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Hoops and Cards: Basketball for Sports Card Collectors and Investors!

Hoops and Cards: Basketball for Sports Card Collectors and Investors!

By Hosted by @hoopsandcards Gary

HoopsandCards.com is part of the NoOffseason.com Sport Card Network! We LOVE connecting with Basketball Card collectors, investors, and fans from all over the world - like you! Find us on Instagram (@hoopsandcards) or email the host gary@hoopsandcards.com Subscribe to HoopsPLUS! https://anchor.fm/hoopsandcards/subscribe Positive Hip-Hop by MaxKoMusic | https://maxkomusic.com/ Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com
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The NBA is Back! First Impressions for Our Watch List and Shout Outs!

Hoops and Cards: Basketball for Sports Card Collectors and Investors!Oct 27, 2023

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Flipping and GUESSwork with Chad Guell (Part 2 of 2) from Sports Card Strategy Show

Flipping and GUESSwork with Chad Guell (Part 2 of 2) from Sports Card Strategy Show

Today's episode is Part 2 of Gary's conversation with Chad Guell from Sports Card Strategy Show. They talk about GUESSES - prospects, emerging players, and card-buying strategies for the first month of the NBA season. If you like Jabari Smith or Tyrese Maxey, you'll love this episode!!

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Nov 08, 202338:37
Flipping and GUESSwork with Chad Guell from Sports Card Strategy Show (Part 1 of 2)

Flipping and GUESSwork with Chad Guell from Sports Card Strategy Show (Part 1 of 2)

Buying and selling Basketball Cards isn't as complicated as brain surgery, but sometimes it helps to hear from a Doctor anyway. We are thrilled to bring on "DR" Chad Guell to talk about buying, flipping, prospecting, and guessing on NBA players during the first month of the season.
Today's episode is Part ONE of a 2-Part series where we learn from Chad's experiences, perspectives, and hit list regarding rookie card flipping and players like Cam Thomas and Jabari Smith Jr.
HoopsandCards.com is your all-inclusive site for Basketball Card fun, friends, and fandom. Check it out!!

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Nov 02, 202327:02
BREAKING: James Harden Trade to Clippers and its impact on the NBA and Sports Cards

BREAKING: James Harden Trade to Clippers and its impact on the NBA and Sports Cards

James Harden traded overnight to the Clippers. Will the Clippers contend for a Title? Will Joel Embiid chase another MVP? Who benefits the most from this blockbuster deal of picks and players?
Gary weighs in with today's "instant reaction" episode and some thoughts on the reigning Player of the Week in the Eastern Conference, some dude named Maxey.

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Oct 31, 202326:15
The NBA is Back! First Impressions for Our Watch List and Shout Outs!
Oct 27, 202332:36
NBA PREVIEW and CARD PICKS for the 2023-24 Season Opening Day!

NBA PREVIEW and CARD PICKS for the 2023-24 Season Opening Day!

It starts today!

HoopsandCards is here for your season preview, picks, and card thoughts from Gary for ALL collectors and investors in the NBA! Today's episode addresses our preseason picks for MVP, MIP, NBA Champions, Rookie of the Year, and some other random stuff. You don't want to miss the start of the NBA season and we've got you covered!

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Oct 24, 202330:53
The 4Gs: Good Players who could become GREAT in 2023-24's NBA Season
Oct 19, 202325:29
The 4Gs: Guesses for the 2023-24 NBA Season, Prospecting, and Fliers
Oct 17, 202328:13
Basketball Cards and the 4G Strategy for Fun, Profit, and Longevity

Basketball Cards and the 4G Strategy for Fun, Profit, and Longevity

Guesses. Goods. Greats. GOATS.
These are the 4G's, and this is your pre-seasons primer on our HoopsandCards strategy, language, and recommendations for the 2023-24 NBA Season. Host Gary Underwood gives you an overview of each "G" category as we see it, and some stories and advice around each category. We also bring you updates from the first weekend in the NBA preseason and some teaser-trailer thoughts for our next episodes of the podcast.
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Oct 10, 202325:31
NBA Preseason, Card Market Timing, and James Harden

NBA Preseason, Card Market Timing, and James Harden

Today marked the start of the NBA Preseason games, and we are here for you Basketball Card collectors and investors! Gary brings his thoughts on most exciting or most anticipated stories of the Preseason in the NBA with takes on James Harden, Players to Watch this Season, and some buying and selling ideas for the month of October. Shout out to Josh Smith for today's listener question!

