Should you use a consignor or auction house to sell your baseball cards?
One of the best ways to sell your entire baseball card collection is to leave it in the hands of the experts! There are many full time, highly reputable dealers and auction houses for baseball cards and baseball memorabilia. For a set fee, these agents will list and promote your baseball cards, find a buyer, complete the transaction including shipping and deliver you with a check. Sounds great, right? It can be!
One of the biggest baseball card and sportscard consignors is Just Collect, Inc. This eBay seller is well respected in the hobby. There are many other reputable consignors that are truly astounding in reputation and skill. It may be worth contacting one of these sellers to evaluate, buy or consign your collection.
Baseball card auctions command amazing prices, but are generally reserved for the truly rare cards. If you have used the Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards or some other price guide to identify and gauge your cards then you have probably figured out if you have something outstanding that one of the auction houses may be interested in. Firms like Robert Edwards Auctions (REA), Huggins & Scott, Brockleman & Luckey Auctions (B&L), Barry Sloate Auctions, Lelands, Memory Lane, and Maestro are just some of the many respected auction houses that can list the rarer cards. Each of these have their specialties: 19th century, tobacco cards, caramel cards, autographed cards, graded cards, pre-WWII, sets, cabinet cards, etc. If you feel you have some truly outstanding pieces this may be your best route to sell your baseball cards.