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When to put in the Commons pile?
#1

When to put in the Commons pile?
Just curious for those who catalog their cards...what's the minimum card value that you require before you sleeve and store the card?

Personally I throw everything under $2 into the commons pile.
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#2

RE: When to put in the Commons pile?
Personally I'll penny sleeve anything that would be priced separately in Beckett, so higher than an unlisted star as well as all rookie cards (ya never know!). Semi-rigid cases for anything $5 or more. Cards that are $50 or more are up for grading consideration.
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RE: When to put in the Commons pile?
I rarely put cards in sleeves unless I am pulling them to put up for trade or sale. The biggest exception is for cards in my PC. I try to keep each in a penny sleeve and more expensive ones in top loaders, but it doesn't always happen.
Collecting John Stockton, Karl Malone, Ivan Rodriguez, Gary Carter & UF player rookie year cards. Plus Jedd Gyorko rookie and prospect cards.
Jedd Gyorko 2010-2013: Have 323/419 including 1/1s
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#4

RE: When to put in the Commons pile?
Everything I get that I'm keeping goes in a sleeve, and then into a top loader or binder. If it's just a common card no one is likely to want, I toss it in a box to donate or sell off as a cheap lot.
Rodgers/ Nelson combo cards
SB MVPs
Prizm Patented Penmanship autos 2016 (11/40)
Burfict Plates and rainbows
Kuhn
Nick Collins
Chasers:
Curtis Martin NT CM 2012 /25
Bart Starr NT CM 2012 /99
A. Rodgers Playoff 2016 parallels
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#5

RE: When to put in the Commons pile?
$1 to sleeve, $4 to top load.

I separate the rest by more than 7-years, or less. Donate the 'more than', estimating book at around $.15 @ - as you can take full value if you get that value from an industry-accepted price guide.

Less than 7-years, at some point down the road I will flip through again, look for any late bloomers, and then donate those; but they will price out at about $.50-.60 @ with the newer card pricing. To be safe, in case of an audit, I may have to catalog these commons before I donate them, to prove the claimed value.

Also watch that $5k limit on donations. Over $5k you have to get an IRS form signed by the person who accepted your donation. Had to forfeit a couple boxes worth of cards to get back under the $5k threshold.
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RE: When to put in the Commons pile?
(04-21-2017, 12:29 PM)sharkbyte Wrote: $1 to sleeve, $4 to top load.

I separate the rest by more than 7-years, or less. Donate the 'more than', estimating book at around $.15 @ - as you can take full value if you get that value from an industry-accepted price guide.

Less than 7-years, at some point down the road I will flip through again, look for any late bloomers, and then donate those; but they will price out at about $.50-.60 @ with the newer card pricing. To be safe, in case of an audit, I may have to catalog these commons before I donate them, to prove the claimed value.

Also watch that $5k limit on donations. Over $5k you have to get an IRS form signed by the person who accepted your donation. Had to forfeit a couple boxes worth of cards to get back under the $5k threshold.
Thanks for the tax tips. I actually claimed my first card donations this year and was curious at what point the feds would start putting up red flags.
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#7

RE: When to put in the Commons pile?
I used to go by anything that was worth over $5 would go in to a binder and anything less would go in to a 5,000-ct box. I don't pick up many packs or boxes any more so that rule doesn't matter for me as much any more.
I focus my PC on Ken Griffey Jr but I also collect Jay Buhner, Steve Largent and Ryan Bader. Secondary collection: Seattle teams & Univ. of Arizona
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