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Mike Sommer from the WaxPackHero blog shares all the strategies he uses to create a hobby that pays for itself. Discover how to turn one person’s unwanted cards into treasured additions to your own collection. The podcast will be a combination of both the hobby and business sides of collecting, and ultimately will help you buy, sell, and trade your way into a collection you’ll love. Hit subscribe and get ready to have some fun collecting cards!
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WaxPackHero Sports Card Minute Mike Sommer

    • Hobbies
    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

Mike Sommer from the WaxPackHero blog shares all the strategies he uses to create a hobby that pays for itself. Discover how to turn one person’s unwanted cards into treasured additions to your own collection. The podcast will be a combination of both the hobby and business sides of collecting, and ultimately will help you buy, sell, and trade your way into a collection you’ll love. Hit subscribe and get ready to have some fun collecting cards!
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/waxpackhero/support

    Matt Sammon from the Wax Ecstatic Podcast - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 110

    Matt Sammon from the Wax Ecstatic Podcast - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 110

    Today I welcome fellow sports card podcaster Matt Sammon to the show.

    Matt is the host of the Wax Ecstatic podcast where he celebrates a variety of sets from the 50s-90s.  We discuss the origins of the show, how it has changed over time, and why he has such an affinity for the cards and players from the past.

    You can find the Wax Ecstatic podcast at this link, and you can follow Matt on Twitter at his handle @WaxandGumStains.

    Sponsors of this Episode:

    COMC.com

    Underdog Collectibles



    You can also support the show by using the following affiliate links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies!

    Topps.com

    Sportlots.com

    eBay.com

    Amazon.com

    Fanatics.com




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    • 29 min
    The Rise of On-Demand Sets - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 109

    The Rise of On-Demand Sets - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 109

    Over the last few years, we’ve seen more and more on-demand products released by the card manufacturers.    Panini, Topps, and Leaf all have their own versions of these products, and I’ve begun experimenting with them as a resale strategy in early 2021.

    Today, I share which products I’ve been testing, and I cover what seems to be working and what isn’t gaining steam.

    If you want to learn more about the sets I’ve been buying you can check out my blog posts which give a run down of each along with print runs in a photo checklist:

    Topps Game Within the Game

    Topps WWE Living Set

    Topps x Sports Illustrated

    Leaf Pro Set 

    Topps has a ton of other options out there covering soccer, WWE, F1, and even Garbage Pail Kids.



    Sponsors of this Episode:

    COMC.com

    Underdog Collectibles



    You can also support the show by using the following affiliate links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies!

    Topps.com

    Sportlots.com

    eBay.com

    Amazon.com

    Fanatics.com


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    • 18 min
    A Beckett Baseball Rewind - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 108

    A Beckett Baseball Rewind - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 108

    In this Episode, I dug out a few old issues of Beckett Baseball Monthly to see what the hobby world was like back when I was in high school during the 90s.
    Sit back and enjoy the walk down memory lane.  After you’re done, reach out and let me know what your collecting memories are from that era!
    Sponsors of this episode:
    COMC.com
    Underdog Collectibles

    You can also support the show by using the following affiliate links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies!
    Topps.com
    Sportlots.com
    eBay.com
    Amazon.com
    Fanatics.com

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    • 18 min
    Collectable CEO Ezra Levine - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 107

    Collectable CEO Ezra Levine - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 107

    Today we talk with the Collectable CEO Ezra Levine!  His company takes iconic high value cards and provides fractional ownership opportunities to collectors.  It’s an entirely new way to participate in the hobby.

    We discuss his background, the origin of Collectable, how you buy and sell your fractional shares, and more!

    If you want to dig deeper, check them out at Collectable.com.

    Sponsors of this Episode:

    COMC.com

    Underdog Collectibles

    You can also support the show by using the following affiliate links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies!

    Topps.com

    Sportlots.com

    eBay.com

    Amazon.com

    Fanatics.com


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    • 32 min
    1972-73 Topps Basketball - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 106

    1972-73 Topps Basketball - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 106

    The 1972-73 Topps set has become my favorite vintage basketballs set .  In this episode, I break down the set and tell the story of how I came across a large lot of these and have been working to track down the remaining cards I need to complete my set.

    Here is a link to the blog post where I covered the set if you want to see more!

    Sponsors of this episode:

    COMC.com

    Underdog Collectibles

    You can also support the show by using the following affiliate links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies!

    Topps.com

    Sportlots.com

    eBay.com

    Amazon.com

    Fanatics.com


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    • 12 min
    Greg Larson: Author of Clubbie - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 105

    Greg Larson: Author of Clubbie - WaxPackHero Podcast Episode 105

    Today I welcome author Greg Larson!  He recently released Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir.

    Greg recaps the two seasons he spent as the clubhouse attendant for the the Aberdeen IronBirds.  He takes us behind the scenes to see what minor league life is like for the players, coaches, and stadium staff.  We discuss his experience, the impact those two seasons had on his relationships, as well as how those two seasons influenced his view of baseball today.

    Check it the interview and then check out the book!

    Sponsors of this Episode:

    COMC.com

    Underdog Collectibles

    You can also support the show by using the following affiliate links if you are in the market for some cards or supplies!

    Topps.com

    Sportlots.com

    eBay.com

    Amazon.com

    Fanatics.com


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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

kzoo michael ,

Very informative and helpful

I recently found this podcast and only listen to three episodes so far but definitely helpful and this is coming from somebody who sold online for 25 years and owned a store for two years. Been collecting since 1975 and already found a couple of helpful hints in my collecting and selling.
Keep up the great work(pkerplyr on sportlots and eBay)

vwong19 ,

Must Listen for Returning Collector

I just got back into collecting cards after a long break in collecting during the junk card period. Was gifted the first Gwynn Project 2020 from my brother and didn’t think much of it, but last month when I saw what was available my collecting instinct took over. While buying Project 2020 cards, I discovered the Topps Living Set and as a result I discovered Waxpackhero which also had a blog on the set.

The podcast is easy to listen to, well produced, concise and covers many interesting topics relevant to the hobby. I’ve enjoyed learning from each episode and look forward to hearing more from Mike Sommer.

mjr1974 ,

Great Interview With D.J. From Panini!

I really thought the interview was outstanding. Very insightful and D.J. Seemed like a straightforward cool guy. You continue to bring great content to your podcast week after week and I look forward to each episode. Keep up the great work!- BuffaloMike

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