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How To Sell Sports Cards Online – A Sports Fan Dream

I'm going to put it out there, there is a NEW way to not only sell your sports card online, but others PROVEN cards, and it's not what you're thinking.

You've come to the right place to learn the best way to sell your sports cards online, and without a doubt you're going to love what I have to show you!

OH BOY, I can't tell you how excited and lit up my face would get when I would open up a freshly scented grouped together pack of my favorite soccer stars and I couldn't wait to spend the next few days if not weeks giving them my full attention.

I'm sure you've had that feeling, but whether you have or haven't that's not as important as what you're about to do...

Hit a home run, score a touchdown, score a goal, make a slam dunk, win a set, but not like you might think.

You're going to win the championship when you learn the most effective way to sell your sports cards online. In the next few sections, I'd like to reveal to you not only the best way but the 3 best ways you can go about it, and the #1 recommendation I've found works 99.99% of the time.

So Let's get started.

 3 Best Ways To Sell Your Sports Card

I know you're in the market to sell your sports card, but does your audience?

You see what I just asked there? I didn't say whether or not you can make a profit because C'mon I'm living proof that If I can sell just about anything online, you can get paid for even the lowest end.

Noting is more of a FLOP then finding out that you're marketing your cards with the:

  • wrong message
  • wrong place
  • wrong people

It doesn't matter if you're on the biggest marketplace in the world like Ebay or Amazon, if you can't get your product in front of the right audience, then you might make a sale, but it'll take you forever!

So that's why I decided to put together a step-by-step guide so you don't fall to your bone, and end up plucking your hair out.

STEP 1:Identify Your Sports Cards Collection

Any great seller(and marketer, hint hint: this guy) will know that they MUST first identify their product they are trying to sell.

Here's how you can go about that:

  1. Check for the Manufacturer
  2. Check the stats
  3. Check The Copyright date
  4. Check the edition
  5. Know your team/player

STEP 2: Know Your Price

The last two up above(4 &5) are very common but ones that people miss the most, and it's because they feel that every other sports card doesn't matter, and so they focus so much attention on just selling the ones that have a higher "perceived value".

If you sell your most famous or pricey card(s), you should also think about bundling it in with the lower priced ones, and here is why:

Potential for big bucks! That's right, when you know that your most prized collection can ring you in a big score, you can then add others in as a bonus.

The best way to know what to price your cards is by doing research

STEP 3: Use Google

You've got a friend...In Google, and me 🙂

If you're trying to figure out the manufacture, stats, copyright and price, go over to google and type in the name of your sports card and hit enter. As for example:

At the top of my "Messi sports card" search I get shopping results as well as organic search engine listings. What you should do is click on each and every shopping listing and compare prices, and see which card matches the one you have.

I'm going to select eBay, and I'll tell you why I did that in just a moment.

There you see the listed price, and if you scroll down further you will see the description plus copyright information, possible manufacturer and information.

I use google just about every day, but not passively...But to find what problems people are having online, and I present them with a solution through my Keyword Research efforts you can see here.

Why Did I Choose eBay?

No coincidence, It's only the BIGGEST place on the internet to sell your sports card. This is the option that immediately everyone thinks about, and while that's great, there's something you have to know.

If you're beginner you should stay clear, but if you've had some experience under your belt selling sports cards than by all means have a stab at it.

According to Just Collect there are 7 Legit Reasons why you shouldn't pick eBay as the first place to sell.

The real reason I choose eBay if you're catching is it to show you that if you're a beginner, to SWERVE!

In short, you can never tell what the actual price of a card is, and what you should sell it at because there are so many people already in the auction who demand higher prices and have an Audience to sell to 24/7.

Remember how I said focus on your audience in part 1? Well this is part 2, Build an audience before selling on higher authority websites like eBay.

STEP 4: Evaluate the condition of your cards

Are your cards bent? Ripped? water damaged? These are questions that you need to ask yourself over and over again because if you can't find a problem with them, guess who will?

Your Buyer! Any flaw in your card will affect the overall value. Have you ever looked at some of your cards and wondered how they have lost their color and are just fading away?

Some of the vintage and most prized conditioned cards were made through a time when manufacturing had older printing processes and rusty equipment therefore you would frequently get:

  • card defects
  • printing issues
  • centering issues
  • and miss-cuts

Unfortunately these are conditions out of your control and you can do nothing about the value of it.

STEP 5: Store your cards in a safe place.

