Date posted: Jun 03, 2009
By Matt Cassidy
So you're interested in either buying or selling Jordan trading cards through online auction sites such as eBay. But first you need to work out the answer to one question: What are Michael Jordan cards worth online?
As with any marketplace, prices in online auction sites are ruled by supply and demand. If you are after a card with high supply and low demand you can expect to pay around one quarter or less of the book value. A card with low supply and high demand can be worth up to and sometimes slightly over the book value.
There are other factors also at play in online auction stores that can factor the value of a card:
If you are interested in a certain card you may also want to look up the previous sales prices on eBay by conducting a completed listing search. There are also websites which list the completed sale prices of Michael Jordan cards and online card price guides.
We also have a Jordan Cards Price Guide which lists prices you could expect to see for cards sold online.
Generally, online, cards rarely sell for their book value. So you can bid knowing you probably won't have to go that high... how high exactly you should go in your bidding will take some research.
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