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#2018024 - 10/24/13 10:19 AM selling cards to dealers and auction houses
ssk
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Does anyone have experience selling cards to dealers and auction houses? How much do they usually pay? 50% of book value? Less? More?

Who pays the most for cards? Who pays the least? Who are dealers and auction houses you would recommend?

I'm interested in selling high-grade, vintage sport cards outright. Singles, not sets.

Thanks

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#2018025 - 10/24/13 11:00 AM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: ssk]
bbo
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1. Ebay self sales.
2. Ebay consignment sales (PWCC would be my first choice for large, expensive collections.)
3. Bill Goodwin Auctions. He probably won't buy your cards, but he may charge a seller fee to sell. However, he also charges a 19% buyer's premium, so you might be able to negotiate a low or no seller's fee.
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#2018027 - 10/24/13 12:12 PM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: bbo]
SMtJoy
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Agree with bbo, best is selling your own cards on ebay which will get you the max dollars for them. Next, I have also used Goodwin and happy with my proceeds, along with B & L. On AH's it would also depend on the value of the cards, Goodwin and Love of the Game great for $200+ cards, Sterling, B & L and Joes good for $200 and less (only my opinion). Last for me would be to consign to ebay consignor.

You also might check Joe's as he is a dealer who buys also.

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#2018028 - 10/24/13 12:23 PM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: SMtJoy]
K-Nole
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Dealers here give 25% of book value.

NO WAY would I ever sell for that. I dont sell anyways, but when I heard that from a dealer while I was in a store, I just shook my head.

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#2018029 - 10/24/13 05:35 PM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: K-Nole]
brick
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Welcome aboard. By high grade do you mean they have been graded and encapsulated or raw but you feel they are top quality?
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#2018030 - 10/24/13 08:33 PM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: brick]
ssk
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By high-grade, I mean graded and encapsulated, not raw. Good to be on board.
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#2018031 - 10/24/13 08:59 PM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: ssk]
goldenhawk
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Im a buyer.I mainly collect from 1952-1963
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#2018032 - 10/25/13 03:09 AM Re: selling cards to dealers and auction houses [Re: goldenhawk]
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