My name is Walt Case I own Card Traders of
Austin in Austin, Tx, and we sell a variety of sports cards and sports memorabilia. One
of the questions that’s frequently asked is “How do I sell my collectible baseball cards?”
The first thing you need to do is define collectible. Collectible as in any type of market means
something is in high demand, and usually short supply which creates a value that is significant.
Probably if you’re going to sell your collectible cards there are any number of ways you can
do it. If you plan to sell your card on line I would recommend getting the card graded
by either Beckett or by PSA those are the two primary companies that grade cards today.
They will grade your card professionally and they will encapsulate your card with a grade
on it. Your collectible card’s value is going to determine a lot on it’s condition and that’s
where the professional grading comes into play. Don’t be surprised if your collectible
card doesn’t attain the value that you expected to attain. Many times the condition of the
card is diminished because of a manufacturing flaw. You may also check with your local card
shop to see if they might be interested in your collectible card before you get it graded.
Remember if your card does not have some significant book value to begin with and it’s not in high
demand you probably don’t want to spend the extra money to get it graded because the money
you spend to do that may end up costing you more than you can sell the card for. So just
be very very aware of the demand for your collectible card before you go into the market
to try and sell it.