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Old 04-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much is my card/collection/memorabilia worth?

All of the answers below will only get you an idea of what something is worth. Ultimately, it all really depends on where and how and to whom you are selling your item. For example, let's say you have a 1983 Topps Ryne Sandberg rookie card.

Ways to check price:
1) Check completed auctions on eBay.com to see what you would get if you sold it at auction on ebay

2) Buy a Beckett Price Guide or a Tuff Stuff Price Guide. This will show a "book value", which will probably be different from ebay pricing.

3) Check online at beckett.com (good for looking up 1 card at a time i think? not sure, if anyone has some details or a quick tutorial, i'd appreciate it)


Factors that may affect the pricing you obtained above:
1) Condition of card. Especially for older and vintage cards, condition plays a big role in determining the value of a card. A Gem Mint (PSA 10 or BGS 9.5) Ryno rookie sells for a lot more than a Mint (PSA 9 or BGS 9) one.

2) Where you are selling. You will probably get more for the Sandberg card if you were selling in the Chicago area where there are more Cubs fans.

3) To Whom you are selling. If you are selling to a dealer or card shop or selling in bulk, expect to get less than if you sold directly to another collector.

4) When you are selling. After Ryno made the HOF, his card prices spiked a bit. Also, more current cards may sell better during their respective sports season: ie, football will sell better during football season than during the spring/summer.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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3) Check online at beckett.com (good for looking up 1 card at a time i think? not sure, if anyone has some details or a quick tutorial, i'd appreciate it)
If you are a non suscriber to beckett.com, you can still find a value for your cards, but yes only 1 at a time. It will tell you to "suscribe now" for the value, but it gives you a total value of your collection, thats why you can only do 1 at a time. You still have to sign up an account at beckett to use the collection tools, but it is free.

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Yes Jiggs this is what I was talking about to other members to do.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you can also use checkoutmycards.com

if someone has your particular card for sale, you can see their sell price, along with the book value.
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you can also use checkoutmycards.com

if someone has your particular card for sale, you can see their sell price, along with the book value.
Thank you for bumping a four and a third year old thread for that valuable insight.
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Thank you for bumping a four and a third year old thread for that valuable insight.
yes, shame on me. always gotta be a smart one in the bunch huh? i suppose if i would have made a new topic, you woulda jumped on me for that too seeing how there was already one created for it?

it is good info for new members that want to know value of cards and dont have a beckett handy. and its quicker then signing up and making a collection list as it no longer works.

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