BASEBALL
CARD MARKET

Paying the Highest Prices For:

– Graded Cards
– Vintage Singles
– Complete Sets
– Unopened Cases
– Memorabilia

We buy Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey & Non Sports!

We Pay the Highest Prices

We don’t run auctions or flip collections to other dealers. We set a fair price for our cards and are willing to wait 6 months, a year, or more to get that price. That means we can and will pay the HIGHEST PRICE on most items we buy. We also respond quickly. In most cases, you’ll hear back from us within an hour.

 Cards Don’t Leave Your Hand Until You Get Paid

When we make a deal for your collection, the cards don’t leave your possession until you have payment of your choice in your hands. This can be a wire transfer, bank check drawn on the bank of your choice, or in some cases, cash transfer at your bank. Your valuable collection, your choice.

 Experience and Capital for Large Collections

Between my partner and I, we have over 70 years experience buying collections. We have the money and experience to buy any size collection. I’ve been selling on Ebay since 1998 and have a 100% Feedback rating. We have an excellent reputation and we work very hard to keep it.

 Professional Advice on How to Get the Most for Your Collection

We get a lot of business from referrals, so it’s in our interest for our customers to have a great experience. If we think that grading part or all of your collection will get you a better price, not only will we tell you, but we’ll help you pick the right grading company for each of your valuable cards.

 Accurate Grading Guarantee with Price Protection

If we buy a high value, raw card from you based on it being a PSA 6 and the card comes back a PSA 7, we will send you a check for 50% of the difference in value. This is our guarantee that we will treat you fairly. We don’t know of any other company that offers this guarantee.

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We do our best to estimate what grade PSA will assign to ungraded cards and price them accordingly. Grading isn’t an exact science, and NO ONE knows with 100% certainty what grade a particular card will receive. It’s a range of probabilities. It works something like this: if we submit 10 cards with certain characteristics, 7 will be graded PSA 6’s, 2 will be graded PSA 7’s and one will be graded a PSA 5.

Let’s look at an example. We’ve bought many Hank Aaron Rookies. It can be very difficult to tell the difference between a strong PSA 7 and a weak PSA 8. For a card in that category, dealers will pay you based on a PSA 7. Not because they are trying to take advantage of you (although some might), but because they don’t want to lose money on the card if they pay for an 8 and it comes back a 7. As of mid-May, 2022, A PSA 8 Aaron Rookie was going for around $6,500 and a PSA 7 for around $2,400. If we bought a card like that from you and paid you based on a PSA 7 and it graded a PSA 8, we’d send you a check for half the difference ($2,050 in this case). We show you the grades we get on ALL high dollar value cards.

 Selling to Us vs Consigning to An Auction House

For many, if not most collections, we believe we offer the collector (seller) not only higher prices, but a much better experience. Many collectors don’t realize that auction houses collect commissions from both the seller (10%) and the buyer (20%).

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We’ve had collectors tell us that the auction house tells them they’ll offer a discounted commission of only 10%. They either neglect to inform, or gloss over the fact that they also charge the buyer a 20% commission. Let’s look at an example of an item that sells for $1000 before the buyers’ commission, also known as the hammer fee.

Sale Price Prior to Hammer Fee: $1000
Hammer Fee: $200
Total Paid by the buyer: $1200

Amount Paid to Seller $1000 – 10%: $900

Auction House Total Commission: $300 (25%)

Here are some of the advantages we offer for large collections.

1 – We come to you. We do all the packing. You just sit back and count the money.

2 – Price certainty. With us, we negotiate a deal and you get paid on the spot. With an auction house, you might have to wait months for your item to be put in auction and then another month to get paid. Your item could go up or down from the time you’re ready to sell until the time the auction runs.

3 – Higher prices. If you have a one-of-a-kind item, you might get more in an auction than we can pay, but for most items, we will pay more. We don’t auction items. We set a price and we’ll wait until the right buyer comes along. In an auction, you need at least 2 motivated buyers at the time of the auction in order to get a strong price. That doesn’t always happen. If it did, everyone would sell using auctions. Most dealers sell using a fixed sale price.

About Baseball Card Market

My partners (Jeff Weisenberg and Mike Parness) and I have been buying card collections for a combined 100+ years. Over those years, we’ve bought some very large and complex collections worth many millions. We can help you maximize the value of your collection. In some cases, that means getting your high dollar value cards graded before you sell them.

We are different from many other dealers because of our capital base. We don’t need to sell a collection at a discount in order to get the money to buy another collection. We sell cards for retail. We never flip a collection to another dealer. Almost 100% of our buyers are collectors. That allows us to pay more for collections. It is very rare that another dealer will outbid us, but we encourage you to get multiple offers. Competition keeps us sharp.

If you have a large, valuable collection, we can come to you. We can wire money to your account or bring you a certified check. If you have cases of cards, we’ll bring a truck and do all the loading.

We’ve bought collections from many large collectors, dealers and even closeouts from major card companies. To my knowledge, all become satisfied customers. Referrals are a good part of our business and we work hard to keep them coming.

I look forward to working with you.

Doug Koval

Baseball Card Market