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The Swifty Bump

Just as everyone expected the news that would be inescapable across the NFL landscape in week 3 is who Travis Kelce is dating... For better or for worse, it seems two fandoms have colided. While Chiefs fans are not exactly running out to get Taylor Swift merchandise, it seems Swift fans want to know all things Kelce. According to Front Office Sports: Since Taylor Swift showed up to Sunday's Chiefs-Bears game: • 400% spike in Travis Kelce jersey sales • Kelce's podcast ranks #1 overall on Apple

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Sep 30, 20231 min read

Purdy is Undefeated, On and Off the Field

Brock Purdy aka Mr. Irrelevant of the 2022 NFL Draft is 11-0 as a starter in games he finishes. While he likely is not Brady, his story is trending towards being just as inspirational. This is not a Trent Dilfer situation either, as Purdy is slinging the rock with confidence. Having McCaffrey does not hurt but let's not act like Purdy is playing timid or throwing check downs. Purdy has a great arm and decision making, which is perfect for the Shanahan offense. Critics say, he is nothing more th

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Sep 26, 20231 min read

Coach Sanders Cards on the Upswing

Invest in... coach cards??? We often hear about the next this or that you should invest in often times ending in colossal failure. However people who had the foresight to buy Deion Sanders cards over the last year are currently very happy. Deion Sanders is the greatest two sport athlete of all time, almost every list you find puts him as the G.O.A.T. NFL cornerback. While also adding a decade long MLB career as a starting outfielder on World Series contending teams. Deion Sanders started his co

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Sep 26, 20232 min read

Real Deal or Too Soon To Tell: Jordan Love

Could it be? Could it really be that the Packers have done it again? Since 1992, the Packers have had to worry about a singular position less than any other team in the NFL. Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have become synonymous with the Packers franchise over the last 4 decades. So finally, uncertainty struck with 2020 first round pick taking the helm after sitting three years like Rodgers did from 2005-2008. Through his first three starts, Love has a 2-1 record including a 17-0 comeback win vs

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Sep 26, 20231 min read

Off Season Markets In Review: 2020 Quarterbacks Win Big

With week one of the NFL season upon us today, we can see the winners and losers of the sports card market this off-season. One thing was clear that over the last six months, 2020 quarterbacks reigned supreme. Reigning NFC champion Jalen Hurts saw dramatic market growth, along with other proven commodities Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow. However, yet to play Jordan Love also saw boom 2020-esque growth. Most people want the best and as a result people buy the best, some buy Desmond Ridder so just

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Sep 11, 20232 min read

High Pop Index Sees Growth

Let's not jump the gun here, the title is accurate but no need to pull out those PSA graded Kyle Guy and Drew Lock base Donruss rookies out of a box. High pop cards are trending upwards for a full month for the first time in almost a year. The Card Ladder high pop index is comprised of all the cards in our data base with a pop over 200 is rising. With the index amassing over 6,838 cards, the index has had a 1.82% rate of growth over the last month. While this does not mean the market is back to

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Aug 15, 20231 min read

Fifths Times The Charm: Samuel Darnold's Market Is Booming...

Sam Darnold has had a meme of a career, ups and downs do not describe how his career has played out. From getting mono on the Jets to starting out 3-0 looking like the hottest QB in the league as a Panther. The Darnold rollercoaster would resemble Ryan Fitzpatrick but without the glorious beard and marketing campaign behind him. Sam Darnold at the moment ranks #1 for active NFL players and #2 for all NFL players in the index (min 9 cards). Entering his six season in the NFL, it feels like the D

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Aug 6, 20232 min read

Why Bryce Young & Co. Could Surprise Folks

The Carolina Panthers have the reputation of a cursed franchise ever since they released Cam Newton in 2020. While they have had a carousels of quarterbacks which ultimately led them back to Newton in 2022... Clearly the Panthers had a big problem at quarterback, one in which Baker Mayfield or PJ Walker could not solve. The 2022 season was an interesting one for the Panthers as they started Sam Darnold 6 games, PJ Walker 5 games, and Baker Mayfield 5 games. While Walker and Darnold had their mo

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May 8, 20232 min read

How Does Mahomes Second Ring Bolster His Legacy?

People said it couldn't be done, heck people even said he couldn't make the playoffs without Tyreek Hill (Looking at you Bart Scott). Yet against the all odds, including the Vegas ones, Mahomes walks away from the 2022 season with an MVP, Super Bowl, and Super Bowl MVP. With Mahomes just 27 years old, the question starts to arise of where does he rank all time? Is he already a top 5-10 quarterback all time? * Mahomes has 2 Super Bowls at the age of 27, which makes him just 1 of 5 quarterbacks

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Feb 21, 20232 min read

Your Pockets Hurts If You Didn't Invest In This Player

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, the talk of hobby decline ran parallel to every week that passed. One of the only consistent things since week 1 (September 11th) was hobby talk of a declining market and Jalen Hurts playing at an MVP level. Hurts big market jump came after a big week 6 division rival victory with them beating the Cowboys, in which the Eagles moved to 6-0. It is understandable why, as he was statistically dominant across those six games. Completion % 66.85% Passing Yards 1514

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Feb 6, 20231 min read

Notable Monthly Gainers

In seven days a Ray Lewis card saw 213.24% growth, this sale is important and notable for many different reasons. One being in a down market this shows quick flips are not only possible but possible for players who retired over a decade ago. Ray Lewis is one of the all-time great defensive players, emphasis on defensive player as its a historical hurdle for defensive players to sell well. Danny Dimes came up short today BUT throughout the entirety of the season and during the playoff game vs t

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Jan 22, 20232 min read

The Six Figure Playoff Quarterback Dual

January 14th at 8:15 eastern, the Chargers and Jaguars will be facing off in Herbert and Lawrence's first playoff game! This might not be one of the most anticipated matchups for NFL fans but for the hobby this game is huge. Wild Card weekend features 12 teams and this game is the only one with two quarterbacks who have six plus figure card sales. With Herbert and Lawrence being two of the most popular young quarterbacks in the league, this will be our first chance to see them in the post seas

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Jan 14, 20232 min read

Worst Team In The League = 2nd Highest QB Growth

As mentioned in our prior article about Shai Gilgeous Alexander [] , this market is extremely unpredictable. Over the last three months, the NBA player that has seen the most market growth is a #13 seed on the smallest market in the league. In the NFL over the last three months, the Quarterback with the second highest return is Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears. The same Chicago Bears which earned the #1 p

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Jan 10, 20232 min read

(NFL) MVP Front Runner = Market Down???

When Patrick Mahomes lost Tyreek Hill this off season, many called into question Mahomes ability to play quarterback. This was not a fringe group of people either, you had many television personalities such as Bart Scott proclaiming they would miss the playoffs... Needless to say the Chiefs doubters and critics were 1000% wrong with their predictions. Not only do the Chiefs have the #1 record in the AFC but Mahomes also sits atop the NFL MVP favorites at -550. With two games left, Mahomes has 4

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Dec 31, 20222 min read

Brace for Underwhelming 2022 NFL Products

The reality of the situation has become that we are going to have to deal with delayed releases (up to 12 months) across all Panini produced products. Pairing that reality with the 2022 quarterback class has us on track for the most underwhelming product year since 2013. To give 2013 a little credit, Geno is a top 5 statistical quarterback this season and his products were released on time. In this article, we will be looking at the top quarterbacks from the 2022 NFL draft class and where they a

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Dec 7, 20223 min read