The annual tradition continues! On today’s show we talk to Ryan @SportsCardNews about the 2017 National Sports Collectors Convention being held in Chicago, IL. The show is JAMED packed this year and it seems like sports cards is really in a good place with collectors around the country. You’d think breakers, dealers, and shops would be rolling in the money because of all the customers pouring through the doors - but many are facing challenges of scaling up their business beyond where it’s been the last few years. One company that has a scalable business model is COMC - and it seems like they are still expanding at a rate that isn’t experienced by many in this industry. We discuss some of the stuff going on their and how we are bullish on that websites future. We discuss the Dak Prescott auto-pen situation, and have reliable sources confirming where the auto-pen actually came from. Hint: you might want to take a closer look at your Tony Romo & Troy Aikman “autographs”. We discuss how group breakers seem stuck in the slow lane - and how we predicted that business model has a ceiling that is nearly impossible to break through. We each give an update on Amazon FBA sales. Hint: they are explosive. I tell you what I’m going to buy with my Amazon FBA profits in a few months. Hint: not a piece of cardboard with a man’s photo on it. We take multiple victory laps about calls we’ve made about the stock market, Aaron Judge being good, different sports card business models failing, Panini’s “VIP” party featuring paper plates & napkins. etc. Overall, the hobby seems to be experiencing the effects of a healthy economy & job market, but few dealers (outside the vintage only guys & COMC) really seem to be cashing in big time. One thing is for sure - we’ll be seeing you all again next year so enjoy this annual tradition.

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This week we discuss the Dak Prescott "Auto Pen" scandal involving Panini America. We discuss the language in contracts signed by other Panini signers - and why it places all responsiblity on Panini. We discuss why Dak Prescott might have done this, and why it might not make sense to have used an auto-pen. Beckett Grading certainly comes out smelling like roses, as they essentially turned away business for the sake of authenticating. Later on in the show I give you an Amazon FBA update - including the first few hours of Amazon Prime Day. If this is any preview of how the holidays will go, it's going to be an explosive Christmas season for me selling on Amazon. I discuss my trip to Las Vegas, blocking Panini butt kissers on Twitter, and more.

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Today's show highlights COMC's recent fee changes. Some fees went up, some actually went down. It demonstraits a shift in the market COMC is trying to go after. The company has a massive moat around their 'low-end' card business - it's unlikely any challenger will emerge to take that business away from them. So in order to capture the market COMC has less of (higher-end cards) the company has adjusted fees to encourage/discourage certain cards from being sent in. We discuss if the alternatives are better, or if paying the extra 20% to list a card is worth it. We discuss why liberal politicians in Washington state might be to blame. I discuss why anyone with any investment savvy would salivate over COMC's business model - but scoff at UD/Topps/Panini/Leaf's business. I give an Amazon FBA update. I update my $100 COMC card sales. I try to encourage all these guys living at home with mom to get some new skills and earn more money. I'm doubtful many are capable of pulling that off - but I tried. 

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With the sports world on hold with only MLB being in action - there’s not too much going on around the hobby. So on this podcast we take a break from the normal card talk and discuss some sustainable ways to make money in this hobby. Surprisingly the two best ways I can think of almost never involve touching the cards. During our segment on Amazon - I discuss some of the ways you can make money on Amazon, and I give specific ways to make money with websites. If you don’t enjoy selling stuff online, this episode is probably not for you. Anyone looking to expand their online money making empire should listen up since there’s lots of good info in this podcast.

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We have a jammed packed edition of the sports card show podcast where we discuss multiple topics that have happened in the sports card hobby over the last few months. Blowout cards was hacked and their reaction was typical. Panini left patrons of the Industry Summit hanging with no black boxes. A 1/1 card was released that had Mitchell & Ness tags - which probably can't even be player worn, let alone game worn, as the card indicated. We discuss sending your cards into COMC. A breaker blatantly stole cards on camera. Our off topic/make america great again segments covers my best tax write-off this year + welcome to LA Lavar & Lonzo Ball!! 

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We cover multiple topics in this 'comeback' edition of the Sports Card Show podcast. We discuss what areas of the baseball card market that are booming. Could that include 1990's 'junk wax' era cards as well? I give you an update on my $100 COMC account and what I did to generate $70+ in sales last month. I give 3 specific NFL 2 year players that I like - one I will be buying cards of soon. We briefly discuss the NFL combine. Finally we close out with some business idea around estate sales & garage sale finds. Lastly our Make America Great segment talks about how I'm willing to pay more for my fruit/veggies if it meant higher wages. 

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An extended episode of the Sports Card Show Podcast, where we touch on 8 different topics. Included are discussions on the Panini Replay Prizm Mosaic replacement set/boxes that are being offered up by Panini as a "make good". Topps Trancendent baseball was one of the most expensive products of all time - does the hobby really need to go this route? Steve Grad (the Pawn Stars Autograph expert) has moved to Beckett. Has Steph Curry peaked? 2017 Topps is almost here, we discuss what that set means to the hobby. Topps website was hacked, and it was warned beforehand. I discuss my 2016 COMC results from my $100 account. Briefly touch on the LA Lakers - and more. 

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On today's show we discuss a variety of topics from around the hobby. First I give you an update on my COMC $100 account Black Friday sales. Various topics about PSA/BGS grading cards is discussed - including price fixing for high-grade cards and a million dollar idea. I discuss some of the 2017 NFL draft prospects, including one running back in particular. Panini Replay was a flop and collectors are awaiting an announcement from Panini. That and more.

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Miracles happen, weed is legal in California and Trump is president. PSA has been blazing hot fire for 6 years. COMC has Black Friday coming up. Chicago Cubs stars have been lighting up the Arizona Fall League for years. 

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Today's show is a bonus episode hosted by Ryan. We go into the new $27,000 product Topps announced. Upper Deck ePack angering long time users. Beckett wrote a story about 50 Group Breakers to know in 2014, how many are still in business? Plus many more thoughts about the sports card world. 

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