Sports Trading Card Price Tracker We talk a lot about price movement of single cards and sports trading card boxes on The Sports Card Show Podcast. Each month we'll pick some hot items in the sports card world and monitor the price action over the month. Sometimes we make prediction on if the price is going to go up or down.
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2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autographs Gold Matt Barnes #/50

Matt Barnes - SP
Born: June 17, 1990
Drafted: 1st Round #19 Boston Red Sox 2011
Position: Starting Pitcher

Card Tracked:
2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Gold Ref. Autograph #/50


I first became familiar with Red Sox #8 prospect, as rated by Baseball America, Matt Barnes when I purchased a portfolio of cards on Check Out My Cards.  One of the cards in the lot was a 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Gold Refractor Autograph of Barnes, serial numbered to #/50.  I ended up paying $73.02 for the card in early February and I felt like I got a good deal. Barnes had yet to make his debut in the minor leagues, but he was a 1st Round Pick by one of the most popular teams in baseball so I knew it would sell if he pitched half way decent. The Beckett Book value on the card when I got it was $150.00. You can see the Beckett B.V. of a card on Check out My Cards for free.

Patiently I sat on the card and priced it on COMC much higher then what they were selling for on eBay (on eBay they were around $100).  The reason why I did that was because I was hoping that Barnes would be placed at a very low level in the Red Sox minor league organization to begin his career, and he would then dominate his first few minor league starts because he is a guy who pitched at a high level in college. By golly that is exactly what happened as Barnes was placed on the Low-A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League.  Barnes did more then just dominate, in his first three starts he allowed 0 earned runs, and struck out 25 batters in just 16 innings. Wow. Offers from many different buyers on COMC started to roll in right after his third start.  Most were offering up to $100, but I knew I could get $110-120 out of it. Besides, he could have another good start and I might be able to get closer to $130-140.  On April 20, 2012 though I got a $112.00 offer and decided to take it. Works out to a $38.98 win by just holding the card for two months. 

Buying cards like this can be a gamble unless you get them for the right price. Because I purchased the card as part of a lot of other cards, I was able to get a good deal for the Barnes with my initial price of $73.02.  Still, Barnes could have gotten out of the gate by getting roughed up, or even worse, get hurt and the value of that card might have plummeted into the $30-50 range. The Gold Refractor Autographs from Bowman and Bowman Chrome products are very desirable and cards of key players can sell for tons of money. For example, a Bryce Harper Gold Refractor Autograph #/50 can sell for upwards of $2,000.

2011 Bowman Chrome Draft 
Matt Barnes Auto Gold #/50
  • Purchased for: $73.02 - February 2012 on COMC
  • Sold For: $112.00 - April 20, 2012 on COMC

eBay Sale Prices March 1 - April 12, 2012:

  • Sold For: $125.00 + Free S/H - 4-12-2012
  • Sold For: $95.00 + Free S/H - 3-24-2012
  • Sold For: $100.00 + $1.95 S/H - 3-5-2012

Matt Barnes Red Sox Cards on eBay

 



2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autographs Gold Matt Barnes #/50

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2012 Panini Black Box - Las Vegas Industry Summit 2012 Panini Black Boxes
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Promotional Giveaway At Industry Summit
Las Vegas, Nevada - March 18-21, 2012
Panini Black Boxes on eBay

No other company spends more on marketing at the Las Vegas Industry Summit then Panini America. That is evident in their large booth, a plethora of presentations and the giveaway of the famous Black Boxes that are always a hit with attendees.  For several years they have given away these boxes and inside are special cards that are stamped with the "2012 Panini Black Box" logo. 

After Panini got done giving an hour long presentation at the 2012 Industry Summit, Panini distributed the boxes. A huge line waited to grab each box. At the event many people instantly ripped open their box right then and their. I saw a Steve Young 3 color prime patch Autograph 1/1.  An Emmit Smith 3 color prime autograph. Several other nice cards and a pair of brothers supposedly hit Cam Newton 1/1 cards. Some of the boxes have just 1 card while others will have 2 or more. On the secondary market, typically un-opened boxes were selling for around $350 on eBay. Below is a sampling of cards that were sold on eBay - these cards may never show up online ever again. The best time to buy Black Box cards is right after the event because once the boxes are gone, they are gone for good.

Note: Panini came out with a Basketball product in 2010-11 called Elite Black Box, do not confuse the two cards, all of the Black Box cards given away at the Las Vegas Industry Summit are stamped with the "2012 Panini Black Box" logo.

