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Inside the Pack: Negotiating 101

In light of the upcoming National Sports Collectors Convention, I started thinking about my least favorite aspect of collecting: negotiating. Whether I’m on the buying end or the selling end, I hate it. It wears me out emotionally. That …

Inside the Pack: When a Collection Meets Its End

The internet’s most popular supercollector, Tanner Jones, announced his “retirement” last week.

This weekend, the online cardboard community got some surprise news: one of the Internet’s most popular supercollectors, Tanner Jones, announced his decision to quit collecting Jose Canseco …

Inside the Pack: Dos and Don’ts of Cutting Costs Online

Selling and trading baseball cards online has been, perhaps, the biggest innovation in this industry since the standard 2.5″ x 3.5″ size for cards was adopted. But unlike dealing locally, online transactions come with many extra costs. Fortunately, in …

Inside The Pack: Should I Grade My Card?

One of the most common questions I hear from collector friends is, “Should I grade this card?” The answer to this question is almost never a simple yes or no. There are many factors that would go into my …

Inside the Pack: Ichiro and Albert

If you’ve collected baseball cards for any length of time at all, then you know the mania surrounding rookie cards of Shohei Ohtani is nothing new. Just last season, there was a similar hysteria over Aaron Judge, and in …