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How To Collect Hockey Cards

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As with other professional sports, trading cards or collector
cards (whichever term you prefer) are available for hockey.
Collecting hockey cards is a fun and exciting hobby for hockey
fans. Whether you choose to collect hockey cards in general, or
cards for a particular team or league, card collecting can be a
very interesting and educational experience as well as being
loads of fun. The cards that you collect over the years may also
be valuable at some point in time.

To ensure that your collection of hockey cards does increase in
value, especially if you intend to sell them sometime down the
road, it is imperative that you keep the cards in tip-top shape,
so you will want to protect them in some way. Of course, you can
store your cards in boxes, but using binders with card protector
sheets is a much better way to store the cards where they are
protected and easily accessible for viewing. If you choose to
box your cards rather than using a binder, be sure to use
individual card protectors for each card. There are also boxes
that are specially designed for card collecting in which your
cards will fit perfectly decreasing the chance that they will
get damaged.

Card collecting has always been pretty popular, but with the
introduction of new trading card collectibles, in addition to
the traditional sports cards, the hobby of collecting trading
cards seems to have become more widespread. Now, you can get
card collecting supplies, like binders, card collecting boxes
and card protectors, at just about any variety store, discount
store, office supply store, or sports shop. Most music or video
game stores have card collecting supplies as well. Investing in
the supplies to properly store and protect your hockey card
collection is well worth the cost and will preserve your cards
keeping them in good shape so you will have better results when
you decide to trade or to sell your hockey cards.

Always store your hockey cards in a location that isn’t subject
to extreme heat or direct sunlight. Heat may damage the cards,
especially if they are in plastic card protectors, and sunlight
will definitely fade the cards. Moisture is another enemy of
card collectors. Be sure to keep your cards where they won’t get
wet and avoid exposing them to excessive humidity.

One last tip about collecting hockey cards – a collection of
hockey cards are usually worth more if you have complete sets to
sell. However, selling individual cards, especially if they are
rare, can also prove to be profitable.


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  • Posted On August 11, 2006
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