This is the second of a two-part series on getting the most money out of your better baseball and other sports card sets if you decide to sell. Part I covered putting a plan together and showcasing some of the best cards in your set. In part two, Mark Arzoumanian offers some insight on how to pick the right place to help you with the sale. If you’ve identified … [Read more...] about Selling Your Sets, Part II: Picking the Right Auction Outlet
Rodgers Rookie Cards Have Doubled in Value Since Start of NFL Season
Winning a Super Bowl did good things for the value of Aaron Rodgers rookie cards. Continuing that success in 2011 has made them the Apple stock of the modern football card market. The average price for a Rodgers rookie card from August 5-September 5, the period just before the start of the 2011 NFL season, was $23.40. Over the last 30 days, that average price has more than … [Read more...] about Rodgers Rookie Cards Have Doubled in Value Since Start of NFL Season
Canseco Selling Autographs… Interviews?
Jose Canseco has gone all Pete Rose. Nearly every day, he can be found at a memorabilia store inside a Las Vegas resort hotel on the strip, signing autographs for pay. The fact that he's doing it isn't shocking. The fact that someone actually thought there might be a market for him is what's strange. The cheapest Canseco autograph, an 11x14 photo is $59. But that's a … [Read more...] about Canseco Selling Autographs… Interviews?
Hank Aaron Rookie Card: Finally Earning Due Respect?
During his career, the general feeling was that Hank Aaron never quite generated the appreciation that rained down on players like Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Whether it was his low-key manner or playing in a smaller media market, Hammerin' Hank plugged along for 20 years before the career home run chase began to focus on him. The same could be true of the Hank Aaron … [Read more...] about Hank Aaron Rookie Card: Finally Earning Due Respect?
1952 Topps Mantle Price Trend Tough to Nail Down
Any 1952 Topps Mantle card will find a buyer if priced reasonably enough. Even those that look like they've been run over by a bulldozer and tacked on the barn wall for 50 years sell. Supply just doesn't meet demand, even with the massive amount of publicity the card--and the set--has gotten over the last three decades. Still, you would think the economic slowdown over … [Read more...] about 1952 Topps Mantle Price Trend Tough to Nail Down
Tommie Smith Selling 1968 Gold Medal, Shoes
He raised a gloved hand, clenched his fist and bowed his head as the national anthem played. In that moment, Tommie Smith became one of the sports world's most famous athletes of the post-War era. It was often misunderstood. Smith maintains his "black power salute" at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City was a protest against inequality. Smith had just won the 200 … [Read more...] about Tommie Smith Selling 1968 Gold Medal, Shoes
Most Popular Sports Autographs
Autograph prices for superstars seem to be down a little bit this year. It's a trend we noticed at the National Sports Collectors Convention this year. That's good news for collectors who can pick up some really nice signed photos for much less than it cost 2-3 years ago. Who are the top selling autographs and best-selling teams when it comes to signed items? This … [Read more...] about Most Popular Sports Autographs
Cardinal Greats Say ‘Why Not’ Sell Memorabilia
Lou Brock's collection of baseball memorabilia hits the block this week. Why is he joining Bob Gibson in selling off his momentos? … [Read more...] about Cardinal Greats Say ‘Why Not’ Sell Memorabilia
Research Tool for eBay Sellers Launched
Invest a little to make a little more? … [Read more...] about Research Tool for eBay Sellers Launched
1952 Topps Mantle Smashes $100K Barrier
Memory Lane's spring catalog auction closed with the first known $100,000 sale of a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. … [Read more...] about 1952 Topps Mantle Smashes $100K Barrier