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Inside the Pack: Mount Rushmore Just Missed List

Editor’s note: There will not be a blog post next week. We will continue on January 3 with the big reveal of the four inductees to Mount Rushmore.

 

Over the past several weeks we have had some incredible nominations, and …

Inside the Pack: Criteria the Key to Mount Rushmore

In the discussion about who is deserving to be enshrined on the Mount Rushmore of Sports Card Industry Icons, an overwhelming number of deserving nominees have been presented. In talking to people, I hear impassioned pleas for certain candidates, …

Inside the Pack: Jim Thorpe Baseball Cards

Thanksgiving is typically a holiday associated with football rather than baseball, but I like to tie in holidays to blog posts here at Inside the Pack. So in honor of Thanksgiving this year, I’d like to discuss the greatest …

Inside the Pack: World War II-Era Cards

Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all of you who served. Baseball has long been tied to the armed forces, due to the humongous number of players who served their country in World War I, World War II, …

Inside the Pack: Buy the Card, Not the Holder

Third-party grading companies like PSA, SGC, and Beckett are run by humans and are therefore inherently subjective. Anyone who has ever looked at two of the same card in the same grade has noticed that one is better than …

Inside the Pack: How to Tell a Counterfeit Card

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a good amount of counterfeit cards being passed off as the real deal thanks to a bogus “certificate of authenticity” sticker. The sticker is very official-looking: it has a hologram, what appears …