Boom or Bust – what is the trading card markets fate? While it’s hard to judge where the sports card market will go, we analyze some of the athletes that have helped cards boom in the past.
News: Panini gets MLBPA License to make baseball cards (without use of MLB logos/uniforms)
Sustainable BOOM Players:
mini BOOM Players
Blake Griffin – A couple of dunks on people after an entire season off took Blake’s cards to soaring highs.
Stephen Strasburg – Blew up … then blew up his arm. He came back faster than people though – but will he be a star in the MLB?
Vince Carter – After he threw a couple of dunks down in the NBA Dunk Contest, Carter’s values sky-rocketed.
Mark McGwire – He, Sammy Sosa and the rest of the MLB blew up the record books … with help.
Other Retired/HOF Boom Players
Babe Ruth – No player seems to grow in stature as the years go on like Babe … no one’s seen him play, but we’d all like one of his cards.
Mickey Mantle – One of the most popular NY Yakees of all time = collectible cards forever. Topps regularly produces Mantle cards every season.
Hank Aaron – Some people still consider him the HR king, and people pay top dollar for his autographs and cards.
Aikman & Emmitt – Both have had successful careers off the field, but Cowboys fans still remember their great playing days.
Joe Montana – In the Bay Area, there is no one with more championships or fan love than Montana
We talk about 2010/11 Panini Elite Black Box Basketball. This stuff is like Gold Standard, it has a pretty heavy focus on veteran (non-rookie) and Hall of Fame type players. This is a product that was only available by the box at hobby stores during its first week on the market.
The pre-sale prices for most online places have it between $275 – $300 per box … but who knows where it will go once the online retailers can sell.
|For now, we’ve seen some nice patches and autographs sell – including Team USA Jersey Cards. The Passing the Torch cards have logoman patches on them – but they are manufactured, so keep that in mind as you buy/trade for those cards.|
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