Trading Card Industry Statistics [Fresh Research]

In this post, we will delve into the latest statistics and trends shaping the trading card industry. From the soaring sales figures and market sizes to notable increases in trading card interest and the impact of key players like eBay and Pokémon, these statistics paint a compelling picture of the industry’s growth and potential. Let’s explore the numbers that are driving the trading card market forward.

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"Annual sales of trading cards in the U.S. market had reached $200 million in 2019."

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Statistic 2

"The industry has a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% from 2014 to 2019."

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"In 2020, the global sports trading card market size was $13.98 billion."

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"The trading card industry grew by more than 142% in the first three months of 2021."

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"In 2019, trading card games generated $11 billion in revenue worldwide."

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"eBay reported a 142% increase in trading card sales during 2020."

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"PSA (Professional Sports Authenticator) and Beckett Grading Services graded over 5 million cards in 2020."

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"In 2020, the Pokémon trading card game saw a 574% increase in sales on eBay."

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"The average price of baseball cards on the secondary market increased by 50% during the first half of 2020."

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Statistic 10

"The sports trading card industry is estimated to reach $98.8 billion by 2027."

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"The value of sports card sales on eBay surpassed $877 million during 2020."

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"The most valuable trading card ever sold, the 1909 Honus Wagner card, was sold for more than $3.1 million in 2016."

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"Confidence, nostalgia, lack of sports, and increased screen time contributed to a 92% increase in trading card interest during 2020."

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"Baseball cards, which started as early as the 1860s, represent the largest share of trading card sales."

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"Celebrities like Logan Paul have contributed to an 80% increase in the Pokémon trading card’s market size during 2020."

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The trading card industry has experienced significant growth and success in recent years, with notable statistics such as the $200 million annual sales in the U.S. market in 2019, the $13.98 billion global sports trading card market size in 2020, and the projected industry value of $98.8 billion by 2027. Factors such as increased interest, celebrity involvement, and the appeal of nostalgia have contributed to this growth, as evidenced by the substantial sales increases and trading card grading services’ activity. The industry’s resilience and adaptability, evident in the consistent growth despite external circumstances like the pandemic, showcase a promising future for the trading card market.

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