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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Each dueling questions episode is different depending on the backgrounds of those involved - thanks Brian for your great questions.
August 19, 2022
Brad Bethune, Rich Klein, and Victor Roman were co-hosts with me on this recent edition of Hobby Hotline - watch the whole show - it is live twice a week for an hour - this is just an excerpt.  
August 18, 2022
Braves fan Herman Bryant shared his hobby origin story - his two faves are Dale Murphy and Freddie Freeman.  Hope to see you Herman at next year's National in  Chicago!
August 17, 2022
Four different products from three different sports - all four hobby boxes around the $200/box price on the secondary market - enjoyed opening them and picking (my) winner - thanks Panini!
August 16, 2022
Brian and I had a wide-ranging discussion of his hobby background and his entrepreneurial bent - we had some similarities and some differences - but specifically we are both enjoying what we are doing...
August 15, 2022
I surprised myself by actually preferring the box with fewer cards even though I loved the design of SP Authentic - I am becoming exclusively a player collector with a large number of players that I f...
August 12, 2022
Torsten keeps sending me interesting data analytic questions and comments drawing on other fields of interest - you might learn something!
August 11, 2022
Another interesting group of eight sports card hobby questions from listeners and viewers - send yours to doctorjamesbeckett@gmail.com and thanks!
August 10, 2022
The management of the National Sports Collectors Convention going forward will no longer be spearheaded by the Berkus and Broggi families, who have carried the ball so well for the past 15 years - tha...
August 9, 2022
I explain how this came about and who was the lucky one - lots of fun opening this iconic hobby turning point baseball card box - thanks Geoff and Rob!
August 8, 2022

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