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2015 Topps Chrome Kris Bryant 1/1 Superfractor Sells For $15K

eBay seller jra0113 described the card as the holy grail for Kris Bryant cards. He probably wasn’t lying.

On July 29, 2017 a 2015 Topps Chrome Superfractor 1/1 Bryant rookie card sold for $15,000 on eBay. The seller left feedback for the buyer, noting s/he paid lighting fast.

2015 Topps Chrome Autograph Rookie
Kris Bryant
Superfractor – Serial Numbered 1/1
Sold For $15,000
Date Sold: July 2017

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Top Selling Sports Cards Of 2016

The collectibles industry is on fire. Despite this website’s focus primarily being on new card releases from Topps & Panini, and how often the products can suck – the bulk of the sports collectibles industry is focused on items from the distant past.

2016 saw prices inflate nearly across the board for high-end vintage baseball cards. While the criminal convictions of ‘shill bidding’ at auctions both online & off are real concerns, that shouldn’t diminish the excitement collectors are experiencing buying these collectibles from their past.

High-end vintage baseball cards have skyrocketed along with the general economy (stock market) over the last 8 years. Collectors tend to gravitate towards the “holy grail” collectibles during these booming times, much like investors flock to the best performing stocks, and art collectors flock to the best known works of art.

There’s virtually no card is more iconic than the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle. Aside from the cards’ visual appeal, there’s still many fans alive today that saw Mickey Mantle play. Having that connection to their childhood is certainly a factor in Mantle’s card prices continuing to accelerate well after his career and death.

During 2016, numerous Mickey Mantle cards sold, but the highlights include a PSA 8.5 version of his 1952 card which sold for over $1.1M in November. The same card sold for a ”mere” $130,000 back in 2010, when economic times were much bleaker.

Private Auctions

We know employees related to PSA & the major auctions houses were involved in shill bidding at auctions that attract the highest quality cards … so we have to take their own data with a grain of salt. However, it’s possible the values are more accurate given the scrutiny the industry must be under by high-end clients. I really have no clue, but PSA recently counted down the highest selling collectibles on their twitter stream this week – and posted a recap on their blog here.

Here is a look at the top selling sports cards according to PSA:

#1 Honus Wagner T206 – Graded PSA 5 (MC)

Sold For: $3.1M – October 2016

#2 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle – Graded PSA 8.5

Sold For: $1.1M – November 2016

#3 Honus Wagner T206 – Graded PSA 2

Sold For: $776K – November 2016

#4 (tie) 1963 Topps Pete Rose – Graded PSA 10

Sold For: $717K – August 2016

#4 (tie) 1916 M101-5 Sporting News Babe Ruth – Graded PSA 7

Sold For: $717K – August 2016

#5 1909 E90-1 American Caramel Joe Jackson – Graded PSA 8

Sold For: $667K – August 2016

Online Auctions

Online auctions have seen the trickle down from the record prices seen at the auction house. Cards of Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, Pete Rose and others have skyrocketed over the last few years. While Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner remain the “holy grail” type cards to collect – collectors are paying up for a wider range of baseball players than I can remember. In a ‘rising tides lifts all boats’ scenario – we’ve seen online auctions for virtually all HOF players from the 1960s era trend upward in 2016.

Below is a website I follow during the year. They keep track of the top selling online auctions. Below is a look at the top selling baseball cards in 2016. Notice Mickey Mantle doesn’t appear in the top 5 … partly due to his cards being in the hands of collectors already – and the fact many of his top sales occur at the more ‘private’ auction house setting.

One thing that stands out about the top selling baseball cards is that only 2 cards made after 1980 appear on the top 50 selling baseball cards list. However, comparing that to football, and particularly basketball paints a different picture – as modern cards are some of the most valuable cards in those sports.

Source: PriceGuideApp

Michael Jordan is clearly still the king of NBA cards. For a period of time, Steph Curry cards were in high demand. However, following a dramatic NBA finals loss to the Cavs (where Curry was inconsistent) and after Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors – Stephen Curry card prices have trended downward, along with his statistics. However, many of his cards still remain some of the most valuable basketball cards sold in 2016.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady rookie cards are from a similar era – and often are some of the top selling football cards each year. While you’ll occasionally see a 1st or 2nd year player in the top selling NBA cards for the year, even with how popular Ezekiel Elliot and Das Prescott have been for the Dallas Cowboys, neither can crack this list of top selling NFL cards. In fact, Tom Brady’s rookies, which were made in 2000, are the most current card on the list below:

Overall 2016 was a huge year for vintage sports cards. The adults who are buying these cards are getting to the age in life where they have some money to spend. What will be interesting to follow in the coming years is if future generations will continue to bid up the values of these cards … or will that generation start favoring a different era of cards? Certainly the Honus Wagner, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, ect cards will stay valuable, but will the values continue to accelerate? Will Mike Trout, Derek Jeter, Buster Posey, ect cards start appreciating to the levels seen by the 1960’s era cards? Only time will tell.

1993 Derek Jeter RC Rookie Card Price Guide

Even though Derek Jeter is retired – his rookie cards are still collected as much as they ever have. Finding one’s in good condition can increase the value more & more.

