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mdjw_41



Joined: 21 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:13 pm 
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Is anyone experienced in selling Panini / Merlin stickers or Merlin trade cards.

I've been having a bit of a clear out and have come across quite a quantity, mainly from my own collections when I used to complete the sticker books in my youth, so most are from the mid to late 90's and early 00's.

I've been having a look on eBay and mostly you can get £1 a piece if you list them individually, however some seem more valuable.

Prices seem to vary considerably when you get into the more well known players such as your Beckham / Lampard / Gerrard sticker or card but at the same time the price varies hugely.

A Merlin Premier Gold card of Beckham varies from several hundred to around £100. Panini 99 sticker of Beckham varies from £25 to £5 - are some being more lucky than others or is the value one expects nearer the bottom or top end.

And is there any sort of resource which may tell you if certain stickers are rarer in general than others?

Any help appreciated.
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yachtsmun



Joined: 27 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:17 am 
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Hi.

Re. stickers, generally to get a decent chunk of money back it makes sense to sell in bulk lots from a particular collection. Selling stickers individually may yield more over time, but generally I've found it's not worth it given the time it takes to list and process them, especially with 'modern' stickers from the past 25 years or so.

Grouping stickers from various collections but of a particular club can also be a good way to sell to yield a bit more, but again, more work is involved. Liverpool Panini stickers are particularly well collected and many of these (from 70s-80s especially) have been making very good money.

Recently there has been a bit of a craze for 'rookie' stickers, and this has seen some stickers (for 'star' players) yielding absurd prices considering the quantities they're produced in. Best way to see what's hot here is to search for the collection in ebay completed listings, adding 'rookie' to the search criteria. You might find you have a few that are worth listing individually.

As a general rule, Panini stickers are more prized and higher-priced than merlin etc.

Last Sticker (.com) is a good resource for seeing how rare (or in demand) stickers within a particular collection are, as they give metrics on how many collectors are looking for a particular sticker vs how many are offering that sticker.

I'm not as experienced with cards, but with cards you can get a bit of a clearer definition of value because some are produced in significantly smaller quantities (generally the 'Limited Editions' '100 club' etc type cards, usually with a foil finish). Base set cards from most collections tend to be worth next to nothing. Last Sticker also catalogues card collections, by the way.

Hope this helps.
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mdjw_41



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:24 am 
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Thank you for your detailed message which is really helpful - I have certainly seen what you mean by the "rookie" cards on eBay!

I'll also look at that website which looks a good reference tool so thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:37 pm 
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