How to find Sports Card Values – Baseball, Football, Basketball & Hockey

PS a collector what’s going on guys it’s Matt with PS a collector calm back with another video in today’s video I’m going to show you guys how exactly you should be looking online to find the value of your sports cards okay out of all the questions I get asked this question gets asked the most how do I find the value of my sports cards what is this card worth hey I can’t find the value of this card or hey I have 250,000 cards I need

To go through can you help me find the values I’m here to tell you guys no I can’t help you I wish I could that takes a lot of work you guys are gonna have to do the work yourself but I’m gonna show you how I do it and everybody across the hobby does it okay there’s no secret formula there’s no secret software that we use or they use that doesn’t exist okay there’s one way to determine the value of your sports cards and I’m going to show you that in this video today

Okay this is the most accurate way to determine what cards are selling for card values change on the day to day basis especially for the newer cards for the older cards it’s like a week to month basis depending on the player and the media and whatever for the most part guys it’s constantly changing okay there is no set value if your card soap was selling for $200 back in the 90s doesn’t mean it’s gonna be worth $200 today now if you have 200,000 cards you need to

Find the value of guys it’s not gonna be a 15-minute ordeal it’s gonna be a pretty lengthy time-consuming time investment that you got to sit down and just bust out and do okay and as you’re doing it you’re gonna learn more and more about what to look for what cards are valuable what cards aren’t okay it takes a little bit of experience a little bit of practice and a lot of patience alright so that any further ado guys let’s go ahead and jump into this, so you probably already know this but in order to find the value of your sports cards you gotta go to ebay dot-com as of February 2020 this is the most accurate way of finding the values of your cards because this is the most utilized platform to sell sports cards as eBay calm now I’m going to show you a couple tips and tricks throughout this video to help reduce that I’m spent I’m searching for the values

Alright now don’t call them on eBay and go right up to this menu right here okay what you’re gonna want to do and you can do this on mote your mobile phone as well hit that advanced button right here the Advanced tab and it’s gonna bring up the advanced search all right so let’s say I have a 1987 Barry Bonds Topps card alright let’s say I have this Barry Bonds Topps card what you’re gonna want to do is you’re gonna want to find

Obviously the player name and the card manufacturer so the card manufacturer and the player name are most for the most part gonna be lately displayed on the front of the card alright so I’m gonna type in Barry Bonds tops and then you want to flip the card over and you want to look in the small print what year the card was printed so this year says 1987 tops chewing-gum so I’m gonna type in 1987 and that’s all and then you’re gonna want to come down here to

Search including sold listings it’s search it’s gonna pull up all the recently sold cards of this on eBay alright so there’s a tab up here you can do edit a recent first all this lowest highs so let’s just go ahead and scroll down look at this so this individual card sold at auction because they had five bids for two dollars and fifty cents with three dollars shipping so that particular auctions of card was valued at two dollars and fifty cents

However scrolling down this one sold for $0.99 with 70 cent shipping further on down a dollar this one sold for 665 so you’re gonna have a variety ups and downs guys it’s gonna give you a nice range that you can determine the value so so far we’ve seen from $3 to $1 ungraded and raw condition now this cart this right here this PSA 8 this is graded it’s graded by a third-party grading company they determine the the condition of this card was a near-mint

To mint condition all right that’s a totally different topic I’m gonna cover that topic in a future video on how to grade your sports cards before you submit them the PSA I already have a video up on how to submit the PSA but if you have these cards you want to figure out how to grade them before you submit them because the owner of this card spent probably around ten dollars to have this car graded by PSA and only sold for $8.50 so he lost a dollar fifty

Because the cars only valued at $1 he definitely lost money on this sale if your card is not graded and authenticated by a third-party grading company you can’t use those values you have to use the values of the nine graded cards here’s a lot of two that sold for a dollar one bid and that’s where putting your cards up for auction to get risky because it can sell for a lot less than the market average alright so if you have four buy it now like the

Seller did up here at 665 he probably paid two to three dollars in shipping so he made like three dollars sixty five cents not a bad profit for the 1987 cops now let’s say that you want to look for the highest selling price what’s the highest this card sold for raw and ungraded so go up to the sort menu and sorting by the highest first okay obviously a PSA graded gem mint condition card if you want to eliminate all that mumbo jumbo you want to the raw

PSA Beckett

Ungraded copies you have to use the modified search technique which I want to show you okay so in order to eliminate keywords such as PSA Beckett bgs autograph all the high value keywords you want to do the parentheses and then type in the keywords that you want to eliminate so you want eliminate PSA you want eliminate bgs Beckett auto autograph set and let’s do SGC because that’s another card grading company and then hit the right parentheses okay and

Don’t forget to add the minus at the beginning of you get to subtract equals eliminate and you’re gonna have a bunch of search results so as you can see 135 of these cards so that option for a hundred and fifty-two dollars if you have a bunch of the same cards guys and you realize that they’re only worth like a dollar apiece put them in lots and some is a lot buyers are much more attractive to lots simply because they save on shipping

Okay so in this slot these cards sold for a little bit above a dollar apiece not bad not bad keep scrolling down here’s another lot of 50 here so here’s a autograph rookie card which that should have been eliminated so if you want to eliminate all these Lots go back up to your search modified search and type in lot hit enter and it should eliminate that word a lot guys this is gonna take a lot of practice and a lot of patience like I

Said they ignore this stuff right here 1980 this Inc ignore that guys just because your card has a blemish on it that’s not make it more valuable or some kind of ink spot this did not sell that best offer okay you have to take this list with a grain of salt if you don’t have a graded card or if you or if you don’t have like a rare card don’t go buy the highest go buy the most recent okay ended recently that’s gonna give you the most accurate value as you can see 250

99 cents 99 cents that’s the best way to determine the value of just a random car that you’re looking up if you have no idea what you’re looking at do what I just showed you and you’ll be on your way just slowly learning what to look for okay so we determine that this 1987 tops Barry Bonds rookie card is only worth about a dollar okay so let’s say you have multiple player cards all right type in the player name Barry Bonds type in the minus sign you want to limit

GMA and Beckett

The the keywords you want to eliminate which for the most part are gonna be PSA bgs autograph GMA and Beckett even eliminate those those are high-value keywords and then you’re gonna want to modify your search results so you’re telling a BAE what years to use right now okay you don’t want to do Barry Bonds every single baseball card that he’s ever been printed on only the ones that you have so let’s say you have when you left parentheses you have a 1986

1987 1988 1989 you have all Barry Bonds cards from the 80s okay right parentheses hit enter that’s gonna pull up only cards from the 80s okay now this is gonna pull up the years the cards from these years only 86 87 88 89 all right you can even add 90 91 92 whatever you want to do these are so these are the cards that you have you’re only going to want to be looking for these years you don’t want to rummage through all the other year only the years that

You have you want to build you want to reduce the search results as small as possible making it much more efficient to look through all your cards okay so do the minus left parentheses to eliminate keywords and then just put the keywords in parentheses to add them all right look for only those words okay so that’s showing you the importance of modifying your search results you don’t just type in the card and go at it willy-nilly because you’re going to

Spend hours and hours looking for these sort of search results you want to modify your search results the exact way I showed you how to do it the more you search the more hours you put into looking for these values and looking through these search results the more you know the more knowledge you gain the faster you’re able to tell what’s valuable what’s not my best advice would be go through separate all your cards by Hall of Fame players first get to know

What players are in the Hall of Fame all right you want to pull those cards first and do exactly how I showed you all right sell those guys and Lots and then you start to know what to look for all right you start be filtering through those like an expert in no time.