1993 Upper Deck SP Foil #279

1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter Rookie SP PSA 9

BGS 9.5 (9.5 9.5 10 9.5 Subs)
A Derek Jeter SP rookie that was 1 point from BGS 10 sold for $13,200 – the best offer was accepted by the seller who was asking $18,000. Most other Jeter SP rookies graded BGS 9.5 sell for much less.

BGS 9.5 – $1,375 – $2,250
PSA 9 – $775 – $1,310
PSA 8.5 – $295 – $340
PSA 8 – $100 – $190
PSA 7 – $65 – $110
PSA 6.5 – $60 – $70


1993 Pinnacle #457

1993 Pinnacle Derek Jeter Rookie PSA 9

Much like the 1993 Upper Deck SP – there’s a premium paid for Pinnacle Derek Jeter rookie cards in good condition, as the value falls off sharply from a PSA 10 Gem Mint to one in just Mint condition.

BGS 10 – $3,380
BGS 9.5 – $100 – $245
PSA 10 – $200 – $325
BCCG 10 – $45 – $65
PSA 9 – $30 – $45
PSA 8.5 – $25 – $30
PSA 8 – $12 – $22


1993 Topps #98 

1993 Topps Derek Jeter Rookie #98 Graded PSA 9

Florida Marlins & Colorado Rockies Inaugural Edition
– These cards only came inside specially marked factory sets. The easist way to tell if you have a Marlins Inagural Season Rookie, there’s a foil stamp placed over Jeter’s right leg. On the Rockies version, the foil stamp is above Jeter’s left foot. Only 5,000 of each cards was made.

BGS 10 – $2,000
BGS 9.5 – $75 – $150
PSA 10 – $80 – $175

Marlins & Rockies

PSA 10 – $345 – $425
BGS 9.5 – $250 – $270 
PSA 10 – $250 – $340
PSA 9 – $85 – $100


1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy #117

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Derek Jeter RC #117 PSA 9

These cards are found in 1993 Topps Stadium Club Dome Factory Sets – which still sell sealed online. The stated print run for these sets was 128,000.

PSA 10 – $275 – $345
BGS 9.5 – $165 – $275
PSA 9 – $105 – $155
PSA 8 – $85 – $95


1993 Bowman #511

1993 Bowman Derek Jeter Rookie Card #511 BGS 9.5

Bowman Rookie Cards are often a baseball player’s best rookie – but for Derek Jeter, that really ins’t the case. Still a very nice card to have – but unlike some of Jeter’s condition sensitive rookies – the 1993 Bowman version only has a value premium when graded in Gem Mint condition.

BGS 9.5 – $90 – $180
PSA 10 – $90 – $165
PSA 9 – $20 – $40


1993 Score #489

1993 Score #489 Derek Jeter Rookie Card Graded BGS 9.5 Gem Mint

Actually the least valuable out of Derek Jeter’s main stream MLB rookie card releases. Might be considered the ‘poor mans’ Derek Jeter rookie card if you are a collector on a budget – it might make a nice choice.

PSA 10 – $40 – $115
BGS 9.5 – $35 – $100
PSA 9 – $18 – $25


1993 Score Select #360

1993 Score Select Derek Jeter Rookie Card #360 Graded PSA 10 Gem Mint

BGS 9.5 – $59 – $135
PSA 10 – $59 – $75
PSA 9 – $15 – $27


1993 Upper Deck #449

1993 Upper Deck #449 Derek Jeter Rookie Card Graded PSA 9

BGS 9.5 – $56 – $125
PSA 10 – $60 – $115
PSA 9 – $15 – $29

‘Gold Hologram’ Version

BGS 9.5 – $650
PSA 9 – $475
BGS 9 – $300
PSA 8 – $180

2014 Bowman Baseball Superfractor Price Tracker

2014 Bowman Baseball
Superfractor Prices

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Prices are from eBay


2014 Bowman Baseball
Chrome Prospect Checklist

Superfractor Parallel #/1
Prices in bold. Date listed after price is the date it sold on eBay.

