Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Most Watched 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Cards On eBay

Collectors have waited patiently for the release of one of the most popular baseball card sets, Topps Allen & Ginter, and the last 2 days eBay has lit up with new cards hitting the market. The "official" release date was today. Here are the most watched 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Cards currently on eBay.
2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Stephen Strasburg Mini RC 401
Watchers: 219
Current Price: $610.00
Final Price: $620.55

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter TONY HAWK Autograph AUTO SP
Watchers: 72
Current Price: $172.50
Final Price: $172.50

2010 Allen & Ginter's RYAN HOWARD AUTO Card
Watchers: 31
Current Price: $50.00
Final Price: $165.61

Watchers: 30
Current Price: $139.99
Final Price: $142.50

Yovani Gallardo 2010 Allen & Ginter Rip Card (unripped)
Watchers: 17
Current Price: $33.00
Final Price: $67.99

Sunday, June 27, 2010

2010 Donruss Elite Tim Tebow RC Autograph Die Cut

The NFL Football season is still a few months away, but collectors are getting their hands on all the new 2010 Draft Picks. The most watched football card on eBay this week is this 2010 Donruss Elite Tim Tebow Status Die Cut RC Autographed, serial numbered 1/24.
Tim Tebow's skills as a quarterback are often questioned, but his fan base is large and strong. Tebow has been the biggest hit in the early 2010 Panini Football products and collectors will be monitoring the QB situation in Denver closely. The odds are Tebow will not begin the season as the starter, so there is plenty of time to sell while the prices are still very high.

The Elite Status Autographs are a parallel card to the base rookie cards found in 2010 Donruss Elite Football. They are serial numbered /24, and this Tebow is #1 in the print run.

2010 Elite Tim Tebow Die Cut Status Auto (01/24)
Watchers: 75
Current Price: $137.50
Final Price: $230.35

Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor Stephen Strasburg Part II

On May 29, Robert Power shocked the baseball card world when he paid $16,403.00 for a 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor 1/1 Stephen Strasburg. I predicted at the time that the card would never sell for more then that price. Boy was I wrong.

Robert currently has the card for sale on eBay, and bidding has already exceeded the price he paid just a few weeks ago. Power said on an interview with ESPN First Take that he thought the card would sell for $22,000.00 when he first bought the card in May. It's interesting that he also mentioned in the interview that he sent the card in to be graded by Beckett (BGS). The current auction is for an ungraded/unslabbed card.

If the current auction ends (with an approved bidder) above what Mr. Power paid in May - it's a massive win for the hobby. There were countless people, including myself, who thought that Robert went overboard when he bought the Strasburg 1/1 Superfractor card on May 29 for $16,403. Now just a little over three weeks later he can take turn around and flip the card for more than he purchased it for. 

Update: WOW - The card WAS GRADED. BGS 9.5. Take a look at the centering. More updates to come. - Update II: I don't want to get in trouble - but Beckett ought to be ashamed of themselves for that stunt giving that card a 9.5. Thanks for tainting a great story Beckett.

Watchers: 3,854
Current Price: $22,422.00
Final Price: $25,000.00

Original auction stats from May 29th sale:

2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball Stephen Strasburg Superfractor 1/1
Sold For: $16,403
Bids: 84
Auction Date: May 19 - May 29, 2010
Auction Watchers: 10,330
eBay Seller: dunksb_sz10
eBay Buyer: taxdaddy (Robert Power)

Monday, June 21, 2010

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph 1/1

The hype machine that is Stephen Strasburg keeps rolling along. Sales of his 2010 Bowman Rookie Cards have been a shot in the arm to the hobby and his most desirable card to date is currently on eBay. The 1/1 un-autographed Superfractor that sold for $16,403.00 grabbed headlines. Now his 2010 Bowman Red Autograph Parallel 1/1 might break the bank.
The price tag for the rare 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg cards are staggering for many reasons.  It's well known that the popularity and overall sales of trading cards are down significantly from the levels of the mid-1990's. Every once in awhile I'll post a list of trading cards that sold for over $1,000.00 on eBay. Everyday there would be more cards to add to the list. It is somewhat rare for a card to sell for over $10,000.00 though. Those auctions are usually for vintage cards featuring a Hall-of-Famer or a high end autographed/game-used card of a modern day icon like, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, or Michael Jordan. So far, Strasburg has lived up to the hype and anyone involved in the trading card business has got to hope he keeps pitching great.

