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Old 04-02-07, 02:19 PM
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YEAT: Selling a baseball card collection question

To begin with, we're talking over 400 cards, all different, but all of the same player. Given that...

What do you think would be better, trying to sell the entire collection as a whole, listing all the individual cards in one auction, or selling it all as individual cards in individual auctions?

I thought at first selling individual cards would be better, but that would be quite a lot in fees and such, but selling the collection as a whole might not attract as many people who may only be interested in certain cards.

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Old 04-02-07, 02:32 PM
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I would divide them into 3 catagories:

Sell the ones that are "in demand" in seperate auctions..

Then the ones that are 2nd tier in a couple of different lots.

Then all the 3rd tier cards as one big lot.
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And of course, mention in your auctions that you have two other auctions with more, but different, cards of the same person.
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I've not really kept up with the industry, so how do I know what's "in demand" in general, let alone on different tiers? eBay isn't much help, since it seems only more recent, premium cards are the ones that are being sold.
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And the player is....
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I know YAET stands for "Yet Another E-bay Thread", but what's YEAT mean?
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It all depends on who the player is...I suspect it is not a superstar or you would have mentioned his name....
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Frank Thomas

I didn't think the information was pertinent to the general question about selling the collection as a whole or by individual cards.
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
I know YAET stands for "Yet Another E-bay Thread", but what's YEAT mean?
Yet Another Ebay Thread
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
I've not really kept up with the industry, so how do I know what's "in demand" in general, let alone on different tiers? eBay isn't much help, since it seems only more recent, premium cards are the ones that are being sold.

I guess a price book would tell you.. the higher the price the more in demand they would be...

For the other tiers I would group them according to price - For example, I would sell 10 cards that valued in range from $10-$15 in a lot.

I guess that is what I would do with my comic boooks.
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Originally Posted by CPA-ESQ.
I guess a price book would tell you.. the higher the price the more in demand they would be...

For the other tiers I would group them according to price - For example, I would sell 10 cards that valued in range from $10-$15 in a lot.

I guess that is what I would do with my comic boooks.
You'd be surprised how low market value is compared to stupid price books.
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
Frank Thomas

I didn't think the information was pertinent to the general question about selling the collection as a whole or by individual cards.
You have a manlove for Frank don't you??

it's OK to admit. this is just the internet.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
You'd be surprised how low market value is compared to stupid price books.

yeah - it is sad how worthless these things are unless you get someone in the market for that item - that's why I sugested selling them in lots - so you could at least get some $ per lot.
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I haven't had much use for price guides, especially Beckett, since not long after I got into collecting. I started going to card shops and seeing that every shop owner was using Beckett to actually price nearly every one of their cards. Every place I'd go into to buy a card, they'd pull out the Beckett and automatically charge me the high price. If I ever had cards to sell, they would only give low price, if they were interested in the cards at all. One time, a card shop guy started reaching for the Beckett, and I put my hand on it and said, "No, how much do you want for the card?" He answered, "How am I supposed to know how much it is if I don't look it up?"

Beckett claims to get their pricing information from individual card shops, yet card shops charge prices directly out of the pages of Beckett. Hmm.

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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
Every place I'd go into to buy a card, they'd pull out the Beckett and automatically charge me the high price. If I ever had cards to sell, they would only give low price....
If you are mad about that, don't even try to play the stock market!

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I think you missed the point.
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I do that a lot.

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I thought cards have now entered into the grading aspect, where you pay somebody to "grade" your cards, and that determines the value.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
Yet Another Ebay Thread
You're kidding. How do you get that from YEAT?!??!? Or is it Yoda-speak?
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It's a long-running joke. Been here long?
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Originally Posted by jonw9
I thought cards have now entered into the grading aspect, where you pay somebody to "grade" your cards, and that determines the value.
Grading has been used for quite a long time now, and is simply a tool people pay for to increase, and not necessarily determine, the value of their better, and sometimes even common, cards.
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When I was a kid I used to buy BB cards for the gum and used the cards with closepins on my bicycle tire spokes. Anyone remember the 7 Eleven slurpee cups with the BB and FB players on them? Those I actually collected for awhile but threw then out I saw they were fading several years later.

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I don't know how valuable the Frank cards would be. During his playing career was when the market for cards became overpopulated with so many sets. Also, Ebay has made collecting so easy it lowers the values of collectibles. Inserts might be worth something. But I'd probably sell the regular issue cards together.

I haven't followed the card market for years, but I wouldn't expect much for the set. I probably wouldn't sell them all individually b/c you probably won't get much value for your time. I'd check ebay auctions that have sold from him and sort it by the high price to see if you have any cards that may sell for a high value.
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Originally Posted by nodeerforamonth
You're kidding. How do you get that from YEAT?!??!? Or is it Yoda-speak?
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