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No way anyone would waste their time trying to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ cards from this era.

They are more likely to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ a select few rookie cards from the early 1980's that they can try to get $30-40 sometimes more a pc for.

Anyone who grew up in this era bought a ton of cards thinking because their parents had a few cards worth a couple bucks from the 50's or 60's somehow theirs were going to be worth money.

Look up the star players from the era. Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson, some of these even rookie cards sell for like $2 on eBay. Cards from about 85-95 were so mass produced they are basically worthless.

Even most cards now are worthless. Unless you buy some of the higher end packs from Bowman and Leaf and a few other brands that usually have Autograph inserts and Jersey cutouts in the card.

For generic cards other than a select few sets in the 70's and 80's. You have to find cards pre-1970.

Like Sandy D said. Most the cards from the era the seller described are worth less than a penny. I threw a bunch of them out a few years ago because I got tired of lugging them around.
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Guessing there are tons of duplicates and not many if any at all older cards.

Not many cards made in the last 20 years other then very special players etc are valuable today.

If these happen to be pre mid 1980s then it will be worth the time to sort.

If not, Revolver look through the years, if nothing pre mid 80s time to move on.
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^^^I agree with both of the above posts.

First warning sign for me was its appearance on Facebook.

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I would sort in stacks if you have time.

Anything in MINT or NR MINT condition goes in one stack, crap cards with bends, bad corners, off center etc goes into junk pile.

How old are the cards?

Most cards in the last 10-15 years have little to no large value unless they are rookies, special limited editions or a rising star such as Strasburg etc.

Look for older cards mainly that have sharp edges, centered etc.

Hopefully they already have some graded cards.

They would be sealed in a plastic cover with who graded it and the info.

A pile of common cards would be a waste of your time.

If there were a large stack of good older sharp cards that were not graded and you recognize the names etc it and there is a large stack of common cards in the group then you have some bargaining power.

Common cards wont fetch 0.01 anymore if they are newer.

Hopefully you have some notable names from the 50-60-70-80s in the batch.


Hope you find a Fleer Michael Jordon!!!

Or a 1952 Mickey Mantle.
I have a few fleer Micheal Jordan cards but I looked on eBay under sold items and they didn't go for much.

Most of the cards I got are from the 80's and 90's which is the down side but they are in complete sets. Like each box or binder are 1 complete set, not sure if this makes them worth more or not, all mint condition too.

I've found 15-20 so far that seem to have sold on eBay for $4-$20. I've found a few 1960's cards too but they didn't seem to have sold for much.

I'm a little disappointed. Seems like I got a lot of work ahead of me of sorting, searcing, taking pics, listing and shipping, lets not forget waiting on it to sell too.

Any tips you have would be great Sandy. I'm mainly wondering if them being in mint complete sets make them worth more? Each binder does seem to be missing a few here and there but do you think it's all worth my time or should I just sell everything as one big bundle and cut my losses, if any? Well I mean minus the cards I've found worth a little value.

Oh, and there were several beckett magazines too. Mint condition in plastic and also in complete sets.
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No way anyone would waste their time trying to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ cards from this era.

They are more likely to ⊗⊗⊗⊗ a select few rookie cards from the early 1980's that they can try to get $30-40 sometimes more a pc for.

Anyone who grew up in this era bought a ton of cards thinking because their parents had a few cards worth a couple bucks from the 50's or 60's somehow theirs were going to be worth money.

Look up the star players from the era. Barry Bonds, Randy Johnson, some of these even rookie cards sell for like $2 on eBay. Cards from about 85-95 were so mass produced they are basically worthless.

Even most cards now are worthless. Unless you buy some of the higher end packs from Bowman and Leaf and a few other brands that usually have Autograph inserts and Jersey cutouts in the card.

For generic cards other than a select few sets in the 70's and 80's. You have to find cards pre-1970.

Like Sandy D said. Most the cards from the era the seller described are worth less than a penny. I threw a bunch of them out a few years ago because I got tired of lugging them around.
What do you mean by autograph inserts? Do you mean like a printed on autograph? I had 15 or 20 I found that were baseball. I haven't even looked at most of it, just a few binders and boxes.
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Guessing there are tons of duplicates and not many if any at all older cards.

Not many cards made in the last 20 years other then very special players etc are valuable today.

If these happen to be pre mid 1980s then it will be worth the time to sort.

If not, Revolver look through the years, if nothing pre mid 80s time to move on.
I also have an autographed Barry Sanders card and some micheal Jordan hologram cards, not sure how much to ask for the Barry Sanders. I seen some sell for hundreds on eBay.

One card that stood out to me was the High Voltage Heroes Prototype Jordan card. There's one on eBay now and the person is wanting like $150-$300 for it.
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So I was browsing these cards and found:

Michael Jordan 2003/04 Exquisite Noble 23/25 BGS 9.5 Auto 10
Asking $50,000

Now for $50k I'm sure I could get MJ to come to my house and have a beer with me or two!
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Correction, their not all in complete sets, only 2 boxes are the complete set.
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I have a few fleer Micheal Jordan cards but I looked on eBay under sold items and they didn't go for much.

