Series: Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide
Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: Beckett Publications; 35 edition (February 14, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8 x 2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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This purports itself to be the end-all be all of baseball price guides. It isn't. I recently began pricing out my entire collection and have more than a few "off-brand" cards from my youth. O'Pee Chee Premier of the early 90s, Quaker Oat cards, Post cereal cards, Toys R' Us, Donruss Baseball's Best, a number of mid-80s Fleer "All star" sets, K-Mart Memorable Moments, etc. I bought this assuming that all of these and more would be included, and none of them are. This will give you a few of the off-brand sets such as Topps Glossy from the mid-80s, but really the apparently purpose of this is to tell you the actual price of every freaking card in the regular sets. Yep, all 792 of them. So if you want to know exactly how much that 1987 Topps Mike Laga is (.01, like every other common card) or your 1993 Upper Deck Bill Swift, then this is the price guide for you. If you are a normal person and can gauge how much your commons are worth from the monthly Beckett, you're fine without it.
Bought this for a grandson, who, at 15, discovered my deceased brother-in-law's baseball card collection that he started about 1955. My grandson is spending hours reading and looking at his priceless collection that my wife gave to him.
Of all the things one might buy a baseball price guide, for me it is to help focus on all of the Minor League cards that I have collected. Alas, this Beckett does not address these cards at all. Not more that I can say about it.
Ive contacted Beckett on this book. they tell me they will notify me but they never have. ive reordered a different baseball book & still waiting on it!5or 6 weeks ago.Everything ive tried to look up is not in this book We"re talking 3D sporting news Kellogs Wonder bread it does come in handy if you"re only interested in regular cards.
This product provides a guide to the prices for baseball cards. There is not a table of contents which makes it hard to find specific cards. After extensive searching for a specific brand with no luck, I emailed the company and learned that brand was not included. This is not an all inclusive baseball card price guide. I was told that I would have to also buy their Baseball card Almanac.
Glad they saved the 10 index pages. The book isn't comprehensive. That's a problem. But so is spending hours just finding the stuff that is actually in it. What kind of an a-hole publishes an 800+ page directory without an index. FAIL.
Beckett is the leader in the pricing industry. Yet I can't find half of the card sets in this book. For a company with this reputation, I'd expect a book of this size to be a complete product. Yet sets from major manufacturers are missing. Don't know why this is. It's a good starting point, but I wouldn't spend the money on this book if given the choice again.
Beckett is what I used as a kid. Bought it for my kids but a little too complicated and hard to use for elementary schoolers. Recommend it for older collectors.
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