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Old 02-03-2007, 06:54 PM
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I have been cleaning out my basement and converting it to a workshop and have stumbled across my old baseball/trading cards. Boxes of cards from the 1960's 70's and 80's. Football, basketball, baseball, and others like Battlestar Galactica, Elvis, Original Star Wars, Mork and Mindy .

I am debating on selling these to get rid of them but wouldn't know where to start. Are there any collectors out there that could give me some pointers? Maybe it is better off just to keep them for my kids some day.
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:58 AM
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Without a doubt keeping them for you kids will add some serious value to them......could you use the money yourself?....I don't need an answer to that one, just raising the question.

Either way without hesitation your best bet for selling them off is via ebay! But before I did that I would want to do some homework first. I'd want to know which player's cards are worth big bucks as stand alone cards. These cards I would auction off separately on ebay, everything else I would auction off as per sport and year as individual set lots.

Now I might fine tune that approach a little bit, but that's how I'd go about it if I were to be selling them off. You are far better off getting the whole world bidding on them instead of a few people at a card show!
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:25 AM
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I found a case of Starter line up baseball figurines. Brand new never opened. Early 90's ....
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:55 AM
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Thanks, ebay sounds like a good idea. I just don't know if it would be a hastle selling them if buyers get real picky about the condition of the cards. I did get a book several years ago and found some had alot of value, like my Roger Staubach, and Terry Bradshaw cards, and Rookie Roberto Clemente. I have two Elvis cards too. I don't need the money I was just wondering why I kept them. I think I will just put them in the attic for to save for the kids. They sure did bring back old memories looking through them.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:11 AM
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Store them in a more climate controlled space.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:42 AM
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Get them rated to determine their value..........I have a friend that has a collection worth around 200k and it cost him around 15k to get them rated.

Sure you can dump them cheap, but the 15k it cost for him to get the cards rated, turned what he thought was 100k into 200k.
Big difference...............
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:07 AM
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Horror story about my father-in-law and trading cards.

I was visiting my father-in-law in Georgia one day, and he was in his attic looking for his collection of base ball cards he had in a box he was saving since he was a kid. ( He was about 70 years old at the time) He asked my mother-in-law if she had seen them. Her reply: OH! I put those in the trash years ago, I can't put his reply on THT I would be banned for life
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:59 PM
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get them into a fire-proof safe asap!!!
i have cards from the 70's up to now, i buy a set every year for my godson, so he can have them
do not worry about getting them appraised, it means nothing
the best bet is to sell them at shows or EBAY
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I have some great coins........... interested??????????? "Solid "who knows WTF they are...
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I will trade you. I have some really nice ones too. I think they say something like "Chuck E Cheese Token" on them. I think they are from ancient Egypt.
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