How Do You Properly Clean An Old Baseball Card?

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Rachel Sharp Profile
Rachel Sharp answered
Baseball cards have been around since the 1870's and are obviously quite fragile, especially the older ones. Because they are made of paper, most cleaning products are far too harsh and can deface your card, affecting the value. A safe way to clean a card is to gently brush away dust with a tissue. Anything more invasive than that could damage your card. If there is a stain on the card, it may be best to leave it as is. A card with a stain will get a better price than one that has been defaced through cleaning.

To care for your baseball cards, handle them as little as possible. An accidental crease can significantly lower a card's value. When you handle your cards, make sure your hands are clean and avoid touching the corners which can easily bend. 'Top loaders' are a popular way to store cards. They are made of clear plastic and store each card separately. That way, the card can be handled and viewed without actually touching the card.
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Akshay Kalbag answered
In order to clean an old baseball card, you must make sure you have a baseball card which is made of plastic. It should be waterproof and should not bend or tear easily. You must place the baseball card on a flat, dry surface such as on a table and clean both sides of the card by wiping it gently with a rag or a piece of cloth which is slightly damp.

Baseball cards have a coating which is made of laminate. This makes it easy to brush off the layer of dust that gets collected on them with the help of a sheet of tissue paper. However, it is difficult to get rid of liquid stains on baseball cards.

Collecting old baseball cards has been a national passion among the youth for several generations in the United States of America and other countries. Baseball is the national sport of the United States of America.

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