eBay Sports Trading Card Top Sellers February 2016

February is a short month, but an extra day was squeezed in this year being a leap year. The same group of top-sellers dominated the landscape again this month, with PWCC_Auctions taking the top spot by a large margin on sales. However, it was top ebay seller gregmorriscards that really stands out selling an impressive 21,294 items in the month.

Top Sellers February 2016

It was a big month for PWCC_Auctions as they out paced probstein123 considerably this month. While those two really paced the industry in terms of total sales, ebay seller gregmorriscards really set the pace with volume, doing almost double the amount of successful listings as anyone else in the category.

Top Sellers February 2016

When I see a seller like gregmorriscards sell 21,294 items in one month … you have to figure the guy has some really nice cards for sale, but he must also be driving lots of traffic to his auctions. One way of doing that is by using keywords ebay users will type in the search box – and you need to price your items right otherwise you’ll never sell 21,000+ items in one month.

Here is ebay seller: gregmorriscards keyword & pricing strategy for February.

gregmorriscards stats

So we’ll notice that this seller used the word “set” and “break” more than they used the word Topps! That’s because gregmorriscards lists mainly vintage cards with a title looking something like this:

1970 Topps Set Break #321 Lou Piniella EX-EXMINT p24736

So while I doubt all of his listings are true “set break” cards …. his use of that term clearly help draw attention to his auctions. Also not that the vast majority of cards he sells are priced under $3.99 – and that’s kind of the sweet spot price for single card sellers online. The other thing I noticed about his listings is he exclusively sold 10-day auction duration … so maybe the extra time is worth paying for as a seller.

There was a large spike in listings towards the end of the month on ebay in February 2016. Average end price was in a rage of about $20 – $40 the entire month.

ebay data feb

Top 5 Selling Cards

1955 Topps Roberto Clemente PSA 8 $45,100
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth PSA 7 $44,988
1952 Topps Willie Mays PSA 8 $39,600
1954 Topps Hank Aaron PSA 8 $36,102
1961 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain PSA 9 $35,100

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