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Hobby Quick Hits

42 EpisodesProduced by Sports Card NationWebsite

Sports Card Hobby podcast in short form, topics range from buying/selling tips, etiquette, thoughts, opinions, pet peeves & advice. Your host brings 40 years hobby experience to the table.

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Ep.40 Shop Showcase: The Sports Card Shop at MoCo

December 2nd, 2020


The 1st installment of a feature we'd like to do every so often. Highlighting an LCS virtually. Today we go to New Buffalo,Michigan where Dad Rex Gotcher & his two sons Max & Owen run "The Sports Card Shop". …

Ep.39 Storage...Streamlining Inventory

November 25th, 2020


In this episode I discuss how having less cards around has become more desirable and what ways I've employed to obtain that goal.

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Ep.38 NFL Rookie Hobby Report 2020

November 18th, 2020


We take a look at some NFL Rookie performances a little past the midway point & look at the long term of each hobby wise.


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Ep.37 One Man Hobby Debate

November 11th, 2020


We have a little fun with this episode, we utilize a moderator(who worked for cheap) to quickly in debate fashion cover some current hobby topics …

Ep.36 Grading Cards: How I acquire cards to submit

November 4th, 2020


Grading is a big part of the hobby & a big of what I do within the hobby, I've cut down my wax consumption by 80%, so where do the cards I submit …

Ep.35 The "Rookie" Card

October 28th, 2020


The Rookie card, easy to tell in Basketball, Football & Hockey..not as simple in Baseball. This episode tackles the "Art of the Rookie card" including when did it really hit the modern day craze.


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Ep.34 Set Collecting

October 21st, 2020


It use to be a big part of what I did especially in my early hobby days but I slowly moved away from them, how & why did that happen?


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Ep.33 Hobby/Social Media Tips

October 14th, 2020


I share some mantras, tips & practices which has we worked for me over the years, maybe you'll like a few.


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Ep.32 Card Store-The First Year 1992

October 7th, 2020


In 1992 Myself & a partner opened a brick & mortar store, I spent 25k more than I made the first year, there almost wasn't a year two. I …

Ep.31 Conquering the football market

September 30th, 2020


Football always was the step-child of Baseball & Basketball cards but those days are changing, I share some of my experience in football cards …

Ep.30 Time-Making the most of it

September 23rd, 2020

39:31's not infinite, From home life to 4 different content creation shows..oh yeah running a successful sports card online sales business as …

Ep.29 High End Hobby

September 16th, 2020


I like the "High End" of the hobby, some don't, This Episode will explore what exactly is "high end", how has it changed over the history of the hobby, why do I believe it to be good for the hobby when others don't, how …

Ep.28 The Podcast Episode(Behind the scenes)

September 9th, 2020


I let the curtain down a little bit on this show & our big show "Sports Card Nation", Nothing is really off-limits as we discuss downloads, guests, income, tips, tricks, sponsorships & encourage you to do it..if …

Ep.27 The Card Store

September 2nd, 2020


I had a brick & mortar from 1992-1996, while it was successful then , that model would fail in today's day & age, I talk about those …

Ep.26 The Future of Wax Distribution

August 26th, 2020


Retail shelves are empty, Wax is selling easily for 400% markup, Hobbyists can't buy enough, Card Companies can't produce enough, Where is the direction going? The Card companies are taking this all in & you may be …

Ep.25 Organizing your inventory..Tips & tricks

August 19th, 2020


There's no wrong way to organize your sports card inventory but today I share a few tips,ideas & techniques I've utilized over the years, Why did I switch from top-loaders to semi-rigids, How I organize cards going …

Ep.24 Hobby fiercer than the Pandemic

August 12th, 2020


While many businesses have been shut down, people home either unemployed or working from home, the hobby is booming & some might say at an all-time level even. We explore why this may be the case, how long can it …

Ep.23 Hobby Selling-Why do we throw shade at them?

August 5th, 2020


Buying & Selling in the hobby has been going on forever, lately seems like sellers are getting shade at them & being made to feel guilty they are turning a profit & making money, is it jealousy..envy, where …

Ep.22 Hobby Matrimony-Your significant other and your hobby

July 29th, 2020


Do you share the love of the hobby with your significant other? If not are they supportive & do you like that it's just "your thing by yourself"? Are they not supportive & on your case about how much time & …

Ep.21 Hobby Customer Service Where Art Thou?

