Baseball Card Career Opportunities
We recommend that most people collect for the fun of it.
However, some collectors are passionate enough about the hobby that they
make it their profession.
Baseball card manufactures do hire people with the right
qualifications for all kinds of positions such as: marketing, design,
production, advertising, photography and management. You could even work
on some of the high-tech web sites that manufactures are continually
developing. Topps alone employed more than
400 people last year. Check their websites for a list of available jobs:
employment faq page at Upper Deck
Jobs at Topps
- You can submit your resume.
Be sure to do a search on the big job
sites like Monster.com for "trading cards". We just did and pulled up many
Here's just one example,
Upper Deck is higher a Designer
Maybe you’ve got the right stuff to work for a baseball
card publisher! The publishers of the price guides are also good employer
candidates for you to consider. Publishers hire people to write stories
and sell advertising; they also hire price guide analysts (these are they
people that partially determine how
much your baseball cards are worth), and web site
developers. Beckett also trains and employs people as card graders. Check
their websites for a list of available jobs:
Beckett - Publishes Beckett. As of January 2008 they had these jobs
Guide Editor and Direct Sales Representative
Krause - Publishes
TuffStuff, Sports Collectors Digest and CardTrade magazines -
their jobs here
Largest Publisher of Hobby Periodicals in
alone employed more than 400 people last year
You could open your own hobby shop!
Here's a listing we found for a
sports card shop that is for sale. This is no small task and usually
requires a solid business plan in order to get a loan from a bank to open
the shop. There are many baseball card shop owners out there that love
their work, but chances are they work very hard at it in order to be
successful. Chances are you will also have to use the Internet effectively
if you are going to run a hobby shop. Whichever
branch of the hobby you decide to go into, we
recommend you do your homework and learn as much about the sports card
industry as you can.
Register for our FREE
trading site here:
I want to
trade sports cards!