Where to Sell Your Baseball Cards
Looking for someone who will buy your baseball card or sports card collection? Bear in mind that dealers won't automatically buy just anything. Buying and selling baseball cards is their means of livelihood, so if they don't think they can turn a profit from purchasing your collection, they are unlikely to buy it from you.
If your collection mainly consists of late 1980's and early to mid 1990's baseball cards then it is for all intensive purposes worthless. This is a result of the gross overproduction of sports cards during this era. If you are lucky enough to find someone to purchase these kinds of cards the payout would hardly even warrant the gas or shipping expenses incurred in completing the transaction. You are much better off donating the cards to charity. In addition to helping a good cause, in many cases your donation can be used as a tax write off come April. Find out more about why your sports cards from the early 90's are worthless. But bear in mind that there are some exceptions.
The following list contains a number of different companies who are actively buying baseball cards and other types of trading cards. We strongly suggest doing your homework prior to contacting anyone, as you should have some idea regarding what you are working with prior to selling your sports cards.
Buying: You'd be hardpressed to find a city in the United States where at least a handful of collectors aren't monitoring Craigslist classifieds looking to pick up the next big collection.
Buying: All sports, modern and vintage.
Buying: Vintage Baseball, Football and Basketball cards from 1887-1969.
Buying: Vintage baseball card pack wrappers, vintage cards.
Portland Sports Card Co.
Buying: Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey Cards from the mid-1970's and before, Minor League Baseball team sets, graded cards and vintage sports publications.
Tim's Baseball Card Shop
Buying: Vintage sports cards and non-sports cards. Sealed wax packs, boxes, and cases of cards. Bulk quantities of rookie cards.
Buying: Vintage cards, especially pre-war. All conditions, graded and ungraded.
Buying: Graded and ungraded baseball cards and other pre-1968 sports cards.
Baseball Card Exchange
Buying: Unopened wax products, complete sets, singles.
Buying: Pre-1975 baseball cards, Complete Sets, Unopened Wax packs/Wax boxes, Tobacco Cards, World Series Press Pins, Game Used bats, balls, jerseys, and more.
Where Not to Sell Your Cards:
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Has far and away the highest fees of any trading card marketplace around. In addition to high upfront fees, they have lots of smaller add-on fees and surcharges, as well as a whopping 20% "Cash Out Fee" - meaning they charge 20% in fees simply to access your own money you've made from selling on the site. This is on top of all the other fees charged by them.
Off Brand Auction Sites
Though many of these sites are built with the best of intentions and charge little to no listing fees, virtually none of them succeed because of eBay's immense popularity among collectors. They typically have very small user bases and thus your items are likely to sell for the minimum bid amount (if at all).
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