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Prospecting in the sports card hobby is hard.

How hard is prospecting in the hobby?

The reality is that prospecting is hard in the hobby just as it is in real life sports. Check out some of our “Prospecting Is Hard” Instagram Reels series where we take a player who’s been hyped as an elite quarterback and see how much it has depreciated in value since their rookie season.

Kevin Durant and his top 3 rookie cards

Kevin Durant was always a dominant talent on the courts starting from his rookie years playing for the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma Thunder.

But when he joined the Golden State Warriors, Durant cemented his legacy winning multiple championships along the way.

2022 XRC Select Rookie Cards

2022 Panini XRC Rookie Cards for sale

The highly anticipated 2021 Panini Select Football is now available with the regular parallels all in there. But one big difference for 2021 is that the XRC rookie cards aren’t redemptions.

2022 Topps Series 2 baseball short print rookie cards

Did these short prints save the 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball set?

Baseball card collectors can rip packs from 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball hoping to hit short print rookie cards of Julio Rodriguez, Bobby Witt Jr., and Spencer Torkleson – a la Ronald Acuna Jr. bat down rookie cards from the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball set.

kirill kaprizov rookie cards

Kirill Kaprizov and his SP Authentic Future Watch Rookie Cards

It’s the summer of 2022, but hockey card collectors can now rejoice because the 2020-21 SP Authentic hockey card set has finally been released. And one of the big chases in this set is undoubtedly the rookie of the year (Calder Memorial recipient) in 2021 Kirill Kaprizov.

Julio Rodriguez rookie cards

Julio Rodriguez and his top 3 rookie cards

If you still believe in his talent as a top prospect with a very good eye and feel of the strike zone, then there might be a good buying opportunity for Rodriguez rookie cards.

Jordan Poole rookie cards

Jordan Poole and his top 3 rookie cards

What a delightful surprise Jordan Poole has been for the Golden State Warriors with high praise from teammate Stephen Curry and even opponents like Damian Lillard.

2022 Underrated Baseball Rookie Cards

Some underrated baseball rookie cards worth checking out

If you missed our podcast episode on Cards To The Moon where we invited Scottie B. Cards to talk about the best active MLB players with the highest career average WAR stat, we discussed which baseball rookie cards might be a good buy.

JaMarr Chase Rookie Cards copy

Ja’Marr Chase and his top 3 rookie cards

Ja’Marr Chase was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals fifth overall in the 2021 NFL draft. And in his rookie season, he’s already been honoured with some impressive accolades.

Scottie Barnes new rookie cards

Scottie Barnes and his top 3 rookie cards

The Toronto Raptors selected Scottie Barnes as the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. He quickly proved himself as a worthy pick by becoming the second rookie in 25 years to record 100 points in his first six games in Raptors franchise history.

Evan Mobley rookie cards

Evan Mobley and his top 3 rookie cards

Evan Mobley, the Cleveland Cavaliers rookie, is a dangerous player who has been impressive this season helping his team off to a strong start. He has also moved up as a strong candidate to win Rookie of the Year honours for the 2021-22 season.


Jalen Green and his top 3 rookie cards

Before being selected by the Houston Rockets as the second overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft, Green was already drawing attention to himself as a star player at San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, California.

Lamelo Ball Draft Class 2020 giveaway

GIVEAWAY: Lamelo Ball Draft Class 2020 Card

Because we’re marking a small milestone with our 10th episode of Cards To The Moon this week, we want to do a small giveaway of a LaMelo Ball Panini Contenders Draft Class 2020 Card along with a random lot from the Contenders set (pictured above).

Cards To The Moon sports card podcast

PODCAST: Why no hobby love for these sports cards?

In Episode 5 of the Cards To The Moon podcast, co-hosts Clark, Hyung, and John wonder why there’s no hobby love for certain sports cards or sets – and feel it might actually make a good early investment now since not a lot of collectors are into them.

Jadon Sancho and his top rookie cards

Jadon Sancho and his top 3 rookie cards

Jadon Sancho, the young soccer talent who plays for the England national team, is in the headlines these days with his pending transfer to the historic Manchester United soccer club.

Erling Haaland top rookie cards

Erling Haaland and his top 3 rookie cards

Nicknamed “The Terminator”, Erling Haaland is the next young hot soccer superstar player everyone in the game seems to be talking about. Here’s his top rookie cards.

Graded Wax Packs for Sale

Spending big bucks to crack open Graded Wax Packs?

Most of the graded cards out in the sports card market will be your typical singles slabbed to keep the piece of cardboard in good condition as well as to increase its value. But there are some that grade whole wax packs of sports cards.

DK Metcalf top rookie cards

DK Metcalf and his top 3 rookie cards

What a 2020 season for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf as he and his QB Russell Wilson have made a real connection, leading to great success on the field.

Drew Brees Top Rookie Cards

Drew Brees and his top 3 rookie cards

With Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints nearing the end of his career, he should be in the same conversation to be a Hall of Famer as his contemporaries like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

Nick Chubb top rookie cards

Nick Chubb and his top 3 rookie cards

It hasn’t been since 2002 that the Cleveland Browns made the playoffs, but thanks in part to Nick Chubb and his QB Baker Mayfield, the Browns now have a taste of the post-season.

