What is a rookie card?
A rookie card is a card that is produced in the same year as a specific player’s first ever card. This means that there can be multiple rookie cards for a player. A player’s first ever card produced is considered a “true rookie”. For example, player X has 3 cards made in the year 2020 and, the cards are released separately on January, March and September. The card released in January would be considered the ‘true rookie’ card and all 3 cards would be considered rookie cards.
Are soccer cards expensive?
Some soccer cards can be very expensive and some soccer cards can be very cheap. This depends on the popularity of the player, how early in the player’s career the card is produced, the condition of the card and the quantity of the card available (supply).
What makes a soccer card rare?
A soccer card is rare if it is in high demand and there is low supply. Supply and demand, with regard to soccer cards, depends on the popularity of the player and the quantity of the card available.
Is it worth investing in soccer cards?
If you enjoy watching soccer and have knowledge of a specific league or leagues, investing in soccer cards might be something you could get involved with. It is advised that prospective investors should proceed with caution. Soccer card investing, like any other area of investing, can make you money, but it can also lose you money quite quickly.
Why are soccer card popular?
Soccer cards are very popular because it allows fans to collect their favourite players and also gives the collector a chance earn money as the players progress. For the most part, soccer cards are collected for sentimental or investment purposes.
What is the rarest soccer card?
It is difficult to say what the rarest soccer player because there are many variables involved. Modern day cards can be numbered 1/1 – meaning that they are the only card of this player to exist. Taking this into consideration, you can’t get much rarer than 1/1. That being said, player rarity can be influenced by the player popularity, the age of the card and the amount of the card in circulation.
What is a numbered card?
A numbered card is a card that is produced to the number indicated on the card. For example, if a card has 53/99 on it, there has been 99 of this specific card produced with the card is question being number 53 of the 99 produced.
Where do I buy soccer cards?
The most popular place to buy soccer cards in on eBay. They have the largest selection of cards to choose from with individual sellers listing their cards for sale. Additionally, you can find soccer cards at local card stores or country specific online marketplaces. It is also possible to source soccer cards on social media with many people sharing and selling their collections.
Why do people collect soccer stickers?
Before soccer cards were popular, soccer stickers were the main form of collecting, especially in Europe. This tradition has carried on with many people collecting stickers to complete sticker albums. Other collectors treat stickers as cards and never stick them in the album.
What is card grading?
The purpose of grading cards is to give collectors an indication of the condition quality of the card. This encompasses a ranking (usually out 10) of a cards: surface, centering, corners and edges. If a card is in perfect condition these criteria will get a 10/10. Whereas if a card is damaged these criteria may get a lower rating out of 10.
How to sell my soccer cards?
The easiest place to list and sell your soccer cards is on eBay. The seller should be aware that marketplaces such as eBay take a commission from the sale price. You can also sell your soccer cards on social media by getting into contact with other collectors.
Are my soccer cards worth money?
Possibly. This will depend on the cards: popularity, how early in the player’s career the card is produced, the condition of the card and the quantity of the card available (supply). An easy way to get an idea of how much your cards are worth is by looking at previous sales on eBay. This is done by searching for a specific card in the eBay search, going into the filter settings, and then toggling the sold items option.
How do I protect my soccer cards?
The best way to protect your soccer cards is by putting each individual card into a plastic sleeve and then into a top loader. For additional protection, ensure the cards are kept away from moisture in the air. This is very important for those living in areas of high humidity.
What are soccer card breaks?
A box breaker is someone who has a box or many boxes of sealed product and they sell positions in a box break with the goal of making more money than they paid for the box or boxes. The positions sold correspond to the contents of the box – usually a customer pays for a team, for example, Arsenal or England, and if any Arsenal or England cards come out of the box opened, that customer gets those cards posted to them.
How to package my soccer cards for postage?
When packaging soccer cards, it is expected that cards are protected in plastic sleeves and top loaders. Additionally, it is expected that cards be shipped in bubble wrap protected envelopes. Lastly, it is the usual practice to send packages via registered post. By doing this, any complications that may arise can be resolved.