Educating those who have a collection to sell can be a challenge.
Virtually anyone sitting on a stash of baseball cards thinks they’ve won the lottery when they re-discover their old collection.
Sometimes they’re right–but those instances are rare. If you’ve dabbled in sports cards, autographs or other collectibles and now want to sell, don’t expect dealers to enter a bidding war.
You might need money thanks to a higher cost of living, but that just means the person you’re selling to is having a harder time turning over things bought with discretionary income.
Turning your collectibles into cash requires some common sense and reasonable expectations.