Once upon a time collectors items were only antiques or family heirlooms, fancy items, but now, now you can collect so many things, and for sports enthusiasts there is one obvious choice!

We collected them as kids, growing up collecting them from magazines, gift stores, forums and so on… that’s right… sports cards!

Sports cards can be any sport, baseball, football, soccer, whatever you want. There are so many out there, and collecting them can be really lucrative. In fact sports cards are seen as an investment for the long term.

They are something to show off to your friends, family, and when you are old and gray… your grandkids will definitely get a kick out of them and think you are super cool!

Intro To Sports Cards

Remember the good old days? Visiting your local toy store with a few dollars in your pocket and between the candy and pop you would grab a couple of packs of trading cards. You couldn’t afford memorabilia, but this was good enough.

You could flex how loyal you were to your favorite teams with your collection, boast to the other kids, and build up a collection you could just stare at all night long?

It’s mad that even now, we are still doing it, although the pandemic sure helped us get back to our youth and rediscover how much our sports card collections meant to us.

Trading back then was different, but now, it’s worth actual money and is seen as an investment.

So, what can you do about it these days?

Let’s get started in the obvious place.

Buying

Local cards stores are the first stop, you can find card stores will usually have a selection of sports cards available. You can also check out comic book stores too, because some of them have also taken to this.

Sounds weird? Well, not so much, many Comic-con events now also host sports personalities. MMA and WWE often have features at Comic-Con events, and so it’s no surprise that the sports trading card universe has merged with it.

We cannot guarantee this in every store, but if you walk past one, why not have a look you might get lucky!

You can also buy online, you can buy anything online these days, people will sell cards on eBay, Amazon, Facebook, and other places. If you are looking for a specific card just type in what it is on Google followed by ‘buy’ and you will surely find it somewhere.

However, you need to remember market values, prices can shoot up and people won’t be afraid to rip you off. Check out sites that will give you a true evaluation of the card you seek.

Selling

What about selling? Well, this is not all that shocking. You can sell on forums. Yeah, we all kind of guessed that one. There are so many forums for sports card trading. Take your pick! Join sports card training groups on Facebook and try there.

Ask moderators if you can and then get to posting, maybe auction your cards.

Doing things like this gives you the chance to talk sport, and you can avoid seller fees too!

Resale apps are another good shout too. They will give you protection from scams, so if this is a concern of yours, hit up eBay, you can get a smooth transaction and reassurance you will be secured. However, you will have to face seller fees.

Trading

What if you don’t want to sell, what if you want to trade like in the good old days?

Well, you can try local card stores again. Hobby stores are a great shout for this, and you can usually trade your cards for what they have.

If you know the team running the store well, you may be able to get them to hold cards for you.

Forums, again, are another good shout. Moderated forums will allow you a safe space to trade, sell, and buy, however, you should always make sure whatever trades you complete are to your benefit.

They are not as popular since the pandemic, but why not hit up a trading show? There are conventions for this exact purpose, and you will find collectors, dealers, and more who will talk with you about your favorite teams.

Collectors can get together and do what they do best.

At some comic-con events they may also have a section just for this. Join groups online and find the best place to get in some trading activity.