I started categorizing and collecting hockey cards during covid lockdowns by going through all the boxes and boxes of hockey cards my husband collected as a child. It was a lot of fun and I have continued to do it. Now I am finding I am buying and trading online. Even sent some of my “cool” cards to get graded.
Hockey card collecting is a hobby that involves collecting and trading cards featuring hockey players. Hockey cards are typically produced by sports card companies and feature images of players, along with statistics and other information about their careers.
Hockey card collecting can be a fun and rewarding hobby for fans of the sport, as it allows them to learn more about their favorite players and teams, while also providing a unique way to connect with other fans. Some collectors enjoy the challenge of tracking down rare or valuable cards, while others simply enjoy the process of building a collection.
There are many factors that can influence the value of a hockey card, including the player featured on the card, the condition of the card, and the rarity of the card. Some of the most valuable hockey cards include those featuring legendary players like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Bobby Orr.
If you’re interested in starting a hockey card collection, there are many resources available online to help you get started, including websites that offer information about different types of cards and where to buy them. You may also want to consider joining a local trading group or attending a sports card show, where you can meet other collectors and trade cards in person.
Then when you pull a “great” card – best thing to do is research it and send it for grading.
Canadian Companies offer Grading of Hockey Cards
- PSA Canada
Located in Nova Scotia
- KSA Grading
Located in Ontario and British Columbia.
USA or INTERNATIONAL Hockey Grading Companies that ship to Canada
Beckett is the most trusted name in the industry for grading. For six years in a row, Card Trade readers named Beckett Grading the “Best Grading Service” in the world. That’s because Beckett operates with integrity and knowledge—as it has for decades.