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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Back by Popular Demand: Volume Customer Discounts



By Dean Hanley
Founder and Owner, Deans Cards

Back By Popular Demand are our Volume Discounts for customer orders. You have spoken and we have listened. Stop on by our website to see how low our prices have gone. Here is a summary of how our discounts work.

The Primary Mission Statement of Dean’s Cards, or our purpose for being, is to make vintage card collecting fast, easy and fun”. Two of the many things we do to enable this is to “offer conservatively graded vintage cards at competitive prices. Another goal that we have is “to strive to stock at least one of every vintage card online, in each of the popular grades in stock”

The Dean’s Cards Surplus Inventory Discount, often referred to simply as “Inventory Discounts”, help us to achieve each of these objectives.

Inventory Discounts  

The idea of the Dean’s Cards Inventory Discounts is simple. Dean’s Cards has over a million cards online. We buy and sell thousands of vintage cards each week. The as the quantity of an “item” (a card, in a particular grade) in the Dean’s Cards Inventory increases, it triggers a higher Inventory Discount and lowers the net price of the item by 10%.


When Dean’s Cards decreases or sells out of a certain item, the Net Price of that item increases. The higher price is then reflected in our Dean’s Cards Bid Software, which allows us to bid more aggressively and replace the items with low quantities. We strive to be your “one stop shop” for vintage cards.

The Inventory Discount applies only to the cards from before 1981. It also applies to all magazines.

  
Volume Discounts on Customer Orders

As the dollar amount or volume of your order increases, so does the percentage of your volume discount. Volume Discounts begin at $50 and top out at 20% when the invoice amount (net total after Inventory Discounts are applied) reach $1000. Volume Discounts are based off the Total Net Price of the items in an Order, before tax or shipping charges.


 Getting Dean’s Best Price

With these two discounts, you can rest assured that you are getting our best prices. You also get the benefit of knowing that we do not give any other discounts, to anyone, on any product - under any circumstance. Dean’s Cards was founded in 2001 and we have never made an exception to this policy.

The reason for this policy is simple: Our customers know that they are getting our best price, so they know that they do not have to contact us to negotiate on every order. This is all part of making buying from Dean’s Cards fast,easy and fun. From our perspective, with the amount of business that we do on a daily basis, we would be overwhelmed by the number of inquiries.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-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. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.

Friday, October 25, 2013

1952 Topps Baseball Complete Sets



By: Dean Hanley
Founder and owner, Dean's Cards

 In 1952, The Topps Chewing Gum Company issued the largest baseball set of its time. The 1952 Topps set marked a turning point for the Topps Chewing Gum Company and sent the company soaring past their competition. This 1952 Topps set consisted of a whopping 407 cards, beating out the Bowman Baseball set which consisted of 252 cards in total. The 1952 Topps set contains Rookie Cards for some of baseball's greatest players including: Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, and Ed Mathews.

These sets are built to order, and will be constructed to the collector’s precise specifications. We can build most of these sets from inventory, but we may be required to go out and purchase a few cards. The Conditions that we have currently available to custom build are; Excellent/Mint, Excellent and Very Good.


That said, the time to build, the condition, and the price may vary. For more information, please contact us. Our Set Manager Elana, will be happy to help you.

For a better look at this beautiful set, please click here. DeansCards.com has 1.5 million cards online, and nobody builds or sells more Bowman, Topps, and complete sets than DeansCards.com.

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-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. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

1975 Topps Mini Complete Set



By: Dean Hanley
Founder and owner, Dean's Cards

This baseball card set is a miniature replica of the regular 1975 set that includes 660 small size cards, which measure 2 ¼" by 3 1/8". The subsets for the 1975 Topps Mini baseball cards are the milestone cards (1-7), MVPs (189-212), league leaders (306-313), playoff highlights (459-460), and World Series highlights (461-466).

The key rookie cards from this set include #223 Robin Yount, #228 George Brett, #616 Jim Rice, and #623 Keith Hernandez.

We have recently built a high grade 1975 Topps Mini Complete Set. It is the highest grade that is currently available. The set grades a Near Mint Plus. (7.5).To take a look at the set please click here. If you are interested in a custom set please go to our Contact Us page. From there, please select that you are interested in a custom set.

This set was only introduced as one complete series. It includes 48 Hall of Famers with no variations. The 1975 Topps Mini Set is one of the most unique sets that Topps ever put out. The design of the cards is what makes this set, as well as the regular set pop out. When aligned in a set box, it looks like a prism of colors. It features two color borders that surround the player. The team name at the top has a 3d effect with its bold lettering. The featured baseball tells you the player's position at the time. The player's facsimile signature is written across the front.

The backs feature the stats of the player as well a comic that has a trivia question. The color scale consist of a red and green solid over a grey.

This is the most pristine 1975 Topps Mini set that we've seen in years. Most of the cards appear to be pack fresh, and none of the cards in this set grade less than Excellent/Mint. Most of the cards in this set grade in the Near Mint to Near Mint/Mint range, and the star cards are a good representation of how the cards in this set appear. To view the star cards please click here.

Dean Hanley, founder and owner of DeansCards.com, is considered one of the foremost experts on the subject of vintage baseball cards, other sports and non-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. Both are available in eBook and paperback form.