If you have a baseball card collection or just a few random baseball cards, please consider donating them to us. Not only will they be greatly appreciated, but they will also be used to create a whole lot of good. For those who do decide to donate baseball cards to us, this is how they get used:
Our two primary goals with donated baseball cards are to give them to children’s hospitals (along with other kids in need charities) and to teachers to teach math skills. We’ve had to get a bit creative, as over the years what children’s hospitals will accept has changed. In the early years it was possible to donate any baseball cards to the hospital, but today they require that all donations be made as new and unopened packs.
We achieve these two goals in the following way. If the baseball card has significant value, we sell it and use the money from the sale to buy new packs of baseball cards to give to the children in the hospital. We try to partner with card companies and other businesses to get these cards at discounted prices to further expand the amount we are able to give.
If a card doesn’t have enough value to make it worthwhile to sell, we create baseball card bundles for teachers. Currently, the teachers can use these baseball cards as prizes to give to the students in their classes. We’re also in the process of creating a baseball card math bundle that will include baseball cards and a lesson plan that teachers can use to help teach math concepts such as percentages to the students utilizing baseball cards. We hope to ship out hundreds of these to any school that desires them, but especially to schools where there are severe budget restrictions.
If you’re still not sure whether or not to donate your baseball cards to us, here are a few reasons we think it’s a great choice.
It’s a Great Cause
If you’re looking to have your baseball card collection go to a good cause, this is one of the best ways to have that happen. Your donation will go to help bring joy to children fighting to recover in hospitals so they can take their minds off their condition and enjoy being a child for a short period of time. In addition, it will go to help students learn math in school and bring an interesting twist on an often challenging subject in school.
We can typically get much better value from the cards than most individuals can get on their own. Since we have a list of buyers who support our cause, we can often get more for cards than a typical person could get from a card dealer. In addition, we leverage our relationships with dealers and companies to get more cards for kids when we do purchase them. This makes donating to us one of the best ways to get the most value from the cards.
Share the Love
Donating your baseball card collection to us is a wonderful way to introduce a love of baseball cards to a new generation of kids who will hopefully grow up loving baseball cards as much as you did while growing up. The best part is that you’ll be providing this opportunity to a wide range of children that likely would never have this opportunity without your generous gift.
If you have any questions about donating your baseball cards to us, feel free to contact us or leave a comment and we’ll do our best to answer them.