NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for BSelling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you write anything concerning a person or company your full name needs to be in your post or obtainable from it. . Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB
T206s on Ebay
Pre-WWII Cards
Post WWII Cards
Vintage Memorabilia
Babe Ruth Cards
Ty Cobb Cards
Lou Gehrig Cards
Mickey Mantle Cards
Goudey Cards
Bowman Cards
T205s on Ebay
Tobacco "T" Cards
Caramel "E" Cards
Vintage Baseball Postcards
Football Cards on Ebay
Exhibit Cards
Strip Cards
Baking Cards
Sporting News
Playball Cards on Ebay

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-11-2008, 02:52 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: bill latzko

I have decided to sell my partial T202 set which is presently #13 on the registry. While it is only 35% complete, it does have 3 of the Cobb cards, 2 of the JOhnson's and a Mathewson, Speaker and Cy Young. An additional 12 cards have one of the "lesser" HOF'ers. All but two of the 45 cards are PSA 4 or PSA 5--one is a psa 3, one a psa 6.The SMR totals approx $14,800.

My dilemma is this...Since I don't have the funds to complete the set in psa4/5, and have decided to sell this to pay off some bills, should I try and finish this in lower grades (PSA 2/3) to have a complete or near complete set and then sell it or sell it now.?? Would having the near complete/complete set give it a greater ADDITIONAL value than what I would spend to buy the remaining cards in the lesser grades?? Or would that additional (if any) value be so minimal that I should sell as is?? Obviously, if the increased value is not much more than my investment would be, then I'll sell it as is. Thanks in advance for any opinions.

Peace



Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-11-2008, 02:55 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Matt

In your circumstance, I would suggest the following order of priority:
Selling what you have one by one > completing the set and selling > selling as a partial set

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Jason L

Sum of the parts is always greater than the whole, unless you can attach provenance of some sort, perhaps.

And if you need to pay bills, spending more money to complete it is the wrong direction to go anyway, even if you think there may be some added value, ...but I am assuming an urgency to the bill paying that may not be there.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-11-2008, 03:56 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: boxingcardman

For an easily completed set a nice full set is often more attractive for a seller because you can get rid of the whole thing, whereas if you break it you may be cleaned out of the nice cards and left with a bunch of unsellable ones. For a tough set there are enough people working the set to get some decent bidding going on the breakup.

Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-11-2008, 04:22 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: jP

Bill i would try and complete it anyway i can and then sell it off as a complete set, i feel it is more attractive to sell off as a full set. best of luck whatever you decide to do. peace.

my collection: http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m95/obaks/

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-11-2008, 07:18 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Misunderestimated (Brian H.)

I think that as you describe it you are best off selling it now. Completing the set may take quite a while regardless of the grading requirements and I didn't get the impression that you wanted to wait that long. If you are willing to use eBay you could auction each card separately. With dealers its probably best to just have them buy the whole thing (although you mY ely have to listen to them tell you how crummy some of the cards are .

Lastly, don't rely on the SMR for what they are worth.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-11-2008, 07:28 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Jeff Lichtman

I don't think the set will do that well sold as a whole. For some bizarre reason the set isn't that popular -- even though the cards are incredible. I'd break it up and sell them one at a time.

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-11-2008, 07:39 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Scot Reader


Bill,

From an economic perspective, I agree with most of the others who say don't buy any more and sell what you have as singles.

Scot

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-11-2008, 07:42 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Mark T

its only 45 cards....sell individually. Try B/S/T first since its free. Then Ebay as a last resort.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-11-2008, 09:40 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Josh

I need 12 cards to finish the whole set but wouldn't mind getting some for trade bait!I am interested if the price is right. Please e-mail me.

Thanks in advance,

Josh

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-11-2008, 10:21 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Scott Levy

Selling individually is the way to go. Or you can always sell us some of your fantastic T206 cards (don't I wish).

Best Regards,
Scott

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-11-2008, 11:08 PM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: Bob

I am one of the biggest proponents around with regard to set completion, but I have to agree with Jeff here, sell the cards individually.

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-12-2008, 01:31 AM
Archive Archive is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 58,376
Default SELL AS IS OR COMPLETE AND THEN SELL??

Posted By: JimB

I agree with the general sentiment; sell them individually. I would start at the BST as well.
Jimb

Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why didn't this sell? Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 3 01-14-2007 11:00 PM
If You Can Sell It Here, You Can Sell It Anywhere Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 145 12-08-2006 02:04 AM
i might sell this Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 7 07-02-2006 07:22 AM
What would it sell for? Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 0 03-01-2004 10:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 AM.


ebay GSB