All the way from Frankfurt, Germany - Torsten is Shaq's biggest fan - but our conversation today was much wider than that - thanks Torsten!
Rich and I hear from Mark Hoyle a passionate team collector (Red Sox and New England) who is well along in his hobby quest - congrats Mark.
Perhaps you have watched or listened to Cage - always interesting when trading questions with a attorney - especially one with a hobby background - thanks Cage.
One of the segments on this multi-topic show happened to be card trimming - which is perhaps getting more controversial or at least more discussed.
Legendary GOAT running back Jim Brown passed away on Friday at the age of 87 - John Newman and I remember his greatness during his nine-year career of excellence - typically the best card in each of the sets he appeared in.
My third round with Torsten across the Atlantic Ocean discussing his insightful questions and comments going deeper into some of my past episodes. Thanks Torsten!
Last Saturday's Hobby Hotline was focused on the recent hiring of my friend (and long-time hobby veteran) Kevin Isaacson as CEO of Beckett Media and my reaction to that. Listen to the whole Hobby Hotline episode!
Dick Perez, The Diamond King, is being featured in Marq's documentary film to be released next year - this was our discussion after we talked about that.
This time I told my sports card hobby origin story from the perspective of modern grading - as I was presenting live to some grading trainees at BGS - this is the edited version.
Dick and Marq came on for a discussion of their upcoming (next year) feature-length documentary film. Having already just listened to them on several of my favorite podcasts, I asked them some questions I had not heard addressed.
More ramblings with Rich - we were responding to some interesting listener questions - thanks Rich and thanks listeners.
Another 15 minutes of ramblings about our great hobby - thanks Rich and thanks listeners - send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Various aspects of personalization in our sports card and collecting hobby are discussed, including several you might not be expecting - thanks for your episode suggestions.
Rich and I enjoyed the first ramblings so much we re-upped for another spontaneous session - we both rambled!
Danny Black has launched Hobby News Daily along with a distinguished group of contributing writers - at this point it is free, so definitely check it out and sign up - thanks Danny!
Rich and I had accumulated a few different hobby topics for each other to chew on and this episode resulted - if you like it, we will do it again. Thanks!
I did a fantasy tournament of four different Upper Deck hockey boxes evaluating each by non-standard criteria as befits an audio podcast - thanks Upper Deck!
Five more listener questions and comments some from late last year as I got behind in responding, but please keep your questions coming, send them to email@example.com and thanks again.
You would not think a funeral is a place where sports card hobby questions come up but there are exceptions ... and exceptional people.
Rich and I followed up our discussion of the previous two years with this much tougher offering from Topps, challenging primarily due to the difficulty of the high numbers in this set.
Longtime respected National dealer from North Carolina, Chandy Greenholt has passed away - he will be greatly missed by Rich, myself, and so many others - he was our friend.
Getting closer to 1,000 episodes! This has been fun. If you have episode suggestions, send to firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks!
This episode is inspired by John Keating's new podcast of that same name - I have my own list of cards (not just baseball) I should have gotten by now and I share my lament with you.
Rich and I compare and contrast these two unremarkable mid-decade Topps baseball products. Nevertheless we find interesting aspects to share about each of these sets.
Near Death Experiences discussed in terms of how you "hobby" when death is nearer, but perhaps not imminent. Every year I am simplifying, and you should too if you are close to my age.
The final portion of our longer conversation about the hobby with his particular emphasis on the Seventies - thanks John for an enjoyable ride through that decade, my favorite decade for collecting!
On the day before April Fools, we take a look at some extreme and/or absurd examples of hobby aspects that could be stretched beyond recognition. Have fun with this greatest hobby!
John Newman, Chris Harris, and Jeremy Lee joined in for this segment discussing the upcoming (today!) and expanded MINT Collective in Las Vegas. Hope it's a great event!
Collectors frequently ask me what will be the next big thing. Just within the world of sports there are so many types of collectibles that have yet to blow up.
John Keating has completed his 80-episode run of That Seventies Card Show - I was honored to be his guest on his episode 79 and here are some highlights excerpted - thanks John!