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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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    TNT Sports
    101 N Range Line Rd Ste 121, Joplin, MO 64801
    (417) 206-4338
    Vintage Stock
    101 N Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64801
    (417) 206-3530
    Tnt 2
    101 N Range Line Rd, Joplin, MO 64801
    (417) 627-9967
    Vintage Stock
    3120 S Main St Ste 7, Joplin, MO 64804
    (417) 782-2778
    Michael's Sports Cards
    102 W 4th St, Pittsburg, KS 66762
    (620) 231-2800
    1060 1st Ave Ne, Gravette, AR 72736
    JayHawkPlanet is a family owned online store specializing in top class Jayhawk merchandise. Our main goal is to provide you best customer satisfaction with secure and easy-to-use shopping experience.
    (479) 344-6038
    Centerfield Sports Cards
    427 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
    (417) 831-7675
    Vintage Stock
    2631 N Kansas Expy, Springfield, MO 65803
    (417) 866-7227
    Field of Dreams Sports Cards
    926 W Kearney St, Springfield, MO 65803
    (417) 863-0558
    Chuck's Sports Cards and More
    829 W Kearney St, Springfield, MO 65803
    (417) 832-0797
    Ron's Racing Collectibles
    1408 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804
    (417) 882-6472
    Vintage Stock
    2856 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65804
    (417) 882-2283
    Cleve's Sports Cards
    1528 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72764
    (479) 927-0067
    Springdale Card & Comic Wholesale
    888 E Robinson Ave, Springdale, AR 72764
    (479) 750-3399
    Mid America Sports Collectibles
    2020 W Maple St, Independence, KS 67301
    (620) 331-0129

    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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