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    Default How would you sell your Marvel trading cards?

    Hey, I need some help! I'm totally cleaning out my collections and I have over 4000 Marvel trading cards from 1990 and up that I'm looking to sell. The series range from the Marvel Universe, Marvel Masterpieces, X-Men Fleer, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, QFX, Creator's Collection and the list goes on. 90% of them are all complete sets with lots of of the bonus cards (holograms and whatnot). Anyway, would you put them on eBay or take your chances with just putting them in the local newspaper? Is there any other good sites to go about selling collector's items? Anyway help will be great... my girlfriend's driving me nuts about them being in the way! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael P View Post
    To a sucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDoom View Post
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    Wrong kind of sucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael P View Post
    Wrong kind of sucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tridon View Post
    Hey, I need some help! I'm totally cleaning out my collections and I have over 4000 Marvel trading cards from 1990 and up that I'm looking to sell. The series range from the Marvel Universe, Marvel Masterpieces, X-Men Fleer, Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, QFX, Creator's Collection and the list goes on. 90% of them are all complete sets with lots of of the bonus cards (holograms and whatnot). Anyway, would you put them on eBay or take your chances with just putting them in the local newspaper? Is there any other good sites to go about selling collector's items? Anyway help will be great... my girlfriend's driving me nuts about them being in the way! Thanks!
    these days comics and comic related collectibles are not worth a great deal, so you probably wont get rich. look on ebay and see what comparable sets sell for to give you an idea of what yours is worth. i have sold on ebay a handful of times, sometimes it works out great and sometimes i wish i had just thrown whatever i am trying to sell in the garbage. if you can get it sold locally, you would not have to deal with shipping and listing fees and paypal, but the odds of someone near you wanting what you have are lower than the odds of someone on the world wide web wanting it.

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    They're...in the way? Even 4000 can't be taking up that much room.

    She's just trying to de-geekify you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    They're...in the way? Even 4000 can't be taking up that much room.

    She's just trying to de-geekify you.
    That Lisa Marie Presley has done it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    They're...in the way? Even 4000 can't be taking up that much room.

    She's just trying to de-geekify you.
    LOL. You think? At least my 4000 comics haven't become a major issue yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tridon View Post
    LOL. You think? At least my 4000 comics haven't become a major issue yet.
    When they do you going to be asking us how to sell them?
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    I know someone who got a few thousand cards at an estate sale for about $4.50. I'll be generous and give you $6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    They're...in the way? Even 4000 can't be taking up that much room.

    She's just trying to de-geekify you.
    Honestly, yeah. There are these cardboard card trays that hold 5000 cards. They're 12" x 14" and about 4" deep.
    Stick 'em in there with some dividers.

    Because honestly, trading cards are DEAD at the moment. Whatever you do, you're going to end up getting a pittance for them. Because you'll either sell them all as a job lot and end up with nothing, or sell a few at a time to diehard collectors who'll pick out anything that's worth anything, get less than you want, and still be left with a pile of worthless cardboard.
    If you still like 'em and space is the only issue, get a cardboard card tray and stash 'em outta the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    They're...in the way? Even 4000 can't be taking up that much room.

    She's just trying to de-geekify you.
    Those women and their domestic imperialism. Sooner or later, all of tridon's stuff will be confined to the smallest/darkest/coldest/most subterranean part of their home. A dry basement if you're lucky. Otherwise, the unheated garage or toolshed or attic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Those women and their domestic imperialism. Sooner or later, all of tridon's stuff will be confined to the smallest/darkest/coldest/most subterranean part of their home. A dry basement if you're lucky. Otherwise, the unheated garage or toolshed or attic.
    He may marry a woman to let him have a room to indulge his passion .


























    Thats more Mick Foley whose wife lets him have a room all year round for Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pól Rua View Post
    Because honestly, trading cards are DEAD at the moment. Whatever you do, you're going to end up getting a pittance for them.

    Really? Why do you say that they're dead? Would you say that they're dead at the moment irrespective of genre or are you just talking about comics related trading cards? I'm not disagreeing with you by the way, just interested in why you say that?

    Mind you, if they are "dead" at the moment, hopefully that'll translate to the market place and I'll be able to pick up some dirt cheap bargains. Personally, I love me some trading card action...and the old school gum cards too (non-sports ones though).

    I have to say that I did grab myself a bit of a bargain on eBay this last week when I got an almost complete set of the old 1978 Battlestar Galactica gum cards for a pittance. This lot that I won contained 130 of the whole 132 card set.



    Quote Originally Posted by Pól Rua View Post
    Because you'll either sell them all as a job lot and end up with nothing, or sell a few at a time to diehard collectors who'll pick out anything that's worth anything, get less than you want, and still be left with a pile of worthless cardboard.

    Ha ha...this could be true. I've actually sent you a PM tridon enquiring about some particular sets that I'm after.
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