Mojobreak The Hype - A Sports Card Podcast (Sports Cards)

Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Gary react to a couple of 2-0 leads in the Stanley Cup & NBA Finals on this week's episode of The Hype! The guys get into how a slow start for Kyrie & the Mavs will be too much to overcome and if a Finals loss will affect Luka negatively in the hobby at all. Plus, Fanatics rebrands PWCC, Series 2 Baseball brings one of their most loaded checklists ever and the guys go on a detailed rant about why it's ridiculous to call certain beer's "manly".

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The whole gang is back for a packed episode of The Hype! Two of the hobby's biggest stars - Luka Doncic & Connor McDavid - are both headed to their sport's Finals for the first time in their careers. The guys preview the NBA & Stanley Cup Final and discuss what a championship would mean for the young superstars. Plus the year of the pitcher might actually be real after Paul Skenes record superfractor sale, the Michael Jordan logoman sells for over $3 million and in honor of Justin Jefferson's record setting contract, the guys play an all wide receiver edition of Guess That Price!

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Nature AKA @natureluvzyou chats with Doug for another edition of Mojo Sessions! Nature talks about how he gets ideas for some of the funniest videos in the hobby, shares some of his favorite players & products to collect and how growing up in the Bay Area influences him & his content.

Make sure to follow Nature @natureluvzyou on social media!

Check out his website here!

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Doug & Dan are back LIVE on The Hype! The guys have finally started accepting that maybe Luka Doncic is living up to the hype and take a look at some of his recent card sales. Then with the release of Fanatics' new twist on memorabilia and cards Emanate, the guys talk about their favorite pieces of memorablia and open up an incredible box of Emanate to wrap up the show!

Note - We experienced some audio issues in our return to live streaming. You may hear an echo at different times during the episode. We apologize for the technical difficulties

The Hype is live once again on YouTube and now on Twitch!

Watch live every Wednesday on out Mojobreak Media channel!

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On this week's episode Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody talk about a new king of Michael Jordan rookie cards, the NBA Conference Finals and how Marvin Harrison Jr.'s legal battle with Fanatics will affect the hobby. Then Doug chats with Jess Mineo of Bleecker Trading about the biggest stories in sports cards, how she got into the hobby and how it felt getting a baseball card in this year's edition of Big League Baseball.

Follow Jess on social media @breakswithjess!

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Plenty of stories to get to on a jam packed episode of The Hype! The guys discuss the Nuggets return to dominance, PSA's new-ish slabs and why GameStop is suddenly getting into the hobby. Plus we go over early sales data for 2024 Bowman Baseball and look back at one of the busiests and most successful Bowman release weeks ever.

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Doug & Dan break down everything Bowmna on the latest edition of The Hype! The guys discuss another huge Bowman bounty, the latest additions to the product and how they feel about some personalized autos that might be loaded up in this year's product. Plus Panini is releasing a pair of huge hoops products this week and the guys rank which products will get the most attention from collectors during a busy release week.

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We've got no shortage of hobby headlines on this week's episode of The Hype! Doug & Dan are back from the Topps Industry Conference in Atlanta and share their stories about this year's event plus discuss all of the big news with C-Rad & Cody. Then, Cody chats with Andy Cason from Football Card Quest to break down this year's loaded NFL Draft class and talk about which players he's most excited to collect this coming season. 

Subscribe to Andy's channel Football Card Quest on YouTube!

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Our first look at the 2024 NFL rookie class is finally here on this week's episode of The Hype! Doug, Dan & Cody preview which teams will be the biggest winners as the NFL Draft gets underway and if this year's QB class could top some of the notable classes of the past decade. And for more Draft talk Dave & Adam's Alaina Jonathan talks to Cody about D&A's big plans in Detroit for the Draft and more! Plus Tom Brady's VIP Event gone wrong and a special NBA edition of Guess That Price to get you ready for our brand new basketball buyback Mojobreak Quadruple Double!

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The hobby has a new contender for biggest show of the year and we dig into it on this week's episode of The Hype! After the announcement of Fanatics Fest NYC, the guys talk about what it means for the future of The National and what they would like to see from a dream show for sports cards. Plus, Ohtani's translator gets caught on WhatNot, Chrome Black makes waves, a divisive hobby social media influencer gets a big promotion with Topps and C-Rad & Cody try to get Dan to remember the magic of going to the movies.

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No need to put on your solar glasses for this week's edition of The Hype! We start off with one of the strangest Topps Now cards in existence, the 2024 solar eclipse commermoration, and ask everybody on the show: do you care that it got dark for a bit? Plus Angel Reese's exclusive deal with Panini, Jackson Holliday's anticipated debut plus how the Goldin/eBay deal will affect collectors and how Fanatics will respond.

