Vintage Sports Cards are still relatively available. Collectors can still afford to complete the sets. Vintage Cards definitely have value and Dean's Cards will always purchase these cards in just about any condition. These cards are also fun because many of us collectors are old enough to have seen these guys play ball.
If you have a vintage card collection, it is definitely worth some money. The checks that we write to the sellers of these cards are often very large, partly because the Vintage Baseball Card Collections and Vintage Football Card Collections are usually much bigger when compared to the numbers of cards in Pre-War Collections.
There are no numbers published on the sales of vintage cards, but I am confident that no one sells more cards online than Dean's Cards. One reason for this is the size of our inventory. In order to maintain our superior selection, we buy hundreds of card collections a year. Sellers (who shop around) routinely tell us that we pay more for collections than other dealers.
To determine what year a vintage card was issued, simply look at the player's statistics on the back of the card. Most of the cards will have the “stats” listed out by years. Just take the most recent year on the card and add one, to determine the year that the card was issued . For example, if the card has statistics for the player for the years 1959 through 1966 — this means the card was issued in 1967.
If you are looking to sell your cards, please contact Dean