Author Archives : BadWax

Collector Cards: A History

Collecting trade cards has been a hobby and a passion for many people for decades. In fact, this practice is older than you think. You may think it really took off at the time of Babe Ruth when baseball was at its peak and legends of various sports walked the Earth. As plausible as it may seem, the history of…

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Collector Cards – A Business or a Hobby

Ever since we were kids in the school yard we would get together at lunch to trade cards or even sneak and pass a few around during class. This is quite the common past time for many kids, including myself and this is probably the first introduction kids have in the world of speculation. You would place a certain value…

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Hobby vs. Retail – Buying packs of Sports Cards

Each individual collector starts his or her collection differently. They may choose to collect their favorite player, team, just collect random cards as an investment or they would try to build up their own sets. Collectors cannot resist the urge to buy packs of cards in the chance of seeing their favorite player in a low #’d insert rookie card…

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