Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Dr. Beckett unretires to share sports card stories, analyses, and opinions, based on his six decades of intensive experience.

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Jimmy asked about the best way to break into breaking cases - to be profitable a breaker has to acquire desirable sports card cases at a reasonable cost.
May 11, 2021
John's Sports Card Nation is one of my favorite podcasts.  In this episode we trade alternating questions about the hobby we both love.
May 10, 2021
Brad and I discuss the technical challenges inherent in what GradeA.id's press release and marketing mock-up seem to suggest.
May 8, 2021
Co-hosts Brody the Kid and Brad Bethune joined me for a stimulating conversation about this breaking news story and how it might impact the grading world.
May 8, 2021
Josh and I discuss Card Ladder - an impressive analytical app that provides a 21st century price guide approach to many of the inter-related high demand cards in our hobby as well as other cards sugge...
May 7, 2021
Brody the Kid and Brad Bethune (@TXCardDude) were my co-hosts a couple of weeks ago on Hobby Hotline (available live or as an audio podcast) - this was the part of the show that elaborated on my kids'...
May 6, 2021
Bowman came back with a splash in 1989 when Topps brought back the first of these prospect-driven baseball card sets, which have continued to be anticipated staples within the annual mix of baseball c...
May 6, 2021
Gabriella had some questions she wanted to ask me about the sports cards hobby for her college psychology paper about how nostalgia has played an important part in the resurgence of collecting during ...
May 4, 2021
Buy on the big dip, the little dip, the future dip, the permanent dip?  Very confusing especially in a raging bull market for sports cards.
May 3, 2021
In sports card grading the spread between the values of 9's versus 10's is not a fixed constant, as it floats and is dependent on many factors especially the condition sensitivity of the card.  Here's...
May 1, 2021

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