So after waiting almost 1.5 years for my Luis Robert base Topps Chrome rookie baseball card to come back from PSA (submitted in Dec. 2020), I finally got it back.
All you need to know about “the hobby” and the fascinating world of collecting sports cards.
With more collectors coming into the game, we thought we’d see which sports cards are on everyone’s Christmas wish list. What is your ultimate top 5?
With many collectors returning to the hobby they first left as a child, so is the hope of making a profit in flipping sports cards.
Many collectors attribute the success to color parallel sports cards today to the Precious Metal Gems parallel set with its vibrant colors.
One of the most common questions we get (especially through our Instagram DMs) is, “What’s the value of this baseball card, football card, hockey card, basketball card?”
While many of these seemed overpriced, it’s hard to put an initial dollar figure on a sports card where there is literally no other card to compare to.
We know grading cards is subjective but there’s no way around it – collectors will still pay a premium for cards that are officially graded higher.
And there seems to be more trust put into grading services like Beckett and PSA to name just a couple.
What’s one way to significantly increase the value of a common or base card of a good to superstar athlete?
By sports card manufacturers buying back some of those relatively cheap unsigned cards and then getting them authentically autographed by the player.
So first, what are cut autograph cards?
If you’re new to collecting, it’s simply a trading card featuring an autograph cut from another piece of document. For example, the autograph can be cut from a signed cheque or an old contract.