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Show #209 New Years Resolutions + Conferences + $2.35M Transcendent + More

On today’s podcast we discuss the 3 sports card “manufacture” conferences that will be happening during the first two months of the year. Upper Deck, Topps and Beckett will be holding these conferences – which one should you go to if any?

Topps recently released 2017 Topps Transcendent Baseball, a product with a $27,000 price tag. Given there are 87 boxes made – that means Topps is asking the card community to fork over $2.35M during a time when we are buying gifts for others (or yourself like me haha). I think a product like this can be a regular release, however Topps’ timing could be improved.

During our annual New Year’s Resolutions segment, I hand out advice for Panini, Topps, and Upper Deck for 2018.

Finally on our Make America Great Again segment, I discuss my process to finding good stocks, I give you some podcasts I listen to and we discuss how you can make the new tax bill work for you.

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Show #208 High End Player Worn + Leaf Goofs Again + COMC + ECON101

On today’s show we discuss a few topics as we approach the holiday gift giving season. First we discuss the Player Worn vrs Game Worn. While this is a discussion we’ve had before, “high end” expensive products are seeing far more player worn material cards than ever before. Is this a good direction for the hobby to go down? How does this impact new collectors? What can the card companies do to explain this better to new collectors?

Next we discuss Brian Gray from Leaf Trading Card’s appearance on Beckett Radio. Gray said some things that contradict his claim that he can authenticate an athlete’s signature from a distant photo on eBay. Gray’s request to appear on the Sports Card Show Podcast was ignored, and he’s actually fortunate we did so – because we would have pressed him on his ridiculous statements, unlike the other podcast hosts that come & go in this hobby.

Next we talk about COMC and some of the small changes they’ve made. We discuss how there appears to be no slowdown in site traffic/sales – which we said wouldn’t slow down after some minor fee increases. We are anticipating more robust fee changes sometime in 2018 and I speculate how you can take advantage of those changes.

Our Make America Great Again segment is really an ECON101 lesson. It’s painfully obvious the vast majority of the country has very little idea about Economics, which is more of a stain on the educational system – which will teach you finger painting & basket weaving – before how to actually analyze the economy. I talk about some of the myths about the economy and who you should listen to if you want advice. Being financially stable is a goal of almost anyone I meet – unfortunately most of you don’t listen to the right sources on how to achieve this, which is why you won’t be successful unless you change your mindset – or get help.

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Show #207 Prizm Crash + 2018 NFL Draft + Staying Positive

On today’s podcast we touch on a wide variety topics around the sports card world and in the world of politics.

First we discuss all the new card sets being released on a daily basis during the last half of the year. It’s honestly got to be really hard to manage your cash flow – no matter if you are a dealer or a collector with this many releases coming out. I honestly think it would be wise to specialize in a particular niche – and look to expand into markets that require less cash-flow management like the new card market requires.

I purpose that there be some kind of Group Break Trade Association. Pretty much every industry has one, from Fantasy Sports, to the NRA – like minded people can come together often for the common good. I think group breakers could join forces and create standardize rules & possibly make it a better experience for the consumers who buy into breaks.

I give a quick update on my Amazon, eBay and COMC account sales. Honestly I’m saving most of this discussion for my new podcast at PowerSellingRadio.com – so check it out if you haven’t already. I should have another podcast posted later this month.

2017/18 Panini Prizm first off the line NBA baseball box sales literally made Panini’s website crash because there was so much demand. While I think the demand was a good sign for Panini – and the basketball card market in general, I saw a lot of negative reaction on Twitter & the Blowoutcard Forums of people who were rightfully frustrated with the buying experience. I share my idea for Panini next time they think they could have this kind of demand – and how it could lead to more sales & less frustration from collectors.

Sports Card Radio hired a full time employee. He’s doing a great job – if you’ve noticed 3-4 new articles are being posted each day. That should continue for the foreseeable future.

2018 Football should be really good. I fully anticipate Josh Rosen from UCLA being the #1 QB on the board, followed by Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, and Sam Darnold. I see a scenario where all 4 QB’s could be selected in the top 10 picks – and possibly in the top 5 if there aren’t any other impact players on the board (I honestly am not sure). It should lead to very strong sales of 2018 NFL football cards because I could see each QB being valued at over $100 each for autographs.

Lastly, our Make America Great Again segment, I talk about how you can follow the negative news on Trump …. or decide that you are going to make the most of the things you can. His tax reform bill (if passed) could honestly make you wealthy if you listen to the right people. Remember – 95% of Barack Obama’s income gains benefited the 1%. You really think Donald Trump will be any different?? That means you can benefit if you know how to think/act like the 1%. If you only read/digest the negative news, I’m willing to bet you will see those negative things happen to you. Only you decide your outcome, not Donald Trump.

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Show #206 Beckett & Leaf Spread #FakeNews About NBA Superstar

On today’s show we have a very special guest – Ryan from @SportsCardNews. When he comes on the show outside his annual appearance during the National Sports Collectors Convention … you know something BIG has happened. Something so stupid and preposterous, that we have to bring him on the show to discuss it.

Recently NBA superstar and rapper Damian Lillard was on Twitter proclaiming an autograph a seller was offering was indeed fake. (Tweet 1 | Tweet 2) Lillard commented on the social media platform twitter via his account with over 1 million followers that the autograph in question was fake TWICE. It’s rare to have an athlete respond to fans, let alone about an autograph being real or fake. Lillard did this TWICE in one day regarding the same item.

Then Beckett Authentication Services (BAS) and Leaf Trading cards had the audacity to claim Lillard was wrong about his own signature. Beckett even asked Lillard via the social media platform to take A THIRD LOOK at the item! The following day, both Beckett AND Leaf spread the #FakeNews that Lillard had deleted the two tweets where he claimed the autos were fake. In fact Lillard DID NOT delete the tweets – it was the seller of the (fake) autograph (Joel Alpert) who deleted his tweet with a link to the item!

On today’s show – consider this a declaration of war against the ignorant and arrogant card manufactures and “authenticators” that think they know a signature better than the man himself. This podcast serves as the initial shot across the bow against their LIES & DECEPTION! We are SICK AND TIRED of these companies thinking they can spread false claims across this hobby. We feel this does the hobby harm.

Get ready for an explicit laced show where we BLAST Beckett, Leaf, Joel Alpert and more.

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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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