Sports Card Radio began in 2008 shortly after site owners Colin & Ryan closed their hobby store, in part, because of a weak U.S. economy. Sports Card Radio was initially inspired by a Poker website, ‘Poker Road’, that featured a podcast, “Poker Road Radio.”
Poker Road chronicled the life and times of famous card players during the online poker boom. The site had a plethora of interesting characters that contributed content in the form of podcasts, videos and articles.
The sports card world may not be as captivating or as fast paced as poker players hanging out on the Las Vegas strip, but Colin & Ryan discovered there was interest in card information.
In 2009, Sports Card Radio was the first website to focus on releasing product checklists the day the set came out. Since 2010, the website has driven over $10 million in affiliate referrals to eBay. Colin & Ryan discovered you could make more money providing free information, then you could running a sports card shop.
Despite the success, Colin & Ryan have always tried to stand up for what they think is right. They’ll often call out card companies and bad characters in the hobby on their podcasts and on Twitter.
“We are loyal to our listeners and the fans of our website. Card companies have come and gone. Shady dealers are a dime a dozen. Not telling the truth to our fans would be like lying to a friend,” says site owner Ryan.
Sports Card Radio has over 10 million site visits since 2010.
The most popular day ever on the site was July 5, 2017. News broke that Dak Prescott had used an autopen to sign his Panini Prizm Football cards. The Washington Post even embedded a YouTube video made by Colin on their website.
As far as podcasts, the most downloaded show was: Show #130 5 Year Anniversary – Ripping On Razzers – E-Mail Bag + More. The show featured Colin destroying the Group Break and Razz community.
Follow Colin on Twitter: @SportsCardRadio
Follow Ryan on Twitter: @SportsCardNews