victory laps about calls we’ve made about the stock market, Aaron Judge being good, different sports card business models failing, Panini’s “VIP” party featuring paper plates & napkins. etc.

Overall, the hobby seems to be experiencing the effects of a healthy economy & job market, but few dealers (outside the vintage only guys & COMC) really seem to be cashing in big time. One thing is for sure – we’ll be seeing you all again next year so enjoy this annual tradition.

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Show #203 Auto-Panini Dak Prescott Scandal + Amazon FBA Updates

This week we discuss the Dak Prescott “Auto Pen” scandal involving Panini America. We discuss the language in contracts signed by other Panini signers – and why it places all responsiblity on Panini. We discuss why Dak Prescott might have done this, and why it might not make sense to have used an auto-pen. Beckett Grading certainly comes out smelling like roses, as they essentially turned away business for the sake of authenticating.

Later on in the show I give you an Amazon FBA update – including the first few hours of Amazon Prime Day. If this is any preview of how the holidays will go, it’s going to be an explosive Christmas season for me selling on Amazon. I discuss my trip to Las Vegas, blocking Panini butt kissers on Twitter, and more.

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Show #202 Time To Move Back Home With Mom – COMC Raised Fees

Today’s show highlights COMC’s recent fee changes. Some fees went up, some actually went down. It demonstraits a shift in the market COMC is trying to go after.

The company has a massive moat around their ‘low-end’ card business – it’s unlikely any challenger will emerge to take that business away from them. So in order to capture the market COMC has less of (higher-end cards) the company has adjusted fees to encourage/discourage certain cards from being sent in.

We discuss if the alternatives are better, or if paying the extra 20% to list a card is worth it.

We discuss why liberal politicians in Washington state might be to blame.

I discuss why anyone with any investment savvy would salivate over COMC’s business model – but scoff at UD/Topps/Panini/Leaf’s business.

I give an Amazon FBA update.

I update my $100 COMC card sales.

I try to encourage all these guys living at home with mom to get some new skills and earn more money.

I’m doubtful many are capable of pulling that off – but I tried.

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Show #201 Sustainable Money In The Hobby?

With the sports world on hold with only MLB being in action – there’s not too much going on around the hobby. So on this podcast we take a break from the normal card talk and discuss some sustainable ways to make money in this hobby.

Surprisingly the two best ways I can think of almost never involve touching the cards.

During our segment on Amazon – I discuss some of the ways you can make money on Amazon, and I give specific ways to make money with websites.

If you don’t enjoy selling stuff online, this episode is probably not for you.

Anyone looking to expand their online money making empire should listen up since there’s lots of good info in this podcast.

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