A nearly-perfect complete set of 1968 Topps baseball cards hit the auction block and the final price reached seven figures! With almost every card graded PSA 10, the sale price was $1,414,500.00.
Condition is a very important factor when it comes to the value of your cards. If you're not familiar with grading, professional grading companies such as PSA will assign a numerical grade on a scale from 1 to 10 based on the condition of your card. Example, if your card is in poor condition (having heavy wear, rounded corners, etc.), your card may receive a grade of 1. If your card is flawless (even under magnification!), your card may receive a grade of 10. The difference in value with even just one grade on the scale could be thousands of dollars! A gem mint, PSA 10 grade is hard to obtain on vintage cards thus increasing the value. In the early days of collecting, you may have played FLIP with your cards, placed cards in your BIKE SPOKES, or placed a rubber band around your stack which ultimately ruined the edges of your cards. This week, a very rare, high-grade complete set of 1968 Topps baseball cards was sold and nearly every card was graded PSA 10! The price? A cool 1.4 million dollars.
The 1968 Topps set is a beauty. Here is where you will find rookie cards of Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Johnnie Bench. The great Mickey Mantle was winding his career down, and Bib Gibson had an unthinkable 1.12 ERA as he took home both the MVP and Cy Young awards. You can see the cards from all four players above. The brown boarders may make for the most attractive design but the star power in the set is incredible. Imagine opening a wax pack of cards back when Hey Jude by The Beatles hit the radio (August 26th, 1968) and you chewed on that delicious stick of gum. A nickel well spent!
A collector amassed a full set of 1968 Topps cards, all 598, with each being nearly perfect. PSA graded each card and 572 were given a Gem Mint 10! How rare is a PSA 10 card from this set? According to the population report, there have been 13,624 Mickey Mantle cards from this set graded and only TEN total were Gem Mint. One of those flawless Mantle cards is in that complete set.
Mile High Card Company handled the sale and the price was $1,414,500.00! Check out this incredible set HERE.
Here at Just Collect, we are always buying vintage cards. If you're interesting in selling your collection, not only do we purchase graded sets, but we love to purchase raw (ungraded) sets, too. We buy single cards like the Lone Wolf Babe Ruth and even truck loads of vintage cards. Our most recent purchase included over 400 T205 and T206 tobacco cards including Ty Cobb and Cy Young that you can see here.
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Just Collect is always buying vintage sports and non-sports cards from 1879 to 1979 as well as select modern cards. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today to discuss or get our industry-leading purchase offer. If you have a collection that you want appraised, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your collection and help you understand the real cash value of your collection in the current marketplace. Check out the Just Collect Buy List.
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If you can make the trip here like the son from my hometown did for this collection- we can make a deal at the office. We once met a father-son duo that drove eight hours from Virginia to meet us to sell a Michael Jordan rookie card stored in Tupperware since 1986 - great read here.
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We've run into a wide range of people and collections over the last 25 years. Although Just Collect is known for buying vintage sports cards and especially vintage baseball cards, we are also extremely interested in buying non-sports cards, too!
Every collection and every collector is different and we treat EVERY collection with the respect and attention that we show for our own collections. We understand that many have put their heart and souls into building their collections. So when you're ready to sell, we understand the feelings that you're going through and will work with you to help you reach a decision that is a WIN/WIN, because if you're not happy, we're not happy.
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