Consign at a 0% Sellers Fee to our November Holiday Auction

After twenty-five consecutive monthly auctions, we'll be taking a break in October to move into a new office, but we're already working hard to load a large Premium Holiday Auction that will run for the final two weeks of November and close on Saturday 11/27. This will allow plenty of time to take advantage of both our cost-free grading program and our collection management services as described below, so please call 303.832.1975 or write if you'd like to get the Festivus ball rolling and participate in our annual November Holiday Auction.

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 of the collection.

Happy Collecting,

Dave Thorn

Auction & Consignment Calendar

Next Auction ClosingConsign By
#20: Sat 5/3 PremiumSat 4/19
#21: Sat 5/31Sat 5/17
#22: Sat 6/28Sat 6/14
#23: Sat 8/2Sat 7/19
#24: Sat 8/30 PremiumSat 8/16
#25: Sat 9/27 Jeter FarewellSat 9/13
#26: Sat 11/29 Holiday PremiumTue 11/18
#27: Sat 1/31Tue 1/20
#28: Sat 2/28Tue 2/17
#29: Sat 3/28Tue 3/17
#30: Sat 5/2 Spring PremiumTue 4/21
#31: Sat 6/27Tue 6/16
#32: Sat 7/25Tue 7/14
#33: Sat 8/29 Summer PremiumTue 8/18
#34: Sat 9/26Tue 9/15
#35: Sat 11/28 Holiday PremiumTue 11/17

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