Episode 7: Get Your Popcorn Ready

After taking the month of October off to work on a few other projects we are back with a super long November episode.  Chris, Tamer and Clint Yeager get together to pretend like they know what they are talking about.

I tried super hard to edit out all the political stuff, if something managed to sneak in I apologize.

This episode starts off with the ongoing saga of Jerry Jones vs The NFL and Roger Goodell and the fall out over the suspension of Ezekiel Elliot.  What does this mean for the Cowboys?  What does it mean for the NFL as a whole?  Do we get to see Jerry and Arthur Blank get into a fist fight?

The season end MLB awards are out and Jose Altuve wins the AL MVP over the slugger Aaron Judge.

The Atlanta Braves are in for a rough few years.

2017 Topps Gallery is out.  It’s a retail exclusive and I really like that.

We talk about the implementation of a scammers list from a Facebook site.  And guess what?  Your host is on it!

We talk to Drew Herndon of the Let Me Get That Podagraph podcast and admin of the Sports Card Scammers Exposed!! facebook group.

Last we bring in my good friends Christopher Francis and Sam Banks to talk about 2017 WWE Survivor Series.

Episode 6: Sorry I Called Shenanigans on That Guy

Chris teams up with Tanner “Mouschi” Jones and Original FCB Member Clint “notyomommasclint” Yeager on this episode of the podcast.

Subjects include…

Tanner’s Customs

Some of the nice hits coming out of 2017 Topps products like Triple Threads, Heritage and Gold Label.

eBay’s new aggressive fee avoidance policy.

Matt Olson’s peculiar stat line.

Some of the offerings on VintageBreaks.com

At the end is an interview with Leighton Sheldon of Vintage Breaks / Just Collect that you won’t want to miss.

Episode 5: Out-takes, Buster Posey Can’t Hit Triples and is Therefore Bad at Baseball

Sometimes before we start talking about the agenda of the podcast we get off talking about a tangent.  Sometimes it’s fit for publication.  If politics are involved it’s usually not.

This is a case where we get involved in some hyperbole concerning the best catcher in baseball Buster Posey.

Episode 5: A Bryce Harper Superfractor, Griffey Piece of History and Brent Williams

Episode 5 with just a Ridiculous Bryce Harper Superfractor listing on ebay.

Seriously, that’s a landmark card of this era and there is only 1 of it.

A Griffey APOH hits new highs at Huggins and Scott Auction house.

Special Guest this episode is mass case buster Brent Williams of Brent & Becca.

Episode 4: Baseball America Top 100 List and Panini with Dak Prescott

Tamer and I go through the threads including the Panini Dak Prescott Issue.

Particularly something pointed out by 49ers corner Eric Davis on Colin Cowherd’s show.  His statement was that his agent contacted him saying that he had 5000 autographs due.  He replied that he wasn’t doing that and his agent told him to do 100 and he will “take care” of the rest.

Clues point to those autos being for Classic Pro Line autographs as pictured here along with two other in person autograph cards.

Look at the classic and then look at the other two and tell me which ones you think are real.  I do not think they were signed by the same person.  I suppose this is what “take care of it” means.

We talk about the message boards ignore feature.

2017 Bowman Platinum Wal-Mart Exclusive and a Group Break that we are running.

A “Scumbag Move” involving a Pat Neshek card.

Prospect Guru JP Schwartz joins us to talk about Baseball America’s top 100 Mid-season Prospect lists.

Episode 3: Group Breaks with Mojo Breaks

Segment 1

Chris and Tim talk about FCB Threads like…

Tim Tebow’s Topps MiLB card

2017 Bowman Mega Boxes

FCB User BMP1 picking up a 52 Mantle

A teaser for episode 4 and 5’s The Creators Edition Podcast episodes

And lastly a good chat with Mojo Break.com one of the true innovators of the Internet group break.

Apologies to Just Collect .com as the interview sound file was unreadable.  Will have them back on in a future podcast very soon.

Episode 2: Steve Grad From Pawn Stars and Beckett Authentication, Fan Flow’s Chris Crocker

We dig deep into the FCB Threads and talk about…

The Junk Wax Era

Reactions to BIG HITS in hobby boxes

Top Notch Sy’s Jackie Robinson Yearbook

Is this Elanor Roosevelt autograph real?

