Sunday, May 30, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Martin Perez Superfractor 1/1

The Texas Rangers believe they have a good one in left handed pitching prospect Martin Perez. Baseball America has Perez as the 17th best prospect in all of baseball.

He just turned 19 last month and he's currently playing for the AA Minor League affiliate of the Rangers. The stats so far this season: 37.2 IP 5-5 5.26 ERA 39 SO.  Baseball America listed his best attribute as his curveball. Collectors are lining up to get a shot at his 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor 1/1 Autograph currently on eBay. 

Watchers: 111
Current Price: $739.00
Final Price: $1,385.00

Other Bowman SuperFractor Auction Results:

Friday, May 28, 2010

1993 Topps Micro Derek Jeter RC PSA 10

High priced early 1990's baseball cards are sometimes hard to come by, but slap a PSA 10 on one and you might get somewhere. A regular 1993 Topps Micro Derek Jeter Rookie Card can be had for less then $12.  But this PSA 10 is already over $400.00.

One of the reasons for the price premium is that according to the seller of the card - only 4 1993 Derek Jeter Mini/Micro RC's have been graded PSA 10. Centering is usually the reason why these cards don't grade well. If you have one of these cards, be sure to really look at it hard before sending the card in to be graded. If you don't get a PSA 10 - you will come out on the short end if you try and sell:

1993 Topps Micro Derek Jeter PSA 8
Sold For: $7.99
May 26, 2010

The PSA 10 Jeter Micro RC currently for sale ends tonight and I am curious to see if there is any late movement on the card.  The seller previously had the card for sale for a very ambitious buy it now price of $2,899.00.

1993 Topps Micro Derek Jeter PSA 10
Watchers: 43
Current Price: $405.00
Final Price: $856.99

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome J.J. Hoover Superfractor 1/1

So this one probably won't hit the $15K mark. But it's still interesting to see what price the Bowman Superfractor cards fetch on eBay. Here we have a 2010 Bowman Chrome J.J. Hoover Superfractor 1/1.
J.J. Hoover is a minor league pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. He was a 10th round draft choice in the 2008 MLB Draft. I've never seen the kid pitch, and so far he has posted very modest statistics while playing at four lower levels of the Braves farm system. He is currently pitching in A+ ball (Myrtle Beach), where this season he is 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA with 34 SO in 47.1 IP. Obviously he doesn't have 'blow them away stuff' but it looks like his control is above average because his career SO/BB ratio is 4.32 in about 190 IP.

The Braves have been able to develop pitchers in the past who didn't have a dominant fastball, so J.J. Hoover at least has a shot at success. We'll keep an eye on this card to see where the final price ends.

2010 Bowman Chrome JJ Hoover Superfractor Rookie #1/1
Watchers: 48
Current Price: $46.33
Final Price: $102.50

Other Bowman SuperFractor Auction Results:

Monday, May 24, 2010

1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie Card PSA 9

Forget the 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Superfractor 1/1 card that's getting all the attention on eBay, I'll take this vintage high end gem.  A 1959 Topps Bob Gibson RC #514 graded PSA 9.

It's rare to see any card from the 1950's graded so high, let alone a sought after rookie card. This 1959 Topps Bob Gibson Rookie hit eBay three days ago and already has a price tag of over $2,300.00.  Beckett's Annual Baseball Guide priced this card in the $175.00 - $300.00 range, so you can see what a high grade can do to the price. This has got to be the only, or one of only a handful, PSA 9 Bob Gibson Rookie Cards in existence.

1959 Topps #514 Bob Gibson Rookie PSA MINT 9
Watchers: 48
Current Price: $2,325.00
Final Price: $3,756.00

2010 Panini Prestige Tim Tebow SP Rookie Card

Panini slipped in some short print cards in their debut 2010 Football set - Panini Prestige. No official short print checklist from the company has been made available, but some of the Sp's are obvious, including this Tim Tebow Draft Sp Rookie Card.

Useful Prestige Links:
Updated June 3 With Official SP Checklist

Tim Tebow SP Rookie Card Prestige 2010
Watchers: 10
Current Price: $15.00
Final Price: $26.00

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Free Panini Adrenalyn XL Codes

Sports Card Radio has a giveaway running everyday for 18 free 2009/10 Panini Adrenalyn XL Basketball Codes. 
Be sure to check the Free Code Page each day for your chance to redeem the free promotional code. Each Adrenalyn Code can only be used once, so act quick! Free codes are available through June 3.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

2009/10 Panini Timeless Treasures Rajon Rondo Clover Patch

The Boston Celtics are hitting their stride just at the right time in large part due to the play of point guard Rajon Rondo.

Collectors are starting to take notice, as several of Rondo's rookie cards and high end autograph/memorabilia cards are some of the most watched basketball cards currently on eBay.  One of the better game used Rajon Rondo card up for sale right now is this 2009/10 Panini Timeless Treasures Prime 'Celtics Clover' Logo Patch 1/1.

