WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute
WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute
Mike Sommer
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Mike Sommer from the WaxPackHero blog shares all the strategies he uses to create a hobby that pays for itself. Discover how to turn one person’s unwanted cards into treasured additions to your own collection. The podcast will be a combination of both the hobby and business sides of collecting, and ultimately will help you buy, sell, and trade your way into a collection you’ll love. Hit subscribe and get ready to have some fun collecting cards! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Conversation with Ben Caraher - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 90
Today, card artist Ben Caraher of sportscardmosaics.com joins me for a conversation about his background, his process for cutting cards to make a bigger card, and how the increase in the popularity of sports art has impacted his passion. Follow him on Twitter @card_mosaics and check out his work at sportscardmosaics.com! Sponsor of this Episode: Underdog Collectibles You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com Fanatics.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Nov 24
26 min
Topps Subscription Programs - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 89
The Topps Subscription Programs have proven to be fantastic products for both collectors and Topps. In today’s episode, I discuss my experience with the second year of the 582 Montgomery Club as well as the first year of the brand new Topps Future Stars Club. You can read my article on the Montgomery Club as well as the Future Stars Club if you want to go into even more detail! Sponsor of this episode: Underdog Collectibles You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Nov 17
16 min
Talking Panini with D.J. Kazmierczak - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 88
Today, D.J. Kazmierczak joins me.  D.J. is the VP of Sales and Product Development for Panini America and has an extensive background in the hobby that spans multiple decades. We discuss Panini’s Product Lifecycles, Retail and Hobby distribution, supply and demand, and Panini’s direct to consumer offerings. You can follow D.J. on Twitter @DJKAZMIERCZAK. Sponsor of This Episode: Underdog Collectibles You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Nov 10
46 min
More eBay Selling Tips - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 87
eBay continues to be one of the most popular places to buy and sell cards.  Depending on what you sell, it may take different approaches to optimize your results. In this episode, I respond to listener questions about how I go about listing and describing my cards, and I cover some of the other selling options I use for my listings. Sponsor of this Episode: Underdog Collectibles You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Nov 3
15 min
Wrestling Cards with Zhan Mourning - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 86
In my efforts to broaden our understanding of the hobby, I am bringing on a guest to discuss an often overlooked niche. Wrestling Cards Zhan Mourning has a YouTube channel where he discusses both new and old wrestling releases, and he comes on this episode to share some of that knowledge with us.  I enjoyed it enough to start picking up a couple cards of my own! You can follow  Zhan on Twitter @Zhanmourning and you can check out his YouTube channel here. Enjoy. You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Oct 27
30 min
Donruss Oddballs from the 1980's - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 85
In addition to the annual flagship releases, Donruss put out a variety of “oddball” products in the early to mid 80’s. I have previously covered the Donruss Action All-Stars.  In this episode I cover the 1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes set, the 1984 Donruss Champions set, and the Donruss Highlights box sets that were released from 1985-1987. Thanks for listening! Affiliate Sponsors: You can support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. https://www.ballotready.org/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Oct 20
14 min
A Conversation with Blake Jamieson - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 84
Topps Project 2020 has been one of the biggest hobby stories this year, and Blake Jamieson has been one of the most engaging artists in the project. I sat down with him to discuss the evolution of the cards he has produced so far.  We also dig into his approach to both fan interaction and spin off products like cardart.com which expand his reach well beyond the project itself. Follow Blake on Twitter @BlakeJamieson and on his YouTube channel as well. You can support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. https://www.ballotready.org/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Oct 13
26 min
Talking Vintage with Mike Moynihan (Baseball Collector) - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 83
Today, I invite Mike Moynihan, the Baseball Collector, onto the show to talk vintage.  We learn about his background, his move from having a player focused pc to a vintage PC, and a variety of other topics!  If you want to add another vintage resource, you need to listen to Mike! Find him on YouTube on the Bench Clear Media channel, and check out his Vintage Focused Podcast “The Golden Age of Cardboard”. You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. https://www.ballotready.org/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Oct 6
36 min
Soccer Cards Rock with Vince Massara - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 82
The soccer market has exploded over the last 12 months and I wanted to bring on someone who has a deeper background on the cards than I do.  Vince Masara is an Australian podcaster and  blogger who focuses on soccer cards and stickers! We discuss his background, what it is like collecting in Australia, and he gives us a primer on some of the basics of the soccer market if you want to begin your education! Follow along with Vince at sportscardsrock.com, and check out his podcast Soccer Cards Rock. You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. https://www.ballotready.org/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Oct 2
30 min
Topps Project 2020 Update - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 81
It’s been about four months since I covered Topps Project 2020.  A lot has changed over that time and the project  continues to be the hobby version of a “Harvard Business Case Study”!  Check out my thoughts on how the project has developed, my own experience buying, selling, and collecting these cards, and what I’m looking to see over the final few months. Check out my full review of the set with photo checklists organized by Artist and Player.  It also has a listing of historical prices to serve as a reference point so we can see how things have changed over the course of the project. Enjoy and let me know what you think! You can also support the show by using the following links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies! Topps.com Sportlots.com eBay.com Amazon.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. https://www.ballotready.org/ Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support
Sep 29
17 min
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