eBay Sports Trading Card Top Sellers March 2016

March proves to be one of the quieter times of year for sports enthusiasts, in part because the MLB and NFL are not in season. However, that doesn’t mean sellers are churning out the big bucks for trading cards. In the NBA segment – Stephen Curry cards continue to be red-hot and as we all know – baseball season is finally here!

Baseball Cards

RankSellerSalesItems Sold
1pwcc_auctions$1,693,441.886,735
2probstein123$960,794.0310,914
3investinbaseball$220,165.0917,829
4gregmorriscards$151,959.9823,591
54_sharp_corners$138,472.025,398
6carterscards2006$112,375.25436
7triplesssinc$89,357.89224
8tripleplayvintagestore$80,525.464,159
9battersbox$71,670.129,407
10cooperstownsportscards$67,776.611,119

Top Selling Cards

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 7 $161,000
1959 Topps Willie Mays PSA 10 $75,375
1916 Sporting News Babe Ruth SGC 20 $60,000
1951 Bowman Willie Mays PSA 8 $51,875
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle SGC 4.5 $49,500
1933 Goudey Babe Ruth SGC 86 $35,000
1953 Topps Willie Mays PSA 8 $28,100
1954 Topps Hank Aaron PSA 8 $26,100
1968 Topps Nolan Ryan PSA 9 $25,638
1933 Zeenut Joe DiMaggio PSA 2 $25,509
1902 Sporting Life Honus Wagner PSA 2.5 $22,950
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 4 $22,602
1955 Bowman Mickey Mantle PSA 9 $20,500
1968 Topps Nolan Ryan SCG 96 $19,995
1952 Topps Yogi Berra PSA 8.5 $18,277
1915 Cracker Jack Shoeless Joe Jackson SGC 60 $15,705
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA Authentic $15,600
1962 Topps Mickey Mangle/Willie Mays PSA 9 $15,100
1939 Play Ball Ted Williams PSA/DNA 4 $15,000
2009 Bowman Chrome Mike Trout Orange REF /25 BGS 9.5 $14,545

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Football Cards

RankSellerSalesItems Sold
1probstein123$385,310.975,021
2pwcc_auctions$274,425.761,148
3majorlp09$80,384.142,711
4702_breakers$73,615.522,426
5steelcitycollectibles1$57,430.08526
6bigwrangs$49,573.561,650
7pwwcards_breaks$47,132.381,024
8bigboydsportscards3$46,553.472,762
94_sharp_corners$39,199.481,752
10hawkscardcollect$34,269.212,331

Top Selling Cards

1965 Topps Joe Namath PSA 8 $37,250
2000 Playoff Contenders Tom Brady PSA 10 $17,500
1986 Topps Steve Young PSA 10 $16,400
1981 Topps Joe Montana PSA 10 $14,999
1972 Topps Roger Staubach PSA 9 $14,050
1981 Topps Joe Montana PSA 10 $14,000
1976 Topps Walter Payton PSA 10 $13,601
1976 Topps Walter Payton PSA 10 $12,500
1984 Topps USFL Steve Young PSA 10 $12,100
1981 Topps Joe Montana PSA 10 $11,017
1986 Topps Jerry Rice PSA 10 $10,200
2015 National Treasures Marcus Mariota 1/1 Shield/Auto $9,999
2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady PSA 10 $7,633
1957 Topps Bart Starr PSA 8 $7,599
2000 SP Authentic Tom Brady $7,200
1984 Topps John Elway PSA 10 $6,190
1966 Philadelphia Gale Sayers PSA 9 $6,099
1984 Topps John Elway BGS 10 $5,878
1960 Topps Feltback Joe Paterno PSA 8 $5,352
1957 Topps Paul Hornung PSA 8 $4,707

Basketball Cards

RankSellerSalesItems Sold
1pwcc_auctions$524,660.351,179
2probstein123$402,651.812,951
3home-run$57,073.43154
4investinbaseball$56,138.77556
5ensca$51,535.25767
6warriors-n-niners$46,320.7420
7bigwrangs$43,710.901,345
8bigboydsportscards3$42,988.881,013
9mini-sea$41,250.3994
10cardgems$40,715.1891

Top Selling Cards

1996-97 Topps Chrome Refractor Kobe Bryant BGS 10 $58,100
2009-10 Crown Royale Stephen Curry BGS 10 $31,000
2009-10 National Treasures Stephen Curry BGS 9 $30,099
2012-13 National Treasures Stephen Curry 1/1 Logoman $29,999
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA 10 $25,300
1985-86 Star Michael Jordan BGS 10 $25,000
2009-10 Upper Deck Stephen Curry Auto /30 $24,500
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA 10 $22,400
2009-10 National Treasures Logoman Stephen Curry 3/5 $19,999
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA 10 $18,851
1961 Fleer Jerry West PSA 9 $16,000
2002-03 Topps Finest LeBron James BGS 10 $15,000
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan BGS 9.5 $15,000
1980-81 Topps Bird/Erving/Magic BGS 9.5 $14,999
2009-10 National Treasures Stephen Curry /99 $14,600
1961 Fleer Sam Jones PSA 10 $13,800
1986-87 Fleer Johnny Moore PSA 10 $13,556
2009-10 National Treasures Stephen Curry /25 BGS 8 $12,689
1984-85 Star Michael Jordan BGS 8.5 $10,750
2009-10 Upper Deck Stephen Curry Auto /225 PSA 10 $10,699

And finally, here’s a bit of data you might find interesting as an eBay seller (or maybe even as a buyer too). Notice that you have these spikes in Total Bids (top chart) usually on Sunday-Monday … which is typically when the top eBay sellers are ending auctions. However, what I noticed is that the total bids doesn’t necessarily mean the average ending price ticks up too. What I think drives the average end price up is big-time $10k auctions like the ones I post above … however I also think Paydays, typically 1st of the month, Friday’s, and the end of the month. That trend seems to make sense, as people get paid they tend to splurge a bit on items like baseball cards.

ebay bid data march 2016

I think if you’re a seller, ending key items on Sunday/Monday – that also correspond with the 1st/end of the month could be a winning strategy. Also – running sales on those days could be viewed a few different ways. Running a sale on a day where people spend more money might be effective if you’re a larger inventory seller and you think people will fill up their carts with your items. Or, I actually could see raising prices on paydays because people are willing to pay more.

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