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1960 Jim Parker psa 5.5 $5?

I've had a car posted for a few weeks and it relisted a few times. I'm not trying to get more sales but I am wondering what to do with the cards I had graded for my friend that seem to not be worth much.

I have a half dozen other cards and I'm afraid they are all losses.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/256215531156?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=ae-eOCLFR9S&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=ae-eOCLFR9S&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,222 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice looking card. Unfortunately doesn't seem to be a demand for it.
    Maybe it will get some bids at the end.
    Good luck.

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
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    I think maybe these would be better to hold onto. If I offer him the $5 they go for then he might think I am trying to take advantage since it was my idea and the raw price is around the same.

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    Jesse, the cards might be worth a little more if you sold it a little better, using key words in the title and description to trigger potential buyer's search words, like Baltimore Colts as there are team collectors.
    Also should mention Hall of Fame, for the HOF collectors.
    Also noticed you didn't use PSA's scan of the card.
    Point out the positives of the card: corners, clean, etc. as your description sounds kinda negative.
    Doesn't mean it'll go for more, but it gives it a better chance.
    (I'm no selling expert or anything. Just my 2 cents.)

    I too have plenty from a recent sub that'll likely be a loss.
    I cracked some out, since raw price was higher than the given graded card price.
    Unfortunately, It's just part of it.

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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Decent looking PSA5.5. Looks like you got a $5 bid at least... I own that card raw. Unless it's a top POP or close there just isn't much interest. Don't like it but it's where we're at for the moment.

    Good luck

    Mark

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "were sitting in a dresser drawer for over 35 years"

    Whether it's drawers, shoeboxes or whatever, the cards will naturally wear, especially on the corners. In many aspects, card grading is a game of corners, and some other factors, whether we like it or not.

    There can sometimes be significant card quality differences, in my point of view, between two 5.5 cards, but as far as numerical grading, they are still 5.5 cards.

    My first submittal to PSA, included a 1965 Catfish Hunter rookie card. Absolutely gorgeous card. Perfect centering, "excellent" corners. Being ignorant about card grading at the time, over 20 years ago, to me it had 9 written all over it.

    Well it comes back a 5 and I'm in shock. And let me tell you, not too very happy. Long story short, turns out it had a wrinkle, and thus received the 5.

    Am I happier with my 5 than I would be with say a 9 OC? Absolutely as a collector I am happier with my 5, even versus a few 8's that I've seen.

    The card you have posted is a super nice card for a 5.5 and whoever buys it will be getting a great value.

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    jfkheatjfkheat Posts: 2,722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The last PSA 7 on this card sold for $16.50. I think $5 is about right for your card.

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    handymanhandyman Posts: 5,244 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2023 5:57PM

    Love the set. Graded cards don’t do that well from this issue from personal experience.

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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    @jfkheat said:
    The last PSA 7 on this card sold for $16.50. I think $5 is about right for your card.

    And as low as $12.50 earlier this year. Grading was never going to be worth it on this one.

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    stevekstevek Posts: 27,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't recall back when I sent my first PSA submission, if PSA had card pics of the various grades like they do now. Perhaps they had it and I just forgot.

    In any event, the necessary tools are on their website to better understand card grading with descriptions and pics. So if you take the time to learn, then there shouldn't be any big surprise when a commons card receives a 5.5 grade and you're gonna possibly lose money on it.

    Frankly, that card is a very easy call for a 5.5 grade.

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    All excellent advice and feedback. Thank you for your time and consideration. If I post the other graded ones then I will surely change it up considerably. It dawned on me today to use the PSA scans when I posted my Bo Jackson cards on the MJ Fleer thread I started.

    If there isn't already then it would be worthwhile for folks like me to see a thread on best practices for listing memorabilia. I've seen others solicit feedback when having buyer/seller disputes and saw a little info on selling sets.

