Five of the Best Historical Relic Cards

Whether we like it or not, each year bats are splintered, documents are shredded, and jerseys are ripped at the seams to be put into sports cards. While many collectors…

What is a Slab
What is a ‘Slab’ – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

We're not talking about a slab of concrete. In the world of card collecting, a slab is the plastic holder used by grading card companies to encapsulate and protect a…

What is a razz
What is a ‘Razz’ – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

In the world of card collecting, a razz is a sports card raffle. In a razz, the organizer will offer up a sports card as the prize to be won,…

What is a Short Print
What is a ‘Short Print’ – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

A short print (SP) is a sports card that has a print run lower than that of other cards in the set. For example, if a typical base common card…

What Does SSP Mean in Sports Cards
What does ‘SSP’ mean – Definition – The Sports Card Glossary

SSP stands for Super Short Print, which helps to identify sports cards even more rare than SP (Short Print). While there is some debate amongst collectors on how rare a…

The Most Valuable Cards in 1989 Fleer Baseball
Most valuable cards in 1989 Fleer Baseball

The 1989 Fleer baseball card set was released in 1989 by Fleer. Containing 660 cards, the 1989 Fleer set is particularly sought after by collectors because it includes the rookie…

Five of the Worst Sports Card Autographs
Five of the Worst Sports Card Autographs by Pro Athletes

Imagine this, you save up for a few months and pay a couple hundred dollars for a hobby box to only pull an autograph that looks nothing like the player’s…

What does PSA mean
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
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?
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…