Superfractor Cards For Sale on eBay

2014 Bowman Superfractor Jamie Westbrook

BCP1 Jason Hursh – Braves
BCP2 Trey Ball – Red Sox
BCP3 Jacob May – White Sox
BCP4 Rosell Herrera – Rockies
BCP5 Mark Appel – Astros
BCP6 Julio Urias – Dodgers
BCP7 Devin Williams – Brewers
BCP8 Ryan Eades – Twins
BCP9 Eric Jagielo – Yankees $300 – 4/30/2014
BCP10 Zach Borenstein – Angels
BCP11 Jake Barrett – Dbacks
BCP12 Wendell Rijo – Red Sox
BCP13 Armando Rivero – Cubs
BCP14 Chris Taylor – Mariners
BCP15 Edwin Diaz – Mariners
BCP16 Dylan Floro – Rays
BCP17 Jose Abreu – White Sox
BCP18 Luke Jackson – Rangers
BCP19 Billy Burns – A’s $275 – 5/2/2014
BCP20 Leonardo Molina – Yankees
BCP21 Billy McKinney – A’s
BCP22 Chris Flexen – Mets $62 – 5/15/2014
BCP23 Kyle Parker – Rockies
BCP24 Pierce Johnson – Cubs
BCP25 Kris Bryant – Cubs
BCP26 Micah Johnson – White Sox
BCP27 Raimel Tapia – Rockies
BCP28 Preston Tucker – Astros
BCP29 Christian Binford – Royals
BCP30 Ty Buttrey – Red Sox
BCP31 Brandon Trinkwon – Dodgers $109.50 – 5/12/2014
BCP32 Lewis Thorpe – Twins
BCP33 Devon Travis – Tigers
BCP34 Cesar Puello – Mets
BCP35 Tyler Wade – Yankees
BCP36 Daniel Robertson – A’s
BCP37 Maikel Franco – Phillies
BCP38 Cody Reed – Royals
BCP39 Sam Moll – Rockies
BCP40 Logan Vick – Indians
BCP41 Gus Schlosser – Braves
BCP42 Levon Washington – Indians
BCP43 Chris Beck – White Sox $51.00 – 5/25/2014
BCP44 Tim Cooney – Cardinals $249.99 – 5/8/2014
BCP45 Michael Feliz – Astros
BCP46 Jamie Westbrook – Dbacks $199 – 5/2/2014
BCP47 Alex Reyes – Cardinals $275 – 5/6/2014
BCP48 Trevor Gretzky – Cubs
BCP49 Isiah Kiner-Falefa – Rangers $255 – 5/7/2014
BCP50 Shawn Pleffner – Nationals
BCP51 Hunter Dozier – Royals
BCP52 Hunter Renfroe – Padres
BCP53 Ryder Jones – Giants
BCP54 Tyler Danish – White Sox
BCP55 Matt McPhearson – Dbacks

BCP56 Gosuke Katoh – Yankees
BCP57 Andrew Thurman – Astros
BCP58 Jordan Paroubeck – Padres $315 – 5/3/2014
BCP59 Tucker Neuhaus – Brewers
BCP60 Dillon Overton – A’s
BCP61 Ryon Healy – A’s
BCP62 Chase Anderson – Dbacks
BCP63 Daniel Palka – Dbacks
BCP64 Duane Underwood – Cubs
BCP65 Carlos Contreras – Reds
BCP66 Ben Lively – Reds
BCP67 Anthony Santander – Indians
BCP68 Melvin Mercedes – Tigers
BCP69 Josh Hader – Astros
BCP70 Yimi Garcia – Dodgers
BCP71 Orlando Arcia – Brewers
BCP72 Matthew Bowman – Mets
BCP73 Jacob deGrom – Mets
BCP74 John Gant – Mets
BCP75 Robert Gsellman – Mets
BCP76 Gabriel Ynoa – Mets $134.39 – 6/3/2014
BCP77 Anthony Aliotti – A’s
BCP78 Chris Bostick – Rangers
BCP79 Drew Granier – A’s
BCP80 Austin Wright – Phillies
BCP81 Brandon Cumpton – Pirates
BCP82 Kendry Flores – Giants
BCP83 Jason Rogers – Brewers $65 – 5/6/2014
BCP84 Ryne Stanek – Rays $162.51 – 5/25/2014
BCP85 Nomar Mazara – Rangers
BCP86 Victor Payano – Rangers $69 – 5/12/2014
BCP87 Franklin Barreto – Blue Jays
BCP88 Santiago Nessy – Blue Jays $81 – 5/24/2014
BCP89 Michael Ratterree – Brewers
BCP90 Manuel Margot – Red Sox $187.50 – 6/4/2014
BCP91 Gabriel Rosa – Reds $67 – 6/5/2014
BCP92 Nelson Rodriguez – Indians $102.50 – 5/6/2014
BCP93 Yency Almonte – Angels $85 – 6/1/2014
BCP94 Bobby Coyle – Dodgers
BCP95 Pat Stover – Dodgers
BCP96 Wuilmer Becerra – Mets
BCP97 Miller Diaz – Mets
BCP98 Akeel Morris – Mets
BCP99 Kenny Giles – Phillies
BCP100 Brian Ragira – Giants
BCP101 Victor De Leon – Cardinals
BCP102 Steven Ramos – Cardinals
BCP103 Chris Kohler – A’s
BCP104 Seth Mejias-Brean – Reds
BCP105 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez – Phillies
BCP106 Alexander Guerrero – Dodgers $650 – 5/7/2014
BCP107 Jose Herrera – Dbacks
BCP108 Tyler Marlette – Mariners $96 – 5/15/2014
BCP109 Mookie Betts – Red Sox
BCP110 Joe Wendle – Indians $62 – 5/4/2014


2014 Bowman Baseball
Chrome Autograph Checklist

 

Superfractor Parallel #/1
Prices in bold. Date listed after price is the date it sold on eBay.

