Sports card values are driven by the old “what have you done for me lately!”…Try selling a Chicago Cubs baseball card now, you get the picture. I was enjoying success selling Chicago Cubs memorabilia and cards when they were the team with the best record in the National league, now ouch!!!
Just like trying to sell a RC (rookie card) of Daniel Murphy, The NY Mets Phenom during their latest collapsed playoff run, try selling one now. I not making jokes! I am a suffering NY Mets fan, I have a hole in my bedroom wall to prove it!!! Oh well, another trip to Lowe’s, but you get the picture.
I am going to write a few articles to give my perspective on how to handle your card collection, once you dust the old trading cards off, I will show you a nice way to drum up some funds during the recession.
The sports card value is an every day changing affair, things that influence pricing is of course the new release of a product, and the highly anticipated card of that college, or recruited stud. Most of the time, they hog up the card dollars over old faithfuls like The Nolan Ryan Express, Derek Jeter, A-Rod, Brett Favre, Michael Jordan or any other names that fan flames in sports card collecting.
In my opinion, sports card collecting is a lost art, most people get into it because they think they can turn a quick profit, but in reality the profit part should come after you learn to appreciate the art, and of course learn the do’s and dont’s of card grading. Sports card values increase drastically with the grading element. PSA (Professional Sports Authenticators), BGS (Beckett Grading), Gai (Global Authenticators), SGC (Sports Card Guarantee), to name the more popular.
If your collection spreads vastly from the 1950’s to 1980’s, then PSA is the way to go. Take it from me, my loyalty to BGS has cost me in my profitizing efforts with vintageufabet สมาชิกเว็บแทงบอล cards. BGS grades vintage too, they use the BVG label (Beckett Vintage Grading), but they just fall short with the true vintage collectors. I speak with conviction, I currently have a Nolan Ryan and the NY Mets celebrate Topps 1970 card up for sale on eBay #290261812156. The card came back graded by BVG as an 8. The card has generated little to none interest during the peak of baseball season, yet my highest offer for the card was $90.00.