You want to learn how to buy trading cards online to give as a gift? I hope it’s for me. Just kidding. Seriously though, if you’re looking to give a gift, there are a couple of things that you should consider. Does this person enjoy collecting cards as an investor or are they a long-term personal collector? You should know the answer before buying them a trading card for a gift.
Buy Trading Cards Online for the Investor
If the person you’re buying for is an investor, chance are they will eventually sell this card to try to make a profit. This alone, may change your mind on buying them a trading card as a gift. If they are an investor, is there a specific type of card they like to keep for themselves? If so, this might be a better option. Find out what they’re passionate about.
If you think they will sell it and you still want to get them a trading card, take a few minutes to read this mini-guide and then come back here.
Tip: Investors typically prefer a higher graded card (Mint or Gem Mint) since they are rarer. However, they will be more expensive, so consider this before choosing a card to buy as a gift.
Buy Trading Cards Online for the Personal Collector
Before you buy trading cards as a gift, there are a few things that you should be able to answer. Do you know the answers to the following questions?
- What are they passionate about?
- What trading cards do they already have?
- What trading cards do they want?
- Are they looking to complete a set?
- Do they care about professional grading?
- If so, what grading company do they prefer?
- Is the condition important to them?
These are things that you want to find out before buying them any type of trading card. Like any gift, you want to get something that they will enjoy for many years to come. Once you have a good idea as to what card you want to get for them, you should read this how-to mini-guide and then come back here.
Tip: You can save money by buying something that has a lower grade. Just make sure that the card isn’t junk.
If you’re going to buy trading cards online as a gift, your friend or family member are lucky to have you and I’m sure they will appreciate it very much.
Happy Collecting! (Or gifting in this case)