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We're in hoops heaven on this week's edition of The Hype! Doug, C-Rad & Cody talk about Caitlin Clark's incredible run in the NCAA Tournament and why this upcoming season could be the biggest ever for women's basketball both on the court and in the hobby. Plus Wemby's historic rookie season contiues to light up the sports card market, one of the biggest triple logoman cards from this year's Flawless Basketball gets pulled and Topps reveals some surprising names on this year's 2024 Bowman Baseball checklist.

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The guys dust off their best Don West impressions on the latest edition of The Hype! After a hilarious Don West clip went viral on hobby social media, Doug does his best sales pitch in Don's classic style. Then a breakdown of two of the most anticipated high end releases of the year, why the sudden decline of the 2021 NFL Draft QB's could give collectors pause as we head into another QB heavy draft next month and the guys make some MLB predictions as Opening Day arrives!

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Doug, Dan & Cody break down a MASSIVE week of new releases that includes 3 new baseball products, 2 football products and the debut of Topps UFC on this week's edition of The Hype! The guys review the checklist for Topps Dynasty and find a surprising name in this year's set and go over the long awaited Logoman checklist from upcoming 2022/23 Flawless Basketball. Plus the guys get ready for Opening Day and predict how the hobby will react to Tiger Woods' son's very first card out of Sports Illustrated for Kids.

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Arguably the biggest card of the year was pulled & graded this week as the owners of the Victor Wembanyama Black Prizm 1-of-1 revealed the pull and shared that the card already got a PSA 10. But that's only half the story. The guys dive into what the card's value is, if it's deserving of a Gem Mint 10 and what they make of the use of a card care service before sending it off to PSA. Plus, another Shark Tank alum shows interest in the hobby, MLB's Spring Breakout arrives and the gang plays a NFL free agency edition of Guess That Price!

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Hockey is front and center in the hobby this week with the release of 2023/24 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey and the debut of the Connor Bedard Young Guns rookie! The guys talk about the hype surrounding the Blackhawks rookie, the million dollar bounty on his 1-of-1 and if the high price tag on Series 2 boxes is worth it. Plus Caitlin Clark signs a historic deal with Panini and the guys dig into the prospects baseball collectors will be talking about on the field and in the hobby this season.

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The full squad is back and everyone's got something to get off their chest on the latest edition of The Hype. First, the guys look at the incredible prices Victor Wembanyama's Prizm rookie cards are selling for and debate whether to sell now or hold. Then a pair of Fanatics blunders puts the company in hot water once again not only with the hobby but the entire sports world as the great MLB jersey debate continues. And hear the guys thoughts on yet another week of controversy on Whatnot after a breaker pulled the Lionel Messi Topps Finest superfractor a day early and another decided to keep a huge Wemby rookie card.

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Episode #328 is here! The OG's (Doug & Dan) discuss New 23'-24' NBA Prizm Basketball and a BIG Wemby Pull, Aidan O' Connell's unsigned football cards being found in the trash in Las Vegas?!, Anthony Richardson maybe not signing his autographs, Steph vs Sabrina in the first ever NBA vs WNBA 3PT Contest & much MORE!

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After another Super Bowl win for Patrick Mahomes (and more heartbreak for the Niners, Doug, and Cody) the guys talk about Mahomes' place in football lore and the hobby. Plus Topps announces a new Hobby Hall of Fame, a 1st look at a Bowman superfractor causes a stir and 2024 Series 1 Baseball kicks off a new MLB season.

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At long last, Super Bowl week has arrived! The guys talk about how Vegas has done as host city of the big game so far and get in the Sin City spirit with some prop bets for the future of the hobby. Plus, the Bronny Jr./LeBron superfractor gets pulled, Messi MLS autos are coming and Troy Licastro from Dave & Adam's The Chase joins the show to talk about pulling one of the biggest Brock Purdy cards, D&A's big bounties and much more!

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With the Chiefs & 49ers set for a Super Bowl rematch, the guys had the share their thoughts on the AFC & NFC Championship games before digging into a busy week in the hobby. UFC returns to Topps, Immaculate & Diamond Icons debut, a former baseball player admits to faking his autographs and a whole lot more are discussed on this week's episode!

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NFL Championship Sunday is upon us, and Doug & Cody's beloved 49ers are one step closer to Super Bowl glory. Oh yeah, so are the Lions, Chiefs & Ravens. Doug, Dan, C-Rad and Cody preview this weekend's AFC & NFC Championship games, debate which matchup the hobby would love the most and share some level headed thoughts on Brock Purdy. Plus Doug sits down with Eddie from Gio Breaks to talk about the challenges facing breakers & customers in the current hobby landscape and why he believes the future is incredibly bright with Fanatics steering the ship in the sports card world.

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The football card market got a much needed boost the last few weeks with the release of Prizm and now impressive wins from a pair of young QB's. The guys take a look at Jordan Love & C.J. Stroud's card market and debate which remaining playoff QB's have the best upside in the hobby. Plus a big week of Bowman releases, a look at the Prizm Basketball checklist and the guys play their first 2024 edition of Guess That Price!

