Card of the Moment
- A top prospect autograph with a print run of 10 for just a shade over $5. Impressive @nyr4life- Thomas Hickey Auto 7/10
- Another grab by @nyr4life that is a more than stellar pickup. $9.99 for a Mirror black is a good deal any day of the week! Thomas Plekanec Mirror Black 11-12 Certified 1/1
- @sellmycardsonline grabbed a Sam Bradford 2011 Prime Signatures Autograph numbered to 25 for $17.11 after getting a second chance offer from a seller who listed the card with a reserve that wasn’t met. Congrats on adding that to your Bradford collection.
- An anonymous submitter (not sure if it was intentionally anonymous) found this Maurice Cheeks Cramer’s Choice style autograph #’d to 74 from Panini Preferred and the nicest looking version outside of the green one, for only $7.50.
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You’ve probably noticed that Jeremy Lin is everywhere in the media lately and his cards are disappearing fast and at very high prices. In fact, good luck finding an autographed RC under $100 of this young gun.
If you haven’t already bought some 2010-11 products, specifally Panini products to get Jeremy Lin RC’s and Auto’s chances are you’re going to pay $20-30 more than you would have a week ago. We were able to nab 6 boxes of Panini Classics for $67.95 apiece last Monday. Now you’re lucky to find them under $87.95. Blowout Cards is either currently sold out of most 2010-11 products, once again not the case a week ago, OR they haven’t decided what to post them up at after yanking them when they realized their prices were very low for the current Linsanity market. Dave and Adam’s Card World jumped their prices quite significantly with Absolute at $220 now.
DCS Sportscards has gone out of stock on several of the products as well but does still have Classics posted for $82.95.
Panini did an incredible job of pimping Jeremy Lin and his RC’s in their products this past week and provided some pretty solid price information while they were at it. Here is a repost of their table. Once again this is from last week.
Right now is the time to buy DH12 as his stock seems to be dropping like a lead balloon as his persona grows larger than his play. If he were to be traded, which you would think is inevitable at this point, his values will climb back to their original $8-10 per Topps Chrome RC rather than their current $3-5. Jump on some of them now. Even if he doesn’t get traded this season these are a good investment at less than $5.
I want THIS!
The Player: Can this guy get much better? He’s a lefty which automatically makes fans that much more enthralled with him. He could pitch until he is 45 like Tom Glavine if he does things right and doesn’t end up like Johan Santana taking a yearly trip to the DL for half the season or more. His curveball is absolutely ridiculous when he has it working. He’s putting it together this year even more than past years and is an NL Cy Young leader at this point. He’s only 23 years old to boot!
The Cards: Basically anything with his face on it is getting hot this summer. Being a USA homer I still think his 2005 UD USA Juniors Autograph XRC is underappreciated.
2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos are of course “the card to have” of Kershaw but his 2008 Bowman Chrome with the RC logo is gaining momentum. the 2008 will never be as valuable as the 2006 simply because it’s not his first chrome nor is it an autograph card but they are definitely gaining appreciation.
Prices and Outlook:
2005 UD USA Junior Autograph: You can buy the Autograph RC /495 which most consider the “base” RC from the set for under $20 all day long. So this one is cheaper, more limited, earlier and more condition sensitive then the 2006 Chrome Draft. Hmmmmm…
2006 Bowman Chrome Draft: These are about $50 raw right now but are still considerably cheaper than Tim Lincecum’s Bowman Chrome Autographs. Lincecum is a bit more established but Kershaw isn’t far behind and is two years younger. In 2009 these were less than $40 so they are climbing.(Thanks to CardFolio for the pricing from 2009)
2008 Bowman Chrome: For the other kind of “True” RC collectors out there wanting RC logos only this one can be had cheap. Refractors usually end at 99 cents and even Blue and Gold Refractors don’t top $20. There is an autograph parallel numbered to 99 available but even that one doesn’t touch the price of a raw non numbered 2006 Chrome Draft.
I am not a Yankees fan but I am a Jeter admirer. This guy has been a class act for quite some time and he should be celebrated for that reason. Thus far today the reception of his 3,000th hit has been good despite the obscene amount of Yankee haters out there and I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. Doing it on a HR probably made it so even the biggest haters had to say “Wow”. There were a few tweets saying David Price served it up but he also looked pretty pissed about the pitch immediately. Was it acting, I don’t think so. I think Price wanted to avoid being on Jeter’s eternal highlight reel.
Back to the card at hand, a 1992 Classic Draft Picks XRC. Jeter had three XRC’s in three different Classic sets in 1992 before he ever had the infamous 1993 SP and Upper Deck RC’s. I wouldn’t ever turn down a 1993 SP but I am perfectly satisfied with this one because it is different. When I am looking at my PC in twenty years it will be cool to see this because the image of the 1993 SP is burnt into my brain anyway. This gem cost me $.99 plus shipping about three years ago on ebay and it brings me all the joy of a 1993 SP minus the ability to liquidate it for some cash if I were in need. Maybe this is just the rationalization of a guy who doesn’t want to shell out the cash for a precious copy of the SP RC but I’m not above living in that type of denial.
Congrats to Derek. Now let’s see if the Yankees can pull off the victory.