After finding Just Collect online, a sports card collector from upstate New York contacted them for an appraisal and offer on their childhood collection. After spending five hours in Just Collect's office discussing possibilities, it was the condition of the collection and certain cards in particular that struck Leighton Sheldon, owner of Just Collect.
"We knew the Luis Tiant rookie card was one of the finest we had seen," said Leighton. "The Bart Star and the collector's other 65 Topps cards also looked to be in mint condition. We knew this would be a good collection to purchase and send in for grading. We were happy when the Luis Tiant came back Gem Mint 10, with many others getting solid NM-MT 8, and Mint 9, respectively."
It's no surprise the Tiant rookie, with a current population of only five graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, is headlining Just Collect's current auction which ends on October 30, 2016. Some of the other highlights from the freshly-graded, upstate New York collection are as follows:
Just Collect Auction Highlights
- 1965 Topps Luis Tiant Rookie - PSA 10
- 1965 Topps Joe Morgan Rookie - BVG 9
- 1965 Topps Roberto Clemente - PSA 8
- 1964 Topps Willie Mays - PSA 8
- 1960 Topps Bart Star - PSA 9
- 1957 Topps Johnny Unitas Rookie - PSA 6
- 1957 Topps Paul Hornung Rookie - PSA 6
- 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie - PSA 2
- Assorted T205 cards
- 1962 & 1963 Topps Baseball PSA-graded singles
If you have a childhood collection that you have been hanging on to and would like to know the value, then a free appraisal by Just Collect may be in order. Pay attention to the condition of your collection as mint cards can sell for exponentially higher amounts than cards in poor or average condition. It takes a trained eye to know the difference which is why it is important to seek an expert's advice so you get the most for your treasured items.