We’re going to be using Mavin.io to look up baseball card values. It shows you what the card sold for. It can also show you what it’s currently selling for… but the true value is what someone paid for it. Grab your card and enter these details:
- Enter the year. Look at the back for the copyright date, or the last year of stats.
- Enter the brand. For example: Topps, Upper Deck, Bowman, etc.
- Enter the player’s name.
- Enter the card number. Found on the back of the card.
Looking up a Baseball Card’s Value
The search results will show cards that have recently sold (hopefully just like yours). The “worth” is the average of the results on the page, including shipping. I like using the “sold” results to get a true estimate of the baseball card’s value… but you can also check out the “selling” link to see what people are listing the card for.
If you didn’t get an accurate price estimate, try refining your search by entering more card details, or pick a few comparable items by using the checkboxes to pick your “comps”. This gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your baseball card’s value.
What to do Next
Once you’ve gone through and searched for the value of your baseball cards using our price guide, you have several different options:
If they’re valuable: You can either hold onto the cards, perhaps get them graded if not already, and see if they appreciate in value over time. Alternatively, you sell it to a local card shop without getting ripped off since you know it’s worth. Lastly, you can sell it yourself on eBay to get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.
If not: A card doesn’t have to be worth money to be considered valuable. Card collecting has been a beloved hobby that has been passed through generations. Each card has sentimental value to someone: where they found it, how they traded for it, who gave it to them. If your cards aren’t worth money, they could be worth some memories to a relative or a stranger. Put them on Craigslist, take them to a card shop, donate them, or hold onto them to give to the next generation.