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How to get MORE PSA 10s When GRADING Your CARDS

How to get MORE PSA 10s When GRADING Your CARDS

May 07, 2021 7 min read

A PSA grade of 10 is a coveted form of recognition in all sports and trading card communities. The most obvious reason for this? Well, it's really hard to get! A card has to be practically perfect and meet a list of criteria to be given the top mark from PSA graders, but if you can get that number, then your card instantly becomes more valuable than it was the day you sent it off. So if you want in on some of the collectibles action, this is a must know for you. What tips and tricks of the trade do you need to know. You'll find out today on the Powers Sports Memorabilia Show!
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TOP 10 ERLING HAALAND Soccer Cards For Your COLLECTION

TOP 10 ERLING HAALAND Soccer Cards For Your COLLECTION

May 07, 2021 9 min read

Erling Haaland has become a soccer superstar playing for Borussia Dortmund. Even hotter than his play of the football pitch has been his cards. Soccer cards have been blowing up lately, especially Haaland. His rookie cards such as the 2019 Topps Chrome Bundesliga haven become worth thousands of dollars with his Fussball rookie sticker being almost $10,000. If you are a sports card collector or investor, Erling Haaland is a player you must have. Today's video is all about the top 10 Haaland soccer cards you must have in your collection.
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A Message to All SPORTS CARD COLLECTORS and INVESTORS

A Message to All SPORTS CARD COLLECTORS and INVESTORS

May 06, 2021 6 min read

I am sure you all enjoy this sports card hobby as much as I do. Whether your are a sports card collector or investor today's video is for you. We all know what a great feeling it is to finally snag that big Kobe Bryant card or pick up that hard to find LeBron James rookie card for your collection, but there is something we have to keep in mind! Today we're just going to have a real talk about the collecting hobby, so that it can continue to be an enjoyable activity for us all and keeps the sports card hobby growing in a positive direction. Listen until the end of today's Powers Sports Memorabilia Show!
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New TOPPS Deal Threaten Panini SPORTS CARD Monopoly?

New TOPPS Deal Threaten Panini SPORTS CARD Monopoly?

May 06, 2021 9 min read

The year started with PSA as the star in the news, and now we are apparently transitioning to Topps as the star of the next quarter. Topps just announced they are getting back into the public trading game, and what a shake-up that could bring to the hobby and sports card market. Topps is synonymous with baseball cards, owning the Bowman brand for quite a few years. However, Topps is also known for making the most iconic basketball cards of all time, the Topps Chrome rookie cards of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. With this new found investment, will Topps be able to secure the licensing rights to make basketball and football sports cards? Currently, Panini holds the exclusive rights to those sports. Sports card collectors and investors would love to see that happen, but will it? Like all the major news these days, we have even more questions to answer and new plans of action to consider. How will Topps entering the public market change things with Panini, and what is Topps looking to pursue now going forward? Find out today on the Powers Sports Memorabilia Show!
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How to Start Your SPORTS CARD or Autograph ONLINE BUSINESS

How to Start Your SPORTS CARD or Autograph ONLINE BUSINESS

May 04, 2021 21 min read

I've been getting a lot of the same questions asked in the comments for a while now. People want to know how they can start their own sports card or autograph business. What steps do they need to take? What things should they look out for? Owning your own sports memorabilia business is a dream come true for some collectors. Being able to make a living off of the sports card or autograph hobby can seem confusing or overwhelming. A step by step guide to set up your online business in the sports memorabilia hobby would be helpful right? So today is the day. I'm going to answer all the questions, and probably some more. In what must be my most comprehensive video to date, I'll tell you my step-by-step process for getting my own business off the ground. Plus, you'll find out some of the hard truths that come with going off on your own too! Answers, answers, and more answers on today's Powers Sports Memorabilia Show!
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Are You Losing Money Selling PANINI PRIZM Basketball Sports Card BLASTER BOXES?

Are You Losing Money Selling PANINI PRIZM Basketball Sports Card BLASTER BOXES?

May 04, 2021 10 min read

2020-2021 Panini Prizm Basketball Blaster sports card boxes can be a great deal! Or can they? Well, in the eyes of a collector who is hoping to sell these boxes or their contents for a profit down the road, it can be hard to say. These things are a great deal because they are cheap, while still offering a chance for profit. On the other hand, they can be so hard to acquire because of online internet bots and long lines at retail stores such as Walmart and Target that just the effort of buying one of these alone can sink your chances at a profit. So what are my thoughts on the subject, and how I approach this? Are these good investments for sports card collectors or investors? Find out today on the Powers Sports Memorabilia Show!
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Best Time to SELL a SPORTS CARD?

Best Time to SELL a SPORTS CARD?

