Consignments Wanted at Small Traditions – Grade & Auction Your Cards For Free

Small Traditions NM+ 35 Auction Open – Premium Consignments Wanted For Holiday AuctionConsign Now at 0% to Small Traditions October & January Monthly Masterpieces Plus Auctions & Our 3rd Annual Exclusive 100-Lot November Premium Holiday Auction. Graded Cards & Certified Memorabilia Considered at 0% by October 19th. Select Premium $1,000+ Consignments Considered at 0% by November 13th. Raw & Graded Cards & Memorabilia Considered at 0% by January 15th. Call 303.832.1975 or write today!

Dave Thorn from Small Traditions will be consulting with current consignors and potential new customers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque next weekend, Friday 10/16 through Sunday 10/18, and then later the following week in Phoenix.

Please call or write today if you, or someone you know, would like assistance in evaluating their collectibles and exploring consingment options through our Cost-Free Grading and Collection Management Services, with selling fees of 0%.

We have also begun work on our highly anticipated 3rd Annual November Holiday Premium Auction. Yes, we know it’s a mouthful! The auction will also be full of some of the finest Set Registries from desirable late 1990s inserts and other rare regional and oddball sets from the 1950s through 1980s. This exclusive 100-lot auction requires a minimum lot value of $1,000 and is filling up fast, so please call or write or 303.832.1975 to reserve your space today.

Consign at a 0% Sellers Fee to Our Monthly Auctions
Our hallmark service, list your treasured collectibles in our monthly auctions for no sellers fee whatsoever. That’s right! Our consignors keep 100% of the final bids generated by their items. A full calendar for 2016, which will see our fifth year of auction operations, will allow plenty of time to take advantage of both our popular Cost-Free Grading program and our unbeatable Collection Management Service described below, so please call 303.832.1975 or write if you’d like to get the ball rolling and breathe some new life and excitement into your old collections.

Grade 10 to 100 Cards with PSA & 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. A pixel-sized print dot can lower a card’s final 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 and prepare 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 and important work of sorting and preparing your cards for grading. We’ll pay to ship them off, we’ll pay the grading fees, 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 ONLY your grading fees after the completed auctions of your items. You keep 100% of the final bids, and we charge our bidders (not our sellers) a flat participation fee, from which we derive our revenue.

Grade & Auction Your Entire Collection for as Little as 10-20%
Our Collection Management Service is a consultation and asset liquidation program aimed at maximizing the sales value of larger groups of cards and collectibles. Whether your collection consists of 200 signed photos or 200,000 old cards, instead of selling it in one block for far less than its potential market value — sometimes far less, as most dealers will usually pay 30-60% of book value for cash deals — we’ll organize your entire collection, identify the best candidates for grading, pay for and auction the graded cards, and then sell the leftovers in detailed groups. This extremely labor intensive process typically increases the values of the collections with which we work by multiple factors. Instead of earning just $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 of the collection. Working for a flat fee, we will help to sell your cards for as much potential profit as possible, so as to increase our small margin in the true market value of your collection once processed professionally and intelligently. There is no better deal in the hobby, period. Isn’t it time you returned to Small Traditions?

Free Professional Write Ups for Premium Items
All Small Traditions auction items valued at a minimum of $500 to $1,000 receive professional write-ups of 4-8 lines in length. Upgrades to essay-length descriptions of 2-4 paragraphs are provided at no cost for our Premium Auction items. All Premium Auction items also benefit from aggressive marketing on our popular Twitter and Facebook pages, with 22,000 fans, as well as other hobby destinations like, Old Cardboard, Net54,, and others.

Dave Thorn & The STs Team