Card Collecting : How to Sell Collectible Baseball Cards


My name is Walt Case I own Card Traders of
Austin in Austin, Tx, and we sell a variety of sports cards and sports memorabilia. One
of the questions that’s frequently asked is “How do I sell my collectible baseball cards?”
The first thing you need to do is define collectible. Collectible as in any type of market means
something is in high demand, and usually short supply which creates a value that is significant.
Probably if you’re going to sell your collectible cards there are any number of ways you can
do it. If you plan to sell your card on line I would recommend getting the card graded
by either Beckett or by PSA those are the two primary companies that grade cards today.
They will grade your card professionally and they will encapsulate your card with a grade
on it. Your collectible card’s value is going to determine a lot on it’s condition and that’s
where the professional grading comes into play. Don’t be surprised if your collectible
card doesn’t attain the value that you expected to attain. Many times the condition of the
card is diminished because of a manufacturing flaw. You may also check with your local card
shop to see if they might be interested in your collectible card before you get it graded.
Remember if your card does not have some significant book value to begin with and it’s not in high
demand you probably don’t want to spend the extra money to get it graded because the money
you spend to do that may end up costing you more than you can sell the card for. So just
be very very aware of the demand for your collectible card before you go into the market
to try and sell it.

17 thoughts on “Card Collecting : How to Sell Collectible Baseball Cards

  1. Does anyone know anything about BASEBALL CARD collecting?

    A friend of mine just called me up and he has about 350,000 cards…

    Most from the mid 80s- till the mid 90s…

    Some really good cards in there.

    He wants to try to sell it…

    Anyone have any ideas/tips/suggestions?

    I know nothing about Baseball Cards…

    Feel free to contact me via e-mail.

  2. I have several 1940's and 50's baseball cards of big name players in good condition, is it worth getting them gradded and sold? sorry to sound like such a novice..lol

  3. help! whats the age requirement to sell cards? cus i dont wanna drag my parents in cus they dont like watching me handling money.

  4. The moment you rip the tiny bag and touch the card with your bare hands then you have reduced the price. I visit blogtv and the guys rip open a new box and then open tiny bag then say blah blah blah this card now going for $50! now taking bid! pure fail.

  5. I got about 8 Ken Griffey Jr. Card 1 Ken Griffey Sr. Sammy sosa Mark McGwire 2009 Mickey Mantle 2 Roger Clemens 1992  Chipper Jones Don Sutton and Bob Feller. How much do you think i can get from all these cards?

  6. Post 1970's sports cards are mostly worthless. The market was flooded so much that there are many who want to sell, but few who want to buy. Personally, I don't even mess with sports cards because buyers for even pre 1980's cards are hard to find.

  7. Hello my name is Devon.. I have been pasted down thousands of hockey,football, and baseball cards… I am asking for anyone that has card knowledge and help me put a price on all these cards.. please text me at (817) 609-7022

  8. HELLO I AM OF VENEZUELA TEGO AS 500 CARDS OF THE NBA OF THE YEAR 1990 TO THE 1994 HOW I CAN DO TO SELL IT I HAVE A FAMILY IN MIAMI I CAN SEND THEM WHICH RECOMMENDS ME IN MIAMI TO SELL THEM.

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