09/10 Timeless Treasures Rajon Rondo Clover Patch 1/1
Watchers: 45
Current Price: $42.41
Final Price: $208.01

Here is the breakdown for the parallel cards in the 09/10 Timeless Treasures Basketball set: The Rajon Rondo currently up for auction is the Team Logos Parallel Card highlighted in red.

Base Cards: Silver #/25 - Gold #/10 - Platinum #1/1
Autographs: Silver #/100 or less - Gold #/10 or less - Platinum #1/1
Jersey Cards: #/100 or less - Prime Jersey Materials #/10 or less
Prime: Laundry Tags #1/1 - Team Logos #1/1 - Logoman #1/1
Rookie Year Prime Quads #/10 or less

2010 Topps Triple Threads Baseball

Scheduled release date for 2010 Topps Triple Threads Baseball is set for the week off 8/23/2010.  The product will have a similar feel and configuration with past Triple Threads releases, but with a few new added twists.
Book cards play a big role in 2010 Topps Triple Threads and one of the new inserts available are the high end Legends Dual 'Cut Above" Relics 1/1 Cards (see Ruth/Cobb below). Many of the new cards that Topps hyped on their sell sheet for 2010 Topps Triple Threads were 1/1 cards, which makes for a great looking sell sheet, but the odds are steep to actually pull one from this expensive SRP product. I would have liked to see them offer more high end autograph/game used memorabilia cards that weren't all 1/1 cards.

Topps had some sort of deal worked out with the MLB, because they were able to secure almost every 2009 All-Star Jersey. Were these game used? Hmmmm, I'm thinking most or many of these were from the "pre-game" events such as the Home Run Derby, where the players are on the field in uniform, even if they are not competing in the event. I might have missed it, but I didn't see anything from Topps that said the All-Star cards in 2010 Triple Threads were actually 'game used'.

 All-Star Laundry Tags
66 Card Set - Book Cards
3 2009 All Star Patches
Serial Numbered 1/1

All-Star Jumbo Sleeve Patch
66 Card Set - Book Cards
3 2009 All Star Patches
Serial Numbered 1/1

All Star Logoman

66 Card Set
MLB Logoman Patch from A.S. JSY
Serial Numbered 1/1

Read more:
2010 Topps Triple Threads Baseball Complete Checklist
Pictures - Release Date - Updates -

2010 Bowman Chrome Jose Iglesias Superfractor 1/1

Fans of the Boston Red Sox always pay significant attention to their teams young prospects in the minors and slick fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias is right at the top of the list.
It should come as no surprise that one of the most popular baseball cards currently on eBay is this 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospect Jose Iglesias Superfractor Autograph 1/1 #BCP108.  The card features an on-card autograph and is serial numbered 1/1 on the back off the card. Will it hit $1,000.00 (Yep!)?

2010 Bowman Chrome JOSE IGLESIAS Auto SUPERFRACTOR 1/1
Watchers: 80
eBay Page Views: 307
Current Price: $646.00
Final Price: $1,963.88

Friday, May 14, 2010

2010 Bowman Baseball Most Watched Cards

Hot! Hot! Hot! 2010 Bowman Baseball is on fire thanks to an an exclusive MLB license for Topps, and the hype machine which rears it's head a few times a year.
So, here are the top 5 most watched 2010 Bowman Baseball cards currently on eBay. Clearly, sellers are making out great! Stephen Strasburg will probably be a very good pitcher, but keep in mind the Nationals are awful, and he WILL struggle at some point for a few starts in his career. The first time he comes up to the MLB and gets rocked for 5 runs in 3 innings. That's when you want to buy.

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Orange RC AUTO 6/25
Watchers: 275
Current Price: $621.00
Final Price: ?????

Watchers: 84
Current Price: $383.00
Final Price: $810.00

2010 Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg Orange Ref. #2/25
Watchers: 79
Current Price: $426.00
Final Price: ?????

2010 Bowman Chrome THOMAS NEAL Gold
Watchers: 42
Current Price: $43.59
Final Price: $154.01

2010 Bowman STEPHEN STRASBURG Black 1/1 Printing Plate
Watchers: 42
eBay Page Views: 431
Current Price: $119.50
Final Price: $332.99

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2007 Donruss Threads Football - $2.00 Group Box Break

Cheap box breaks are always fun and participants for this break paid only $2 for teams. The wax of choice was a 2007 Donruss Threads Football box and the break was sponsored by Sports Card Radio.

Not the best break in the world, I've seen better from 2006 and '07 Threads, but hey, for $2.00 which includes shipping costs, you can't complain.

All the base cards, plus the hits will be shipped out on Friday - May, 14.

Check out some scans of the cards as well as information on getting involved in low budget box breaks at Sports Card Radio.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Dallas Braden Rookie Card Watch

Stagg High School Alum, and Oakland A's pitcher Dallas Braden continued his hot streak by pitching a perfect game today against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Collectors were already taking notice of the Stockton, California native who had a heated exchange on and off the field with Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez recently. I grew up in Stockton and am only a few months older then Braden. Good to see a local kid put his name on the map. Braden has held a Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of under-privileged families in Stockton the last two years; he is truly a good guy.

