Pandemic sparks renewed curiosity in baseball card accumulating – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been unable to follow the hobbies they love.

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In response, it has sparked renewed interest in an all-American hobby for many – collecting baseball cards.

During the pandemic, collecting baseball cards became more popular than ever as several stores ran out of cards.

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“We see how many fathers and sons come in, many children come in,” said Peter Vazquez, a card shop owner. “I actually had mothers come to buy tickets for themselves.”

If you’re thinking of trading these cards for big bucks, the FBI warns that fraud is also a factor when demand increases.

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They also say that people should only buy cards when they enjoy them – not as an investment.

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