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Sports Related Products To Sell Alongside Trading Cards

One of the coolest things about having the ability to purchase wholesale items to re-sell is that the possibilities are endless to what you can sell. Why people in this business only try selling low margin and frequently hot/cold sports cards is beyond me. The odds of you making any real money are slim to none if you just stick with cards. The sports collectibles market is filled with licensed branded goods that fans pay good money (especially if the team wins a Super Bowl or Championship).

You might ask, why am I giving this information out and not selling the items myself? Well, that’s a good point – and I guess you get what you pay for on the internet. However, I actually sold most of these items about 10 years ago online (eBay) & in a store. I bought almost all my fan items from a company that manufactures and distributes licensed products at affordable prices. Personally, I’m into more asset-less type investments these days, and you learn over the years that rich people tend to all make money the same way. Not to mention the process of buying/selling/packing/shipping does get quite tiresome. So there are some drawbacks to diversifying your revenue streams (and the retail business model itself), but it’s always good having an extra way to make money – especially if you are buying & selling already.

License Plate Covers – These sell great, and they are pretty cheap wholesale. People like the metal ones, but the plastic ones sell well too. If I remember correctly, the wholesale on the plastic ones was about $1.25 and you can sell them for $4.99 pretty much all day long.

Seattle Seahawks Metal License Plate Cover


Lanyards – I must admit, I’ve never used a lanyard before, but I sure do see quite a few hanging out of people’s pockets. Need proof that these babies sell? This seller sold $633.00 dollars worth (that’s just lanyards) from February 19 – May 19, 2013.

San Francisco 49ers NFL Lanyard


Decals/Stickers – For most people, spending $30,000 on a car is not a enough, they need a sweet looking decal of their favorite team on the back. Not only that, once you put a decal on something, you’re not taking it off – so the chance of repeat business is high. Speaking of business, this eBay seller sold over $350 dollars worth (of NFL decals) from February 19 – May 19, 2013. Pretty good for the off-season.

NY Giants Logo Sticker


Signs – People love putting up a team sign in the garage, office, or just around the house. They also make easy and affordable gifts on just about any budget. Looks like some sellers have been doing really well recently selling these NFL wood fan cave signs for $19.99 each all day. (Hint: The same distributor I link at the top of the page is the one that makes these, I think they are about $9.00 each wholesale back when I was buying them).

Raiders NFL Sign


Flags – Fans love putting these up on game-day, or they can look good just hanging on the wall. There are garden flags, car flags, banner type flags and more. Also, the babies fade (or they get stolen if you live where I do) when you leave them outside, so there’s always a chance for a repeat buyer.

Colts Fan Flag

That’s five ideas for you, there are 1,000’s of possibilities when you start talking about the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, College, NASCAR, Olympics and more. Team branded stuff never goes out of style (like players and most trading cards) … so even if it sits in your inventory for a while, it’s not depreciating much in value. Not to mention you can order about as much of this stuff as you’d like – unlike hot sports card releases which are often allocated or sell-out quickly.

 

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions Oct 2-9 2012

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions on eBay
October 2-9, 2012


#1 – Robert Griffin III
2012 Topps Platinum 1/1 Superfractor RC
Watchers: 364
Final Price: $5,655.00
Seller: 2011maggie56
Ended: October 7, 2012

2012 Topps Platinum Robert Griffin III 1/1


#2 – Michael Jordan
1998-99 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Gold Auto
Watchers: 202
Final Price: $4,250.00
Seller: Ian.3
Ended: October 8, 2012

1998-99 Sp Authentic Michael Jordan Auto


#3 – Michael Jordan
2004-05 UD Exquisite Limited Logo’s Auto Patch
Watchers: 186
Final Price: $12,445.67
Seller: 3Wade_vs._ej10
Ended: October 4, 2012

2004-05 Exquisite Jordan Auto


#4 – Michael Jordan
1998-99 UD Game Jersey Logoman Patch BGS 8.5
Watchers: 137
Final Price: $4,551.00
Seller: johnelway
Ended: October 7, 2012

1998-99 Michael Jordan Jersey


#5 – Kobe / Shaq / Payton / Malone
2003-04 UD Exquisite Foursomes Patch 5/10
Watchers: 125
Final Price: $2,370.67
Seller: Ian.3
Ended: October 5, 2012

