What are my old baseball cards worth?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by todd2000, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    I have a collection of baseball cards, most from the early 80s through the early 90s. I kinda want to look them up to get an approximate value, on them. My Mother started the collection for me when I was a baby. Im not sure why, as I never developed an interest, maybe she could sense I was gonna turn out Gay, and wanted to try to head it off at the pass :D. I kid I kid! Anyway back on topic, she looked up the values years ago, and I think she used a Beckett price guide.

    Is Beckett still the way to go? I was thinking of signing up for their online service for a month and seeing what I could find. Is there another/better way to do it?
     
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Beckett was the first thing that came to mind when I saw your thread title.

    I suggest going to a hobby shop and picking up a recent copy. No need to subscribe to something you may never use again.
     
  3. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    Depends who you find to buy them. I don't think they are as popular as they once were but you never know. I'd go around to a few card shops, or look around on ebay and see what they are going for.
     
  4. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's 6.00 a month, and I can just cancel it when Im dome.

    When I say "collection" Im talking probably over 1000 cards closer to 2000 or possible more. So If I have one place to look it will save time :). And searching online at Beckett's site would be faster then a book :)
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Off the top of my head 80's and 90's cards are not worth that much.

    You will find a few gems, think 84-85 season of Topps, Dunruss and Fleer. But with the the card companies making a ton of cards during this time and saturating the market I think you will be disappointed overall in what you find.

    I would also check ebay if you have an account and look for recent actions that have closed that are of your cards.
     
  6. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    The late 80's and early 90's cards were made in such abundance. Millions of cards were printed and this devalued them greatly. Unless you have a "star" rookie card or a so-called "short-print" from this era the prices will be low. A dealer will generally give you 25% of the cards value, i.e. $100 card will net you $25, if they buy it at all. The way to go is through ebay. I sell my cards through this by using a very competitive Buy It Now price and I make some great money (more than a dealer would give me). Remember, just because a card is valued at a certain price, it's only worth what someone will pay for it. Good luck!
     
  7. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Bingo..
     
  8. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know I wont necessarily get what they are valued at. Im not even looking to sell them, just curious. Im gonna probably keep them for quite a while, before I think of selling them. Their already 20 + years old, if I wait another 10-15, they might be worth 20 cents a piece :D

    As for eBay, Im not sure how many of them I'de be able to find on there, I'll give it a look see, but this project could take months :)
     

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