September 15, 2010
Typically I try to stay away from making price predictions for players I follow, and for the most part I think it leads to a biased opinion – but I’m going to take a shot anyway. The SF Giants are fighting for a playoff spot and possibly a division title late into the 2010 baseball season and ‘rookie’ catcher Buster Posey is a large part of the teams success. Buster played some games for SF late last season – however his presence in the Giants lineup for the past several months have made the Giants a contender to win a playoff spot. His smooth swing, ability to throw runners out behind the plate and general ‘nice guy’ presence will make him a huge star in the Bay Area.
Playoff baseball is a time where some people who live on the east and west coasts respectively start to see players they only see highlights of. East coast games are on when Californians are finishing up a days work and eating dinner. East coasters are in bed by the time Buster Posey has his first AB of the night. For that reason – I think Posey’s cards might have a good chance at getting some exposure. Obviously I’m banking on a couple of things happening.
1 – Giants have to make the playoffs
2 – Buster has to play good
However, if both of those happen – I feel his 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Autograph RC Card has a good chance at going up even more than it already has. I think Giants fans will jump on board considering they have paid good money for Tim Lincecum Autographs – and east coast prospectors or collectors might like what they see too. Given the price for a non-refractor version is under $100 – that also might mean there is some room to grow. All signs point to the card going up if the team plays well going into October baseball.
Card on eBay: 2008 Buster Posey Bowman Chrome Auto
Current Avg. Price: $77.85 (4 Auctions)
Our Prediction: ~ 10% (Or Around $85.00 Early October)
RESULTS: The Giants ended up making the playoffs – and Buster had a nice 1st game. We looked at 11 auctions ending Oct. 2 – 7 with an average price of $87.03 – With 2 selling for $100.