Send us your takes and let us know where you're listening from by emails to gary@hoopsandcards.com OR Instagram messages to @hoopsandcards

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Oct 06, 202333:17
BREAKING: DAMIAN LILLARD TRADED to Milwaukee in 3-Team Blockbuster Deal!
Sep 27, 202321:42
Negotiating, Buying, FOMO, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Negotiating, Buying, FOMO, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Our weekend episode of Hoops and Cards is a catch all of ideas, insights, and stories for the world of Basketball Card Collectors and investors! Gary is back to talk about the "World Cup" of Basketball, some recent buys and regrets, and his approach to negotiating during Buying Season. We are still very high on Shai Gileous-Alexander, as if there was any doubt. Today's episode also covers some of the "Don'ts" of Negotiating as outlined on our HoopsandCards.com blog this week!

We would love to hear from you on Instagram (@hoopsandcards) or email GARY@HOOPSANDCARDS.COM

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Sep 12, 202339:54
Basketball Buying, Thinking Ahead about Players, and Thanking our HoopsandCards Listeners!!

Basketball Buying, Thinking Ahead about Players, and Thanking our HoopsandCards Listeners!!

You guys are the Best! Gary returns to thank our listeners for support during a crazy summer and doles out some thoughts about the beginning of buying season in the Basketball Card world. We are sending out free cards to the first five listeners who DM us @hoopsandcards on Instagram. Today gets right at some of the current buying opportunities and reasons to be excited about the 23-24 NBA season!
Aug 26, 202325:31
What Happened to Hoops and Cards and our Five Guys to Watch during Baskeball Buying Season!

What Happened to Hoops and Cards and our Five Guys to Watch during Baskeball Buying Season!

Life happens, even for an NBA Podcaster! In the middle of a series about "five players to watch or invest in during the offseason," our host's wife came down with colon cancer and his Dad was sent to the hospital. Gary, our podcast host, breaks free from a rough few weeks to bring us (finally) some thoughts on Basketball Buying season and two of the best young players in the NBA.

Tyrese Maxey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander are two very familiar names to listeners of Hoops, as Gary has been personally investing in their cards for years now, and loves watching them develop as players and playoff leaders.

As always, we would love to hear from you via Instagram DM @hoopsandcards or email gary@hoopsandcards.com!

Aug 15, 202321:47
Five, Four, Three… (The One about Lauri Markkanen)
Jul 28, 202316:53
Five Days, Five Guys for the Offseason - De’Aaron Fox Edition
Jul 27, 202318:05
Five Episodes, Five Days, Five Players for the Basketball Card Offseason (Episode 1 of 5)

Five Episodes, Five Days, Five Players for the Basketball Card Offseason (Episode 1 of 5)

Welcome to the first episode of our "FIVE" - Five players we are targeting during the NBA offseason in Basketball Cards, rookies, autos, and grails. Each player in this series is already playing at an All-Star level, during the first few years of his NBA career, for a team that has already made some noise in the playoffs. Gary welcomes you back with a familiar name - a point guard who should have been an Eastern Conference All-Star, whose pop counts and RPA's are fewer and harder to find. Playing in the largest market in the league, this clutch, unstoppable scorer still has a lot of upside value for collectors and investors in today's Basketball Card hobby.

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Jul 26, 202316:35
Hoops and Cards Returns!!

Hoops and Cards Returns!!

