In a recent episode of our podcast Cards To The Moon, we debated which popular sports card parallels or refractors are overrated and which ones are underrated?
For those who don’t have millions of dollars to spend on this historic card, you might be wondering how much less are the ones that are graded much lower than an SGC 9.5 or PSA 9?
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.
When the Topps Stadium Club Baseball Set was released some three decades ago, we considered it a higher end set with its premium photography and design. But somewhere along the way, it just wasn’t valued… Read More »Giving Topps Stadium Club Baseball Some More Respect in PSA Magazine
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.
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.
After all the hype behind the Lebron James Triple Logoman card from the 2020-21 Panini Flawless set (graded PSA Authentic), the one-of-one card sold for a cool $2.4M dollars (including the buyer’s premium).
The hit that’s getting the most attention from the 2021 Panini Prizm Football set is the Manga hits. But a close second is the Color Blast inserts.
The debate on who the actual NBA basketball GOAT player will for the foreseeable future continue between Michael Jordan and Lebron James.
The Panini One and One set offers its Downtown inserts (case hits) featuring artistic renditions of some of the best players in the game with iconic images of their hometown team serving as the background.
So after waiting almost 1.5 years for my Luis Robert base Topps Chrome rookie baseball card to come back from PSA (submitted in Dec. 2020), I finally got it back.
Other than the release of the Topps Series 1 flagship baseball set, 2022 Bowman Baseball might be the next early release that many baseball card collectors most look forward to.
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.
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.
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.
In this 2022 season, the question is can Ohtani have another MVP season? It’s a possibility. But for his prices to make another spike up would mean he would have to stay healthy again another full year plus improve upon his numbers from last season. That’s a tall order.
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.
With news of his retirement after 22 seasons playing in the NFL, and winning seven Super Bowl rings, the question for collectors in the hobby is how much more can Tom Brady football cards increase in value?
Seeing some of the bangers that are coming out of the highly anticipated, long-delayed, super high-end set of 2020-21 Panini Flawless Basketball, it seems to be well worth the wait.
Cooper Kupp had quite the 2021 season capturing the triple crown by leading the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. That’s 145 receptions, 1,947 receiving yards, 16 receiving touchdowns to be exact, making… Read More »Cooper Kupp and his top 3 rookie cards
The pandemic delayed the release of several basketball card products, which made collectors wait for sports cards featuring the 2021 NBA Draft Class in their respective pro uniforms.
Here’s the full transcript from our unaired episode recorded January 2022 due to bad audio. You can listen to our podcast Cards To The Moon produced by fivecardguys with new episodes every Tuesday at fivecardguys.com/podcast
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.
After the controversial F1 race in Abu Dhabi to cap of the 2021 season that saw Max Verstappen break the tie and capture the championship, will Lewis Hamilton sports cards see any kind of dip?
Here’s a “Pick One” debate we had in Episode 27 of our podcast Cards To The Moon featuring two Luka Doncic basketball rookie cards. Both are short-printed but one is going for a little less… Read More »Pick One: Luka Doncic Select Silver Concourse vs. Select Base Courtside
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.
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.
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).
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, 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.
For those who bought and collected any artist baseball card renditions of the Topps Project 2020, this new release of the Topps Project70 will definitely look familiar to you.
As the consensus number one pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Trevor Lawrence rookie cards will be (if not already) a popular chase for card collectors.
The National Treasures Football Card set is another highly anticipated high-end football card set released in April 2021, and the hits are already listed for sale on eBay. There are some 1/1 rookie patch autograph… Read More »Hits from 2020 National Treasures Football Card Set Listed for Sale
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.
For those who believe Randy Arozarena can continue his success, here are some of his best rookie cards from Arozarena who was a former St. Louis Cardinals prospect.
The future of the Seattle Mariners looks bright with top 2021 MLB prospect Jarred Kelenic in the lineup. In most top prospect lists to begin the 2021 season, Kelenic easily lands in the top 5.
It seems the list price of the Lebron James Topps Chrome rookie cards (PSA 10 in particular) is setting a new baseline every month (or even week)!
Don’t get us wrong – $5.2 million is a big number. In fact, it’s a record-breaking number for the most expensive baseball card sold to date, which now belongs to the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card in PSA 9 mint condition.
Trevor Lawrence is the consensus number one pick heading into the 2021 NFL Draft and it will be one of the most sought after chase card when Panini Prizm releases his rookie card.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With more collectors coming into the game, we thought we’d see which sports cards are on everyone’s Christmas wish list. What is your ultimate top 5?
With many collectors returning to the hobby they first left as a child, so is the hope of making a profit in flipping sports cards.
To gauge some of the hottest Lebron James Basketball Cards in the market, one useful metric is to see how many watchers there are on a particular eBay item.
With the resurgence of the hobby, there’s no doubt one of the most important sports cards culturally is the 1986 Michael Jordan Fleer Basketball rookie card.
As the number one overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Alexis Lafreniere will have high expectations to perform both for New York Rangers fans and hockey card collectors. The buzz is already high with… Read More »Alexis Lafreniere 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.
This is a question for the super high-end collectors out there who can afford to buy a wrapped wax box of 1986 Fleer Basketball: Do you buy a box and chase Michael Jordan rookie cards… Read More »Open 1986 Fleer Basketball Wax Box or Hold for Long-term Investment?
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.