    Cheers
    Jesse

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,222 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Before sending any card in, I ask myself if it's worth the grading fees, realizing that after selling, eBay fees and shipping costs, will get you about 80% of the sale price.
    This is not a card I would have submitted unless it was for my personal collection and it was "necessary" that it be graded.
    At least with vintage your cards don't have to be a 10 to have value. I have a large group of 1987 Topps lower pop commons that are PSA 9's and they sat on eBay for months without selling, now they sit in a box in the basement because I refused to take a beating on them. The good news is, I was able to sell many of my 10's off eBay and keep that 20%.
    Generally speaking way to many cards are being submitted that end up in boxes in someone's basement.
    Good luck in the future, my advice is to err on the side of caution when submitting any non superstar player.

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
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    RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭✭

    Any eBay listing that starts with "Please Read" in the title is one I never click on. When it comes to graded cards, the card/grade speak for itself. You give it a title so it can be found in a search, then post good pics and that's it. No one needs some fluff/sob story about where the cards came from, weren't Russel Brand molested, etc!

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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If they don't want to hang on to them. may be worth throwing them up on the BST here(Maybe a group lot). Maybe someone will bite and save your friend some fees. Can't hurt to try.

    Mark

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    olb31olb31 Posts: 2,937 ✭✭✭✭✭

    now is the time to pick up stuff like that. around 2018-2019, i started picking up 70's star cards. Rose, Ryan, Mays, Clemente, aaron. You get some of them for 5-10 dollars. Many of these graded 7-8. and right now those sell for upward $350 for 8's. Hockey is the same way. Right now the economy is either in a recession or just totally stagnant. Hopefully, some changes are on the way to help spur it on some.

    Work hard and you will succeed!!
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    craig44craig44 Posts: 10,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    there are some options. you could try selling some cards in lots. you could also try selling off ebay, like here on the bst or on Facebook, IG etc.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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    @RufussCkingston said:
    Any eBay listing that starts with "Please Read" in the title is one I never click on. When it comes to graded cards, the card/grade speak for itself. You give it a title so it can be found in a search, then post good pics and that's it. No one needs some fluff/sob story about where the cards came from, weren't Russel Brand molested, etc!

    I agree. The use of "Please Read" in a title usually means there is an issue with the card and/or slab. And the extra details won't make anyone bid / spend more on the card. With graded cards, just let the card / grade sell itself.

    I would recommend posting photos of any future grading candidates on here before submitting. You can get some free feedback and possibly save your friend some money by only submitting cards that are worth it. Hopefully you did not submit too many similarly valued cards already.

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    mcolney1mcolney1 Posts: 977 ✭✭✭

    More looks with this title: 1960 Topps Jim Parker PSA 5.5 Baltimore Colts HOF EX+

    Simple and picks up PSA, Colts, and HOF searches. I like a higher grade, but will look at an EX card and if its well centered and will bid accordingly - at least your card gets a look - more eyes = better chance for more $

    Collecting Topps, Philadelphia and Kellogg's from 1964-1989
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    RonSportscardsRonSportscards Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    @mcolney1 said:
    More looks with this title: 1960 Topps Jim Parker PSA 5.5 Baltimore Colts HOF EX+

    Simple and picks up PSA, Colts, and HOF searches. I like a higher grade, but will look at an EX card and if its well centered and will bid accordingly - at least your card gets a look - more eyes = better chance for more $

    You forgot "rare" and "freshly graded" LOL
    I'm half kidding as I'm guilty of this myself.
    Hey, freshly graded is important to some people, and if the POP is especially low, I'm calling it rare.
    OP could have been sneaky like 4sharpcorners and probstein and say "POP 1", which is true with this card, without adding there are hundreds graded higher.

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    miwlvrnmiwlvrn Posts: 4,227 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @mcolney1 said:
    More looks with this title: 1960 Topps Jim Parker PSA 5.5 Baltimore Colts HOF EX+

    Simple and picks up PSA, Colts, and HOF searches. I like a higher grade, but will look at an EX card and if its well centered and will bid accordingly - at least your card gets a look - more eyes = better chance for more $

    Agree, but I believe you should always include the card number as well. So: 1960 Topps 5 Jim Parker PSA 5.5 Baltimore Colts HOF EX+

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