How Our Top 10 Lists Are Organized

The goal of these lists is to provide education on what's popular right now. Emphasis is placed on variety and/or non-obvious high sales (when applicable).

The lists are compiled with a few simple guidelines:

  • What: eBay Completed Sold Listings
  • Type: Auction Style Listings Only (Done to gauge market interest)
  • Selection: Top 10 Highest End Prices. Obvious high sales may be replaced with those with significant conversational value.
  • Frequency: Monthly

The following is a breakdown of what's included in and kept out of each Top 10 List.


Baseball

1 of 1 Edition: This list is for modern 1/1s featuring veterans. Occasionally added are cards depicting players who haven't yet achieved veteran status and they are approved accordingly.

  • Not included: 1990s-era 1/1s, rookie cards, redemption cards, and most BuyBacks.

1990s Edition: This list is for cards from this decade. This list may include 1/1s.

  • Not included: Rookie Cards, and vintage HOFer themes. Scrutiny is placed on PSA 10 examples due to the existence of set collectors.

Rookie Edition: This list is exclusively for prospect and rookie cards from the current year. This list may include 1/1s.

  • Not included: Rookie Cards from previous years, and redemption cards

Vintage Edition: This list is for vintage cards from up to 1979.

  • Not included: Rookie Cards, and 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle - While this isn't a rookie card, it is the most iconic post-war card and as such consistently commands a premium in any condition.

Basketball

1990s Edition: This list is for cards from this decade. This list may include 1/1s. Rookie Cards may also be included but very selectively. No more than two Michael Jordan cards are included per list and emphasis is placed almost exclusively on non-AU/GU cards.

  • Not included: Vintage HOFer themes. Scrutiny is placed on PSA 10 examples due to the existence of set collectors.

Football

1990s Edition: This list is for cards from this decade. This list may include 1/1s. Rookie Cards may also be included but very selectively.No more than two Peyton Manning cards are included per list and emphasis is placed almost exclusively on non-AU/GU cards.

  • Not included: Vintage HOFer themes. Scrutiny is placed on PSA 10 examples due to the existence of set collectors.

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