Welcome to a T.J. Schwartz
For those who may not know, T.J. is the Editor-At-Large of
Sports Collector's Digest after a 20 year run at Tuff Stuff Magazine. He created
and still writes the popular consumer help column "On Your Side" and has been a
public champion of the collector and advocate of fair and honest dealings in the
collectibles hobby since 1991. He has owned and operated Porky's Baseball Cards
and Autographs in North Hollywood, California from 1988 until 2006. In 2006,
Porky's moved to its current location in Woodland Hills, California.
T.J. was featured on Spike TV on the 2013 Auction
Hunters Season Premier episode "Once A-pawn a Time" where he
evaluated vintage collectibles as a sports memorabilia consultant.
His authenticity is unquestioned...you will receive what you purchase
packed safely and promptly every time. Please bid with
1954 Topps #94 Ernie Banks Rookie Card!
Graded by PSA VG
You are bidding
on a 1954 Topps Ernie Banks rookie card. This card has been
graded by PSA VG 3 (mc). PSA is the most widely used grading company in the
vintage card business. Be sure to look at the other awesome graded
cards posted this week. They originate from an awesome, high end vintage
collection we recently purchased. This would make a terrific addition to
any 1954 Topps baseball set or vintage card collection. Take advantage
of the FREE SHIPPING on this one! Be sure to look for our other fantastic
items available for bid today! Please see the scan for a good gauge of
condition, as well as eye appeal. Click on "See other items" to see the
other stars we currently have available. PLEASE, E-MAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS
YOU MAY HAVE. It is impossible to give you all of the particulars over the
electronic medium, but I will do my best to provide the information you're
looking for regarding this lot...Bid today!
HERE IS HOW WE SHIP ALL UNGRADED CARDS
1. We secure the card in a top
2. We strengthen the top loader by taping two more top
loaders around the top loader containing the card for extra
3. We further strenghten and secure the card by placing the
top loaders between two pieces of cardboard.
4. We place that bundle within a padded
5. We mail the padded envelope USPS First Class insured
every time through Paypal Shipping.
$3.99 is the domestic shipping price for any value card up
Please do not bid if you do not think these terms are
fair. Graded cards are shipped with equal care, though normally
without the top loaders which would not add any strength to the already rigid
graded card capsules.
A word about the eBay rating
system and shipping charges: The current shipping charge for any card
with proper packaging via USPS first class insured, no
matter if it is a $5 card or a $45 card, is exactly $4.07. More
valuable cards cost more for insurance charged by the USPS. This does not
include the price of packaging or materials and we package every item
securely and conscientiously in padded envelopes. You will not get a
reused legal sized over-taped envelope with two stamps slapped on it and
interior packaging stolen from a fedex envelope reused as a
stiffener to "secure" your item. In other words, I lose money on the
shipping charge for any card I sell every time I ship a card
for $3.99. If you are unhappy with my shipping charges before you
bid, PLEASE DO NOT BID ON MY ITEM. I try and keep my DSR ratings high
which helps me offer more awesome collectibles on eBay. Since you
know my cost for shipping before you bid, I would appreciate it if you do not
bid unless you think my shipping charges are worthy of 5 stars. Thank
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
Due to a
rash of non-paying international bidders, WE NO LONGER SELL TO INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS. If an international
bidder wins an item, the bid will be cancelled and the item will be offered to
the underbidder. NO EXCEPTIONS!
cannot be returned, please ask questions before you bid.
Due to issues
with nonpayment for modern cards, if you bid on a card produced post-1990 and
you do not have more than 10 feed back, your bid will be subject to
cancellation. Please email me before you bid for clearance and approval to
BE AWARE: If you
are a resident of California, you are subject to 9.75% Sales Tax. In other words, if
you live in California and win an item, I will not ship until I receive the
final bid + Sales
Tax + shipping.
I wish I didn't
have to do this but constant shipping issues force me to ask you
PLEASE READ ABOUT SHIPPING BEFORE
The buyer pays for
shipping. I insure everything mailed in the
United States, UPS or USPS.
Typical shipping rates for small items (photos, pins, etc.)
valued at less than $50 are:
In the United
- First Class with insurance: $3.99
- Priority Mail
Please take notice that
I send all items valued at more than $200 via UPS Insured
Ground with Adult Signature Required (we actually purchase it for everyone's
peace of mind).
I will ship any
small item with a value up to $300 for $15 UPS Ground Insured with Adult
Signature Required. For items which exceed $300 in value, the shipping price
will increase due to the price of additional insurance
Shipping rates for oversized items will vary depending on
destination and size.
Publications valued at $50 or less with insurance:
oversized items are sent domestically UPS Insured Ground for $15 and up
(depending on the specific size, weight and insurance).
- Please look at
the description for any sort of additional special shipping guidelines
(usually framed, delicate items, multiple-thousand dollar items, or unusually
unwieldy items require higher shipping costs).