abrage22 wrote:Being someone new at buying baseball cards, I have a question... How much should one pay for say a cheap $1 card with an autograph on it? On ebay I just got a signed Mauer and Morneau card for about $20. I've seen other good players around the sports world with signed cards of them going for around $15 or even less, with a COA and everything.
Are you just saying a rondom factory set card with an autograph on it that is just gotten at a game or singing? If so its more of a person thing than actual value because theres nothing really to compare it to. A baseball w a COA can have prices to compare to but with cards its more of how much personal value it has to the buyer. I have the ticket Halladay pitched his no hitter at in the playoffs last year and had a buyer say having his autograph really doesnt change the value too much he'd rather have it on a ball to my suprise. While it's cool to have the auto, a picture,ball, or jersey is a better target. Hope that helps
PS got a Ryne Sanberg auto on a ball in spring training at got him to write "HOF 05" under it