Top Football Rookie Cards of the 1980s

Rookie.  It’s a term used so often in the collection world, that the true definition seems to escape us.  Let us look closer at the term itself… Definition:  rook·ie: An inexperienced person; a novice /ˈro͝okē/ Ironic, it seems.  Generally the most important card in any players career is his rookie card.  But the majority of […]

Top 5 1970s Football Rookie Cards

The decade was owned by the Pittsburgh Steelers, plain and simple.  Therefore, to list the top 5 football rookie cards of the 1970s, we are going to cheat a little bit, and group the great Steeler RC’s together as one. 1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw RC 1971 Topps Joe Greene RC 1973 Topps Franco Harris RC […]

Top 5 Football Rookie Cards of the 1990s

Well, there’s no need to beat a dead horse about the trading card company practices in the 1990’s.  But one thing that came out of the decade for the collecting industry beyond eBay, was Upper Deck SP Authentic. Starting in 1993, with Jerome Bettis and Drew Bledsoe, the brand got off to a solid start.  […]

1980s, 90s Football Rookie Cards: Any Worth Buying?

1980s and 90s football rookie cards were like most of the movies you see nowadays; overproduced with poor quality.  But, for better or worse, some of the greatest players of all-time started their careers during that time frame, so there is actually a plethora of rookie cards that are worth buying. For the sake of […]

Collecting Graded Football Cards Offers Collector Peace

Collectors are all bonded by the same ‘rush’ of the hunt for treasure, or a great hunch validated.  The rush of opening a new pack and finding that one unexpected gem, or making a big deal that turns out in your favor over time.  So when graded cards became the norm back in the 90’s, […]

Football Cards of Coaches: The Best of All-Time

Collecting football cards of coaches won’t make you rich nowadays but  looking back in cardboard history, there is some great value with the biggest names to ever roam a sideline. Some coaches were immortalized during their days on the field as players, allowing collectors to merely chase the rookie card from their playing days rather […]

Investing in Football Cards: The Basics

An investment carries very similar attributes regardless of the industry or category.  A widely accepted rule of thumb with most business ventures is to keep emotion out of the decision making process.  While collecting football cards can be a sound business investment with the potential to be quite lucrative, there are many factors that exist […]

1933 Goudey Sport Kings Jim Thorpe

Baseball has been known as the national pastime for years, but over the last decade the NFL has ascended to the top league in the United States.  Back in 1933 baseball was king, with Babe Ruth wearing the crown of American sports.  So when the 1933 Goudey Sports Kings set came out, Ruth and Ty […]

1933 Goudey Sport Kings Red Grange

Red Grange was the first genuine star of American football, and his inclusion in the 1933 Goudey Sport Kings set was not surprising. In 1924, as a member of the University of Illinois, Grange burst onto the national scene when he scored 5 touchdowns in a shocking upset victory over vaunted Michigan, just one of […]