After an unexplained absence, we are back for a mid-summer episode about the NBA, the National, and a new 5-part series for your offseason buying or collecting list. Gary would love to hear from any and all of you on Instagram DMs (@hoopsandcards) or by email (gary@hoopsandcards.com). Today, we talk about the National, Victor Wembanyama, and Basketball Card concerns in the offseason.

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Jul 25, 202317:18
Back from a Trip, NBA Finals Investing, and the Victor Wembanyama Effect!
May 28, 202334:59
Leveling Up - Take Basketball Cards from a Limited Budget to the Next Level!
May 12, 202325:07
Jalen, Jimmy, Ja, or Nah? Buying, Waiting, and Scouting for Card Deals in May

Jalen, Jimmy, Ja, or Nah? Buying, Waiting, and Scouting for Card Deals in May

Big names like Ja Morant and Anthony Edwards are done for the season. Rising stars like Jalen Brunson and Devin Booker are starting to cook. Is it time to sell or buy any of these guys? Who should we watch and maximize our card values with this month. Gary brings some warnings about buying anything now and some plans for patience and deals later in 2023. We talk about some of the dudes and teams to watch closely and some profits that could follow.
May 01, 202331:20
Basketball Cards 101: NBA Playoff Opportunities, Lessons, and Picks

Basketball Cards 101: NBA Playoff Opportunities, Lessons, and Picks

For the love of Basketball cards! Today's episode takes on the incredible NBA playoff action and what it could mean for Basketball Card players, collectors, and investors. Gary, our host, looks at some of the challenges and tendencies of buying cards during big moments in April or May. Some players (think Jokic or Embiid) could be adding a chip to their fast-growing legends. Others (think Fox, Maxey, or Brunson) are emerging as super-scorers for teams on the rise. We talk about the timing of buying and selling these players over the next 2-4 weeks. This episode also explains how the NBA Playoffs are a terrific time to watch, enjoy the games, and make your offseason shopping list with our recommendations - SGA, Mikal, Ant, and more!

Send us your takes and thoughts as DM's on Instagram - @hoopsandcards. You can always email our show to gary@hoopsandcards.com!

Apr 26, 202338:30
FIVE GUYS who need a Change of Scenery - Basketball Card Pops and Drops

FIVE GUYS who need a Change of Scenery - Basketball Card Pops and Drops

Card investors and collectors, have you ever wanted to get ahead of a player's spike in value? During the summer, a lot of NBA teams make trades and superstars change teams and massive doors open up for players like Mikal Bridges, Donovan Mitchell, and Jalen Brunson. Who could be next? Which players would benefit greatly from that much-needed change of scenery? How can we get out "in front" of the jumps in their card prices? Today's episode looks at FIVE players or teams to watch for a possible change of scenery that would improve their scoring opportunities, their playoff hopes, and ultimately - their basketball card prices!

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Apr 18, 202339:52
Playoff Preview, Players to Watch, and Hello, De'Aaron Fox!

Playoff Preview, Players to Watch, and Hello, De'Aaron Fox!

Today's episode previews all of the big playoff SERIES in the First Round of the NBA Playoffs, and any possible implications we are seeing for the Basketball Card Market. Gary, our host, goes into some of the players whose card markets have the chance to pop gradually or instantly during their playoff runs, and which cards to consider. We also talk a little bit about Prizm Basketball breaks and the patience to wait a while before buying new releases.

Thank you for listening, and give us a shout-out on Instagram @hoopsandcards or email Gary directly at gary@hoopsandcards.com

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Apr 14, 202324:18
Buying or Selling the Play-In and the Play-Offs here in April!

Buying or Selling the Play-In and the Play-Offs here in April!

Tonight, the NBA Play-In games start and we are here for you Basketball Card Collectors and Investors! Gary brings some thoughts on the Play-In teams and possible jumps for certain card values, but also talks about NBA Season Awards, Rising Cards and Players, and the new release of PRIZM 2022-23 Basketball which drops today! Thanks for listening, and please send any ideas or feedback or thoughts you've got to @hoopsandcards on Instagram!

