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 Topps Chrome Colin Kaepernick Autograph  2011 Topps Chrome Football
Colin Kaepernick Autograph Refractor #/99
Rookie Card - Autographed - Refractor - Serial Numbered #/99
Card #: 25

52 Week Range: $26.65 - $199.99*
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Approx Volume Sold on eBay: 21
*The version 7/99 sold for $230.00 on 12-23-2012
#7 is his jersey number
2011 Topps Chrome Football Checklist

Colin Kaepernick grew up in Turlock, CA where I used to live. It's low key in Turlock.  Could probably leave your door unlocked depending where you lived. It's a far cry from the bright lights of the NFL.  In 2011, as a rookie, Kaepernick watched Alex Smith lead the 49ers to the NFC Championship game. Smith's cards exploded in value, and it was hard for anyone to think he'd lose his job the following season.  People close to the 49ers organization loved Kaepernick though, with his blend of size, speed and a rocket arm. Smith played fairly well in the first half of the 2012 season, but got knocked out of a game due to a concussion and Kaepernick has played and started every game since.  Collectors who bought Kaepernick cards during 2011 and even the start of 2012 were rewarded if they decided to sell once Smith went out with injury. Most of Kaepernick's football cards have gone up in value, even the more common ones, and his autographed versions like the Topps Chrome have seen a good pop.

One of the limitations with looking at Kaepernick's card values - and stopping at December 31, 2012 - is that it won't track the 2012 NFL playoffs in January. Depending what happens there, it could boost or level off the market for his cards. Barring disaster, Kaepernick looks like a lock to be the 49ers starter in 2013 and beyond. Even at the prices his 2011 Topps Chrome Refractor Autograph are selling for at years end (roughly $175), it still feels like there is room to grow potentially in 2013 if he plays well. But that could be the Turlock bias setting in.....

Topps Chrome Autographed Kaepernick Rookies for Sale

 

 
2011 Topps Chrome Colin Kaepernick Autograph Graph  
 

NOTE: Prices are averaged per month. The November $133.07 number takes into account the boost in sales when he took over as a starter for Alex Smith.

 


 

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2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout BGS 9.5 2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout BGS 9.5 Back 2009 Bowman Sterling
Mike Trout Autograph
Graded BGS 9.5 - 10 Autograph Grade
Card #: BSP-MT

52 Week Range: $66.40 - $477.00
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Approx Volume Sold on eBay: 90
Total 9.5's graded by BGS: 329 (as of 12/21/2012)

For a 12 month period we looked at the value of Mike Trout's 2009 Bowman Sterling Autograph.  Each of the 90 sales we tracked were for a graded BGS (Beckett Grading Services) 9.5, with a 10 score on the autograph grade. 9.5 is a GEM Mint Score and the 10 is a typical grade for modern autographs. Before Mike Trout was called up on April 28, 2012 copies of the card could be had for less then $80.00.  Once Trout got it going good luck finding one for less then $275.00.  Trout is a remarkable player who has a skill set very few major league players have. Power, speed, defense, bat control, he could be a MVP contender for many years to come.

In 2009 the cards didn't come graded. You'd pull the Bowman Sterling Mike Trout card out of a pack, and then collectors will send them in to get graded. As of December 21, 2012 - 329 had been graded 9.5 by BGS according to their population report.  26 Bowman Sterling Autograph Mike Trout's have been graded BGS 10, or a Pristine score. Those are very rare and are worth a premium over the 9.5.  He also has rare parallels in Bowman Sterling that are also autographed (black refractor, gold refractor for example) and those are worth more then the base autograph tracked on this page.

2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout BGS 9.5 For Sale
 

 
Mike Trout Bowman Sterling Graph  
NOTE: Prices are averaged per month. Very few sold in Jan-April. Then about 10-15 would sell per month after May  
   
   

Key Price Triggers:

Trout Gets Called Up: April 28, 2012
52 Week High Price: $477.00 12-16-2012
52 Week Low Price: $66.40 1-24-2012


 

 
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2011-12 Retro Hakeem PMG Red 2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball
Precious Metal Gems
Product Release Date: September 6, 2012
  • Precious Metal Gems Red: #/150
  • Precious Metal Gems Blue: #/50
  • Precious Metal Gems Green: #/10

