The Great Midwest Baseball Card Set Run of 17

The Midwest Baseball Card Set Run

During one of our Buying Trips we received a call from a gentleman who had a ‘few’ baseball card sets to sell. After a brief discussion, he decided to come see us. A few hours later we were looking at a 1951 Bowman baseball card set! I made an offer, he nodded, and then pulled out a 1948 Bowman set. I made an offer, he nodded and then said, ‘your offers are really fair, let me go out to my car and get the rest of the sets’. He came back in with an additional 15 sets!!! I was stunned because he never mentioned the size of the collection.

The Rest of the Baseball Card Sets

It ended up being a great afternoon and a real nice conversation. The collection was highlighted by the 1951 Bowman and 1948 Bowman baseball card sets. The 1951 Bowman Whitey Ford, 1948 Bowman Yogi Berra, and 1948 Bowman Stan Musial Rookie cards were in pretty good shape for their age! In addition there was a run of Topps sets from 1953 to 1967. The 1953 Topps set contained a couple of nice examples of the Satchell Paige and Jackie Robinson baseball cards. The 1954 Topps set is hard to beat with three great rookie cards and Ted Williams bookends. The Ernie Banks and Al Kaline Rookies were visually pleasing and centered nicely. The 1955 Topps set had great color and the Sandy Koufax and Roberto Clemente Rookies were graded and very nice examples. The 1956 set had a great looking Mickey Mantle. The 1957 Topps set had a killer run of mid series cards and a super nice Brooks Robinson Rookie. The 1958 Topps set had a really nice example of the World Series Batting Foes Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron card. The 1959 set had some nicely centered high numbers! The 1960 set was highlighted by a couple of great looking Willie McCovey and Carl Yastrzemski rookie cards. The 1961 Topps Bob Gibson baseball card was as good as it gets, and received a PSA 9 designation!  The 1961 set was just a killer set!

1953 Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
1961 Bob Gibson Baseball Card

The Baseball Card Set Run Purchase

Overall, this set run was in nicer condition than most of the runs we have encountered over our 27 years. Great surprises, like this purchase, don’t come along very often. I believe we make our own luck when it comes to buying collections like this. As long as you are honest, transparent, and answer people’s questions in a straight forward way, good things happen. Oh, and it is also helps that Kurtz Kardz pays a lot of cash for baseball card collections!!

Why you should sell to Kurtz Kardz

Finding the retail customer takes an extensive amount of work and most people with collections don’t have the time or knowledge to accomplish the task. Also, the sports card shops in your area are generally not well equipped to appraise or purchase vintage collections of any magnitude. These retail stores are focused on selling modern products and simply don’t have the time or the knowledge to carefully evaluate vintage collections. So, how should you proceed? Kurtz Kardz will buy the entire collection and pay cash for it immediately.

We start with the more valuable cards from your collection. We grade them while showing/explaining the reasons for the grade.  We then establish a price for the card with a full explanation of how that is done. Once we receive your ‘Buy In’ of our explanation and the assessed value, we will continue with the remaining cards and come up with an offer for the entire collection.

We have been in the card collecting hobby full time since 1996. We have purchased nearly every card in existence except for the ‘True Rarities’, no T206 Wagner yet!!

We treat every collection and collector with the respect they deserve. Being a longtime collector myself, I understand how much work it takes to build a collection. So when you’re ready to sell, I understand what you are going through and will help you reach the best decision.

Our process is very straight forward and my guarantee is that you will feel comfortable within the first 10 minutes. Sounds a little overly confident? Well, I have purchased hundreds of collections over the last 26 years, with many pleased clients.

We Are Always Buying

Kurtz Kardz is always buying vintage sports cards from 1887 to 1972. You can get an idea of the cards we aggressively target by visiting Our Most Wanted List. If you have a collection that you are considering selling, contact us today.

How can I engage with Kurtz Kardz?

  1. We will Travel to You! If you have a collection and want us to come see You, we can catch a plane the next day! We have traveled all over the country buying sports cards, you can be our next stop! Contact us to discuss this option, we generally require a more valuable collection because of travel expenses.
  2. Meet me in Denver, Colorado
  3. Ship your collection – We can offer our FedEx account with free 2-day shipping. The package will be fully insured and tracked. We will make an offer the day we receive your cards. If you choose not to sell the cards, we’ll ship them back that day! For those of you who are nervous about shipping your cards, we have shipped millions of dollars’ worth of cards and only placed one insurance claim (in the amount of $650) in our 26 years. If you have engaged with us, and made the decision to sell your cards, they will be insured for the estimated value we placed on your collection.

Call Kurt at 303-792-9665