Jersey Cards watering down the market?

Once upon a time, jersey/memorabilia cards were king.  A lot has changed over the years that has made the demand of relic cards drop like a rock.  With the introduction of so many different types and the massive quantities of each type, once can't help but notice the massive decline in the market for them.  Now don't get me wrong, Some jersey cards can still pull in a decent trade or sale (Mostly HOFers and Star Rookies).

It's gotten so watered down that typical jersey cards are good for only about $1 a piece.  I know I've got a 3 row box jammed full of jersey cards that I've obtained over the years.  I find it nearly impossible to trade some of them and would be lucky to list them on ebay for $.99 and actually have them sell.

I guess a whole nother problem in itself is jersey cards in premium packs.  Here is something I'm kind of on the fence about.  Example:  My friend paid roughly $45 for a 2010 Tribute football pack a few months ago, now remember this is a single pack with a jersey or auto in it.  Well he happens to pull a Jermaine Gresham dual GU jersey card from it.  Here's the kicker, Jermaine Gresham Tributes go for $2-$4 each on ebay......worse yet, those prices are for the autos.  I would imagine that you can MAYBE get a buck out of the jersey card.  I also understand the whole aspect of basically gambling when you open wax products as well.  Sorry for the terrible pic of the Gresham, it was from my phone :-P

So I ask, what's your opinion on the whole relic card market, too watered down?  Should higher priced premium packs always supply you with at least an autograph?


What Are you looking forward to in 2011 Football products?

I got back into collecting a little late last season, so needless to say the first wax I busted was 2010 Finest.  With the new products rolling out now, I wanna know what products you look forward to the most.  I'll be honest when I say I'm somewhat underwhelmed with the 2011 draft class.  It doesn't seem to have the star power that ruled in the 2010 class.

I've take a look at the early Upper Deck Stuff, but just couldn't get into opening too much of it.  Don't get me wrong, I like Upper Deck, but the college stuff is killing me.  I liked the idea of the Evolution video cards, but wasn't going to commit to a full box.

Recently Panini has released the 2011 Prestige line, I've yet to get my hands on any, but don't feel the urge to do it necessarily.  I'll probably open a few packs here and there, but the absence of Cam Newton and Mark Ingram Autographed materials seems to drive me away.  If you're top 2 selling stars are not in your product with autographs, count me out.

What's the feel from the rest of you?  This is my first post, so I don't expect to see a lot of responses.  What do you look forward to in 2011 products?  Have the first wave of new 2011  football products underwhelmed you?  Leave me a comment, and let me know what's going on

Welcome to my first sports card blog

I wanna start by saying that this blog is going to be tuned to the average card collectors who love to buy/sell/trade their favorite cards. I myself have recently just gotten back into collecting and have found it to be lots of fun. I've been fortunate enough to get into the card show demographic and have recently set up at 3 shows.

I hope to make this blog about specific cards, boxes, products, and whatever crosses my mind when dealing with sports cards. Being in Alaska makes it extra hard to find people with this as a common interest, yet we move on anyhow.

I'll try and follow this post soon with my first "OFFICIAL" blog post about something to be determined. So if you're reading this, please spread the word to others if you see any content you like. I would value your feedback to make this an enjoyable read for everyone.