Hobby Quick Hits

Hobby Quick Hits

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Sports Card Hobby podcast in short form, topics range from buying/selling tips, etiquette, thoughts, opinions, pet peeves & advice. Your host brings 40 years hobby experience to the table. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sports-card-nation/support


Ep.33 Hobby/Social Media Tips
Oct 14 • 35 min
I share some mantras, tips & practices which has we worked for me over the years, maybe you’ll like a few. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sports-card-nation/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sports-card-nation/support
Ep.32 Card Store-The First Year 1992
Oct 7 • 25 min
In 1992 Myself & a partner opened a brick & mortar store, I spent 25k more than I made the first year, there almost wasn’t a year two. I cover the trials & tribulations of that first year, & how the store survived. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep.31 Conquering the football market
Sep 30 • 36 min
Football always was the step-child of Baseball & Basketball cards but those days are changing, I share some of my experience in football cards even before it was “cool”, What positions to buy, what to avoid, when to buy, strategies to employ. Remember…
Ep.30 Time-Making the most of it
Sep 23 • 39 min
Time…it’s not infinite, From home life to 4 different content creation shows..oh yeah running a successful sports card online sales business as well, how do I try to maximize my time & also do plenty of extracurricular activities too? I share some tips &…
Ep.29 High End Hobby
Sep 16 • 25 min
I like the “High End” of the hobby, some don’t, This Episode will explore what exactly is “high end”, how has it changed over the history of the hobby, why do I believe it to be good for the hobby when others don’t, how has graded changed the game. —-…
Ep.28 The Podcast Episode(Behind the scenes)
Sep 9 • 36 min
I let the curtain down a little bit on this show & our big show “Sports Card Nation”, Nothing is really off-limits as we discuss downloads, guests, income, tips, tricks, sponsorships & encourage you to do it..if you want to. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep.27 The Card Store
Sep 2 • 45 min
I had a brick & mortar from 1992-1996, while it was successful then , that model would fail in today’s day & age, I talk about those experiences, the only scenario I’d return to it & the current landscape. —- Send in a voice message:…
Ep.26 The Future of Wax Distribution
Aug 26 • 18 min
Retail shelves are empty, Wax is selling easily for 400% markup, Hobbyists can’t buy enough, Card Companies can’t produce enough, Where is the direction going? The Card companies are taking this all in & you may be surprised at what they will do next…… —-…
Ep.25 Organizing your inventory..Tips & tricks
Aug 19 • 31 min
There’s no wrong way to organize your sports card inventory but today I share a few tips,ideas & techniques I’ve utilized over the years, Why did I switch from top-loaders to semi-rigids, How I organize cards going to different selling platforms & to the…
Ep.24 Hobby fiercer than the Pandemic
Aug 12 • 21 min
While many businesses have been shut down, people home either unemployed or working from home, the hobby is booming & some might say at an all-time level even. We explore why this may be the case, how long can it last & if it changes…it what capacity. —-…
Ep.23 Hobby Selling-Why do we throw shade at them?
Aug 5 • 20 min
Buying & Selling in the hobby has been going on forever, lately seems like sellers are getting shade at them & being made to feel guilty they are turning a profit & making money, is it jealousy..envy, where is it coming from & why. The Hobby has become…
Ep.22 Hobby Matrimony-Your significant other and your hobby
Jul 29 • 25 min
Do you share the love of the hobby with your significant other? If not are they supportive & do you like that it’s just “your thing by yourself”? Are they not supportive & on your case about how much time & money you spend on it. We break down all the…
Ep.21 Hobby Customer Service Where Art Thou?
Jul 22 • 17 min
Remember when the customer mattered, remember when you’d actually get a response, remember when companies would answer their phones, remember when you got your product on time & undamaged with great quality control. Ahh the good old days! What happened???…
Ep.20 Buying Cards:Spending More than you have at the moment?
Jul 14 • 20 min
Colleague Mike Sommer follows a self-sustainable hobby model, it’s tremendous however for me on the business model side that would not jive for me, I’ve bought many of a great deal on a credit card cash advance and there’s no way I’d ever want to lose out…
Ep.19 Wax(What is it good for??)
Jun 30 • 23 min
The Hobby loves to grip it & rip it but does that make financial sense? As a former pack addict I illustrate how my new approach has paid me now & is going to pay me later, one of the best hobby decisions I ever made. I discuss some personal financials so…
Ep.18 Card Shows, Then, Now, & the Future?
Jun 24 • 18 min
I’m bias, I got my start on the business side of things as a 15 year old setting up at a show, Shows will always hold a special place in my heart, to me they will always be a integral part of the hobby, the social interactions(has the pandemic altered…
Ep.17 The Grading Landscape & Why Grade?
Jun 16 • 19 min
