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High End is Up, Low End is Down, What's Next? Part 1: The Closure of PSA's bulk Service

As the market currently stands two trends are abundantly clear with one being that low end is tanking and high end is rising. Was this inevitable? Yes, ultimately as PSA returns more and more bulk orders with pop reports soaring it should have been expected that low end slabs specifically would tank in price. A big reason for this being is that the cards that were sent off in bulk orders, were not sent by collectors who actually wanted 25 Devonte Graham Prizm base but rather people looking fo

Card Ladder
Dec 04, 20213 min read

Card Ladder Acquired by Collectors Universe

Today is the biggest day in Card Ladder history since its launch in June of 2020! Collectors Universe [https://www.collectorsuniverse.com/] (which many collectors know for their ownership of PSA) has officially acquired Card Ladder. While this news has likely come as a shock to many collectors, we want to assure you that our core values [https://www.cardladder.com/about] will stay the same. With the sports collectibles industry seeing exponential growth in the spring of 2020, the need for a way

Card Ladder
Dec 02, 20212 min read

Why Are People Spending Millions On Sports Cards?

For many of us, collecting sports cards was one of our childhood hobbies. As a sports fanatic, I loved collecting cards of my favorite players, carefully sorting them into sleeves and arranging them in a binder. However, the monetary value of these cards never crossed my mind. Whenever I saved up a little money, I would find myself at the toy section of Target, looking for a box of sports cards. The anticipation of opening the box and slowly revealing each card one-by-one always excited me and m

Card Ladder
Nov 30, 20215 min read

Card Ladder's Players of the Week

Card Ladder’s player of the week will be a new weekly blog post which showcases some of  the top players in the NBA the prior week. When selecting players we look at several statistics including; record, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Although the players' weekly market change will not be a factor in selecting players, we will be looking at how their play impacted it. Note: If you do not see a player you think should have made it, they might have been featured on the

Card Ladder
Nov 29, 20213 min read

How the Top 3 NFL MVP Candidates Card Markets have Performed Since Week 1!

The NFL off-season was phenomenal for the sports card market with the football market rising over 20,000 points on the index. We saw every quarterback explode this off season from Daniel Jones to Sam Darnold and even the GOAT Tom Brady. 12 weeks into the season, how have football cards performed? But more specifically how have the best of the best performed? In this article we will look at how the top 3 odds on favorites to win MVP sports card markets have performed this year. As of 11/25 the

Card Ladder
Nov 27, 20213 min read

NBA Players of the Week

Card Ladder’s player of the week will be a new weekly blog post which showcases four of the top players in the NBA the prior week. When selecting players we look at several statistics including; record, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Although the players' weekly market change will not be a factor in selecting players, we will be looking at how their play impacted it. Note: If you do not see a player you think should have made it, they might have been featured on the p

Card Ladder
Nov 23, 20214 min read

Card Ladder's Players of the Week

Card Ladder’s player of the week will be a new weekly blog post which showcases four of the top players in the NBA the prior week. When selecting players we look at several statistics including; record, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Although the players' weekly market change will not be a factor in selecting players, we will be looking at how their play impacted it. Note: If you do not see a player you think should have made it, they might have been featured on the p

Card Ladder
Nov 15, 20215 min read

Will Things Improve for Zion, Bagley, and Lillard?

Zion Williamson: Everyone knows the rundown on the Zion situation it seems but not everyone has the same opinion on him. The immensely talented #1 overall pick was an all-star last year and looked like he turned the corner after playing 60+ games. Somehow Zion broke his foot in June and no one found out until media day a week before the season. Pelicans general manager David Griffin said he had a good shot to play the season opener at media day and yet here we are today… Zion is now rumored to

Card Ladder
Nov 12, 20214 min read

New Individual Category Indexes

Card Ladder’s indexes have been a revolutionary way to track individual players' markets as well as the big picture using the CL50. Today we are proud to release a new feature on the Card Ladder index which allows you to now track markets by their sport. The eight sports we currently have are: Basketball Baseball Hockey Football Soccer Pokemon Golf Wrestling/UFC/Boxing Prior to this feature, you only had the ability to track individual players' markets and the CL50. This revolutionary

Card Ladder
Nov 10, 20212 min read

Card Ladder: NBA Players of the Week

Card Ladder’s player of the week will be a new weekly blog post which showcases four of the top players in the NBA the prior week. When selecting players we look at several statistics including; record, points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Although the players' weekly market change will not be a factor in selecting players, we will be looking at how their play impacted it. Jarrett Allen: Record: 3-0 Points: 21.3 Field Goal %: 67% Rebounds: 16 Assists: 2 Blocks: 1.7 Ste

Card Ladder
Nov 08, 20213 min read

Should you be worried about Mahomes?

The sports card market's golden child has been struggling recently which has many investors concerned. Mahomes is more than an athlete to people in the sports card world, people have built brands around being Mahomes investors and even created characters themed around Mahomes. So when Mahomes starts to struggle, should you be worried even if you don't own his cards? With what Mahomes cards were selling for over the last year, the simple answer is a big fat yes. In this article, we will be taking

Card Ladder
Nov 02, 20215 min read

NBA Season Preview: Spurs

The glory years in San Antonio are over, with the dynasties big 3 long gone and Kawhi Leonard departing in 2018 things have been pretty rough as of late. Missing the playoffs the last 2 seasons and not winning a playoff series in the last 4, it's clear the Spurs are in a rebuild. The Spurs situation is fairly complex as they are not a big market to attract a star in free agency, they aren't bad enough to get a top pick, and they have a lot of young talent just none that as of now look like t

Card Ladder
Oct 31, 20215 min read

NBA Season Preview: Suns

The surprise team of the 2020 season is looking to pick up where things left off last season (before the finals) with the main core of their roster returning. This is a big deal as history shows us after making the finals, teams do not have the cap space to retain their talent. In Phoenix's first year with Chris Paul they made the finals, so giving this core a few years together could translate into something special.  The Phoenix Suns are one of the few teams in the league who have several p

Card Ladder
Oct 30, 20215 min read

NBA Season Preview: Thunder

Draft Picks, Draft Picks, and more Draft Picks. This Thunder team has no expectations, like literally none so it shouldn't come as a surprise when you see them off to an 0-4 start. On the flip side this is not a veteran farewell tour hostage situation so the young guys have been getting all the minutes. Despite being a really bad team, you would be lying to say they don't have talented players with potential. This blog will not be focused so much as on their season as their long term future a

Card Ladder
Oct 27, 20213 min read

Why Jaylen Brown Is Poised To Have a Breakout Year

The emergence of Jaylen Brown on the all-nba/star level might finally be upon us. Don’t let looks be deceiving, Boston has quietly been the most functional dysfunctional organization in the league over the last 4 or 5 seasons. Jaylen Brown despite showing flashes of brilliance was seemingly always playing third or fourth fiddle to another big name star that Boston brought in. Brief History: In 2016, Brown was drafted third overall to a Celtic team who’s leading scorers were Isaiah Thomas,

Card Ladder
Oct 25, 20213 min read