Global Trading Cards Market Overview:
A trading card is basically a small card that is usually made of cardboard or thick paper and contains a picture of a specific person, place, or thing and a brief description of the picture as well as other text. There are a variety of different types of cards. Modern cards also contain swatches of the game-worn memorabilia, autographs, and even DNA hair samples from their subjects. Trading cards are traditionally associated with sports. Baseball cards are particularly well known. Cards that deal with various other topics like Pokémon are very often viewed as a separate category from sports cards known as non-sports trading cards. These often include cartoons, comic characters, television series, and film stills. Trading cards are the ancestors of trading cards. Some of the earliest prices for different kinds of retail products were cigarette cards - which were trading cards for the products that were placed in paper packs of cigarettes so as to protect the contents. The development of the Internet has now led to various online communities through which members can exchange trading cards with one another. Cards are often bought and sold through eBay and other online retail sources. Many websites request their own "Sell to Us" page in hopes of capturing more buying opportunities.
- Increasing Popularity of Trading Cards and Card Games
- Growing Tech-Savvy Population
- Rising Preference of Millennial's for Card Games
- Demand For Simple Games with Elegant Mechanics and Impressive Artwork
- Increased Penetration of Internet Along with Smartphone
- Increasing Cybercrime in the Market
- Rising Disposable Income
- Increased Spending in Leisure Activities is Boosting the Market
- Availability of Substitute Games
The companies are now exploring the market by adopting mergers & acquisitions, expansions, investments, new developments in existing products, and collaborations as their preferred strategies. The players are also exploring new geographies and industries through expansions and acquisitions so as to avail a competitive advantage through combined synergies.
Some of the key players profiled in the report are Sage Group (United Kingdom), Tristar Products Inc. (United States), Upper Deck Company (United States), Topps (United States), Leaf Group (United States), Press Pass, Inc. (United States), Ace Authentic (United States), Cigniti Technologies (United States) and Panini Group (Italy). Analyst at AMA Research see United States Vendors to retain maximum share of Global Trading Cards market by 2026. Considering Market by Game Type, the sub-segment i.e. Online will boost the Trading Cards market. Considering Market by Rating, the sub-segment i.e. Common & Uncommon will boost the Trading Cards market.
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The top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the size of the Global Trading Cards market.
In order to reach an exhaustive list of functional and relevant players various industry classification standards are closely followed such as NAICS, ICB, SIC to penetrate deep in important geographies by players and a thorough validation test is conducted to reach most relevant players for survey in Trading Cards market.
In order to make priority list sorting is done based on revenue generated based on latest reporting with the help of paid databases such as Factiva, Bloomberg etc.
Finally the questionnaire is set and specifically designed to address all the necessities for primary data collection after getting prior appointment by targeting key target audience that includes Providers of Trading Cards, End-Users, Potential Investors, Market Research Firms and Others.
This helps us to gather the data related to players revenue, operating cycle and expense, profit along with product or service growth etc.
Almost 70-80% of data is collected through primary medium and further validation is done through various secondary sources that includes Regulators, World Bank, Association, Company Website, SEC filings, OTC BB, USPTO, EPO, Annual reports, press releases etc.