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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'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
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'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NBA Season Preview: Timberwolves
The team with talent out the wazoo seemingly cannot win games, now in Karl Anthony Towns seventh NBA season it is win now mode. After trading former #1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins for D’Angelo Russell, it showed the team's dedication towards Towns and wiggins. Last season both Anthony Edwards and Malik Beasley were standout wing players while Towns and Russell barely played due to injuries. With everybody healthy for the first time in a long time and the roster stacked this will be Minnesota's c
How Concerned Should you be with Kyrie Irving and Zion Williamson
Two franchise players' careers are in jeopardy but for two different reasons. The super team Nets franchise point guard, Kyrie Irving is out for the season as he is exercising his right to pass on getting the vaccine. I want to make it abundantly clear, this article will not be about agreeing or disagreeing with Kyrie. On the other hand, Zion Williamson is apparently in the worst shape of his career and is out with a broken foot. This article will dive into each player's market and if you should
NBA Season Preview: Wizards
Not a small market team but also not a big market team, not a contender but also not a team tanking. Wizards are in the purgatory zone of being a middle of the pack team with a home grown star potentially on the way out. The Wizards management has been spectacular as of late somehow turning John Wall into Russell Westbrook then Russell Westbrook into Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Montrezl Harrell, Kyle Kuzma, and draft picks. The upcoming season will likely be make or break for the team's franchi
NBA Season Preview: 76ers
A very tumultuous off-season for the 76ers, the endless drama which will continue into the season. Despite being the #1 seed last season, just like any Doc Rivers led team the playoffs seem to be a disaster. Despite the turmoil, the 76ers are far from a post-Cleveland LeBron situation. They still have all-NBA Joel Embiid, borderline all-star Tobias Harris, and a lot of other solid players. Starting 5 (based off teams current depth chart) Point Guard: Ben Simmons 2020 Season Stats: 14 points,
The Fall of Derek Carr’s Market
The Raiders were off to a hot start led by long time quarterback Derek Carr. As fast as his market went up, when things get bad how fast has it gone down?