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.
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...
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...