Make Your Own Football Cards — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
October 3, 2017

CUSTOM TRADING CARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Those Friday night lights are shining bright, and we’re right in the middle of Homecoming season. If you play high school football, now is a great time to make your own football cards! Use our custom trading card designer to commemorate your season. Snap those highlights for the front of your card, and load up the back of your card with your own stats. Score your first touchdown? Break a school record? Share your personal achievements on the back of your cards, too!

Make Your Own Football Cards

Football may be the most popular high school sport in the U.S. From big tackles to one-handed touchdown grabs, student athletes and their parents love to capture and share great moments from their football season. Our cards are professionally printed at high digital resolution on real trading card stock. Your cards can feature your team’s logo as well as your team’s colors. We’ve even included an autograph section on the front of the cards! At 20 cards per pack, they are great for sharing with family and trading with teammates. You won’t have to wait very long to get your cards in your hands, either. Your cards will typically print and ship 2-3 weeks after you place your order.

STUDENT ATHLETES, PARENTS — ANYONE CAN MAKE FOOTBALL CARDS!

It’s easy to create football cards with us. Our new “Individuals” custom trading card design tool allows just about anyone to make their own football cards. Parents love designing trading cards of their kids to share with family and friends, and student athletes love getting creative with their own cards. Just set up an account, and set the card template with custom color and optional logo. Then, upload a photo to the front and fill out the stats for the back. That’s it! (Read our tutorial for more details.)

FOOTBALL CARDS FOR THE WHOLE TEAM, COMPLETE WITH STATS ON THE BACK

If your football team is interested in creating custom cards, we’ve got you covered. From our “Team” tool, your coach sets the team’s card template and invites the players to make their own cards. The players then upload their own photo to the front and fill out stats for the back. It’s just that easy! The awesome thing about our cards? We save your stats for up to five years. That means you won’t have to refill the same numbers each time you make a new card for the same team! Remember, coach. You can make your own card, too!

Check out our handy tutorial guide video at the bottom of this post for more information on how to create football cards from our “Team” tool. Click the “Get Started” button below to begin creating your own custom trading cards!

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NEW — “Individuals” Custom Trading Card Designer

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
September 18, 2017

Make your own basketball cards!

PARENTS — TRY OUR “INDIVIDUALS” CUSTOM TRADING CARD DESIGNER

Since we began Varsity Trading Cards, our custom trading card designer was focused solely on teams. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we are proud to announce a new tool — our “Individuals” custom trading card designer. Now, parents can create custom trading cards of their high school student athletes!

While we still offer our original “Team” designer, our “Individuals” custom trading card designer makes it possible to easily create custom trading cards for just one player. We offer the same fun features with our new “Individuals” tool, which includes logos, stats, and more! Furthermore, just like the “Team” designer, you can create individual cards from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.

HOW TO USE OUR NEW “INDIVIDUALS” CUSTOM TRADING CARD DESIGNER

It’s easy to use our custom trading card designer. The very first thing you’ll need to do is Get Started. From this post, simply choose Get Started from the menu. From there, you will be provided with two options—Team or Individuals. For this tutorial, you will select Individuals.

Custom Trading Card Designer — Get Started
The “Get Started” page as seen on an iPhone.

When you select “Individuals” from the Get Started page, you will be taken to a registration form, just like the one pictured below. All fields on this form are required. PLEASE NOTE: the Player First Name and Player Last Name will be associated with the registered account. That name will appear on the trading cards and shipping labels. If you do not want your cards shipped to the player, you can change your shipping details before you check out.

Individuals Custom Trading Card Designer—Registration Form
The “Individuals” registration form as seen on a desktop browser

LOGO AND COLOR
After you have registered, you will be asked to log in. After doing so, you will immediately be taken to your dashboard. You will notice a prompt directing you to pick a color to be used on your trading card. Following the prompt, you can immediately pick a color, or you can choose to upload a logo. If you choose to upload a logo instead of using our custom color picker, you will be able to pick your card color directly from your logo. PLEASE NOTE: you must have sufficient rights to use any logos on your custom trading cards.

