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Introducing SportsCardDatabase
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Posted by jaygross
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In 1999, a small group of sports card collectors envisioned an ideal web site dedicated to helping everyone better enjoy the sports card collecting hobby. We wanted it to be more than just a message board, more than an online card shop, more than just a monthly price guide, more than just an auction, more than just a company that grades cards, more than a magazine filled with advertisements, more than anything else we had seen! And just as important as the features, it had to be FREE and easy to use.

It was very important that this new site could deliver on this vision, much the way SportsCollectors.Net has become an important resource for so many sports autograph collectors. I strongly believe collectors deserve the best, plain and simple.

It took quite a huge effort to bring about the first steps toward that vision, SportsCardDataBase.com (also can be reached at SportsCardDB.com for short).

So here's the key features we are launching with:

Catalog of baseball, football, basketball, and hockey cards.

Detailed listings of every major issue from1948-1992 (before the insert insanity) to start with, that's over 150,000 cards. With our members help, we'll certainly be adding tons more cards to our library as we go along. Everything is fully searchable with a very powerful search engine, as well as easy lookups by player and set.

During our beta period, our members have been good enough to help us upload thousands of scans of cards from their collections.

Never overpay again with our Comparison Shopping tools.

For every single card in our database, you can see up to date marketplace comparison shopping for that item sold in fixed price and auction formats.

What are my cards worth??? We have a real time pricing engine.

Have you ever been frustrated because you see your card that "books" for $150 , but you can't even sell it for $10?

We have heard thousands of collectors say that cards are only worth what someone will pay for them. When we combine recent sales figures (across multiple marketplaces) with the prices people are trying to sell the card for, we get some really valuable information.

We have seen a few newer sites that offer paid subscriptions to view prices of PSA, BGS, and SGC graded cards closed sales on eBay. While this certainly has value, it represents such a small segment of card sales, usually not many cards, and not reflective of the larger card market on and offline.

We do things a little differently than any other site/service out there. We have spent years analyzing the factors that determine card buying trends and viewed data across millions of items. It's little surprise we found that there are significant swings and variances in the secondary sports card market that just weren't reflected in printed monthly/yearly card price guides, so we needed a better way to calculate card values.

Our pricing process normalizes the data and remove the significant pricing extremes that would skew values. After the data set is collected, our formula then considers the following factors and applies appropriates weights:

  • successful sales and items currently offered
  • both fixed price and auction formats
  • median sales values and average sales values
  • real time and historical trend data
  • number of times item is sold and offered for sale
  • length of time the item is offered and whether it sells successfully

We made the decision to focus our pricing on ungraded cards only, as graded cards are significantly small sector of the total card market and have a statistically significant percentage of pricing extremes. As we go along, we'll continue to monitor market trends and adjust our processes accordingly. We have future plans to analyze trend information for the graded card segment and provide separate pricing for these items.

You love Sports Cards, What can you do to help out:

  1. I ask that everyone please visit SportsCardDataBase.com.
  2. Please sign up and use the site. The more you use it, the better our analytics.
  3. Tell your friends. The more people who join, the better our analytics.
  4. If you have a web site or blog, write about and get the word out.
  5. Please email us with your feedback and ideas to admin@sportscarddatabase.com.

There's so much more great stuff on the way for SCDB...

We have so many big things on the horizon, it's amazing. There are a few things we are working on that could enhance the card collecting experience the way SCN's autograph request tracking has greatly improved TTM autograph collecting. Some of our ideas are not only stuff no one else is doing, but it is stuff that we'd bet no one else has even thought of.

The next thing I'm actively working on is letting everyone track cards in their collections and their wantlists.

Please stayed tuned as we will be announcing more functionality initiatives soon along with upcoming partnerships.

What does this mean for SportsCollectors.Net and how are the sites related?

SportsCardDataBase is totally separate from SportsCollectors.Net. They run as different entities, have different teams running them, and will have their own member bases.

With all of that said, both sites are great resources and I expect them to be complimentary partners. The potential synergy of these two resources together opens a whole new world of possibilities for functionality to help collectors.

Don't worry, we're still committed to continually improving SCN. It will always be my favorite site and something I want to see continually get better. I'll always be listening to your ideas, adding more features and functionality, and continuing to help everyone enjoy this very fun and addictive hobby.

I really hope many of you are as psyched about this as I am. Let the card collecting fun really begin.

 



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Signed 1950-1951 Bowman Football Auction Results
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Posted by jaygross
Comments: 1

With the tough economic times hitting our country, there has been some amazing deals to had on eBay. Below are the results of some pretty awesome signed 1950 and 1951 Bowman cards - loads of deceased HOFers.