Tiger Woods Rookie Cards

Tiger Woods and his top 3 rookie cards

If you’re on the lookout for some Tiger Woods rookie cards, here’s our favorite 3 to invest in. Already considered the GOAT to many golf enthusiasts, many of his cards will already be at a premium.

Obi Toppin Rookie Cards

Obi Toppin and his top 3 rookie cards

Being drafted by the New York Knicks certainly doesn’t hurt Obi Toppin’s profile as he attempts to prove he’s worthy of Rookie of the Year honors in 2021.

Chris Paul rookie cards

Chris Paul and his top 3 rookie cards

Chris Paul, the veteran point guard, is still in search of a championship ring, but when all is said and done, his career stats should get him into the Hall.

Dalvin Cook Rookie Cards

Dalvin Cook and his top 3 rookie cards

With Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook on track in 2020 to post career highs and arguably considered the best RB in this pandemic season, it’s no surprise collectors are looking for Cook rookie cards.

Justin Jefferson Rookie Cards

Justin Jefferson and his top 3 rookie cards

While quarterbacks Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, and Tua Tagovailoa might be getting the majority of the attention when discussing Offensive Rookie of the Year honors, Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson is beginning to get noticed.

CeeDee Lamb and his top 3 rookie cards

Can CeeDee Lamb, rookie wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys, play well enough down the stretch in this 2020-21 season to earn Rookie of the Year honors?

Cam Newton Rookie Cards

Cam Newton and his top 3 rookie cards

It’s a little weird seeing Cam Newton not quarterbacking the Carolina Panthers, but Newton looked good in his debut with the New England Patriots.

Jimmy Butler Rookie Cards

Jimmy Butler and his top 3 rookie cards

Jimmy Butler has always had the talent, but as the veteran player gets older (now playing for his fourth NBA team), will he be able to lead a team to a championship?

Jamal Murray Rookie Cards

Jamal Murray and his top 3 rookie cards

With a deep Denver Nuggets team, Jamal Murray can be easily overlooked. But beginning with Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Bubble Playoffs, he gave a performance as to why that would be a mistake.

Kendrick Nunn rookie cards

Kendrick Nunn and his top 3 rookie cards

Kendrick Nunn of the Miami Heat can be easily overshadowed by the other two up for the NBA Rookie of the Year award in 2020 – ie. Ja Morant and Zion Williamson.

Brandon Ingram Rookie Cards

Brandon Ingram and his top 3 rookie cards

The shiny new thing on the New Orleans Pelicans is Zion Williamson and he’s been getting all the attention (and rightly so), but collectors should also take a look at teammate Brandon Ingram.

Jayson Tatum Top Rookie Cards

Jayson Tatum and his top 3 rookie cards

With the departure of Kyrie Irving from the Boston Celtics, fans are looking to Jayson Tatum to lead them to post-season success and in the foreseeable future.

Vince Carter rookie cards

Vince Carter and his top 3 rookie cards

It’s official. After 22 seasons in the NBA, Vince Carter, aka Vinsanity, is retiring. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see his rookie cards continue to increase in value until he most likely gets inducted into the Hall.

Allen Iverson Best Basketball Cards

Allen Iverson and his best basketball cards

We’re giving him a big shout out to Allen Iverson who was incredible in his prime, leading the league in scoring four times and steals three times. Oh and he also led the league in minutes per game five times.

Michael Porter Jr. rookie cards

Michael Porter Jr. and his top 3 rookie cards

Michael Porter Jr.’s potential has never been in doubt but whether he could shake off injury concerns has some wondering whether he can reach his full potential in his NBA career.

Tua Tagovailoa rookie cards

Tua Tagovailoa and his top 3 rookie cards

The Miami Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailoa with its fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with high expectations of leading the team to a much improved record than the previous season.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander rookie cards

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and his top 3 rookie cards

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander might not reach the likes of former Thunder superstars (Kevin Durant, James Harden) but it might not be a bad idea to start tracking his career with some of his rookie cards relatively affordable today (other than some high-end rookie patch autographs).

2020 topps inception baseball

Early hits from 2020 Topps Inception Baseball

For baseball card collectors who like a splash of color on their cards with a chance to hit an on-card autograph of a top MLB player or rookie, the 2020 Topps Inception recently released is for you.


Justin Verlander and his top 3 rookie cards

From his early days as a dominant pitcher for the Detroit Tigers to a more nuanced and smarter pitcher with the Houston Astros, Justin Verlander is one future hall of famer who should warrant more attention from the hobby.

Luis Robert rookie cards

Luis Robert and his top 3 rookie cards

Considered by some to be at the top of the 2020 Rookie of the Year list (along with LA Dodgers Gavin Lux), Luis Robert of the Chicago White Sox is ready to put his five-tool talent on display.

Nick Bosa Rookie Cards

Nick Bosa and his top 3 rookie cards

Nick Bosa, the dynamic defensive end from the San Francisco, certainly made an impression in his rookie season on his way to the Super Bowl game.