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Not All Grading Companies Are Created Equal

Beware of Second Rate and Off-Brand Services

  • July 19, 2019

Miscellaneous graded cardsBut 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

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A Little Bit of Everything - 1909-1973 Graded Collection

Featuring Tobacco, Gehrig, Mantle, Mays and a Koufax rookie

  • March 29, 2019

1933 Goudey #92 Lou GehrigA Little Bit of Everything "I've got a little bit of everything, but not a lot of anything." It was an interesting call, but one that is not completely unusual for our customer service specialists. A collector had assembled a moderate collection of a little more than 150 graded cards -- mostly PSA. The ranged from a few tobacco cards (T205 and T206) featuring Hall of Famers like Nap Lajoie and "Three Fingers" Brown to cards as recent as 1973 Topps

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Breaking Down the Playoffs - Breaking Sets and Boxes, Too!!!

Mickey Mantle, Aaron Judge, Derek Jeter, Mike Trout and others!

  • October 03, 2018
  • Leighton Sheldon

2013 Aaron Judge Bowman Box BreakPlay Ball! There's nothing quite like the thrill of the Major League Baseball postseason. The chill of the fall breeze in the evening takes us back to when we were young kids scrounging for loose change before hitting the corner store to buy as many packs of baseball cards as we could afford. Tonight, it is two American League Wild Card teams playing for the chance to either continue on to play the Boston Red Sox or go home until

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10 Amazing Vintage Sports Card Collections We've Bought

  • November 10, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

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.

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7 Reasons Why Collecting Baseball Cards is Great for Adults Too

  • November 01, 2016
  • Leighton Sheldon

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

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