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King James has officially left Upper Deck behind and made the jump to Fanatics. Doug & Cody talk about what LeBron's new deal could mean for Topps products in 2024 & beyond and which big names could follow him. Plus, card manufacturers try to capitalize on Mickey Mouse's public domain status, Topps reveals the 2024 Series 1 MLB design and the guys make some predictions heading into the NFL Playoffs.

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With the arrival of 2023 Prizm Football, the guys talk about this year's set and why it could end up being the premiere football product of the season. Plus, with the Fanatics exclusive autos still affecting Panini products, Doug, Dan C-Rad and Cody talk about what affect it's had on football cards as a whole and how products like Contenders can work around it. Plus, a preview of 2023 Goodwin Champions and another Disney product takes the hobby by storm.

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We bid farewell to 2023 and look back at the stories that defined the hobby from the last year! Plus we make our picks for the best card of the year, the best product, the top athlete in the hobby and see which product takes the dubious honor for worst of the year.

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The year may be coming to a close, but there was still plenty of time to fit in one more hobby scandal before ringing in 2024. The guys talk about the Bowman Draft fake superfractor scandal and why this may just be the tip of the iceberg. Plus, we take a look at a couple of big high end new releases, discuss Dude Perfect's Fanatics Live debut and debate which possible MVP playing on Christmas night is a more worthy hobby investment.

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Bowman Draft has not only been the talk of the hobby world, but Tom Brady's inclusion in this year's set has people who have never collected a baseball card in their life buzzing. The guys talk about the buzz around how Topps & Fanatics are marketing 2023 Bowman Draft and the pros & cons of the hobby going "mainstream".

Plus Cody chats with Alex Giaimo about the newest season of King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch on Netflix, how her sports media career took a turn into the sports card space and the suddenly exciting state of New York's young quarterbacks.

Follow Alex on social media @alexgiaimo, catch her on Fanatics Live and watch season 2 of The King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch next year!

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As we enter the final month of 2023, the guys take a step back and look at that state of the industry in this year's edition of The Hype Unfiltered! Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody share their thoughts on the performance of manufacturers, the evolution of sports card content and what 2024 has in store for the hobby.

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Repacks have been the hot topic in the hobby this past week, so the guys share their thoughts on the topic, why these breaks are more prominent than ever and what it says about the health of the industry. Plus, a sneak peek at 2023 Bowman Draft Baseball, a look at the state of Star Wars & other pop culture cards and we play a round of this or that looking at recent card sales from some of the league's top QB's.

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It's time to put ourselves in the hot seat on the latest edition of The Hype! We discuss one of the hobby's most controversial topics: us. Or more specifically, group breakers. We discuss the biggest complaints about group breaking, how it's helpedthe hobby and what parts of it still need to be improved. Plus, MLB Debut patches are heating up eBay, the guys share their picks for the biggest turkey in the hobby and play a special Thanksgiving edition of Guess That Price.

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The MLB Debut patch chase is on! The guys discuss Topps' big bet that the hobby will accept their newest card as the best MLB rookie card and debate if it will ever top the 1st Bowman superfractor auto as the best baseball card to collect. Plus, Leaf's Dwayne Johnson autos cause a social media stir, NT Basketbal arrives and how much are Fanatics' exclusive deals with C.J. Stroud, Victor Wembanyama and more actually hurting the hobby right now?

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November is LOADED with some huge new releases, so the guys take a look at which products the hobby will be most hyped for and which ones could be sleepers. Plus the Bambino is back at the forefront of the sports card world, both in Definitive and at the auction houses. And which QB's are in our hobby top 5 at the midway point of the NFL season?


As mentioned at the end of the show, the hobby lost a dear friend recently when Ben Aguirre (aka Cardboard Icons) passed away suddenly. A GoFundMe page has been created to support his family and two young children with funeral expenses and more. If you are able, we ask that you please donate here - https://www.gofundme.com/f/ben-aguirre-cardboard-icons

Ben's children carry on his love for the hobby, and we are collecting trading card donations to help build their collections and bring them some joy during this incredibly difficult time. If you have cards you are willing to part with, please contact us via social media, email us at mojobreak@gmail.com or call our shop at 408-320-2269.

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Another basketball prodigy makes his hobby debut this week as the chase for Bronny James begins with Topps Chrome McDonald's All-American. Dan, C-Rad & Cody discuss the newest basketball release and Bronny's future both on the court and in the hobby. Plus, the guys debate whether low World Series ratings have affected the hobby and preview Prizm Football as part of our NFL midseason report.