 

Check the link below to see if there are any cards on eBay


2012 Panini Black Box
Aaron Rodgers 1/1 Super Bowl Pylon
Sold For: $875.00 - March 25, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl Pylon

2012 Panini Black Box
Kobe Bryant Hoops 1/1 Autograph
Sold For: $449.00 - March 28, 2012
2011-12 Panini Black Box Hoops Kobe Bryant Auto 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Chris Anderson Donruss 1/1 Patch Autograph
Sold For: $350.00 - March 22, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Chris Anderson Patch Auto 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Brett Favre Gold Standard 1/1 Patch Autograph
Sold For: $350.00 - March 25, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Brett Favre Gold Standard 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Jim Thorpe Gold Standard 1/1
Sold For: $222.50 - March 25, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Jim Thorpe Gold Standard 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Shonn Greene Plates & Patches 1/1 Auto Patch
Sold For: $175.00 - March 20, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Shonn Greene Plates Patches 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
LeBron James Gold Standard 1/1
Sold For: $169.99 - March 24, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box LeBron James Gold Standard 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
LeBron James Gold Standard 1/1 Patch
Sold For: $159.50 - March 29, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box LeBron James Gold Standard 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Joe Montana Gold Standard 1/1 Patch
Sold For: $150.00 - March 18, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Joe Montana Gold Standard 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Matthew Stafford Gold Standard 1/1 Patch Auto
Sold For: $142.50 - March 29, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Matthew Stafford Gold Standard 1/1

2012 Panini Black Box
Joe Namath Gold Standard 1/1 Patch Auto
Sold For: $138.50 - March 29, 2012
2012 Panini Black Box Joe Namath Gold Standard 1/1

Results from our Panini Black Box:
2012 Panini Black Box Mark Ingram Gold Standard 1/1 2012 Panini Black Box - Super Bowl 46 Card


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2011 Topps Supreme Football
Release Date: January 11, 2012

Complete Checklist: 2011 Topps Supreme Football
Average Box Price on eBay: $80-90

Rodgers - Favre - Starr Triple Autograph
Sold For $4,999.00 - January 14, 2012 - eBay Seller: tboc

These are one of those auctions you want to be paid quick. Real quick. Five grand is a lot to pay for a card even with three hall of fame QB's on it. There are ten of these redemption cards in the product so the card is not incredibly rare. Getting Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers to sign on the same card could prove to be difficult, which may explain the staggering price tag.
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Dan Marino Printing Plate Autograph /1
Sold For $550.00 - January 15, 2012 - eBay Seller: ilta096

Marino never won a Super Bowl, but he has loads of fans that consistently pay top dollar for his autographs. Several players from the 2011 Topps Supreme base set have parallel printing plate autograph cards. Marino has been a staple in Topps football sets for the past few years and look for that to continue well into the future.
2011 Topps Supreme Dan Marino Autograph Printing Plate 1/1

Aaron Rodgers - Peyton Manning Dual Autograph
Sold For $425.00 - January 11, 2012 - eBay Seller: hammond07

Two of the great modern day QB's are featured on this card - and the price seems about right. Will Peyton be able to come back next year and lead the Colts back to glory? Or will the team change direction and go with young QB Andrew Luck?  One thing is for sure, you can't really go wrong investing in either Rodgers or Peyton.
Aaron Rodgers - Peyton Manning Dual Autograph Topps Supreme

Cam Newton Rookie Autograph Jsy /5
Sold For $407.99 - January 12, 2012 - eBay Seller: nmar2

Newton had a remarkable rookie season and flashed the skills that won him a NCAA National Championship at Auburn. $400 is a lot to spend on a QB that still hasn't won anything in the NFL, but this card could be worth $1,000+ easy if Newton is able to lead the Panthers to a Super Bowl.
2011 Topps Supreme Cam Newton Rookie Autograph /5

Drew Brees Autograph Jsy 5/5
Sold For $299.99 - Jan. 13, 2012 - eBay Seller: stangman972

The 49ers were able to stop Brees and the Saints run at a Super Bowl in 2011, but the rest of the league had trouble stopping their offense all year long. Brees broke Dan Marino's long time NFL passing yard mark in '11 and is showing no signs of slowing down.
2011 Topps Supreme Drew Brees Autograph /5

Joe Montana Autograph Jsy 4/10
Sold For $297.25 - Jan. 13, 2012 - eBay Seller: corporate1000

This appears to be a Kansas City Chiefs jersey on this card, which may hurt it's overall value a slight touch. Nonetheless, it's great to see that Joe is in so many sets the last couple years, he used to have an exclusive deal with Upper Deck that limited the selection of his cards each season.
2011 Topps Supreme Joe Montana Autograph /10

Julio Jones Rookie Autograph Jsy 3/5
Sold For $275.00 - January 12, 2012 - eBay Seller: jvsdt5

Jones had a productive rookie season and could be poised for a huge breakout in 2012. Julio will go as far as his QB Matt Ryan will go - can Matty Ice become a top flight starter? We shall see, he and Jones put up great numbers but the potential is there for even bigger ones.
2011 Topps Supreme Julio Jones Rookie Autograph /5

Michael Vick Autograph Jsy 1/5
Sold For $215.00- Jan. 12, 2012 - eBay Seller: play-ball!!

Michael Vick has totally turned around his hobby status - prices for his cards dropped considerably after he went to jail for dog fighting. Now, he is back and playing well. He was hurt a lot in 2011 and will need to stay healthy to bounce back in 2012.
2011 Topps Supreme Michael Vick Autograph /5

Cam Newton Rookie Autograph Jsy /20
Sold For $200 - Jan. 14, 2012 - eBay Seller: sportscardsfl386
2011 Topps Supreme Cam Newton Rookie Autograph /20