specializes in high-valued trading cards & collectibles.

Cardboard Nerds strives to provide simple, straightforward advice that is objective, independent, and honest advice, helping you get the most for your money in the sports card and collectibles world.

The site has three main objectives:

  • Analysis of the top rookie cards for popular players
  • Provide a checklist, top cards, and reviews for popular trading card sets
  • Provide estimated values to trading cards (both graded and non-graded)

About Us cardboard nerds

A message from the founder

I purchased a T206 Red Back Ty Cobb in 2015. In 2021, I sold it for a 1200% return. From that point on, I have been “investing” in high-dollar collectibles. Some in the industry do not like the word investing regarding sports cards. I get that to a point, but in my eyes, certain cards (i.e., Ty Cobb T206) and collectibles (first edition Spiderman comic book) qualify as an investment. On the other hand, the Prizm Brock Purdy rookie card is not an investment. It is a fun purchase that could very well be profitable.

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