Professional grading companies work hard to eliminate that doubt. When the card was printed, Doyle was a pitcher for the New York Highlanders of the American League. Player profiles, articles on collecting and the latest news on what's hot and what's not. Hot 100 Cards - Past Month Basketball 1 891% 2 753% 3 445% 4 361% 5 289% 6 245% 7 234% 8 233% 9 155% 10 147% 11 137% 12 115% 13 110% 14 109% 15 100% 16 100% 17 96% 18 96% 19 96% 20 91% 21 88% 22 84% 23 81% 24 80% 25 79% 26 75% 27 75% 28 72% 29 66% 30 63% 31 60% 32 59% 33 57% 34 56% 35 56% 36 56% 37 55% 38 51% 39 50% 40 48% 41 48% 42 48% 43 47% 44 47% 45 43% 46 43% 47 43% 48 43% 49 41% 50 41% 51 40% 52 40% 53 40% 54 40% 55 40% 56 39% 57 38% 58 37% 59 37% 60 37% 61 37% 62 37% 63 36% 64 36% 65 36% 66 34% 67 34% 68 33% 69 32% 70 32% 71 32% 72 31% 73 30% 74 30% 75 29% 76 29% 77 29% 78 29% 79 29% 80 28% 81 28% 82 28% 83 27% 84 27% 85 26% 86 26% 87 25% 88 25% 89 25% 90 25% 91 25% 92 24% 93 23% 94 23% 95 22% 96 22% 97 22% 98 22% 99 22% 100 22%. So you'd have to jude your own card's condition, look it up in Beckett's guide, and price it accordingly.
Also, any card only maintains its value if it is kept in good condition. Many collectors use a combination of all methods to help determine the value of their collection. Each card in the Beckett Basketball database is accurately cataloged to include brand, manufacturer and print run as well as a multitude of sports card attributes including designations for rookie cards, memorabilia cards and autograph cards. Now Beckett has an online resource for vintage baseball cards that you can use. So they're willing to pay higher prices for higher quality cards. Not every card in a given set was printed in the same quantity as the rest of the cards in the set. Many sports card collectors out there carry the same question with them wherever they go: what is the value of their collection? Finally, annual books often provide the most complete listing of cards and prices, especially for oddball cards and sets.
Print variations occur for numerous reasons in this hobby. The 1969 Topps Mickey Mantle white letter variation is a prime example. Card collecting has been a beloved hobby that has been passed through generations. Take the 1961 Topps 523 Joe Gibbon card for example. Modern cards from the 1980's onward were printed in massive runs so typically their value is much lower. Centering is probably the biggest concern for most collectors.
No one is quite sure which is the real reason but it resulted in fewer in circulation and that drives prices sky high today. That's why collectors have emotional ties to these cards and are willing to pay up to own them. But the rarer and more expensive variation shows his name in yellow letters. They're paying for the peace of mind that someone has professionally judged the card to be authentic and in a certain condition. Another great online method for determining the value of your cards is to look at completed auction data from the various auction sites listed in our section.
Typically, these cards are characterized by their smaller sizes, beautiful artwork and reverse sides that featured advertisements of tobacco or candy companies. But not every type of error will increase a card's price. And the Mickey Mantle card within it is by far the most valuable of this segment of the hobby. Featured Annuals Affiliate Copyright © 2000-2014 Trading Card Central. But, it's not always the case. It's a paid tool but well worth it.
Click to set up your own account now and get on your way to finding out the value of your cards. For most players, their will be their rookie card. Put them on Craigslist, take them to a card shop, donate them, or hold onto them to give to the next generation. . For example, common 1909 T206 cards are worth something while many common cards printed in the 1980's are not.
For the true card collector out there, find the right Beckett price guide so you can continue to build your card collection with the best and most valuable cards on the market. Either he didn't want his likeness being used to promote tobacco or he didn't feel he was being properly compensated. Sometimes you'll see vintage cards that were poorly cut and don't have nice clean edges. The one on the left exhibits near-perfect centering while the one on the right favors the top and left parts of the card. Below you can see clear differences in centering between these two 1973 Topps Nolan Ryan cards. It's still valuable because of who he is, but not nearly as valuable had Topps quickly corrected this issue leaving only a few of his cards like this in circulation.
Monthly magazines offer the added convenience of being able to check prices when you're away from the computer at a card shop or show. Passionate readers use this magazine to find out what their cards are worth, which players to sell, whose Rookie Cards to watch, and what new products are hitting the market. Price Check Requests Recent requests for price checks in the Collector Zone include the following: Online Price Guides One of the best ways to get the value of a specific card or set is through online price guides. Even common cards those of non-star players can be worth major money depending on which card it is. It's not the case 100% of the time as there are many quirks to this hobby. Short Prints Sometimes baseball cards were part of short print runs and even for no apparent reason. It doesn't matter if it's a star player, error card, variation, whatever.
On the surface, it can appear you don't have anything of value if you don't recognize any star players in a stack of cards. So, what is the best way to find out? For example, online price guides often provide a free or inexpensive method for checking the value of key cards. There are several available, but you may want to start with one that is free. Take the 1964 Topps Giants set, for example. Common high number cards like Gibbon's are estimated to be worth anywhere from three to fifty times as much as other common cards in the set.