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2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball


Precious Metal Gems Red: #/150
Find the top cards on eBay below




PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-1 Michael Jordan $2,455.64 $3,001.28 - 9/12/2012 $2,000.00 - 9/7/2012
7
PM-2 Mark A. Jackson $29.24 $47.00 - 9/11/2012 $16.49 - 9/11/2012 16
PM-3 Hakeem Olajuwon $88.16 $147.50 - 9/7/2012 $66.00 - 9/9/2012 11
PM-4 LeBron James $1,007.75 $1,225.00 - 9/14/2012 $700.00 - 9/8/2012* 11
PM-5 Clyde Drexler $84.84 $102.99 - 9/11/2012 $65.00 - 9/7/2012 16
PM-6 David Robinson $104.00 $152.50 - 9/9/2012 $81.00 - 9/11/2012 6
PM-7 Christian Laettner $39.87 $52.22 - 9/13/2012 $28.55 - 9/9/2012 10
PM-8 Jim Jackson $32.53 $66.01 - 9/9/2012 $18.50 - 9/9/2012 11
PM-9 Adrian Dantley $30.95 $34.99 - 9/11/2012 $19.00 - 9/9/2012 10
PM-10 Reggie Theus $25.63 $26.90 - 9/9/2012 $18.00 9/9/2012 10
PM-11 John Havlicek $33.20 $43.58 - 9/16/2012 $32.99 - 9/10/2012 12
PM-12 Dennis Rodman $116.19 $134.16 - 9/14/2012 $89.00 - 9/9/2012 6
PM-13 Gail Goodrich $30.08 $56.09 - 9/11/2012 $19.49 - 9/11/2012 7
PM-14 Danny Manning $33.71 $35.00 - 9/9/2012 $31.03 - 9/7/2012 3
PM-15 Bob McAdoo $30.45 $34.00 - 9/13/2012 $26.25 - 9/7/2012 6
PM-16 Walt Frazier $36.43 $41.00 - 9/9/2012 $29.99 - 9/9/2012 4
PM-17 Bill Laimbeer $26.17 $50.00 - 9/11/2012 $9.99 - 9/8/2012 11
PM-18 Hal Greer $23.83 $38.00 - 9/12/2012 $13.00 - 9/7/2012 3
PM-19 Bill Cartwright $30.29 $39.88 - 9/9/2012 $20.78 - 9/9/2012 3
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-20 Rudy Tomjanovich $30.70 $51.78 - 9/8/2012 $19.00 - 9/9/2012 7
PM-21 Bill Russell $121.08 $150.00 - 9/7/2012 $81.00 - 9/9/2012 6
PM-22 Tim Hardaway $50.50 $71.00 - 9/9/2012 $31.00 - 9/10/2012 7
PM-23 Cazzie Russell $25.16 $31.00 - 9/9/2012 $23.28 - 9/10/2012 5
PM-24 David Thompson $31.77 $51.00 - 9/11/2012 $12.51 - 9/7/2012 6
PM-25 Darrell Griffith $25.45 $33.00 - 9/9/2012 $18.27 - 9/7/2012 4
PM-26 Rick Barry $30.67 $41.00 - 9/11/2012 $21.50 - 9/10/2012 6
PM-27 George Gervin $47.80 $78.00 - 9/6/2012 $33.00 - 9/9/2012 11
PM-28 Elgin Baylor $37.19 $45.60 - 9/11/2012 $28.00 - 9/11/2012 6
PM-29 Alonzo Mourning $93.77 107.50 - 9/9/2012 $82.00 - 9/7/2012 7
PM-30 Bill Walton $38.37 $61.00 - 9/9/2012 $26.00 - 9/11/2012 9
PM-31 Larry Johnson $67.10 $82.00 - 9/13/2012 $48.00 - 9/7/2012 8
PM-32 Magic Johnson $165.71 $202.50 - 9/9/2012 $102.51 - 9/7/2012 7
PM-33 Julius Erving $100.30 $107.78 - 9/11/2012 $89.00 - 9/9/2012 7
PM-34 Jimmer Fredette $62.42 $81.00 - 9/8/2012 $43.00 - 9/11/2012 6
PM-35 John Starks $43.15 $51.01 - 9/12/2012 $37.57 - 9/9/2012 4
PM-36 Bill Sharman $28.70 $47.00 - 9/11/2012 $9.99 - 9/10/2012 8
PM-37 Larry Bird $173.50 $202.50 - 9/12/2012 $146.50 - 9/9/2012 8
PM-38 Grant Hill $161.52 $187.50 - 9/11/2012 $137.50 - 9/11/2012 8
PM-39 Steve Nash* $117.35 $129.50 - 9/9/2012 $100.00 - 9/9/2012 7
PM-40 James Worthy $69.46 $100.00 - 9/8/2012 $30.00 - 9/9/2012 5

