4/5/22

ARRIVING APRIL 7th IS 2021 SUPER BREAK PIECES OF THE PAST HISTORICAL EDITION


I Love this type of product. History is my thing. That's why I also love vintage sports, especially vintage baseball. When I saw this product and the reasonable price point for what you get, I decided to hit this product heavy. 

 2021 Pieces of the Past Historical Edition Trading Cards delivers (2) Hits (Relics, Autographs, 1-of-1s, etc.) at the minimum in Every Box! Pieces of the Past Historical Edition features mirror board technology and showcases embedded cut autos, trapped relics, mirror board glows, RARE inserts, and more! 

Look for an expansive checklist of historical figures! BOX HITS: (2) Hits (Relics, Autographs, 1-of-1s, etc.) at the minimum 



 2021 PIECES OF THE PAST HISTORICAL EDITION TRADING CARDS PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: 


The set features cut autographs for the following individuals and many more!: Babe Ruth (PLAYER LICENSE) Jesse Owens (PLAYER LICENSE) Vince Lombardi (PLAYER LICENSE) Satchel Paige (PLAYER LICENSE) Martin Luther King Jr. John F. Kennedy Albert Einstein Ronald Reagan 

 Look for the most unique JUMBO, Dual, and Triple Relic Combinations featuring: Presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln) Painters (Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Rembrandt) Musicians (Mozart, Beethoven, Bach) Icons (Rockefeller, Carnegie, Galilei) Pirates (Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Bonny) 

 The relics checklist features these notable personalities and many more including: Washington Adams Jefferson Lincoln Franklin Geronimo Sitting Bull Crazy Horse Sacagawea MLK Kennedy Tubman Van Gogh Monet Renoir Michelangelo Da Vinci Beethoven Mozart Bach Shakespeare Rockefeller Carnegie Vanderbilt Edison Einstein Newton Galileo Rembrandt Genghis Khan Ford Graham Bell JP Morgan Henry Wells Susan B. Anthony Betsy Ross Mary Todd Lincoln King Louis XIV King George III Marie Antoinette Nostradamus Hamilton Hancock




12/25/21

HISTORIC AUTOGRAPHS FAMOUS AMERICANS CARDS HIGHLIGHTED BY CUT AUTOGRAPHS AND HISTORIC DNA HAIR CARDS

 

2021 Historic Autographs Famous Americans Trading Cards - As the United States of America continuously changes, the way we look back at the men and women who helped build our great nation also changes. Historic Autographs Famous Americans make some famous people new again and reintroduce once-famous Americans, including people who may have been overlooked or undervalued for their contributions because of their race, gender or ideas.

  • Hobby Configuration: 20 boxes/20 packs/10 cards
  • Blaster Configuration: 50 boxes/6 packs/10 cards
  • Factory Set Configuration: 10 boxes/1 set/330 cards
  • Vending Box Configuration: 4 boxes/323 cards

2021 Historic Autographs Famous Americans Trading Cards PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Massive 330-Card Base Set including 110 SSPs!
    • Base Card SSPs #221-330 (Super Short Prints ) - (1:20 Packs)
  • "No Purchase Necessary" Treasure Hunt!!
    • Hunt for image puzzles embedded on 27 of the first 99 cards.
    • Not all of the (27) embedded images help solve the puzzle, some are meant to mislead.
    • Collect the right combination of clues which will point to one person in American history (who may or may not be in the set).
    • The first person to solve the puzzle will receive $10,000 in prize money!
    • Only one prize will be awarded and the winner must find ALL the embedded images that corresponds to the correct answer (guesses will not count).
    • Because there is no purchase necessary, the contest will run for only 4 months.
  • Look for the following cards randomly inserted into Hobby & Blaster boxes in the following ratios for Inserts and Parallels!
    • Parallels:
      • Printing Plates (each is 1/1) - (1:97 Packs)
      • Aurora Parallels - (1:10 Packs)
      • Alloy Parallels - (2:3 Packs)