2003-04 Exquisite Lakers Patches


#6 – Satchel Paige
1948 Leaf RC PSA 8
Watchers: 122
Final Price: $6,656.56
Seller: prewarcardcollector
Ended: October 8, 2012

1948 Leaf Satchel Paige PSA 5


#7 – Mickey Mantle
1951 Bowman RC PSA 6.5
Watchers: 120
Final Price: $6,388.88
Seller: prewarcardcollector
Ended: October 9, 2012

1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle PSA


#8 – Michael Jordan
2003-04 UD Exquisite Patch
Watchers: 119
Final Price: $4,094.00
Seller: my_orange_baby
Ended: October 9, 2012

2003-04 Exquisite Michael Jordan Auto


#9 – Kobe Bryant
2009-10 National Treasures Notable Nicknames
Watchers: 109
Final Price: $1,049.27
Seller: viperlvr369
Ended: October 9, 2012

2009-10 Panini National Treasures Kobe


#10 – Kobe Bryant
1997-98 EX E-X2001 Essentials Credentials
Watchers: 100
Final Price: $1,693.88
Seller: Ian.3
Ended: October 5, 2012

1997-98 E-X Kobe Bryant


Past Most Watched Lists:

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions Sept 26-Oct 2 2012

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions on eBay
September 26, 2012 – October 2, 2012


#1 – LeBron James
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Green 7/10
Watchers: 385
Final Price: $12,100.00
Seller: waitak
Ended: September 26, 2012

11-12 Fleer Retro LeBron James Green


#2 – Joe DiMaggio
2012 Topps Triple Threads Bat Cut Signature Auto 1/1
Watchers: 220
Final Price: $1,525.00
Seller: basesny
Ended: September 26, 2012

2012 Triple Threads Joe DiMaggio Autograph


#3 – Kobe Bryant
2003-04 UD Exquisite Noble Name Plates Auto Patch 25/25
Watchers: 168
Final Price: $9,486.00
Seller: yogibda
Ended: September 28, 2012

2003-04 Kobe Bryant Exquisite Patch


#4 – Albert Pujols
2012 Topps Triple threads GU Bat Knob 1/1
Watchers: 150
Final Price: $1,215.00
Seller: j-man373
Ended: October 2, 2012

2012 Triple Threads Bat Knob


#5 – Michael Jordan
2000-01 Spx Winning Materials Auto 5/23
Watchers: 144
Final Price: $4,050.00
Seller: Ian.3
Ended: October 1, 2012

2000-01 Michael Jordan SPx Autograph


#6 – Terry Bradshaw
1971 Topps RC PSA 9
Watchers: 138
Final Price: $3,900.00
Seller: probstein123
Ended: September 30, 2012

1971 Topps Terry Bradshaw Rookie PSA 9


#7 – Michael Jordan
2006-07 UD Ultimate Autograph SP
Watchers: 118
Final Price: $455.00
Seller: Ian.3
Ended: September 29, 2012

2006-07 Ultimate Michael Jordan Auto


#8 – John Elway
1984 Topps RC PSA 10
Watchers: 112
Final Price: $1,725.00
Seller: probstein123
Ended: September 30, 2012

1984 Topps John Elway PSA 10


#9 – Michael Jordan – LeBron James
2009-10 UD Exquisite Quad Patch Auto /23
Watchers: 111
Final Price: $3,494.00
Seller: rookiestar601
Ended: September 30, 2012

2009-10 UD Exquisite Jordan - LeBron


#10 – Steve Nash
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Green 8/10
Watchers: 97
Final Price: $2,025.00
Seller: codygiles6
Ended: September 27, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro Steve Nash Green PMG


Past Most Watched Lists:

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions Sept 19-26 2012

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions on eBay
September 19, 2012 – September 26, 2012


#1 – Bryce Harper
2012 Topps Triple Threads Letter Patch Auto Book 1/1
Watchers: 276
Final Price: $2,550.00
Seller: authenticsportsgems
Ended: September 24, 2012

2012 Triple Threads Bryce Harper Auto


#2 – Michael Jordan
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue 29/50
Watchers: 166
Final Price: $8,100.00
Seller: aquiroz520
Ended: September 23, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue Jordan


