Ole Jack is here to help you navigate the sports card collecting market. This week he focuses on Pokemon and Top Loaders!

HELLO JACK-O-LANTERNS! Ole Jack is here to help you navigate the collectible memorabilia trading card market, more so this week than our typical sports card collecting. If you are the last one to hear about this, it’s okay and there is no judgement coming from ole Jack on this… Pokemon cards, if you got em find someone who knows about them. first edition sets are clearing hundreds of thousands of dollars. I repeat if you got old Pokemon cards do not sell these at your annual garage sale and if you already have, it’s okay and let me tell you why.


Currently there is a “new” to newish set called Hidden Fates. roughly can sell the retail “tins” and elite trainer boxes for 100% profit. They pull is a raw “Shiny” Charizard that is fetching $400-$500 online if you happen to hit one in these you can keep it for bragging rights and water cooler talk how you should send it out for grading it but….

Folks paying double retail from the retail…


Okay so if you are now in the hobby and you are throwing dollar upon dollar out there and you now are hunting for retail boxes so you can “rip”. You look around at your dinner table as they cards can no longer be looked at on your bed. You don’t have protection… Do yourself a favor and take my advice on this. Just spend the few bucks to make sure your $10 if not $5 or higher cards are penny sleaved and top loaded or at least the lanyard cover looking ones from 1998.

Let’s like at the pros…

  • Protects your investment
  • Easier to store. (Don’t be an animal and stack em cardboard boxes)
  • If you sell them in the future, It will be much easier as a person not seeing your collection will have a clearer idea of what is in it.

Cons? It cost ya few extra bucks…


The Retail Rush of 2020! TRICK OR TREAT! IF YOU CAN FIND A BOX.

Does everyone remember when my president was black and my lambo’s blue and I be gd’d if my rims ain’t too??… maybe it was more simple time then it is now. Maybe it was better time, maybe it was more flossy and less substance. I miss those days, not because of Jeezy or anything political. It was when you can walk into a wal-mart or target and buy retail sports card boxes.

Here is your reality check! This isn’t going away. There are too many people out there that have the money for this but not the time, to hunt these retail stores down for product. Just as many folks that have the time to wait for them to be re-stocked. There are plenty of people out there that flip these boxes for 100-300% profit. Each one of these retail locations have independent vendors who stock a “leased” spot on one row of product normally in the check out lines area. So if you see a box like this at Wal-Mart… stick around.

Poor Bastard…

There is nothing that you can do as a buyer except try to drop the comp price. Good luck, lol. There will be natural half life on mostly all boxes. Basketball seems to be the exception. I am interested in watching what happens to the retail box resale price when the season kicks off and the draft finalizes. As always a little advice from your boy Jack, stock up and sit on these unopened boxes of 2020 Mosaic Basketball. Good luck on not opening the boxes!

thanks for checking out my post. If anyone is interested in more tips for hunting retail send me a message on the post and I will help if I can. Happy Social Distance Drive Thru Halloween!

THIS WEEK IN FOOTBALL! Rise of Claypool!


Let Ole Jack tell you about the latest Football news and how that affects your cards!

Hello Jackolytes!
With the NBA Finals in the rear view and we are starting to take our light jackets and hoodies out, drink pumpkin spice aloe waters and start to sweat the upcoming holiday season. We did it! The first quarter of the football season is over, with horrible season ending injuries and coach firings, not all of us have come out of this unscathed.
SERIOUSLY! Holy Smokes! I hope you watched the Steelers game against Philly this weekend. You would have seen a young man from the University of Notre Dame play a game in which he scored 4 Touchdowns! Reggie Bush was the only other player in History to have 4 TD’s in a single game in his rookie year. Does anyone remember the one that got called back with a suspect offensive pass interference call? Chase could have had 5 TD’s…

Let ole Jack put that in perspective for ya. Scoring 75 points in a NBA Game by yourself? James Harden scored 34.3 ppg last year. Which is 5 points higher then the second player on that list MVP Giannis Antekounmpo. So in closing, hope you all have plenty of Claypool for your PC. From this point his card value will only increase.

“I wanna get blacked out after a game like that!”

Holy Smokes! First and foremost I wanna wish Dak Prescott a speedy recovery. Person to Person, I most definitely cry for sure if my bone was sticking out of my skin. This guy just lost $50-$100 million this off-season. No doubt about it the Cowboys will try to bring in Aaron Rodgers Next year… HOT TAKE! Jerry Jones trades 2 first round picks and 2 second round and like a 4th and a 6th rounder, cuz the pack are the pack. Dak Prescott signs with Green Bay to compete with Jordan Love! That would be a wild scenario, but you heard it here first!

