Where to Sell Basketball Cards

Selling basketball cards is a matter of patience, and knowing where to market them. There are a number of places that you can actually get money for your basketball cards these days, and it is important to utilize all of them depending on what type of basketball cards you are selling. Older basketball cards will not necessarily sell in the same places that newer cards will, for example.

Begin your search for selling your basketball cards by visiting all of the local card shops in your area. These shops are a great place to learn about the values of your cards and to get a baseline offer. Generally, the offer will be low, but it will give you a rough idea of the general value of the collection.

Check for local card shows that will be coming to your area for potential sales. If you have a large collection, it may be worth it to set up a dealer table and sell at these shows. If you only have a small collection, then attend the show and see what you can get from the dealers that are set up.


Attend a local flea market and see if others are selling basketball cards. If there is an existing market, check to see what they are willing to pay for your collection. If not, then set up a table yourself and be the first to open that market.


Create a website to sell your basketball cards. This is one of the best ways to get top dollar for your cards, as you can control the prices and the individual cards you wish to sell. It takes some work, but if you have enough cards, you can do well with this method.


Sell your basketball cards on eBay, or another auction site. This is a very effective method of selling basketball cards, because a large number of buyers can be found there. Auctions are risky, however, if you do not understand how they work. Make sure that you familiarize yourself with the process before listing your cards for sale.


Check the classified ads, both online and in print. You can often find a number of people looking to buy collections. Expect to have to sell them cheaper with this method, but it can be a very easy sale.


Hold a yard sale and place your basketball cards for sale. This method should be reserved for your cheaper basketball cards, as people always want to buy cheaply at a yard sale. This is not the place to sell your Michael Jordan RC.


Things You'll Need

  • Basketball cards
  • Computer
  • Basketball card supplies
  • Card shops
  • Classifieds
  • Auction sites
  • Website
  • Flea market


  • Always present your basketball cards in protective holders or boxes. Never ship cards without protecting them properly. Always get more than one offer.


  • Expect dealers to offer the least because they must make a profit. Always learn the rules online before buying and selling on a website.

About the Author

Based in Greensboro, Rodney Southern has been writing and editing sports and nature articles for going on 10 years. His articles have appeared in "Nicean" magazine, "The Sporting News" website and countless other online venues. Southern was the 2008 Ultimate Call for Content National Award Winner. He attended Guilford Tech and was trained as an EMT in the Army.