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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SGC Graded Baseball Cards: Vintage Specialists

Sportscard Guaranty or SGC, bills its holder as “the finest in the sportscard hobby, thanks to its unique, custom-fit design”  SGC offers two holders – one for regular to small cards, and another for oversized cards. The SGC holder has a custom-fit insert specifically manufactured to the size of the card to help hold the […]