The people who have discovered the pleasure of collecting baseball price of baseball cards are always on the lookout for interesting varieties. People who are not interested in this pastime do not usually understand the kick that one gets when one chances on a card or a set that is rare. One of the most famous makers of these collectibles is Topps. Whenever this company releases sets into the market, serious collectors make it a point to acquire them.

There is plenty of history with sell topps baseball cards and that could be one major reason why. The first were distributed in cigarettes and arrived in the latter part of the 19th century. Until the mid-1930s, you simply can’t find a football card. Basketball? No major set until 1948…and then only one from 1950 through 1968. Hockey has a longer history of producing trading cards but the sport simply doesn’t have the same broad appeal.

So the main thing you need to realize is control the quality of your cards and even help your childrens collection by teaching them how to help keep the value up on their collectibles. I have seen many collections that look like it was a 1960 collection but it was a 2000 collection not being taken care of. You may never know the rookie or star card you have until later. This sometimes may me several years after you got the card.

3) How do you shop? Are you shopping at the most economical stores? Are you strategically planning your errands to be more fuel efficient? Do you use coupons? We buy 80% of our clothing from thrift stores. My wife has an amazing knack for finding the top brands (Columbia, Perry Ellis, Dockers, etc.) in “almost new” condition. When it comes to grocery shopping we only buy what is on sale, even if it’s not on our list.

Now, the first step is to find your baseball bats. You can use vintage baseball cards bats that you have collected for this project or even new baseball bats. You can find great baseball bats at Wal-Mart, Target, and almost any sporting goods store. I find them from as little as $5 of the cheap ones all the way to $50 for the collector’s addition.

One sports collectable that some may not consider a sports card but has always been a fascination to me is the 1952 and 53 Dixie Cup lids. These were Dixie Cup ice cream lids with famous pictures under them and Vintage baseball cards covered with a paper similar to wax paper for protection. The Dixie Cup company produce these picture lids from the early 30’s until the mid 50’s but the 2 afore mentioned years were the only ones that produced sports figure pictures.

You can get low cost merchandise in a very similar way at flea markets and swap meets. Many flea market sellers do not want to stay all day long in the hot sun, and many do not want to pack up their car. Make them an offer for any remaining stock on their table. Another good idea is to trade for something you would like.

A card collector that collects for the enjoyment does it for many different reasons. Some collect cards of their favorite teams, players, regions, or sports. Whatever the reason for collecting, sports card collecting has in the past and still is a very popular and sometimes moneymaking hobbie.