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Don't Sell Your Cards Short - Trimmed 1933 Goudey Collection

Even damaged Babe Ruth and star cards have some real value!

  • February 07, 2020

1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth Don't Trash Those Cards! There are many people that have collections that have cards that they consider damaged or destroyed.  The common thought is that such cards may be candidates for tossing in the trash because they have no value. Oh, but hold on! They might not be as worthless as you think! Stars Have Value While it is true that seriously damaged cards lose much of their value and some are rendered relatively worthless, some have enough demand that

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A Fishy Story: Tall Boys, Baseball and Non-Sport Collection

1960's Baseball and Basketball In a Unique Tuna Box

  • January 31, 2020

Tipping the Scales Tuna BoxWhat do you store your collection in?  A suitcase?  A shoe box?  A cigar box?  Grocery bags?  Sandwich bags? Over the past decade, we've bought hundreds upon hundreds of collections and we've had them show up to in a wide variety of storage containers.  Recently, we had a New Jersey man contact us with a small collection of cards that he had and we provided a preliminary evaluation based upon some images of the collection.  While it wasn't life changing money,

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The Boston Investor's Vintage Baseball Card Collection

Ruth, Cobb, Mantle, Mays and others survive a rough road trip!

  • December 27, 2019

The Making of a PurchaseOriginal Image with Cobb, Ruth, MantleOur saga begins with a late September email from the son-in-law of a Boston area collector that was interested in getting an assessment and valuation on a few cards in the father-in-law's collection. The initial email featured 6 cards (the image to the immediate left is the image that we received), which included a T206 Ty Cobb, 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron and 1951 Bowman Willie Mays. The cards appeared to range in

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How to Safely Store Your Baseball Cards and Collection

Thicker is not always safer

  • December 04, 2019

Vintage Sports CardsHow Do You Store Your Collection One of the most overlooked aspects of the hobby is how to safely store a baseball card collection.  While our opinion is not a one-size-fits-all, it is based upon decades of collecting and witnessing the successes and the failures of collectors through the thousands of collections we have purchased. One of the worst things that we see, aside from cards that are just tossed in bags and boxes, are valuable cards that have been entombed in thick,

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Pay-Off Collection

Featuring Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb and others

  • November 22, 2019

Signed Sealed Delivered CollectionWhat is the Motivation If you're a regular reader of the Just Collect Blog, then you're quite aware that many people that sell their collections to Just Collect have a wide range of reasons and motivation for selling some or all of their collection.  We've had people that sell their collection to put a down payment on a new home, to upgrade a kitchen, to buy a car, to put a child through college, to pay for a wedding and to distribute

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