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Inside the Pack: Are Alterations Ever Acceptable?

Let’s start this post by stating the obvious: altering cards and not disclosing the alterations in an effort to profit is wrong. It’s bad for our hobby, it’s immoral, and it’s also illegal.
That said, I don’t want to bury …

Inside the Pack: A Real Relic Card

My parents, who retired last year, recently had the “get your stuff out of our garage” talk with me. It’s a dreaded moment in the life of any hoarder — I mean, collector — and though I knew it …

Inside the Pack: Are Sports Cards Cool?

It’s hard to recognize it when you’re active in the hobby, but if you take a step back, you may discover something shocking: sports cards are having a pop culture moment. 
Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk made waves in April when he …

Riiip with Brody the Kid #8

Hi people!  I am super excited about this month’s blog, so let’s jump right in!

The Topps Kids Program, “Topps of the Class” has a new reward!  Free packs!!!

Kids bring your report cards into your local card shop and get free “Topps of …

Inside the Pack: 2019 Topps Tier One Review

2019 Topps Tier One is the ninth installment of the successful and popular high-risk, high-reward offering from Topps. As has been the case since its second year in 2012, there is no base set in the product, and all …

Inside the Pack: 2019 Topps Big League Review

Hot take: Topps Big League is the most fun you’ll have opening cards this year. Topps sent me a box of the 2019 edition, now in its second year after replacing Topps Bunt as the low-end, entry-level baseball product …

Inside the Pack: 2019 Bowman Review

The flagship Bowman product seems to get hotter and hotter each year. Last year, sales were driven by Shohei Ohtani, and I wondered if this year would see a dip in interest due to the lack of a highly-hyped …