Apr 11, 202332:26
No Playoffs? Card Markets and Strategies for Lamelo, Cade, Paolo, and More!
Apr 04, 202329:44
Online Betting and NBA Sports Cards - Do they Overlap? Featured Guest ChrisBeCappinn from the Basketball Forever Network!

Online Betting and NBA Sports Cards - Do they Overlap? Featured Guest ChrisBeCappinn from the Basketball Forever Network!

Basketball Card Investors are often looking to discover rising prospects and opportunities to buy and sell cards during and after huge games. Sports bettors are often faced with the same realities and trying to anticipate what players and teams to pick "next." Today, HoopsandCards welcomes Chris from the Basketball Forever Network's NBA Betting Podcast, called "Cashed It w Chris," a regular podcast for NBA fans and sports betters. Our host, Gary, bounces some 101-level questions off of Chris and they talk about players who are just waiting for a break or an injury to get their opportunity.

Can you make money using sites like FanDuel or DraftKings? Sure, but you can also lose money or develop an addiction to trying to prove something and "win." Chris shares some terrific ideas and words of wisdom for any basketball fans who want to navigate this fun, rapidly-growing sports market with a bit of knowledge and healthy levels of self-control. Much thanks to Chris for joining us on HoopsandCards!
Mar 28, 202323:52
FIVE BUYS: Playoff Players and Card picks from the Obvious to the "Not-So-Obvious"
Mar 24, 202326:28
March Madness? Western Conference Playoff Chase and Sports Card Picks!

March Madness? Western Conference Playoff Chase and Sports Card Picks!

Today, we take Basketball Card collectors and investors like you to a tour of the WILD, WILD WEST. We look at card values, potential, and prospects for those teams that are still batting to secure a playoff spot - or even a play-in spot in this year's NBA March Madness out West. Gary loves sharing about some of his favorites today, like Lebron, Luka, and SGA. But what will we do with guys like like Most-Improved-candidate Lauri Markkanen or the never-healthy New Orleans Pelicans? Today's show gives you an overview and some card takes on some of the NBA's biggest names and franchises as they battle it out in the... Wild, Wild Western Conference!

Send us your takes on Instagram to @hoopsandcards, or on email to gary@hoopsandcards.com

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Mar 21, 202328:52
Eastern Conference Playoff Push: Buy or sell on Brooklyn, Trae, Jimmy, and More!

Eastern Conference Playoff Push: Buy or sell on Brooklyn, Trae, Jimmy, and More!

Basketball cards often rise in price and popularity during the NBA Playoffs! With just a few weeks left in the NBA's regular season, lots of playoff question marks remain in the Eastern Conference. Can all of the new faces keep things going in Brooklyn? Will the Heat make their annual late-season push with Herro, Bam, and Jimmy at the controls? Today's episode has Gary talking about all the possible implications of playoff runs for the Eastern Conference bubble teams, and some thoughts on players who could see their card prices rise (or not) in the process. Teams that don't make the playoffs - or even the play-in - plunge instantly into the sportscard "abyss," forgotten or ignored until December.
Send us your playoff picks and thoughts on today's episode to Gary on @hoopsandcards (Insta) or email at gary@hoopsandcards.com!
Mar 14, 202324:48
Basketball Card Buys, Lamelo and Injured Guys, and Donruss Basketball 2022-23 Drops!

Basketball Card Buys, Lamelo and Injured Guys, and Donruss Basketball 2022-23 Drops!

While the NBA and playoff races heat up, some of the game's brightest stars are out with injuries - Lebron, Lamelo, Zion, Cade, even KD is hurt!!  What should Basketball Card Collectors and Investors do?  Hoops and Cards tackles the injury-buying strategies and talks about the post-playoff buying opportunities.  In today's episode, Gary also celebrates this week's release of 2022-23 Donruss Hobby Basketball Cards, and which rookies or "buying tips" for those of us that want to get our hands on some of the new stuff!

