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Just acquired a massive 90's Chicago Bulls collection, no idea of the items value.

thinking4444thinking4444 Posts: 12

I am not a collector by any means but I purchased essentially a whole basement worth of vintage 90's Chicago bulls memorabilia. There's so much stuff I have no clue what any of it is worth. I feel like some of this should belong in a museum (never seen photos of rodman, jordan, etc, I have the negatives/originals).

I have about 200 posters dating from 1992-2006, and boxes of the promotional handouts/posters/distraction toys they'd give out to people who sat on the floor behind the basket.

Hundreds of random promotional items, towels, lunch boxes, bumper stickers, T shirts, hats, all from the mid 90's era loaded with bulls branding.

season ticket holder ticket sheets from 92, inaugural game tickets from 94.... There is so much more. this is literally nothing and I have yet to even go through all the boxes. Here are a taste of some of the items I have gone through. There's also a TON of signatures, (signed posters, program books, signed cards), mostly from dennis rodman and scottie pippen, (No michael jordan), and a lot of guys from 1998-2006 teams.
Anyway, PLEASE PLEASE point me in the right direction of how to determine value for this. There's some really weird obscure items here that I can't find online because the guy I got this all from worked for the bulls.

Also forgot to mention the biggest part is that this is all brand new/mint condition stuff.






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  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 8, 2023 9:19PM

    What's with the username and date on a piece of paper BS? Have you tried searching on eBay?

    That hat is missing 1998......Looks like the lunchboxes are gonna make your rich!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/176012634593?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/186152305162?

    I think your best bet would be to go to Chicago and setup a table/booth at a local flea market/swap meat where you'll find buyers for this random stuff.

  • I think just going through the collection and researching on your own- or with your kids, if you have any- would be much more enjoyable and profitable than simply looking to market them for sale. You might want to keep a few for yourself and gain a collector's perspective on what makes these various items interesting and fun.

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  • @RufussCkingston said:
    What's with the username and date on a piece of paper BS? Have you tried searching on eBay?

    That hat is missing 1998......Looks like the lunchboxes are gonna make your rich!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/176012634593?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/186152305162?

    I think your best bet would be to go to Chicago and setup a table/booth at a local flea market/swap meat where you'll find buyers for this random stuff.

    Just to verify that these photos are mine and not stolen from the internet. Thought this was common sense :)

  • Nathaniel1960Nathaniel1960 Posts: 2,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RufussCkingston said:
    What's with the username and date on a piece of paper BS? Have you tried searching on eBay?

    That hat is missing 1998......Looks like the lunchboxes are gonna make your rich!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/176012634593?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/186152305162?

    I think your best bet would be to go to Chicago and setup a table/booth at a local flea market/swap meat where you'll find buyers for this random stuff.

    That’s OP’s eBay store correct?

    Jordan specific / branded items would be worth marketing individually, but the balance I would consign just to be rid of it: Also look out for insect / rodent infestation if you are bringing that stuff into the kitchen.

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  • @Nathaniel1960 said:

    @RufussCkingston said:
    What's with the username and date on a piece of paper BS? Have you tried searching on eBay?

    That hat is missing 1998......Looks like the lunchboxes are gonna make your rich!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/176012634593?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/186152305162?

    I think your best bet would be to go to Chicago and setup a table/booth at a local flea market/swap meat where you'll find buyers for this random stuff.

    That’s OP’s eBay store correct?

    Jordan specific / branded items would be worth marketing individually, but the balance I would consign just to be rid of it: Also look out for insect / rodent infestation if you are bringing that stuff into the kitchen.

    Thank you. It's all basically mint brand new. There's lots of misc stuff like this, the merch, it's cool sure. But I'm more interested in the high ticket items.

    There's some photographs that I cannot find on the internet, really nice ones of rodman/jordan/pippen dunking or action shots like that.

    I also have one of these:

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/chicago-bulls-nba-stadium-united-1722586453

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    @thinking4444 said:

    Just to verify that these photos are mine and not stolen from the internet. Thought this was common sense :)

    Yeah, save that for Craigslist... It's not a for sale listing, so need to "prove" they are your pics.

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    But I'm more interested in the high ticket items.

    Show us some pics of the "high ticket items".... Can't give you advice if we don't see it.

  • totallyraddtotallyradd Posts: 926 ✭✭✭

    The ebay listings and the pics above are the same handwriting. I'd be more interested in all the signed items too. Nobody here is excited about giveaway lunchboxes and beat up hats.

  • to everyone: I will go through the more high ticket items this weekend and make a follow up post. Please bear with me I am very busy with work. However I will post the rare items. Super cool stuff here.

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭

    @totallyradd said:
    The ebay listings and the pics above are the same handwriting. I'd be more interested in all the signed items too. Nobody here is excited about giveaway lunchboxes and beat up hats.

    Hah... good catch! https://www.ebay.com/usr/out_of_site

  • swish54swish54 Posts: 687 ✭✭✭✭

    This isn't a dig at the OP, but it amazes me at how many times you hear about someone asking for "what is it worth" advice on something they just spent their hard earned money on, yet, have no clue what they just bought.

    Also, I don't understand all the hype about all of these uber rare items/signatures/photos, yet the first thing posted is hats and lunchboxes? Why not post pictures of those things first so we could give an accurate assessment of value.

  • @swish54 said:
    This isn't a dig at the OP, but it amazes me at how many times you hear about someone asking for "what is it worth" advice on something they just spent their hard earned money on, yet, have no clue what they just bought.

    Also, I don't understand all the hype about all of these uber rare items/signatures/photos, yet the first thing posted is hats and lunchboxes? Why not post pictures of those things first so we could give an accurate assessment of value.

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  • handymanhandyman Posts: 5,241 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put it all up with a buy it now for 5.00
    Next

  • AhmanfanAhmanfan Posts: 4,351 ✭✭✭✭

    If I could get a huge bulk deal like that cheap, I’d buy it semi-blind too. That’s how you can turn a nice profit, taking someone’s problem and solving it.

    Op- I think you need 1 or 2 Bulls memorabilia experts in your side on this one. A better venue for finding one would be the basketball section of the Blowout Cards forum. Are you familiar? If not, google it, and I’d make a post there.
    90s bulls stuff is VERY collectible, you just need some guidance.

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  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 2,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ahmanfan said:
    If I could get a huge bulk deal like that cheap, I’d buy it semi-blind too. That’s how you can turn a nice profit, taking someone’s problem and solving it.

    .
    Agree. I've bought many large lots with only a very rudimentary idea of what was in it.

    I had a whole thread on one instance, myself, where I shared a bunch of items that I picked up at an estate sale. The pics that I took and the items that I shared only scratched the surface of what I acquired. And the items that I acquired were only a drop in the bucket in relation to the totality of the collection that was auctioned off in lots.
    .
    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1012069/my-pickups-from-the-estate-sale-of-a-royals-superfan#latest

  • RufussCkingstonRufussCkingston Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2023 1:30PM

    No one is knocking the guy for taking a chance on the lot, we are knocking the guy because he talks about all the signature items, tickets, programs and other stuff that people in these forums actually collect, but instead he's posting pics and listing items for sale that for all sense of purpose you can find in a modern form at the Bulls fan store or like in the Bulls section of the gift shops at the Chicago airport!!!! I'll give him a pass on the lunchboxes though ;)

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