How to Ship Sports and Trading Cards

How to ship sports trading cards by courier

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How to pack and ship baseball, basketball, and other sports cards

Before sending your sports trading cards, follow these packing instructions:

Packing and sending single sports cards by courier

  1. Place the card into a plastic sleeve;
  2. Place the card into a plastic ‘Top loader’ to prevent bending;
  3. Protect the card with a piece of cardboard;
  4. Wrap the packed card with bubble wrap or other protecting material;
  5. Place the card into a padded envelope and fill any extra space with additional cushioning.

For the best protection, avoid sending single sports cards in a plain letter envelope. These provide very limited protection and are prone to bending, which will ruin the card.

How to ship a baseball or basketball card collection by courier

  1. Use an album with plastic binder sleeves.
  2. Place each card inside the trading card binder sleeve for protection;
  3. Protect each page with cardboard front and back, the same size as the page.
  4. Wrap the album with bubble wrap and secure it with tape;
  5. Place the album inside a cardboard box and fill in any extra space.
  6. Close and seal the box with tape.
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FAQs on how to ship sports trading cards safely by courier

What is the cheapest way to ship sports cards?
The cheapest way to ship baseball and other cards is through our Standard Service. For the best price, pack your graded cards in a box or a padded envelope in the most compact way possible. The dimensions of the shipment directly influence the shipping price: get a quote right away.
You can also consider using the Documents service, for a fast delivery of trading cards in an envelope.
Is it worth shipping sports trading cards in the mail?
Shipping sports cards in the mail is usually cheaper than a courier service, but you do not have the same guarantees, such as insurance and tracking.
When shipping sports cards by courier with Eurosender, you have tracking automatically included on your order, and you can opt for an urgent delivery if time is a priority. With the mail, you will probably have a cheaper shipping alternative, but it will most likely go without tracking and longer delivery times.
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How to ship trading cards with tracking?
If you choose to ship sports trading cards through the mail, you will need to pay for the registered mail service to get a tracking number.
When you send your sports trading cards by courier through Eurosender, the online tracking is included in the price. You will be able to follow the status of your shipment at any time using our online tracking tool.
Can I ship sports cards in an envelope through the Document Service?
If you wish to ship single or multiple sports cards through Eurosender packed in an envelope, you would need to book our Standard or Priority Express Services. Our Document Service is exclusively dedicated to paper documents, which can only be used for non-commercial purposes.


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Take into consideration these guidelines when sending sports cards by courier. Nevertheless, please consider that following them does not guarantee that the courier company will transport your package without restrictions. If you decide to ship valuable sports cards, Eurosender will not be held responsible for any damages caused by the transportation of your shipment.