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The World Series is set and while the Rangers & D'backs should be an enticing matchup for collectors, we're focused on tacos, tacofractors, and more tacos. We look at the market for Topps' newest chase card and look at Corbin Carroll's market heading into the Fall Classic. Plus the guys discuss Victor Wembanyama's debut. play an NBA edition of Guess That Price and take a deep dive into one of the strangest investment opportunities for collectors after Rally announced they would be selling shares of Mickey Mantle's childhood home.

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Two big releases are getting the hobby hyped this week as we take a look at brand new 2023 Topps Gilded Baseball and the surprise addition of Connor Bedard short print rookie cards in Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey. Plus with C.J. Stroud claiming the title as the best 2023 rookie QB for now, the guys discuss which one of his rookie cards will be the most sought after.

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Cody chats with one of the hobby's rising stars Candace Martino on this week's edition of Mojo Sessions! Candace talks about her move from sports broadcasting to the hobby, how she's trying to convert non-collector sports fans and how she hopes to use her influence to make an impact beyond the sports card world.

Check out more from Candace on social media @candacemartinotv on IG & @candacemartino on Twitter/X

And for more info on how you can help Cards for Cancer, go to cardsforcancer.com

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This week, the guys discuss Topps' big bet on Bowman University Football. See what they guys think of their latest release and if college football is ready to break out among collectors. Plus, Connor Bedard makes his long awaited NHL debut, more revelations in Panini's ongoing lawsuit with Fanatics and the much anticipated MLB Debut patches will make their hobby premiere in the last product we expected.

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Cody's joined by Jeremy Lee, the host of one of the hobby's most popular video podcasts Sports Cards Live! Cody talks to Jeremy about his journey from collector to shop owner to sports card media personality. Plus hear what Jeremy thinks of some of the hottest topics in the hobby and why this upcoming hockey season will be pivotal for Upper Deck.

Check out Jeremy every Saturday on Sports Cards Live on YouTube!

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This week on The Hype, the guys try to figure out how Topps let dual superfractors get into this year's edition of Bowman Chrome and why their response to the error is a huge win for collectors. Plus, a look at a star studded Hobby Rip Night, the biggest NFL rookies at the quarter mark of the season and why this MLB Postseason could be huge for the hobby.

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The Hype is LIVE again! This time we take the show to the Fanatics Live app to discuss the huge Woj bomb dropped just before we started recording. The guys dig into the Damian Lillard to Milwaukee trade and how it might affect his card market. Plus, the guys debate which sport is the best to collect right now, who has the best & worst autos in the hobby and play a special Swiftie edition of Guess That Price!

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This week on The Hype, the guys discuss yet another blow to Panini as WWE claims a breach of contract and appears headed to a deal with Fanatics. Plus, a look at the first sales of Bowman Chrome singles, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s gold chain heading to Goldin and the guys discuss players their worried about and those who are the real deal after 2 weeks of NFL action.

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2023 Bowman Chrome has arrived with one of the most star studded prospect (and retrofractor) checklists we've seen in a while. Could this be one of the biggest Bowman Chrome releases ever? Plus a look at the most notable names in football after week 1 and the guys discuss how the devastating Aaron Rodgers injury will affect the hobby.

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From the Burbank Card Show in Anaheim, Doug & Dan sat down with Daddy Rips' Michael Allen on the Hobbzi stage to talk about his growing sports card media brand, how he got into collectibles and a surprising amount of pog talk. 

Check out Daddy Rips at daddyrips.com and on social media!

And thanks to Hobbzi Media for having us!

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The Hobby loves always loves a little bit of controversy and we had plenty of it to talk about this week on The Hype! Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody discuss the ongoing saga of one of sports cards' biggest influencers, another sketchy autograph subject from Leaf and the guys share their hottest takes for the upcoming NFL season.

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To get set for a huge weekend in Anaheim at the Burbank Card Show, Mama Breaks' Stephanie Garcia joins us in studio to tell us what she's got planned for this weekend's show! Plus a deep dive into two of the most exciting releases for Star Wars & baseball collectors, Cosmic Chrome & Topps Chrome Star Wars Galaxy and Doug, Dan, Cody & Stephanie pick which QB's cards they think will see the biggest bump in the hobby this season.

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The hobby is still reeling from the shocking news that the NFLPA is backing out of it's deal with Panini America 3 years early and Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody try to figure out what it means in the short term, what the future of Panini looks like and how the NFL, NBAPA & NBA will respond. Plus after Topps sparked rumors of another huge hobby break up when LeBron James showed up on a Topps Now card, the guys discuss James' future (or lack thereof) with Upper Deck.

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Doug, C-Rad & Cody have finally recovered from episode 300 and take some time to address some negative social media reactions they've recently seen in the hobby. The guys talk about how to combat internet trolls plus preview 2023 Bowman Chrome and the brand new legend 1st Bowmans. Plus a look at some brand new releases and the guys reveal their wildest predictions for the 2023 NFL season.