#3 – Michael Jordan
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue /50
Watchers: 145
Final Price: $7,100.00
Seller: home-run
Ended: September 25, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue Jordan


#4 – Kevin Durant
2007-08 Exquisite Collection RC Auto Patch /99
Watchers: 132
Final Price: $5,299.00
Seller: kh111
Ended: September 23, 2012

2007-08 Exquisite Kevin Durant RC


#5 – Michael Jordan – Kobe Bryant
2000-01 SP Authentic Sign of the Times Auto
Watchers: 127
Final Price: $7,100.00
Seller: kh111
Ended: September 23, 2012

Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan Dual Auto


#6 – Willie Mays
1952 Topps PSA 8
Watchers: 104
Final Price: $7,003.00
Seller: de-mented
Ended: September 20, 2012

1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 8


#7 – Kevin Durant
2007-08 Ultimate Auto RC 3 Color Patch 17/25
Watchers: 107
Final Price: $983.00
Seller: krieger1153
Ended: September 23, 2012

2007-08 Ultimate Kevin Durant RC


#8 – Bryce Harper
2011 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Auto /50 BGS 9.5
Watchers: 95
Final Price: ???
Seller: probstein123
Ended: Item taken off eBay


#9 – Derrick Rose
2008-09 UD Exquisite RC Auto 31/99
Watchers: 95
Final Price: $2,561.21
Seller: craigssportsworld
Ended: September 25, 2012

2008-09 Exquisite Derrick Rose RC


#10 – LeBron James
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue 38/50
Watchers: 85
Final Price: $2,125.00
Seller: ape_2006_go
Ended: September 25, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro LeBron James PMG Blue


Past Most Watched Lists:

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions Sept 12-18 2012

Most Watched Sports Card Auctions on eBay
September 12, 2012 – September 18, 2012


#1 – Michael Jordan
2011—12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue 24/50
Watchers: 394
Final Price: $10,126.00
Seller: sportscard_gems
Ended: September 16, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Blue Jordan


#2 – Michael Jordan
1986-87 Fleer RC PSA 10
Watchers: 226
Final Price: $8,323.00
Seller: probstein123
Ended: September 12, 2012

1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC PSA 10


#3 – Michael Jordan
2011-12 Fleer Retro Jambalaya Insert
Watchers: 205
Final Price: $1,511.00
Seller: home-run
Ended: September 14, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro Michael Jordan Jambalaya


#4 – Magic Johnson
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Green 9/10
Watchers: 148
Final Price: $3,350.00
Seller: hillokggg
Ended: September 13, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro Magic Johnson Green PMG


#5 – Mike Trout
2012 Topps Tier One Gold Ink Auto 1/1
Watchers: 125
Final Price: $1,451.00
Seller: brainz34
Ended: September 16, 2012

2012 Topps Tier One Mike Trout


#6 – Michael Jordan
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Red 97/150
Watchers: 116
Final Price: $2,720.00
Seller: hscshooter
Ended: September 13, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro Michael Jordan Red PMG


#7 – Michael Jordan
2011-12 Fleer Retro PMG Red 115/150
Watchers: 115
Final Price: $2,850.00
Seller: johnpiii
Ended: September 14, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro Michael Jordan Red PMG


#8 – Ty Cobb
2004 Playoff Prime Cuts Game Jersey Cut Auto 1/1
Watchers: 104
Final Price: $2,025.00
Seller: bluejayworldwide1
Ended: September 14, 2012

2004 Prime Cuts Ty Cobb Autograph


#9 – Michael Jordan
2011-12 Fleer Retro 1961-62 Paralel Autograph
Watchers: 101
Final Price: $1,657.23
Seller: zachcardso4
Ended: September 17, 2012

2011-12 Fleer Retro Michael Jordan Auto


#10 – Kevin Garnett
2003-04 UD Exquisite Limited Logo’s Jumbo Patch Auto
Watchers: 100
Final Price: $2,184.99
Seller: tgs_stores
Ended: September 14, 2012

03-04 Exquisite Kevin Garnett Patch Auto


Past Most Watched Lists:

2010 Topps Heritage Baseball Checklist Many of the top cards on this list are from: 2011-12 UD Fleer Retro Basketball

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