*PM-4 LeBron James - seller confirmed $700.00 Buy It Now/Best Offer price on 9-8-2012

*PM-39 Steve Nash. A Red PMG - serial numbered 11/150 sold for $262.77 on September 6, 2012. #11 was Nash's college jersey number at Santa Clara. Cards serial numbered to the player's jersey number can at times elevate the value of the card. That holds true with PMG cards.

 

Precious Metal Gems Blue: #/50
2011-12 Fleer Retro Dennis Rodman PMG
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-1 Michael Jordan* $7,916.41
$10,126.00 - 9/16/2012
$5,623.23 - 9/9/2012 3
PM-2 Mark A. Jackson $73.00 $86.00 - 9/15/2012 $51.00 - 9/9/2012 4
PM-3 Hakeem Olajuwon $205.36 $232.50 - 9/11/2012 $188.51 - 9/14/2012 4
PM-4 LeBron James $2,350.00 $3,050.00 - 9/9/2012
$1,999.99 - 9/8/2012 3
PM-5 Clyde Drexler $178.29 $202.50 - 9/9/2012 $141.00 - 9/8/2012 3
PM-6 David Robinson $253.70 $325.00 - 9/10/2012 $232.50 - 9/11/2012 5
PM-7 Christian Laettner $74.44 $88.00 - 9/16/2012 $59.00 - 9/7/2012 4
PM-8 Jim Jackson $59.82 $79.00 - 9/13/2012 $26.96 - 9/8/2012 7
PM-9 Adrian Dantley $51.01 - 9/11/2012 1
PM-10 Reggie Theus $40.86 $71.00 - 9/18/2012 $19.49 - 9/7/2012 6
PM-11 John Havlicek $86.80 $103.50 - 9/14/2012 $66.00 - 9/9/2012 5
PM-12 Dennis Rodman $308.88 $324.99 - 9/9/2012 $292.77 - 9/11/12 6
PM-13 Gail Goodrich $48.67 $86.25 - 9/8/2012 $26.99 - 9/7/2012 5
PM-14 Danny Manning $49.67 $60.00 - 9/8/2012 $37.00 - 9/9/2012
3
PM-15 Bob McAdoo $75.86 $86.00 - 9/10/2012 $60.58 - 9/10/2012 3
PM-16 Walt Frazier $61.00 - 9/11/2012 1
PM-17 Bill Laimbeer $48.14 $79.41 - 9/9/2012 $20.50 - 9/7/2012 4
PM-18 Hal Greer $42.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-19 Bill Cartwright $47.50 $50.99 - 9/8/2012 $44.00 - 9/9/2012 2
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-20 Rudy Tomjanovich
PM-21 Bill Russell $411.55 - 9/12/2012 1
PM-22 Tim Hardaway $226.25 $300.00 - 9/13/2012 $152.50 - 9/11/2012 2
PM-23 Cazzie Russell
PM-24 David Thompson $55.04 $89.12 - 9/10/2012 $37.00 - 9/6/2012 3
PM-25 Darrell Griffith $52.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-26 Rick Barry $68.66 $79.00 - 9/10/2012 $60.00 - 9/13/2012 3
PM-27 George Gervin $96.48 $136.95 - 9/10/2012 $56.00 - 9/7/2012 2
PM-28 Elgin Baylor $115.74 $130.48 - 9/10/2012 $100.99 - 9/14/2012 2
PM-29 Alonzo Mourning $325.00 - 9/10/2012 1
PM-30 Bill Walton $69.16 $107.97 - 9/10/2012 $32.50 - 9/7/2012 3
PM-31 Larry Johnson $170.92 $181.38 - 9/12/2012 $160.00 - 9/9/2012 3
PM-32 Magic Johnson $535.00 $560.00 - 9/12/2012 $510.00 - 9/9/2012 2
PM-33 Julius Erving $142.50 - 9/9/2012 1
PM-34 Jimmer Fredette $138.75 $150.00 - 9/8/2012 $127.50 - 9/11/2012 2
PM-35 John Starks $89.88 - 9/9/2012 1
PM-36 Bill Sharman $59.50 $82.00 - 9/9/2012 $37.00 - 9/9/2012 2
PM-37 Larry Bird
PM-38 Grant Hill $379.63 $400.00 - 9/9/2012 $355.00 - 9/10/2012 3
PM-39 Steve Nash $343.92 $415.00 - 9/13/2012 $271.00 - 9/9/2012 5
PM-40 James Worthy


