on March 02, 2023
Over the years, many baseball fans have amassed a significant collection of baseball cards they want to sell. Here’s how to sell your baseball card collection.
on February 28, 2023
Card trading always had some popularity, but it has waned in the past, only to resurge this decade. Here’s why card trading has made a comeback this decade.
on February 16, 2023
In the world of trading cards, some, like baseball cards, have existed longer than others. Even with this storied history, knowing how valuable a card is can be difficult. You must consider many factors that can make the card more valuable or bring its value down to the point where it’s almost worthless. Knowing if your baseball cards are worth money is tricky, but once you know what to look for, figuring out their value becomes much easier.
What Makes Cards Valuable?
Each card is different, and value is hard to know just by looking at a card. It takes a lot of industry knowledge and knowledge about the market to understand what’s valuable and what’s not. Generally, though, there are a few characteristics that help determine value. The first and most obvious trait is the quality of the card. A card fresh out of the pack should be pristine, but the longer you wait to put it in a protective sleeve, the more susceptible it is to scratches and dinged corners.
on February 10, 2023
Collecting sports cards is a fun hobby many people participate in, but it’s not so simple. Here, we’ll debunk some common myths about collecting sports cards.
on February 07, 2023
Today people share dozens of different trading card sets, whether in online forums, on school playgrounds, or anywhere in between. It’s a popular hobby, but it wasn’t always this way. The history behind collectible trading cards is rich, and many exciting twists and turns happened through the years, leading up to where trading cards are today.
Trade Cards and Cigarette Cards
Before trading cards, there were trade cards—a type of business card that became popular in Europe near the end of the seventeenth century. The cards served as a form of advertising for the business and sometimes even included maps directing the card’s owner to the business itself. Later in the U.S., around 1890, a tobacco company began printing advertisement cards and including them in cigarette packs, similar to trade cards.
Soon, the manufacturers began printing pictures on the cards with different encyclopedic topics to make the cards more enticing. Then, more and more cigarette compani
on January 24, 2023
Trading cards have always been popular, but their popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade or so. More people are getting involved and buying packs and boxes left and right. There’s also been some development of new and unique ways to open cards, such as card breaks. It’s a fun way to get a lot of people excited about opening cards, but there are also negative possibilities, such as damaged cards. If you continue reading, you can learn what to do if you get a damaged card in a card break.
What Is a Card Break?
First, you must understand what a card break is and how it works. You can buy a pack of cards or a box of packs, but depending on the rarity of the cards, these packs and boxes may be incredibly expensive. Some avid collectors purchase cards this way, but the average collector will need to join a card break. Card breaks involve one person or business buying an entire box of cards, like we do at JRI Cards. From that point, other collectors can “buy in” a spot
on January 19, 2023
In the world of sports, many different trading cards are going around. There are a few classic and rare football and baseball cards, but people tend to underestimate the worth of basketball cards. Collectors are still trading these valuable cards like hotcakes, and their value is shooting through the roof. Read on to learn more about 10 of the most expensive basketball trading cards of all time!
1980-1981 Topps Scoring Leader Card
Last year, this card sold for $840,000 at the Goldin Auctions. There are many scoring leader
on January 13, 2023When starting your trading card collection, you need to know what to look for. Here are the pros and cons of buying raw versus graded card packs.
on December 19, 2022
Are you a little confused when you hear terms like “cracking a pack”? Don’t worry—this is the place to be. Read here to learn about sports card breaks.
on December 06, 2022Have you ever wanted to make tons of cash in a single sale? Of course you have—you collect sports cards! Here are some hockey cards that did the trick.