Looking beyond Sports Memorabilia Auctions

 
 
 
 
 

IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING SPORTS MEMORABILIA AUCTIONS FIRST GET INFORMATION FROM TONYeTRADE

With sports memorabilia auctions or any other sale, it’s essential to determine a fair and accurate price for your items. Many factors contribute to setting the value of your sports memorabilia, and it can often be a complex process. TonyeTrade hopes this information will help you prepare your items for sports memorabilia auctions or another type of sell. If you have any further questions, please contact TonyeTrade.

IDENTIFYING SPORTS MEMORABILIA

Generally speaking, sports memorabilia has greater value if it’s considered vintage, or associated with a famous player or event, or a combination of these factors. Player autographs, if authentic, can also increase the value of an otherwise run-of-the mill item. While the list of sports memorabilia is extensive, these are some of the more common items you’ll see at sports memorabilia auctions:

Autographed Items

Game-used Equipment

Game-used Uniforms

Game-used Balls

Promotional Items

Programs, tickets, etc.

TonyeTrade deals in memorabilia from all types of sports. Our clients find we provide an experience far superior to sports memorabilia auctions, as we pay top dollar for sports memorabilia with no hassles or delays.

CHECKING SPORTS MEMORABILIA AUCTIONS FOR RECENT SALES

With the broad range of memorabilia on the market today, it can be difficult to pinpoint pricing information. However, sports memorabilia auctions such as those you see on eBay can provide a good baseline for an item’s value. Becking eBay for market activity is a fairly simple process:

Go to ebay.com.

In the Search for anything field, enter a description of your item (i.e. Mickey Mantle rookie card), and then hit Enter.

Make sure your item appears in the search results.

Go to the left-hand sidebar, and from the Show only section, select Sold listings. This will filter results to show the final price of completed sales on eBay.com, and should give you a better idea of the sum your item could realistically fetch.


AUTHENTICATION SERVICES FOR SPORTS MEMORABILIA AUCTIONS

Risks inherent to collecting sports memorabilia include inaccurately identified or forged items. It can be beneficial, especially with high-dollar items, to have an authentication service examine your item to determine its authenticity. These are generally considered to be the most reputable authentication services:

PSA/DNA

Steiner Sports

Upper Deck Authenticated (UDA)

Tristar Productions

Mounted Memories (MM)

Global Authenticated (GAI)

Online Authentics.com (OA)

Sportscard Guaranty (SGC)

James Spence Authentication

Beckett


TonyeTrade draws on decades of experience working with sports memorabilia to determine both the authenticity and value of these items. If you have sports memorabilia that you’d like authenticated ahead of a sale, please don’t hesitate to contact TonyeTrade.


A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO SPORTS MEMORABILIA AUCTIONS

Sports memorabilia auctions often aren’t the best outlet for the sale of your items. Auction houses typically charge a significant fee, and the auction process itself can be quite lengthy. However, if you’re interested in getting cash up front for your sports memorabilia in a hassle-free transaction, please contact TonyeTrade.

Contact TonyeTrade

If you have a baseball card you think might be valuable, we recommend contacting us immediately via the contact form below, or at (513) 616-2224.

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