Holy Smokes! Herbert is the man! Justin Herbert the First Round Selection from the University of Oregon has had a wild start to the season. 1st game Patrick “Don’t call my son Pat announcer guy” Mahomes, finding out 5 mins before the game that he is now the starter. Teddy B nobody cares, because the next game was the GOAT himself Tompa Baydy. Which Justin went blow for blow with Brady and came out with an “L”. Goes to New Orleans and throws down with another GOAT in his own right, Drew Brees. Losing… on the leg of the Money Badger… bahahaha. DOINK! So ole Jack is going to give ya perspective, but ole Jack has got ya… Herbert has not won a game, that is right the LA Chargers are 0-5. This Rookie has been in every single game, 4th quarter last possession wins type of games. Throws and amazing ball and guess what… Burrow won a game and nobody cares!! It seems Herbert is pulling ahead on the Rookie QB of 2020!
Hobby wise he is cant miss, which the list looks something like Joe Burrow, Herbert, Tua, CEH, CeeDee, Love, Taylor the best of the rest is Claypool.


Let’s Say Goodbye with a So Longggg!

So Longggg! Le’veon Bell. He was able to play his way out of job as the starting running back for the New York Jets. Hot Take! He did the right thing. That’s right! So Lev sat out a whole year while playing for Pittsburgh. Do you think this man really minds sitting out during Covid Season? The Jets are bad right now. Gase isn’t the guy. Darnold is not even starting. Flacco is ELITE, brightside if there is any.


Places I think would be interesting spots for Bell to land. Pittsburgh, because it would just be great to have him quit on the team a second time. I wanna hear the gasps from the 412 when this happens. Arizona, every former “washed up” RB Great has landed there. Miami, he can literally just go back and hole up in the strip clubs to quarantine. Because I was living in Pittsburgh during Le’Veon’s hold-out and I remember seeing so many snap chat and IG vids of Bell at the strip club. Do you, Sir!
So Longggg! To the SF 49ers chance at doing anything this year besides being second possibly in a tough NFC WEST. With the loss of Bosa and Thomas both to ACL’s, I’d be lying to if this scenario playing out didn’t make me feel good. I remember last year’s NFC Championship Game. The 9ers beat up on the pack so bad it, Randy Moss even was like DAMN! So burn all of your Bay Boys cards? Ok, or try looking into Aiyuk as a bright spot in an otherwise total loss of a year. What are they going to do at QB? Garrapolo can’t put pressure on his ankle to throw at least a lame duck, he literally threw geese! Cheer up 49ers nation. Just remember you could have had Brady…
So Longggg! My fantasy trophy… that I haven’t even held in my hand in my family league. None of which are actually related to me. Does that really matter? Ok so Lamar Hasn’t panned out as of yet. Lazard went down all year with a core injury? Just lost this week on a covid-by-law stating in the event the players game gets bumped or rescheduled you are granted the average points of that players games. In all fairness to the other team. He put up a good week. As did I, but not good enough to pull out the W. I had the perfect line-up and missed with Koo on the return. Kept rolling with Seattle. Fantasy Pick-ups to get right now if you can. Chase Claypool, Chase Edmunds, Vinny Chase… Fulgham the former packer. Count on me, Ole Jack wont steer ya wrong.
We have a responsibility to take of ourselves and others. Just think about things a little extra right now. Sanitizer never hurt nobody. Even my mouth breathing ass got used to wearing a mask. Please, make smart choices out there whether its voting or not licking door knobs but don’t lick knobs.
Thank you for checking out my post!




Hello Jacksters! One thing that ole’ Jack does is stay in his lane. For better or worse it has been something that I think more people should do. There are a lot of things to talk about on Wednesday morning including and not excluded to a presidential debate and the now updated NFL announcement to move the Steelers vs Titans game to Monday or Tuesday due to a Covid outbreak so we will be focusing on the NBA this week.

Here is my lane… With the covid-19 pandemic still in full force, it is foolish to speculate on NFL league protocols that may or may not be held up due to the unknown spread of the disease in the Titans player and personal and their potential reach of spreading infection.
When it comes to the debate, the most fun I had was to do the draft kings debate prop bets. 7/10, not bad. Jack’s takeaway… we are in for a “fun” next 4 years either way the country votes. Miss myself some BO, just miss the smoothness!

