Recent Deals

John, Chicago October 2022

John found a stack of musty cards buried in an attic in a house he was cleaning out.  He had idea what they were or if they had any value.  He called Mike and we went through every card he found – they were our favorites T206 and T205 cards!  A nice stack of roughly 130! 

At first glance condition was pretty poor to fair with a few maybe VG, didn’t seem like anything spectacular…until we turned them over and saw some of the rare backs!  Lenox, Broad Leaf, El Principal De Gales…Wowsa!  Mike appraised the collection at $20,000 and made his way to Chicago with a wad of $15,000.  To say John was happy is an understatement, he had contacted at least a half dozen buyers and the next highest offer was about 40% less he said! 

Bill, October 2022

Picked up an amazing assortment of sets, player card assortments (binders full of up to 100s of the same star player) that started in 1952.  Mikes first trip to IN was well worth it for us and the wonderful Brother’s family, both retired school teachers, this was Bills life long collection.  Mike flew to IN and carefully went through every card to make sure we valued the collection appropriately. After two days we loaded up and headed home!  Great people are harder to find then great collections it’s amazing when we find both!  One of the best perks for us is helping the awesome people we meet doing this! 

Dan, NYC August 2022

THIS is what makes our job so much fun!  We get to meet GREAT people like Dan G. who called us with an incredible collection featuring THE Holy Grail of card collecting – a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle Rookie. There were some other goodies as well, like a 1936 R312 Joe DiMaggio Rookie, a 1939 Playball Ted Williams Rookie, a 1939 Playball Joe DiMaggio Rookie and so much more!  Mike did the house call after working with Dan to ensure we paid the highest amount possible.  Mike met Dan for bagels in the morning before going carefully through each and every card Dan collected over the last 40+ years!  Meet great people, treasure hunt with them through TONS of Key Rookies and other vintage cards & share a bagel and lox breakfast?  Life is good!  Thanks, Dan!  

David, FL July 2022

Anyone who collects sports cards knows about the T206 Honus Wagner card which recently sold for a record $7+ MIllion dollars recently!  T206 cards are the gold standard for turn of the century baseball cards, finding them in small groups is hard enough, but when David called us with over 1000+ including over 150 Hall of Famers, and 60 of the rare Old Mill backed Southern Leaguers our jaws literally dropped! (16) Ty Cobb Rookies, (7) Cy Youngs. (16) Nap LaJoie’s many in High Grade?  Wowsa! But, since the cards were a gift from his grandfather, David was reticent to part with them…but after working with us for a few months, he felt comfortable the cards were going to a good home. The big fat payment we provided helped move him along. David had shopped the cards to a number of dealers, we not only offered the most (by far according to David), we offered more than he expected.

Rory, CA June 2022

Rory had a nice collection of Tobacco cards. About 200 graded and 200 raw. Some high end players like Cobb, Johnson, Joss, Lajoie, Young and Mathewson. He contacted a number of dealers and had some unusual responses. One company asked him to send all the cards to them upfront and they would then make an offer. Another asked for pics of all 200 graded cards. Several didn’t respond. After considering the offers, Rory went with ours. We paid him, in full, with certified funds. The cards didn’t leave his hands until he got paid.

Tom, NJ May 2022

Tom and his sons collected for over 50 years and had one of the largest amounts of vintage Football sets we’ve ever seen!  Dozens of sets starting in the 1930s and ending in 2019! From National Chicle cards to Mahommes and everything in between! Off grade T206 cards and dozens of partial sets starting 1948 Bowman. 10,000s of auto and Relic cards. The collection took over a dozen truckload trips. Mike worked tirelessly to help Tom maximize value. We paid Tom over $300,000 – easily exceeding what Tom expected.

“Mike is a special man.  My family and I are so grateful we found him.  I can’t speak higher about his honesty, integrity and thoroughness.  Mike treated our family collection as though it was his own.  We are so grateful we found him!”  Tom O.

Eric, MA May 2022

Mike and his assistant left at 5A, spent more than 6 hours working though a huge quantity of cards high quality Hockey and Basketball cards. We had completed a deal on the graded cards the day before so they could concentrate on the raw ones. Mike handed Eric a bank check, loaded up the truck and headed home.

Mike, LA May 2022
Mike and his assistant flew into New Orleans and rented a truck. They spent a full day packing and shipping 500+ boxes of Basketball, Football, Hockey and Baseball boxes. Mike have Mike a certified check and headed to UPS. They dropped over 30 cases and caught a flight home.
Robert, VA April 2022
Mike flew down to VA, meet with Robert and spent the better part of the day working on Robert’s collection of high grade 50’s and 60’s cards, autographs and coins. He packed up everything, handed Robert payment and returned home.
Frank, Chicago April 2022
Mike flew into O’Hare to pick up a Registry set. Frank was kind enough to meet Mike at the airport. Payment of Frank’s choice was made and Mike was back on a flight.
Sacramento, CA May 2022
Mike flew into San Francisco for 2 very large deals. He spent 3 days in and around Sacramento working with the collectors to carefully go through their collections. He handed one of the collectors a bank check for six figures.
Joe, NH May 2022
Mike drive to NH with his assistant and purchased a huge autograph collection with over 1000 pieces. He paid the collector, loaded up the truck and headed home.
Paul, OH May 2022
We bought a nice collection of graded cards. All done through mail.



Check cashed and the cards have been packaged and mailed.  Smooth transaction and way less work than Ebay.  Let me know when you are ready for another batch.


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