2017 Topps Inception Baseball

In segment 2 Chris talks to Beckett Authentication Service’s Steve Grad aka That guy from Pawn Stars.

We take a good look at the autograph authentication industry and what to look for as a collector in your signed item.  Steve has a lot of knowledge so this episode is jammed full of factoids.

Segment 3 features an innovative tech start up that aims to be a memorabilia platform in Fan Flow.  Former NFL Safety Chris Crocker (Bengals, Falcons and Browns) offers an inside look at his new business as he attempts to bridge the gap (or flow if you will) of the collector to the talent.  It’s refreshing to hear him talk about the experience of getting an autograph and how technology can bring you closer to the autograph process.


Episode 1: Bowman With Chrome and JP Schwartz, Jeromy Murray Beckett Grading Services

Chris and Tim talk about a few forum threads…

The Vintage and Hall of Fame Patch Thread

Razor-Z’s Great Perfect Strangers Custom

We also talk about restarting the FCB Hot List in a community format with involvement for YOU the forum member.

Chris talks with Beckett VP Jeromy Murray who is the main guy at Beckett Grading Services who kinda pulls back the curtain a bit on their operation.  This is a very informative interview with some great information.


Tamer and Chris talk with forum prospect guru JP Schwartz about this years release of the 2017 Bowman With Chrome checklist

The Topps Company Mike Trout extend exclusive agreement

The Topps Company Mike Trout extend exclusive agreement


(November 21, 2016) – Mike Trout, one of the most vibrant Major League Baseball stars in the game continues exclusive partnership with Topps, one of the most iconic names in baseball.


Trout, the 2014 and 2016 American League MVP, and The Topps Company, the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, are proud to continue their partnership where Topps is the exclusive home of Trout’s autograph trading cards for years to come.


Trout, the Angels’ superstar outfielder, has been one of the most exciting players since his 2011 MLB debut. Trout won the American League Rookie of the Year in 2012, captured MVP honors in 2014 and 2016, and finished second in MVP voting three other times – in just his first five years.


“Topps has been my home since I was drafted,” Trout said. “I’m so happy to be part of the Topps family and look forward to working with this innovative company for many years.”


Trout’s baseball cards and collectibles have been incredibly popular with baseball fans since his Bowman prospect cards released in 2009. When Trout’s rookie cards hit the market in 2011, frenzied baseball fans clamored for any cards available, making them very highly sought after collectibles


“We are excited to continue our partnership with Mike Trout,” said David Leiner, Topps Vice President and General Manager of the North American Sports and Entertainment division. “Beyond being a great player, he’s been a tremendous ambassador for the game, and brings joy and excitement to baseball fans everywhere.”

The Topps Company Signs Derek Jeter to Autograph Deal

The Topps Company Signs Derek Jeter to an Autographed Trading Card Deal for the First Time in Over a Decade

(November 15, 2016, New York, NY) – The Topps Company, the exclusive trading card partner of Major League Baseball, is excited to announce the signing of former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter to a multi-year autograph trading card deal today.

Jeter’s autographs return to Topps products for the first time in over a decade. The addition of the former Yankees captain, one of the greatest players of his generation, will elevate future Topps releases even further.

Jeter’s first autographed cards will appear in 2016 Topps® Dynasty™ Baseball and 2016 Topps® Baseball Transcendent Collection™. He will also be featured in 2017 Topps products, starting with 2017 Topps Baseball Series 1, available February 1, 2017, and 2016 ToppsTribute® Baseball.

To celebrate Jeter’s return to Topps, all fans accessing the Topps BUNT® digital trading card app this week, will receive an exclusive digital version of Jeter’s iconic 1993 Topps rookie card. Exclusive new digital designs featuring Jeter will debut in Topps BUNT starting Friday, November 25.

Jeter, who retired in 2014, finished his career as the all-time Yankees hits leader with 3,465. He has five World Series titles, earned the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 1996, and won MLB All-Star Game MVP and World Series MVP in 2000

“Adding Derek Jeter autographs to our trading card products will be thrilling for collectors,” said David Leiner, Vice President and General Manager of North American Sports & Entertainment at Topps. “He is one of the most prolific and well-known players of our time, and his addition is one collectors will be clamoring for.

Look for 2016 Topps® Dynasty™ Baseball on shelves on December 7 and the extravagant 2016 Topps® Baseball Transcendent Collection™ on December 9.