The pandemic has made it clear that card collecting is a viable investment strategy that’s also a fun hobby. There are a ton of collectible options for you, depending on your preferences. Whether you like sports or pop culture, you can have an exciting time card collecting! Read on to learn three types of trading cards you can collect.
The cards that most people think of when they picture collectibles are sports cards. Our favorite thing about sports cards is the sheer breadth they cover. You can collect cards of your favorite sports players from yesterday and today. The choice to seek vintage cards or modern cards is completely up to you.
You can also pick whether you want to go after the rarest cards (some sports cards sell for millions of dollars) or simply want to collect all the team members of your favorite sports team. Either way, as long as you enjoy the hobby, it’s a great way to spend your time!
Collectible Card Games (CCGs)
Next to sports cards, cards from collectible card games are the most ubiquitous. Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, and Magic: The Gathering are the biggest names in the collectible card game hobby, but the world extends out even further if you care to look. These cards are fun because you can also get into the games surrounding them.
While cards based on movies and TV shows aren’t as common as CCGs and sports cards, you can find cards that represent your favorite fictional characters. Whether you love Marvel, DC, Star Wars, or Star Trek, you can find cards for all of them!
No matter what cards you collect, you should ensure you know the best practices for protecting your trading cards. Have card sleeves and top loaders ready when you crack a pack!
Now that you know three types of trading cards you can collect, you can start hunting for a rare card and opening packs!