Most of the cards I got are from the 80's and 90's which is the down side but they are in complete sets. Like each box or binder are 1 complete set, not sure if this makes them worth more or not, all mint condition too.

I've found 15-20 so far that seem to have sold on eBay for $4-$20. I've found a few 1960's cards too but they didn't seem to have sold for much.

I'm a little disappointed. Seems like I got a lot of work ahead of me of sorting, searcing, taking pics, listing and shipping, lets not forget waiting on it to sell too.

Any tips you have would be great Sandy. I'm mainly wondering if them being in mint complete sets make them worth more? Each binder does seem to be missing a few here and there but do you think it's all worth my time or should I just sell everything as one big bundle and cut my losses, if any? Well I mean minus the cards I've found worth a little value.

Oh, and there were several beckett magazines too. Mint condition in plastic and also in complete sets.
The Fleer card I was referring to on Jordon was his Rookie card.

Nothing wrong with taking chances, that is what business is all about taking risk.

I would not waste valuable time sorting, I would do a quick run through and get any 10.00+ card out and then sell the rest in groups/lots.

If you have several 10+ cards you will make your money back on those and the rest will be profit hopefully.

Years ago I bought a huge collection at an auction house lots of duplicates etc and bought them for next to nothing. But the gems inside the group was the small group of late 50's Aarons, Mays, McCovey, Clemente and a Bench rookie cards which no one seems to even notice them.

Cards can be very time consuming.

With your skills and knowledge of other things I would grab the profits I can, use the others for fb builders and move on.




PS Any rough cards in the batch do not sell them. Donate to goodwill and get a slip for tax write off or something. Buyers on ebay will quickly leave negs for any cards that show any signs of roughness.
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I also have an autographed Barry Sanders card and some micheal Jordan hologram cards, not sure how much to ask for the Barry Sanders. I seen some sell for hundreds on eBay.

One card that stood out to me was the High Voltage Heroes Prototype Jordan card. There's one on eBay now and the person is wanting like $150-$300 for it.


Sanders rookie card?
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No, it's this one but autographed.

WARNING EBAY LINK


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-BARRY-S...item4607c54881
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The card has little value but his autograph if 100% authentic could fetch you something better.
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What do you mean by autograph inserts? Do you mean like a printed on autograph? I had 15 or 20 I found that were baseball. I haven't even looked at most of it, just a few binders and boxes.
No they are cards with real autographs on them. Usually auto'd cards are done with blue Sharpies now. They started becoming more popular in the late 1990's. The card companies had to find a way to create more valuable cards. The same thing as the cards with the jersey cutouts on them. From your description of the era cards I highly doubt you will find any. Even if you do lots of them are of common players. Only worth a few bucks.
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PS Any rough cards in the batch do not sell them. Donate to goodwill and get a slip for tax write off or something. Buyers on ebay will quickly leave negs for any cards that show any signs of roughness.
Sometimes if you have enough cards of one single player who was a star.

Like 20 Joe Montana Cards or 15 Ken Griffey Cards.

Sometimes you can put them in a lot and sell them for $4-5.

Other than that you are better off just donating them as Sandy said. Personally I have so many receipts from good will I normally just toss cards.

The 1960's cards if the are baseball and 1960-67 you can usually sell for about a $1-2 a pc if they are commons and the condition is ok. But that is usually from somebody with a Premium or Anchored eBay store who can afford to have the inventory sit because it costs them essentially nothing to list every month because it takes quite a while to sell.
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I have a few fleer Micheal Jordan cards but I looked on eBay under sold items and they didn't go for much.
Just as a side point, spelling the name incorrectly can also lead to lower sales - just saying.

The name is Michael Jordan so incorrectly listed can lead to lower amount of buyers :(

I know because it has happened in haste during a few card collectible sales ha.
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Jordons rookie is the money. Rest were mass produced year after year after his rookie year.

Has to be the rookie card.
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I was very lucky to find rsot's minor league baseball card, Should fetch a lot!

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^^^Why are you selling that birthday present I gave you

Might be worth real money one day

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Jordons rookie is the money. Rest were mass produced year after year after his rookie year.

Has to be the rookie card.
That Fleer set actually has several good rookie cards. It happened to be that there was only one basketball set produced for two seasons so there are two years worth of Rookie Cards in that set. Outside of that you are correct. A few decent rookie cards for MLB and NFL in the early 1980's sets. Basically anything 1986 or later is complete garbage.
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That Fleer set actually has several good rookie cards. It happened to be that there was only one basketball set produced for two seasons so there are two years worth of Rookie Cards in that set. Outside of that you are correct. A few decent rookie cards for MLB and NFL in the early 1980's sets. Basically anything 1986 or later is complete garbage.
I know. That was what they say is the best rookie crop ever.

I agree with the 1896 because 87 had Bonds, McGwire, Canseco and all those stars and they mass produced them and ruined the collection industry.

LOL

My brother bought a million Don Mattingly 1984 cards thinking he was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. He was for several years and then he lost it.

He still has those cards today.
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My brother bought a million Don Mattingly 1984 cards thinking he was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. He was for several years and then he lost it.

He still has those cards today.
I did the same with Ken Griffy Jr rookie cards, especially the Upper Deck one. But everyone had that card.
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