Matt Maldre

Professional scorecard recorder. Lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. Loves well-worn baseball cards. Follow me on twitter: @57hits

Long-term value of digital trading cards

I discovered that Topps has its own NFT baseball cards based on the “WAX” blockchain. Called “TOPPS MLB SERIES 1 NFT COLLECTION”, they were released April 16, 2021. Topps released 50,000 standard packs with six digital collectibles for $4.99 each, along with 25,000 premium packs with 45 collectibles each for $99.99 apiece. The super-high-end cards …

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Comparing franchise impact of Joc Pederson and Kyle Schwarber (and their autographs)

» Listen to this blog post as a podcast. In the offseason, the Cubs let Kyle Schwarber go. A couple months later, the Cubs sign Joc Pederson. Their numbers are practically identical. If you squint, Pederson’s numbers look a bit better. When you look at Joc Pederson’s most similar players on baseball-reference, the very first player…. …

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