Superfractor Autographs For Sale

2014 Bowman Superfractor Armando Rivero

BCAP-AM Adam Morgan – Phillies (3rd Rd. 2011)
BCAP-ARI Armando Rivero – Cubs (International Free Agent) $425 – 5/1/2014
BCAP-AT Andrew Toles – Rays (3rd Rd. 2012) $799.99 – 6/8/2014
BCAP-AY Alex Yarbrough – Angels (4th Rd. 2012) $400 – 5/19/2014
BCAP-BB Billy Burns – Nationals (32nd Rd. 2011) $585.00 – 6/13/2014
BCAP-BT Brandon Trinkwon – Dodgers (7th Rd. 2013)
BCAP-CB Christian Binford – Royals (30th Rd. 2011)
BCAP-CBO Chris Bostick – Rangers (4th Rd. 2011)
BCAP-CD Chase DeJong – Blue Jays (2nd Rd. 2012)
BCAP-CF Chris Flexen – Mets (14th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-CK Chris Kohler – A’s (3rd Rd. 2013) $735.54 – 6/13/2014
BCAP-CM Casey Meisner – Mets (3rd Rd. 2013)
BCAP-CP Cesar Puello – Mets (International Free Agent)
BCAP-CT Chris Taylor – Mariners (5th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-DF Dylan Floro – Rays (13th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-DH David Holmberg – Reds (2nd Rd. 2009) $300 – 5/4/2014
BCAP-DM Daniel McGrath – Red Sox (International Free Agent)
BCAP-DR Daniel Robertson – A’s (1st Rd. #34 2012)
BCAP-DT Devon Travis – Tigers (13th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-ED Edwin Diaz – Mariners (3rd Rd. 2012)
BCAP-FC Franchy Cordero – Padres (International Free Agent)
BCAP-GE Gabriel Encinas – Yankees (6th Rd. 2010)
BCAP-JAB Jose Abreu** – White Sox (International Free Agent) $16,000 – 5/2/2014
BCAP-JB Jake Barrett – Dbacks (3rd Rd. 2012)
BCAP-JBE Javier Betancourt – Tigers (International Free Agent) $800.00 – 6/10/2014
BCAP-JG Joan Gregorio – Giants (International Free Agent)
BCAP-JHA Josh Hader – Astros (19th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-JHU Jason Hursh – Braves (1st Rd. #31 2013) $850 – 4/30/2014
BCAP-JS Jacob Scavuzzo – Dodgers (21st Rd. 2012)
BCAP-JW Jesse Winker – Reds (1st Rd. #49 2012)
BCAP-KB Kris Bryant – Cubs (1st Rd. #2 2013) EXCH
BCAP-KM Ketel Marte – Mariners (International Free Agent)
BCAP-KP Kyle Parker – Rockies (1st Rd. #26 2010)
BCAP-LJ Luke Jackson – Rangers (1st Rd. #45 2010)
BCAP-LM Leonardo Molina – Yankees
BCAP-LT Lewis Thorpe – Twins (International Free Agent)
BCAP-MA Mark Appel – Astros (1st Rd. #1 2013) $2,250.00 – 6/6/2014
BCAP-MB Mookie Betts – Red Sox (5th Rd. 2011)
BCAP-MF Maikel Franco – Phillies (International Free Agent) $943 – 5/18/2014
BCAP-MJ Micah Johnson – White Sox (9th Rd. 2012) $1,000 – 5/12/2014
BCAP-MM Mike Mayers – Cardinals (3rd Rd. 2013)
BCAP-PJ Pierce Johnson – Cubs (1st Rd. #43 2012)
BCAP-PT Preston Tucker – Astros (7th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-RB Rony Bautista – Yankees (International Free Agent)
BCAP-RH Rosell Herrera – Rockies (International Free Agent) $1,500 – 5/3/2014
BCAP-RT Raimel Tapia – Rockies (International Free Agent) $1,345 – 5/9/2014
BCAP-SG Severino Gonzalez – Phillies (Int Free Agent)
BCAP-SMB Seth Mejias-Brean – Reds (8th Rd. 2012) $450 – 5/1/2014
BCAP-TB Ty Buttrey – Red Sox (4th Rd. 2012)
BCAP-TN Tucker Neuhaus – Brewers (2nd Rd. 2013)
BCAP-TW Tyler Wade – Yankees (4th Rd. 2013)
BCAP-WR Wendell Rijo – Red Sox (International Free Agent)
BCAP-YM Yohander Mendez – Rangers (Int Free Agent)
BCAP-ZB Zach Borenstein – Angels (23rd Rd. 2011)

** BCAP-JAB Jose Abreu – was sold to Pastime Collectibles. It will be inserted into an upcoming buyback product from the company.


2014 Bowman Baseball
Bowman Chrome Mini Cards

Superfractor Parallel #/1
Prices in bold. Date listed after price is the date it sold on eBay.

