5 Tips to dominate your Sports Card Collecting
Folks have been collecting items for a long time. From LEGO minifigures, to rare coins, we always find something to bring us joy. Many of us collected sports cards as kids, eagerly trading baseball cards or basketball cards with friends at recess. As time went on, though, we found new hobbies and either sold our collections or let them sit in the attic collecting dust.
The great thing about collecting sports cards is you can quickly get back into it, no matter how much time has passed. Build on your existing collection or start from scratch with a new focus. It’s all up to you!
Build Your Deck with These 5 Tips
Use these ideas to start building a sports card collection for personal use or to sell in the future.
1. Pick a theme
A theme will help you stay focused so you can build a collection, not just a pile of random cards. Focus on collecting rookie baseball cards, rare baseball cards, basketball sports cards from a specific team, cards from a particular era, etc. Your theme can, of course, evolve; however, starting with one in mind will help you build a collection that is worth something.
2. Resist bargain hunting
You should have a budget, but keep in mind that bargains are not always a good deal. In the world of card collecting, remember the adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Cards offered at significantly lower prices than others on the market often have questionable authenticity or are of low quality. Paying for a forgery doesn’t add anything to your collection.
3. Pay attention to the cards’ condition
If you want to make some money from your collection, be mindful of the condition of each card you buy. In general, the more damage a card has, the less it is worth. Some wear and tear is unavoidable in many cases, such as with cards from the 1930s and 1940s that several owners have handled. But there is a difference between a bit of wear and being in poor condition. It’s worth paying more for a card in good condition.
4. Buy from a reputable dealer
The best way to buy cards worth their value is to shop with a reputable dealer who understands the ins and outs of sports card collecting, like Greens Farm Card Exchange. If possible, visit your dealer in person so you can see cards before you buy them.
5. Keep it fun!
Card collectors take their hobby very seriously, but it’s important to remember that card collecting is just that—a hobby. Find ways to keep it fun! Engage with other hobbyists in group breaks. Stick to your chosen theme so that you can enjoy the thrill of the chase just as much as the excitement of finding that next perfect addition to your collection.
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