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Selling to Turf and Dirt

This day in age everyone is looking to capitalize on their sports card collections. Whether you are looking for a little extra cash to pay a bill or some extra fun money Turf & Dirt is always willing to look at what you have to offer.  Contrary to popular belief, not every baseball card is valuable to your local LCS (Local Card Shop). Below are some tips to help you maximize the value and desirability of your collections to sell to Turf & Dirt.

  • Cards need to be in resell-able condition. We are a shop and will only buy something if it can be resold. If you bring your cards wrapped in rubber bands, in a plastic bag, or loose in a suitcase Turf & Dirt will automatically not buy your cards.
  • If you are looking to maximize what you can get out of your cards a LCS (Local Card Shop) is the wrong place to bring them. A shop needs to be able to resell and make a profit. Selling an item for current market value insures no profit for the LCS and therefore reduces the chance the LCS will buy the card. If you want current market value sell it yourself through a third party site like Facebook Marketplace or eBay.
  • If your cards are from the late 1980's through the mid 1990's most likely your LCS will not be interested. This was during the mass-produced era (junk wax era), aside from a very few exceptions there are almost no value from that era.
  • With the rise of the popularity of sports cards, local LCS's including Turf & Dirt, are looking closely at what comes through the door to sell. If you cannot produce a picture ID and are not willing to fill out a form, more and more Local Card Shops (including Turf & Dirt) will not buy items due to the possibility of theft. As cards become more and more valuable, more and more people will try and acquire sports cards and memorabilia through theft or other illegal means. Local Card Shops want to make sure they are covered if stolen items come through the door. A simple No Picture ID No Sale policy is becoming more and more popular.