How do you estimate the value of NASCAR collectibles?


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Use eBay.com's Completed and Sold Listings tool to find recent sale prices for NASCAR collectibles. This gives a good estimate of the current market value. Other sources include websites about NASCAR collectibles, printed collectors' guides and sports memorabilia dealers.

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The values of individual collectibles vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the condition of the item and any packaging, the manufacturer, and the driver or car to which the item relates.

EBay gives accurate values for NASCAR collectibles, as it shows you the price for which a particular item has actually sold. EBay only stores values of completed and sold items for 90 days, so the sale prices indicate very recent market values.

Sports memorabilia dealers have their own websites for selling NASCAR collectibles. The prices set by these dealers may be higher than what you pay on eBay, as the dealers may use outdated price information or may hope that a collector is unaware of the true market value.

You can also visit sports memorabilia dealers at their brick-and-mortar stores or at antiques and collectibles shows. They can give you appraisals of either individual items or a whole collection.

Several collectible price guides are also available as physical printed books. One regularly updated guide is "The Beckett Racing Collectibles Price Guide" published by Beckett Media.

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