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MASSIVE Baseball Card Collection Incoming. What Do I Look For?8921

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This reminds me, I have a Topps 1958 #150 Mickey Mantle that I had signed as a kid at a shopping mall appearance somewhere around 1979/1980... I don't particularly have much interest in selling it, but wouldn't mind getting it authenticated. Is there a recommended path for doing that?







That should be worth a pretty penny.
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This reminds me, I have a Topps 1958 #150 Mickey Mantle that I had signed as a kid at a shopping mall appearance somewhere around 1979/1980... I don't particularly have much interest in selling it, but wouldn't mind getting it authenticated. Is there a recommended path for doing that?




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What to do? Sell these sealed 1990 TOPPS cards in a lot? Or go through them looking for the misprinted Frank Thomas Card?

Unlikely, but I might get $100 for them as is, in a lot. These cards are worth close to nothing if they’re opened & that card isn’t in here.

42, 106 Card JUMBO packs (4452 cards)
40, 45 Card packs (1800 cards)

Over 6000 cards.

This is one box from the collection.


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What to do? Sell these sealed 1990 TOPPS cards in a lot? Or go through them looking for the misprinted Frank Thomas Card?

Unlikely, but I might get $100 for them as is, in a lot. These cards are worth close to nothing if they’re opened & that card isn’t in here.

42, 106 Card JUMBO packs (4452 cards)
40, 45 Card packs (1800 cards)

Over 6000 cards.

This is one box from the collection.




If it looked like I'd be able to make my money back with the rest of the stuff, I'd open everyone of them!!! It'd be like playing pulltabs!!! LOL!!!
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I know it's going to take some time but if I were you I'd go through EVERYTHING even open the sealed packs but handle them carefully and try to figure out what you've got. I was in the same situation you were in a few years back when a family member gave me a baseball card collection and I went through everything and in the end it was worth some money If you do find any cards with value you may also want to get them graded before you sell them.

Just a side note..... before I started to go through stuff I went down to my local card shop and bought brand new baseball card boxes and plastic sleeves to put the cards in to keep them protected.

Lisa
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Today’s project was sorting and researching the factory sets.
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@00slim This looks tiring. Any of them from the 1970's ?
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There’s a binder of I think College league cards from the late 70’s. I haven’t got to it yet, though.
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And yes, it’s mentally exhausting.

I had a guy offer $750 for a binder of autographs. But he wants to wait until payday. I’m not putting much stock in his offer.
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00slim,

Unfortunately I can't tell from looking if there are anything from the 70's but I did look up one of the boxes that clearly showed the date on it and it should have a Frank Thomas RC in it. (see photos) Your best bet would be to look up the boxes and it should tell you if it has any important cards inside start from there


Before you sell the binder with the autographs find out what they are worth first.


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00slim,

Unfortunately I can't tell from looking if there are anything from the 70's but I did look up one of the boxes that clearly showed the date on it and it should have a Frank Thomas RC in it. (see photos) Your best bet would be to look up the boxes and it should tell you if it has any important cards inside start from there


Before you sell the binder with the autographs find out what they are worth first.




Appreciate the heads up.

I’ve got three a few different categories going so far:

1. E-Bay “as is”, meaning the the item is worth enough to hassle with e-bay and no further grading research is needed.

2. This needs to be graded before resale.

3. It’s only worth a few bucks, and it’s going up in a classified listing in a bulk lot.

I’m researching every item individually & deciding which category it falls under.

For me, a card has to be worth something in the 8 or 9 grade to bother grading. I’m not willing to gamble with cards that are only worth grading if they’re a perfect 10, the reason being that grading fees are coming out of my pocket.

As far as the autographs, the full value of the signatures “as is” is approximately $830 based on “sold” e-bay listings.
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Well it looks like you have a good plan going. If you get stuck and need some help just ask.
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I was about to put this binder of 1981-1986 “Traded” sets up for sale as is.

But I think I’ll grade this one.



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Also see if you have any of these

https://www.cardboardconnection.com/10-baseball-rookie-cards-1980s
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Here a few graded ones on ebay to look at

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If you have any factory sets from 2003, 2005, or 2007 I would interested in those. Just PM me. 😊
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@CatmanAmerica
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people still collect baseball cards?


Only rookie collectors.

Rookie collectors or collectors of rookies?
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@CatmanAmerica
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Originally Posted by CatmanAmerica
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people still collect baseball cards?


Only rookie collectors.

Rookie collectors or collectors of rookies?


I think that was the joke. 😆
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@00slim

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@CatmanAmerica
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Originally Posted by CatmanAmerica
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Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
people still collect baseball cards?


Only rookie collectors.

Rookie collectors or collectors of rookies?


I think that was the joke. 😆




Now explain the meaning of the forum member’s name @Virgincollector
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@00slim

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Originally Posted by 00slim
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Originally Posted by CaptainCanuck
@CatmanAmerica
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Originally Posted by CatmanAmerica
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Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
people still collect baseball cards?


Only rookie collectors.

Rookie collectors or collectors of rookies?


I think that was the joke. 😆




Now explain the meaning of the forum member’s name @Virgincollector


I can . . . If necessary. 😁
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