On the surface, taking the plunge into baseball card investing can appear challenging. Tens of thousands of cards have been issued by hundreds of different manufacturers and brands. Only a small percentage of these issues hold investment potential. In which segment or genre can someone without a lot of experience get involved without a lot of risk? One that has a decent probability of a consistent return–or at least has to this point?
The answer is pre-World War II baseball cards.
While you may think many are out of reach or be daydreaming about cards like the T206 Wagner, the truth is that there are sets and singles out there that don’t cost and arm and a leg.
Here’s a primer on some of the sets chased by serious collectors and investors.