That is, what should a family do with a sports cards and memorabilia collection of a loved one who unexpectedly passes away? A brother and sister in Wisconsin are weighing their options as to how to market a sports cards collection left to them by their brother who recently passed away. Bert Lehman photos.
It's a familiar scene in sports card shops: someone walks in enthusiastically with a faded box or two under their arms. They confidently toss them on the glass display case, look up at the card shop owner and ask, "How much'll you give me for these? Seeing the mix of Fleer team logo stickers and Upper Deck holograms tattooing the box, the shopkeeper knows the customer won't be leaving the store happy or with a new-found wad of cash.
We have a small staff, keep our business expenses as low as possible and we are selective about the collections we purchase. These questions are most important to answer:. A list of all items in your collection is not necessary, but if you have a list please send it to us.
In mid-afternoon a few weeks ago, Brian Drent received a mind-blowing phone call. Drent, the president of the Mile High Card Company politely asked for specifics. The caller revealed that he had boxes of early s Topps and Fleer football, Fleer Ted Williams, and many other sealed packs.
See the detailed price history of your cards. Know when, where and how much they sold for and more. View and inspect the actual images used in auction for a closer look at the explicit details that dictate the condition.
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Do you buy box after box of baseball cards looking for your next big break? We look for that rare 1 out of card that hold the most value. As our collection grows, we start to think about properly protecting for our growing hobby.
Each hobby has its own grading terminology including stamps, coins, comic books, record collectors. Sports card collectors are no exception. Condition grading however, is subjective. Individual card dealers and collectors differ in the strictness of their grading, but the stated condition of a card should be determined without regard to whether it is being purchased or sold.
We have been adding new inventory and will continue to do so through the upcoming National in Chicago. Of note are multiple groups of pre-war baseball cards, vintage football programs and tickets, and an assortment of other items that we have acquired since the beginning of the year. We have some very exciting news to share