Episodes
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.
Published 07/27/21
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
Published 05/14/21
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...
Published 10/29/20
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...
Published 07/08/20
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...
Published 04/15/20
Published 04/15/20
On Episode 2 of the For the Hobby Podcast I sat down with Rob Springs who is the Director of Football Product Development at Panini. On this episode we talk about Rob’s rich history in the industry, he tells an amazing story about 1996 Topps Chrome, the 2020 NFL Draft Class + 2020 Panini Football plans, and more. Thanks to Rob for taking the time and all of you who continue to support. We appreciate the love! Please feel free to share these episodes with people who enjoy cards and want to get...
Published 04/15/20
On Episode 1 of the For the Hobby Podcast I share a thoughtful conversation with Josh Johnson of Cardboard Chronicles and Chris McGill of The House of Jordans Podcast. We talk about the health of the hobby, our favorite things in the hobby, our personal collections, Kobe's impact on the world, and more. This is the foundational episode of the For the Hobby Podcast and I'm grateful for Josh (@cardboard_chronicles) and Chris (@chris_hoj) for taking the time to be the first guests. To all of...
Published 04/15/20