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The Hype reaches the 300 episode milestone & the guys are celebrating in style! Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody look back at the biggest hits in Mojobreak history and roast each other with celebrity Cameos. Plus, after the massive news that Panini & Fanatics could be heading into a major legal battle, the guys talk about what it means for the hobby and how the sports card industry will look by episode 400.

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With The National in the rear view, Doug, C-Rad & Cody recap a packed week in Chicago and discuss their favorite parts of this year's show. Plus the guys try to predict what Brock Purdy's National Treasures RPA's will sell for when NT drops next week and discuss two huge card sales from completely different corners of the hobby.

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Mojobreak & SCN team up for a special live podcast from The National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago! Doug, Cody, Jesse & Mike talk about what they're looking for at the big show, how it compares to year's past and, of course, a ton of Chicago food talk. Then Cody hosts a special Chi-town edition of Guess That Price!

Huge thanks to Hobbzi & Luddex for putting this together!

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Happy National week! We kick off NSCC week and wrap up our Road to NSCC '23 series with one of our all time favorites, the voice of the Florida Panthers and sports card enthusiast Doug Plagens! Cody & Dan talk to Doug about the Panthers incredible Stanley Cup run, what he'll be doing at this year's show and plenty of music talk.

Check out Doug at the Fanatics booth at this year's show and listen to Florida Panthers broadcasts next season on the NHL app!

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With The National in Chicago just a week away, the guys talk about what to expect from the biggest names in the hobby at this year's show, what we'll be up to and what you should know before heading to the show. Plus Fanatics may soon have a convention of their own, a preview of the latest releases in the next two weeks and way more discussion about tacos & furries than we ever expected.

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Cody talks to one of the leaders in sports card content Matt "Dappz" McGuckin as we continue to get set for The National 2023! Cody talks to Dappz about what they have planned in Chicago, building Dappz Sports into a one stop shop for the hobby and how he tries to stand out as the world of sports card content continues to grow.

Check out Dappz Sports on all social media and dappzsports.com!

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As The National draws closer, the guys talk about the big moves Fanatics appears to be making both in the hobby and at this year's show. Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody talk about why a surprising number of young athletes coming to this year's show (plus some rumored big names) could be a sign of Fanatics making some big moves. Plus a look at the debut of Fanatics Live & Cody runs down some of the underrated young stars collectors should keep an eye on in the 2nd half of the MLB season.

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With The National in Chicago less than a month away, we're talking to some of the biggest names in the industry to get ready for the big show! First up, Cody chats with Andy Broome, Vice President of Certified Collectibles Group. Andy talks about what has changed in his 25+ years in the industry, what CCG has planned for The National and why now was the right time to bring CSG & CGC together to create one of the biggest grading companies in the hobby.

Check out CCG at The National in Rosemont & go to cgccards.com for more info!

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Group breaking has become a hot topic not just in the hobby but the sports world in general after an ESPN article highlighted the industry last week. So this week the guys take a step back to look at the good, bad and ugly of group breaking and it's future in the hobby. Plus reviews of the latest sports card releases including Select Basketball & Panini One Football.

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This week we're joined by Joe Staley on this week's episode of The Hype for w wide ranging conversation covering everything from what he would change about the hobby, how he got into sports cards and exclusive stories of the ups & downs of his 49ers career. Plus Dan, C-Rad & Cody go over a huge list of new releases and Cody asks if we are starting to take Shohei Ohtani for granted after another unbelieveable performance.

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Lots of hobby news to cover on this week's edition of The Hype, including the upcoming NBA Draft! The guys look back at number 1 picks throughout the years and debate whether or not investing big money in top pick cards is a worthy investment. Plus, Panini announces a replacement for old redemptions, CSG becomes CGC and we look at how the top newsmakers in sports are doing in the hobby in our buy or sell segment.

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Did you hear? We pulled a pretty big card last week, so you know we gotta relive the once in a lifetime pull on this week's episode of The Hype! The guys talk about the incredible Lebron/Curry/Luka triple logoman out of 21/22 Flawless Basketball and specualte where it ranks among modern cards. Plus, a deep dive into Select Football XRC's, a look at how the NBA & Stanley Cup Finals affects the hobby, a special Logoman edition of Guess That Price and a heated discussion about which beer we'd be drinking in a locker room celebration.

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We travel to every corner of The Hobby on the latest episode of The Hype, starting with a look at brand new Topps Series 2 Baseball and an exciting call up in Cincinnati. Plus, the guys discuss how Messi's move to Miami could finally make MLS cards a must have for soccer collectors, a Select Football preview and an in depth discussion on how Livvy rizzed up Baby Gronk (we have no idea what that means either).

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The NBA Finals tips off tonight, but will collectors care? The guys discuss which Nuggets & Heat stars they would invest in and which ones to sell before the start of game 1. Plus a look at a packed week of new releases, a check in on MLB's biggest stars & rookies as we're a thrid of the way through the baseball season and a special case hits edition of Guess That Price!