Mini Superfractor Cards For Sale

2014 Bowman Superfractor Rymer Lirano

BM-A1 C.J. Cron – Angels
BM-A2 Zach Borenstein – Angels
BM-A3 Kaleb Cowart – Angels
BM-A4 Hunter Green – Angels
BM-A5 Alex Yarbrough – Angels
BM-AB1 Lucas Sims – Braves
BM-AB2 Christian Bethancourt – Braves $69.76 – 5/26/2014
BM-AB3 Jason Hursh – Braves
BM-AB4 J.R. Graham – Braves
BM-AB5 Jose Peraza – Braves $76.70 – 5/25/2014
BM-AD1 Archie Bradley – Dbacks
BM-AD2 Matt Davidson – Dbacks $47.00 – 5/22/14
BM-AD3 Chris Owings – Dbacks
BM-AD4 Daniel Palka – Dbacks $76.75 – 6/2/14
BM-AD5 Brandon Drury – Dbacks
BM-BO1 Dylan Bundy – Orioles $152.49 – 5/8/14
BM-BO2 Eduardo Rodriguez – Orioles
BM-BO3 Hunter Harvey – Orioles $185.79 – 5/3/14
BM-BO4 Jonathan Schoop – Orioles $100.00 – 6/3/14
BM-BO5 Michael Ohlman – Orioles $45.01 – 5/4/14
BM-BRS1 Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox
BM-BRS2 Henry Owens – Red Sox
BM-BRS3 Garin Cecchini – Red Sox $102 – 5/3/14
BM-BRS4 Mookie Betts – Red Sox
BM-BRS5 Anthony Ranaudo – Red Sox
BM-CC1 Javier Baez – Cubs $325.00 – 6/1/14
BM-CC2 Kris Bryant – Cubs
BM-CC3 C.J. Edwards – Cubs
BM-CC4 Jorge Soler – Cubs $168.50 – 5/3/14
BM-CC5 Albert Almora – Cubs $141.28 – 6/8/14
BM-CI1 Francisco Lindor – Indians
BM-CI2 Clint Frazier – Indians
BM-CI3 Tyler Naquin – Indians
BM-CI4 Dorssys Paulino – Indians $41 – 6/6/2014
BM-CI5 Trevor Bauer – Indians
BM-CR1 Billy Hamilton – Reds $165 – 5/14/14
BM-CR2 Robert Stephenson – Reds
BM-CR3 Phil Ervin – Reds
BM-CR4 Seth Mejias-Brean – Reds $44.91 – 5/26/2014
BM-CR5 Nick Travieso – Reds
BM-CRO1 Jonathan Gray – Rockies $202.55 – 5/10/14
BM-CRO2 Eddie Butler – Rockies
BM-CRO3 David Dahl – Rockies
BM-CRO4 Rosell Herrera – Rockies
BM-CRO5 Raimel Tapia – Rockies $125.00 – 5/27/2014
BM-CWS1 Jose Abreu – White Sox
BM-CWS2 Erik Johnson – White Sox
BM-CWS3 Micah Johnson – White Sox
BM-CWS4 Tim Anderson – White Sox $90.00 – 6/8/14
BM-CWS5 Courtney Hawkins – White Sox $123.25 BGS 9.5 – 5/24/14
BM-DT1 Nick Castellanos – Tigers $250.00 – 5/15/14
BM-DT2 Devon Travis – Tigers
BM-DT3 Jonathon Crawford – Tigers
BM-DT4 Jake Thompson – Tigers
BM-DT5 Corey Knebel – Tigers
BM-HA1 Carlos Correa – Astros $325.00 – 5/29/14
BM-HA2 Mark Appel – Astros $193 BGS 9.5 – 5/18/14
BM-HA3 George Springer – Astros
BM-HA4 Lance McCullers – Astros
BM-HA5 Delino DeShields – Astros
BM-KCR1 Yordano Ventura – Royals
BM-KCR2 Kyle Zimmer – Royals
BM-KCR3 Raul Mondesi – Royals
BM-KCR4 Bubba Starling – Royals
BM-KCR5 Hunter Dozier – Royals
BM-LAD1 Joc Pederson – Dodgers
BM-LAD2 Julio Urias – Dodgers
BM-LAD3 Corey Seager – Dodgers
BM-LAD4 Chris Anderson – Dodgers $90 – 5/18/14
BM-LAD5 Zach Lee – Dodgers
BM-MB1 Jimmy Nelson – Brewers
BM-MB2 Tyrone Taylor – Brewers
BM-MB3 Devin Williams – Brewers
BM-MB4 Victor Roache – Brewers
BM-MB5 Taylor Jungmann – Brewers
BM-MM1 Andrew Heaney – Marlins
BM-MM2 Colin Moran – Marlins $100.99 – 5/22/14
BM-MM3 Justin Nicolino – Marlins
BM-MM4 Jake Marisnick – Marlins $60 – 5/18/14
BM-MM5 Trevor Williams – Marlins $31.99 – 5/11/14
BM-MT1 Byron Buxton – Twins $320 – 5/25/2014
BM-MT2 Miguel Sano – Twins
BM-MT3 Alex Meyer – Twins $99.99 – 5/22/14
BM-MT4 Kohl Stewart – Twins
BM-MT5 Eddie Rosario – Twins
BM-NYM1 Noah Syndergaard – Mets
BM-NYM2 Travis d’Arnaud – Mets
BM-NYM3 Rafael Montero – Mets
BM-NYM4 Kevin Plawecki – Mets
BM-NYM5 Wilmer Flores – Mets
BM-NYY1 Gary Sanchez – Yankees $78.98 – 5/4/14
BM-NYY2 Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees
BM-NYY3 Tyler Austin – Yankees $75.00 – 5/30/14
BM-NYY4 Rafael De Paula – Yankees
BM-NYY5 Mason Williams – Yankees
BM-OA1 Addison Russell – A’s $279 – 5/11/14
BM-OA2 Michael Ynoa – A’s
BM-OA3 Billy McKinney – A’s
BM-OA4 Renato Nunez – A’s
BM-OA5 B.J. Boyd – A’s $56.00 – 5/25/2014
BM-PP1 Maikel Franco – Phillies $177.50 – 6/2/14
BM-PP2 Jesse Biddle – Phillies
BM-PP3 J.P. Crawford – Phillies
BM-PP4 Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez – Phillies
BM-PP5 Roman Quinn – Phillies
BM-PPI1 Gregory Polanco – Pirates
BM-PPI2 Tyler Glasnow – Pirates
BM-PPI3 Alen Hanson – Pirates $89 – 5/18/14
BM-PPI4 Jameson Taillon – Pirates
BM-PPI5 Austin Meadows – Pirates
BM-SDP1 Austin Hedges – Padres $202.50 – 5/25/2014
BM-SDP2 Max Fried – Padres
BM-SDP3 Rymer Liriano – Padres $76 – 5/2/14
BM-SDP4 Matt Wisler – Padres
BM-SDP5 Jace Peterson – Padres
BM-SFG1 Kyle Crick – Giants $200 – 5/2/2014
BM-SFG2 Clayton Blackburn – Giants
BM-SFG3 Edwin Escobar – Giants
BM-SFG4 Martin Agosta – Giants
BM-SFG5 Mac Williamson – Giants $57.01 – 6/8/14
BM-SM1 Taijuan Walker – Mariners
BM-SM2 D.J. Peterson – Mariners
BM-SM3 Danny Hultzen – Mariners
BM-SM4 Victor Sanchez – Mariners
BM-SM5 Chris Taylor – Mariners $90.77 – 5/3/14
BM-STL1 Oscar Taveras – Cardinals
BM-STL2 Kolten Wong – Cardinals $120 – 5/3/14
BM-STL3 Carlos Martinez – Cardinals
BM-STL4 Stephen Piscotty – Cardinals
BM-STL5 James Ramsey – Cardinals
BM-TBJ1 Aaron Sanchez – Blue Jays $150 – 6/13/14
BM-TBJ2 Marcus Stroman – Blue Jays
BM-TBJ3 Roberto Osuna – Blue Jays
BM-TBJ4 D.J. Davis – Blue Jays
BM-TBJ5 Daniel Norris – Blue Jays
BM-TBR1 Taylor Guerrieri – Rays
BM-TBR2 Hak-Ju Lee – Rays $200 – 5/6/14
BM-TBR3 Andrew Toles – Rays
BM-TBR4 Dylan Floro – Rays $47 – 5/11/14
BM-TBR5 Jeff Ames – Rays
BM-TR1 Joey Gallo – Rangers
BM-TR2 Jorge Alfaro – Rangers
BM-TR3 Rougned Odor – Rangers
BM-TR4 Michael Choice – Rangers $118.72 – 5/10/14
BM-TR5 Luis Sardinas – Rangers
BM-WN1 Lucas Giolito – Nationals
BM-WN2 A.J. Cole – Nationals
BM-WN3 Brian Goodwin – Nationals
BM-WN4 Nathan Karns – Nationals
BM-WN5 Jake Johansen – Nationals