Custom Trading Card Designer — Logo Upload and Color Picker
Make sure to click the green “Update” button to add your logo and color setting to your card!

Once your logo has been uploaded, click “Team Dashboard” in the menu bar. From there, you may be prompted to choose a stat type to appear on the back of your card. This will happen for sports like Football, Baseball, and Softball. Those sports have different types of stats that can be used. Other sports will only have one stat type and will be automatically set. Once a stat type has been chosen by you or has been automatically set, your Team Dashboard page will inform you that you can now create your card!

STATS AND BIO
Now that you’ve set your card’s stat type, it’s time to fill out those stats. To do this, click “My Stats” in the menu. From there, you will be taken to the Player Stats page. On this page, you can enter personal information (such as height, weight, jersey number, and a short bio), as well as yearly statistics. Some stats calculate and populate for you! TIP: stats are not required—you can complete your custom trading card without them.

Custom Trading Card Designer — Player Stats
Player Stats page with filled stats and bio

CARD DESIGNER
Now comes the fun part! After you’ve decided whether to add stats, click on “Card Designer” in the menu. Our custom trading card designer is easy to use, but it is very important to read and understand the instructions on the Card Designer page. Our designer lets you move, resize, and crop your image. Once you’ve set your image into the card designer just the way you like it, you’ll first need to click the checkbox directly above the card designer. This confirms that you have read and understood the instructions.

Next, two buttons will appear. If you want to save your card design, you must click the Save Front Card Design button first. After your card has been saved, you will be prompted to proceed to the back of the card. To do so, simply click the Review Back Of Card button. Here, you will be able to see how the stats you entered look on the back of your card. If you are not satisfied with the back of the card, you can return to your Player Stats page to make changes, and then return without the need to re-save the front of the card.

Once you’re happy with the card back, click the checkbox directly above the card back to confirm you have read and understood the instructions. Doing so will make two new buttons appear. To save, click Save Back Card Design.

Custom Trading Card Designer — Card Front
Custom Trading Card Designer — Card Front

ORDER YOUR CARDS
Now that both the front and back of your card have been saved, you will be prompted to return to your dashboard. Once there, you will see your team information, your color and logo, as well as preview images of the front and back of your card. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll see a prompt informing you that your card is now ready for purchase! When ready, click the Checkout button to proceed.

After clicking the Checkout button, you will be taken to your Order Details. Here, you can change the quantity of packs you’d like to order, enter a coupon code, change shipping details, and pay for your order. IMPORTANT: remember, the player name on the card is associated with your account. This is the name that will be used to ship your cards. You may change the shipping name on this page by clicking the Edit Shipping Address button.

Custom Trading Card Designer — Order Details
Custom Trading Card Designer — Order Details

FROM START TO FINISH
Register > Log In > Logo & Color > Team Dashboard > My Stats > Card Designer > Save Front > Save Back > Checkout. That’s all there is to it!

If you, your daughter, son, niece, nephew, or someone else you know is a high school student athlete, this is a great option for you! They make great gifts for student athletes, family, friends, and fans. Our cards also include an autograph section! If you’re ready to make custom trading cards with us, register now. Then, to create your card, just set your logo and/or color, upload your photo, fill in your stats, then save and order your card. You can do all of this from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device, too! It’s that easy! After you’re all done, you’ll have 20 copies of your custom trading card per pack in just 2-3 weeks!

To get you started, be sure to use coupon code Individuals10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount. Coupon code good through September 30, 2017.

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Custom Basketball Card Backs — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
March 21, 2017

Make your own basketball cards!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR BASKETBALL CARD BACKS

Your card fronts may get noticed first, but your basketball card backs will be unforgettable. When you make your own trading cards, don’t forget about the backs! We take great care in making sure that your cards can tell the whole story. From basic items to the smallest details, we help you capture an ongoing snapshot of you as a basketball player.

