Baseball Card Investment Advice

There is at times a correlation and at times a difference between sports card collecting and sports card investing. Sometimes those worlds collide and at other times they combine and merge perfectly. There have been plenty of books written about card investing and those tomes have covered cards both old and new. Here are some […]

Best Baseball Cards to Buy

Whether you’re an active collector, one who is getting back into the hobby or someone who has never collected before, a list of some of the best baseball cards to buy can be helpful.  You may have some things you like, but the thoughts of an experienced collector might lead you to go after something […]

Baseball Card Grading is Here to Stay

Way back in the day when PSA graded the now famous T206 Honus Wagner card in near mint-mint (8) condition, although we have since discovered there were some alterations, no one was truly aware of the long-term impact of how third party graders, noticeably PSA, SGC and BGS/BVG would transform the card market. I remember […]

Guide to Sports Card Grading

The concept of sports card grading has been around for decades.  Early collectors like Jefferson Burdick, Buck Barker and Lionel Carter gave grades to their baseball cards, even if they were a little different than some of the terms we use today.  “Professional” grading has only been around since the 1990s, however. It wasn’t until […]

How to Spot Cheap Baseball Cards and Make Money

Huge numbers of collectors browse eBay every day, looking for cheap baseball cards.  Here are some tips in how to get the most bang for your buck when building your collection or looking to turn a profit. Obviously, we’re big believers in graded baseball cards.  Grading tends to eliminate any question about whether a card […]

1980s-Present Baseball Cards

Fleer was back in 1981, having finally won its court battle. Donruss also entered the sports card business and in less than ten years later, the 1989 Upper Deck baseball cards began a bit of a revolution, with an eye toward higher quality cards, counterproof holograms on the back and the advent of autographed insert […]

1940s-1980 Baseball Cards

Few card sets were issued after the outbreak of World War II, but in the late 1940s, baseball cards entered their golden era.  Leaf Gum produced a set that included what is now regarded as Jackie Robinson’s rookie card.  Also in the late 40s, the Bowman Gum Company snapped up the license to produce large […]