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Fanatics continues it's take over of the hobby this week with the surprising news that they acquired the PWCC Marketplace. The guys discuss what's next for the sports giant and how they disrupted the 2023 NFL Rookie Premiere with new exclusive player deals. Plus the Druw Jones Bowman superfracotr was pulled just days shy of the bounty cutoff, so the guys take a look at other cards that recently sold for the bounty prize of $250K and debate which card they'd rather own.

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Basketball cards dominate the discussion on this week's episode of The Hype as Victor Wembanyama is set to land in San Antonio and the long awaited 2021/22 Flawless Basketball is set to drop on Friday. The guys talk about what they expect from Wemby and take a close look at the Logoman checklist from Flawless. Then with the NFL Rookie Premiere set to take place this weekend in LA, the guys take a look at QB's drafted outside of the first 2 rounds to see if anyone could take the league & collectors by surprise.

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The people's tight end George Kittle joins us on the latest edition of The Break Room! George chats with his former 49ers teammate Joe Staley and Mojobreak's own Doug Caskey about his experience at Wrestlemania and adjusting to a new role as a veteran leader. Plus we open some awesome WWE boxes, a rare pack of Pokemon cards and chow down on some spicy jelly beans & bugs when George sits down on the Mojo Hot Seat!

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With less than a week until the NBA Draft Lottery, the guys discuss the most hyped draft prospect in nearly a decade, Victor Wembanyama. The guys talk about which team would be the best destination for him on the court & in the hobby and if there's a chance we won't see his autos in any Panini products. Plus, Draft Kings enters the card breaking space and the guys talk about their least favorite trends in trading cards right now.

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After former NFL pro and infamous card trimmer Evan Mathis went public in a strange video tutorial about card trimming, the guys debate what's acceptable & what's not when it comes to card altering. Plus, Ken Goldin's Netflix show is a mainstream hit, UFC collectors go crazy for Hasbulla cards and the guys play a 2023 Bowman Baseball edition of Guess That Price!

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It's NFL Draft time once again, so the guys get in the spirit and rip some new 2023 Bowman's Best University while previewing this year's stacked class of rookie QB's. Plus a 6 figure bounty is announced for the Druw Jones superfractor auto from 2023 Bowman and another breaker on Whatnot has the guys wondering how many more controversies can the platform withstand.

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It's a battle of the hobby titans on this week's episode of The Hype! Panini fired back at Fanatics with a lawsuit that could rock the sports card world. The guys discuss what it means for collectors, breakers and everyone in the industry. And  we're in the thick of the biggest NBA playoff series in Northern California history, so the guys have to weigh in on the on the court drama between Draymond Green & Damontas Sabonis. All that plus a stroll down Bowman memory lane and why Panini's Prizm Monopoly could be a key to their future.

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It's hoops heaven this week on The Hype as the NBA's 2nd season gets underway and 22/23 Prizm Basketball arrives! Doug, C-Rad & Cody talk about the latest release and preview the NBA Playoffs. Plus, is there trouble brewing at Panini? And how much would you pay to have Mike Trout follow you on Instagram?

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We wrap up a week of Mojo Sessions live from The MINT Collective with two of the best hobby podcasters in the game Mike Gioseffi & Jesse Gibson from Sports Cards Nonsense! Mike & Jesse talk to Doug, Dan & Joe about...well you'll just have to listen to find out. Locker room showers, karaoke memories and a heated conversation about the new ( and immediately abandoned) BGS grading scale, this episode has something for everybody.

 

Check out Mike & Jesse's awesome podcast Sports Card Nonsense from The Ringer wherever you get podcasts.

 

Note: This episode was recorded before Beckett announced their grading scale would not change as they had previsouly said, like literally minutes before.

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One of the OG breakers in the hobby and longtime friend of Mojobreak Rich Layton joins Doug, Dan & Joe Staley from The MINT Collective in Las Vegas! The guys talk about how Layton Sports Cards became one of the biggest names in trading cards and Rich's personal Mt. Rushmore of breakers. And stay tuned until the end as Rich teases a groundbreaking event at Layton Sports Cards in an exclusive announcement!

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We get down with one of the rising stars of the hobby Chad "Cblez" Bleznick on the latest edition of Mojo Sessions live from The MINT Collective in Las Vegas! The guys talk shop with Cblez, get into his growing social media empire and look back at how he's grown up with sports cards.

Follow @cblez on social media and check out Blez Sports Cards!

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Baseball is back and we're hitting the diamond to preview 2023 Bowman Baseball and break down which MLB stars we're buying & selling. Plus, Doug & Dan rip open brand new 2022 Contenders Football, look forward to a couple of high end hobby releases and the guys have an honest discussion about the recent controversies clouding the popular live e-commerce app Whatnot.

