Like their baseball brethren, quality vintage football rookie cards have shown some significant price increases in the last year or so. Major rookie cards of NFL icons can sometimes catch five-figures when only a small number exist at a certain grade level. Unitas, Starr, Brown, Staubach, Namath and Payton rookie cards are among the hottest. As a whole, though, card prices … [Read more...] about 10 Vintage Football Cards to Keep an Eye On
Cheap Basketball Card Boxes: Determining the Best Buy
Much like when Topps dominated the landscape in the 1970s, there is only one choice for current basketball card releases. Panini has the NBA exclusive and churns out numerous different issues at various price points during the year. While much of the discussion is about their ultra high-end brands, like Flawless and Immaculate, collectors with less disposable income have … [Read more...] about Cheap Basketball Card Boxes: Determining the Best Buy
10 Cheap Football Card Sets From the 50s to the 80s
While those with the rookie cards of big name Hall of Famers may sell for prices rivaling their baseball counterparts, there are plenty of older football card sets that provide a great bang for your buck. We’ve picked out ten sets from the 1950s through the 80s for which the adjective ‘cheap’ can be used. By that, we mean sets that don’t have any extremely expensive rookies … [Read more...] about 10 Cheap Football Card Sets From the 50s to the 80s
Editor’s Blog: How to Buy Old Baseball Cards Cheap
There are literally millions of them offered for sale each month but if you prefer vintage cardboard to modern and shiny, knowing how to buy old baseball cards cheap can help you build a great collection of single players or sets without paying millions to do it. Of course, the general rules are (with some exceptions) 1) the older the card, the more valuable; 2) condition … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: How to Buy Old Baseball Cards Cheap
30 Cool, Cheap Michael Jordan Cards
If you knew what was about to transpire, you would have paid closer attention. You would have gathered up tickets and stubs, secured programs and anything else you could grab from the game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Bullets on October 26, 1984. There were expectations that came with being third pick of the 1984 NBA draft but no one could have predicted … [Read more...] about 30 Cool, Cheap Michael Jordan Cards
Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?
We sometimes hear from those who’ve fallen out of favor with the hobby or are turned off by the price of higher end brands of current cards that the hobby is “too expensive”. I’ve always argued that the opposite is true. There are hobbies out there where you do need to have a lot of money to participate but sports cards isn’t one of them. Cheap baseball cards of Hall of … [Read more...] about Editor’s Blog: Hobby is Too Expensive? Say WHAT?
Ten Cool Old School Basketball Cards You Can Own for $150 or Less
Maybe a visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, watching a classic NBA game from the 1960s or 1970s or remembering some great names from your youth triggers it. A hankering to start collecting some vintage basketball cards. You could go all out and buy high priced, high grade rookies of Mikan, Russell, Wilt or the Big O but it doesn't have to start like … [Read more...] about Ten Cool Old School Basketball Cards You Can Own for $150 or Less
8×10 Autographs: Best Bargain in Collecting?
Autographed sports collectables can include virtually any piece of sports memorabilia. If you can write your name on it, fans and collectors will get it signed. However, maybe the most traditional and easiest to collect are 8x10 autographs. Signed photographs became widely popular in the first part of the 20th century. Once sports figures became national icons, fans looked … [Read more...] about 8×10 Autographs: Best Bargain in Collecting?