1952 Topps Baseball Cards Stand the Test of Time

1952 Topps baseball cards have reached almost iconic status among sports collectors. The set has a number of factors working in its favor. It marked the young company’s first attempt at creating an all-encompassing baseball card set featuring players of the day. Topps didn’t skimp, creating 407 cards over three series. The cards were of […]

Best Old Baseball Cards to Collect

They’ve always been sort of an American icon and even today, in the electronic era, they’ve maintained their iconic status.  If you’re rediscovering them or whether you’re looking to delve into the vintage side of things for the first time, here are some key suggestions when it comes to the best old baseball cards to […]

5th Edition of Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards

If you’re looking for a comprehensive resource, a good place to start is the newest edition of the Standard Catalog of Vintage Baseball Cards. While memorabilia and autographs are strong sellers at auction, it’s high-grade and rare old cards that are still the backbone of auctions, card shows and shops around North America. The 5th […]

Best Way to Store Vintage Baseball Cards

Just as realtors may tell you the most important factors are ‘location, location and location’, sports collectors will insist the biggest value factors are ‘condition, condition and condition”.  If you’re looking for the best way to store vintage baseball cards, we’ve got some ideas for you. Penny sleeves. These are the cheapest, most basic ways […]

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 […]

PSA Graded Cards: The Grading System and How it’s Done

PSA is really considered the grandfather of grading, although the concept of encapsulation is still a relatively new concept considering the long history of trading cards.  The famous T206 Honus Wagner card was graded “8” by PSA to launch the service.  PSA graded cards are common in the hobby because the company grades thousands each […]