Basketball Cards Pricing Guide is Easy Choice

Collectors want accurate pricing data and the best basketball card pricing guide is simply to search eBay for completed sales. These numbers are not what sellers are putting on their price tags, or prices that are a few weeks or a month old in a printed price guide but rather these are the actual numbers that collectors are buying the cards at right now.

The most current pricing data is important for when prices change quickly. A championship, trade, improvement in play or an award can get collectors interested in a current NBA player's cards. An injury, trade, benching or off the court controversy could send a player's prices down in a hurry.

Retired players can also have cards that change in value.  Auction results often dictate future prices and all it takes for prices to soar are two bidders who are after the same card, whether for their registered sets or simply a collection.  A new collector looking for MINT 10 cards could send prices up, by creating bidding wars, while a store or collector breaking up several sets could mean a bigger supply and some possible bargain prices.

The completed search can be sorted in several ways, like highest price first, but a more useful option to detect a trend in pricing is to sort by the "End Date: recent first". When using the completed search, also see how many results are in red compared to green. The red prices are cards that did not sell. If the page is full of green completed prices it can indicate a popular player. A card that collectors want is the Kyrie Irving 2012-13 NBA Hoops Kobe's All-Rookie insert. Not long after issue, the card listings were not only all green, they had maintained a consistent value for several months.

When searching for rare cards of lesser-known players, the eBay completed sales can indicate when it is time to buy or sell. There are few collectors looking for an Arnie Risen card from 1948 Bowman, and completed sales results can indicate when these collectors have found their cards. This could mean prices decrease, with little demand for the supply available. Typically, eBay completed sales show that there are buyers for his cards when they do appear.

What collectors will get from studying the eBay completed sales is an accurate idea of the market—a sort of living basketball cards pricing guide. Sellers will have an idea of what prices they could get for their cards while buyers might look at the completed sales and stay under that price with their bids to try to get a bargain.

1986 FLEER, Dominique Wilkins, #121, PSA 8, NM-MT, Hawks
1986 FLEER, Dominique Wilkins, #121, PSA 8, NM-MT, Hawks $46.00 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 15m
1986 FLEER, Isiah Thomas, #109, PSA 8, NM-MT, Pistons
1986 FLEER, Isiah Thomas, #109, PSA 8, NM-MT, Pistons $20.52 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 16m
1986 FLEER, Joe Dumars, #27, PSA 9, Mint, Pistons
1986 FLEER, Joe Dumars, #27, PSA 9, Mint, Pistons $16.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 11m
1986 FLEER, Chris Mullin, #77, PSA 8, NM-MT, Warriors
1986 FLEER, Chris Mullin, #77, PSA 8, NM-MT, Warriors $26.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
1969 ELVIN HAYES, #75, PSA 7, NM, SAN DIEGO ROCKETS
1969 ELVIN HAYES, #75, PSA 7, NM, SAN DIEGO ROCKETS $40.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 25m
1986 FLEER Sticker, Patrick Ewing, #6, PSA 9, Mint, Knicks
1986 FLEER Sticker, Patrick Ewing, #6, PSA 9, Mint, Knicks $17.10 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 14m
1986 FLEER Sticker, Akeem Olajuwon, #9, PSA 8.5, NM-MT+, Rockets
1986 FLEER Sticker, Akeem Olajuwon, #9, PSA 8.5, NM-MT+, Rockets $10.99 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 13m
1986 Fleer Magic Johnson #53 Basketball Card PSA 7 Nr-Mt
1986 Fleer Magic Johnson #53 Basketball Card PSA 7 Nr-Mt $3.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 11m
1986 Fleer #7 Charles Barkley RC - BGS 9 - MINT
1986 Fleer #7 Charles Barkley RC - BGS 9 - MINT $45.00 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 1m
ANTHONY DAVIS rc #29 2012 panini BRILLIANCE spellbound PSA 10 HORNETS
ANTHONY DAVIS  rc #29 2012 panini BRILLIANCE spellbound  PSA 10   HORNETS  $8.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 40m
1970-71 Topps #123 Pete Maravich Rookie SGC 6.5 EX-MT+ *High End* Atlanta Hawks
1970-71 Topps #123 Pete Maravich Rookie SGC 6.5 EX-MT+ *High End* Atlanta Hawks $108.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 5d 18m
1986 Fleer #108 Reggie Theus PSA 9 Mint & Centered
1986 Fleer  #108 Reggie Theus PSA 9 Mint & Centered $6.16 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 2h 6m
1955 All American Sports Club ROD HUNDLEY basketball rookie RC PSA 6
1955 All American Sports Club ROD HUNDLEY basketball rookie RC PSA 6 $299.00
Time Remaining: 6d 16h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
1986-87 FLEER CHECKLIST #132 BGS 9!! BVG
1986-87 FLEER CHECKLIST #132 BGS 9!! BVG $180.00
Time Remaining: 28d 13h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $180.00
MICHAEL JORDAN 2012 EXQUISITE AUTO ON CARD #D 13/75 BGS 9.5 4X9.5 TRUE GEM MINT
MICHAEL JORDAN 2012 EXQUISITE AUTO ON CARD #D 13/75 BGS 9.5 4X9.5 TRUE GEM MINT $890.00
Time Remaining: 9d 22h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $890.00
1985 Star Clyde Drexler Slam Dunk 5X7 #2 BGS 7.5. Near Mint+
1985 Star Clyde Drexler Slam Dunk 5X7 #2 BGS 7.5.  Near Mint+ $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 5d 1h 39m
PSA 8 1961 KAHN'S WIENERS OSCAR ROBERTSON 1/2
PSA 8 1961 KAHN'S WIENERS OSCAR ROBERTSON 1/2 $222.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 2h 36m
PSA 9 1986 Fleer Karl Malone Rookie Card #68 Mint Utah Jazz
PSA 9 1986 Fleer Karl Malone Rookie Card #68  Mint Utah Jazz $140.00
Time Remaining: 27d 19h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $140.00
BGS 6 EX-MT 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie 9.5 centering, 9 edges
BGS 6 EX-MT 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Rookie  9.5 centering, 9 edges $1,199.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $1,199.00
1986 Fleer Stickers #6 Patrick Ewing - BGS 6 EX-MT
1986 Fleer Stickers #6 Patrick Ewing - BGS 6 EX-MT $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 53m

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