History of Bowman Baseball Card Prices

Please Note:

  • Prices are from 2014. Will update when next Bowman set releases. Or just look them up on eBay.
  • Card prices are for ungraded base autographs.
  • Many Bowman cards end up graded. High grades sell for more. No kidding.
  • Parallel autographs are worth more. Duh.
  • 99% of Bowman Autographs made over the years are essentially worthless.
  • Some players sign upwards of 10,000 autographs for one Bowman set.
  • Bowman Busts = a player who was worth good money and then price tanked.

It seems clear that the allure of the unknown aides the prices of prospect baseball cards. Even as players go onto have success (and actually reach the big leagues) their cards can actually go down in value. Most people, even Bowman collectors, don’t go to minor league games. Fans typically read about prospects through media sources and look at stats.

I asked a New York Mets scout at the 2013 Arizona Fall League what are some of the things I should look for when watching young players. His first comment was “Don’t believe everything you read in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook.”

The first time I saw Byron Buxton play he struck out four times. That’s actually hard to do.

Brandon Wood hit 14 HR’s in 29 games at the Arizona Fall League in 2005. That’s hard to do.

Wood has a .186 career batting average in 700 MLB at bats. 18 total HR’s.

The first time I saw Mark Appel pitch he walked 4 in 2 Innings on July 25, 2013.

The first time I saw Carlos Correa it seemed like he could be over matched by hard throwers.