After you've identified your cards information, done a bit of researching around for places where people post there sports cards online, and know the quality of your cards, it's time to place them in their right place.

For the most important ones, place them in a plastic sleeve, top loader, or in plastic sheets inside binders or albums...Kind of reminds me of how I use to store my sports and Pokemon cards.

This will ensure that you don't get anymore addition wear and tear on your sports cards, and it will preserve the value of your cards for days, weeks, months, and many years to come.

STEP 6: Learn The Grading System

You've come this far, it would be a shame if you missed in my mind the most important step, which is grading.

This is when third parts experts or a professional sports authenticator(PSA) will determine the proper value for vintage and memorable cards.

PSA uses a 10 point scale to look over every piece. A score of 10 being the highest.

STEP 7: Get Back To More Research!

By this point, you know what and where to look, and if you thought about calling it a day, then you should think about this...

The Internet is MASSIVE!



Here are the other places aside from eBay that you can consider selling on:

  1. Craigslist. After eBay, many people will think about getting on Craigslist but this is not an ideal solution either. Craigslist will only limit you to buyers in your area, and there is a HUGE chance of getting ripped off. You could have given your card(s) away for a much higher price somewhere else.
  2. Selling to a dealer. You used to be able to find a dealer to sell to in the 90's and early 2.000's anywhere in America but since then there have been a decrease of buyers out there. It'll be tough to find someone without getting on a phone call or traveling to them.
  3. Affiliate Marketing. This is my favorite and best way to sell your sports cards online. Chances are you've never even heard of it, in short - I'ts where you partner up with a retailer like eBay and you would promote their products to someone who's looking for it. For example:

Let's say I didn't physically own sports cards, what I would do is find a retailer who sells sports cards, find a group of people interested in sports cards, and you would then drive people to your offer, they'd click on a link to eBay, and when they make a purchase you make a commission.

 The 3 Step Plan To Not Having Your Own   Cards

STEP 1: Build Your Website. You will need a place where your visitors can come and see the sports card you have to offer them. After 3+ years I've found no better place to build out your website for free and easily then my #1 Recommendation

In fact, you can actual get started with your free domain on this same page you are on! check it out:

In just a matter of seconds, you can not only have your very own domain, but website and free admission to the best training platform for selling your sports cards and other peoples sports cards online.

STEP 2: Getting Traffic To Your Sports Cards.

After you build out your easy to make Website with my #1 Recommendation, you're going to have to bring people into your ecosystem. You can have the most beautiful looking website in the world but without people you do not stand a chance at converting.

Here's how it looks like:

Website > Traffic(People) > Products > Conversions

Luckily, you've come to the right place to ensure you will succeed with all of these. Great but should you just throw your products on your website?

No, and here's what to do...

You'll be making your money by reviewing the sports cards, and adding affiliate links inside of your posts.

STEP 3: Keep Posting Out Great Content.

People will continue to Organically arrive to your website with the more content you put out, and soon enough you'll see a flock of people who really want what you have to offer.

STEP 2: Getting Traffic To Your Sports Cards.

After you build out your easy to make Website with my #1 Recommendation, you're going to have to bring people into your ecosystem. You can have the most beautiful looking website in the world but without people you do not stand a chance at converting.

Here's how it looks like:

Website > Traffic(People) > Products > Conversions

Luckily, you've come to the right place to ensure you will succeed with all of these. Great but should you just throw your products on your website?

No, and here's what to do...

You'll be making your money by reviewing the sports cards, and adding affiliate links inside of your posts.

STEP 3: Keep Posting Out Great Content.

People will continue to Organically arrive to your website with the more content you put out, and soon enough you'll see a flock of people who really want what you have to offer.

 Recap + My Final Thoughts

Selling sports cards online can be tricky to start because there are so many place like eBay, Amazon, and Craigslist to turn to, but it's important that you don't fall into the trap as a beginner selling on the wrong platforms.

At the end of the day, you should know what your cards are worth, and that there are better alternatives to get the most out of your money like getting in touch with a Professional Sports Authenticator if you have your own physical cards, and if you don't, turning to Amazon and Affiliate Marketing is the way to go!

Michael Granados
 

Hi my name is Michael Granados, and I am an online home business owner with years of experience learning and moderating the online world in the digital marketing and affiliate marketing space. I went from struggling to earn a legitimate passive income online to achieving it full-time. I'll help you generate more leads, make more sales, & build your own personal brand. If you want quicker results, check out my latest FREE training HERE

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