“We are a podcast by collectors, for collectors.”
Welcome to the About The Cards website. Almost a year ago we started the podcast because we wanted to provide useful content to the collecting community.
There are a lot of options out there for hobby related podcasts but we believed we had a different view than most due to our collecting habits. We aren’t breakers, we aren’t affiliated with a distributor and we aren’t employed by a publication. We are collectors talking trading cards with other collectors. As our slogan says: “We are a podcast by collectors, for collectors.”
Tim (@BigShep79) and Ben (@ourtradingcards) had talked about doing a show for sometime and decided one day to just go for it. Ben suggested they add a real hobby expert to be part of the show and that is when Stephan (@JunkWaxTwins) was added to roster.
We collaborated on a rough outline for a show and recorded Episode 0 on June 7th, 2018. The show wasn’t the best we have done, but we have improved and built a solid structure for us to follow each week.
Each Wednesday on YouTube @ 8pm PST we cover the past & current week’s Topps Living releases, new product releases and topics that deal directly with #TheHobby. We have add a handful of interviews on the weekly show, including Beckett Media Hobby Editor, Ryan Cracknell, author & Jose Canseco Super Collector, Tanner Jones SportLots Guru, Mike Sommer and the show’s resident lawyer, James Kutkowski.
We have also done a few Collector Spotlight episodes, were we interview a fellow collector about their collection, hobby history and the one card they would own, if they could only own one.
We had @BiggsDaddyCool on the show to talk about his 40+ years in the hobby, how he got started collecting and the one time his dad spent $5 on a Roberto Clemente card that really upset his mom.
Also making an appearance in the spotlight was Beau (Spencer) Thompson of the One Million Cubs project. We spoke about why he is trying to obtain that many Cubs cards, the process and his journey so far to 1,000,000!
We are always looking for hobby topics, stories and issues to discuss on the show. Please reach out to us and share yours.
Thanks for taking time to check out our site, show and Twitter feed.