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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Build a Custom Vintage Baseball Card Set: Dean's Cards

Let Us Build a Vintage Baseball Card Set Just for You!

by Dean Hanley,
Founder and Owner of Dean's Cards

Dean’s Cards has hundreds of vintage sets available online, but some of our customers ask us to meet some exact specifications for their sets. That’s when we reach into our vintage cards inventory of more than 1.5 million cards and custom build a set for you.

As an example, a new customer recently came to us and asked us to custom build sets for more than 20 consecutive years in a specific condition for each year. Our grading team quickly went to work and met the customer’s needs.
Some vintage baseball card sets recently built at DeansCards.com.
Due to the value of the cards, most Pre-War baseball card sets and 1952 Topps sets are custom built. Often, when collectors spend this amount of money, they are very particular on what they want.

Our staff of card grading experts reviews the cards personally to make sure you receive a set with the consistent grade you requested. And we grade our cards conservatively, on par with PSA standards – but we even go one step further. We take into account a card's "eye appeal” when we assemble a set.

Card collectors who are accustomed to purchasing ungraded sets from other vendors, are usually amazed at our tough grading standards – and the consistency of the condition of the cards in the sets we build for them. Other grading companies do not always take "eye appeal" into account when grading cards. Even if a card meets all of PSA's technical requirements for a particular grade, we also require that it have an overall look that represents that grade.

Our goal for your Dean's Cards custom set purchase is the exact same goal as we have when we buy cards -- we want you to be completely satisfied with the set you receive and never have to be hassled with returning unwanted cards for replacements. Our entire staff will do everything that we possibly can to exceed your expectations on the first try. No mistakes and no excuses. Your time is too valuable and your business is greatly appreciated. In short, we build your card set as if we were building it for our own collection.
1957 Toppses baseball card set at Deanscards.com
If you are looking for a card set that is not listed online, please contact us and let us know how we can build a set for you.

Please note that many expensive, custom-built sets require a deposit and/or milestone payments. Depending on their complexity, the set construction projects can take weeks, months, or sometimes even years.

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage sports cards and has a regular column in the Sports Collectors Digest and publishes articles on his blog. Dean has also written two books on vintage sports cards: The Bubble Gum Card War: The Great Bowman & Topps Sets from 1948 to 1955 and Before There Was Bubble Gum: Our Favorite Pre-World War I Baseball Cards.

Click here if you have vintage baseball cards to sell -- 1869-1969.