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#2017769 - 09/02/13 08:19 AM Determining declared value
larivich
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I found some football and baseball cards in a forgotten box in the closet. I want to send them in to be graded but the form says I have to list a declared value. I went to the Beckett site and paid for pricing for each card but have no idea which price to use (e.g. 'conditional' or 'graded'--??) and have no knowledge of pricing, condition, etc as I am a complete newbie and not a collector--I just want to get them graded to sell on ebay or wherever. Could someone please give me some guidelines on how to determine the declared value to send them to sgc for grading. I'm also curious as to why I need to list this, as I feel this is part of what I'm asking the company to determine for me. Thank you for your help.
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#2017770 - 09/02/13 08:45 AM Re: Determining declared value [Re: larivich]
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declaring value is for amount of insurance that is needed and what grading catagory to place in.
For ex: theres a service for cards under 250 and service for cards over 500..and so on.

First--tell us How old are these cards?? postwar(50-60's) prewar(1900's) or modern like those 1990 Donruss cards?
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#2017771 - 09/02/13 09:31 AM Re: Determining declared value [Re: KRB]
larivich
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Okay thank you, that helps a lot. It would be very helpful if that were stated in the FAQ.

Most are from the 60's, mainly Topps. After doing some research on ebay, I don't think any of them are really rare but a few have some value:

1965 Philadelphia #50 Don Meredith (2)
1967 Topps #215 Ernie Banks
1966 Topps #550 Willie McCovey SP
1966 Philadelphia #88 Bart Starr (3)
1967 Philadelphia #35 Gale Sayers
1966 Philadelphia #61 Don Meredith
1966 Philadelphia #63 Mel Renfro
1968 Topps #247 Rookie Stars/Johnny Bench RC/Ron Tompkins
1965 Topps #155 Roger Maris
1966 Philadelphia #102 Merlin Olsen
1966 Philadelphia #87 Ray Nitschke
1965 Philadelphia #195 Charley Taylor RC (2)
1964 Philadelphia #51 Don Meredith
1966 Philadelphia #60 Bob Lilly
1968 Topps #470 Bill Freehan
1970 Topps #459 Reggie Jackson AS
1968 Topps #86 Willie Stargell
1969 Topps #50 Roberto Clemente

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#2017772 - 09/02/13 11:12 AM Re: Determining declared value [Re: larivich]
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I would say that most of those cards are highly worth grading depending on the condition.

Obviously any bent or frayed corners, surface wear or creases as well as any staining will GREATLY reduce the condition and thus the value of the cards.

Writing, tape marks and Pin holes are another thing to look for that will reduce the grade of the cards.

The centering of the boarders around the cards are also key to their appeal and grades.


If you have a scanner and can post scans of the cards it would be much easier to help you access the cards. I may have an interest in the football cards myself depending on the condition.

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#2017775 - 09/02/13 02:00 PM Re: Determining declared value [Re: BigRedOne]
larivich
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Thank you for the good tips, very helpful.

Here are scans of the cards. To my untrained eye the worst condition is Johnny Bench, with a line running through the title and some substance or possibly scratching to the right of his head. Other possible problems are a nick on the middle of the left edge of the yellow Don Meredith, a small left edge crease on the pink Don Meredith, some brown blotches on the back of the Roger Maris, and some spots on one of the Bart Starrs which the scanner has accentuated a bit--they don't look as pronounced in reality.



http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab190/commandersillypants/cards2_zps79879e5f.jpg




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#2017776 - 09/02/13 02:14 PM Re: Determining declared value [Re: larivich]
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Those are generally in Vg to Vg-Ex condition, a few better, some worse. But because they are mostly stars, might be worth grading. Though I doubt you'll make much money on selling them. Might cover the grading fee. They should bring more graded than raw, in that condition.

I think the Bench had a pencil line drawn through it by a kid. It will grade a 2 or 3 at best.
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#2017779 - 09/02/13 04:58 PM Re: Determining declared value [Re: larivich]
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Wouldn't waste the money grading. I would sell as one lot baseball and one lot football.
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#2017782 - 09/02/13 07:45 PM Re: Determining declared value [Re: cammb]
larivich
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Okay, thank you so much for the very helpful advice.
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