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The guys are still recovering from an instant classic between Japan & the US in the World Baseball Classic where Shoehi Ohtani proved once again he is the face of baseball. The guys look take a look at his card market and discuss his way too early Hall of Fame chances. Plus, Ken Goldin's Netflix show has a premiere date, Bronny James's autos are nowhere to be found in Topps Chrome McDonalds All-American set and the guys play a 2022 Prizm Football edition of Guess That Price.

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This week it's all about Prizm, or stuff that looks a whole lot like Prizm. First the guys share their first impressions of one of the most anticipated releases of the football collecting season, 2022 Prizm Football and look at the CRAZY prices Brock Purdy's rookie cards are already selling for. Then, the guys discuss the pros & cons of on card vs sticker autos and wrap things up with a box break of one of the best new products in the hobby, Kakawow Disney 100 trading cards!

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It's the calm before the storm this week, as the guys go over the checklist for one of the hobby's favorite products, Prizm Football. Plus the guys specualte where they think Lamar Jackson will play next season, debate if game used relic cards are superior to player worn and look at how TikTok's ban on box breaks could affect the hobby.

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Doug & Dan are back from the desert for a full report from the 2023 Topps Industry Conference in Arizona. Hear what the guys think of all the latest news from Topps & Fanatics and why all signs are pointing to LeBron James possibly having a new trading card home after this week's news. Plus the guys talk Tom Brady baseball cards, Prizm Monopoly and a massive bounty from the hobby's biggest collector.

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Has the hobby gone crazy or is Mac McClung mania real? The guys talk about the sudden hobby success of the newly minted Slam Dunk champion and compare cards of some of the biggest NBA stars after the All-Star festivities in Utah. Plus, a long awaited return of a hockey hobby favorite and the guys get ready for pring training with a MLB prospect edition of Guess That Price.

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Patrick Mahomes left no doubt that he is the best QB in the NFL this past Sunday with his 2nd Super Bowl victory. But can we already rank him among the best QB's of all time? Doug, Dan & Cody debate where Mahomes ranks and if his cards are worth the hefty invesement. Plus, Michael Rubin had some intersting things to say about the state of the hobby and Cody runs down the most underrated 2023 Topps Series 1 rookies.

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After LeBron became the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, the guys look at his legacy in the hobby, where it goes from here and how much longer he can play at a high level. Plus, Topps reveals a stacked 2023 Series 1 Baseball rookie class, Joe Montana's massive collection of football memorabilia goes up for auction and the guys make their picks for Super Bowl Sunday.

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With news that the NFL GOAT Tom Brady has officially retired (for now), the guys discuss his legacy and specualte how much his cards will rise or fall in price. Plus, who we're buying & selling after NFL Championship weekend, how the Brock Purdy injury will affect his card market and a breaker goes too far with a so-so superfractor.

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As the guys get ready for NFL championship week, Doug, Dan & Cody look back at the headlines on and off the field from the Divisional Round and preview the latest releases in the hobby. Then C-Rad & Cody are joined by TyPez & YG to talk about Joe Burrow, the 22/23 NBA rookie class and the youngsters play their first round of Guess That Price against the reigning champ SixPointFive!

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Dan, C-Rad & Cody talk about the controversies that had the hobby buzzing this week on the latest edition of The Hype! They discuss a Babe Ruth auto from Topps that turned out to be not so authentic and a controversial decision from Leaf that had some of the guys questioning the company's morals. Plus a preview of the newest releases and the guys debate which remaining playoff QB stands above the rest on the field and in the hobby.

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The NFL Playoffs are upon us, and the guys break down which players they're buying, which ones they're selling and which hobby stars have the most to gain on the road to the Super Bowl. Plus, they discuss a loaded week of new releases including the 1st 22/23 NBA set of the season and what the future of NFT collecting looks like after Fanatics reportedly divested from Candy NFT's.

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To kick off the new year, we take one more look back at 2022 and announce the nominees for the best & worst the hobby had to offer in the year that was! What new product surprised us last year? Or did anything actually surprise us in 2022? And what story defined an up & down year in sports cards? We debate all of that plus take a look at Luka & Donovan Mitchell's card market after their incredible performances.

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We wrap up 2022 with a look back at some of our favorite moments from the podcast this year, including a clown move by Doug, Dan's huge hit & our favorite interview from The MINT in Vegas. Plus Dan, C-Rad & Cody preview 2022 Mosaic Football and C-Rad accepts that the Derek Carr era is over for the Raiders.

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We're talking GOATs & GOATs in the making on this week's edition of The Hype! After an incredible World Cup, where does Messi rank among Hobby legends? And how will the 2026 World Cup in North America change the landscape of The Hobby? Plus, Judge's home run ball sells for $1.5 million and Trevor Lawrence finally separates himself from the rest of the 2021 NFL Draft class.

