The saying goes that sex sells, but does it sell trading cards? This has been addressed in a few hobby message boards and searching around on Ebay I did find some sellers that use “models” to promote what they were selling. Check out a sample of what springcreeknaturals1 has listed.



Those look like BGS 10′s and the cards don’t look bad either. Leader In Sports uses the models to model the jersey items that they are selling, but does this make collectors bid more? What do you think?


000_00017 Packs – 10 Cards per pack – $29.99 Target Exclusive



Hardcourt Heroes (2) – Joe Johnson, Russell Westbrook

Franchise Favorites (3) – Kobe Bryant, Mike Conley, Anthony Davis

Prestige Connections (1) – Lillard/Porter

Prestigious Pioneers (1) – Pete Maravich

Bonus Shots Green (1) – James Young 96/99

Bonus Shots Red (1)  - Jamal Crawford 91/199

True Colors Jersey (1) – Mitch McGary 1/99000_0002

Rookie (7) – Elfrid Payton, Adreian Payne, Mitch McGary, PJ Hairston, Spencer Dinwiddie, Russ Smith, Jordan McRae




Upper Deck gave collectors a peak at the new big Jordan sneaker cards, but in reading the message boards a lot of collectors had the same question. ARE THESE GAME USED? Well according to collectors on the boards, they claimed UD wouldn’t answer that question. They did come forward and answered that later on Twitter.


The show “A Piece of the Game” is back, and now you may be able to be part of an upcoming show.  APOTG will be at Baseball Card Exchange in Schererville,IN on November 24th, from 10-5 filming segments of #Whaddayagot. Looking how you can watch the show, Click Here.



CCCThe National wrapped up in Cleveland last week with plenty of big news breaking on a number of topics, but for collectors in Indianapolis, there was one more piece of news that was released on Wednesday. We give you Circle City Collectibles. Check out the announcement here. (Skip to 22:22, or watch the Manning Lovefest before hand). Good Luck to CCC.


Plus while were talking collecting in INDY, if your looking for something to do Friday night the 8th, Baseball Card Exchange will be also doing a “GRAND CASE BREAK” on Friday at 5PM that will include 3 sealed cases of 2013 Bowman FB, 2013 Prestige FB, and 2014 Inception FB. Each spot will guarantee you 10 free packs of the Panini National Convention Silver packs (THESE ARE LOADED), 2 chances to win sets of 2 Colts/Giants preseason tickets in row 9 off the field, and a Panini Authentic 8×10 autograph of New York Jets Legend Joe Namath!!!

Upcoming Card Shows

Aug 9th  Indianapolis – Ramada 6990 21st Street – 9am-2

Aug 30th  Fishers – American Legion #470 (North) – 9091 E 126th Street - 8am-2

Sept 6th   Greenwood – American Legion #252 (South) – 334 US 31 – 8am-2

Check out The National in Cleveland as Sports Collectors Daily shows us around.



000_00022014 Topps Series 2

Packs per Box – 10

Cards per pack – 50

Base set – 100%

(SP Checklist)

INSERTS: 53000_0005

Var – (1) #235 Kipnis

Pink – (1) #627 Arencibia /50

Black – (1) #644 Green /63

’89 Mini – (5) #51 Griffey Jr, #64 Nomar, #77 Butler, #89 Zimmerman, #100 Clark

Buy Backs – (2) ’76 #248 Dick Tidrow, ’76 #473 Paul Blair

Power Players – (4) Bumgarner, Yelich, Moustakas, Gyorko

Future Stars – (3) #5 Ozzie Smith, #11 Bryce Harper, #23 Tony Gwynn

Red Sparkle – (10)

The future is Now – (10)

Saberstars – (5) Davis, Cuddyer, Goldschmidt, Mauer, Longoria

Gold – (10)

Memorabillia: 2000_0003

Ben Zobrist Jumbo Jersey #TJR-BZ /99

Greg Maddux Future Stars #FSR-GM /25

Autographs: 1

Strata Signature Auto Relic Hank Aaron


I recently grabbed 2 boxes of the 2014 Topps Turkey Red Online Exclusive, and I don’t expect to hit the Golden Ticket or even walk away with some HUGE auto but I shouldn’t have to open the same pack twice, twice.

Box 1000_0001
Torii Hunter
Nick Swisher
Domonic Brown
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
Zack Greinke
Shelby Miller
Yu Darvish
Hisashi Iwakuma
CC Sabathia
Kevin Gausman Auto

Box 2
Torii Hunter
Nick Swisher
Domonic Brown
Manny Machado
Giancarlo Stanton
Zack Greinke
Shelby Miller
Mariano Rivera
Craig Kimbrel
Rvan Longoria
Onelki Garcia Auto