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Would you sell cards to get a high dollar card?

For example a Koufax rookie. Would you sell cards to get it.

I collect hall of fame rookie cards, https://www.instagram.com/stwainfan/


  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 10,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Greeting cards?

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
  • stwainfanstwainfan Posts: 1,410 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeBanzai said:
    Greeting cards?

    Lol I meant selling part of your collection. To get something else.

    I collect hall of fame rookie cards, https://www.instagram.com/stwainfan/

  • daltexdaltex Posts: 3,459 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @stwainfan said:
    For example a Koufax rookie. Would you sell cards to get it.

    Of course. We buy wrong cards all the time, either by mistake or because our focus shifts, or because we never expected something we'd really like exists or will come available. There is no reason you need to wait until you've saved enough cash to buy your 10 Upper Deck Griffey rookie. Just be careful. The transaction costs are very high. 10% to as high as 35%. That's a huge incentive not to buy, say, 1960s HoFers in 3 with the idea that when you get enough you'll flip them for a Ryan rookie in 8. It can be done, but better to keep the money in a savings account rather than in cards you'd wish to flip.

  • swish54swish54 Posts: 672 ✭✭✭

    Absofreakinglutely! I'm always consolidating to buy something bigger and better. Especially if it's a card that isn't in my budget and I know I would never have a chance to get it otherwise.

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,279 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 6, 2023 12:03PM

    I did t see “dollar card” in the title and thought, i am very much intrigued about where we are headed on these boards.

    Kiss me once, shame on you.
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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 10,882 ✭✭✭✭✭

    No. I collect who I like.
    I do have a few hundred commons I would gladly give up for a 51 Mantle.

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
  • 82FootballWaxMemorys82FootballWaxMemorys Posts: 1,191 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 6, 2023 2:09PM

    There are some on this forum that would sell or have sold their very souls for a high dollar card.

    Unless otherwise specified my posts represent only my opinion, not fact.

  • Copyboy1Copyboy1 Posts: 446 ✭✭✭✭

    That's what I did starting with covid. I had a garage full of cards I realized didn't mean much to me. Sold them all to fund an NFL HoF Rookie set.

  • perkdogperkdog Posts: 28,579 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I've done it a few times

    It softens the blow of 4 figure card quite nicely

  • Kid4hof03Kid4hof03 Posts: 1,796 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I regularly sell cards that are no longer vital to add others.

    Collecting anything and everything relating to Roger Staubach
  • ndleondleo Posts: 3,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @82FootballWaxMemorys said:
    There are some on this forum that would sell or have sold their very souls for a high dollar card.

    So selling cards to buy a high dollar card is immoral?

  • GroceryRackPackGroceryRackPack Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Would you sell cards to get a high dollar card?

    Yep, I started when I was 6 years old…Trade up for something…Sell up for something…Buy to Sell…Sell to Buy…
    Sell for a Quality Margin…Profit Margin Makes Your Future… It’s a Vicious Circle out there…

    Having Fun Recycling Cardboard….Oh Yeah….

    Lather - Rinse - Repeat…

  • sjjs28sjjs28 Posts: 425 ✭✭✭
    edited August 6, 2023 4:03PM

    In the process of doing it right now! Any body care to help? Cards are listed in another posting and I am really willing to work with interested buyers...

    Cards were never really part of my PC (except for the 64 Clemente Stand Up), but acquired over time - and now they gotta go! I need that Upgrade!

    Steve Saldutti
    [email protected]
    Collector of 1964 Topps Stand Ups, 1965 Embossed, 1968 Topps Game and 1969 Topps Decals
    Registered Sets: 1964 Stand Ups, 1965 Embossed, 1968 Topps Game, 1969 Topps Decals
  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes I sold a bunch to mostly fund my Venezuelan Yaz RC.

    Yaz Master Set
    #1 Gino Cappelletti master set
    #1 John Hannah master set

    Also collecting Andre Tippett, Patriots Greats' RCs, 1964 Venezuelan Topps, 1974 Topps Red Sox, 1968 Venz Sox

  • BBBrkrrBBBrkrr Posts: 738 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would trade my entire collection for one single card of similar value if it was something I wanted. No problem at all.

  • VagabondVagabond Posts: 550 ✭✭✭✭

    I've done it plenty of times. My collection use to be pretty big but downsized now to about total of 18 cards.

  • KendallCatKendallCat Posts: 2,943 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of the best advice I was ever given by a fellow board member was give up the good to get the great, and then if you really want it go back and buy the good if you miss it enough. If a Mantle rookie or Ruth or Jackie card came up that was amazing and a centerpiece card, AND it was a card you really wanted would you be mad if you passed it up?

  • rmh111985rmh111985 Posts: 384 ✭✭✭✭

    I intentionally hoard cards in my Patrick Roy PC for this exact reason. When something comes up that I need, I unload the dupes to make a big purchase. Once that card arrives, I slowly rebuild my trade/sale pile until something else comes up. I've done it twice in the last two years to fill massive holes in my player PC.

    Main collecting focus is Patrick Roy playing days 85/86-02/03, expect 1/1, National/All-Star stamped cards.PC Completion: 2,548/2,952; 86.31% My Patrick Roy PC Website:https://proy33collector.weebly.com

  • dictoresnodictoresno Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭✭

    for me, this is how I've grown the backbone of my collection and in a way is a key thing to do. ive purchased cards strictly to grade and flip and have sold plenty of my PC Cards in order to help fund bigger purchases. ive always told myself to let my hobby fund my hobby and for the most part it does.


  • sayheywyosayheywyo Posts: 402 ✭✭✭

    Of course, like many other collectors the strategy of buy, grade, sell and shuffle up was the basis of this hobby funding itself for my collection. The profit margins were extraordinary before PSA raised rates and implemented grading prices based on market value of the card you were grading. July 2020- February 2021 was very good to me as a seller (especially basketball), only added a few cards from the proceeds as I couldn't justify to myself buying at crazy prices even with "free money" and dumped the rest into dividend paying ETF's and CD's.

  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. When I shifted my focus to vintage Cub sets and the 54 Red Heart set, I sold some cards to fund my new projects. Usually doubles or cards that didn't mean as much to me anymore. As stated in previous posts, I think most collectors do this at some point.

  • ReggieClevelandReggieCleveland Posts: 3,802 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd rather have a dollar bill than six quarters.


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