My Top Rated Collection of Sports Cards from 2022

Killer collection of graded Sports Cards purchased at the Atlantic City National Show

A gentleman walked up to my table and started a conversation about the sports cards hobby in general. After 10 minutes or so, he asked if I was interested in buying graded sports cards. I asked what he had, and out came the cards. He had over 100 graded sports cards that were pretty significant! It was at the tail end of the show, so we reconvened at my Sheraton hotel room across the street.

Included in this great group of sports cards were a 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie, 1951 Bowman Willie Mays Rookie, one of the nicest 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski Rookies that I have ever seen, a 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Honus Wagner, 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Red Portrait, 1909-11 T206 Cy Young Glove Shows, 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson Portrait, 1909-11 T206 Christy Mathewson White Cap, 1911 T205 Gold Border Tris Speaker, 1938 Goudey Joe DiMaggio Rookie, 1940 Play Ball Shoeless Joe Jackson, 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson, 1948 Leaf Stan Musial Rookie, 1949 Bowman Satchell Paige, 1933 Sport Kings Jim Thorpe, 1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain Rookie, 1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie, 1955 Topps Roberto Clemente Rookie and a 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax Rookie.

1935NC Nagurski SGC 3
1935NC Nagurski SGC 3 Back

After a couple hours, we came to an agreement on the price for the collection. Glad it was over at this point, since I had been looking at cards for the better part of 10 hours and I was getting a little bleary eyed!! He was very pleased with my process, the short amount of time it took, and the cash! Eventually, the conversation turned to fishing, we had a few pops, which turned into dinner and a lasting relationship.

This ended up being a very enjoyable purchase for me, and also one of the better collections of sports cards I have ever purchased.

A good part of our conversation centered on whether or not to leave his collection to the family. After that conversation, he understood why HE needed to sell the collection.

Sell your Collection, DON’T leave it to the Family

In my opinion, don’t leave your collection to the Family, it isn’t the right decision. You are saddling your wife, son, or daughter with the onerous task of deciding how to sell it. They have a cursory knowledge of your collection at best. They don’t know what years you have, the cards that are valuable, who the star players are, who to trust, who to contact, and how to establish the value. They will spend countless hours trying to answer these questions.

You could be dealing with the emotional side of selling a collection that is close to your heart. If this is the case, I get it! However, if you haven’t looked at your cards in over a year……. Might be time to let them go.

You have the knowledge of what is in your collection, how much it is worth, who to trust, and who to sell it to. And, you will sell it for more money! You understand the collection better than anybody in the world. Sell the collection and leave them the money. They will be grateful that you handled this for them.

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