The price of basketball cards is based primarily on the card's brand, year and condition. Basketball cards can also be priced by consulting pricing guides available from memorabilia websites, such as TuffStuff.com and Beckett.com.
Attending sports memorabilia shows can also help an owner price a basketball card. Comparing prices and bids on online auction sites, such as eBay, provides an additional method of pricing basketball cards. As a rule, cards in pristine, mint and near-mint conditions sell for a higher price than the same card in poor condition; tears, scuffs and creases lower the potential value of a basketball card.Learn More
The most valuable basketball card of all time is the 1948 George Mikan Bowman basketball card, which is currently valued at $218,500. According to InStash.com, it was part of the first and only set of basketball cards to reach the mainstream collectors' market until 1957.Full Answer >
As of August 2014, Beckett, Tuffstuff, Portasite and freebaseballcardspriceguide feature guides to aid collectors who are buying, selling and trading their baseball cards. The online guides contain the current market values for thousands of cards, both old and new, from various manufacturers, including Donruss, Fleer, Topps and Upper Deck.Full Answer >
Free baseball price guides can be found online on websites such as Professional Sports Authenticator, GMA Grading, SportsCardDataBase and Vintage Card Prices. Each website features different methods of searching, from browsing through sets to advanced eBay searches. PSA notes that prices on its website reflect dealer prices from PSA-certified collectibles.Full Answer >
A Michael Jordan 1991 Upper Deck rookie basketball card is practically worthless. Jordan's basketball career started in 1984. His Fleer rookie card sold at auction for $100,000 on June 5, 2011, but it was graded a perfect 10 and was one of only three estimated to be of that caliber.Full Answer >