The first time I saw Kris Bryant play he hit a HR.

Bryant will need to hit a ton of HR’s to justify card prices. He strikes out a lot because he is tall.

Billy Hamilton is as fast as everyone says he is.

Trevor Bauer’s pre-game long toss is the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball diamond.

Quick bats/wrists = Addison Russell & Javier Baez.

Tanner Peters pitched the best minor league game I’ve ever seen. 2 outs from a perfect game.

Peters will probably never play in the major leagues.

I’ve been to many minor league games where I didn’t see a pitch reach 90 MPH.

At least 50% of the HR’s I’ve seen hit at Banner Island Ballpark would be outs in Major League stadiums.

Very, very few players turn into Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Derek Jeter.

The best player I’ve ever seen, Barry Bonds, is generally shunned by collectors & the baseball community.

I’m fully aware Bonds used steroids for part of his career.

 


 

 

2000 Bowman Baseball

 2000 Bowman Baseball Carlos BeltranC

arlos Beltran – Royals – $17.00
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 1995
8 TIME ALL-STARAlfonso Soriano – Yankees – $15.00
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 1999
7 TIME ALL-STAR

Lance Berkman – Astros – $7.25
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 1997
6 TIME ALL-STAR


2000 Bowman Baseball Checklist

2000 Bowman Busts: Corey Patterson, Kerry Wood, Rick Ankiel, Sean Burroughs.


2000 Bowman Draft Baseball

2000 Bowman Draft Adrian Gonzalez

Adrian Gonzalez – Marlins – $50.11
1st Bowman Year
3 TIME ALL-STAR


2001 Bowman Baseball

2001 Bowman Albert Pujols Autograph

Albert Pujols – Cardinals – $350-500+
1st Bowman Year
9 TIME ALL-STAR – 3 TIME MVP


2001 Bowman Chrome Baseball
2001 Bowman Chrome Albert Pujols Autograph

Albert Pujols – Cardinals – $2,000-$3,500+
1st Bowman Year – LIMITED TO 500 COPIES
9 TIME ALL-STAR – 3 MVP AWARDS
2001 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2001 Bowman Draft Baseball

2001 Bowman Draft Brandon Phillips Auto

Brandon Phillips – Expos – $13.00
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2000
3 TIME ALL-STAR


2002 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2002 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer Auto

Joe Mauer – Twins – $90.00
1st Bowman Year
6 TIME ALL-STAR – 1 MVP AWARD

David Wright – Mets – $65.00
1st Bowman Year
7 TIME ALL-STAR
2002 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist

2002 Bowman Busts: Mark Prior.


2003 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2003 Bowman Chrome Hanley Ramirez

Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox – $40.00
1st Bowman Year
3 TIME ALL-STAR

Brian McCann – Braves – $31.00
1st Bowman Year
7 TIME ALL-STAR

Kevin Youkilis – Red Sox – $15.00
1st Bowman Year
3 TIME ALL-STAR

2003 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2003 Bowman Draft Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis – Orioles – $10.50
1st Bowman Year

2003 Bowman Busts:

Brandon Wood, Eric Duncan, Delmon Young.


2004 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2004 Bowman Chrome Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez – Mariners – $75.00
1st Bowman Year
4 TIME ALL-STAR – 1 CY YOUNG AWARD

2004 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist

2004 Bowman Busts: Lastings Milledge.


2004 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2004 Bowman Draft Gio Gonzalez Autograph

Gio Gonzalez – White Sox- $10.50
1st Bowman Year
2 TIME ALL-STAR

2004 Bowman Busts: Philip Hughes, Matt Bush.


2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2005 Bowman Chrome Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander – Tigers – $80.00
1st Bowman Year
6 TIME ALL-STAR – 1 CY YOUNG AWARD – 1 MVP AWARD

Matt Kemp – Dodgers – $75.00
1st Bowman Year
2 TIME ALL-STAR

2005 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2005 Bowman Draft Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury – Red Sox – $76.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

Ryan Braun – Brewers – $65.00
1st Bowman Year
5 TIME ALL-STAR – 1 MVP AWARD

Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals – $27.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Checklist

2005 Bowman Busts: Colby Rasmus


2006 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2006 Bowman Justin Upton Autograph

Justin Upton – Dbacks – $47.00
Had AFLAC Autograph in 2004
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Prince Fielder – Brewers – $35.00
1st Bowman Year
5 TIME ALL-STAR

2006 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2006 Bowman Clayton Kershaw Auto

Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers – $145.00
1st Bowman Year
3 TIME ALL-STAR – 2 CY YOUNG AWARDS

Evan Longoria – Rays – $71.00
1st Bowman Year
3 TIME ALL-STAR

2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Checklist


2007 Bowman Baseball

2007 Bowman Troy Tulowitzki Autograph

Troy Tulowitzki – Rockies – $20.00
2nd Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2005
3 TIME ALL-STAR


2007 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2007 Bowman Tim Lincecum Autograph

Tim Lincecum – Giants – $62.00
1st Bowman Year
4 TIME ALL-STAR – 2 CY YOUNG AWARDS

