Frequently Asked Questions
- What is The Trading Card Database?
- How long has the site been around?
- Is the site free?
- How can I see everything that is available?
- What can I do to help?
- What else can I do to help?
- Are the cards listed for sale?
- What is the best web browser to use for the site?
Random Card of the Day
- Is the Random Card of the Day really random?
- How do you comment on the Random Card of the Day?
- What are the guidelines for writing a Card of the Day comment?
- How do I find a particular card in the database?
- How do I find all cards of one particular person?
- How do I find all cards of one particular team?
- Where are the inserts and parallels listed?
- How do I report an inaccuracy?
- What do all of the abbreviations mean (AU, SN, UER, etc)?
- The card says "Rookie" on it, but it's not denoted with "RC" in the database. Why?
- Do you list cards with wrong backs as error cards or variations?
- Do you list mis-cut cards as error cards?
- I have this card, but I don't know what it is. How can I find out?
- How do I add a card to the database?
- How do I scan my cards?
- How do I keep my scans from coming out crooked?
- Do you accept photographed images of cards?
- I submitted some card images, how come they're not showing up on the site yet?
- How can I submit a replacement image for a card?
- How can I post an image into the forum?
- How do I add a set to the database?
- How should sets be categorized?
- What is the naming convention for cross-promotional sets?
- What if an insert matches the design of a different release, should it be listed under the set it was inserted into or under the release it matches?
- How do I add a checklist to the database?
- How should card numbers be inputted for sets?
- What is the character limit for the Name, Team, and Note2 fields?
- Is it ok to add entries for pocket schedules?
- Is it ok to add entries for other types of collectibles?
- How do the sample cards for sets get chosen?
Names (Players, Athletes, Persons, Characters, Subjects)
- How do I browse the database by name?
- How do I edit the name associated with a card?
- What is the character limit of the Name field?
- What is a PID?
- How do I find the PID of a name?
- How do I add a name?
- Should inanimate objects be added (trophies, stadiums, etc.)?
- How do I link multiple names to a single card?
- How do I combine names?
- How do I delete names?
- How do I separate names?
- How do I edit the date of birth and bio information associated with a name?
- How do I add an alias to a name?
- How do I browse the database by team?
- How do I add a team association to a card?
- How do I edit the team associated with a card?
- What is the character limit of the Team field?
- What is a TID?
- How do I find the TID of a team?
- How do I add a team?
- How do I link multiple teams to a single card?
- If the uniform pictured doesn't match the team listed on the card, which team goes in the database?
Tracking Your Collection
- How do I add a single card to my collection?
- How do I add cards to my collection by set?
- How do I add cards to my collection by player/person?
- How do I add cards to my collection by team?
- How do I add consecutive cards to my collection at once?
- How do I add comments to the cards in my collection?
- What are lists?
- How do I create a list?
- How do I add cards to my list?
- How do I share my list with others?
- How are prices on this site determined?
- How do I submit the price for a card?
- Do I have to submit prices both at the card level and in my collection?
- I found a price on the site that is not correct. What do I do?
- I have an error card with one player on front and a different player's info on back. Is this rare and how much is it worth?
- Are there any other free sites where I can find out what my cards are worth?
- Is it possible to use this site for trading?
- How do I go about finding trade partners?
- How do I contact another site member to propose a trade?
- What are some best practices to know about online trading?
- How do I register?
- Is it free to register?
- I forgot my password. How do I log back in?
- I reset my password and still can't get in. What do I do?