So again with the aforementioned statement… Lets talk NBA BABE!

If you followed my Darkhorse and the old GOAT post… this was predicted. But, again the credit goes to the DH. So this is the Black Mamba, Covid, Bubble 2020 NBA Championship. I will say this, kudos to you Mr Adam Silver and your NBA staff top to bottom who executed an amazing and safe way for these humans to play a sport to make us forget how much of a volatile and potentially dangerous time we are all living in. A Plan was in place to coordinate all these NBA Players, Production Teams, staff, families to protect but provide an overall fantastic viewing experience… considering the circumstances.

If you have followed sport card collecting during the time of Covid, you have seen a crazy explosion of the hobby and no more explosive then basketball cards. This is the official generational shift that all leagues experience. These players are the reason…

Luka Doncic 18-19 – This Dallas Mavericks ALL-NBA SUPERSTAR has been compared to Larry Bird… his RC’s(rookie cards) are so hot and trying to find a “decent” card that is for Under $100 is hard to come by.
Jack’s Advice- Sit on em as long as you can. If he plays like he has been, they will only go higher! He did not make it past the first round this year. Imagine the craze that will be seen if he makes the Western Conf Championship game.

Zion Williamson 19-20 – First Pick of the New Orleans Pelicans! Basically NO let All NBA Power Forward Anthony Davis go to the Lakers. I saw him in the bubble with not seeing much of the regular season(Pre-Covid), but I couldn’t believe how easily he drove the lane with this one step-left handed drive that he does. So strong, jumps out of the arena, can shoot pretty good. Breaks Sneakers with literally his down force and ability to stop and pop. Invest in any that you can get your hands on. Chronicles would be a cheap buy for $40 to potentially get 2-6 per box. Nobody complains about their low end Lebron RC’s. Just wish it was better.
Jacks Advice- It’s about entry level bulk buying IMO. You cant go wrong with selling or sitting. Love collecting players like this. My warning. I would wait until next season if you are selling your pc of Zion. We are past top $ return for base low tier RC’s. The rare ones will always have a ridiculous market. Just COMP it friends!

Ja Morant 19-20 – ROY! Memphis Grizzlies G, Ja has given us hope that guard play will continue to be dominant in the Western Conference for a long time to come. When you have a generational talent like Zion Williamson and you can make a legitimate argument to draft Ja 1st overall, confirmed by his Rookie of the Year Award his overall bad-assness.
Jacks advice- There can be two! IE 2003 NBA Draft James/Wade/Melo/Bosh. Anyone saying this guy is not going to ball or won’t hold a high level return on his cards is trying to get you to sell yours and increase his PC for cheap.

Which brings me to a overall point of this 19-20 Draft

There is an emerging star in Tyler Herro, not to mention Nunn who is on the bench and started as a rookie all year until the bubble games and that’s just Miami. So I would sit on all of these 2019-2020 rookies and see what happens when they come into year 2 with hopefully a full regular season. Draft predictions for next year are not looking strong as far as talent, so don’t hold back now. BBall collecting has been completely on its head this whole summer. I predict a sub rookie explosion on most of the non mentioned rookies.
I will leave you with this thought…

The single modern card record was broken by a Greek Freak. In advance of his playoff meltdown and subsequent questions regarding the Bucks and their plans moving forward. Breaking Brons previous record which was in tact for only 6 weeks prior to the Giannis sell. $1.812 Million was the final price. Bron’s previous record was $1.8 Mil. So basically Lebron now fully hates Giannis! But not as much as this guy hates himself. This collector back in 2014 had this card in his hand and gave it up!! (See Pic)

Every collector has their “I shouldn’t have…” story. This jerk off wins! See the bottom comment… bahahaha Tristan20 this one’s for you!
Thanks for checking out my post! Take care of yourself and others!

NFL Week 3 Football Card Trading Update!

Week 3

Warm! and who probably has a good personality… NFL Week 3 Football Card Trading Update!

Howdy Jacksters! We are two weeks into the NFL season and with Week 3 upon us there a lot of questions new and unanswered from the “pre-season” that have not been solved.

Lets look at the best bet as far as collecting for Week 3. Cant miss players that will vary in cost to own. With varying levels of return potential.


Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Hyphens are hot right now… This Kansas City Chief Running Back landed in the best spot you can imagine as a rookie. His competition opted out. Edwards-Helaire was drafted in the first round, that means my mans did get paid! CEH is playing with arguably the best QB in the game, Patrick Mahomes. This super-star in the making has stepped into an offense under Andy Reid. Which has developed and enless list of offensive weapons, Russia has hacked him.

