Glossary Term: Trading Card

What is a Trading Card?

  • trading card is one of a set of thin pieces of cardboardwith a picture relating to a particular theme, such as baseball or football, printed on it. Collectors buy the cards or trade them with other collectors.
  •  Cards dealing with other subjects like Pokémon are often considered a separate category from sports cards, known as non-sports trading cards. These often feature cartoons, comic characters, television and film stills. In the 1990s, cards designed specifically for playing games became popular enough to develop into a distinct category, collectible card games.
  • The first baseball cards were trade cards printed in the late 1860s by a sporting goods company, around the time baseball became a professional sport.[6] Most of the baseball cards around the beginning of the 20th century came in candy and tobacco products. It was during this era that the most valuable baseball card ever printed was produced – the infamous T206 tobacco card featuring Honus Wagner.

Screwdown for Single Cards

Ultra-Pro® Single Card Screwdown. Acrylic. Displays cards up to a 2-5/8 x 3-3/4″. 3-1/8 x 5-3/16 x 1/4″ outside dimension. 4-screw. Crystal clear. Acid-free. Beveled edges. Non-recessed.