I’ve been keeping tabs on upcoming card shows in my area over the last several months, and had one in particular circled. It’s advertised as the largest show in South Carolina, with 100+ tables, in Spartanburg. Often times we have a sporting event for one or both of our sons that are late morning or… Read More For the First Time in a Decade, A Card Show Experience
Anyone remember those repack boxes with a bunch of random packs you could get for $10, $15, or $20? The packs on the outside were the appealing ones, the Ultra, the Stadium Club, the Fleer Mystique. And once you got past the packs on the outside, there were ones like Topps, maybe even Topps Tipoff,… Read More 11 Year Old Me Is Smiling – Opening 1997-98 Collector’s Choice
I hadn’t opened a pack of basketball cards in over 3 years. And when I returned to the hobby just recently over the last few months, I came back to find prices of blasters usually found at local retail stores being re-sold for much more than the normal retail price. The places I used to… Read More Pack Break: 1999-00 Skybox Dominion
We are closing in on a decade since I started Hoops Hobby, and while a lack of blogs dedicated to basketball cards still very much exists, the market for basketball cards seems to have exploded, especially in the last few months. And it seems like if there’s a time to be writing about basketball cards,… Read More Basketball Cards in 2020
The Set: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors Set Odds: 1 in 8 packs Key Cards: Shaquille O’Neal $2.50 Allen Iverson $2.00 Why I Like It: The True Colors insert set is meant to highlight some of the game’s clutch performers. It’s tough to find a more attractive insert set these days. I am… Read More Insert Set Flashback: 1999-00 Stadium Club Chrome True Colors
What game-worn jersey set of current players would be better than one filled with game-worn finals jerseys? Take this past season as an example- how cool would it be to pull a finals worn jersey card of Lebron James from his first trip to the Finals with Miami? Or a jersey used in a breakthrough playoff performance from… Read More NBA Finals Jerseys: Where Have They Gone?