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How to Sell Baseball Cards

Watch more How to Make Money with Collectibles videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to sell your individual baseball cards or card collections without getting ripped-off. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Learn collector jargon Learn baseball card collector jargon. A "set" is a consecutively numbered series of cards. A "jersey card" includes a swatch from a players uniform. Tip While an "insert" is part of a card set, its appearance is different from the rest of the card set. Step 2: Learn card values jargon Learn terms used for card values. "Book values" are set on baseball card price guide values. "Sell value" is the most recent sale price paid for a card or collection. Step 3: Learn card condition terms Learn the descriptors used in grading card conditions. Terms include "mint," "near-mint," "excellent," "very good," "fair," and "poor." Tip Card prices can be affected by physical conditions where there's corner wear, creasing, and trimming. Step 4: Get your collection graded Get your collection professionally graded. You can find grading services through sports card collector publications and online groups. Tip While professional grading can cost a lot of money, it provides a valuable endorsement when selling your collection. Step 5: Visit sports memorabilia shows Go to card collector shows to get an overview of current baseball card prices. You can find information about schedules for shows in your area by searching online. Step 6: Visit a major card company website Visit a major card company website for a list of authorized baseball card dealers. Get a price quote at a dealer's shop. Step 7: Sell your collection at an online auction Sell through an online auction like eBay, especially if you feel that you know your collection's value. The internet can help you reach collectibles buyers from around the world. With some effort, your collection is sure to find a good home and bring you some cash. Did You Know? As controversial Detroit Tigers manager Billy Martin posed for a 1972 baseball card, he discreetly "flipped the bird."
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