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. [...]
It happens to all of us from time to time. You did everything right, yet it went all wrong. It happened to me on Saturday. I went to my local card shop and bought, what I believed, to be THE box to break. I was feeling awesome, the sun was shining and I looked good [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
Want to find out what the most watched auctions of your favorite player, product, or team are? Using our advanced proprietary eBay search engine you can quickly and easily create your own customized most watched eBay auction rankings based on any criteria you like. Enter your desired keyword phrase into the search box below and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Did 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 can also be purchased online [...]
Looking for someone who will buy your baseball card or sports card collection? Bear in mind that dealers won’t automatically buy just anything. Buying and selling baseball cards is their means of livelihood, so if they don’t think they can turn a profit from purchasing your collection, they are unlikely to buy it from you. If [...]
One of the most important things to remember when selling your baseball cards is that you need to do your homework. If you do not then chances are you’re going to get ripped off, embarrass yourself by asking for an unrealistic amount of money for your baseball cards. One of the best tools available for [...]
There are a number of different software solutions that have been created exclusively to assist sports card collectors in managing their collections. At their core sports card software programs provide collectors with a streamlined and convenient method of staying on top of their collections, which can oftentimes grow to be extremely large. Basic features to [...]
Times have changed since the early days of sports card collecting when young collectors were more apt to stick their cards into the spokes of their bikes then into any sort of toploader or protective sleeves. Many a modern day collector cringes at the thought of such mistreatment of sports cards – especially vintage cards. [...]
Over the last 30 years baseball card values have skyrocketed beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, but baseball cards weren’t always regarded as the collectibles that they are today. Fifty years ago baseball cards were played with, flipped, thrown, and stuck in bicycle spokes. By the time the 1990′s arrived, people began to see baseball cards as [...]