Send us your feedback, takes, and questions @hoopsandcards on IG and email to gary@hoopandcards.com!  We love hearing from you!  Thank you for listening to the show!  Make sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, FOLLOW, and all those things.  If you're new to the show, send us a message and we'll send you a free rookie card of a prospect or young player we love!

Mar 10, 202328:45
Basketball Cards 101: Online Breaks for Buyers and Breakers with Mike and Dave from SHAG Sports Cards

Basketball Cards 101: Online Breaks for Buyers and Breakers with Mike and Dave from SHAG Sports Cards

"Breaking" is one of the most popular ways to enjoy, experience, and collect Basketball Cards.  In today's episode, Gary sits down with Mike and Dave from SHAG Sports Cards, a group that has been hosting breaks online for years!  Conversation focuses on the "essentials" and things you need to remember about BREAKS as one of our Basketball Cards 101 feature episodes.  If you've ever thought about hosting breaks or selling spots in a break, then this episode and story will help you tremendously.  If you'd like to learn more about "buying" or participating in breaks and how to do better in getting great cards, then this episode is for you as well!  Thank you to SHAG sports cards for joining us at Hoops and Cards!

Please send any ideas, questions, or stories you'd like to share with us as direct messages on Instagram (@hoopsandcards) and also email gary@hoopsandcards.com!

Mar 03, 202321:26
Hoops at the Card Shop! SHAG Sports Cards with Mike and Dave!

Hoops at the Card Shop! SHAG Sports Cards with Mike and Dave!

This weekend, we get to visit with two long-time Sports Card collectors at their new LCS (Local Card Shop) - Mike and Dave from SHAG Sports Cards!  SHAG has been open for nearly six months, but doing online breaks and business for a long time before that.  Gary gets Mike and Dave to share their collector stories, their takes on the various opportunities and targets for investing or collecting in any sport, and of course their impressions of today's Basketball Card market.  Thank you to Mike and Dave for joining the show!

As always, join us on Instagrarm (@hoopsandcards) and YouTube Channel (HoopsandCards) as well as any feedback or questions via email for Gary (gary@hoopsandcards.com), and thank you for being a part of the HOOPS community around the world!

Feb 27, 202333:34
FIVE BUYS for the NBA Playoffs, FIVE Prospects, and NBA All-Star Recap!
Feb 22, 202331:00
Basketball Cards 101: Ways to Make Money, All-Star Weekend, and eBay strategies that work!

Basketball Cards 101: Ways to Make Money, All-Star Weekend, and eBay strategies that work!

For Basketball Card collectors and investors around the world, we are here with you for All-Star weekend. With the NBA at the top of the sports world for now, this episode finds us thinking about ways to make money in sports cards. You don’t have to pay high prices or buy the hot players. Our 101 series with Gary gives you some ideas to think - and invest - ahead of the game! Send us any feedback or questions on Instagram @hoopsandcards today!
Feb 18, 202335:12
The Card Market Reacting to Trade Deadlines, Cam Thomas, and Big Moments - or not!
Feb 14, 202334:60
Big Moments in the NBA, Cameron Thomas, and Players to Watch for the Playoffs
Feb 09, 202321:28
Lebron James Cards, Market, and Record-Breaking Legacy

Lebron James Cards, Market, and Record-Breaking Legacy

As we enter Lebron’s big week, his cards are on the minds and buying lists of countless sports card collectors. From Lebron’s hometown, we bring you an episode and some stories about the past, present, and future of the Lebron James card market and his impact on the hobby forever.
Feb 06, 202335:05
Fearless NBA All-Star Selections with Card Recommendations to Buy, Sell, or Wait!

Fearless NBA All-Star Selections with Card Recommendations to Buy, Sell, or Wait!

