There are plenty of stories about someone who finds a rare vintage baseball card in the attic and turns that find into a small fortune. The truth is, however, that every old baseball card is valuable. Scarcity, condition other factors all contribute to answering the popular question, “What’s it Worth?” Collecting for the fun of it is still the best way to navigate the world of sports memorabilia, but for those thinking of buying more expensive cards for their collection--and perhaps as an alternative investment--there is a new website that aims to help collectors make wise decisions.
Baseball Card Investment offers tips for buying vintage cards, and with a certain level of sophistication necessary for showing growth as time goes on. The site offers information, collecting tips and the history of collecting baseball cards--all designed to help you understand why some players’ cards and certain eras and sets have always been ‘blue chips'.
Vintage baseball cards like the famous T206 Honus Wagner have increased in value by tens of thousands of dollars, even over the last 10-15 years. Other sports memorabilia, like Babe Ruth rookie cards and Lou Gehrig autographs have also been shining stars through the years.
- Baseball card investing guides for player such as Babe Ruth, Cy Young, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb and many more. The site will advise potential buyers on the collectable nature of cards representing each player, speak to the investment quality of the cards and point toward some of the better issues to look for.
- Tips on some of the best cards both before World War II (Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig) and post World War II (Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron)
- Information on the earliest cards as well as which modern era cards to focus on
- Links to vintage baseball cards for sale and auction
Baseball Card Investment contains information written by experts in the field; collectors with over 50 years of combined experience who share their information about the cards, the history, the market and the trends. Alternative investment assets such as rare baseball cards don’t often have reliable information sources from which to guide buyers. The website aims to provide knowledge while encouraging further study to assist collectors and investors in making the best choices whether the goal is holding for the long term or simply collecting the hobby's most highly regarded cards and autographs.