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Old 04-08-2017, 08:32 AM
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So I have accumulated approx 3000 commons from 54-72 majority being 60's. Some hi numbers etc. some minors. Anyways as a dealer there's probably 4-5k resale in it individually if you did shows. If I were to go to a show would a dealer be willing to trade do you think? If I wanted 3k in trade for one card would a dealer be inclined to do it if there was more than 3k retail in my commons in order to bulk up their inventory and turn a profit? Thought are appreciated and welcomed.
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Generally as a dealer there needs to be more margin than what you are talking about. Maybe $4k-5k in commons might net you around half that in trade. Just my thought on where I might be. Of course the cards still have to be decent and so forth...
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I doubt that a dealer would offer you $1000 in trade. There would be a lot of work involved in selling the commons that you have. It would probably take the dealer years to recoup his investment. 3000 commons will take up a lot more space on his table than the single cards that you would take in trade.
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I agree with Leon on this. With a dealer you would be very lucky to get 50%. I have made a few trades like this and the person with 1 card always gets a premium compared to the guy with a stack of cards. When trading with a dealer you have to consider all the extra time it will take them to unload the lot compared to the single card.

As an example I traded a rare Joe Dimaggio for almost a complete run of Willie Mays cards and received about a 20% premuim for the single card.
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Generally as a dealer there needs to be more margin than what you are talking about. Maybe $4k-5k in commons might net you around half that in trade. Just my thought on where I might be. Of course the cards still have to be decent and so forth...
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I agree with Leon on this. With a dealer you would be very lucky to get 50%. I have made a few trades like this and the person with 1 card always gets a premium compared to the guy with a stack of cards. When trading with a dealer you have to consider all the extra time it will take them to unload the lot compared to the single card.

As an example I traded a rare Joe Dimaggio for almost a complete run of Willie Mays cards and received about a 20% premuim for the single card.

Guys,

Recount... I have about 8300 commons haha. Majority late 60's early 70's.

All in pages and binders.

over 1000 1969 cards in great shape
over 600 1960 topps cards
over 600 1966 topps cards
and a mix of 300-600 of each other year

So about 300 61's 300 62's etc.

I'd want 4K-5K in trade. You think that is unreasonable? Figure theres gotta be at least 12K resale when broken up.

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Guys,

Recount... I have about 8300 commons haha. Majority late 60's early 70's.

All in pages and binders.

over 1000 1969 cards in great shape
over 600 1960 topps cards
over 600 1966 topps cards
and a mix of 300-600 of each other year

So about 300 61's 300 62's etc.

I'd want 4K-5K in trade. You think that is unreasonable? Figure theres gotta be at least 12K resale when broken up.
Unless they are in real NrMt condition I would say you would be lucky to get 10% in trade. That many low end commons could take years to unload.
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I agree with the 10% ratio.
And to be honest, even at that rate I think most dealers would decline.
The space needed, time and work involved, and once the best of the best was gone... there would be a lot of valueless "residue" left over that would never sell.
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Oh it would all sell. Everything sells for a price. .....it's just that the price could be cards for literally a few cents (or less) each.

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I agree with the 10% ratio.
And to be honest, even at that rate I think most dealers would decline.
The space needed, time and work involved, and once the best of the best was gone... there would be a lot of valueless "residue" left over that would never sell.
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Oh it would all sell. Everything sells for a price. .....it's just that the price could be cards for literally a few cents (or less) each.
Uhh I don't know Leon.... Low grade 1970s commons? I think you might have trouble giving those away.
And even if they did sell, how long would it take to reap in those pennies per card?
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Uhh I don't know Leon.... Low grade 1970s commons? I think you might have trouble giving those away.
And even if they did sell, how long would it take to reap in those pennies per card?
I only buy cards to 1969 so you are probably right. I understand some later years go for 10 for a penny and less. I never said I would do this, btw.
I have 6000 or more decent commons, hof'ers and stars from the 50s-60s I have been selling at shows for the last year. I am not buying many more of those right now and I have reverted to going back to more pre-war buying and selling .
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