About CardLines

CardLines, the leader in sports card and collecting information.

Since 2020, Cardlines.com has provided our readers with quality content, information, and entertainment on a variety of topics related to the sports card, trading card and collecting world. Our team of writers and experts have decades of experience in writing and collecting and want to share that information and knowledge with our readers.

In addition to being collectors first, we have some staff with a history as card dealers and sellers. It is this experience that provides our staff a unique perspective on the business side of collecting and strive to share that insight with our readers and bring our readers in and all angles of the industry.

Our integrity is very important to us and drives all of the decisions and the reporting that we do on CardLines, to give you the truth, educated opinions, and commentary that you can count on. Contact Us.

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In addition to following our latest articles on CardLines, be sure to keep with us through our various social media channels, where you can find info about the latest CardLines articles, news and supplementary CardLines content!


With over 1,000 followers, the CardLines YouTube channel is a great place to go for some of the hottest videos on what’s happening in the hobby. Featuring CardLines’ Jesse Haynes, he breaks down what you need to know in easy-to-understand language with his trademark humor and a winning smile.

Look out for our weekly news recap, instructional, reviews and much more. If you are in a hurry, CardLines YouTube shorts are an excellent way to get information in a quick an efficient way.

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At CardLines, we strive to offer our Instagram followers a unique and engaging experience, by bringing the fast-growing CardLines community together. That’s why we curate a diverse range of content on our Instagram page to inspire, uplift, and entertain you.

On Instagram, you can expect to find a mix card reviews, predictions, features on top players, and tips on how you can make the most of your collecting experience. You’ll stay up to date with the latest product releases, exclusive promotions, and even have the chance to participate in exciting giveaways.

Join our Instagram community today and let us inspire you to spread joy, one card at a time!


CardLines Twitter feed is a one-stop resource where sports card enthusiasts, collectors, and industry insiders can stay informed and engaged with the top stories in the hobby. With our finger on the pulse of the trading card world, we provide regular updates on the latest news, trends, and releases in the hobby.

Whether it’s breaking news about highly sought-after cards, insightful analysis of market developments, our Twitter feed is a valuable resource for anyone passionate about sports card collecting.

Furthermore, we actively interact with our followers, answering questions, fostering discussions, and building a vibrant community of collectors. By following CardLines on Twitter, you’ll have a front-row seat to all the exciting happenings in the sports card industry and be part of a like-minded community that shares your passion.

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Meet the Cardlines team

Jesse Haynes

Jesse Haynes is the co-founder of Solaro Shades, an Amazon #1 Bestselling novelist, and a lifelong sports card collector. His nonfiction work has been featured in Forbes, Inc., MarketWatch and more.  At CardLines, Jesse’s specialties are basketball and football cards, not to mention making informative video and Instagram content.


Nicole Cahill

Nicole Cahill is a freelance writer with recent bylines at Pitcher List and Fish On First and also works at a local card shop. She’s a baseball fanatic, mental health advocate, and Zack Greinke’s biggest fan. You can find her on Twitter at @NicoleCahill_ and Bluesky at @NicoleCahill.bsky.social.

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim is the emeritus editor of Cardlines. He continues to write for several hobby outlets, including this one and Cardbase. He collects primarily vintage baseball and soccer and has a weird obsession with 1971 Topps.

In his spare time, Shaiel is sobbing into his bourbon when the Mets lose and playing Dungeons and Dragons. In a past life, Dr. Ben-Ephraim was a political science professor, journalist, and diplomat. But cards are more fun.


Mike D

Mike D. has collected cards for over 35 years, since he bought his first pack of Topps at the corner store in 1987. His fandom,  collecting interests, and contributions to Cardlines center around baseball in general and the Baseball Hall of Fame specifically.

Mike‘s collecting focus is centered on graded cards, mostly rookie cards, of Hall of Famers and future Hall of Famers. Lately, he’s been enjoying dabbling in graded minor league cards. A collector/investor with a “buy and hold” approach, Mike takes the long-term view with his collection.


