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Selling Your Sports Card Collection

Baseball Cards, Basketball Cards, Football Cards

Selling your sports collection will take time and a learning curve.  The simplest way would be to check with your local sports cards hobby shop and see if they are interested. You can take the sports cards  to them for a valuation, or in some cases, hobby dealers will come to your home to look at your collection.  Another fairly simple way would be to put the items up for sale on an on-line auction site.  A well known auction site is Ebay.   Do a  Google search engine to see what other auction sites might be available.  It doesn't matter whether you are trying to sell baseball cards, basketball cards or football cards.  The process will be the same for all the different sports.
 
However, before trying to sell your sports collection, you will want to have some idea of the cards value.  Below, we have listed  some methods available to the sports collector's in order to find the a value on your sports collection. For more information see Figuring the Value of Your Sports Card Collection
 
Regarding unique sports collectibles:  These are difficult to price and are rarely found in any sports price guides. The best way to price these type of items is to check out Ebay to see what they are selling for, or do a search of websites to see if someone might have a similar sports item(s) for sell.  This will give you some idea of the value.  If the sports collectibles are a genuine older variety and not a reproduction, you may want to check out vintage sports cards  & sports collectibles sites.  
 
Regarding sports cards: There are several ways to determine the value of your sports cards. We have listed some on-line price guides, as well as some Price Guide Publications that lists the value of cards. Each has unique features.  When trying to determine the value of a sports card the collector needs to know: the maker of the card (Topps, Donruss, Fleer, Upper Deck etc.), the year of the card (usually can be determined by the stats on the back...last year of stats plus one), the number of the card, the condition of the card, the players name and  the sport.

OnLine Price Guides:
 
BECKETT ON-LINE PRICE GUIDE - Charges a fee for the service: 
www.beckett.com/priceguides/

TUFF STUFF ON LINE PRICE GUIDE    
www.tuffstuff.com/
          
           

Price Guide Magazines -- each has unique features:
  • MONTHLY BECKETT PRICE GUIDE - list values for SOME of the more popular sets, stars, and gives an average price range for semi stars and commons. The monthly guide can be purchased from sports card shops and general stores. There is monthly guide published for each of the major sports.
  • QUARTERLY BECKETT PRICE GUIDE produces a much more comprehensive listing for many more sets with much more detail including specific data on many of the Insert Cards. There is a separate quarterly guide for baseball, basketball and football.
  • ANNUAL BECKETT PRICE GUIDE - list values for ALMOST ALL cards including commons. This guide is available at most card shops. There is a separate annual guide for baseball, basketball and football.
  • MONTHLY TUFF STUFF PRICE GUIDE provides a comprehensive listing for all the sports in one magazine.
This information is provided by AD Sports Cards Etc your one-stop shop for buying sports cards.


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