Basketball Breakouts: Key Rookie Cards For the 2024 NBA Playoffs

by Vinnie Rullo

The 2024 NBA Playoffs officially begin on April 20th, with the final eight seeds set in each conference. Basketball sports cards often reach the highest when a player reaches or wins the NBA Finals.

A player having a big playoff game performance can automatically see an increase in value in their cards overnight. I had a lot of success with this strategy on multiple occasions last season, by buying up the rookie cards of Jayson Tatum and Nikola Jokic before the playoffs started.

Sometimes, a player you wouldn’t expect to have an impact in the playoffs winds up playing well and their card values increase. Although it's tough to predict, I have a few ideas to try and help you make some profit this NBA Playoff season.

Let’s look at some of the key players and cards you should buy in this year's NBA Playoffs.

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Basketball Breakouts: Key Rookie Cards For the 2024 NBA Playoffs
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Flip Cards For Cash: Expert Strategies For Selling At Card Shows

by Vinnie Rullo

Sports card shows are premier venues for reselling and flipping your cards.

The availability of shows varies by city, with several events each weekend and a few larger ones throughout the year.

Developing effective strategies for flipping cards at these shows can lead to significant profits.

This guide will explore techniques to enhance your profitability when setting up a table to sell your cards at a local card show.

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Flip Cards For Cash: Expert Strategies For Selling At Card Shows
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The Controversial Collection: Top 10 Sports Cards with a Story

by Vinnie Rullo

Controversy often stirs heated debates, and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of sports cards.

From secrets that took over two decades to unravel to revelations that shocked the community in mere months, the tales behind these cards are as varied as they are fascinating.

This article delves into the top 10 most controversial sports cards of all time, uncovering the stories that have sparked debates, lawsuits, and sometimes, even legends

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The Controversial Collection: Top 10 Sports Cards with a Story
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2024’s Best Bets: Top 24 Sports Cards to Invest In

by Vinnie Rullo

The new year has arrived, bringing with it the potential for many sports cards to increase in value as the year progresses.

This article examines 24 must-have sports cards you should consider buying this year.

Many of these cards feature athletes who are potential future Hall of Famers, players in the spotlight, MVP-caliber talents, and those who might benefit from an appearance in this year's Super Bowl.

Let's delve into our Top 24 Must-Have Sports Cards for 2024.

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2024’s Best Bets: Top 24 Sports Cards to Invest In
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Top 10 Coaching Sports Cards Of All Time

by Vinnie Rullo

Coaches play a pivotal role in shaping championship contenders, leaving an enduring impact on numerous sports franchises throughout history. Some of these coaching legends were once star players who transitioned into remarkable coaching careers, while others never graced the professional athlete arena themselves.

Intriguingly, many coaching rookie cards and key cards featuring future Hall of Famers remain underrated gems. As follows, I'll review the most valuable coaching cards across the four major sports: baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.

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Top 10 Coaching Sports Cards Of All Time

Top 10 Knicks Rookie Cards: Retired Jersey Icons

by Vinnie Rullo

Discover the best rookie cards of the New York Knicks' all-time greats, delving into the rich history of this iconic basketball franchise.

This guide highlights the top basketball cards of the exceptional Knicks players who earned the honor of having their jersey numbers retired.

These honored jerseys now grace the rafters of Madison Square Garden (MSG), acclaimed as 'The Mecca' by legends like LeBron James.

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Top 10 Knicks Rookie Cards: Retired Jersey Icons

Junk Wax Gems: Top 15 Most Valuable Cards Of The Era

by Vinnie Rullo

The Junk Wax Era, spanning from 1986 to 1993, is predominantly recognized for its significant overproduction of baseball cards.

This period led to a substantial bubble in the sports card industry, which eventually burst, causing a notable collapse in the market.

However, the era was more than just bubble and bust; it also produced a rich array of sports cards, including valuable rookie cards and rare short-prints

Many cards from this era now hold surprising value. You could discover some of these hidden treasures in your collection.

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Junk Wax Gems: Top 15 Most Valuable Cards Of The Era
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The Top 10 Sports Cards That Changed The Hobby

by Vinnie Rullo

Sports cards have been on quite the journey since the late 1800s.

From humble beginnings with baseball cards tucked inside tobacco tins,
to today's flashy 1/1s and autographed patch cards.

Throughout this evolution, a few cards and sets have truly turned heads,
setting new trends and directing the next big thing in card collecting.

These aren't just pieces of cardboard; they're snapshots of sports moments in time, shaping the hobby and leading to the dynamic card culture of today.

Without these game-changing cards, our hobby would be a different ball game.

So, let's dive in!

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The Top 10 Sports Cards That Changed The Hobby
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Top 10 LeBron James Rookie Card Picks

by Vinnie Rullo

LeBron James is often hailed as one of history's most outstanding basketball players.

He has consistently exceeded expectations since his early days as a high school sensation.

Last season, he clinched the title as the NBA's all-time leading scorer.

As he gears up for his 21st NBA season in 2023-24, he remains an undeniable powerhouse on the court.

LeBron's sports cards rank among the most coveted collectibles for enthusiasts.

Let's delve into the top 10 LeBron James rookie cards, selected based on their popularity, value, and sales volume.

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Top 10 LeBron James Rookie Card Picks
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Top 20 Most Valuable 1986 Fleer Basketball Cards

by All Vintage Cards

The 1986 Fleer Basketball set is one of the most iconic basketball card issues ever.

It was issued at a time when basketball was finally getting its due in terms of fan support. Driven by the continued dominance of the likes of new players such as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and, of course, the legend himself, Michael Jordan.

The set was small in number (132 base basketball cards plus 11 stickers) but loaded with big-time rookie cards, including the iconic rookie card of Michael Jordan.

The cards themselves aren't necessarily rare. However, gem-mint (PSA 10) copies are a challenge due to the propensity of easy damage to the red borders of the cards and common centering issues.

In this piece, we will provide a look at the top twenty most valuable cards in the 1986 Fleer Basketball card set. 

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Top 20 Most Valuable 1986 Fleer Basketball Cards