2007 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist

2007 Bowman Busts: Fernando Martinez, Joba Chamberlain.


2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2007 Bowman Draft Travis d'Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud – Phillies – $19.50
1st Bowman Year

2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Checklist


2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2008 Bowman Chrome Mat Latos

Mat Latos – Padres – $12.99
1st Bowman Year

2008 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist

2008 Bowman Busts: Lars Anderson.


2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2008 Bowman Draft Buster Posey Autograph

Giancarlo (Michael) Stanton – Marlins – $150.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

Buster Posey – Giants – $135.00
1st Bowman Year
2 TIME ALL-STAR – 1 MVP AWARD

2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Checklist


2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2009 Bowman Freddie Freeman Autograph

Freddie Freeman – Braves – $49.99
2nd Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2007
1 TIME ALL-STAR

2009 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2009 Bowman Draft Mike Trout Auto

Mike Trout – Angels – $1,000+
1st Bowman Year
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Zack Wheeler – Giants – $59.00
1st Bowman Year


2010 Bowman Baseball

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburn Auto

Stephen Strasburg – Nationals – $155.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

Wil Myers – Royals – $75.00
1st Bowman Year

2010 Bowman Baseball Checklist

2010 Bowman Busts: Donovan Tate, Dustin Ackley.


2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2010 Bowman Chrome Arolidis Chapman

Miguel Sano – Twins – $55.00
1st Bowman Year
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Aroldis Chapman – Reds – $15.50
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2009
2 TIME ALL-STAR

2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2010 Bowman Manny Machado Autograph

Manny Machado – Orioles – $120.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

Matt Harvey – Mets $90.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Checklist


2011 Bowman Baseball

2011 Bowman Bryce Harper Autograph

Bryce Harper – Nationals – $175.00
2nd Bowman Year – AFLAC Card in 2009
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Paul Goldschmidt – Dbacks – $60.00
1st Bowman Year
1 TIME ALL-STAR

Jurickson Profar – Rangers – $55.00
1st Bowman Year

2011 Bowman Baseball Checklist


2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2011 Bowman Chrome Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper – Nationals – $260.00
2nd Bowman Year – AFLAC Card in 2009
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Matt Moore – Rays – $19.50
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2009
1 TIME ALL-STAR

2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2011 Bowman Draft Javier Baez

Javier Baez – Cubs – $115.00
2nd Bowman Year – AFLAC Card in 2010
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

George Springer – Astros – $90.00
2nd Bowman Year – Has Platinum/Sterling Autographs 2010

Archie Bradley – Dbacks – $55.00
2nd Bowman Year – AFLAC Card in 2010
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Dylan Bundy – Orioles – $50.00
2nd Bowman Year – AFLAC Card in 2010

Sonny Gray – A’s – $25.00
2nd Bowman Year – Has Platinum/Sterling Autographs 2010

2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects Checklist


2012 Bowman Baseball

2012 Bowman Bryce Harper

Yu Darvish – Rangers – $200.00
Rookie Autograph
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Bryce Harper – Nationals – $150.00
Sticker Autographs
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox – $115.00
1st Bowman Year

Oscar Tavares – Cardinals – $100.00
1st Bowman Year
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Gerrit Cole – Pirates – $50.00
2nd Bowman Year – Has Platinum/Sterling/USA Autographs 2010

2012 Bowman Baseball Checklist


2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2012 Bowman Chrome Billy Hamilton

Yu Darvish – Rangers – $175.00
Rookie Autograph
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Bryce Harper – Nationals – $145.00
Rookie Autograph
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Jorge Soler – Cubs – $45.00
1st Bowman Year
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Nick Castellanos – Tigers – $40.00
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2010

Billy Hamilton – Reds – $35.00
1st Bowman Autograph – 1st Bowman Card was 2009

2012 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2013 Bowman Addison Russell Autograph

Yu Darvish – Rangers – $115.00
Rookie Autograph
2 TIME ALL-STAR

Albert Almora – Cubs – $75.00
3rd Bowman Year – Platinum/Sterling/USA Autographs 2010/11
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Addison Russell – A’s – $50.00
2nd Bowman Year – USA Autographs 2011
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Checklist


2013 Bowman Baseball

2013 Bowman Byron Buxton Autograph

Byron Buxton – Twins – $180.00
2nd Bowman Year – Aflac Autograph 2012
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Carlos Correa – Astros – $95.00
3rd Bowman Year – Aflac Autograph 2012/13
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

2013 Bowman Baseball Checklist


2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball

2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig – Dodgers – $395.00
1st Bowman Year

2013 Bowman Chrome Baseball Checklist


2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Baseball

2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig – Dodgers – $430.00
1st Bowman Year

2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Baseball Checklist


2014 Bowman Baseball

2014 Bowman Jose Abreu Auto

Kris Bryant – Cubs – $260.00
1st Bowman Year
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

Jose Abreu – White Sox – $230.00
1st Bowman Year

Mark Appel – Astros – $60.00
Not 1st Bowman Year – USA/Sterling Autographs 2011
Has Not Played in Big Leagues

2014 Bowman Baseball Checklist


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