- Dec 11, 2012
Thank you, I really appreciate your time. I'll start pouring over them and see if there's anything interesting. I know I have the rookie Pedro card with the Dodgers although I feel like that may be fairly typical. Sounds like pretty much scan Ebay for some of the interesting ones and donate otherwise. It really is so much fun looking through them all, I'm ready to get smacked with some nostalgia. Thanks for your help!As I've said to a bunch of folks via email recently, anything from the 1970's and upwards, with the exception of rookie cards and other notable cards (like Nolan Ryan first 4-5 years, etc.) are basically going to be worthless unless they grade perfectly, but they would cost too much to grade in most cases anyway). Even stuff like an 1983 Boggs Rookie is worth very little unless it's graded and grades high. A Mint 9 Boggs gets around $125 at last check, an ungraded one maybe $10. To get a Mint 9 isn't like getting hit by lightning, but it's pretty close.
Here's an article on dumping commons/ungraded cards:
DJ's company he posted is a good place to donate, and I know folks that have also used https://commons4kids.org/
If folks are local in the Boston area, I'm always happy to rip through folks collections and give them my thoughts (no charge, I just love doing it). Thousands of cards doesn't even faze me and I can tell you the name of the player on most cards from 1975-1995 just by looking at the picture, so I get through them very quickly.