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Hello, I was looking at one of these cards to buy and it is graded PSA 8.  I was wondering what this card may be worth before I buy it.  I'm not looking to resell to make money however I am looking to get this card as a gift for a family member who is crazy about both basketball and Jerry West.  Just getting an idea if the price they are asking is reasonable.  Thank You, Lee

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Lee,
  The card you are looking to buy is quite a difficult card to find. But there is also very limited collector interest, so it is not terribly expensive. I have seen ungraded ones go for $20 to $80, and PSA 9's go for between $100 and $130. I have never seen a PSA 8 sell. But I would extrapolate that one should be worth between $70 and $80.
  One other note, you can buy a PSA 8 right now on checkoutmycards.com for $118.00 and a PSA 9 just sold on eBay for $125.00.  So at least you have a top end for your value. I do think the $118 is very high for this card in that grade, but at least it is available.
Good luck,

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I can answer questions about Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Football cards printed before 1980. Also I can answer some questions about pre-1980 Sports Memorabilia, autographs, and Unlimited Hydroplane racing and memorabilia. I also can answer questions about pathological collecting and hoarding. And questions about liquidating collections and hoards.

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My brother and myself have been dealers and price setters in antiques, sport cards, Unlimited Hydroplane racing and local Pacific Northwest sports cards and memorabilia. We were owners of University Trading Co. and U-Trading Cards (In Seattle Washington) from 1980 until retirement in 2006. 35 years of experience as consultant with medical professionals for compulsive behavior and collecting. 20 years experience as consultant for insurance companies specializing in collectibles and sports memorabilia.

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Washington State Sports Collectors Association

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Pricing information on Baseball cards, Basketball card and Football cards was supplied to Jim Beckett by myself and my brother for inclusion in his price guides.

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I have made hundreds of thousands of deals in the collecting field. And in so doing I have made lots of mistakes. I remember some of my good deals and all of my mistakes. General Education: St. Martins University 1979, University of Washington 1983, Ho Chi Minh University

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