Here we are back in the age of sportscards! Amid all the nostalgia for the 80s created by shows such as “Strangers Things” we are now seeing a resurgence of a classic culture. Sports cards were all the rage back in the 80s and seeing their resurgence in the past year has been one of the rare good things that happened in 2020. The new year promises new opportunities and the potential for a rise in the trade of sports cards.
You can check out how and why you should be investing in sports cards here. In this article, I’ll be going through the top 5 sites where you can buy and sell sports cards. All of these sites are legit marketplaces where you can begin your journey into the world of sports cards.
If you’re looking for a simple and no-hassle way of entering the sports card market then eBay is the place to begin. Not only can you buy and sell your cards here but it is also a great place to figure out the market prices for specific cards. You can easily judge the price of a specific card by going through all the listings.
On eBay, you could go and buy cards that you wouldn’t be able to find in any of your local card shops. Not only that but the massive influx of cards on this platform actually drove down the prices of the cards, which is good news if you’re a buyer, not very much if you’re a seller. It is still one of the best places to buy and sell your sports cards, as the potential is almost limitless. Yes, their fees might be an inconvenience to some but that is a small price to pay for the number of buyers you can attract.
COMC is an amazing marketplace to buy and sell your sports cards. If you’re a seller concerned about shipping to your buyers then COMC has got your back. You just have to send your cards to them, they will scan your cards and list them, when someone buys them they’ll ship it for you.
If you’re a buyer then the best part about COMC for you is that you can buy from multiple sellers and pay only one shipping cost. Additionally, a great feature of COMC is that you can buy sports cards and put them up for sale immediately on the same platform.
With over 23 million cards on one platform, combined with a flat shipping rate, COMC is a premier marketplace for trading sports cards.
Another great place to begin trading sports cards would be StockX. It is a stockmarket style marketplace where you can buy and sell your sports cards, by bidding and asking. It is not only limited to sports cards but also other collectible items, such as sneakers, watches, and other stuff.
Just like COMC, you have to send your cards to StockX who will then scan them for authenticity and list them on their marketplace. The amazing thing about StockX is that their experts authenticate the products therefore there is almost no risk of fraud. They also provide real-time data about the market so that you can get the best deal for the best price.
Of all the marketplaces mentioned in this article, Slabstox is probably the most analytical and data-driven. On Slabstox each card has its own page where you can see its current market value, historical data, and real-time sales. The great thing about this marketplace is that it allows you to track your investment, each card you buy will be shown in your portfolio.
Slabstox will be powered by eBay, so each card you list on this site will automatically be listed on eBay as well. However, all the buying and selling will happen on Slabstox, while you’ll still get to tap into the massive market of eBay. This marketplace is in its initial stages, hence its membership is limited as of now. Be sure to signup for it, because it will cost you a total of $0 to do so. For all the services this platform provides, it’s a no brainer.
Kronozio is a relatively new marketplace for buying and selling sports cards. It is a platform based in Canada. Although it is a new player in the market it still packs a punch, as it is highly effective if you need to sell your low-value cards.
Like the other sites mentioned above, Kronozio also offers card scanning, in addition to that they also provide efficient documentation services for a nominal fee of course. You can also use Kronozio to sell on eBay, thus giving you access to that market as well.
The unique thing about Kronozio is that unlike other sites, you have to download their software in order to start trading your cards. That being said they have a very effective web portal where you can sell your cards by making your own configurable store.