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Selling Baseball Cards
updated: Jul 28, 2014, 11:18 AM

Hello, I was hoping to get the communities input on how and where I can sell baseball cards locally. Any referrals would be appreciated. Thank you.

 COMMENT 540141 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 11:32 AM

That train left the station some years ago.

If trying to find individual collectors I'd put ads in the papers - display ads, not classifieds.

If trying to sell to the general public? Tough one.

 

 COMMENT 540142 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 11:32 AM

The market for Baseball Cards dropped about 90% from its peak a couple decades ago. I'm curious if there is anywhere locally to buy/sell/trade as well. eBay is one option, but you better have pretty rare cards or else they will be worth $1.00 or less at auction.

 

 COMMENT 540144P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 11:38 AM

They're worth more if they are PSA graded & in absolute mint condition. eBay is the place.

Keep us all posted what you do. I have a bunch from when it was the fun thing to do with your kids back in the 80's.

 

 COMMENT 540145P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 11:39 AM

141, don't I know it. I have Fleer Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card that is still only worth ~$20. So disappointed, I was hoping it would be worth a lot more by now.

 

 COMMENT 540166P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 12:44 PM

I'll bet a lot of here are holding many baseball cards, especially the hot players of the day rookie cards in awesome condition.

Anybody else out here in EdHat Land fall into this category?

Were you planning on selling them for your retirement fund or a college education for the kid(s)?

 

 COMMENT 540170 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 12:55 PM

All I know is I attached countless Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays rookie cards to my bicycle fenders so the spokes would hit them and sound like a motor. Who knew??

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 01:01 PM

I had 12 full sets of Tops from 1965 to 1972 that my step dad sold for 5 grand back in the 80's..He was a scum sucking theif among other things.

 

 COMMENT 540184P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 01:35 PM

My little brother (now 53) let our poodle play fetch - then destroy, a mint 1958 New York Yankee - signed by the team (Mantle, Berra etc..) world series - baseball.

I still wince.... but have finally forgiven him... mostly...... sort of... well, no not really...not at all.

 

 COMMENT 540191P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 01:54 PM

184P - Too funny, but alas, a big bummer at that

 

 COMMENT 540192P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 01:57 PM

170 - We too had "motorized" bikes back in late 50's-early 60's thanks to baseball cards.

Oh, the gum! I used to love that smell through the wax wrapper. And talk about fun seeing what was packed inside card wise.

Simple, fun times for sure.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 02:17 PM

You could break your teeth with that gum..

 

 COMMENT 540202 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 02:36 PM

170....me, too! All that fun noise! At least our Moms knew where we were. And mine was a cool Schwinn, as well!

 

 COMMENT 540204 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 02:43 PM

I was hoping to give mine to my child as the classic story goes. Not gonna have kids and my cat does not want them.

 

 COMMENT 540222 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 04:03 PM

I have a complete set of mint '82 and '83 cards with Ripken and Gwynn rookie cards sitting in the bottom of my closet. It's not even worth the time and effort of digging them out to sell on eBay. Forget PSA grading...it will cost you $15 per card and you will never recoup that cost.

 

 COMMENT 540228P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 04:33 PM

Likewise, 204 - Our kid is in his 30's & the cat is heavy into the Cat Dancer link, the ultimate cat toy.

Hence, I guess we might as well get big cruiser bikes, a bunch of clothespins and start our "engines."

 

 COMMENT 540241P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-28 05:22 PM

Even the cards you'd think would be worth a bit are languishing at auction on eBay----priced at $1.50 w/ Free Shipping. Sigh.

 

 SBARTS agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 06:11 AM

Coast to Coast sells sports memorabilia.

 

 COMMENT 540347 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 10:13 AM

My sons all played baseball. "Middle son" tried and tried to get a Barry Bonds rookie card in those packs he would buy, back in Bonds heydey. He finally got one and treasured it especially when Bonds broke the all time home run records later on. Then look what happened to Bonds!

 

 COMMENT 540360 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 10:27 AM

He still holds the all time home run record and was one of the greatest offensive players in MLB history?

Barry Bonds was pretty cool. I would love to have a Bonds rookie card...

 

 COMMENT 540362 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 10:30 AM

Replay on de la vina. Greg is the man. Tell him Johnny B sent you.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 11:22 AM

Is Greg the same guy that used to be in that old Victorian on Chapala and Haley?

 

 COMMENT 540488P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 03:34 PM

Is this Greg Kirby being discussed here? If so, he was The King of the Santa Barbara area baseball card shows back in the day. Those were epic.

My son & I would look forward to going and would have our "must find" list, cards we wanted to trade or sell & also to score the latest Beckett - the bible of trading card prices at the time.

Those were fun times.

 

 COMMENT 540494 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-29 03:53 PM

If they are 1986 or newer probably don't waste your time. The increasing production of cards from the 1980s on swamped the market, and cards from that era are now sold for pennies on the *pound*. Not each, but by gross weight, and are essentially worthless aside from a few error and rookie cards.

 

 

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