But It Is Graded We receive dozens of inquiries for evaluating collections every week and many of them include collections with cards that are not graded by the "Big-3." By the "Big-3," we mean Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), Sportscard Guaranty (SGC) and Beckett Grading Service (BGS and BVG). There are dozens of "other" grading companies and some of them are better than others. Some should be embarrassed to even suggest that they are "grading" cards. One of the most
I’ve seen a lot of sports cards in my day. In 2006 I started Just Collect and have since bought and sold more than $20 million in cards. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting thousands of hobby enthusiasts and appraising countless collections. In the baseball card world, I’ve been around the proverbial block. But every once in a while, you come across a collection that truly stops you in your tracks. Whether it’s for the rarity of the cards, the condition of the collection, or how the group was discovered, there are some memories that really stand out for me.
Think baseball cards are for kids? Think again. Whether you’re just getting into collecting, or you’re picking back up where you left off years ago, here are seven reasons why adults should get in the game. 1. They’re tangible and a viable alternative to traditional investments. A T206 Honus Wagner was purchased in 1977 for $1,500. Forty years later that same card is worth in excess of $1,000,000. That’s a pretty great return, and one that couldn’t be matched by many traditional investments not named “Apple.” While the Wagner card is of course an extreme example, there are thousands
People think it’s easy to sell baseball cards on eBay. “How hard could it be?” they’ll say. “That seller got [X amount] for this card, I should be able to get that price too.” People fail to grasp that using eBay effectively is not an easy task. They’ll focus on the final sale price realized without understanding that there is much more to the process than meets the eye. If you want to achieve a fair price for your collection and avoid a huge headache, here are seven reasons why you should absolutely NOT
In early September, we were contacted by a gentleman from South New Jersey who wanted to sell his entire baseball card and memorabilia collection. The collection consisted of vintage card sets, yearbooks, programs, Super Bowl tickets, World Series tickets, autographed baseballs, and some rare autographed cuts. And when I say vintage sets, it wasn’t just a few sets from the late 1970s. It was dozens of sets, ranging from the 1930s through the 1970s, of all sports. You name it, he had it… it was one of the nicest collections we’ve ever