Collecting and trading baseball cards isn’t just for kids. In fact, sports cards and other memorabilia have become legitimate investment alternatives to low-interest savings accounts and bonds. According to a recent piece in Forbes magazine, the sports memorabilia market is a $5.4 billion dollar opportunity.

And with some cards reaching sales in the millions for just a single card, there has never been a better time to get educated about this growing marketplace. According to eBay’s latest trend report, the sales of sports cards increased by more than 300% in 2020 with an increase of 142% in domestic sales throughout the year.

If you’re thinking about starting a trading card business then you need to be sure that people can recognize you easily, know your brand as being reputable, and see you as trustworthy. Trust in particular is an important component memorabilia company due to the reported number of fake autographs and products. You must establish trust if you want to compete in this market. Here are the best name ideas for this type of business organized by category below.

Sports Card Shop Name Ideas

A vintage card shop in a strip mall.

If you’re thinking about opening a retail shop or online store for trading sports cards these brand name suggestions could work for you. Here are some sports card shop name suggestions compiled by our panel of in-house branding experts.

  • Airborne Sports Cards
  • A-List Sports Cards
  • American Legends
  • Big Bud’s Sports Cards
  • Box It Cards
  • Capital Sports Cards
  • Cards Of The Greatest
  • Carl’s Baseball Cards
  • ChampCove Cards
  • Colossal Cardboard
  • Concept Cards
  • Elite Cards
  • Elite Vintage Sports Cards
  • Epic Cards
  • First Choice Collectables
  • Flash Sports Cards
  • Footnotes Cards
  • Glacier Sports Cards
  • Slam Dunk Memorabilia
  • Hall of Fame Sports Cards
  • Hal’s Hockey Cards
  • Hat Trick Sports Cards
  • Majestic Sports Cards
  • Maverick Sports Cards
  • Grand Slam Trading Post
  • Midair Sports Cards
  • Million League Athlete Cards
  • Pitch Point Sports Cards
  • Pristine Paper
  • Red Glove Sports Cards
  • Ring Relics Cards
  • Ripple Cards
  • Saber Sports Cards
  • Scott’s Hall of Famers
  • Scott’s High End Cards
  • Scott’s Value Vintage Cards
  • Second Base Sports Cards
  • Sovereign Sports Cards
  • Sport Hub Cards
  • Sport Legends Cards
  • Sport Rebels Cards
  • Sports Fan Finds
  • Sports Heroes
  • SportzSpace Cards
  • Super League Sports Cards
  • Superior Sports Cards
  • The Autographz Cards
  • The Hall Of Fame
  • Title Belt Sports Cards
  • UD Masterpieces
  • Unlimited Sports Cards
  • Vintage Boys Sports Cards
  • Vintage Graded Cards
  • Vintage Vanish Sports Cards

Trading Card Company Name Ideas

A variety of sports cards.

It’s not just shops and fairs that deal in sports cards. Since the most rare and valuable trading cards can fetch millions in revenue, an industry that was dominated by a niche group of collectors has attracted the broader business community and investor class. There’s even an industry of middle men or brokers that work for anonymous buyers in order to obtain the most expensive and rarest cards. For those of you planning to open a sports card trading company of any kind, here are the top ideas.

  • 4 Sharp Corners
  • A Cut Above Sports Cards
  • Alamos Sports Cards
  • Ball About It Relics
  • Ball Kings Sports Cards
  • Ball Talks Sports Cards
  • Baseball Cards, Etc.
  • Basecamp Sports Cards
  • Big Balls Sports Cards
  • Cagarilo Sports Cards
  • Cardboard Canvas Sports Cards
  • CardsRUs
  • Crazed Crowd Snapshots
  • Crowd Favorite Autographs
  • Fair Play Sports Cards
  • Fairy Tailgating Mementos
  • Fight Night Cards
  • Gabe Ruth Sports & More
  • Gear Up Sports Cards
  • Get Served Collectables
  • GOALLL! Sports Cards
  • Jets Off Cards
  • Jog Your Memory Shop
  • Legendary Plays Engraved
  • Level Up Cards
  • On Board Sports Cards
  • Outta Sight Sports Cards
  • Pa\ Sports Cards
  • Pick 6 Dollar Posters
  • Power Up Cards
  • Sid’s Sports Cards
  • Domination Sport Cards
  • The Golden Athlete Cards
  • The Blind Guy’s Graded Only Sports Cards
  • The Card Pack
  • The Slugger Museum
  • The Sports Card Shop
  • The Stack Of Cards
  • Ticket Stub Cache
  • Trading Card Crew
  • The GOAT Sports Cards
  • Winner Sports Cards

Funny Sports Card Shop Name Ideas

Classic baseball cards.

Help customers recall your brand name with a fun saying or clever pun. This is a fantastic approach in the sports memorabilia industry because at the heart of it, collecting rare memorabilia is an enjoyable pastime that brings joy.

