This resource will walk you through the different options for evaluating the inherited collection, including how to determine values, how to sell the card collection or holding onto the cards and safely storing them.
Collectors often dream about some of the unopened wax packs owned by Steve Sabow. Sabow is one of the hobby’s preeminent dealers of vintage wax packs. In fact, Sabow has sold more unopened vintage wax in the last three years than anyone else in the country.
I had the opportunity to speak with Sabow recently and found him to be an all-around great guy and a wealth of information in relation to buying and selling vintage wax packs. Sabow has been at this for a while; he started out selling cards at flea markets back in 1976 and started branching out into local card shows while also promoting several shows throughout the NY and CT area.
He’s been selling packs since the 1970’s, but it was only recently that he started getting heavily involved with vintage packs. In fact, Sabow credits his vintage card business as allowing him to stay alive in this hobby longer than most. He’s had a booth at the National Convention every year except for the first four.
Steve is retired now, but still quite active as a vintage card and wax pack dealer (although COVID-19 has slowed down business a bit). His list of packs for sale is one of the most impressive lists of packs I’ve ever seen. We’ve summarized our discussion with Sabow, providing some of the most important points for any collectors interested in vintage unopened wax.
The Most Valuable Football Cards of All Time (2021 Update)
In continuation of our coverage of the most valuable sports cards of all time (see our recent Most Valuable Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey pieces) in this article we present the Most Valuable Football Cards of all time.
Many older vintage football cards don’t quite get the same level of respect as their baseball counterparts.
Sometimes I wonder why; I guess baseball being America’s past time has led to a sort of lack of attention for older football players.
The only problem is that I’m not sure what the catalyst would be to help close that gap between older baseball and football cards.
I’m all ears–let me know in the comments if you can envision a scenario in which vintage football cards start to appreciate significantly versus vintage baseball cards.
Whatever the case, we hope you enjoy the following list of the most valuable football cards of all time. Some of the cards are quite rare, such as the first card on our list (N302 Dunlop) and some are not as rare and are mostly supported by the strong demand for the player and card.
We try to update these lists every year, but if you see something that should be on the list, let me know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Note with prices fluctuating so quickly, the numbers here might not be entirely precise, so if interested I encourage collectors to check PSA for some of the latest sales figures. The prices here were updated on February 25, 2021. I’ll try to keep this updated fairly frequently.