The holiday season is just around the corner, so we do a little Buy – Sell – Hold today with some athletes.
I actually make some ‘sell’ calls that go against the popular opinion of many. I would be selling Matt Forte, Mark Ingram, Cam Newton, and probably every 2011 NFL rookie right now – because after the season, no one will care about anything but Andrew Luck (and the other ‘new’ rookies). It’s what they call ‘selling the tops’ in the stock market — you want to try and sell when a guys prices are at the highest. Right now Matt Forte is doing well, but look at Chris Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Jahvid Best, and even Adrian Peterson who just got hurt …. there always is time to buy back in at a lower price. Also, if you look at Dez Bryant, Sam Bradford and other rookies from 2010 – their cards can be had for less a year later; so it’s usually best to wait on buying these ‘hot’ rookies and players until they cool down.
On the flip side – you could be buying Deron Williams, Chris Paul, and Dwight Howard right now when no one cares about the NBA. When they eventually come back (in 2012-13) these three will probably be the hottest free-agents in the game. Depending on how things work out, Howard will probably end up on the Lakers and either Paul or Williams goes to the Knicks … that would drive up values as these players enter the biggest markets in the game.
I refer to some collector clubs later in the show. Our fan forum member suggested them in this thread: http://www.sportscardradio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3240&start=10
We got a copy of ‘Your Gridiron Gourmet’ from author Lisa Jensen the other day. It’s filled with all kinds of yummy foot recipes that you can make on game day. The chili & chicken fajitas look great!
We don’t review any products but recently 2011 Panini Absolute Football and 2011 Topps Chrome Football have come out – and I like the rookie autographs in both these. Both have on-card signatures, however I think there a few stickers mixed in … unfortunately Andy Dalton in Chrome is a sticker auto. Either way, I think these products have been the most fun to open recently.
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