Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Insights

Dr. Beckett unretires to share sports card stories, analyses, and opinions, based on his six decades of intensive experience.

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June 24, 2022 12 min

I break down a box of 2021 SP Authentic Golf - literally and figuratively - got the best result in terms of autos that I have ever experienced - thanks Upper Deck!

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Jordan "For the Hobby" is actually "For the Bobby" as his dad Bob is dealing with colorectal cancer - thanks Bob for sharing your story and how you have positively impacted your son Jordan and his new card shop.

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Last year was Ryan first immersion experience at the National following in his father Ray's footsteps.  At 12, Ryan has a bright future under his father's mentorship and experience as a brand advisor for many hobby and sports clients.

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The Gotcher's are faithful supporters of the hobby and Hobby Hotline - I thought it would be great to hear from them Father's Day week as to their family's sports card shop in New Buffalo, MI. 

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The first booth I shopped at the National for the past several years has been the Bachman's - great selection with fair prices and personable service.

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Joe and Josh discuss their father-son hobby dynamic now separated by 2000 miles - but I expect to see them both together at the National this year - here's their story.

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Another four weeks of daily episodes for your review in case you missed some - your episode ideas please send to doctorjamesbeckett@gmail.com and thanks!

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Lots of ways to get to Atlantic City - but where to stay is the question - some "what if" creative approaches to lodging and transportation at the National.

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John Newman (Sports Card Nation) and Corey Donovan (YamWax) were my co-hosts on Saturday morning's Hobby Hotline and this was our first major topic of discussion.

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Rob Veres suggested Southern California as the epicenter of the sports card hobby but he was shouted down and out-voted by the many Texans in the room.

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June 10, 2022 14 min

Too many slabs are emerging of some high supply and low demand cards and players - how will the market handle this equilibrium with grading fees increasing across the board?

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Rich asked me to take a second deeper look at the hesitation I had before starting BGS back in 1999 - yes, I wish we had jumped in faster in hindsight!

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Grant and I had an extended DQ session that spilled over because we both had some good sports card hobby questions - thanks Grant!

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Non-physical cards conjured up many meanings - from NFT's to vaults to bank safe deposit boxes to fractionals - most collectors would probably rather just have the card in hand.

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June 6, 2022 13 min

Mike Moynihan asked each of us what we wanted our sports card hobby legacy to be in terms of our content creation efforts - how we would be remembered.

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This question was less controversial than I thought it would be - unfortunately the question submitter was not able to attend.

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Another dinner question that drew a wide range of responses from the content creators in attendance - thanks Kyle Robertson for securing a meeting room for us.

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John has an impressive list of big corporate sponsors for this "cards plus much more" show in Portland, Oregon, over Father's Day weekend.

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Go to worldsofsport.com for more info on John's inaugural event on Father's Day weekend in Portland - with cards and much more.

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Our dinner panel discussed how to make the hobby more welcoming to women and other demographics and ethnicities through our podcasts and YouTube channels.

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