After a brief hiatus, Hoops and Cards is back just in time for the NBA All-Stars announcement on February 2.  Card collectors and investors are starting to turn their focus to Basketball stars and emerging names like Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, and Anthony Edwards.  Today's episode gives you our All-Star picks and some card recommendations for most of these players.  Guys like Ja Morant could be trending upward with All-Star Weekend, Playoff Races, and NBA Awards.  Guys like Zion Williamson, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Trae Young?  Not so much.  Enjoy today's episode about the best players in the league at this moment, with a special guest to wrap up today's show with a timely question about Lebron James!

Find us and DM our host, Gary, at @hoopsandcards on Instagram or by email with gary@hoopsandcards.com

Hoops and Cards is often affiliated with NoOffseason.com, Sports Card Investor, and of course - the Basketball Forever Podcast Network!

Feb 02, 202342:23
Basketball Cards 101: Adventures in Grading Your Cards at PSA (Or Wherever)

Basketball Cards 101: Adventures in Grading Your Cards at PSA (Or Wherever)

Let’s talk about GRADING your basketball cards. Why, where, how, and which cards to grade and add value? Gary shares his latest adventures in grading basketball cards on todays episode and gives you all kinds of things to love (or not) about the PSA Grading options.
Jan 20, 202330:53
FIVE GUYS! Our Lists of Favorites, Can't-Miss GOATS, Heat Checks, and Better than You Realize
Jan 19, 202338:56
Basketball Cards Interview with Tyson Beck (Part 2 of 2)

Basketball Cards Interview with Tyson Beck (Part 2 of 2)

Tyson Beck is like so many of us - he loves NBA Basketball, follows the Sports Card market and trends, and loves connecting with Basketball fans and investors around the world!  You may have heard his name as a super-talented designer of NBA graphics, collectibles, or sports cards for brands like Topps and many more.  But he's also the co-founder of the Forever Network, Basketball Forever, and works hard to design excellent limited-edition sports cards with globally-iconic athletes like Steph Curry, Allen Iverson, Jayson Tatum, and so many more!

In today's episode, we give you PART TWO of Gary's conversation with Tyson Beck (@tysonbeck on Instagram), hearing some of his "origin story" as a Basketball Fan, Sports Card Enthusiast, and Passionate Artist-Designer who invests his talents, time, and resources in creating memorable and powerful graphics for NBA franchises and fans worldwide.  Many thanks to Tyson for joining our show - check out some of his Basketball Card releases at shop.tysonbeck.com and sign up for the e-newsletter updates to hear about future limited-edition or custom-made sports cards by Tyson Beck!

As always, your friend Gary from Hoops and Cards would love to hear from you - direct message me @hoopsandcards on Instagram or email at gary@hoopsandcards.com.  Let us know where you're listening from and any questions or feedback you have about the podcast!  Our passion is to add value to your world as Basketball Card fans, collectors, and investors.. and this is just PART TWO of an engaging and fun conversation with one of the Hobby's Best!

Jan 13, 202324:26
Basketball Cards Interview with Tyson Beck (Part 1 of 2)

Basketball Cards Interview with Tyson Beck (Part 1 of 2)

Tyson Beck is like so many of us - he loves NBA Basketball, follows the Sports Card market and trends, and loves connecting with Basketball fans and investors around the world!  You may have heard his name as a super-talented designer of NBA graphics, collectibles, or sports cards for brands like Topps and many more.  But he's also the co-founder of the Forever Network, Basketball Forever, and works hard to design excellent limited-edition sports cards with globally-iconic athletes like Steph Curry, Allen Iverson, Jayson Tatum, and so many more!

In today's episode, we give you PART ONE of Gary's conversation with Tyson Beck (@tysonbeck on Instagram), hearing some of his "origin story" as a Basketball Fan, Sports Card Enthusiast, and Passionate Artist-Designer who invests his talents, time, and resources in creating memorable and powerful graphics for NBA franchises and fans worldwide.  Many thanks to Tyson for joining our show - check out some of his Basketball Card releases at shop.tysonbeck.com and sign up for the e-newsletter updates to hear about future limited-edition or custom-made sports cards by Tyson Beck!