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Autograph 1/1 AUTO
Watchers: 7,188
Current Price: $30,126.00
Final Price: ???????

Please Note: Card taken off eBay. - Maybe a side deal was made - too bad we didn't get a final price on this one. But chances are, we'll see this card at auction again in the future.

Update: The card was sold through Huggins and Scott Auction house. Here is a writeup about the sale.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

1999/00 UD Retro Wilt Chamberlain Inkredible Autograph

One of the best looking on-card Basketball autographs for sale on eBay is this 1999/00 Upper Deck Retro Wilt Chamberlain Short Print. The card has received significant attention so far and look for the bidding to get hot and heavy toward auction close.

There is a small sports card website, Swinging Sportsnuts, who has a 1999 UD Retro Wilt Chamberlain Inkredible Autograph for sale priced at: $2,500.00. I would imagine that the auction currently on eBay will finish for less then that price. The seller of the card on eBay, wc_sports, previously had their Chamberlain for sale for $2,499.99.

The Chamberlain autograph is the most sought after card from the 1999/00 UD Retro Inkredible Basketball set. On June 9 a Bob Cousy autograph ended for $32.00 on 7 bids. Clearly the legend and star power of Wilt Chamberlain has collectors willing to pay four figures for this beauty.

1999 UD Retro INKredible WILT CHAMBERLAIN Auto SP
Watchers: 80
Current Price: $1,136.11
Final Price: $2,011.00

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2010 TriStar Hidden Treasures Football Auto Mini Helmets

TriStar will be releasing 2010 Hidden Treasures Football Series 4 on July 28. Each box has one autographed football mini helmet, and a shot at a redemption card for other TriStar Treasures.

1:2 boxes will have an autographed mini helmet from a member of the Football Hall of Fame. Some of the big names include: Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Bob Griese, Paul Hornung, Emmitt Smith + many more.
 The "Grand Treasure" in Series 4 is a framed cut signature piece of Pop Warner & Jim Thorpe. Find the redemption card that will be randomly inserted into boxes of Hidden Treasures Series 4 for your chance to get this cool item. You'll also get a shot at the "Diamond Treasure", which is a framed Vince Lombardi autographed canceled check.

Also be on the look out for redemption cards for full sized autographed footballs from: Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, Bart Starr, Kurt Warner, and Vince Young. Be sure to check out the complete checklist over at Sports Card Radio.

Monday, June 7, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Manny Machado Superfractor 1/1

Manny Machado is expected to hear his name called in the first three picks of the 2010 MLB Baseball Draft tonight. The ultra talented High School Shortstop should end up with the Baltimore Orioles at pick #3.

Update: Machado was picked #3 overall by the Baltimore Orioles.
Last summer Machado played fantastic for Team USA and catapulted his name to the top of mock drafts.  This also enabled Topps to produce a baseball card before Machado even steps foot on a MLB or MiLB diamond.
A Manny Machado 2010 Bowman Chrome Team USA Superfractor 1/1 rookie card is currently for sale on eBay. Topps holds an exclusive license to produce Team USA cards - which is why you see Machado cards - as well as other high school players including Bryce Harper. The Superfractor parallel cards, serial numbered 1/1, are their most sought after cards.

2010 Bowman Chrome Manny Machado Superfractor 1/1 USA
Watchers: 100
Current Price: $541.00
Final Price: $1,225.00

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sports Card Show - Findlay, OH - AUG. 8

Awesome Sports Cards will be hosting a Sports Card Show in Findlay, Ohio on August 8th, 2010.