May 03, 2021 7 min read

Selling a sports card of your favorite player can be very stressful. Are you selling at the right time? Is this card still going up in value? Today I talk about some indicators you can look for when selling a sports card out of your collection. Is the sports card market hot right now? Might be a good time to sell. Did you have something come up in your personal life? All these factors can help determine if now is the right time to sell your sports card collection or investments.
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PSA SHUTS DOWN! What's YOUR Next Move in the SPORTS CARD Hobby?

PSA SHUTS DOWN! What's YOUR Next Move in the SPORTS CARD Hobby?

May 03, 2021 12 min read

When it comes to the Sports Card Hobby, 2021 has been off to one crazy start. PSA was continuing to be backlogged, then they raised their prices, and now this! PSA has shut down most sports card grading services until July 2021. What does this mean for the hobby? Effect on current PSA graded cards? Effect on other card grading companies such as BGS, HGA, SGC, and CSG? Also, what is your game plan going forward? As a sports card collector and investor it is important to have options. In today's episode of The Powers Sports Memorabilia Show, I go over those with you and discuss how PSA can possibly avoid this backlog in the future.
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2020-2021 PANINI PRIZM Basketball Cards Worth YOUR $$$?

2020-2021 PANINI PRIZM Basketball Cards Worth YOUR $$$?

May 03, 2021 11 min read

Today is the day! If you've been excited about the new Panini Basketball 2020/21 Hobby Box, then you can finally get your hands on it now! Well, okay, probably not. The hype for this box has been insane. So insane, that sites such as eBay and Blowout Cards have had preorder prices greater than $2000. For some, this might be way out of budget. Of course, as collectors it's understandable, the itch to get this next thing, but is it actually worth it? Will you recoup your money from a purchase like this? Panini Prizm basketball is one of the most sought after brands in the sports card industry. Collectors and investors love this product. However, in the last few years it has become VERY expensive. LaMelo Ball is the rookie card everyone is looking for. Do you even have a chance to pull one?
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The 5 RULES of Sports Card Collecting (Do These If You Want To Be GREAT)

The 5 RULES of Sports Card Collecting (Do These If You Want To Be GREAT)

April 29, 2021 6 min read

Without a doubt, the sports card hobby is having an amazing run the past few years. Sports card shops are opening up and being successful. Collectors and investors are make great money and adding epic cards to their collections. With all the videos I've made about it, that should speak for itself by now. Still, I don't know if I've ever made it clear how other sports card collectors become successful and enjoy the hobby for decades. What is it they do? How are they so admired? How do they remain so positive? For sure I keep up with the latest trends and sports news. Continually look for new items to add to my collection, and opportunities to turn a profit, but there is more to it than that. I think you'll be surprised by these 5 rules because they aren't as obvious as you might think. Still, without a doubt, successful collectors do these 5 things because they both improve their own lives and sports card collections, as well as those of others.
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LaMelo Ball's 1st 2020 PANINI PRIZM PSA 10 Basketball Rookie Card SOLD for HOW MUCH?

LaMelo Ball's 1st 2020 PANINI PRIZM PSA 10 Basketball Rookie Card SOLD for HOW MUCH?

April 28, 2021 7 min read

I can just not believe this. Would I have done this myself? Definitely not, but someone did, and total congratulations to them for adding what they believe is a great card to their basketball collection. LaMelo Ball's 1st ever PSA 10 graded 2020 Panini Prizm rookie card just sold on eBay for a staggering amount. LaMelo Ball is going to be a great basketball player but did this collector over pay? Was this a good sports card investment? NBA sports cards have been increasing in value A TON since the new 2021 season started. LaMelo Ball is the star rookie card everyone is after. But is this TOO much of a price to pay for his Prizm rookie card? I want to look at this insane sports card sale from a fresh perspective though. Could a purchase like this ever make sense? Was it a good choice? Was it a bad choice?
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UFC Panini PRIZM A Good Sports Card INVESTMENT?

UFC Panini PRIZM A Good Sports Card INVESTMENT?

April 26, 2021 9 min read

With all the sports in the world, it is of course so easy for many to fall under the radar. Of course for your at home life, this isn't any kind of problem, but what if you want to take your collection or investment strategy to another level? Well, then you might be missing out all of a sudden. A great example of this is the soccer sports card world. As Americans, soccer can easily fly under the radar for most people, but it is a world renowned sport with amazing and exceptional athletes that should be welcome parts of your collections. It seems now though, that people are catching onto the soccer world, so what's next? UFC, that's what. With major personalities in the industry that are known by name across the globe, you probably do not want to be sleeping on UFC sports cards. Conor McGregor is a HUGE superstar with tons of value as a card investment. Also, with 2021 UFC Prizm set to release in April 2021, many collectors are on the fence about collecting UFC cards. Do they represent a HUGE OPPORTUNITY? What are the cards to collect? Who are the fighters? How can we tell that UFC is worth it, and what kinds of options and names should you be looking out for?
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