Go get some rookie cards of Dallas Braden. He is very competitive, as seen with the A-Rod incident, but he is a real humble and smart kid off the baseball diamond as well.

2007 Exquisite Dallas Braden Auto RC #228/235
Watchers: 31
Current Price: $31.00
Final Price: $36.00

2007 Bowman Chrome XFractor DALLAS BRADEN RC #299
Watchers: 21
Current Price: $41.00
Final Price: $41.00

Sunday Sneak Peak: 2009/10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball

Panini has announced details of 09-10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball which is set to hit collectors on: July 28, 2010. This is another one-pack product similar to 09/10 Timeless Treasures and 09/10 Court Kings - where you get 11 Cards per $100 pack. There will be 2 Autograph Cards and 1 Memorabilia Card per pack.

Look for actual 1992 USA Olympic Dream Team game used jersey cards & Marks of Fame USA Autograph cards #/49.  Each 15 box case will deliver a HOF Cut Signature from one of 16 NBA Hall of Fame members including George Mikan.

Find the early photos and more: 2009-10 Panini Hall of Fame Basketball Box

Friday, May 7, 2010

Starlin Castro Rookie Card Watch

Chicago Cubs fans are desperate for any kind of hope and they may have it in 20 year old rookie Starlin Castro who had a memorable MLB debut Friday with a HR and 6 RBI's.
Collectors are getting hot and heavy on eBay, and here are the most watched Starlin Castro RC Rookie cards currently on the market:

2009 Bowman Chrome Starlin Castro Xfractor RC /250
Watchers: 42
Current Price: $90.00
Final Price: $114.60

2009 Bowman Chrome Starlin Castro BGS 10 RC
Watchers: 29
Current Price: $69.00
Final Price: $227.50

Watchers: 14
Current Price: $16.29
Final Price: $28.77

1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski PSA 5

There has been a lot of 1935 National Chicle Football activity on eBay lately, and a true gem has made it's way to auction this week.

It's rare to see the 1935 Chicle cards in good condition, so it's no wonder why this 1935 National Chicle Bronko Nagurski graded PSA 5 has gotten a lot of attention so far. The Nagurski card hit eBay 4 days ago and already has 97 watchers and a price tag of $4,050.00 on 11 bids.

Update: Sports Card Forum has a contest running where you can win 500 SCF CardCash by guessing the final price of this card. Visit the contest page for all the details.

1935 National Chicle BRONKO NAGURSKI #34 Bears PSA 5
Watchers: 97
Current Price: $4,050.00
Final Price: $5,601.00

2010 Topps Baseball Factory Set

Topps will continue it's tradition of releasing a complete factory set of Topps Series 1 and 2 later this year. This years factory set will have 660 cards, plus a 5 card pack of numbered red parallel cards will be included in the regular factory set.

In addition, Topps has announced the release of 3 'Team Edition' factory sets for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and the Philadelphia Phillies. The team edition factory sets will include a 5 card insert set highlighting the teams best players.

Panini Adrenalyn XL Free Code Giveaway

The Panini Basketball Blog will be giving away another round of 2009/10 Panini Adrenalyn XL Basketball cards starting Saturday May, 8.

They just finished up giving away 6 cards last week, and have a new batch of codes to post. The six cards to be given away starting Saturday are:
  • Yao Ming
  • Joe Johnson 
  • Lamar Odom
  • Joe Alexander
  • Steve Nash 
  • Russell Westbrook
Be sure to check out: 2009/10 Panini Adrenalyn Complete Checklist.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2006 Bowman Chrome SuperFractor Alex Gordon 1/1

Collectors practically wet their pants when a hot Bowman Chrome SuperFractor 1/1 hits eBay, and they are lining up for a 2006 Bowman Chrome Autograph Alex Gordon this time around.
In March, we reported on a 2006 Jeremy Hellickson Superfractor 1/1 (no autograph) that sold for $1,313.88.  One can expect that the Alex Gordon card currently on eBay will command more then that (Barely!). Go to the auction page and read the questions the seller from Taiwan has received. He's got people willing to spend big money to get this card.

2006 Bowman Chrome SuperFractor Auto 1/1 Alex Gordon
Watchers: 76
Current Price: $1,000.00
Final Price: $1,375.00

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

1967 Topps Baseball Complete Set For Sale

A spectacular vintage baseball set is up for sale on eBay, a complete set of 1967 Topps Baseball with 117 of the cards graded by PSA all grade 7 or higher. In all, there are 609 cards in the 1967 Topps Baseball Set.

Some of the top graded names in the auction are  PSA 8: Willie Mays #200, Willie McCovey #480, PSA 7: Mickey Mantle #150, Bob Gibson #210, Pete Rose #430, and Brooks Robinson #600. For a complete list of the graded cards, as well as pictures of every card be sure to visit the auction page.

1967 Topps Baseball Set NM+ 117 Graded PSA 7 or Higher
Watchers: 84
Current Price: $3,950.00
Final Price: $4,500.00