(04-12-2013 02:37 PM)redsox15fan Wrote: Well the way i look at the value of a card is What someone will pay for it.
(04-12-2013 10:40 PM)branesergen Wrote: Premiums vary from card desirability, pop report, how often it becomes available etc etc. Also got to take into consideration Beckett Grading is just like their pricing. A $100 card in Beckett can be bought on ebay for $20-$50, bought at a show for $50-$60 and bought at a shop for $60-$100. The same can be said for graded cards. As for your Luck - The newer the card and the rush to get it graded the lower the premium. I'll pay a 100% premium on a 1998 Manning card and only a 10% on a 2011 or 2012 unless the card is prone to condition issues.
(04-13-2013 06:13 AM)branesergen Wrote: Based on my own statement I would pay 10% over $40 for your Luck card. Guess I should have clarified the basis of value. To me what im going to pay is already decided by my desire to own the card. Using your Luck card and Martin card I would pay $40 to $50 for the Luck but $15 to $20 for the Martin as I desire the Martin card over the Luck. I cant say its too easy to get a 9.5 of a modern card because its not but in general it really is. Out of 20 Luck cards you can generally believe you'll get half 9.5's whereas with 20 1998 Manning cards i'll most likely only get 4 or 5 hence the premiums i'll pay.
Being new I think you are doing the #1 thing you can do which is research but I think you're putting too much into Becketts stated values. The best thing you can use, and it kills me to say this, is ebay sales. Actual visible sales coupled with book value can help you determine what a cards perceived value is. Ebay is great to buy graded cards but horrible to sell simply because the general collector doesnt put a graded cards true value into consideration. You can get $100 for your Luck card by someone who understands and appreciates what grading can do but you have to find that person and ebays 7 day auctions usually wont find that person.
As for your $35 a card to grade - you need to stop lol I pay $12 a card total (shipping and insurance both ways included) for 20 day service. Save up 10 or so cards and send them in or youre just destroying your own value.