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Selling Baseball Cards To Earn Additional Income

Jul 15, 2008
Collecting baseball cards can provide any collector with an investment that can produce an increase in profits when being resold. Many collectors will use auctioning web sites to provide themselves with additional income by selling their baseball cards to the highest bidder or directly.

Full time dealers or expert collectors do make a decent living and some lucky collectors may stumble across a vintage collection of cards, which can provide additional income. There are a variety of ways for collectors to sell their baseball ball cards, but the traditional way of selling directly to card shops has greatly diminished because few shops are actually buying cards anymore. However, there are card shops that will sell your cards for you on the Internet for the cost of a small commission for their time and effort.

There are times when collectors may need to lower their expectations in order to make a profit on their investment, but if a collector is persistent it is very likely they will be able to find other collectors to purchase their baseball cards. Another way is learn how to use these auction sites, such as ebay, and sell your cards yourself.

Collectors will want to first do some research to see if their cards are truly worth selling and how much similar cards are selling for. The Beckett web site has tools available that will tell you what others are selling the same card for. Ebay and Naxcom are wonderful ways to sell cards in your collection to make the most possible profit.

You want to pick cards within your collection that you can pay the auction site for listing them and have some left over. Be sure to research the current selling price before listing your own cards and if you have a several common cards it would be best to sell them as a lot instead of individually because you will be able to make more this way. However, if you have some valuable cards it would be best to list these by themselves.

Use a scanner to scan your baseball cards so you will be able to add them to your auctions, but it would be wise to start out small and then gradually build up. This will allow you to learn the process thoroughly before jumping in with both feet first. It is also worth paying auction sites a little bit more for extra listing fees, which will make sure that individuals looking for baseball cards will be sure to find your. Another good idea is to add a gallery listing option to let individuals know that there is a picture available of your cards, which will help because individuals like to see exactly what they are purchasing.

Another good idea is to start the bidding for your cards out low, which will attract more interest in your auctions, because the idea is get people to start bidding. Often times individuals will not bid on an item if the starting price is too high, and the more individuals that bid the better. Make sure when you do sell one of more of your baseball cards that you provide excellent customer service. Also cherish and protect the feedback that your customers provide, because if the feedback is negative it can destroy your chances of becoming successful.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant about rare coins, stamp collections, and rare collectibles. Follow these links to find the best marketplace for: rare coins, stamp collections, and collecting baseball cards.
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