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Quickly Examine the Condition of the Cards
Age is a factor in identifying the most valuable sports cards.

Even though this 1959 Topps card isn't in the best condition, collectors may be more forgiving because of its age.

Nick Tylwalk

When identifying the most valuable sports cards, you might find that some of the cards aren't in good shape. If that's the case, you can probably skip right past the rest of these steps. Vintage cards (loosely defined as pre-1980) can be held to a lower standard, but if you're seeing a lot of creases, bent corners and the like, you're not looking at something worth much money. Even the most desirable cards of the hottest players are no good if they're in poor condition.

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