Grading is an acquired taste, believe me I reluctantly got on the bus but it’s a HUGE part of the current hobby landscape, in this episode I tell you how & why I changed my mind, approaches, the current state of affairs & how that $40-$60 can be so…
Ep.16 Do you value your time?
Jun 9 • 17 min
The Hobby is fun & awesome, but your time is valuable too. I’ve sold in the hobby for 30+ years & I’ve always viewed “time” as a commodity, now in content creation I really know how valuable time is, We discuss that angle & a few ways I’ve done a better…
Ep.15 What the heck happened with the Hobby?
Jun 3 • 16 min
The Hobby is booming at what may be an all-time high level the likes of what we’ve never seen before…& during a pandemic, As hobbyists we should be at least ecstatic about that, but lately I’ve noticed a trend of #hobbysnobby, people labeling new people…
Ep.14 Card Mortality-“What’s the endgame?”
May 25 • 16 min
We love the hobby & live in the moment as we should, but in the quiet moments do you have a plan for your collection/inventory? Are you going to sell it all at some date or leave it to a loved one, maybe you never thought about it & this show will make…
Ep.13 Card Selling/Buying Platforms Strategy
May 19 • 23 min
Want to maximize the buying & selling of your cards? Each platform has it’s own pros & cons, we sort through those to tell you what cards to list where to maximize your possibilities & in return which are the best to buy some deals or finish that set,…
Ep.12 Hobby Money-Keep more of it!
May 12 • 19 min
I share some widely known money saving hobby tips & maybe a few you don’t, a couple non-hobby ones too, Money is money, How you save it in the end doesn’t matter. Ever heard of the “Dollar Envelope”? You will after this episode, with the Nation postponed…
Ep.11 There’s that word “Investment”
May 5 • 20 min
My take on the controversial Hobby .vs Investment debate that gets people triggered, If you don’t know what side of the aisle I fall on after almost 40 years of doing this I’ll give this hint….there’s a multimillionaire in my city who got that by…
Ep.10 The Jordan Rules(Hobby Edition)
Apr 28 • 19 min
Michael Jordan cards don’t need help being in demand or selling well but with the early release of “The Last Dance”, Jordan stuff is going insane, we explore why, for how long & how to maximize what is currently going on in the hobby Jordan wise. —- Send…
Ep.9 Prospecting 101 Buying before the Boom!
Apr 18 • 16 min
I’m a prospector in Baseball rookies, frankly the only sport of the major 4 you can invest in a player many years before they make their professional debut, it’s risky but if you do your homework you can have more hits than misses. On this episode I share…
Ep.8 Hobby Battle Semi Rigids .vs Top-Loaders
Apr 9 • 14 min
No one debates that Top-Loaders are the more widely used supply medium but which one is actually better??? As someone who has used both extensively, I give the pros & cons of both & ultimately tell you which one I finally settled on & probably won’t turn…
Ep.7 Sports Card Current Opportunities
Apr 5 • 17 min
The market is ripe for some buying opportunities on all fronts, it’s also a great time to try something new in the hobby if you were thinking of pivoting in a different direction. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail…
Ep.6 Addiction….When is it too much?
Mar 29 • 27 min
Addiction takes many forms, not just drug or alcohol, I have witnessed first hand this great hobby affect families & relationships. What are the signs, what to do & where to turn for help? Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter:…
Ep.5 Tips for preparing for the National
Mar 21 • 18 min
The National in Atlantic City is approaching! Tips to get ready to attend the “Super Bowl of the Hobby”, booking accomodations, itinerary & general money saving tips. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at:…
Ep.4 Hobby .vs Covid19: Getting through low points
Mar 12 • 17 min
CoVid 19 has become a pandemic forcing stoppage of almost ALL sports, how does this affect the hobby, how do we handle current events, what’s the forecast & big picture? Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at:…
Ep.3 High End Selling/Shipping Tips & Techniques
Mar 8 • 15 min
Selling & Shipping High End sports cards can be nerve racking & scary. I’ve been doing it a while & share some tips/techniques that may help you out & protect you as well. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at:…
Ep.2 Pack Searchers: A Hobby Epidemic
Mar 1 • 19 min
Card searching is not a new phenomenon but lately the intensity has ramped up, why?, What forms does it take, How do we combat it & What are the solutions? Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at:…
Ep.1 Grading Submission Tips
Feb 25 • 20 min
Tips for submitting cards for grading from many years of experience, what to look for, what to do, feel free to reach out to us with any questions & follow us on twitter @HitsHobby Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail…
Hobby Quick Hits Intro-What will this show be?
Feb 20 • 5 min
I introduce myself & what the future episodes of the pod will entail. Follow us on: Instagram: @hobbyquickhitspodcast Twitter: @HitsHobby E-Mail us at: hobbyquickhits@gmail.com —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sports-card-nation/message…
Hobby Quick Hits (Trailer)
Feb 12 • 0 min
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