    • Inserts:
      • Movie Clip Cards - (1:10 Packs)
      • Cut Signature/Autographed Cards - (1:60 Packs)
      • Shoe/Fabric Relics - (1:80 Packs)
      • Art Sketch Cards - (1:640 Packs)
      • Employee’s Picks - (1:80 Packs)
      • Historic DNA Hair Cards (1:104 Packs)
    • Vending Box Inclusions:
      • (280) Base Cards
      • (1) Signature Cuts Card
      • (1) Employee Picks (#'d to 25)
      • (1) Fabric/Shoe Relic Card
      • (25) Movie Clips Insert Cards
      • (5) Aurora Parallels
      • (10) Alloy Parallels
  • The autograph checklist in 2021 HA Famous Americans showcases a wonderfully diverse selection of names including some very BIG HITS such as:
    • Prominent Historical Figures
      • Neil Armstrong
      • Amelia Earhart
      • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      • Washington Irving
      • Jane Addams
      • Louis Brandeis
      • William Cullen Bryant
      • James Fenimore Cooper
      • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr
      • Robert Todd Lincoln
      • John Glenn
    • Actors
      • Harrison Ford
      • Audrey Hepburn
      • Christopher Reeve
      • John Candy
      • Natalie Wood
      • Lon Chaney, Jr
      • Gary Cooper
      • Cecil B deMille
      • Cary Grant
      • Dick Clark
      • Samuel Goldwyn
    • Entertainers/Sports Legends
      • Frank Sinatra
      • Ty Cobb
      • Sammy Davis, Jr
      • Dean Martin
      • Moe Howard (Three Stooges)
      • Mickey Mantle
      • BB King
      • AA Milne
      • Leonard Bernstein
      • Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
      • Johnny Weissmuller

12/12/21

SPORTS CARDS PLUS CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN THE SAME SHOPPING CENTER WITH GREAT DEALS, PRIZES, FREE PACKS & SNACKS AND CONTESTS

 2022 marks 30 years since we opened our doors on the north side of San Antonio in the Lockhill Village Shopping Center. 

My love for sports card collecting started at the age of nine when I watched the 1957 World Series on our 12-inch black and white TV.

In 1982, my two sons (8 and 10 years old) approached me asking if they could start collecting sports cards.  We drove all over Ohio visiting card shops and attending card shows, buying and selling cards to add on to our collections.

We moved back to San Antonio and started selling at card shows in 1985. There were as many as three different card shows going on at the same time every weekend.

In 1992 there were 53 sports card shops in San Antonio. We decided to join in and open Sports Cards Plus in 1992.  In the years since then, we've seen ups & downs on the business side of sports cards collecting but we always loved what we did.

In the last three years, Sports Cards Plus has seen tremendous growth in the industry.  Growth I never immagined when we opened our doors in 1992.

To celebrate our 30 years and thank our many customers for making the 30th year our very best, we are offering all kinds of SALES & SPECIALS, PRIZES, FREE PACKS & SNACKS throughout the month of December.  


DECEMBER 31st $1000 DRAWING

First Prize: Ronald Acuna Autographed Jersey

Second Prize: Vlad Guerrero Autographed Bat

Third Prize: 2021 Leaf Autographed NFL Jersey Box

Fourth Prize: $100 Gift Certificate

Fifth Prize: 2021 Topps Update Hobby Box

6th -10th Prize: Your choice from our Prize Table

We'll be starting 2022 with a "Card Show Inside Sports Cards Plus" on January 1st, NEW YEAR'S DAY.  And, we promise do even more to make every day in 2022 special for our many outstanding customers!


7/25/21

2021 PANINI FATHER'S DAY PACKS FINALLY ARRIVE AT SPORTS CARDS PLUS!

 2021 Panini Father’s Day Packs have finally arrived at Sports Cards Plus!  These were bought from our Distributors in package deals.  We are offering these 2021 Panini Father's Day Packs for $10 each.

The base set is broken down into several sports, depending on the license. These include basketball, USA Baseball, collegiate, NASCAR and soccer. Combined with the rookies subset, there are 100 total cards.

Parallels come in Silver (/199), Rainbow Spokes (/99), Cracked Ice (/50), Pyramids (/25), Escher Squares (/10), Explosion (/5) and Kaboom (1/1). Some cards also have autograph and memorabilia versions numbered to 25 or less.

Private Signings returns with more than 50 different autographs. None has more than 25 copies. Collectors can also find Manufactured Patch Autographs.

Memorabilia (/50), Memorabilia Prime (1/1) and Massive Memorabilia (/76 or less) are where 2021 Panini Father’s Day’s relics are found.

Rounding out the checklist are exclusive 2020 Select Baseball Pink parallels. These are all numbered to 10 with 200 different cards available.




