A number of sports card software solutions have been created to help collectors manage their cards with easy-to-use organizational and inventory tools. At their core, sports card software programs give collectors a simple way of managing something that can easily become overwhelming.
Basic features to look for in a sports card software program are:
- A user-friendly interface.
- Checklists that can be updated.
- Seamless integration with scanners to quickly upload card images.
- The ability to export, as well as, print reports.
Many of the newer software programs allow users to automatically update their collections with new sports card pricing information. Another helpful feature to look for is the ability to add checklists for new sets into the software's database. Below is a list of several available programs along with what they offer.
It’s important to know exactly what you plan on using collecting software for. You might find that a Freeware or Shareware version, while not being as robust as paid, premium versions, fits your needs with little to no cost.
Sports Card Software Options
Sports Card Tracker
Track all types of card collections, even entertainment and non-sport cards. Sports Card Tracker can: integrate scanned cards, organize them by variables like player, set, year and more. Collectors can also analyze each collection, chart their collection's status to completion, and make multiple types of charts and reports.
Made for both beginning and advanced collectors, this sports card software can help organize any type of card collection. It can also be used to catalog and inventory sports memorabilia. Reports can be printed and exported as HTML for use on the collector's personal website.
Cost: $19.95 (free trial available)
C2PRO was designed to give collectors a lot of control in documenting their trading card collections. Features include customizable databases and price tracking. Reports can be exported into several formats, such as HTML, PDF and Excel.
Sports Card Organizer Deluxe 3.1
Sport Card Organizer is intuitive and easy to use for new collectors. It also has a lot of rich and powerful tools for advanced users. Features include built-in databases and record management, customized card cataloging solutions, and an HTML report generator.
Sports Card Collection
Sports Card Collection's simple-to-use interface gives collectors fast and productive results. Screens allow you to add, delete, edit, view and print collections. Card scans can be viewed with a built-in slideshow.
Sports Card Collector
Sports Card Collector has a fairly simple interface with most of the key features on the main screen. The main list makes it easy to browse through collections. Cards can be sorted several ways, including by brand, card name or category.
Pro-Sports 2012 Sports Card Software
Cost: $34.99 to $59.99
Pro-Sports 2012 has a pre-loaded database of baseball, football, basketball and hockey cards. Thousands of images and values are also included. The Live Auction tool gets current auction prices and analyzes the value of their collection. The Internet Image Finder adds millions of card images. The "Needed to Complete" feature shows collectors what percentage of a set they have and generates a want list of needed cards.
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