As always, your friend Gary from Hoops and Cards would love to hear from you - direct message me @hoopsandcards on Instagram or email at gary@hoopsandcards.com.  Let us know where you're listening from and any questions or feedback you have about the podcast!  Our passion is to add value to your world as Basketball Card fans, collectors, and investors.. and this is just PART ONE of an engaging and fun conversation with one of the Hobby's Best!

Jan 10, 202346:33
NBA Playoff Contenders and Superstars to Watch or Invest in before May!

NBA Playoff Contenders and Superstars to Watch or Invest in before May!

In the world of NBA Basketball, there's nothing quite like the NBA Playoffs and Finals.  We can say the same for the Basketball Card Market and the values or prices of cards as the playoffs take place - a player's performance in May or June adds to his overall legacy and also increases the demand for his cards!  Which teams and players look primed and ready for a push to the "next level" of NBA greatness?  

Gary covers these issues and more in today's YouTube episode, which is also a podcast you can listen to on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Audible, Amazon, or Google! Send all your feeback, takes, or questions to our host/founder at @hoopsandcards on Instagram!  

You can also email us at gary@hoopsandcards.com


Jan 06, 202326:12
DOLLAR BOX: Finding Rookies and Stars at Budget Prices for Collectors and Investors!
Jan 04, 202330:52
Happy New Year! NBA Award Rankings, Top 20 Players to Invest in, and FOUR things to do in January!

Happy New Year! NBA Award Rankings, Top 20 Players to Invest in, and FOUR things to do in January!

We wrap up 2022 with an episode that has IT ALL!  We share some thoughts about the Basketball Card Market (buying and selling) over the past year and look ahead to 2023 when the NBA will gain more global attention from fans and collectors.  Gary gives us a countdown of current MVP candidates, All-Star rosters, Awards, and 20 players to invest in (but only if you like those guys)!

Because it's our mission to add value to your world as a Basketball Card collector/investor, we wrap up today's episode with FOUR "action steps" to consider in January when it comes to sports cards.  We can't control the ups and downs of card values and what the players will do, but we can control our decisions and strategies for engaging as fans.  FOUR steps would be (1) Sharpen your skills as a collector and investor, (2) Plan and evaluate your ongoing STRATEGY, (3) Improve your skills and understanding of how to use EBAY, and (4) Connect with people who are doing these same things with sports cards!

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Dec 31, 202244:04
NBA on Christmas Day, FIVE BUYS, and Basketball Card Shout-outs!

NBA on Christmas Day, FIVE BUYS, and Basketball Card Shout-outs!

For all you card collectors and investors in Basketball Cards!  Today's episode is one of our last in 2022 - it's been a terrific year!  Our show's host, Gary, gives us a rundown of the huge matchups in the NBA on Sunday, leading up to a timely FIVE BUYS conversation for those of us who have already been buying cards for a while.  Sure, we throw in our usual list of 5-6 players or cards to consider, but today's episode is more about doing what's best for you, adding value, respect, and encouragement to your own decisions as you collect and invest in basketball cards.  Enjoy the show! 

Thank you for listening!  Let us know where you're at and request a free rookie card (for the first five people who) message us @hoopsandcards on Instagram or email gary@hoopsandcards.com!

We love recommending resources like Market Movers (marketmoversapp.com), where you can chart the value and history of specific cards and players while keeping track of your own personal portfolio online.  Use the promo code "hoopsandcards" to get your first month of Market Movers for just ONE dollar!

Our friends at NoOffseason.com have some tremendous and current projections, stats, and card picks for all of the best players in the NBA - check out NoOffseason.com, where you can use the "hoopsandcards" code to get a 20% discount on anything they offer in Premium Content!

Dec 23, 202240:04
Basketball Cards 101: How to Get Started Collecting, Investing, and Enjoying the Hobby!