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This week Doug talks to eBay Director of Trading Cards Bob Means about their brand new way of selling & trading cards, the eBay Vault! Bob breaks down what advantages it gives to collectors and how you can start using it today. Plus, the guys talk about this season's slow moving basketball card market and this year's top NFL rookie in the hobby, Brock Purdy (Yeah, we can't believe it either).

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After the guys lament/celebrate Aaron Judge's decision to spurn his hometown Giants and return to the Yankees, they talk about Fanatics latest investment round and what it means for the future of the company & the hobby. Plus, a look at some early secondary market action on 2022 Bowman Chrome prospects and the debate that absolutely no one saw coming before the 2022 NFL season, should you invest in Brock Purdy?

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On this edition of The Hype, it's time to get brutally honest about the state of The Hobby as 2022 comes to a close. Sports card mania slowed down a bit in 2022 and the guys talk about how everyone from influencers, manufacturers, breakers and more responded. Who will be left standing in 2023 and which companies & personalities will be left in the dust? Nothing is off limits in this episode as we dive deep into the good, the bad & the ugly of the sports card world.

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The Hype is back to cure your food coma this Thanksgiving! The guys talk about the possibility of Aaron Judge joining the Giants for a Turkey Day feast, which prospects collectors should be coveting out of this year's Bowman Chrome set and a new buyback program Topps is rolling out to honor the latest MLB MVP's. Plus, after Zach Wilson got benched the Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody discuss their picks for the most disappointing players in #TheHobby since the sports card boom began a few years back.

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The biggest QB's in The Hobby we're making headlines for all the right & wrong reasons in week 10. Doug, Dan & Cody debate the current QB landscape including Josh Allen's rough stretch, why Patrick Mahomes might actually be underrated and the return of one of the most controversial QB's in the game. Plus, 2022 Allen & Ginter drops this week but as of our recording we still didn't know which non-baseball subjects are in the set! We talk about why the checklist dropped so late and which celebs we'd love to see in this or a future release. Then Cody hosts a Guess That Price showdown between Doug & Dan!

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The Hobby was rocked by yet another scandal this week when it was revealed that  collectors could pick out Kaboom case hit cards from 2021/22 Crown Royale Basketball boxes by identifying the serial number on the box. The guys talk about the reaction from collectors, how many other products are affected and how this happened in the first place. Plus, we take a look at a couple of huge basketball card auctions, talk about a huge week for Justin Fields collectors and open up a box of brand new 2022 Prizm World Cup Soccer!

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Bryce Harper is having a postseason run for the history books, but are his cards still undervalued? Doug, Dan & Cody talk about Harper's place in  The Hobby and how a World Series win would change it. Plus the guys discuss which surprise QB they're investing in right now and we open up brand new Topps Star Wars Chrome Black! Make sure to comment on YouTube with your favorite Star Wars character for a chance to win the cards we pulled!

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Legend of the music & sports card world DJ Skee is our guest this week on The Hype! Skee dropped by to help us celebrate Loupe's 2 year anniversary and give away some incredible prizes on the stream. Doug & Cody talked to him about music, sports, business and much more! Plus we discuss the ever changing hierarchy of QB's in the hobby after Bill Belichick's surprising decision to bench Mac Jones and we take a look at which players (and a manager) have the most to gain in this year's fall classic.

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The NBA season has arrived, and Doug, Dan, C-Rad & Cody take a look at the rookies to watch, the stars on the move and breakout players to watch in the hobby for the 2022/23 season. Plus, the guys look cards of some of the NFL's rising stars in buy, sell or hold and discuss more fallout from the in depth investigation & allegations against Backyard Breaks.

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It wouldn't be a week in #TheHobby without a little drama, and there was plenty of it on this week's episode of The Hype. The guys talk about more allegations of "juiced" cases being thrown at a major breaker and why baseball players seemed to be at their breaking point with adult autograph seekers this week. Plus, a look at how much Julio Rodriguez SP's are selling for a week after Silver Packs arrived and another round of Guess That Price hosted this time by Doug!

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We go around the world for this week's episode, literally. World Cup mania is set to take the Hobby by storm, and the guys talk about which teams collectors will be keeping a close eye on come November. Plus, Kenny Pickett & Bailey Zappe were the 1st rookie QB's to take the field in 2022, will either one become worth investing in? And Cody breaks down some of the MLB postseason stars to watch this October and revelals which surprise team could be the best investment opportunity for collectors.

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The NFL season is only 3 weeks old, but have we seen enough to believe Trevor Lawrence has figured it out in the pros? We talk about the top pick from the 2021 Draft and what the future of his card market could look like in this week's Mojobreak Blitz. Plus, a look at this week's football card releases, Twitter drama from a hobby CEO and a special preview of the Las Vegas Card Show coming October 6-8!

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