The front of your cards will naturally be the first thing people will look at. That’s why we made sure that your coach can include your team’s logo and colors. We also give you a nice area on the front so you can autograph your cards. While the card fronts may give a good first impression, the card backs will get most of the attention. Here, we’ll show you exactly what goes into making your basketball card backs amazing.

YOUR STATS, YOUR BIO, YOUR BASKETBALL CARD BACKS

Your basketball card backs aren’t just customized, they’re personalized. You can add as much or as little detail as our system will allow. Did I mention that our system saves your stats? That’s right! That means that when you order new cards from the same team, you won’t have to fill out the same information again. Now, let’s take a look at how to customize your basketball card backs.

Firstly, your coach sets the card template. For the backs, your coach will set the school name, the school location, the team colors, and each player’s name. Your coach will then invite you to create your own trading cards with the team. Once you have logged into the team, you will be able to enter as much information as you like.

Customize your basketball card backs

When you enter the Player Stats portion of the website, you will be able to enter personal information. All of the information entered here will appear on different areas of your card backs. The Biography section is a great place to highlight important or memorable moments from your season. TIP: when entering your position, it’s best to use your position’s abbreviation. This is to ensure that there is enough room on the back of the card to display your position. You’ll notice that we used “Point Guard” in the example above. You can use “PG” instead.

When you’ve finished with the Player Profile portion, you can then move onto the yearly stats. You can fill in any and all years available. You’ll see on the Player Stats page that the stats abbreviations correlate to the same stats abbreviations on your basketball card backs.

Customize your basketball card backs
GP Games Played, FG Field Goals Made, FGA Field Goals Attempted, 3FG 3-Point Field Goals Made, FG% Field Goal Percentage (auto-calculated), A Assists, RB Rebounds, P/G Points Per Game (auto-calculated), PTS Points Made

Customize your basketball card backs

Remember, you can fill out as much or as little information as you like. One line you won’t have to fill out, though, is the Total. Our system automatically does the math and adds that information onto the card!

If you’re ready to make your own basketball cards with us, tell your coach to create an account and set up your team. Then, to create your card, just upload your photo, fill in your stats as shown in this article, and have your coach approve your card. You can do all of this from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device, too! It’s that easy! After you’re all done, you’ll have 20 copies of your custom basketball card per pack ordered complete with your outstanding custom basketball card backs!

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Make Your Own Basketball Cards — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
March 14, 2017

CUSTOM TRADING CARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS

Get out your phones and cameras and start snapping some pics. It’s March and that means it’s basketball championship season. What better time for you and your high school team to make your own basketball cards! Our cards are a great way for you to commemorate your season. Capture in-game moments and use them on the front of your cards. Score your first ever bucket? Win another State Championship? Brag about personal and team achievements on the back of your cards, too!

Make your own basketball cards!

Basketball is one of the most popular high school sports in the U.S. From monster dunks to buzzer-beaters, student athletes love to capture and share great moments from their basketball season. Our cards are professionally printed at high digital resolution on real trading card stock. Your cards can feature your team’s logo as well as your team’s colors. We’ve even included an autograph section on the front of the cards! At 20 cards per pack, they are great for sharing with family and trading with teammates. You won’t have to wait very long to get your cards in your hands, either. Your cards will typically print and ship 2-3 weeks after you place your order.

BASKETBALL CARDS FOR THE WHOLE TEAM, COMPLETE WITH STATS ON THE BACK

It’s easy to create basketball cards with us. Your coach sets the team’s card template and invites the players to make their own cards. The players then upload their own photo to the front and fill out stats for the back. It’s just that easy! The awesome thing about our cards? We save your stats for up to five years. That means you won’t have to refill the same numbers each time you make a new card for the same team! Remember, coach. You can make your own card, too!

Check out our handy tutorial guide video at the bottom of this post for more information. Subscribe to our blog for a discount on your next purchase! Click the “Get Started” button to create a coach account.

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Custom Hockey Card Backs — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
February 20, 2017

Make your own hockey cards!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOCKEY CARD BACKS

When you make your own trading cards, it’s easy to forget about the backs. While the front may seem to be the star, your hockey card backs are just as important to us. We take great care in making sure that your cards can tell the whole story. From basic items to the smallest details, we help you capture an ongoing snapshot of you as a hockey player.