*PM-1 Michael Jordan - a blue #23/50 Jordan reportedly sold for $20,000.00 on 9-8-2012. #23 is of course Michael Jordan's jersey number for much of his career.

Precious Metal Gems Green: #/10
2011-12 Fleer Retro David Thompson PMG
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-1 Michael Jordan
PM-2 Mark A. Jackson $300.00 $300.00 - 9/9/2012 $300.00 - 9/8/2012 2
PM-3 Hakeem Olajuwon $550.00 - 9/7/2012
1
PM-4 LeBron James
PM-5 Clyde Drexler
PM-6 David Robinson $550.00 - 9/7/2012 1
PM-7 Christian Laettner
PM-8 Jim Jackson $493.88 - 9/11/2012 1
PM-9 Adrian Dantley $201.50 - 9/7/2012 1
PM-10 Reggie Theus $129.38 - 9/12/2012 1
PM-11 John Havlicek $526.95 $560.02 - 9/9/2012 $493.88 - 9/8/2012 2
PM-12 Dennis Rodman
PM-13 Gail Goodrich $465.00 $510.00 - 9/12/2012 $420.01 - 9/9/2012 2
PM-14 Danny Manning
PM-15 Bob McAdoo
PM-16 Walt Frazier $350.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-17 Bill Laimbeer $409.44 - 9/9/2012 1
PM-18 Hal Greer
PM-19 Bill Cartwright $405.00 - 9/10/2012 1
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-20 Rudy Tomjanovich
PM-21 Bill Russell*
PM-22 Tim Hardaway
PM-23 Cazzie Russell
PM-24 David Thompson $338.00 - 9/9/12 1
PM-25 Darrell Griffith
PM-26 Rick Barry $449.00 - 9/13/2012 1
PM-27 George Gervin $504.99 - 9/13/2012 1
PM-28 Elgin Baylor
PM-29 Alonzo Mourning
PM-30 Bill Walton
PM-31 Larry Johnson $547.22 $550.00 - 9/8/2012 $544.44 - 9/8/2012 2
PM-32 Magic Johnson $3,350.00 - 9/13/2012 1
PM-33 Julius Erving
PM-34 Jimmer Fredette $425.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-35 John Starks
PM-36 Bill Sharman
PM-37 Larry Bird
PM-38 Grant Hill
PM-39 Steve Nash
PM-40 James Worthy

*PM-21 Bill Russell - One to Bill Russell's jersey number sold for $4,050.00 on 9/9/2012
Notes:
  • Price data is from eBay complete listings. Many of these cards will be sold off-eBay.
  • Fleer and it's properties are owned by Upper Deck.
  • Upper Deck does not have a NBA license, but that have a deal with the CLC to show many of the popular NCAA teams logos and images.
  • These cards can be condition sensitive. Like the old ones, the PMG cards can chip and fray around the edges very easily. PMG's that are graded high can sell for a huge premium.
  • eBay will not usually show what an item has sold for when purchased via 'Best Offer'.  It will just show the full listed price in the completed auctions. You have to use Terapeak Price Report or access eBay's API.
  • You can take a peak at some of the 'old' PMG's from the 1990's here:
    1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe Basketball Box Checklist
  • If you would like to see the sale prices of any given player email me and I will send you a list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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2011-12 Fleer Precious Metal Gems Un Cut
Metal Gems on display at 2012 NSCC

Cards Found In:
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball

 

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