What’s The Rarest Football Card Of All Time?
The 1894 N302 Mayo's Cut Plug John Dunlop card is one of the rarest football cards in existence. However, the 1925 Star Player Candy Red Grange has a lower graded population.
This Dunlop card is often referred to as the 'holy grail' of football cards and is a part of the first football card set in history-the N302 Mayo's Cut Plug set.
The cards featured ivy league football stars of the day and are the first 19th-century trading cards dedicated solely to football players.
Tom Brady Autograph Database
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1984 Topps Football Cards: Most Valuable (Top Picks)
The 1984 Topps Football set is THE landmark football card set of the 1980s.
Sure, the 1981 Topps set has the Montana rookie card, and the 1982 Topps set has Lawrence Taylor’s rookie card.
But, the 1984 Topps set features one of the best collections of big-name rookies across any sports card set from the 1980s.
In this piece, we take a closer look at the 1984 Topps set, providing PSA population data, card values, and thoughts on overall investment potential.
Fractional Sports Card Investing: A Collector’s Guide
I’ve always viewed sports cards as an alternative asset. Vintage sports cards are equivalents to your other stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
Some view baseball cards as pieces of cardboard. But once you dig into the supply/demand dynamics, it is clear why sports cards should be considered investments.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been in this first as a collector. I agree that the popularity of breakers and flippers gives rise to a bubble-like, greed-infested hobby.
But I also think it’s fine to be both a collector (in it for the love of the hobby) and an investor at the same time.
Yet, with many vintage sports cards out of budget for most collectors, a new stock market-like dynamic has evolved.
Fractional sports card ownership allows a collector to buy a small piece of a high-priced card at whatever amount they desire.
In this piece, we will dive into the details of this burgeoning new market.
Barry Sanders Rookie Card (Best 4 Investments, Value, Checklist)
Barry Sanders was one of the best running backs to ever play the game. Most rankings put Sanders in the top three overall, usually surrounded by other great runnings backs such as Jim Brown or Walter Payton.
Unfortunately, Barry Sanders rookie cards were released during the peak of the junk era of sports cards, when massive overproduction was the norm.
Thus, for investment purposes, his rookie cards are only suitable if seeking the highest graded copies possible.
Even then, the significant supplies make it hard to envision a future when his rookie cards increase massively in value.
Still, I wanted to provide some more thoughts on his available rookie cards, providing more information on card values, scarcity, and overall investment potential.
Jerry Rice Rookie Card: Value, Investment Potential, Scarcity
The Joe Montana to Jerry Rice connection in the 1980s was one of the best-ever quarterback and wide receiver duos of all time.
Even despite the rise of some star-studded wideouts, Rice remains the consensus #1 WR in the history of football.
The Jerry Rice 1986 Topps Rookie card has seen renewed interest among football card collectors.
Rice rookie cards in high grade have seen the biggest increase in recent years.
In this piece, we examine the career of Jerry Rice while taking a closer look at his 1986 Topps rookie card.
Deal Or No Deal Groups – Don’t Take The Bait
‘Deal or No Deal’ groups have become quite popular on Facebook. One of my collector friends sent me his thoughts on the format, which I’ve published here. Note, if you’re a collector and would like to see your thoughts on our website, shoot me a line at email@example.com.
Deal or No Deal Facebook groups annoy me.
They wouldn’t if I didn’t belong to them, but I am a glutton for punishment.
Simply put, DOND listings are generally sucker bets.
Let me explain why.
1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card: A Closer Look
Joe Namath is one of the most famous quarterbacks in NFL history. He was a quarterback for the New York Jets and played college football at Alabama. His career lasted from 1965 to 1977, before he retired due to health issues.
Namath’s 1965 Topps Football card is his rookie card and one of the most iconic and valuable cards in the hobby. Mint condition copies have sold for over $200,000 as vintage collectors continue to gravitate to the cards of ‘Broadway Joe’.
As follows, we’ll examine the population reports for Namath’s rookie card, current values, and take a look at his career, while providing thoughts on the future investment value for the card.
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