For the Hobby was started out of our love of collecting cards. Our mission is to uplift and elevate the sports card hobby by connecting with like-minded people, telling great stories, highlighting our favorite cards, collectors, and talking about everything that makes the hobby great.
For the Hobby Episode 8 • Dr. James Beckett
On For the Hobby Episode 8 I talk to a pioneer in the hobby. Jim Beckett founded Beckett price guide and Beckett Grading Services and was a trailblazer in creating hobby content and bringing value to the cards we all love today. We talk about his origin story, his time with Beckett, leadership, mentorship, and more.
For the Hobby Episode 7 • Arena Design (Jean & Earl)
Timestamps: 0:03 – Intro 0:53 – Origin Stories 3:38 – Together 4:40 – Atlantic City to Fleer 8:24 – The Fleer Work 23:23 – Gold Medallion Michael Jordan 24:47 – Pushing the Envelope (Innovation) 34:48 – Bringing Concepts to Life 39:30 – "Working was Happiness" 41:30 – BIG NEWS! 43:36 – The Best Feeling 46:11 – Show Me Some Cards 52:58 - Rapid Fire 59:20 - Final Words
For the Hobby Episode 6 • Coleman Cards
On For the Hobby Episode 6 I talk to my good friend Michael Coleman aka Coleman Cards. We talk about how on fire cards are at the moment, one of his Phoenix Suns players Devin Booker, and we show off some cards. He also talks about one of his biggest come ups from grading and the mentorship of Rob from Burbank Sports Cards. -- Timestamps: 2:15 – Cards are on fire 5:28 – How fun is collecting cards? 8:21 – I show some cards (TMac, Giannis, Dirk, Booker) 11:06 – Devin Booker 18:07 – Show Me Some Cards 22:53 – Rapid Fire Questions 28:24 – Burbank Sports Cards 30:24 – Best Come up from Grading 33:44 – What have you learned from Burbank Rob? 34:42 – If Coleman Opened a Card Shop 35:32 – Final Words 37:16 – If Coleman was the Hobby Commissioner
For the Hobby Episode 5 • The Starting 5
On For the Hobby Episode 5 I talk to 5 of my favorite collectors in the entire hobby. I interview Chris McGill (@chris_hoj), Grant Slayton (@waldorfstories), Josh Johnson (@cardboard_chronicles), Dave (@thehobbyist23), and Rodman Martinez (@rodmanpc). We talk about a variety of fun topics and I end every interview by asking their All-Time NBA starting 5. -- Timestamps: 0:33 – Intro | 2:33 – Chris McGill: Why Do basketball Cards Matter? | 10:23 - The Importance of Social Media | 14:50 - MJ vs LeBron vs Kobe | 16:54 – Chris’ All-Time NBA Starting 5 | 17:48 - Grant Slayton: Caught the Bug | 19:48 – What Led to 90s Card Popularity? | 24:47 – Arena Card Design | 28:19 – Grant’s All-Time NBA Starting 5 | 29:29 – Josh Johnson: Origin Story | 34:01 – Camaraderie and Curating Collectors | 39:28 – Josh’s Personal Collection | 45:20 – The Goodwill LeBron Story | 49:19 - Josh’ All-Time NBA Starting 5 | 51:31 – Dave: Origin Story | 54:45 – Finding a $2,000 Card in Your Childhood Binder | 57:37 – How We Met | 1:01:!2 – Favorite Things About the Hobby | 1:09:46 – Some of Dave’s Favorite Cards | 1:12:48 – Roman Martinez: Falling in Love with Basketball Cards | 1:17:15 – Formulating Your Taste | 1:18:12 – Sharing your Collection journey | 1:21:04 – Original Binder Magic | 1:24:31 – Rodman’s All-Time NBA Starting 5 |
For the Hobby Episode 4 • The Brett Favre Episode
On For the Hobby Episode 4 we talk about everything Brett Favre. I interview my Dad, Mississippi Favre collector Sean McCarthy, Wisconsin native Grant Slayton (@waldorfstories), and I share my conversation with Jim Beckett from his podcast titled "Sports Card Insights." We talk about what made Brett so compelling, his career with the Packers, collecting his cards, and more. Thanks for listening. Feel free to follow us at: @for.the.hobby (or my personal ( @jordanhagedorn ) or shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Timestamps: 0:33 - Episode Overview | 1:13 - Brett Favre Connection Backstory | 3:28 - Interview with Dad | 14:23 - Conversation with Mississippi Favre Collector Sean McCarthy | 26:33 - Chat with Wisconsin native Grant Slayton ( @waldorfstories ) | 36:09 - My sit down with Jim Beckett ( From Episode 165 of his Sports Card Insights Podcast ) | 49:03 - Closing thoughts |
For the Hobby Episode 3 • The Michael Jordan Episode
On Episode 3 of the For the Hobby Podcast we talk about everything Michael Jordan. Along with special guest Chris McGill of The House of Jordans Podcast, we talk about the Michael Jordan card landscape, what makes 90’s cards so great, how we got started collecting Jordan cards, a great basketball card collector named Nat Turner, what we love about collecting Jordan / what a collection represents, the MJ card market, The Last Dance, and the #3JordanCards movement. You can find Chris on Instagram at @chris_hoj and The House of Jordans Podcast on Apple Podcasts. We appreciate you listening and would love to hear from you. Email: email@example.com | Instagram: @jordanhagedorn Timestamps: 0:45 - Episode Overview | 2:20 - Intro / Meeting Backstory | 4:05 - Michael Jordan Card Landscape | 8:28 - Michael Jordan Baseball Cards | 15:36 - Introspection of 90’s Cards | 18.41 - Our Origin Stories | 28:02 - What We Love About Collecting Michael Jordan Cards (98-99 Fleer Ultra / Masterpiece 1 of 1) | 33:08 - All-time Great Collector Nat Turner | 35:17 - Air Jordan shoes worn on 98-98 Fleer Ultra | 38:12 - Connection to Jordan Moments and Moments of Acquisition | 40:18 - What a Collection Represents | 42:06 - What Factors are Influencing the Jordan Card Market? | 44:23 - We Discuss The Last Dance Docuseries | 53:24 - What Are Your Favorite 3 JORDAN CARDS? #3JordanCards | 56:47 - My #JordanCards | 1:02:58 - Final Thoughts.
We all needed this...
Jordan takes a humble and recognizable approach to the hobby. His guests are second to none. The stories are as real as they come. Anyone who has taken 10 seconds to admire a sports card owes this a listen. 5 stars and two thumbs up!
Love this guy