For the Hobby
For the Hobby
Jordan Hagedorn
For the Hobby was started out of our love of collecting cards. Our mission is to uplift and elevate the sports card hobby by connecting with like-minded people, telling great stories, highlighting our favorite cards, collectors, and talking about everything that makes the hobby great.
For the Hobby Episode 4 • The Brett Favre Episode
On For the Hobby Episode 4 we talk about everything Brett Favre. I interview my Dad, Mississippi Favre collector Sean McCarthy, Wisconsin native Grant Slayton (@waldorfstories), and I share my conversation with Jim Beckett from his podcast titled "Sports Card Insights." We talk about what made Brett so compelling, his career with the Packers, collecting his cards, and more. Thanks for listening. Feel free to follow us at: @for.the.hobby (or my personal ( @jordanhagedorn ) or shoot me an email at: jordan@forthehobby.com.  Timestamps: 0:33 - Episode Overview  | 1:13 - Brett Favre Connection Backstory | 3:28 - Interview with Dad | 14:23 - Conversation with Mississippi Favre Collector Sean McCarthy | 26:33 - Chat with Wisconsin native Grant Slayton ( @waldorfstories ) | 36:09 - My sit down with Jim Beckett ( From Episode 165 of his Sports Card Insights Podcast ) | 49:03 - Closing thoughts |
Jul 8
50 min
For the Hobby Episode 3 • The Michael Jordan Episode
On Episode 3 of the For the Hobby Podcast we talk about everything Michael Jordan. Along with special guest Chris McGill of The House of Jordans Podcast, we talk about the Michael Jordan card landscape, what makes 90’s cards so great, how we got started collecting Jordan cards, a great basketball card collector named Nat Turner, what we love about collecting Jordan / what a collection represents, the MJ card market, The Last Dance, and the #3JordanCards movement. You can find Chris on Instagram at @chris_hoj and The House of Jordans Podcast on Apple Podcasts. We appreciate you listening and would love to hear from you. Email: jordan@forthehobby.com | Instagram: @jordanhagedorn  Timestamps: 0:45 - Episode Overview  | 2:20 - Intro / Meeting Backstory | 4:05 - Michael Jordan Card Landscape | 8:28 - Michael Jordan Baseball Cards | 15:36 - Introspection of 90’s Cards | 18.41 - Our Origin Stories | 28:02 - What We Love About Collecting Michael Jordan Cards (98-99 Fleer Ultra / Masterpiece 1 of 1) | 33:08 - All-time Great Collector Nat Turner | 35:17 - Air Jordan shoes worn on 98-98 Fleer Ultra | 38:12 - Connection to Jordan Moments and Moments of Acquisition | 40:18 - What a Collection Represents | 42:06 - What Factors are Influencing the Jordan Card Market? | 44:23 - We Discuss The Last Dance Docuseries | 53:24 - What Are Your Favorite 3 JORDAN CARDS? #3JordanCards | 56:47 - My #JordanCards | 1:02:58 - Final Thoughts.
Apr 15
1 hr 4 min
For the Hobby Episode 2 • Football Fever - Rob Springs
On Episode 2 of the For the Hobby Podcast I sat down with Rob Springs who is the Director of Football Product Development at Panini. On this episode we talk about Rob’s rich history in the industry, he tells an amazing story about 1996 Topps Chrome, the 2020 NFL Draft Class + 2020 Panini Football plans, and more. Thanks to Rob for taking the time and all of you who continue to support. We appreciate the love! Please feel free to share these episodes with people who enjoy cards and want to get behind the scenes looks into the hobby. Email: jordan@forthehobby.com | Instagram: @jordanhagedorn ::: Timestamps: 0:41 - Introducing Rob Springs / Rob’s History | 4:12 - Beckett Publications | 5:20 - Jim Beckett | 7:27 - Rob’s Career Evolution | 9:08 - 1996 Topps Chrome Story + Talking with Card Brands | 13:03 - Rob’s Time at Panini | 17:28 - 2020 NFL Draft Class | 21:07 - Health/State of the Hobby | 24:52 - Young Collectors | 25:57 - Rob’s Favorite Thing in the Hobby | 28:47 - Working with Athletes (Lamar, Mahomes, Derrick Henry, Zion) | 31:36 - Zion and Luka Carrying the Torch | 32:21 - 2020 Panini Football Releases | 36:03 - Advice for Collectors (There’s Something for Everyone)
Apr 15
38 min
For the Hobby Episode 1 • The Foundation - Josh + Chris
On Episode 1 of the For the Hobby Podcast I share a thoughtful conversation with Josh Johnson of Cardboard Chronicles and Chris McGill of The House of Jordans Podcast. We talk about the health of the hobby, our favorite things in the hobby, our personal collections, Kobe's impact on the world, and more. This is the foundational episode of the For the Hobby Podcast and I'm grateful for Josh (@cardboard_chronicles) and Chris (@chris_hoj) for taking the time to be the first guests. To all of those who have supported me along the way, those of you who will listen, follow along, and contribute....THANK YOU! I've created "For the Hobby" out of my love of collecting cards and am excited to share some great stories and to connect with like-minded people while being a positive voice in and around the hobby. Feel free to email to connect: jordan@forthehobby.com   Timestamps: 0:38 - What is "For the Hobby"? | 0:59 - Welcome + Introductions | 3:59 - Health of the Hobby | 12:23 - Our Favorite Things in the Hobby | 22:50 - Our Personal Collections | 35:38 - New School Card Landscape Breakdown | 39:28 - Being Competitive in the Hobby | 41:50 - The Crafty Hobby Approach | 45:14 - Kobe Bryant’s Impact | 55:40 - What Josh and Chris Have Learned and Enjoyed the Most as Creators | 59:59 - Final Thoughts
Apr 15
1 hr 3 min