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Determining the value of decks of cards?
What makes one deck of cards more valuable and more collectible than another is very subjective. The bottom line, however is, simply the law of supply and demand. Among the things that determine value are helpfully listed below:
Generally, the older a deck of cards, the more valuable it is. It is just to be expected that, as with any collectible, older decks are fewer in number and harder to find. This is not to say that just because a deck of cards is old, it is worth something - this thought should be kept in mind.
Sometimes there were only a limited number of sme decks of cards ever printed. This is especially true for souvenir decks intended to commemorate a specific event, such as a world’s fair, the end of a war, a milestone, anniversary etc.
Quality of manufacture
Product quality applies to playing cards as it does to most everything else. All other things being equal, an elegant, well-made deck of cards will always be worth more than a deck of lesser quality.
End of an era:
Playing card companies, casinos, companies and advertisers all go out of business. Decks of cards that were once plentiful and easy to find are no longer printed. Virtually overnight they become a commodity in finite supply and thus more valuable.
Multiple collectible categories:
People who collect railroad of Coca-Cola memorabilia collect railroad playing cards and Coca-Cola playing cards. Whenever a larger population of collectors seek to acquire a limited number of decks, their value increases.
Sometimes there is something about a particular deck of cards that causes people who do not collect playing cards or anything else, to want to have and keep them. For instance, Air Force One or CIA souvenir playing cards would be a memento of a once-in a-lifetime visit to a place most people would get to go. Such decks are hard to come by in the first place and it is unlikely that the few people who do come into their possession will readily part with them - this is where the team at Card-Collect.com come in to help to source such gems!
Go to our our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out some more on values and conditions of card sets...