  • A to Z Trading Cards
  • Athlete Attitude Trading Cards
  • Backhand Trading Cards
  • Ball Bets Trading Cards
  • Ball City Trading Cards
  • Baller Baskets Trading Cards
  • Batter Up Trading Cards
  • Big League Sports Card Traders
  • Crunch Time Trading Cards
  • Doug’s Dugout Trading Cards
  • Fair Play Trading Cards
  • Fielder’s Choice Trading Cards
  • Foul Shot Trading Cards
  • Goal Getters Trading Cards
  • Goaltenders Trading Cards
  • Grand Slam Trading Cards
  • Halftime Harry’s Trading Cards
  • Hall Of Fame Trading Cards
  • Heavy Hitters Trading Cards
  • Herald’s Home Run Trading Cards
  • Hole in One Trading Cards
  • Homer’s Trading Cards
  • Hurdles and Hoops Trading Cards
  • In The Bunker Trading Cards
  • In Your Court Trading Cards
  • In-Season Trading Cards
  • Making Strides Trading Cards
  • Minor League Larry’s Trading Cards
  • Out of Bounds Trading Cards
  • Out of the Park Trading Cards
  • Photo Finish Trading Cards
  • Play Ball Trading Cards
  • Play Time Trading Cards
  • Post Up Trading Cards
  • Pucks and Punts Trading Cards
  • Round Off Trading Cards
  • Savage Trading Cards
  • Sideline Trading Cards
  • Slam Dunk Trading Cards
  • Sports Haven Trading Cards
  • Sports Strides Trading Cards
  • Square Up Trading Cards
  • Street Sports Trading Cards
  • Strikeout Trading Cards
  • Struck Out Trading Cards
  • Sunset Trading Cards
  • Super Shots Trading Cards
  • Super Sports Trading Cards
  • Supreme Trading Cards
  • Swing and Shoot Trading Cards
  • The Sports Trading Cards
  • Top Shelf Trading Cards
  • Touchdown Trading Cards
  • Wildcard Trading Cards
  • Winning Strides Trading Cards

Sports Memorabilia Shop Name Ideas

Sports memorabilia including footballs, helmets, and jerseys.

Trading in sports memorabilia isn’t just about exchanging cardboard cards with baseball players mugs on them. There are also a lot of other types of memorabilia out there like jerseys, helmets, baseballs, and more. If you are considering opening up an all-purpose memorabilia shop, we have a variety of catchy brand name suggestions.

  • AFL Artifacts
  • All Star Relics
  • Athlerelics
  • Athletic Antiques
  • ATL Braves Baseballs
  • Authentic Autographs Hub
  • Autograph Archaeology
  • Brazilian Soccer Tix Stubs
  • Champion Curios
  • Chicago Bears Curios
  • Classic Football Signage
  • Cowboy Stadium Collectibles
  • Detroit Lions Relics
  • Fenway Memorabilia
  • Florida Sports Treasures
  • The Sports Hedge
  • Gridiron Goodies
  • Hardwood Memorabilia
  • Heroic Keepsakes
  • Heroicollections
  • Lebron’s Rarities
  • Magic’s BBall Mementos
  • Miller Family Memorabilia
  • MVP Collectables
  • NBA Lover Mementos
  • Nostalgia Addict
  • Snapshots Of Ali
  • Sports Fan Refuge
  • Sports Helmets Abroad
  • Sports Memorabilia by Molly
  • Sportsakes
  • Sporty Sisters Memorabilia
  • Stadium Momentos
  • Supreme Sports Memorabilia
  • The Happy Sports Fan
  • Trusty Trophies
  • Vegas MMA Art

What Type of Sports Cards/Memorabilia Can You Sell in an Online Shop?

eBay is a terrific place to sell sports cards.

From footballs tossed in the Super Bowl, Lou Gehrig signed baseballs, LeBron Jame’s game jerseys, Tiger Woods’ golf balls, and even ticket stubs from the most famous games ever can be bought, traded, and sold for profit via an online store.

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Building an online store, of course, means less overhead than a retail shop. If you have access to the internet, some memorabilia you’d like to sell and the technical where with all to create an account on eBay you’ve got everything you need to start a profitable online card shop. You can store plenty of merchandise in a one bedroom apartment.

Thanks to websites like eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace, you can reach a massive global community of memorabilia and sports card traders, exchanging goods on a daily basis.

Top Sports Cards of All Time

Mickey Mantle Trading Card.

With some cards selling for millions of dollars each, there are many examples sports cards that are literally worth more than their weight in gold. And for these top-selling sports cards, people are willing to spend the equivalent of the GDP of a small country to obtain the rarest of cards. So here are the 16 highest value cards of all time as of January 2021.

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  • Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps – $5,200,000
  • Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Autographed Superfractor – $3,936,000
  • Honus Wagner 1909-11 T20 – $3,250,000
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo 2013-14 Panini America National Treasures NBA Logoman Patch – $1,857,300
  • LeBron James 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection rookie patch autograph – $1,845,000
  • Wayne Gretzky 1979 O-Pee-Chee – $1,290,000
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo 2013-14 Panini Prizm Black Mosaic – $1,168,500
  • Anthony Davis 2012-13 National Treasures #151 Signed NBA Logoman Patch Rookie Card (#1/1) BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 – $1,045,500
  • Stephen Curry 2009/10 Panini National Treasures “Century Platinum” #206 Signed Patch Rookie Card (#3/5) BGS GEM MT 9.5/BGS 10 – $984,000
  • Michael Jordan 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems – $915,000
  • Michael Jordan and LeBron James 2003-04 Exquisite Collection All-NBA Access Press Patches – $900,000
  • Patrick Mahomes 2017 Panini National Treasures Black #161 (#1/5) BGS MINT 9/BGS 10 – $861,000
  • Lou Gehrig 1925 Exhibits Rookie Card PSA EX-MT 6 – $801,960
  • Luka Doncic 2018 Panini Prizm Gold #280 (#3/10) PSA GEM MT 10 “1 of 3” – $799,500
  • Michael Jordan 1986 Fleer Rookie – $738,000
  • Babe Ruth 1916 M101 Blank Back Sporting News rookie – $717,000

While you might never get your hands on a Lou Gehrig rookie card there’s still plenty of opportunity for the every day collector to compile a valuable stash of rare memorabilia.

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