An up-to-date distributors list to help you find where to go for your sports and entertainment trading cards needs.
NPN, or No Purchase Necessary, is a virtually free shot at obtaining cards from products like Topps, Upper Deck, Panini and others. View our complete guide on how to get these free baseball, football, basketball, hockey and entertainment NPN cards.
There’s no exact science to mailing cards through the mail. That said, here are five mistakes that are easy to avoid and help make sure your customers and trading partners are happy with what they receive.
Collecting sports stickers with your kids combine fun, education and family time. They can also be a gateway into collecting sports cards. Find out about collecting stickers and their many benefits.
Transform any room into the ultimate sports-themed man cave with these 10 hand-picked items.
Want to build a better sports card collection? Here are 10 easy ways to do it and have more fun collecting.
Discover how social media can help you buy and sell cards as well as interact with collectors all over the world. Our guide includes practical tips and links to the most popular social media options available to sports card and memorabilia collectors.
In Law of Cards, Paul Lesko looks at how increasingly vague disclaimers on the backs of memorabilia cards may be harming the hobby. He also offers suggestions on how this can be fixed.
Having the right insurance for your sports collection isn’t something a lot of people think about. Basic homeowners insurance often isn’t enough. Follow our guide to insure your collection properly.
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 […]
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.
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.
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. […]
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 […]
Guide to Collecting Hobby Boxes While many, if not all, of the base cards and low-level insert cards pulled from Hobby boxes will coincide with those found in Retail boxes, Hobby products boast a significantly higher ratio of special inserts on a per-box and per-case basis. These premium cards, commonly known as hits, include certified […]
Guide to Collecting Retail Boxes Sports card retail boxes are primarily sold through large retail chains like Target and Walmart. Retail boxes can also be purchased online from smaller retail stores and through eBay. Some Hobby shops will sell them in-store or online, as well. The biggest benefit of buying retail boxes and packs is […]