11/26/20

STORING AWAY FACTORY SEALED BASKETBALL BOXES IS THE SAFEST WAY TO INVEST IN SPORTS CARDS



Four months ago, I wrote an article on the unprecedented growth of NBA Basketball products in 2020.  I focused on the one week growth from July 19th to July 26th.  I was addressing the possibility we had already hit a peak on single cards and unopen box prices.

I came to the conclusion there was still room for basketball box prices to go up 20% or more over the next 12 months and predicted that 2018-19 Prizm Hobby would hit $8000 by July 2021.  As of today, just four months later, 2018-19 Prizm Hobby Basketball is retailing for $7500.  Has it hit its ceiling?  No, not yet.

Check out these current retail box prices:

2012-13 Prizm Hobby Basketball ....$15000

2013-14 Prizm Hobby Basketball....$13000

As more and more Prizm Hobby Basketball gets busted and available unopen boxes continue to decline, box prices will continue to go up.  Looking at the retail price increases in just the last four months, putting away unopen basketball products continue to be a great investment opportunity.

While everyone is in love with 2018-19 basketball product, 2019-20 basketball appears to be the safest bet for higher profit margins.  In the last four months, while most 2018-19 basketball products have gone up 100%, 150%, 200% and more, none of the 2019-20 products have hit 100% and most price increases are at less than 47%.  With a strong rookie class and Zionmania about to restart in late December, look for 2018-19 Basketball prices to jump in 2021.

 .....................................................19/20..................................................18/19

........................................7/19........7/26.......11/26.....UP..............7/19........7/26........11/26......UP
Hoops Hobby.................$350.......$375......$425......13%...........$400.......$450........$795...... 77%
Absolute.........................$500.......$525......$600......14%...........$500.......$500........$800...... 60%
Prizm Hobby.................$1800......$2400.....$3500....46%..........$2500.....$2800.......$7500....168%
Prizm Retail...................$475.......$675.......$1300.....93%..........$1000.....$1200......$3500....192%
Prizm Cello....................$900.......$1200.....$1750.....46%..........$1500.....$1700......$4000....135%
Prizm Choice.................$700.......$900.......$1650.....83%..........$1300.....$1300......$4000....208%
Contenders Hobby........$600.......$800.......$775.......-3%...........$800.......$900........$1375.... 53%
Revolution Hobby..........$325.......$400.......OUT........NA...........$400........$400.......$800.......100%
Donruss Optic Hobby....$630.......$800.......$1000....25%..........$1100......$1400.....$3500.....150% 
Donruss Optic Retail.....$350........$400......$500......25%...........$590........$590.......$1400.....137%
Don Optic Cello..............$650.......$750.......$950......27%...........$800........$900.......$2500.....177%
Select Hobby.................$1100......$1350......$2150....59%..........$1500.......$1600.....$4000.....150%
Court Kings....................$325........$475.......OUT.......NA............$400........$400........$595....... 49%
Crown Royale.................$375........$500.......$420......-16%.........$400........$400........$700....... 75%
Noir.................................$1210......$1400......$1900.....36%.........$1700......$1700......$2750..... 62%
National Treasures........$4050......$4050......$5000.....23%.........$6900......$7500......$10500... 40%
Obsidian..........................$530........$530.......$460......-13%.........$700........$700........$1300..... 86%
Chronicles......................................................$725.......................$700........$750........$1775.....137%
Opulence........................................................$2300.....................$2700......$2700......$3500..... 30%
Encased..........................................................$570.......................$700........$750.......$1300...... 73%
Contenders Optic...........................................$450.......................$700........$700.......$1000...... 43%
Spectra............................................................OUT.......................................................$2500
Black...............................................................$440.......................................................$1300
Immaculate.....................................................$2500.....................................$2000......$4000......100%
Impeccable.....................................................$1000......................................................OUT
Flawless NBA..................................................$6500....................................................$15100
Flawless College.............................................OUT.......................................................$5000

10/25/20

2020 LEAF BEST OF MULTI-SPORT PREMIUM EDITION & 2020 LEAF BEST OF GEM MINT EDITION BOX GROUP BREAK COMING TO SPORTS CARDS PLUS

 



Sports Cards Plus has a long history of customers pulling Super Hits from "Leaf Best of ----," everything from Chris' 2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Autographed Refractor RC BGS 9.5 (Chris actually pulled two of these from our cases) to Nate's 1996 Fleer Michael Jordan RC BGS 9.5.  And , just last week Victor pulled a 2018-19 Prizm Luka Doncic Ruby Wave Prizm RC BGS 9.5.

