Hobby Articles

Buying the conventional way


Remember the days where you actually had to go out to buy the things you wanted? Clothes, music, video games, everything was right there for the taking at your local mall; but in our ever evolving society, the traditional shopping trip soon became outdated, and the situation is the same when it comes to getting cards and supplies for us collectors.

We do indeed live in a technological heyday, and many of us turn to the Internet for their regular box or card purchases. However, the Internet is not without its risk as previously discussed in other articles, and some people More >

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Collecting

Collectors today are lucky. With the Internet, the world is their oyster, and there are plenty of sites which can be of great use to them. Be it for trading purposes, like sportscardforum.com or for buying purposes; Beckett marketplace comes to mind or eBay is also rather popular. That being said, while the Internet gives us more options to fuel our card collecting addiction, it also exposes us to a few pitfalls. A good article about buying boxes online safely was written by a fellow Sports Card Forum writer in January and you can read it at the following link More >

A View From a Long Time Collector Returning to the Hobby

We’ve all seen the classic plot line in which the main character is cryonically frozen for 20 years only to emerge to a world that has passed them by. Enter me. After collecting anything I could get my hands on back in the early to mid 80s, I walked away from the hobby that had been so much a part of my life. Picking it up over 20 years later, it certainly feels as if I am in a time warp.

No longer is the rookie card king. The market is ruled by autographs, relics and low numbered cards. Gone are More >