Baseball cards

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Fri, Mar 24, 2023 3:12 PM
posted by Ironman92

Look into something?

To display it. 
Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, Mar 24, 2023 3:33 PM
posted by Laley23
To display it. 

Nah lol


BRF Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 29, 2023 1:19 PM

Thought this might be of interest:

Ironman92 Administrator
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Wed, Mar 29, 2023 6:19 PM
posted by BRF

Thought this might be of interest:

Nice!


Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, May 21, 2023 10:18 PM


Going through a friend’s lot of cards…came across this awful awful name

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, May 21, 2023 10:53 PM

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Mon, May 22, 2023 11:35 AM

what do you guys think i should expect to get out of a bunch of 1948 bowman baseball cards? most are in really good condition (considering age) but a few (like the yogi berra rookie card) are completely illegible. 


Similarly i have a bunch of 1951 (maybe 52, i forget) bowman football cards almost all of them are in good condition. 


I inherited them from my dad and he kept them to sell and pay off my college, and since i paid them loans off he wanted to try and pay for my kids' school with them. I've also got books of newer cards (like griffey rookies and what not) that he had.


Honestly i'm not inclined to get rid of them unless the number is really high. at this point i kind of like the story of having nearly 100 year old peices of history from my dad. (in addition to his coins and world war ii paraphernalia). 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 22, 2023 11:55 AM
posted by j_crazy

what do you guys think i should expect to get out of a bunch of 1948 bowman baseball cards? most are in really good condition (considering age) but a few (like the yogi berra rookie card) are completely illegible. 


Similarly i have a bunch of 1951 (maybe 52, i forget) bowman football cards almost all of them are in good condition. 


I inherited them from my dad and he kept them to sell and pay off my college, and since i paid them loans off he wanted to try and pay for my kids' school with them. I've also got books of newer cards (like griffey rookies and what not) that he had.


Honestly i'm not inclined to get rid of them unless the number is really high. at this point i kind of like the story of having nearly 100 year old peices of history from my dad. (in addition to his coins and world war ii paraphernalia). 

Condition is huge…..if a big name HOF Rookie is in rough shape from the late 40’s early 50’s, can still fetch a few hundred dollars….if graded a 2 or 3 you are hitting the $1000 are if graded 5 or better it gets big….and then the great shape ones will push 6 figures but obviously incredibly rare.


Send a couple pics of the better ones so I can see up close and I can tell you what they’d go for


Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 22, 2023 12:02 PM
posted by j_crazy

what do you guys think i should expect to get out of a bunch of 1948 bowman baseball cards? most are in really good condition (considering age) but a few (like the yogi berra rookie card) are completely illegible. 


Similarly i have a bunch of 1951 (maybe 52, i forget) bowman football cards almost all of them are in good condition. 


I inherited them from my dad and he kept them to sell and pay off my college, and since i paid them loans off he wanted to try and pay for my kids' school with them. I've also got books of newer cards (like griffey rookies and what not) that he had.


Honestly i'm not inclined to get rid of them unless the number is really high. at this point i kind of like the story of having nearly 100 year old peices of history from my dad. (in addition to his coins and world war ii paraphernalia). 

Football and basketball don’t bring the punch of the baseball cards for whatever reason.

I recently had a collection left to a grandson and had a 49 Jackie Robinson, Musial and old Berra and the Jackie card probably graded to a 1.5 and it had nearly a $2000 value. Musial was also about a 1-2 grade and $1200. Berra was $600-$800 and wasn’t in good shape.


He decided to keep them all since they were will’d to him.


sportchampps Senior Member
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Mon, May 22, 2023 12:42 PM

Cards are at or close to an all time high. If you pay to get them graded you will get the best price. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 22, 2023 12:51 PM
posted by sportchampps

Cards are at or close to an all time high. If you pay to get them graded you will get the best price. 

IF they grade high…..pre 1970 cards do bring a bigger number BUT if you have a good clean nice older card that passes the eye test for a 5 or higher, you can easily sell it for that graded 5 price……saving yourself time and the risk. Downfall would be it being graded a 7 or higher.

The bigger the card….the more it should be graded. And use PSA

The big cards he has will cost $40-$50 a card to grade and takes forever 

A lot of the buyers on the vintage card sites are dandies.


33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 22, 2023 1:54 PM

Have them graded regardless. They will vacuum them and label the grade and date and authentic it. Even if you don’t sell, that is still worth the time and money, imo. Ensures it’ll last forever then.

Also, value goes up, you can always sell later and already have those grades and authentication done.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Mon, May 22, 2023 2:02 PM

If not going to sell I see zero reason to have them graded….grading has changed a lot the last 20 years, it’s going to change more in the next 20. So much money involved….once all the old cards are pretty much all graded……they’ll come out with something bigger and better and the market will shift to that and they’ll be cracking open the sealed graded cards and doing another company or something else. They already are.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, May 22, 2023 3:08 PM

miss days didnt know baseball cards worth mickey mantle beard


33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 22, 2023 11:52 PM
posted by Ironman92

If not going to sell I see zero reason to have them graded….grading has changed a lot the last 20 years, it’s going to change more in the next 20. So much money involved….once all the old cards are pretty much all graded……they’ll come out with something bigger and better and the market will shift to that and they’ll be cracking open the sealed graded cards and doing another company or something else. They already are.

Taking yourself out of potential money. Most serious buyers aren’t interested if it’s not graded. I wouldn’t be spending serious money without knowing.


Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, May 23, 2023 6:32 AM
posted by Laley23

Taking yourself out of potential money. Most serious buyers aren’t interested if it’s not graded. I wouldn’t be spending serious money without knowing.


If never selling.

Of the big cards I’ve sold for others….the bigger their value, the more interest from buyers. The buyers are everywhere and always someone thinking they are getting a great deal. No one is being fooled on a reprint.


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jun 16, 2023 2:05 PM

Bought my first card since probably 2021. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, Jun 16, 2023 3:19 PM
posted by justincredible

Bought my first card since probably 2021. 

Did you already have 4-5 of those?

Mind if I ask what you paid for the grade 10?


justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 248 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Jun 16, 2023 3:34 PM
posted by Ironman92

Did you already have 4-5 of those?

Mind if I ask what you paid for the grade 10?


It was just over $21 with tax and shipping. 

I am trying to get a run of his Topps base cards in PSA 10 and my budget right now is going to be roughly $20 a card. I might end up thinning out my collection a bit to help fund this endeavor. I have so many Larkin cards and I'm not really trying to collect them all at this point. I had already sold about $500 worth about a year or so back. I have a ton of game used that I really don't care about anymore that I'm hoping to sell soon.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, Jun 16, 2023 3:41 PM

I was guessing $20 with us the typical price for a grade 10 of those 88-94 years.


It’s odd to me though because I can’t wrap my head around the people getting that type of card graded as it’s at least $30 to get graded or $20ish if you have hundreds graded….and the fact the naked eye doesn’t know if it’s going to be graded a 9 and worth $6-$8 or a 10 and worth $20

I can see why you might have one graded as a favorite card in great shape or something…but I don’t get the business end in these cases.

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