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Sports Card Collectors Guide to the eBay DSR Rating System

Sports Card Collectors Guide to the eBay DSR Rating System

Posted 18 August 2011 | By | Categories: Sports Card Talk | No Comments

In Spring of 2008, eBay released a new sellers rating system called Detailed Seller Ratings – or, DSRs for short. It has since led to the beneficial results for some, and the untimely downfall of others who sell on eBay. Buyers have the ability to rate their sellers honestly on a five star scale (1 […]

Returning To My Collecting Roots With Base Cards

Returning To My Collecting Roots With Base Cards

Posted 25 September 2010 | By | Categories: Sports Card Talk | No Comments

I remember it vividly. Sitting at my desk during recess with a couple of kids, shoe boxes piled high with singles from 1989 Pro Set and Upper Deck, trying to do the unthinkable – complete the base set. It was a tall order. Grabbing a couple packs home from practice, exasperated that yet again I couldn’t pull one of the few I needed. However at the same time, giddy with joy that I had pulled the one card that I knew a kid at school sought, and could flip for one or two of my missing links I knew he had.

The Razor Baseball Card Bubble

The Razor Baseball Card Bubble

Posted 13 July 2010 | By | Categories: Sports Card Talk | No Comments

Not only did I buy countless boxes of 2008 Razor Signature Series, I even threw down about $500 buying Razor Metal singles, which were available for purchase exclusively by the single on eBay.

I’m Done With SportsBuy

I’m Done With SportsBuy

Posted 06 June 2010 | By | Categories: Sports Card Talk | No Comments

I had high hopes for SportsBuy / Naxcom, I really did. When I first heard about them 3 years ago I was convinced that by now they would have eclipsed ebay as the marketplace of choice for buying and selling sports cards. Boy was I wrong.

Box No-Break

Box No-Break

Posted 26 May 2010 | By | Categories: Sports Card Talk | No Comments

I am really confused by this new phenomenon where collectors pay for sports card boxes and ask other people to break them for them on video. This just seems so stupid to me. Isn’t breaking the box the most fun part of the whole experience?

How NOT To Break Upper Deck Exquisite

How NOT To Break Upper Deck Exquisite

Posted 10 April 2010 | By | Categories: Sports Card Talk | No Comments

Unless you are just now getting into (or coming back to) the sports card collecting hobby, you’ve almost certainly heard of Upper Deck Exquisite. This super premium powerhouse is the Rolls Royce of sports card products, routinely selling for $400-$700 per box. Most any collector would be thrilled to break a box of Exquisite – […]