Building The List: Where do you buy your vintage?

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

About a month ago, we asked you for your picks for which group-breakers you use and feel are best as a part of building that version of The List. Now, it’s time to do it again.

This time, we’re curious about where you buy your vintage (1980 and earlier) cardboard — in any sport — as singles (raw or graded), set, in packs or in wax packs.

For our upcoming Vintage Issue of Beckett Sports Card Monthly, we’re doing a vintage edition of The List — 50 vintage dealers who you should know. Maybe you buy from a certain dealer on eBay or use a certain dealer on a certain site? Maybe it’s an auction house? Maybe you buy from an established dealer who has a website or a storefront and you think they do a good job and the world should know about them? Tell us …

Where do you buy your vintage cards?

Tell us in the comments below. Be sure to include usernames, website addresses, Twitter handles, etc. while telling us why that dealer is tops to you.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

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14 comments

  1. jeff hoyle 7 January, 2015 at 15:03

    Sports Collectibles in Sylva NC, Great selection and they have ALOT to choose from!!! Check them out!! Ask for Mike or Gary,Your Loyal Customer Jeff Hoyle

  2. Chris Becze 7 January, 2015 at 15:06

    My two “go-to” eBay dealers when it comes to vintage are Greg Morris (gregmorriscards) and Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange). Both dealers have quick shipping and exceptional customer service.

  3. Joseph Cali 7 January, 2015 at 16:15

    Currently, i am putting together a set of 1952 Bowman Baseball PSA 5 or better (we will see when it comes to Mantle). I usually buy them from Ebay, and it happens most time it is from “probstein123”. I never had an issue with them.

    I also go to my local shop American Legends (ebay id: “amerlegends”). I will pick up a card there once in a while. They are fair on their vintage graded cards.

    I also go to the local show at the County Center, and will pick up a tobacco card or two (usually keep it under $30 per card, which is a steal for cards that are over 100 years old). I usually go to the same dealer (something like Goodwin Good – can’t remember his name, but he is very informative about the cards and is willing to educate my son and myself on what we are looking at).

  4. Joseph Cali 7 January, 2015 at 16:16

    Currently, i am putting together a set of 1952 Bowman Baseball PSA 5 or better (we will see when it comes to Mantle). I usually buy them from Ebay, and it happens most time it is from “probstein123”. I never had an issue with them.

    I also go to my local shop American Legends (ebay id: “amerlegends”). I will pick up a card there once in a while. They are fair on their vintage graded cards.

    I also go to the local show at the County Center, and will pick up a tobacco card or two (usually keep it under $30 per card, which is a steal for cards that are over 100 years old). I usually go to the same dealer (something like Goodwin Good – can’t remember his name, but he is very informative about the cards and is willing to educate my son and myself on what we are looking at).

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  5. Paul 8 January, 2015 at 02:25

    I made a couple of purchase @ baseball card exchange.
    I discovered the store via a video break you made and it gave me confidence.

    The purchases were OK even if the cost of the overseas shipping had to be settle with a couple of mail and not directly from the web page.

  6. Bruce Katto 8 January, 2015 at 08:22

    Although I do browse E-bay, I tend to gravitate toward Burbank Cards in California for my vintage needs. I have made several pricey purchases from them to include my lifelong sought after 1965 Topps Joe Namath RC SP. Burbank always has timely delivery and stands by their product in regards to customer satisfaction. As a member of Beckett Market Place with the “Safe place to shop” policy, I feel Stephen Veres and his team at Burbank Cards definitely distinguish themselves from the masses.

  7. Bill Siebler 8 January, 2015 at 12:38

    I pretty much stick with two. Burbank Sportcards has been my primary source for all years of baseball cards. Steve has always responded to any issue with an order and has always been fair. Greg Morris Cards is my other main source. Like Burbank, Greg has always been fast to resolve an issue. Greg runs tons of auctions from his Ebay store, but only vintage cards. My trust level is very high with both of them. I will use Ebay when looking for a specific card that Burbank or Greg do not have and have only had a couple of bad experiences. I find many of the sellers have no idea how to grade a card and many are way over priced. Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  8. Ron J 8 January, 2015 at 13:57

    Where I live there aren’t any card shops so I have to rely on http://www.ebay.com/ for most of the vintage I get. I am building a 1958 Topps set just because it is my birth year. I don’t have one ebay dealer that I use. I do searches for lots and certain individual cards. Thanks for the great site. GO CARDS!

  9. J.R. Lebert 8 January, 2015 at 22:33

    net54baseball.com

    There is no better resource on the web when it comes to pre-war, tobacco, and vintage cards. The users on the forum are courteous and act like adults, the prices are more than fair, and the information is top notch.

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