Baseball Card Show Details
The Knights of Columbus Hall
701 West Main Cross Street
Findlay, Ohio
Date: Sunday - August 8, 2010
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

24 of the top area dealers will be on hand to buy, sell, and trade new and vintage cards. If you are in the Findlay area, it would be a good opportunity to see if you can find any deals! Card shows are a great way to pick up that single card you've been wanting, or get the right price on a wax box.

They will even be busting some boxes at the show and posting them on YouTube. Best of all admission into the show is free for all ages.

For more information:
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Awesome Sports Cards Facebook Page

Friday, June 4, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Jason Heyward Superfractor Auto 1/1

Jason Heyward does have a 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks card, but his 2010 Bowman cards feature the MLB Rookie Card Logo. His Superfractor Autograph, serial numbered 1/1, is currently on eBay.  

Update: All three Bowman Jason Heyward Superfractor's are on eBay. 2007, 2008 & 2010.
According to Blowout Cards, the 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor was pulled from a box purchased from them. With the attention the Stephen Strasburg Superfractor 1/1 got, it's a great time to have the 2010 Heyward Superfractor for sale. It's the 2nd most watched trading card currently on eBay. Currently #1? The Stephen Strasburg Red Parallel 1/1.

2010 Bowman Chrome Jason Heyward Superfractor Auto 1/1
Watchers: 1,076
Current Price: $3,550.00
Final Price: $6,156.00

UPDATE: His 2008 Bowman Chrome Superfractor 1/1 Autograph is now for sale on eBay. Yeah, it is confusing. Heyward was drafted in 2007, so Bowman can make a "Draft Pick" card. In 2008, this is Heywards first Bowman Chrome "Prospects" card. He does not have a Bowman card in 2009.  The 2010 Bowman Chrome card has the "Rookie Card Logo" because he appeared in an MLB game, and Topps can stamp that logo on his cards during 2010. Feel free to email me if you have any questions: [email protected]

Watchers: 203
Current Price: $4,900.00
Final Price: ???
Update: Seller took card off eBay. Usually that means s/he was able to work out a deal for the card "off-eBay." Or perhaps they decided now was not the right time to sell.

 Jason Heyward's 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Superfractor 1/1 is also for sale on eBay. This card originally sold in February for $1,550.00. The card then got sent to be graded by BGS and received a grade of 9. Sub grades: Centering 9 - Corners 9 - Edges 9 - Surface 9.5. Asking price? $10,000.00 or best offer.
NOTE: That is a printed autograph by Topps on the 2007 card below - NOT an actual Jason Heyward autograph. The 2010 & 2008 Superfractors above features an actual Heyward autograph. Some Bowman Superfractor cards are autographed, while others are not.

2007 Bowman Draft Chrome SUPERFRACTOR 1/1 JASON HEYWARD
Watchers: Unavailable
Buy it now price: $10,000.00 O.B.O
Does it sell: ???????

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red 1/1

The big 2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg pulls are drying up quick. The Superfractor 1/1 sold for $16,403, and now the Red Parallel 1/1 is up for auction on eBay.
Strasburg is scheduled to make his Major League debut for the Washington Nationals later this month. It will be interesting to keep tabs on these cards over the years to see if/when they end up back on eBay. It's hard to imagine, even if Strasburg plays well, that the 2010 Bowman Superfractor 1/1 will ever sell for more then what it did on May 29.

Momentum is slowly picking up for the red parallel 1/1 that eBay seller, supercardstore_123 currently has for sale. Superfractor cards tend to sell for more then the red parallel, but I have a feeling the seller will be happy with the price when this auction ends. It's currently the most watched sports trading card on eBay.  The Superfractor card ended with over 10,000 watchers, so I will keep tabs on how many this card ends with.

STEPHEN STRASBURG 2010 Bowman RED Parallel RC 1/1
Watchers: 1,033
Current Price: $4,850.00
Final Price: $4,850.00