The sports card market is hot, and there’s no end in sight

May 26, 2021 | c2bmanager |

CINCINNATI — Dean Hanley has a collection of over 1 million sports cards and just as many smiles accompanying it.

The sports card market is hot. And there seems to be no end in sight.

“Nobody has ever seen anything like this,” Hanley said. “The prices have just been increasing pretty steadily for the last — I don’t know — five, six, seven years. And you know you’re just like, ‘Wow.’ This stuff has really gone up. And then this last year it’s just over the top.”

Hanley is the founder and president of Dean’s Cards, an online sports card company he has operated since 2001.

The company has an 8,500-square-foot office in Fairfax but conducts all of its sales online.

January was the best sales month ever for Dean’s Cards. (Read more)