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Worth grading 50, 60s, and vending baseball cards

My elderly friend is willing to finally part with some more cards but he doesn't want to sell all. Any of these worth grading and selling?

I am not making a cent off helping him. He is 77 now and paying for medical bills. He thinks it's all worth more than what I see PSA8s go for on ebay so it is hard to get him to sell but he knows he needs to.

Your help is appreciated.


































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  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 596 ✭✭✭

    I realize the pictures aren't great. Lighting is poor and he wanted me to be quick so he could go to bed.

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,304 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great cards!

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  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 2,819 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only ones I see being "possible" grading candidates are the Aaron's. And not really sure if those are going to be worth it without better pics.

    Where's the Mantles??

    Best of luck to your friend and nice working helping him out.

  • pab1969pab1969 Posts: 1,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice cards. Someone obviously a Braves fan. I would send in only the Hall of famers for grading, especially the Aaron cards.

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 2,477 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree send in the HOFers - Aaron, Mathews, Spahn. Look to be mid-grade so not sitting on a gold-mine, but the mid-grade HOFers are easier to sell if graded. Might be a good memory to keep in tact.

  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 596 ✭✭✭

    The mantles he sold for $5 about 6 years ago...during his drunken stooper days.

    Made me cry to hear.

    I appreciate the advice. Are those bigger vending card photos worth anything?

  • DBesse27DBesse27 Posts: 2,976 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JolleyWrencher said:
    The mantles he sold for $5 about 6 years ago...during his drunken stooper days.

    Made me cry to hear.

    I appreciate the advice. Are those bigger vending card photos worth anything?

    They’re called Exhibits and they can be worth something. The Aaron certainly is.

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  • Chicago1976Chicago1976 Posts: 442 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JolleyWrencher said:
    The mantles he sold for $5 about 6 years ago...during his drunken stooper days.

    Made me cry to hear.

    I appreciate the advice. Are those bigger vending card photos worth anything?

    The larger cards look like 1947-66 Exhibits. Same advice as the cards, I would only send in the Hall of Famers (Aaron and any others he might have).

    As stated by many, the rest are nice vintage cards that will sell. And tip of the cap to you for helping out a friend.

  • 19591959 Posts: 596 ✭✭✭

    Grade the Aarons , Spahns and Mathews. The commons are not worth the grading fees. Most have poor corners or are off-centered.

  • nam812nam812 Posts: 10,526 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope it isn't the case here, but I have seen many cards with discolorations where those triangle holders are when they are removed.

  • JolleyWrencherJolleyWrencher Posts: 596 ✭✭✭

    I will take the advice and I appreciate it greatly. Larry always points out the HOF players but appreciates the common players as well because HOF players wouldn't exist if there weren't other players playing to set themselves apart from.

    Exhibits...learning something new all the time. Thanks a million for educating a 40 year old who is still wet behind the ears.

  • EstilEstil Posts: 6,842 ✭✭✭✭

    I know this isn't the answer you want to hear, OP, but honestly I think you should leave everything as-is. It's much more unique/interesting in the scrapbook format...and thankfully the cards aren't glued on there like that one letter to Beckett I remember from the mid-90s.

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  • SmithAuctionCoSmithAuctionCo Posts: 160 ✭✭✭

    As others have said, the only ones that might be worthy of grading are the Hank Aaron's. The other HOFers might not be worth spending the grading fees unless they're going to grade higher than a 5 (even then the grading fee might be a wash).

    Also, if he values everything at PSA 8 and above prices, obviously be cautious not to get yourself in trouble in trying to help him liquidate a few cards. I'd write down an approximate sale range for each card that you might sell and have him agree to those prices. I've seen it a few times over the years where someone tries to help a friend sell their cards and the friend ends up thinking they did them wrong because they didn't get what they thought they would for the cards.

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