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Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day – April 8, 2023

Trading cards for grown-ups day is celebrated every year on April 8. Trading cards are small cards featuring performers and sports stars from various sporting and sports entertainment with a small description. The collection of trading cards by grown-ups is usually considered childish, but it is another form of collection or a hobby. People who love something collect their trade cards. Like baseball cards or Star Wars cards. Trading cards for grown-ups day is a day for adults to show their trading cards and be proud of their collection. It is celebrated to normalize the collection of trade cards.

History of Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day

Original trade cards were used to stiffen the packaging of cigarettes, and they were advertising cards. In the 1860s, baseball cards were printed and usually sold in packets of candy or other tobacco products. In the 1870s and early 1900s, the introduction of “color lithography” or multi-color printing led to the increase in the popularity of trade cards. They were inserted into product packaging as a prize and were generally not related to the product but were vibrant and in full color, which attracted people, and they started to collect them and would often trade them to obtain a complete and received their name.

In the 1930s, biographies started to be printed on baseball cards, and they came with packs of bubble gum. In 1950, Topps Chewing Gum began inserting trading cards into their packaging which depicted TV and movie stars, football players, and big game hunters. In 1952, Topps also started to produce sports trading cards, which included player biography, records, and other statistics.

By the 1980s, sports cards began to be viewed as valuable collectibles, and the monetary worth of earlier cards began to increase. In the 1990s, trading card games were introduced. In 1993, Wizards of the Coast released the first trading card game called Magic: The Gathering. Pokemon! Cards introduced in Japan in 1996 and in the U.S. in 1998 have soared in popularity and are in-demand trading cards.

Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day timeline

1860s
The First Baseball Cards are Printed

First baseball cards are printed and sold in packets of candy and tobacco products.

1870
Colored Lithography Was Introduced

The introduction of “color lithography” or multi-color printing led to the increase in the popularity of trade cards.

1952
The Sports Trading Cards

In 1952, Topps Chewing Gum started to produce sports trading cards, which included player biography, records, and other statistics.

1993
The First Trading Card Game is Introduced

Wizards of the Coast released the first trading card game called ‘Magic: The Gathering.’

Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day FAQs

What is the most popular kind of trading card?

Sports cards are generally the most popular, and baseball cards are very popular.

What should trading cards have?

Trading cards should have an image along with a short description or any text.

Are sports cards making a comeback?

Sports cards became very popular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day Activities

  1. Buy trading cards

    Add more cards to your collection. Buy more cards and start a new collection.

  2. Showcase your collection

    Show your collection to people. Collecting cards takes a lot of time and money, be proud of your collection and show it to people.

  3. Spread awareness

    Spread awareness about this day. Tell people the importance of this day and celebrate it with them. Play and have fun with others.

5 Facts About Topps Trading Cards

  1. The reason behind the name

    Topps was named to indicate that it would be at the top in its field.

  2. A deck of playing cards?

    In 1951, Topps released a set of 52 cards like a deck of playing cards that could be played as a head-to-head game.

  3. The value of trading cards

    In 2004, and 1952 Topps baseball cards Wax Box were sold for $208,740 at an auction.

  4. Return of the Gum Cards

    In 1992, Topps dropped gum from baseball Card packs and brought it back in 2001 for the Heritage Line set.

  5. The First Ever Mark McGwire Card

    Topps obtained the license to feature the U.S. Olympic baseball team on cards and produced the first Mark McGwire card.

Why We Love Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day

  1. It appreciates cards

    This day appreciates the joy that cards bring to us. It celebrates the pride of looking at the collection.

  2. It is a celebration of freedom

    This day gives us the freedom to indulge in our hobbies without any shame. It is a true celebration of freedom as it lets you express yourself.

  3. This day brings back nostalgia

    This day gives us massive nostalgia as we look back at our collection. It makes us reminisce about our childhood days.

Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day dates

YearDateDay
2023April 8Saturday
2024April 8Monday
2025April 8Tuesday
2026April 8Wednesday
2027April 8Thursday

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