Brian Marshall

Brian’s a Denver based freelance writer, who’s interested in all things Denver sports. He’s an NBA aficionado who still can’t get over Derrick Rose’s ACL tear, and will happily debate anyone who doesn’t believe that Nikola Jokic is the greatest basketball player on the planet.

John Bassey

John is a freelance writer and founder of WordCraft Consult, a consultancy that provides expert writing services and enhances youth engagement in reading. With six years of writing experience and over 300 clients, He has made significant contributions as a content writer for several brands, such as Tech Triangle, KBO Bikes, Dolls Magazine, and, more recently, Cardlines.

John has a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and an enduring passion for creating content.  He is  currently dedicated to nurturing WordCraft while advancing appreciation for collectibles and literature through highly informative articles.  – LinkedIn

Peter Fryers

Former bookmaker and journalist Pete has been writing in the online igaming space for the past decade and has recently branched out into the exciting world of sports card collecting which is currently enjoying a boom! He is also a big fan of Darts, Football, Rugby, Golf and Cricket among others, these days he prefers watching, writing and wagering over competing.

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Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas became active in the organized trading card hobby in 1975.  Non-Sport Update magazine employed him as a general assignment writer and blogger for over 25 years, and he published TradingCardHobbyist.com, a non-sport news site during the 2000’s.  Thomas currently freelances as an editor for game card manufacturers.

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Paul Hickey

Paul Hickey is the creator of the Sports Card Investment Report at NoOffseason.com, and the host of the Sports Card Strategy Show on Apple PodcastsSpotify and YouTube. He can be found on Instagram at @sportscardstrategy and on Twitter @nooffseasoncard.

What do our readers have to say about Cardlines?

Being an aging fellow who has been away from collecting for a couple decades, but recently decided to to get back into this hobby. Boy oh boy has it changed from the days I recall. The amount of products out there is astonishing and especially the amount of “parallels”. However, after discovering Cardlines and their emails and Youtube postings it has helped me to focus on where I want and should be regarding what I wish to collect. Thank you all for all you do for us collectors and look forward to all the knowledge you can send our way!

Rick F.

CardLines Reader

I truly enjoy reading or watching cardlines when new information comes out. It is actually the only sport card email that I actually open up and read. Your information is simple, concise and packed with good info. I will continue to support cardlines because of the quality information you guys provide, such as investment information to what’s happening in the sports card world. Everything I need for sports card information is with Cardlines! Thank you guys keep up the good work!

Collin Davidson

CardLines Reader

I am a 60 year old Army retiree. I opened my first pack of 1970 Topps football as a 7 year old growing up in Miami Florida. I’ve been in and out of the hobby ever since. I’m sure my wife would say more in than out, LOL. I get a few different news letters but what I really enjoy about yours is you folks at Cardlines have a unique way of not buying to the hype on certain product releases, yet also covering the pluses as well. I don’t recall the exact article or contributer, but there was an article about the ever depleting (my words) “Return on Investment ” when breaking retail boxes and now we’re seeing the same in hobby boxes as well. He went on to give recommendations on how to do research on which products could possibly give you a better ROI. Again, a unique way of calling it like it is, but providing useful input. Keep up the good work gang!

Bruce Katto

CardLines Reader

As a collector who’s only coming back into the industry after a 20+ year hiatus, the guys at CardLines are great to help me get back up to speed with what’s happening in the industry.  Their combination of new release reviews, summaries and links to trending new stories that matter to me, as well as giving their opinions on everything from practical investment advice based on market trends to who the best breakers are when considering where to put your trust with are always interesting and balanced.  Overall, I find the newsletters and social videos hugely valuable and informative as someone trying to get back up to speed with what’s important in the collecting game.  

Matt Steerman

CardLines Reader

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