Card Collecting Tips

Types Of Trading Cards

The types of trading cards we are obviously going discuss here are sports trading cards, which include but are not limited to baseball cards, basketball cards, football cards, hockey cards, soccer and golf cards.

There are also a number of “non-sports cards” which include a number of interesting cards of movies, comic book heroes, television shows and historical cards. Other examples of trading cards include Nascar racing and motorcycle cards. The backsides of most trading cards provide information or statistics of individual players or characters.

Starting Your Collection

People collect sports trading cards because it is an interesting and fun thing to do. We strongly encourage collectors to have fun while collecting sports cards; treating it as a hobby first and as an investment second. You may want to try various approaches when starting a sports card collection. Sometimes you might get discouraged if at first your collection seems to be heading in several different directions. Every collector experiences this at one time or another. Eventually you will determine what you want to collect and how you want to collect it.

Ways To Collect Sports Cards

The most popular sports cards are baseball cards followed by football cards, basketball cards and finally hockey cards. They are all team sports and many collectors enjoy collecting every card of their favorite players or teams… LET’s GO METS !!! If you decide to collect cards this way, you’ll be surprised at how much fun you will have awaiting new cards as well as finding older cards that have been almost impossible to find. You can also collect complete sets of all cards sold by a specific manufacturer like Topps.

Many collectors prefer to collect only rookie cards of players, especially collecting rookie cards of players that are early in their careers, hoping that they might someday blossom into superstars and Hall of Famers. Everyone builds their sports card collections differently and as you probably understand by now, what to collect and how to collect it, is a very personal choice! Try using your favorite player or team and you’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have building your sports card collection.




  • Vince

    I'm a big time sports nerd, with soccer being my first true love. I've been collecting sports cards since I was a little kid, and now... well, not much has changed, but I write about it... and I have facial hair.

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