Not all sports collectibles are great investments. There are plenty of stories about fans who bought baseball card sets in the late 80s and early 90s who can't get pennies on the dollar today. While collecting for sheer enjoyment is still the best policy, baseball card investment can result in profits. It just takes a little more sophistication than throwing money at the latest, greatest rookie.
This website offers tips on the type of baseball cards in which to consider when buying at least in part with the long term profit potential in mind. You'll also see articles on the players we think you should concentrate on.
They are the 'gold standard' when it comes to baseball's all-time greats; appreciated by the current generation and always in high demand while supply remains relatively low.
Names like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose and Nolan Ryan are among those you'll find when you read about cards that appreciate in value over time.
Don't believe those news stories you may read about "no one collecting baseball cards anymore". While the new card market is a different animal than it once was, the vintage card market has had a long, sustained history of success. Buying graded, authenticated cards of Hall of Fame players has proven to be a wise move over time. Some have outperformed even the best stocks (and at least if your investment doesn't bring a huge return, you'll still have something nice rather than just red ink on a page).
Baseball card investment isn't your traditional way of saving, but it can be a lot of fun. Buying smart is the key and we hope the site helps you do that. Through our partnership with eBay, we'll also put you in direct touch with specific listings that might meet what you're looking for.