How to Survive Your First Live Auction and Not Waste Money

How to Survive Your First Live Auction and Not Waste Money

Now that you’ve conquered eBay, it’s time to master live auctions. Here’s a guide on how to prepare and what to look for as you get ready for your first sports memorabilia auction or estate sale.

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Protecting Yourself Against High-Dollar Memorabilia Fakes

Protecting Yourself Against High-Dollar Memorabilia Fakes

In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko highlights a recent case where an attorney is taking legal action after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on fake trophy balls.

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Why You Need a Second eBay Account for Buying and Selling Sports Collectibles

The vast majority of people aren’t aware of the fact that eBay allows you, as a user, to create multiple ebay accounts for any purpose you please. Don’t believe me? See for yourself here. There are only two qualifications to this rule. First each eBay account you create must have a unique username and email […]

The National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide

The National Sports Collectors Convention Survival Guide

Headed to the National? You’d better have a game plan. Here’s our survival guide to the biggest sports card and memorabilia show of the year.

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How to Predict Future Trading Card Sets Using Public Information

How to Predict Future Trading Card Sets Using Public Information

Guessing new trading card sets and products can be fun. But there’s information available to the public that can make the search more reliable. In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko describes how to use trademarks and patents to get hints at new products.

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How To Move and Set Up Your Man Cave

How To Move and Set Up Your Man Cave

As a collector, one of the most daunting undertakings you can face is relocating your precious accumulation of cardboard and memorabilia treasures to a new address. While some of what is detailed below might seem rudimentary, it’s often the simple and obvious details that make the difference between a successful move and a painful headache. […]

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Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

Autograph Collecting: Protecting Against Forgeries

I am an avid Illini fan, and was lucky enough to live in Missouri in 2005 when Illinois played North Carolina in the NCAA Finals in St. Louis. Needles to say, I was swept up in the Illini fervor and wanted something to immortalize the time. After walking out of the Illini’s practice session, I […]

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Sports Card Box Breaking Dictionary

Sports Card Box Breaking Dictionary

From blaster boxes to rack packs, we explain some of the terminology used in the world of trading cards. In order to assist in the explanation, we enlisted the services of Cardboard Connection’s favorite rip-aholic Cornelius, who recently ripped his seventh case of 2010 Topps Unrivaled Football.

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Card Grading: Finding the Right Company To Grade Your Sports Cards

Card Grading: Finding the Right Company To Grade Your Sports Cards

From BGS to PSA to SCG, we look at the best card grading company for each card in your collection. Although it’s tempting to get every card graded by the same company, that isn’t always the best route to take in terms of both short and long-term value.

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How to Best Package Your Sports Card Singles

How to Best Package Your Sports Card Singles

Whether it be a top loader, magnet case, snap case or hinged box, painter’s tape offers the perfect amount of protection when it comes to sending sports cards through the mail, more importantly, it’s easy to remove and doesn’t leave behind residue.

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How to Get High Quality Scans of your Sports Cards

How to Get High Quality Scans of your Sports Cards

How to get a picture perfect scan of your sports cards when selling on websites like eBay and Sports Buy. “Swiffer” makes dust free scanning possible, in the process making your card more appealing to potential buyers.

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Auction Search

Looking for a great deal on the next big addition to your collection? Simply use our eBay shopping search engine to find sports card, memorabilia, trading card and collectibles auctions of your favorite player, product, team, etc. Using our advanced proprietary eBay search engine you can quickly and easily create your own customized most watched […]

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Collecting Sports Cards on a Budget

Collecting Sports Cards on a Budget

Unfortunately, most of us cant afford to rip a box a day. For the everyday collector there will inevitably be dry spells in which we can’t afford to buy packs, boxes, or singles. Here’s a few things you can do to pass the time when you can’t afford your favorite pass time: Organize Your Collection […]

Buying Sports Cards on eBay

Buying Sports Cards on eBay

Understanding how to buy on eBay is perhaps the most important thing to building your dream sports card collection. EBay is the only legitimate and affordable forum for buying and selling cards, so if you don’t have an account, or if you have only one eBay account (find out how to create multiple eBay accounts […]

Sport Card Storage Tips: Magnet Cases

Sport Card Storage Tips: Magnet Cases

When building a collection, without a doubt the most important thing is preservation. In the 90’s, the “screw case” was the king of cardboard preservation. In the year 2010, the Magnet Case has laid claim to the throne. At first the magnet case is a scary proposition, but  it’s offers the best presentation and preservation […]

Hobby Boxes

Arrive here looking to read sports card reviews and shop for some new cards? If so, click here to buy hobby boxes using our free sports card set review and price comparison database. While many, if not all, of the base cards and low level insert cards pulled from hobby boxes will coincide with those […]

Retail Blaster Boxes of Baseball Cards

Retail Boxes

Summary Retail Box Hot List SummaryDid you arrive here looking to read sports card reviews and shop for some new cards? If so, buy sports card boxes using our free sports card review and price comparison database. Sports card retail boxes are primarily sold through large retail chains like Target, Wal-Mart, and Kmart. Retail boxes […]

Where to Sell Your Baseball Cards

Looking to sell your baseball cards, entertainment trading card or other types of sports cards, collectibles and/or memorabilia? In addition to featuring a list of the top sports card and memorabilia buyers in the world we also have a wealth of resources and selling guides available to help you sell your collection. Sell Your Collection […]

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