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Sports Memories and Collectible Terms

Maybe you'd like to collect basketball, hockey or baseball items for fun and profit. You may look forward to trading at conventions or debating on online forums. Sports card and memorabilia collectors make up a lively community. You may have a group who meets regularly at the local hobby store for events. Prepare a guest that you bring to your next hobby social event by sharing these terms.

  • No-grade – According to an official rating system, a no-grade is an unfortunate condition. For example, a valuable basketball card can be ruined by adding color, doing repair or trimming.
  • Gem Mint – This is highly desirable condition for collectors of trading cards and other items of sport memorabilia. Such a trading card must have razor sharp corners and original gloss.
  • Notching – Retail store owners may start as childhood fans and then run a small business as a labor of love. Such owners who sell sport memorabilia buy cards without notching. Notching is an imperfection caused to cards by a previous owner. Even signed limited edition cards can lose their value by notching caused by a rubber band.
  • Birdcage Mask – This catcher’s mask is from 1910. Look for hinged car guards and throat protectors on this vintage gear.
  • Autographed Hockey Stick – Oftentimes a whole team rather than a single player will sign such a stick.
  • World War II – Many brands of sports cards produced boxing, baseball and football cards during this time period. Now cards from this era are prized by collectors. Cards in good condition from these years are rare.
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    200 Foxmoor Villiage, E Stroudsburg, PA 18302
    Contact us at (862) 242-3860 in East Stroudsburg, PA, to order sports memorabilia from our clothing store. Contact us at (862) 242-3860 in East Stroudsburg, PA, to order sports memorabilia from our cl
    (862) 242-3860
    All American Sports Collectibles
    973 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522
    All American Sports Collectibles is your source of various autographed memorabilia for sports fans. Contact us in Ephrata, PA, for more details.
    (877) 697-9521
    Coach's Corner Sports Auctions LLC
    47 N Front St Ste 1, Souderton, PA 18964
    Coach's Corner has been in business in the heart of Souderton, PA for over 30 years. It is a family-run business that has auctioned off over 2 million items since our inception. We have won numerous c
    (215) 721-9162
    Tikko's LLC
    17 W Catawissa St, Nesquehoning, PA 18240
    (570) 669-6300
    Deb & Pats Sports Memorabilia
    92 S Main St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18701
    (570) 371-3857
    Simpson Upholstery
    235 Iroquois Ave, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    (570) 822-4505
    Pat & Deb's Sports Memorabilia & Miscellaneous
    1325 N River St, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
    (570) 235-1840
    Check's Cards n' Collectibles
    38 Bedford St, Kingston, PA 18704
    (570) 262-1478
    Anthracite Coin and Collectibles
    319 Main St, Kingston, PA 18704
    (570) 287-3602
    M C Sports Cards & Collectibles
    32 N Oak St, Mount Carmel, PA 17851
    (570) 339-3776
    Classic Sportscards & Collectibles
    430 Wyoming Ave, Pittston, PA 18643
    (570) 655-5453
    6636 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA 18106
    (610) 481-9992
    The Sports Scene
    1241 Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, PA 18052
    (610) 433-0800
    Gary's Sports Cards
    618 Pittston Ave # Frnt, Scranton, PA 18505
    (570) 341-9911
    Mace Coin & Card Mart
    108 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18504
    (570) 346-6891

    The first sports cards were baseball cards, which appeared in the second half of the nineteenth century. Their original purpose was actually to prevent cigarette packs from being crushed. Later, cards became associated with gum and expanded into other sports. Now cards exist for football, hockey and basketball. Collecting and trading cards is an important hobby. Sports cards are now sold independently as well as being used for promotions. Signed and autographed cards can be of considerable value. Some cards are limited edition and hologram cards have enjoyed a recent popularity. Vintage cards, especially in mint condition, are sought by collectors. They are sold by retail shops and also traded. Major League baseball cards remain popular, with the most valuable being those of players who make it to the Hall of Fame. In some cases, a card from a player's rookie year can be the most prized. Cards are sold in retail shops and online. Sometimes, they are put together into sets, for example, a specific team in a specific year. Hockey and basketball cards are also pretty common. Other trading cards exist, both sport and other interests. The trading card phenomenon has led to the creation of a number of games based off of the concept and entertainment cards are also collectibles. Stores that sell cards may also sell other memorabilia. Autographed balls are popular with baseball fans. Signed jerseys can fetch very high prices in some quarters. Also popular are photos, signed and otherwise, and other pieces of sporting equipment. Sports memorabilia are valued not for their practical use, but for the sense of connection they give the owner with a respected player or team.
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