Basketball Cards 101: How to Get Started Collecting, Investing, and Enjoying the Hobby!

People all over the world are collecting and investing in Basketball Cards!  Some of you are brand new to all of this, and most of us know a friend or two who are looking to buy cards for the very first time.  Today's episode with host Gary will help you with your mindset, first steps, and road map overview of how to get started.  After some talk about a trip to an NBA game, updates on players like Anthony Davis and new card products like Contenders Optic, we focus the rest of this episode on how to "reboot" your collection and portfolio of Basketball Cards.

Thank you for listening!  Let us know where you're at and request a free rookie card (for the first five people who) message us @hoopsandcards on Instagram or email gary@hoopsandcards.com!  

We love recommending resources like Market Movers (marketmoversapp.com), where you can chart the value and history of specific cards and players while keeping track of your own personal portfolio online.  Use the promo code "hoopsandcards" to get your first month of Market Movers for just ONE dollar!

Our friends at NoOffseason.com have some tremendous and current projections, stats, and card picks for all of the best players in the NBA - check out NoOffseason.com, where you can use the "hoopsandcards" code to get a 20% discount on anything they offer in Premium Content!  

Dec 20, 202237:02
Cade Cunningham, Zion Questions, and Basketball Card Brands for all Budgets!

Cade Cunningham, Zion Questions, and Basketball Card Brands for all Budgets!

Should we consider buying Cade Cunningham rookie cards during his injury-missed season? Is the Zion surge for real or are we counting down the minutes to another foot injury? What about the new brands of Basketball Cards coming out in January? Today's episode has it all, including our host Gary's adventures with Nickeil Alexander-Walker cards! Investors, Collectors, and Basketball fans on any budget - LET'S GO to the world of Hoops and Cards! If you prefer the visual or use YouTube more, check out today's episode as 2-part video series on our new YouTube Channel Hoops and Cards!
Dec 15, 202238:54
Zion Williamson, Smart Investing, and Staying Positive!

Zion Williamson, Smart Investing, and Staying Positive!

Perhaps this week marks the real return of Zion Williamson as a leader in the Basketball Card market.  We are on board, and Gary is here with some ideas and opportunities to seize this moment.  In 6-8 weeks, the rest of the sports card world will turn to Basketball and focus on things like the All-Star Game, Rising Stars, and the Playoff Races.  We believe that this "market correction" will hurt for a few more weeks, but it also presents some ongoing buying opportunities for young contenders like Zion.  We also react to the breaking news about Cade Cunningham, and some takes on what Detroit players might surge (or not).

As always, we love to hear from our listeners - message Gary on Instagram @hoopsandcards or email gary@hoopsandcards.com.

Thank you for listening, and invite your friends to join the Basketball Card podcast that keeps it real, current, and affordable - Hoops and Cards is here for you!! 

Dec 13, 202238:33
FIVE BUYS - Five Strategies to Make Money on Basketball Cards in the Next Two Months!

FIVE BUYS - Five Strategies to Make Money on Basketball Cards in the Next Two Months!

We know, the market is down.  The economy is rough.  Card charts and Market Movers are hard to time correctly.  But what if there are at least five "tested and true" approaches to Basketball Cards that can make at least SOME money during the NBA season?  What if today's episode could "over-deliver" with a few strategies and insights for basketball card investors at any budget?  Gary brings some practical tips and suggestions for those who are looking to turn some form of profit in the short-term as well as some experience and insight for the longer-term - beyond January - and your basketball card portfolio.

We often recommend that our listeners check out MARKET MOVERS as a way of learning the "range" of card values in the market and comparing prices and players before you buy cards - feel free to use our "hoopsandcards" promo code at MarketMoversApp.com or SportsCardInvestor.com to get the first month of Market Movers for just $1.  

If you'd like more information about Hoops and Cards and how to support our show, please email our host Gary at gary@hoopsandcards.com or direct message on Instagram @hoopsandcards!

Dec 08, 202237:54