What does this mean as far as card value? In currently sales data, CEH is arguably 2nd behind first overall pick Joe Burrow. You want this guy in your collection? You are going to have to crack that wallet a little wider then you may want. I think it will be worth it.
I give him a Cost rating of 4-$$$$
Value and possible return rating of 5-$$$$$
Buyer Beware – He is a RB in the NFL. Like most NFL RB’s he will get Hurt… it does not mean you cant ride him for a few years and get that maximum return.

Chase Claypool – Go Stillers! Yinz guys didn’t see him make that 85 yd Touchdown catch and run? I saw some offensive pass interference and some payment notifications saying that my Claypool AUTOS had sold. When CC continues to be at least half decent the Steeler fans will pump the card value up! Guaranteed! Pittsburgh is starved for that next great WR. Since AB left the Steelers have had suspect WR play, at best…

Here is the plan. Get all you can of this rookie while prices are justified. He has no pressure to play and if Big Ben stays on the field this manimal will get 700+ yds and 10+ touchdowns. I think any fan of the black and gold would love to have it and can see him doing it already in this small portion of the season.
I give him a Cost Rating of 2-$$
Value and possible return rating of 4-$$$$

Buyer Beware- We all remember duck hodges and mason rudolph last year… its what Steelers nation has to look forward too. On the bright side the old new back up the rocket scientist Dobbs is back. Charlie Villanueva Anyone??

James Robinson – Who?? Excactly! Ole Jack gives ya the fire! Here is what I know about James Robinson. They released Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville (Sorry Ke’Shawn Vaugh) signed by the Bucs. He was undrafted and only has a few rookie cards. Panini Prizm Draft Picks (Autos only). Playoff Contender Draft Picks (Autos only) Score (Base and Auto).

This may be the only scenario where it’s okay to come back home with that box of 2020 Score. Your wife will be laughing at you while on the phone with her Mother who is saying to her simultaneously that she had always known you were a loser. Then you pull that Robinson /10 Serial Numbered Rookie AUTO, so you retort “You are as dumb as your mother! But less attractive…” Snap back to reality… you didnt pull a base and now you got a handful of worthless 2020 scores.

I just had checked my 2020 Scores and found one James Robinson. Possibly getting it sent to be graded. Just an FYI.
I give him a Cost Rating of 2-$$ (Right now, Pre-Thursday night game)
Value and possible return – $$$$
Buyer Beware- See Clyde Edwards Helaire. The emerging star known as Laviska Shenualt JR. He might steal a lot of touches and opportunities and make James Robinson a James White of sorts value wise.


Sterling Shepard – Saquon is done for the year. Slayton is down in injury. Here is what i see… Jones actually throws to SS. Evan Engram and Golden Tate are his other options and with options like that it makes SS look even better. The New York Giants signed a new RB this week due to the back up RB’s being hot garbage. His cards are trending up! Keep an eye out for him.

Joshua Kelly – He is this years Eckler. If you are reading this post I would have to assume you know what that means. Good receiver out of the backfield. With Herbert coming out as the starter after paying the medical staff to puncture the lung of Tyrod Taylor (speculation). JKell is going to get a lot of looks as folks keeping their attention on Herbert. Expect a boost in sales and value.

Laviska Shenault Jr
– I had to put this dreaded any position monster on the list. Fact: I currently have no Laviska Shenault Jrs anymore. A collector on facebook traded me Zions and Ja’s and a bunch of football cards for him before the season had even started. I had 2 graded and 2 raw autos and over 20 additional base and parallels. I knew he would be good. Now you know!

COVID-2020 (Stay Away)

Saquon Barkley – My man got injured again… Just don’t overpay on Barkley’s rookie cards unless your a hapless GMEN collector. If that is the case I wish Good Luck to you!

Dede Westbrook – Yeah Unload him if you can. Literally came in as a 1st round pick and cant even make it on the field.

Ronald Jones II – Hey lets face it. It’s only a matter of time before Fournette takes over (At least I hope, as Leonard is on my fantasy team). Any major value increase is unlikely based on all the mouths to feed. If gronk cant get looks, you think Jones is ranking high on that list?

Any subjects you want tackled by ole Jack send me a comment, shout out or some love and let me know what you all want some insight on!

Thank you for checking me and Week 3 out! I appreciate the support and keep collecting y’all!



Howdy y’all, ole Jack here for your sports card collecting update.

