Collecting Sports Cards for Hockey, Baseball, and Football

Welcome to Card Collector Digest (CCD), the leading online resource for collecting and trading sports cards. We are here to help you and throughout our website, you will find information on collecting sports cards in hockey, baseball, football and more. We have trading sports cards guides, information on card grading companies and what you need to know, where to buy cards, and we have our very own exclusive section for those who'd like to know more about betting on sports online too. It's all here so take your time and learn all you need to know. At CCD, our aim is to help educate and assist you by providing a comprehensive database of trading information, as well as checklists that will help you find the right product. We also have how-to guides and player collecting profiles.

Collecting Sports Cards - Baseball

Baseball sports cards were first created in the late 19th century by tobacco manufacturers and they are still the most popular today. In fact, it is a $200 million industry and in our baseball cards section, you will find information on products, player collecting profiles, articles, card guides, and so much more.

Collecting Sports Cards - Football

In CCD's football cards section you will find information on the different products available, player profiles for the NFL and more, articles, trading guides, and more. Football cards have become increasingly popular and we have all the information you need.

Collecting Sports Cards - Hockey

Hockey cards may be the smallest segment of the trading card market but there are some very passionate buyers and traders out there. In our hockey cards section, you will find information on the different card products, NHL player profiles, articles, guides, and more.

Buying Sports Cards - What You Need To Know

If you are a sports card collector or you plan on becoming one there are a number of things you need to know. One of the most common mistakes people make is not knowing how the condition affects the price. Many overestimate the value of their cards too. You need to be able to identify a card, grade its condition, and be able to estimate a realistic value if you are to be successful. You may decide to collect sports card from a specific era or those of your favorite team. Some collectors collect unusual or rare cards. When buying cards it is important to check the theme or type of cards that are being sold as this will save you a great deal of time. Here are some important things to be aware of:

  • Cards come in all shapes, sizes, and designs
  • Most popular card size is credit card size
  • Smallest size is that of a stamp
  • Majority of cards are rectangular
  • Most cards today have prism-like effects
  • Themes can help collectors and make things easier

Buying and Trading - How Cards Get Their Prices

The law of supply and demand plays a big part in how cards get their prize. Not all cards were produced in the same amount so if you have a rare card it will be worth more. Some important factors for determining card prices are:

  • Age of the card
  • Attractiveness
  • Who's on the card
  • Card popularity
  • Scarcity of the card
  • Condition of the card

You can find out everything you need to know about card buying and trading or to find a price guide be sure to visit our card buying and trading page.

Where to Buy Sports Cards

There are a number of different ways to buy sports cards if you are a collector. You can try a local store, go to card shows, buy through mail order, and of course, you can buy sports cards online. The internet has given rise to several online communities where collectors can trade and buy sports cards. We have in-depth guides for each of these options to help you find the one that will work for you.

Taking Care of Your Sports Cards

It is essential to take care of your cards if you want to maintain their value. There are lots of products you can buy to protect your cards. We have an extensive list of tips on card caring on our site including the obvious ones such as keeping food, drink, and babies away from them. You can view more in our sports cards care guide.

Betting on Sports Online

If you are an avid sports card collector you may enjoy betting on sports too and with the internet, you can do this from the comfort of your own home. You can bet on baseball, hockey, football, and more and many of these sports betting sites give new players free bets so you can test them out risk-free, and even win real money. You can visit our online sports betting section to find out more and discover the best sports betting offers and sites for where you live.