Small Traditions, an online sports and Americana collectibles auction company, is keeping the budget-minded bidder in focus. The company, which launched its first online auction last September, conducts monthly auctions with $1 starting bids, no reserves, free shipping, free grading with PSA and BGS, 0% seller’s fees and a 15% buyer’s premium. That may just be the start for this Colorado-based hobby outlet, however. They’re also conducting weekly and monthly giveaway promotions via social media and creating a network of online content.
Last month, the company grabbed some online attention after selling several cards from the supposed ‘junk wax’ era for noteworthy prices including:
- 1987 Leaf Maddux BGS 10 rookie $2,669
- 1986 Topps Sandberg PSA 10 $2,426
- 1982 Donruss Ripken BGS 10 rookie $2,426
- 1989 Donruss Biggio PSA 10 rookie $322
Small Traditions’ Monthly Masterpieces Plus #7 is now open for bidding. Among the highlights is a card modern era collectors—especially collectors who focus on a certain Yankee shortstop—are chasing: the only 1997 Bowman’s Best Atomic Refractor Autograph #82 Derek Jeter PSA 10 in existence. Bidding has already passed $2,700 with more than a week and a half left in the auction.
Also on the block:
- Lot #7: 1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax RC Rookie Card PSA 8 NM-MT
- Lot #2: 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie Card PSA 2
- Lot #21: 1989 Perez-Steele 50th Anniversary Celebration Postcard Set Signed by 39 Hall of Famers
- Over 100 Lots of Vintage Autographs w/ Cy Young, Kid Nichols, Mordecai Brown, Roy Campanella, Mickey Mantle and more
- Exactly 222 Lots of High End Derek Jeter Rookie and Insert Cards Graded by PSA and BGS
- Numerous No Reserve BGS 10 Pristine Hall of Fame Rookie Cards
The auction concludes Saturday, March 30.
Small Traditions also provides free web store listings in which consignors keep their material until it sells, and the company is also developing a network of blogs devoted to collecting at blog.smalltraditions.com and www.JeterCards.com, among several others still to come.
In the spirit of The Topps Company’s long-time wax pack redemption programs, Small Traditions also conducts weekly and monthly giveaway promotions, which you can enter as often as you like at the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages. The company has already awarded over $500 in cash prizes and given away over $1,000 in free cards.