What does ‘PSA’ mean – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

PSA stands for Professional Sports Authenticator and they are the largest and most prestigious of the major sports card grading companies. Owned by Collectors, PSA was established in 1991 to…

What does ‘Tmall’ mean – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

Tmall is a Chinese eCommerce site -- think of it like the Amazon of Asia. But if you've seen Tmall mentioned on basketball cards, it's because Panini produces basketball cards…

What does ‘Pop 1’ mean – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

In sports cards, Pop 1 is short for "Population of 1". It describes the number of graded examples that exist for that particular card. So, a Pop 1 card is…

What does ‘PC’ mean – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

In sports cards, PC means 'Personal Collection'. You will often hear card collectors say, "I PC Ken Griffey Jr. and Bo Jackson." But just as commonly, you might hear, "I…

What are ‘Comps’ in Sports Cards – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

The term comps, short for comparables, refers to using metrics and other factors to determine the valuation of an item. In real estate, comps might be previously sold homes of…

How To Prepare to Attend Your First Card Show
How to Prepare to Attend Your First Card Show

Sports card shows can be a little daunting looking from the outside in. With hundreds of tables, often thousands of strangers, and deals being made all around it can feel…

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2024 Topps Football Preview: Why We’re Excited for Composite

After a record-setting NFL Draft where twenty offensive players, including six quarterbacks were taken in the first-round, Topps has chosen to capitalize. For the first time in nearly a decade,…

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The Complete List of Retail Stores that Sell Cards

I compiled this list of retail stores in the US that (sometimes) sell cards based on the crowdsourced information on @CardPurchaser's tweet. In some cases, its both sports cards and…

How To Sell Cards at a Card Show
How to Sell at a Card Show: Tips From My First Dealer Experience

While Nate Lake Cards has been a thing for about 10 months, I've been mostly focusing on building my eBay store. That has been going super well, and in the…

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Card Dealer Pro Review: How To Quickly Grow Your eBay Card Store

In a nutshell I had 20,000 cards set aside to list and sell on eBay. After investing in a Fujitsu 7030 document scanner, an eBay store and a Card Dealer…