Collectors hoping to grab some quick information the value of vintage baseball cards have a new resource to utilize. CardTarget.com is offering a free price history for a variety of vintage baseball card sets through its website.
CardTarget was founded over 10 years ago as a marketplace and community for eTopps sports cards. Co-founders Mike Masinick and Jason Barden built a thriving business with thousands of eTopps customers over the past decade. When the Topps Corporation decided to shut down the eTopps brand at the end of 2011, but the two quickly turned their attention to their new venture.
Both Masinick and Barden are vintage collectors.
“We were excited for the chance to bring the price tracking and community feel of eTopps to the world of vintage cards,” said Masinick.
Currently, CardTarget offers a pricing history for over 50 major vintage sets and more are being added on a regular basis. The company has over five years of pricing data for most sets and the database is growing daily as they track completed auctions from a variety of sources including eBay and major sports memorabilia auction houses. Completed prices are listed for each professional grade that has been tracked as a sale.
Nearly every auction is complete with a picture and detailed classification (including, for example, the specific back type for T206 cards). Each auction has been manually classified for maximum accuracy.
CardTarget is currently tracking the following popular sets: 1952-1962, 1967 Topps, 1933 and 1934 Goudey (and all other Goudey baseball sets including Sport Kings, Heads Up, 4 in 1, etc), over 20 “E” sets including the popular E90-1, E90-2, E90-3, Set of 25, Set of 50, E92, T205 Gold Border, T206 White Border, T3, T9, 1914 and 1915 Cracker Jack, Mayo Cut Plug, 1888 Goodwin Champion, 1888 Allen & Ginter. The remainder of the Topps sets through 1970 and many additional “T” sets are coming soon.