July 22nd, 2020


Remember when the customer mattered, remember when you'd actually get a response, remember when companies would answer their phones, remember when …

Ep.20 Buying Cards:Spending More than you have at the moment?

July 14th, 2020


Colleague Mike Sommer follows a self-sustainable hobby model, it's tremendous however for me on the business model side that would not jive for me, …

Ep.19 Wax(What is it good for??)

June 30th, 2020


The Hobby loves to grip it & rip it but does that make financial sense? As a former pack addict I illustrate how my new approach has paid me now & is going to pay me later, one of the best hobby decisions I ever …

Ep.18 Card Shows, Then, Now, & the Future?

June 24th, 2020


I'm bias, I got my start on the business side of things as a 15 year old setting up at a show, Shows will always hold a special place in my heart, to …

Ep.17 The Grading Landscape & Why Grade?

June 16th, 2020


Grading is an acquired taste, believe me I reluctantly got on the bus but it's a HUGE part of the current hobby landscape, in this episode I tell you how & why I changed my mind, approaches, the current state of …

Ep.16 Do you value your time?

June 9th, 2020


The Hobby is fun & awesome, but your time is valuable too. I've sold in the hobby for 30+ years & I've always viewed "time" as a commodity, …

Ep.15 What the heck happened with the Hobby?

June 3rd, 2020


The Hobby is booming at what may be an all-time high level the likes of what we've never seen before...& during a pandemic, As hobbyists we …

Ep.14 Card Mortality-"What's the endgame?"

May 25th, 2020


We love the hobby & live in the moment as we should, but in the quiet moments do you have a plan for your collection/inventory? Are you going to …

Ep.13 Card Selling/Buying Platforms Strategy

May 19th, 2020


Want to maximize the buying & selling of your cards? Each platform has it's own pros & cons, we sort through those to tell you what cards to list where to maximize your possibilities & in return which are …

Ep.12 Hobby Money-Keep more of it!

May 12th, 2020


I share some widely known money saving hobby tips & maybe a few you don't, a couple non-hobby ones too, Money is money, How you save it in the …

Ep.11 There's that word "Investment"

May 5th, 2020


My take on the controversial Hobby .vs Investment debate that gets people triggered, If you don't know what side of the aisle I fall on after almost 40 years of doing this I'll give this hint....there's a …

Ep.10 The Jordan Rules(Hobby Edition)

April 28th, 2020


Michael Jordan cards don't need help being in demand or selling well but with the early release of "The Last Dance", Jordan stuff is going insane, we explore why, for how long & how to maximize what is currently …

Ep.9 Prospecting 101 Buying before the Boom!

April 18th, 2020


I'm a prospector in Baseball rookies, frankly the only sport of the major 4 you can invest in a player many years before they make their professional debut, it's risky but if you do your homework you can have more hits …

Ep.8 Hobby Battle Semi Rigids .vs Top-Loaders

April 10th, 2020


No one debates that Top-Loaders are the more widely used supply medium but which one is actually better??? As someone who has used both extensively, …

Ep.7 Sports Card Current Opportunities

April 5th, 2020


The market is ripe for some buying opportunities on all fronts, it's also a great time to try something new in the hobby if you were thinking of …

Ep.6 Addiction....When is it too much?

March 30th, 2020


Addiction takes many forms, not just drug or alcohol, I have witnessed first hand this great hobby affect families & relationships. What are the …

Ep.5 Tips for preparing for the National

March 21st, 2020


The National in Atlantic City is approaching! Tips to get ready to attend the "Super Bowl of the Hobby", booking accomodations, itinerary & …

Ep.4 Hobby .vs Covid19: Getting through low points

March 12th, 2020


CoVid 19 has become a pandemic forcing stoppage of almost ALL sports, how does this affect the hobby, how do we handle current events, what's the …

Ep.3 High End Selling/Shipping Tips & Techniques

March 8th, 2020


Selling & Shipping High End sports cards can be nerve racking & scary. I've been doing it a while & share some tips/techniques that may …

Ep.2 Pack Searchers: A Hobby Epidemic

March 1st, 2020


Card searching is not a new phenomenon but lately the intensity has ramped up, why?, What forms does it take, How do we combat it & What are the …

Ep.1 Grading Submission Tips

February 26th, 2020


Tips for submitting cards for grading from many years of experience, what to look for, what to do, feel free to reach out to us with any questions …

Hobby Quick Hits Intro-What will this show be?

February 20th, 2020


I introduce myself & what the future episodes of the pod will entail. Follow us on:


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