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Does anybody know about collecting sports cards, like authenticity, and value?

Asked by Pixidust (263points) October 14th, 2014

I have a bunch of sports cards. They were a kind of a garage sale deal. There is a bunch. I don’t know anything about them. I thought it would be kind of easy to look up if they are worth anything, but I was wrong. I am confused, because some of them seemed like pretty big names, but the listings I see on ebay are all over the place with the prices.
Can anybody help me? I was going to find a place to see about selling them, but I don’t trust those shops much. I feel like they are going to lie to me so they can get something of value for next to nothing. If I could find just one valuable card in the bunch it would be worth the cost of buying them.

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ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I have a huge ass box full of them from when I was a kid. It may be worth a hunded bucks or so. Hardly worth keeping IMO. They have some value but I would not expect much unless they are older. pre 1980 is about where they start to be worth something. Beckett used to be the reliable price guide. They probably have a website now, I would use that for starters.

Pixidust's avatar

I’ll try. Thanks!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

If they were baseball cards I’d take them over to Cooperstown and check with some of the card shops. Some of the older cards get a pretty nice price.

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