1950 Bowman Tony Canadeo Packers HOF Autographed 12 Bids $130.01
1950 Bowman George Connor Bears HOF Autographed 4 Bids $24.27
1950 Bowman Dante Lavelli Browns HOF Autographed 11 Bids $86.12
1950 Bowman Marion Motley Browns HOF Autographed 6 Bids $50.99
1950 Bowman Doak Walker Lions HOF Autographed 15 Bids $112.49
1950 Bowman Bulldog Turner Bears HOF Autographed 8 Bids $35.43
1950 Bowman Tom Fears L. A. Rams HOF Autographed 12 Bids $77.51
1950 Bowman Bobby Layne Lions HOF Autographed 15 Bids $159.50
1950 Bowman Lou Groza Browns HOF Autographed 13 Bids $91.88
1950 Bowman "Crazylegs" Hirsch Rams HOF Autographed 15 Bids $137.50
1950 Bowman Joe Perry 49ers HOF Autographed 12 Bids $79.88
1950 Bowman Pete Pihos Eagles HOF Autographed 6 Bids $29.77
1950 Bowman Charley Conerly Giants Autographed 5 Bids $52.01
1950 Bowman Adrian Burk Colts Autographed 4 Bids $13.00
1950 Bowman Leo Nomellini 49ers HOF Autographed 9 Bids $42.03
1950 Bowman Charley Trippi Cardinals HOF Autographed 6 Bids $19.50
1950 Bowman George Gulyanics Bears Autographed 5 Bids $26.13
1950 Bowman Glenn Davis Rams Autographed 6 Bids $32.12
1950 Bowman Bill Dudley Redskins HOF Autographed 4 Bids $13.50
1950 Bowman Leon Hart Lions Autographed 6 Bids $112.49
1950 Bowman Harry Gilmer Redskins Autographed 2 Bids $10.60
1950 Bowman Barney Poole Yanks Autographed 3 Bids $11.00
1950 Bowman Johnny Lujack Bears Autographed 6 Bids $19.27
1950 Bowman Sammy Baugh Redskins HOF Autographed 15 Bids $153.51
1950 Bowman Chuck Bednarik Eagles HOF Autographed 4 Bids $21.06
1950 Bowman Elmer "Bud" Angsman Cardinals Autographed 2 Bids $12.53
1951 Bowman Otto Graham Browns Autographed HOF 9 Bids $127.51
1951 Bowman Joe Perry 49ers Autographed HOF 12 Bids $33.01
1951 Bowman Tom Landry Giants/Cowboys Autographed HOF 13 Bids $258.77
1951 Bowman Football Pete Pihos Eagles Autographed HOF 2 Bids $20.49
1951 Bowman Bill Dudley Redskins Autographed HOF 6 Bids $19.72
1951 Bowman Ernie Stautner Steelers Autographed HOF 10 Bids $77.00
1951 Bowman Tony Canadeo Packers Autographed HOF 9 Bids $42.00
1951 Bowman Leo Nomellini 49ers Autographed HOF 9 Bids $35.00
1951 Bowman Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch Autographed HOF 13 Bids $33.77
1951 Bowman Harry Gilmer Redskins Autographed 2 Bids $11.55
1951 Bowman Marion Motley Browns Autographed HOF 8 Bids $62.77
1951 Bowman Arnie Weinmeister Giants Autographed HOF 7 Bids $48.58
1951 Bowman Lou Groza Browns Autographed HOF 9 Bids $39.88
1951 Bowman Johnny Lujack Bears Autographed 7 Bids $31.00
1951 Bowman Chuck Bednarik Eagles Autographed HOF 3 Bids $17.50
1951 Bowman George Gulyanics Bears Autographed 2 Bids $10.50
1951 Bowman Bobby Layne Lions Autographed HOF 16 Bids $142.50
1951 Bowman "Bulldog" Turner Bears Autographed HOF 6 Bids $33.77
1951 Bowman Charley Trippi Cardinals Autographed HOF 2 Bids $10.73
1951 Bowman Sammy Baugh Redskins Autographed HOF 10 Bids $89.77
1951 Bowman Doak Walker Lions Autographed HOF 9 Bids $76.00
1951 Bowman Charley Conerly Giants Autographed 6 Bids $53.77
1951 Bowman Elmer "Bud" Angsman Cardinals Autographed 2 Bids $12.50
1951 Bowman Dante Lavelli Browns Autographed HOF 6 Bids $32.00
1951 Bowman Barney Poole NY Yanks Autographed 1 Bid $9.99
1951 Bowman Tom Fears LA Rams Autographed HOF 9 Bids $29.28
1951 Bowman Leon Hart Lions Autographed 5 Bids $37.00
1951 Bowman Glenn Davis LA Rams Autographed 7 Bids $24.38

I bid on the 1950 Marion Motley rookie, and of course lost int he last 5 seconds. I have always loved that card and would love to get a Motley auto.

This seller made one big mistake (besides having them end at 10:50 EST on a Saturday night), having every single one of these auctions close at the exact same time... Had then been even a little spread out, I would have bid on more items (as I am sure others would have).



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Half million successes
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Posted by jaygross
Comments: 1

Earlier this week we hit our 500,000 success. Thanks to everyone for all your contributions and for making SCN what it is today, you are all amazing.

This is truly a mind blowing number since I can clearly remember entering the first handful of successes in our database in 1998. In the past 10-11 years, a lot has happened to me:

  • I have moved 4 times
  • I got married
  • I had a baby
  • I have changed jobs 4 times
  • My collection has probably grown by ten times
  • I've made more friends in this hobby than I ever thought I would.

So we hit #500K, and I'd like tolet everyone know the details:

player: Rich Thompson
date sent: 2/11/09
date received: 2/23/09
received/sent:1/1
2008 A&G
member: brink1546



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