Thinking about investing in baseball
keeping it real...
Collecting baseball cards may at some point provide you
with an asset that you or your heirs will be able to sell someday for a
lot of money. That being said, the Internet has provided many collectors
with the immediate opportunity to
make money by selling
their sports cards, thanks to sites such as ebay.com, beckett.com,
sportsbuy.com, checkoutmycards.com, thepit.com
and etopps.com. The average collector can even sell cards on a small
web site of their own. Itís important to keep in mind however, that the
people making a decent amount of money are usually the expert
full-time collectors/dealers, or the incredibly lucky few collectors that
stumble across great- grandpaís vintage baseball card collection stored
away in the attic.
Your baseball card budget
Even though it is fun to look up your cards in the price
guides and know how much your baseball cards are worth;
for most of us, collecting baseball cards is a hobby. If youíre a sports
card fan youíll probably have to exercise some self control when you go
into your local hobby shop, have a budget and stick to it.
The average price for a pack of
baseball cards is $2.99
You can get packs of baseball cards for anywhere from $1 on
up to $100! The average price for a pack of baseball cards is $2.99. You
can also buy whole boxes of cards with various numbers of packs inside.
Buying boxes is a good way to go since youíll normally wind up spending
less per pack and since the packs have not been pilfered through by other
collectors, you increase your odds of pulling some of the more rare and
valuable cards. Hobby shops will often
put boxes of cards on sale in order to make room for new inventory, so be
sure to watch for those good deals at your local hobby dealer. Sale or
not, our advice to you is to set a budget that is within your means and
collect for the fun of it.
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baseball card collecting.
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of what really high-end baseball cards are selling for these days.
excellent way to keep this hobby affordable is to
trade baseball cards
and other sports cards you donít want for the ones that you do!
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