Their online stores never close and in a hot market, there have been plenty of shoppers visiting around the clock. Sports cards are flying on eBay and some of the hobby’s largest dealers are still ranking among the highest volume sellers on eBay’s entire worldwide platform.
Data obtained by SC Daily shows four sellers who specialize in sports cards listed among the world’s top 13, ranked by feedback. It’s another testament to the sheer magnitude of the number of trading cards being sold in the current climate for collectibles.
Not all buyers leave feedback, of course, so the score for each of them is less than the number of items each seller actually processed during the reporting period, but does provide a glimpse into each seller’s volume.
Burbank Sportscards, which has a massive inventory at its physical store in Southern California, has traditionally ranked among the hobby’s largest volume sellers. The company was ranked 18th in the world and 10th in the United States in 2020, but has now climbed into the world’s top 10, ranking as the ninth highest volume eBay seller in the world.
Burbank recently recorded over 24,000 positive feedback ratings in a single month and has over 2.1 million over its entire span as an eBay seller. Owner Rob Veres recently opened a new, larger brick-and-mortar location in Southern California but continues to do a brisk business online. The company currently has over 2.4 million cards listed on eBay.
Also moving into the top 10 is auction specialist Greg Morris Cards. The long-time California-based dealer ranked 19th in the world last year but now sits in the 10th spot. Morris sells primarily vintage cards, offering thousands of cards in auction-style listing each week.
Probstein123’s feedback total came in 13th among all sellers. Owner Rick Probstein typically has over 10,000 auction listings of cards consigned by others and also sells via Buy It Now.
COMC Consignment, which offers sellers on its platform the option to cross list their standard inventory on eBay and Amazon, ranked 7th in the world last year but has since fallen out of the top ten. They are now listed as the 11th largest seller. On January 1 last year, the company opened an eBay auction platform. Typically, COMC now has thousands of auction listings each week.
Forty-four of worldwide top 100 accounts are based in the United States, followed by the United Kingdom with 30 and Germany with 19.