This year Leaf came out with two new products sure to deliver some of the Greats Hits of All Time!  2020 Leaf Best of Multi-Sport Premium Edition (pictured above) delivers four of the most coveted sports cards in our hobby per box.  Current Market price for this product is $3500 per 4-card box.
2020 Leaf Best of Gem Mint Edition adds another twist to the "Best of" line of products.  All ten cards in this box are "Gem Mint" or better.  That's right, better.  Also included are random inserted BGS "Black Label 10s."  Current Market Price for this product is $3000 per 10-card box.
To make these products available to Sports Cards Plus customers, we will conduct a 14-SPOT RANDOM (4 cards from Best of Multi-Sport Premium Edition and 10 cards from Best of Gem Mint) GROUP BREAK from these two Factory Sealed boxes.

Each $495 Spot gets one random card from two factory sealed boxes (14 total cards).  Call 210-524-2337 or come in to pay for your spot.


8/31/20

2020 HISTORIC AUTOGRAPHS HALF-CENTURY ORIGINALS OFFERS ORIGINAL VINTAGE CARDS AND AUTOGRAPHS OF BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG, TY COBB, HONUS WAGNER, WALTER JOHNSON, JACKIE ROBINSON, ROY CAMPANELLA, JIMMIE FOXX, MEL OTT, DIZZY DEAN, CONNIE MACK. SATCHEL PAIGE, JOE DIMAGGIO AND TED WILLIAMS

 

Arriving this Thursday at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory is 2020 Historic Autographs Half-Century Originals. This 2-year labor of love embodies what vintage collecting is all about, as Historic Autograph has melded nearly every card series from 1909 through 1949. With T205, T206, T207, M116 Cracker Jacks, E120, E121, E122, V61, Strip card series, Delong, US Caramel, all the Goudey series, Diamond Stars, Batter-Up, 1940 Play Ball, 1941 Play Ball, Tip Tops, both 1948 and 1949 Bowman, R346 Blue Tint, M&P and Sewell Greats - this product has something for everyone.

Our National Pastime has evolved from the pastoral game played on a sunny afternoon in small towns throughout America to a beacon that lit the way for Jackie Robinson to integrate the game. In the first half of the 20th Century, baseball's landscape changed dramatically and Historic Autographs is honoring these years with a product that features cards from 1909 through 1949 - from Walter Johnson to Satchel Paige, Babe Ruth to Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb to Roy Campanella, Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio and everyone in between. Many HOF players rookies cards are used.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Every box will contain EIGHT cards - each with an original baseball card coupled with the matching player's autograph. Each box will contain ONE Hall of Fame player. Every 6-box case will contain EITHER a Group A player or (2) Group B players. All HOF players appear a minimum of two times with most appearing more than twice.

Group A players are: (3) Babe Ruth, (2) Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Napoleon Lajoie, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Eddie Collins, Jimmie Foxx, Mel Ott, Rogers Hornsby, Tony Lazzeri, Tris Speaker and Roy Campanella.

Group B players are: Mickey Cochrane, Homerun Baker, Jim Bottomley, Kiki Cuyler, Dizzy Dean, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Greenberg, Goose Goslin, Lefty Grove, Harry Heilmann, Chuck Klein, Connie Mack, Rabbit Maranville, Herb Pennock, Eppa Rixey, Al Simmons, Pie Traynor, Dazzy Vance, Arky Vaughan, Paul Waner and Ted Williams.

In addition to the case guarantees of one Group A or (2) Group B players, there are many other big hit cards including, but not limited to; Stan Musial RC, Richie Ashburn RC, Yogi Berra RC, Bob Feller RC, Phil Rizzuto RC, Joe Gordon RC, Bob Lemon RC, Larry Doby RC, Gil Hodges RC, Pee Wee Reese RC, Joe Medwick, Dave Bancroft, Max Carey, Bill Terry, Frankie Frisch, Bill McKechnie, Lefty Gomez RC, Wally Pipp, etc.


Era 1 - 1909-1930 ... cards comes (1) every 3 boxes
Era 2 - 1932-1941 ... (4-6) cards per box
Era 3 - 1943-1949 ... (2-3) cards per box