About Ryan & Ballcard Genius

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Ryan Barone @ballcardgenius

You know card collecting is your happy place when, no matter what’s going on in life; how hard your day is, how much you have on your plate, etc., that nothing replaces the joy felt in the presence of wax and cardboard.

That feeling brought on by the mere sight of anything card-related—binders, penny sleeves, shoe boxes. It’s hard to explain to others, right?

It all stems from growing up as a card hunter, surfing flea markets and garage sales for cardboard while tagging along with my dad who was looking for art and antiques.

Now, Ballcard Genius is a business born from that feeling, and now – through this site – out to ignite the same experiences in newcomers, while helping to keep it alive in those who have been around cards for a while.

And let’s be honest—those with an interest in cards come in all different shapes and sizes in terms of their goals and interests. Some only collect, others buy and sell, some do a bit of both.

The content here tries to speak to all in order to make their card experiences the best they could possibly be.

Why me?

Aside from being a lifelong collector (who has an office and spare room closet full of my favorites, much like many of you), I look at thousands of cards per day.

Over the years, according to my COMC stats, I’ve sold over 3,000 cards and have purchased over 9,000. That’s a lot of cardboard! I look at even more, scanning thousands of cards per day looking for the next great deal and something cool I might have never seen before.

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Have questions? Send them! I’d love to chat.

Ryan Barone
Last Time Ago LLC
dba Ballcard Genius

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