Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 Topps Chrome Sam Bradford Superfractor RC /1

With just one more win, Sam Bradford could lead the St. Louis Rams from worst to a playoff berth. The most watched trading card on eBay is this 2010 Topps Chrome Autographed Superfractor, serial numbered 1/1.
It appears as though the seller 'accidentally' listed the card for sale several days ago for a buy it now price of $725.00. Unfortunately for him someone bought the card and the seller revoked the deal and negative feedback ensued. It might hurt the final sale price, but probably not much.

Bradford has had an excellent season for a rookie QB and hopefully he can stay healthy and improve in the years to come. High-end rookies of popular NFL Quarterbacks are always some of the highest priced football cards on eBay. You never know what can happen in the playoffs and if Bradford can get the Rams in then it might set up an opportunity for a pop in the value of his cards. The timing of the sale of this Superfractor is near perfect and the price should dictate that.

2010 Topps Chrome Sam Bradford Auto - 1/1 Superfractor
Watchers: 1,000+ (Most Watched Trading Card)
Current Price: $10,100.00
Final Price: 14,300.00
Auction Ends: Jan. 2, 2011

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010 Bowman Draft Buster Posey Superfractor /1

Buster Posey is my guy. Anyone who helped wipe the memories of the 2002 World Series from my mind - I've got love for. Posey is right up there with my favorite current Giants players and when I saw him at the 2010 World Series Parade I screamed like I was at a Pearl Jam concert. If I pulled this 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Superfractor I might do the same thing - the card is currently one of the most watched cards on eBay.
Posey had a remarkable season, winning the NL Rookie of the Year and also winning the World Series might be tough to top in his sophomore season. This is probably a good time to sell Posey rookie cards, because there will probably be an opportunity to pick them up later on at a lesser price. But if you're like me, if I had $1,000.00 sitting around that wasn't tied up in the stock market I'd probably get this card and not think twice. Go Buster. Go Giants. Don't think for one second they can't do it again in 2011.......

Watchers: 108
Current Price: $620.00
Final Price: $1,590.99
Auction Ends: December 24, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010-11 Panini Limited John Wall Rookie Patch /1

The seller of this 2010/11 Panini Limited John Wall Rookie Parallel 1/1 card says it's the "holy grail of all Wall cards" and it's hard to argue with that statement. Panini is the exclusive makers of NBA licensed trading cards, and while other Wall cards have fetched large sums at auction - this one takes top billing.
There are so many good young point guards around the league that I'm worried Wall may never be able to stand out amongst the large group. Young PG's like Rajon Rondo, CP3, Derrick Rose, and Deron Williams have already achieved hobby fame and only time will tell if Wall can join that group. This 10/11 Limited Phenoms 4-Color Patch of Wall is the 1/1 parallel of his rookie card from that set. It's currently the most watched trading card on eBay and fans of basketball cards have got to be thrilled that the bidding has already reached $2,000.00.

Watchers: 282 (Most Watched Trading Card)
Current Price: $2,000.00
Final Price: $2,468.10
Auction Ends: December 21

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Manny Machado Red Auto

Fans of the Baltimore Orioles have high hopes for Manny Machado, the teams #3 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.  Several high end cards from the 2010 Bowman set that featured Machado in a Team USA uniform have sold at auction. Collectors get their first crack at a card with the Orioles logo thanks to the 2010 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospect set that was recently released. This Red Refractor autograph, serial numbered #3/5, is currently the most watched Baseball Card on eBay.

Some scouts have compared Machado to Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez. Manny was drafted out of High School, so even if he tears up the minor leagues it will be several years before he puts on a MLB Orioles uniform. We've tracked the price of two other high end Machado cards that hit auction earlier this year. The current Bowman DPP at auction features an autograph and the serial number is also the pick number that the Orioles selected him in the 2010 Draft.

2010 Bowman Chrome USA Red Refractor RC 1/5
Sold For: $560.00
August 4, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome USA Superfractor 1/1
Sold For: $1,225.00
June, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Manny Machado Red Ref Auto 3/5
Watchers: 128 (Most Watched Baseball Card)
Current Price: $902.00
Final Price: $1,538.00
Auction Ends: December 19

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

2001 Michael Vick BGS 10 Sp Authentic RC Patch Auto

The only Beckett Grading Services (BGS) Pristine 10 Michael Vick 2001 UD Sp Authentic Auto Patch Rookie is currently for sale on eBay. BGS has graded a total of 27 Vick '01 Sp Authentic cards and this is the only one to receive the near impossible grade of Pristine 10. Three other Vick SPA's have been graded 9.5.

Vick is playing fantastic this season and has resurrected his career in Philadelphia. He will most certainly finish in the top 5 of the NFL MVP voting and could lead the Eagles deep into the playoffs. This is what fans and collectors dreamed about when Vick came into the league in 2001 - he has finally been able to put his life and QB skills together and is living up to the hype. His cards plummeted in value when he went to jail but now they have risen to new highs, even surpassing sales back when he was the main draw in the hobby back in 2001.

