Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Need help with the value of BASEBALL CARDS?

Times are tough, and DH has boxes and boxes of old baseball cards. Actually, there's football, old WWF, etc. as well. I think there are some old Charlies Angels and Dukes of Hazard cards too. We would like to sell them, but really don't know where to start. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Jul. 31, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

Answers (5)
  • First, act like you're a buyer. Check and see what similar cards go for on places like Ebay. If some seem like they are worth more than a few hundred, it may be worth it to hire an appraiser, because things like the condition of the cards will affect value as well. An appraiser can give you a certificate of it's value as well, if it's worth a lot, which will in turn make it worth more, lol.

    Answer by mamapotter at 11:13 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • Just like any collectible that has value, the value is determined by what someone willing to pay for it.

    If he has some that are worth real money, I would definitely go to a big collector and 'hire' them to do an appraisal for you. Do not tell them you are going to sell them or they might try to rip you off. Just say you want to know what the collection is worth and you want to know which cards have real value and how much.

    Once you find out which cards arre really valuable, you can divide up the collection. I would go about it one of two ways. Either sell all of the lesser cards together as one lot and then sell the valuable cards separately or break up the lesser cards into a number of lots and put one of the valuable cards with each lot.

    But then I have never collected cards of any kind.

    Answer by casperskitty at 7:10 PM on Jul. 31, 2009

  • The cards need to be in perfect or mint condition, they cannot have been touched by bare hands. They should be in indiviidual plastic sleeves. Some cards are worth more than others. Some players are worth more than others.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:04 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Buy a Beckett's guide. That is the book that tells you the value of baseball cards. You used to be able to buy them at Walmart. Most bookstores whould have them.

    Answer by lvpenguino at 12:26 PM on Aug. 3, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Hobbies & Crafts
Online Photo Storage?

Next question overall (Relationships)
help for dh?