Free Price Guide for Basketball Card Values

Use MAVIN to look up your basketball card values. Enter a description of your card into the search box and see the average price it sells for online.

You’ll need a few details:

  1. Enter the year. Look at the back for the copyright date, or the last year of stats.
  2. Enter the brand. For example: Topps, Upper Deck, Fleer, Hoops, etc.
  3. Enter the player’s name.
  4. Enter the card number. Found on the back of the card.


Looking up a Basketball Card’s Value

The search results will show basketball card prices, based on recently sold cards… hopefully just like yours. The “worth” that initially shows is the average price (including shipping) of the results showing on the page.

Use the Checkboxes

If you get a lot of results that don’t match your basketball card, try adding more details to your search. You can also use the checkboxes to get an average price. Pick a few comparable items (“comps”). This gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your basketball card is worth.
Screenshot showing checkboxes to get value of 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card

Graded Cards

To look up graded basketball cards, enter the grading company and grade, for example PSA 9 or BGS 9.
Screenshot of Mavin search results for graded basketball card 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card

What to do Next

Once you’ve gone through and searched for the value of your basketball 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, but keep in mind dealers pay wholesale prices… they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources… so don’t expect to get eBay prices for your basketball cards when you sell to a dealer. If you have the time and patience, you can sell it yourself on eBay and get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

If not: Basketball cards don’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.

Free Price Guide for Hockey Card Values

You'll need a few details:

  1. Enter the year. Look at the back for the copyright date, or the last year of stats.
  2. Enter the brand. For example: Topps, Upper Deck, O-Pee-Chee, etc.
  3. Enter the player's name.
  4. Enter the card number. Found on the back of the card.


Looking up a Hockey Card's Value

The search results will show hockey cards prices, based on recently sold cards... hopefully just like yours. The "worth" that initially shows is the average price (including shipping) of the results showing on the page.

Use the Checkboxes

If you get a lot of results that don't match your hockey card, try adding more details to your search. You can also use the checkboxes to get an average price. Pick a few comparable items ("comps"). This gives you a much more accurate estimate of what your hockey card is worth.

Screenshot of Mavin search results using checkboxes to get average value

Graded Cards

To look up graded hockey cards, enter the grading company and grade, for example PSA 9 or BGS 9. Screenshot of Mavin search results for a graded hockey card

What to do next:

Once you’ve gone through and searched for the value of your hockey 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, but keep in mind dealers pay wholesale prices... they have to make a profit after all, and selling a large collection takes a considerable amount of time and resources... so don't expect to get eBay prices for your hockey cards when you sell to a dealer. If you have the time and patience, you can sell it yourself on eBay and get a competitive price. Read our guide to selling on eBay.

If not: Hockey cards don'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.

Baseball Card Values – Free Price Guide

I’ll show you how to look up your baseball card values using Mavin. Get real market prices… see what your cards ACTUALLY sell for.

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:

  1. Enter the year. Look at the back for the copyright date, or the last year of stats.
  2. Enter the brand. For example: Topps, Upper Deck, Bowman, etc.
  3. Enter the player’s name.
  4. 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.
Screenshot showing using checkboxes to get worth of baseball card.

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.

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Every week we get dozens of comments from collectors that all look like this:

I was cleaning my mom’s attic and found several boxes of baseball cards. What are they worth?

In this blog, there’s good news and bad news. We’ll tell you why your cards might not be the moneymaker you hoped for and how to find out for sure.

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Featured Seller: Collectosaurus Hit / Hobby Crates

We’re excited to introduce a new monthly feature topic where we promote box breaks, events, or deals that we think collectors would be interested in. To kick this feature off, we’re talking about Collectosaurus and the Football Hit Crates that are currently available for pre-order by DMing them on twitter @Collectosaur (with free shipping) or live order on July 1st!

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Beginner’s Guide to Box Breaking

While card collecting is a historic and timeless hobby, “box breaking” has become a huge trend in recent years thanks to video streaming technology becoming much more accessible. In this blog, we’ll cover the basics of box breaks and why you might want to try one out.

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