Does anyone buy baseball cards anymore??

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DogsLoveTrucks PM DogsLoveTrucks
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Posted: 7/27/2009 7:52:13 PM
Just trying to unload all my old cards to build bank for football season ....  ANY IDEA where to sell them??..... wife doesn't let me touch our money...   
 
i DON'T BLAME HER
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Posted: 7/28/2009 6:25:37 PM
the dealers will pay you nothing for them- ebay is your best bet...
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Posted: 7/28/2009 10:15:43 PM
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Posted: 7/30/2009 11:50:24 AM
next to impossible to sell any for value. I have tons that I wish I could sell. Figured to store and protect then and hopefully paper goes exstinct one day and they'll be worth something again.
 
 
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Posted: 8/18/2009 8:56:23 AM
Being a collector for many years one thing is for certain, the baseball collecting market has changed and has left many with worthless cards.
 
A lot of that has to do with the card manufacturers flooding the market.
 
I can tell you this;
 
1. If your cards are after 1981 they are not worth much
2. If your cards are not certified they are worthless
3. If your cards are not certified by PSA at an 8-10 range, they are
   worthless
4. You will never, and I mean never, get book value, from anyone.
 
SO basically your cards need to be pre 1981, and certified anywhere between 8-10 by PSA for them to have any value at all. If not then just admire them and remember all the fun you had collecting them because that's about what they are worth.
 
I'm sure that's not what you wanted to hear but it is reality
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Posted: 8/19/2009 5:37:27 PM
Based on some of the prices that I saw in the Sports Guy's (Bill Simmons at ESPN) column last wk it looks like there is still quite a market for sports collectables other than baseball cards.
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Posted: 8/19/2009 8:36:04 PM
Best thing to do is hang onto your cards, put them in the protective plastic liners (if they're not already), and wait for them to come back in favor.

No sense in throwing them out just because they're out of favor.  Who knows if this is just a cyclical thing like so many other things in life!
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Posted: 8/19/2009 10:07:46 PM
Awesome.......good info.......  Thx fellas!!
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Posted: 8/20/2009 5:50:27 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by DogsLoveTrucks:

Just trying to unload all my old cards to build bank for football season ....  ANY IDEA where to sell them??..... wife doesn't let me touch our money...   
 
i DON'T BLAME HER
  What are some of you best cards??  Do you have anything of real value?
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Posted: 8/22/2009 10:21:56 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by gamble04:

  What are some of you best cards??  Do you have anything of real value?


i would be interested too
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Posted: 8/23/2009 2:04:39 AM
List your cards on here or better pm me with a list. 
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Posted: 8/23/2009 6:43:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by gamble04:

List your cards on here or better pm me with a list. 
me 2
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Posted: 8/23/2009 11:22:01 PM
Agree with the comments.  Cards Post-1980 are pretty much worthless, save a few exceptions. 
 
The market went BONKERS in 1989-1990.  I remember selling 3 of my 1980 rookie Rickey Henderson's to a DEALER for $50/piece !!  That's $150 in 1990 money!  I laughed.  I saved 8 more of those cards.
 
Today, it might as will be Harry & the Henderson's, who the darn is going to buy them? 
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Posted: 8/24/2009 12:20:15 AM
If anybody has cards they are interested in selling list them here or pm me.  I would always be a possible buyer.
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Posted: 9/23/2009 4:16:09 PM
Market crash along with my cards...urgrr!
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Posted: 9/30/2009 6:14:37 PM
I have cards from the 1980's that I collected for fun as a kid.........been holding onto them for over 25 years now.......I know they're impossible to sell and basically worthless......I'm planning to give them to a good kid, who's a baseball fan, that would really enjoy them.........I know how I felt when I was a kid and got a giant box of cards from the 1960's from my uncle, which eventually my mother threw away because I had them spread all over the living room floor, haha..........Putting a smile on a kid's face is worth more than a few bucks I may possibly get for them and not worth the trouble of trying to sell them.
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Posted: 9/30/2009 6:19:38 PM
Like I said in my last post, I have cards from the 1980's. Just curious, does anybody know how the steroid area has affected baseball cards such as rookie cards from guys like McGwire, Canseco, Clemens, Bonds and other from that generation. Has their steroid link took the value of their cards down.....Just been wondering about that since I havent checked a Beckett in like 20 years.
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Posted: 10/8/2009 11:19:58 AM
Cards themselves are now worthless unless you have rookie cards or rare prints that are graded high.  Sports memorabilia however can thrive if you have the correct hardware.

I have a signed Tiger Woods ball from his first masters victory with CofA, and recently saw a ball signed from when he was an amateur without CofA that went for $1900 on some sports auction site.

For those who don't know, he hasn't signed a golf ball since like 2000 or something...as it's a stipulation in his contract with Upper Deck.
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Posted: 10/12/2009 1:12:34 AM
My best ones are a Hank Aaron, George Brett, Roger Staubach, Terry Bradshaw, and Walter Payton rookie cards.  In fact have a few of each.
 
Also I have just tons of hockey cards from the 70's.  And a unique item is the oversized NBA card set from I think early 70's.
 
Just setting on them.....
 
The card companies just killed the value in the 90's. With all the crap they put out.
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Posted: 10/13/2009 10:54:45 AM
I've got some great 1960's baseball and football cards in very good shape. Will email a spreadsheet to anyone interested in making a fair offer. Sold a couple on eBay.
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Posted: 11/17/2009 5:25:47 PM
this economy sucks for selling cards unless u have cards that everyone wants like the really high end cards
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