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GUEST SUBMISSIONS - Chris Carlin on the evolving PSA customer experience
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24:44In this edition of Guest Submissions, Collectors & PSA Director of Customer Care Chris Carlin joins the show. Chris became a giant in the industry over the past two decades during his time at Upper Deck. In the past year since coming to Collectors, he has not only gone all in on new collecting ventures to learn everything about PSA’s services and processes from the customer POV, but also used that intel and brought his wealth of experience over to help the company’s customer support efforts take major strides forward. He discusses it all, including some notable glimpses at what lies ahead in 2023 and beyond as the customer experience at PSA only continues to improve. FOLLOW & CONTACT CHRIS VIA TWITTER
THE INDEX - The hobby's biggest movers in February 2023
37:18Welcome to the first installment of The Index, where we discuss the previous month in the hobby from the vantage point of price data and market trends, provided by CardLadder. This includes notable auction prices realized and market swings, both by player and by card. February 2023's notes we'll dive into with Chris McGill include a massive Mickey Mantle sale, what to make of Trae Young from a hobby perspective and much more.
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HIT DRAFT - Baseball is in the air
31:16In the first installment of HIT DRAFT, with Spring Training now underway, hosts Ryan Greene, Jack Archer and Chris McGill build their baseball grail collections in this 3-round snake draft. The curated draft pool features beautiful and unique items of some of the game's top names in the eyes of hobbyists, from hot talent Julio Rodriguez to bona fide superstar slugger Aaron Judge.
Ep. 55 - The Super Bowl QB hit draft!
36:42Super Bowl weekend is upon us, and to get ready with a good hobby twist, hosts Ryan Greene, Jack Archer and Chris McGill dive into another perfectly curated hit draft, this time featuring nine grails of Super Bowl QBs both present and past. Also, an NBA-focused installment of Stock Up / Stock Down, including the hobby impact of both the Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant trades that went down this week.
Ep. 54 - Diving into the Goldin Marketplace with Ross Hoffman
19:56Last month, Goldin unveiled a pair of new, attractive buying/selling platforms for those in the hobby, each offering something for every collector - the Goldin Marketplace and Goldin Weekly Auctions. For buyers and sellers alike, this launch is the latest major development from Collectors in creating the full, frictionless experience that connects PSA grading, the Collectors Vault and now buying and selling with an industry leader. Goldin CEO Ross Hoffman took the time to join The PSA Pod to discuss the new platforms in-depth, including current key features and what lies ahead as the Goldin customer experience continues to develop and grow.
Ep. 53 - The ultimate NBA All-Star starters hit draft!
34:49Before diving fully into the upcoming Super Bowl match-up from the hobby perspective - though we do give a taste this week - the guys are headed to the hardwood for the ultimate hit draft, featuring the just-announced starters in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game. The selection includes true grails, RPAs, unique 1/1s and much more, featuring some of the biggest names in both the game and in basketball cards.
Ep. 52 - Is Brock Purdy for real? An expert weighs in
22:10Even without several of his key flagship rookie cards on the market yet, Brock Purdy's name is front and center in just about every hobby discussion right now. But is the 49ers' rookie QB going to be a legit, long-term fixture under center for the 49ers? What does his ceiling look like? And what does his emergence mean for Trey Lance moving forward? X's and O's expert Brett Kollman joins the show to weigh in on all of it, with insights that can help any collector trying to figure out what to make of the NFL's most buzzworthy rookie QB. 🎥 Check out Brett Kollman's content on YouTube 📲 Follow Brett Kollman on Twitter
Ep. 51 - Buy, Trade or Hold: NFL Playoffs Edition
42:38The field of teams vying to be raising the Lombardi Trophy in Arizona in early February is now down to eight, and the first weekend of the NFL Playoffs saw results with significant hobby implications. Hosts Ryan Greene & Jack Archer venture into "Buy, Trade or Hold" when it comes to several names drawing attention heading into the Divisional round. Does Trevor Lawrence have more magic in him? How are you feeling right now if you're a Lamar Jackson collector? Those and much more, plus an in-depth conversation with PSA President Ryan Hoge, discussing topics from PSA now imaging all cards authenticated & graded in 2023 to the highly-anticipated launch of the Goldin Marketplace.
Ep. 50 - Talking ticket collecting & grading with Darren Rovell
26:44Collecting moments in history can include those across many genres - from sports to politics to pop culture - and even those unique instances and events that see them intersect. Few collectors in recent years have showcased this more prominently than Darren Rovell. He is the well-known Sports Business Reporter for Action Network by day, while simultaneously building one of the most impressive collections of PSA-authenticated & graded tickets that you will ever come across. While visiting the PSA facilities in Southern California, Darren took some time to join hosts Ryan Greene & Jack Archer in The PSA Pod studio. This deep dive into the world of ticket collecting includes the stories behind some of Darren's favorite items, why he's so passionate on this unique corner of the hobby and much more. 👉 FOLLOW DARREN ROVELL ON TWITTER 👉 FOLLOW DARREN ROVELL ON INSTAGRAM
Ep. 49 - Herbert vs. T-Law: _____ winning would be better for the hobby
43:16In 2023's first episode of The PSA Pod, hosts Ryan Greene, Jack Archer & Chris McGill explore who is hot and who is not to kick off the year in the hobby, beginning with a look at the NFL playoff picture. Leading the way is this weekend's Justin Herbert & Trevor Lawrence showdown in Jacksonville, with some big hobby implications on the line, as well. Plus, closer looks at the likes of Tyrese Haliburton, Alexander Ovechkin, Aaron Rodgers, Devin Booker and more. It all culminates with a Hit Draft featuring this week's subjects ... with a couple of fun twists.