The Best Places To Sell Your Old Sports Cards For Top Dollar

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Has your old sports card collection been collecting dust in a closet?

If so, it's time to get rid of them and make some extra cash in the process!

Today, there are many options for collectors to sell sports cards online or offline. 

I've had decades of experience buying and selling sports cards, so this guide will help you avoid some of the same mistakes I have made in the past. 

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The Best Places To Sell Your Old Sports Cards For Top Dollar

What’s The Rarest Football Card Of All Time?

The 1894 N302 Mayo's Cut Plug John Dunlop card is one of the rarest football cards in existence. However, the 1925 Star Player Candy Red Grange has a lower graded population.

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This Dunlop card is often referred to as the 'holy grail' of football cards and is a part of the first football card set in history-the N302 Mayo's Cut Plug set.  

The cards featured ivy league football stars of the day and are the first 19th-century trading cards dedicated solely to football players. 

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What’s The Rarest Football Card Of All Time?

Tom Brady Autograph Database

We’ve assembled a collection of authentic Brady autograph images. These are all authentic Brady signatures. If you have a good auto you’d like to showcase here, please shoot me a photo at chris@allvintagecards.com. Please also see our guide to identifying fake Brady autographs.

Tom Brady Pre-Rookie Signatures (2001 and Prior)


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Tom Brady Autograph Database

1984 Topps Football Cards: Most Valuable (Top Picks)

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The 1984 Topps Football set is THE landmark football card set of the 1980s.

Sure, the 1981 Topps set has the Montana rookie card, and the 1982 Topps set has Lawrence Taylor’s rookie card.

But, the 1984 Topps set features one of the best collections of big-name rookies across any sports card set from the 1980s. 

This piece looks closely at the 1984 Topps set, providing PSA population data, card values, and thoughts on overall investment potential.

Be sure to also check our guide on The Most Valuable Football Cards Of All Time.

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1984 Topps Football Cards: Most Valuable (Top Picks)

Fractional Sports Card Investing: A Collector’s Guide

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I’ve always viewed sports cards as an alternative asset. Vintage sports cards are equivalents to your other stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.

Some view baseball cards as pieces of cardboard. But once you dig into the supply/demand dynamics, it is clear why sports cards should be considered investments

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been in this first as a collector. I agree that the popularity of breakers and flippers gives rise to a bubble-like, greed-infested hobby

But I also think it’s fine to be both a collector (in it for the love of the hobby) and an investor at the same time.

Yet, with many vintage sports cards out of budget for most collectors, a new stock market-like dynamic has evolved.

Fractional sports card ownership allows a collector to buy a small piece of a high-priced card at whatever amount they desire.

In this piece, we will dive into the details of this burgeoning new market. 

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Fractional Sports Card Investing: A Collector’s Guide

Barry Sanders Rookie Cards (Best 4 Investments, Most Valuable)

barry-score-rcBarry Sanders was one of the greatest running backs to play the game. Most rankings put Sanders in the top three overall, usually surrounded by other greats such as Jim Brown or Walter Payton. 

Unfortunately, Barry Sanders’ rookie cards were released during the peak of the junk era of sports cards, when massive overproduction was the norm.  

Thus, his rookie card is only suitable for investment purposes if one seeks the highest-graded copies possible.

Even then, the significant supplies make it hard to envision a future when his rookie cards increase massively in value.

Still, I wanted to provide some more thoughts on his available rookie cards, providing more information on card values, scarcity, and overall investment potential. 

Check out our list of the hobby’s most valuable football cards.

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Barry Sanders Rookie Cards (Best 4 Investments, Most Valuable)

Are Bo Jackson Rookie Cards A Good Investment?

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When I think about athletes who have transcended the barriers of sport, Bo Jackson is always top of mind.

To this day, Bo remains one of the best two-sport athletes in history. But sometimes greatness on the field only sometimes equates to a great investment in sports cards.

The majority of Jackson's rookie cards were produced in massive quantities. Thus, not all Bo Jackson cards are worth money. Collectors must choose wisely when considering any Bo Jackson rookie card as an investment.

In this piece, I'll dive into the investment potential for Bo Jackson's baseball and football rookie cards while examining the values and scarcity of some of Bo's best baseball cards. 

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Are Bo Jackson Rookie Cards A Good Investment?

Jerry Rice Rookie Card Guide, Values & Investment Analysis

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The Joe Montana to Jerry Rice connection in the 1980s was one of the best-ever quarterback and wide receiver duos of all time.

Despite the rise of some star-studded wideouts, Rice remains the consensus #1 WR in football history.

The Jerry Rice 1986 Topps Rookie card has experienced a renewed interest among football card collectors.

Rice rookie cards in high grades have seen the biggest increase in recent years.

In this piece, we examine the career of Jerry Rice while taking a closer look at his 1986 Topps rookie card.

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Jerry Rice Rookie Card Guide, Values & Investment Analysis

Deal Or No Deal Groups – Don’t Take The Bait

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‘Deal or No Deal’ groups have become quite popular on Facebook. One of my collector friends sent me his thoughts on the format, which I’ve published here.  Note, if you’re a collector and would like to see your thoughts on our website, shoot me a line at chris@allvintagecards.com

Deal or No Deal Facebook groups annoy me. 

They wouldn’t if I didn’t belong to them, but I am a glutton for punishment.

Simply put, DOND listings are generally sucker bets.

Let me explain why.

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Deal Or No Deal Groups – Don’t Take The Bait

1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card: A Closer Look

Joe Namath is one of the most famous quarterbacks in NFL history. He was a quarterback for the New York Jets and played college football at Alabama. His career lasted from 1965 to 1977, before he retired due to health issues.

Namath’s 1965 Topps Football card is his rookie card and one of the most iconic and valuable cards in the hobby. Mint condition copies have sold for over $200,000 as vintage collectors continue to gravitate to the cards of ‘Broadway Joe’. 

As follows, we’ll examine the population reports for Namath’s rookie card, current values, and take a look at his career, while providing thoughts on the future investment value for the card.

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1965 Topps Joe Namath Rookie Card: A Closer Look