2001 Sp Authentic Mike Vick - Grades Given By BGS

Watchers: 291+ (Most Watched Trading Card)
Current Price: $4,050.00
Final Price: $4,550.00
Auction Ends: December 14

Monday, December 6, 2010

97/98 Kobe Bryant Precious Metal Red Fleer Skybox

There was a bit of controversy surrounding a 97/98 Fleer Skybox Kobe Bryant Precious Metal Green that was the most watched card last week on eBay. The picture of the card had a blacked out serial number and was also the same picture of a card being featured in another auction.  It ended up selling for over $5,000.00. This 97/98 Kobe Bryant Precious Metal Gems cards, with the red front, I would bet a lot of money is legit because the seller has over 21,000 positive transactions on eBay.
These were some of the first Basketball cards to feature serial numbering and to top it off, the set was mass produced making finding one of these cards out of a pack extremely difficult. The Kobe Bryant cards, along with the Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan RC's are the most popular cards to come out of the 1997/98 Fleer Metal set.  Here are some past sales of Precious Metal 'Gem' Cards:
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Hakeem Olajuwon 'Green' - $694.00
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Dennis Rodman 'Red' - $610.91
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Steve Nash 'Red' - $432.00
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Karl Malone 'Red' - $255.32
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Reggie Miller 'Red' - $249.50
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Clyde Drexler 'Red' - $247.50
  • 97/98 Precious Metal Gems Toni Kukoc 'Red' - $247.50
Watchers: 162 (Most Watched Trading Card)
Current Price: $1,225.00
Final Price: $1,580.00
Auction Ends: December 8

Thursday, December 2, 2010

2010 Bowman Chrome Shelby Miller Red Autograph /5

This great looking card of Cardinals pitching prospect Shelby Miller has been climbing the most watched charts the last few days. The desirable 2010 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Autographs are serial numbered #/5 which will make the bidding hot and heavy toward the close of auction.

I'm a SF Giants fan, and although I've heard of Miller I had to go check out the stats to get a better idea what he brings to the table. When I look at young pitchers stats (Miller was born in 1990) I look at Strikeouts/Walks to Innings Pitched. The story checks out great for Miller who in his first full season in the minors had 140 SO in 104.1 IP with just 33 walks. What that tells me is he misses bats at a very high rate, even for the low levels of the minor leagues. Miller was a 1st round pick, #19, in 2009 by the Cardinals so he did nothing but help his stock going forward although it might be a couple years before he reaches the MLB even if he continues to light it up.

Here are some other past sales of 2010 Bowman/Chrome Red Refractors:
2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg 1/1 Auto - $17,000.00
2010 Bowman Bryce Harper /5 No Auto -
2010 Bowman Chrome BRETT JACKSON AUTO 3/5 -
2010 Manny Machado Bowman Chrome No Auto 1/5 -

2010 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Auto Shelby Miller 3/5
Watchers: 64
Current Price: $660.00
Final Price: $680.00
Auction Ends: December 3

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1997/98 Skybox Kobe Bryant Precious Metal Gems Green

Kobe Bryant is the best player in the game today, sorry South Beach. His skills are superior to anyone - ever seen LeBron post up?  Check that - ever seen LeBron win a Championship?  It should come as no surprise that the most watched trading card on eBay is this mid-90's junk wax gem, Precious Metal Gem, to be exact.
The 1997/98 Skybox Precious Metal Gem cards came with either a "Green Front" or a "Red Front".  The total print run for the parallel base cards were to #/100 and they are serial numbered on the back. The print run from 1-10 have the green fronts and the print run from 11-100 have the red fronts. These cards are always some of the most watched cards on eBay and just a few weeks ago a Red Michael Jordan Metal Gem was also the most watched Basketball card. Go Kobe!

Update: Is it legit? Blanked out Serial Number... Same picture as one listed for $30,000.00 or best offer.  I'd stay away from both cards until issue is cleared up.

Kobe Bryant 1997 Skybox Precious Metal Gem (green)
Watchers: 273 (Most Watched Trading Card)
Current Price: $4,250.00
Final Price: $5,100.00
Auction Ends: December 5th

2009/10 Panini Adrenalyn Kobe Bryant Autograph /1

One lucky collector attended the Toronto Fall Expo in mid-November and walked away with this 2009/10 Panini Adrenalyn All-Star Kobe Bryant On-Card Autograph, serial numbered 1/1.  Cards were given away in packs at the Panini America Booth at the show. Here is a complete checklist of all the autographs given away to collectors who attended the event.

Adrenalyn is a card game where collectors can buy packs for $0.99 and enter codes found on the back of the cards to play an online game against other players.  No autographs were available in the original Adrenalyn XL set that was released back in February. Panini tracked down their man Kobe and got him to autograph two 09/10 Adrenalyn XL cards and those were given away at the Toronto Expo. Those cards are stamped with 'EXPO 10' on the front of the card. The seller incorrectly lists the card as a "10/11" Adrenalyn Kobe Bryant card, but the new series of Adrenalyn XL doesn't release until early January 2011.  The 2009/10 Adrenalyn All-Star cards, like the Kobe shown below, were given away as promotional cards and not available in packs.

10/11 Panini Adrenalyn Kobe Bryant Auto Autograph 1/1
Watchers: 55
Current Price: $132.50
Final Price: $370.55
Auction Ends: December 2