A Texas Tech couple who witnessed the early talents of Patrick Mahomes and invested early in some of his very rare rookie cards is looking to sell their super football card collection listed on eBay for a cool $7.5 million.
Just for fun, here are some of the Lebron James basketball cards currently listed on eBay that King James himself might want to add to his own personal collection.
In light of the news that Rob Kardashian hit a huge Tom Brady 1/1 Panini Mosaic Choice MVP Nebula Card, there are other Nebula cards that have surfaced.
Collectors know the value of a good hit can increase significantly if the card is also graded well. The Panini Encased gives the opportunity to find one graded card straight out of the pack.
With the popularity of basketball cards seemingly growing exponentially, the 2019-20 Panini Contenders Draft Basketball set is one that should be pretty popular.
The 2020 Topps Triple Threads Baseball set is back with plenty of hits to collect. Each pack of the high-end baseball card set contains one autograph card, one relic patch and two base parallels. But… Read More »Hits from 2020 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Listed for Sale
With the popularity of The Last Dance docu-series on ESPN featuring Michael Jordan, there’s another documentary from the same producers – this time putting the spotlight on UFC and its beginnings.
The quirky and popular Allen & Ginter set is back with its mix of baseball stars, past and present, as well as athletes from other sports and non-sport celebrities too.
With the successful inaugural release of the Panini Mosaic Basketball Set, sports card collectors might now turn their attention to the 2020 Panini Mosaic Football Set.
Steve Nash is a NBA Hall of Famer, and now he can add NBA coach to his resume, who will be leading the Brooklyn Nets in 2021 with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant on the roster.
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?
First, it was the Lebron James rookie card, then it was the Mike Trout Superfractor 1/1 rookie card. Now this week it’s the Giannis Antetokounmpo 1/1 Logoman Autograph Rookie Card up for auction.
Along with Lionel Messi who is amongst the best soccer players of all time to be currently playing, Cristiano Ronaldo should also also be on the conversation.
Once heralded as the player who could possibly take the New York Knicks to the next level, Kristaps Porzingis didn’t get that chance after he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
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 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.
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.
For those looking for the ultimate limited edition card from this unique set, here are some 1/1 Gold Framed now listed for sale below that were randomly inserted in some of the Topps Project packs.
Explain why a card like the iconic Michael Jordan 1986-87 Fleer Rookie Card that isn’t scarce at all can still sell for five-figures?
His 2003-04 Exquisite Collection Autograph Patch Rookie Card (BGS 9.5 Gem Mint) that was recently put up for auction sold for a cool $1.845 million at Goldin Auctions – a new record.
12 wax boxes. 432 packs. That’s what you’ll get in the 1 sealed case of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball, which is up for auction starting July 13 with a minimum bid of $250K. And yes, this… Read More »Sealed case of 1986-87 Fleer Basketball up for auction, bidding starts at $250K
Many collectors attribute the success to color parallel sports cards today to the Precious Metal Gems parallel set with its vibrant colors.
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.
If you’re waiting to see who pulled the one-of-one, gold-framed Mike Trout Topps Project 2020 baseball card designed by Ben Baller, the wait is over.
Already widely reported, the Lebron James 2003-2004 Upper Deck Exquisite Rookie Patch autograph card is hitting the auction block Monday, June 22, 2020.
Everyone is talking about the Zion Williamson logoman autograph card that some are willing to pay big bucks for (one as high as half a million!) with the release of the highly-anticipated Panini National Treasures Basketball set.
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.
The 2020 Topps Tier One Baseball Set – one of the high end baseball sets that consists of two autographs and one relic card in each pack – is now available for sale.
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.
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.
It might feel strange to have the annual Bowman Baseball set released without the MLB season already underway, but the set remains plenty popular.
In anticipation of the May 14, 2020 release of the 2020 Topps T206 hobby box (with 10 cards per pack), we wanted to highlight cards in the more recent past inspired by the look of the vintage sports card design.
While we primarily focus on high-end and/or valuable autograph rookie cards on fivecardguys.com, there are exceptions to that general rule.
With the recent release of the 2020 Topps Transcendent Hall of Fame Edition, some of these ultra high-end hits are already listed for sale on eBay.
If anyone is watching The Last Dance on Netflix, then this collection of SP Authentic Michael Jordan By The Letter patch autograph cards is a little more meaningful.
In a surprising piece of news before the start of the 2020 NFL season, Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be reunited with Tom Brady.
The highly anticipated Michael Jordan documentary titled ‘The Last Dance’ debuts April 19, 2020 and some collectors wonder if it’ll boost the value of some of the marquis players to be featured in the docu-series.
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).
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.
Most sports cards are on cardboard or chromium stock. But the 2019-20 Panini Impeccable Basketball boxes also contain some hits made of metal within its Stainless Stars subset.
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.
Here’s a whopper of a listing on eBay that features a lot of two one-of-one Panini Prizm Select basketball cards of two young NBA superstars – Luka Doncic and Trae Young.
Okay they’re not full size gold bars you see in bank vaults, but it’s still pretty cool to see 1/2 Troy Ounce of 14k gold embedded in these Panini Impeccable Basketball 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.
It’s always fun to see the throwback look each year of the baseball cards from the Topps Heritage set, which follows shortly after the release of the Topps Series 1 baseball set.
As the popularity of basketball grows, so does the interest in basketball cards within the hobby. And for any basketball card collector, the Panini Prizm Basketball Card set is a great place to start.