The front of your cards will naturally be the first thing people will look at. That’s why we made sure that your coach can include your team’s logo and colors. We also give you a nice area on the front so you can autograph your cards. While the card fronts may give a good first impression, the card backs will get most of the attention. Here, we’ll show you exactly what goes into making your hockey card backs truly outstanding.

YOUR STATS, YOUR BIO, YOUR HOCKEY CARD BACKS

Your hockey card backs aren’t just customized, they’re personalized. You can add as much or as little detail as our system will allow. Did I mention that our system saves your stats? That’s right! That means that when you order new cards from the same team, you won’t have to fill out the same information again. Now, let’s take a look at how to customize your hockey card backs.

Customize your hockey card backs

Firstly, your coach sets the card template. For the backs, your coach will set the school name, the school location, the team colors, and each player’s name. Your coach will then invite you to create your own trading cards with the team. Once you have logged into the team, you will be able to enter as much information as you like.

Customize your hockey card backs

When you enter the Player Stats portion of the website, you will be able to enter personal information. All of the information entered here will appear on different areas of your card backs. The Biography section is a great place to highlight important or memorable moments from your season. TIP: when entering your position, it’s best to use your position’s abbreviation. This is to ensure that there is enough room on the back of the card to display your position. You’ll notice that we used “Left Wing” in the example above. You can use “LW” instead.

When you’ve finished with the Player Profile portion, you can then move onto the yearly stats. You can fill in any and all years available. You’ll see on the Player Stats page that the stats abbreviations correlate to the same stats abbreviations on your hockey card backs.

Customize your hockey card backs
GP Games Played, MP Minutes Played, G Goals Scored, AST Goal Assists, SH Shots Attempted, STL Steals, SV Shots Saved, GA Goals Allowed, SO Shutouts Earned

Customize your hockey card backs

Remember, you can fill out as much or as little information as you like. One line you won’t have to fill out, though, is the Total. Our system automatically does the math and adds that information onto the card!

If you’re ready to make your own hockey cards with us, tell your coach to create an account and set up your team! Then, to create your card, just upload your photo, fill in your stats as shown in this article, and have your coach approve your card. You can even do it from your desktop, tablet, or mobile device. It’s that easy! After you’re all done, you’ll have 20 copies of your custom hockey card per pack ordered complete with your outstanding custom hockey card backs!

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Make Your Own Hockey Cards — Varsity Trading Cards

By: Christopher, Founder & Owner
January 24, 2017

CUSTOM TRADING CARDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY TEAMS

Some say hockey is the sport of the North. As a trading card company based in Minnesota, we are often asked “can you make your own hockey cards?” I myself have never slapped a puck around. I did once lace up a pair of skates and wobbled my way across a frozen pond. Let’s face it. I spent most of my time on the ice on my backside. Yes, there was bruising. While I did not join any youth hockey leagues, I did know quite a few kids who did. Not once did I ever see them on any trading cards. That just wasn’t a thing. Now it is!

Make your own hockey cards!

While hockey may rule northern states like Minnesota, it is hugely popular across the country. It only makes sense that we make custom trading cards for this sport. Our cards are professionally printed at high digital resolution on real trading card stock. Your cards can feature your team’s logo as well as your team’s colors. We’ve even included an autograph section on the front of the cards! At 20 cards per pack, they are great for sharing with family and trading with teammates. You won’t have to wait very long to get your cards in your hands, either. Your cards will typically print and ship 2-3 weeks after you place your order.

HOCKEY CARDS FOR THE WHOLE TEAM, COMPLETE WITH STATS ON THE BACK

It’s easy to create hockey cards with us. Your coach sets the team’s card template and invites the players to make their own cards. The players then upload their own photo to the front and fill out stats for the back. It’s just that easy! The awesome thing about our cards? We save your stats for up to five years. That means you won’t have to refill the same numbers each time you make a new card for the same team! Remember, coach. You can make your own card, too!

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