Bid Now: 850 Lots in Small Traditions Auction #22 – Ends June 28th

Last Week to Consign to Small Traditions June 2014 AuctionSmall Traditions invite you to explore our Monthly Masterpieces Plus #22 Auction, which contains 850 lots, consisting primarily of single graded cards. Please register now, if you haven’t already and enjoy the auction! HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Extraordinarily scarce 1952 Globe Printing San Diego Padres PCL singles
  • Hundreds of PSA-graded vintage stars with dozens of Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan & so many more
  • Hundreds of PSA-graded 1952 Topps cards in mid to upper-mid grades
  • The second installment of one of the hobby’s most admired Derek Jeter collections
  • Significant selections of other modern stars including many Frank Thomas, Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig & so many others
  • Hundreds of certified autographs from all sports
  • A fine selection of football, basketball, and hockey cards, loaded with rookies
  • Nearly 700 PSA-Graded cards with 283 PSA 10 Gem Mints including 44 PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 1s
  • Our ever popular Monthly Masterpieces Plus Auction Giveaway Promotion
  • Consign to Small Traditions for a 0% Sellers Fee

We invite you to consider consigning your PSA, BGS & SGC graded cards and certified autographs for 0% to any of our forthcoming summer auctions:

Exclusive 100-Lot August Premium Auction — Saturday, Aug. 30th — Consign by Friday 8/15!
Our signature event, all Premium Auction items must be valued at a minimum of approximately $1,000. All items receive premium treatment with extensive professional write-ups and aggressive marketing. Space is very limited and available on a first-come basis, so please call 303.832.1975 or write info@smalltraditions.com to discuss your premium collectibles and to reserve premium auction placement today.

Derek Jeter Farewell Auction — Saturday, Sept. 27th — Consign by Friday 9/12
We are pleased to announce that we will be auctioning off one of the hobby’s most significant Derek Jeter collections over the course of this summer, culminating in a special Derek Jeter Farewell Auction in September. This auction will feature the finest Derek Jeter collectibles in existence, and we are aggressively seeking additional consignments of exceptionally high-end cards, certified autographs, certified game-used material, and artwork on a limited basis. We also welcome consignments of other high-end New York Yankees items for this special event.

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Additional Small Traditions Consignment Services:

Please read further to learn about our popular Cost-Free grading programs and our new Collection Management Service:

Free Auction Listings: Sell Your Certified Collectibles for a 0% Sellers Fee

The hallmark service of Small Traditions is free auction listings for our consignors’ graded cards and third-party certified autographs and memorabilia. Call 303.832.1975 or write info@smalltraditions.com to discuss your items, and then simply mail them to our office in Denver. We’ll list your material in our next monthly auction, and in as little as 2-4 weeks after the auction, we’ll send you a check for 100% of the final bid price of your item(s). The total inverse of eBay, there is no selling fee whatsoever for our standard auction service. Instead of charging our sellers, we charge our bidders a modest Buyers Premium of 15% that we add to their final bids, so if your item generates a final bid of $1,000, you get a check for $1,000, and we charge our buyer $1,150. Why tolerate eBay and PayPal for 15% of your profits, and why consign to other auction houses that charge up to 20% from their sellers plus as much as 20% or more from their buyers, when you can consign to Small Traditions for free?

Cost-Free Grading: Grade 10 to 100 Cards with PSA, SGC & BGS at No Cost

Certified third-party grading is an expensive and delicate process that typically adds multiple factors of value to properly handled and selected cards. In the grading process, experienced professionals scrutinize every square millimeter of both surfaces of a card, and even a pixel-sized print dot can lower a card’s final grade. A simple smudge from a fingerprint can lower a grade a full level, and the tiniest imaginable nicks and scratches from handling can impact a grade even more.

Use your discretion to select 10 to 100 of your best “raw” or ungraded cards to submit to Small Traditions, and we’ll use our expertise to further screen them for grading with PSA, SGC, or BGS, the hobby’s leading third-party certification companies. We’ll consult before and after the grading process to discuss your expectations and to ensure not just your satisfaction with the process but also your understanding of its many challenges. After initial consultation, we’ll then do the delicate work of sorting and preparing your cards for grading. We’ll pay to ship them off, we’ll pay to grade them, we’ll pay to ship them back, and we’ll pay to auction them. We will pay for all charges up front and then deduct your grading fees only after the completed auction(s) of your item(s).

Collection Management Service: Grade & Auction Your Entire Collection for 10-20%

Small Traditions is pleased to introduce our Collection Management Service, a consultation and asset liquidation program aimed at maximizing the sales value of groups of cards in excess of 10 to 100. Whether your collection consists of 200 cards or 200,000, instead of selling it for far less than its potential market value — sometimes far less, as most dealers will usually pay 60% of book value for cash deals — we’ll organize your entire collection, identify candidates for grading, auction the graded cards, and then sell the leftovers in detailed groups. This labor intensive process typically increases the value of the collections with which we work by multiple factors. Instead of earning $10,000 for your collection, we’ll work hard to earn you $20,000 to $30,000 or more, all at a modest cost of 10-20%, depending on the size.

Finally, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and on Twitter for more updates and for our popular giveaway promotions, and please enjoy our blogs at smalltraditions.com/blog and JeterCards.com as well.

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