#4. Grading of Card
Because of the negligible cost of production and potential high values, there are a lot of people out there selling counterfeit cards in the hopes of making some quick cash. Which is why cards that have been graded high by a reputable grading company are a lot more valuable than other cards. This is because these companies inspect, grade and seal these cards so as to assure potential buyers of their quality, condition and value.
However, just like people have started making counterfeit cards, people have also started developing grading companies that can give out high grades for a particular sum. This is why it is important to get the card graded by a well-reputed company. The most trusted and reputed grading companies out there are PSA and BGS. They are the ones who have graded most of the collectible cards out there and possessing a card, any card, that’s been graded by them, can ensure you an inconceivably high value.
#5. Player Stats
A baseball card’s value is naturally determined to a great extent by the player’s worth or his career performance. Career milestones, a hot streak or a championship ring can heavily influence value.
The popularity, especially lasting popularity that’s been sustained through several decades can tremendously help the value. An induction into the Hall of Fame can get the value to skyrocket. On the other end of the spectrum, a string of losses can get the value to drop.
So these are some of the most popular determining factors for a baseball card valuation. Of course, there are exceptions to this list like there are to most things, and there are also a lot of other factors at play, such as when the original card was minted, what is its personal history, etc, all of which contribute to determining the baseball card valuation. So do let us know down in the comments whether you have a card that you feel might be worth a lot, or whether you think there’s some other crucial aspect we neglected to mention. We’d love to hear from you.
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