Don’t Put All Your Cards in One Basket

Sports card collecting covers a broad range of activities. Of course, it can include the Big Four sports: baseball, basketball, football and hockey. It also involves sports history, especially — but not exclusively — baseball. There are so many ways to participate in the hobby of sports card collecting. You can: Buy baseball cards in bulk Sell baseball cards one at a time Focus on your favorite player Spread your…

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Mistakes Can Pay Off!

If you buy baseball cards, you know the hobby is fraught with the potential to make mistakes. If you’re a collector, you’ve probably made some real blunders in your dealing. Hopefully, you didn’t clothespin a Mickey Mantle rookie card to your bicycle’s spokes back in 1952. That card, in mint condition, could be worth $100,000 today. Card companies’ mistakes, on the other hand, can make you money when you buy…

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Collecting Sports Cards and the New Generation

Do Kids Collect Sports Cards? Sports card collecting certainly started out as a hobby for kids. It even may be accurate to state that most American men, adults today, bought sports cards when they were boys. Growing up during the 1950s through the 1980s, boys came into contact with trading cards. They were usually sold as packs right next to the penny candy or Pokemon cards. But do kids today…

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Tips for Starting Your Baseball Card Collection

If you’re thinking of starting a baseball card collection, listen to the advice of seasoned pros, like the experts at Invest in Baseball. After you’ve educated yourself about what it takes to build a valuable collection, you’ll be able to recognize good deals when you buy baseball cards and honest values when you sell baseball cards. You’re likely already a baseball fan, but if not — if you’re looking at…

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Rookie Cards vs. Special Inserts

  Which Is More Valuable? It’s an age-old question, the answer to which could determine your age. If you’re younger than 40, especially if you’re a baseball fan, you’d probably collect special inserts in a heartbeat. They changed the face of baseball card collecting, literally. Some inserts have seriously limited print runs. Some are hand-signed. They’re just cool. If you’re older than 40, it’s a no-brainer. You’d probably choose to…

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Is it Better to Buy Sets, Boxes or Packs?

If you’re new to sports card collecting, you may not know that you have choices. And it’s best to settle on a strategy before you begin shelling out money. Decide in advance why you want to collect baseball cards. Then consider whether to buy baseball cards by the set, by the box or by individual packs.   Your choice depends on your goals for collecting. If you’re a fan, getting…

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Buy Baseball Cards Now or Later?

Most collectors buy baseball cards and other sports cards and collectibles for one of two reasons: passion or investment. Both are excellent reasons. Seeing your favorite player on a card for sale or completing a set you’ve been working on for years are things that put a smile on your face, a sense on accomplishment in your head, and your hand on your wallet to solidify them. But whether you're…

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Roberto Clemente: Always Collectible

Roberto Clemente baseball cards continue to be favorites among collectors. With a wide range of cards and price points to choose from, it makes his cards great picks for anyone at any level. His enduring popularity doesn't hurt either. He was remarkable for many reasons that appeal to both the number-crunchers and the more sentimental collectors of baseball cards. Roberto Clemente: The Man The Hall of Famer, born in Puerto…

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Vintage Baseball Cards Always Big Business

Vintage baseball cards aren’t going anywhere. The economy may fluctuate, the sport may have drama from time to time, card manufacturers may affect markets with their output, but decades of history prove one thing. An investment in vintage baseball cards is never a bust. On the contrary, it’s still climbing. There are a couple of reasons for the relative safety of vintage baseball card investments. Collecting is Popular It’s undeniable…

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The Predecessors of Baseball

Baseball has long been thought of as an American game, and for all  practical purposes, it is. The exact version that is played today, formed in the Unites States. There are, however, games that more than likely influenced the formation of modern-day Baseball. There were many games played in England that closely resembled modern-day baseball. When the Settlers came to America, they brought many things with them including the games…

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