There are a lot of ways
available for you to try and sell your sports cards. One of the more
traditional ways is to go to your local baseball card shops to see if
they would be interested. Ideally you'd go to the shop where you
purchased the cards. It does seem that fewer shops are buying these
days, some still are though so it's definitely worth a try.
There are also shops that will sell your cards for you via the Internet
and charge you a commission for their time and effort to do this. The
truth is that you might have to do a bit of work in order to sell your
cards. You may have to adjust your expectations about how much money
you'll make, but if you're persistent, it's likely that you will find
collectors out there who will buy your baseball cards.
1. Learn how to use Ebay.com and sell them your self. Do your home work
first. Start using our resources to
find out how much your baseball cards sell for. If you discover that
you truly do have cards that are worth selling, using Ebay is often a
good way to go. Beckett.com has many tools available to people looking
to sell their sports cards. Many people also have success selling sports cards on
2. We've put together a list of dealers who claim to buy baseball cards,
check out the we buy baseball
cards page to view this list. You can also visit our link list of
sports card dealers to see
if any of them would be interested in buying your cards. You'll want to
do your homework on the people who might be buying to make sure it's
legit, and be
sure to ask for references.
3. Find sports card shows in your area and
try to sell them to the dealers at the show.
4. Join a sports card community web site that allows people to sell
their cards to the other members of the site. Beckett.com is a popular
one for this.
5. Search the Internet for people who are actively buying baseball cards
or other sports cards. Do searches for things like "buying baseball
cards" and "sell your baseball cards". Remember to do your
homework on the people who might be buying to make sure it's legit, and be
sure to ask for references.
More Tips for selling your
Here's a few more tips for selling your baseball cards
on ebay. Remember to do your homework! You don't want to spend the time
and effort trying to sell cards that won't sell for enough to make it
worth your while or enough to pay the listing fees to ebay. Take the
time to search ebay and see if the sports cards that you want to sell are
currently selling. Don't forget to do your homework on all of the big
sites such as Ebay, Beckett, and
Sportsbuy.com (formerly Naxcom). There's also a relative
newcomer in the world of online baseball card buying and selling scene
worth your investigating called
If you have a large
quantity of fairly common cards it's often best to sell them all as a
lot instead of one by one. On the other hand, if you find that you have
a few valuable cards mixed in, you'll likely do better selling those
If you find that you do have sports cards that sell
well out there on the Internet, you should take the time to really learn
how to use ebay and sell the cards yourself. You could pay someone to
sell them for you on ebay for a commission, but that will substantially
cut into your profits! Many card shops do sell baseball cards for their customers
on ebay for a commission, so if you're interested in having someone sell
them for you, contact your local sports card shop.
Your going to need a scanner so that you can take nice
scans/pictures of the sports cards and post them in your auctions.
Start small! Begin with one small auction so that you
learn the process thoroughly before really diving into it full speed.
Sometimes it's worth while paying a little extra listing fees on ebay in
order to make sure that the cards you're selling are found by the people
searching ebay. It's also a good idea to add the gallery listing option,
that's the little green camera image that appears when you search the
various auctions and let's you know that there's a picture of the item
listed for sale. People really like to see what they are buying!
Once you've posted your sports card auctions you should do a search
on ebay to make sure they're showing up in the category you want them to
appear in along with the gallery listing icon/picture.
It's often a good idea to start the bidding very low
(or even no reserve price) in
order to attract interest in your auctions. The idea is to get people
bidding, the more bidding the better! Often people will not bid on items
with too high of a starting price. Again, do your homework and see what
other people are doing with similar cards to the ones you're trying to
Cherish and protect your ebay feedback! Treat the
people you deal with politely and provide excellent customer service.
Negative feedback can destroy your chances for being successful with
online auctions, so do all that you can to do a good job with your
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