I have been collecting for all my life. I have seen trends and rode them dry… this current trend is setting all sports on fire. Its name is Prizm, a product of Panini America and printed in the USA.

Let’s get into this starting with ANY PRIZM you may or may not own base to base, $ to $, hands down is worth more then any other base set card you own right now!
So I like to have actual stats and not just opinions.
Currently a 2019 Prizm Kyler Murray Base RC #301 is high bid $112.00 and the last sold went for $165. These are luke warm numbers compared to the Basketball Zion/JA/ Doncic craze!
You may asking yourself… “Self! Why is Jack bringing up PRIZM’S? I know about everything, I’m so underground i need a canary… old news.”
Well mate here is the time to sell on bases that arent grading worthy. Whether its comics, mcfarlane toys or sports cards there is a worth or value assigned directly to apparent and graded condition.
I will be posting my 2019 Josh Jacobs Prizm Base RC on a 7 day auction and I will update you next week on how I did, to hopefully show you that there is some weight behind the words!
$0.99 starting bid, $3.99 shipping.

Now, there is a subset of PRIZM called Prizm Draft Picks. These are college uniform and licensed cards. Unfortunately these are the not the Prizm’s you really want but its like dating a gal that you find beautiful and flawless and then you meet her sister, she will get the job done but you’re always wishing you had your hands on the other one! Let’s be totally fare, these are great cards, don’t get it twisted. The reason I am going heavy on 2020 is a because of the following. 15 year Haitian RUM, Buzzed ebay ordering during a Covid Draft Watch Party, 2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks because i was able to get them pretty inexpensive.

Stay Woke on card collecting with…

Snakeskin Prizm, from the 2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks

2020 Washington Football Team cards that have the Redskins logos and name on the card. These MFG’s have messed up by not recalling these cards. It has now in my opinion give a one year super bump to all Non-Redskins cards.

Checking the Wal-Mart/Target trading card section. There are fleets of locals that go out every Tuesday-Thursday and line up and wait for the Vendor to come and stock the shelves. There is a huge re-sell business where people pay at some points double for retail boxes that they could get in any store but by the time you get there they are sold out.
Just so you know, Wal-Mart leases the space to the Distributor and has nothing to do with these card sales at all. Also there are employees that are in the pockets of friends who they hold product to sell closed door in order to have no competition for that friends online selling. If you are one of these people, you are ruining the sport of hunt and find your cards.
I hate you.

Keep Sleeping on…

College edition sets. The re-sell is hard the market is bleak. If you are into college uniforms and cards then you will be able to get what you want for relatively cheap.

$1000 Hobby Boxes. Panini Releasing the new 2019-2020 Black Box. It has 5 cards…. $200 a card, what happens if you dont hit Ja or Zion?
Maybe the better question is what happens when you do? Mortgage Paid off? IDK guys that is not me.

These tips, trends and better not’s I am giving ya will help you navigate your collecting journey.

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See for yourself how that Jacobs does!

We did it!! NFL made it to Week 1!

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Hello Nerds! We made it… Week one in the NFL has begun!
So here is what Ole Jack gathered from the Sunday Fun Day action.
First, Marquez Valdes-Scantling catch something… you made an amazing touchdown in the 2nd to close the half… Then drop 2 touchdowns after?
Same ole MVS if you ask me, IDC what Rodgers Says…
So while listening to few different games i did notice the audio technician for each stadium had different effects planned for different plays. Maybe they all did and I did not realize the change. I swear the best by far this weekend was New Orleans! I hear OOO’s and AHHHH’s and nobody in the stands.
I would personally love to hear a bit more jawing back and forth from the players on live TV but it was a solid attempt by the NFL to make it seem like everything is normal.
So can we just agree already about Dobbins, CEH, Lamb, Ruggs, shoot the whole 2020 rookie class is legit. I can count 15 easy Rookies that made an impact play, first down or touchdown. Amazing first week especially with the absence of a pre-season.
My Boo-Erns Player of the day… its a 3 way tie
MVS- I need you to have a big year but you are going to let me down and there is nothing i can do about it.
1st half Kirk Cousins- It was pathetic!
Dalton Shultz- You didn’t lose the game with your lackadaisical play but you sure didn’t help. Even the Cowboys deserve better then what you gave em.
It was a great start to the season, maybe not the season we needed but the season we deserve… I went Dark Knight on you.
Check out my other posts… Sports card collecting. Draft King Submissions.
Ill show ya my week 1, I ain’t scared!