A large collection of miscellaneous sports cards waiting to be sorted through at Capital City Sports Cards in Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo by Tyler Burkle/NNS

COVID-19 has led people to pick up new hobbies and dust off old ones. In the last year, the sports card industry has seen the largest demand and value in sports card history.

Capital City Sports Card Owner Chris Dietrich, and new collector Tyler Hayes share their thoughts as to why they believe the sports card industry took off since COVID-19 struck the U.S.

Tyler Burkle is a senior Broadcasting Production major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduating in the spring of 2021, he plans to pursue a career in real estate.