Wednesday, July 16, 2008

MLB Chicago Cubs Banner Flags

Oversized 44"x28" true 2-sided house banner flag made of heavyweight weather-resistant 420 denier nylon. Applique as a cutout design that is sewn on to or otherwise applied to the flag. Embroidered logo.

The most obvious items to consider when pricing baseball cards is the demand of the card, its scarcity, condition, player and team. Of course the year it was produced matters, and if it's a rookie card of a star player, then of course the value goes up. Beckett and Tuff Stuff are the leading guides in determining a cards' value, but often times a card is so rare that its open market value cannot be determined by these very same guides.

Pricing Baseball Cards - The Ins And Outs Of The Hobby

Pricing baseball cards can be a tricky endeavor, but with the help of online and offline price guides, as well as some help from eBay, learning the value of the cards in question shouldn't be too difficult.

Pricing baseball cards can also be much easier if you take a look at eBay. Depending on the card, you may very well find it going for auction. The advantage with this is that the final bidding price will usually represent the value that the card is selling for in a private trade. However, final eBay bidding prices shouldn't be taken as a rule of thumb.

The most popular pricing guides will list most of the newer card sets, but not every card will be listed. Common cards and semi-star cards will usually be priced as well as the rookies and higher value cards. Listing only some of the common cards saves a lot of space, as the common card values will basically be the same across the board.

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If you're looking to make the baseball card trade as smooth as possible, the more information that can be acquired the better. Finding out the book value of a particular card is important, if the value is available in print. Cards that rarely see the light of day in the open marketplace will usually not have a book value, so it's a little more tricky to determine the true value of the card. The best thing to do in this situation is to get your card professionally graded.

Pricing Baseball Cards - The Ins And Outs Of The Hobby

Beckett produces bi-monthly guides for baseball cards and each has detailed information on prices from multiple years. Beckett's Online Price Guide may be the best single source online for pricing baseball cards. The guide provides collectors and traders with information on print runs and the occasional completed sale. Because there can be so many parallel versions of the same card the detailed information provided in Beckett's guide can be of immense help in fairly pricing baseball cards.