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3232Saquon Barkley Rookie Cards: Best Sets and Parallelshttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/saquon-barkley-rookie-cards-best-sets-and-parallels/

Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:40:42 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50939Saquon Barkley is the perfect example of why running backs struggle to gain a solid foothold in the hobby among sports card investors.

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]]>What an up-and-down career so far for the 25-year-old running back from Penn State. In many ways, Saquon Barkley is the perfect example of why running backs struggle to gain a solid foothold in the hobby among sports card investors.

Specifically, people are hesitant to put too much money, if any, into running backs. Due to high injury probability, and the potential to always be in a time-share, there’s always a risk that you may never get out what you put in, let alone make profit.

But after coming back and successfully returning from multiple injuries in 2019-21 to rush for 1,312 yards and 10 TDs on 295 carries and catch 57 balls for 338 yards in 2022, Barkley proved many critics wrong by sandwiching three horrible, injury-plagued seasons between a phenomenal rookie season in 2018, and helping the Giants to an improbable and unexpected run to the playoffs in 2022 — he has rejuvenated the hope of football card investors in the potential of running backs.

Thanks to Saquon’s 2022 season, it makes a ton of sense to go back and examine his rookie cards from 2018.

VALUE ROOKIES:

The Value Tier includes cards with high print runs or lower-quality cardstock. A good fit for new collectors or those on a limited budget.

2018 Donruss BaseThe fun thing with rookie cards of running backs is that the cards we typically write about as being in the popular rookies category below, are also value rookies. Case in point, the 2018 Donruss Base, classic posed action shot of Barkley helmetless featuring the Rated Rookie icon, has sold 665 times in PSA 10 over the last 365 days, for an average of $36. That’s value, and liquidity rolled into one.

2018 Optic Base – Similar in design every year to Donruss, Optic also features the Rated Rookie mark, but has two distinct differences. The posed shot in 2018 features rookies with their helmets on. Also, the chromium material is far nicer and shinier than the Donruss release. So typically it sells for slightly higher in Base PSA 10. Barkley’s 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 sold 159 times for an average of $56 over the last 365 days, with a minimum sale of $25.40 – a bargain.

2018 Prizm Base – The Base Prizm PSA 10, that many always consider the “flagship rookie” since 2012, sold 136 times over the last 365 days for an average of $65 and a minimum sale of $27. With that kind of sales volume and low pricing, this card featuring the classic Prizm brand mark, the RC shield and a game action shot of Barkley, deserves to be considered both a value and popular rookie card.

2018 Select Concourse – Next up, traditionally one of the final releases of the football card calendar, Select 2018 features a clean design with the RC shield centered on the bottom slightly above Barkley’s name. What makes this a value is that in PSA 10 it sold 36 times over the last 365 days for an average of only $41.95 but only has a pop of 170, vs. the much higher pop counts of the cards above with similar sales figures.

POPULAR ROOKIES:

This tier includes cards from the most popular sets across both retail and hobby formats. Typically easy to buy or sell when needed.

2018 Select Concourse Silver – A short-printed, shinier, more desirable version of the 2018 Select Concourse, the Silver version denoted by the word “Prizm” on the back of the card has a slightly lower PSA 10 pop count than it’s base equivalent (101) and sells for an average of $75.33 over 26 sales in the last 365 days.

2018 Select Prizm Silver – Always liquid and easy to sell is the Prizm Silver. Raw, this card has sold nine times in the last 365 days for an average of $85. In PSA 10, at only a pop 27, it sold seven times in the last 365 days for an average of $393.49. Like the Concourse Silver, the Prizm Silver is short-printed and has the word “Prizm” on the back – that is if you can’t tell the difference looking at the sweet holographic shine on the front.

2018 Prizm Autographs – Another cool part about featuring a non-QB in this article is that higher valued autographs can sometimes appear in the “popular” section and not have to only be reserved for the “rarest and most exclusive” section. The 2018 Prizm Autographs is super popular and sells quite frequently. It is a photo variation from Barkley’s base and Silver Prizm, features the same material as the Silver Prizm, but features a sticker auto and has sold a few times recently in PSA 10 for between $250-$300.

2018 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto – Since Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto became iconic over the last 10 years, the Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto in general for all players has become pretty popular and widely accepted as a go-to rookie auto. Barkley’s Base Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto is clean, with a white background and an on-card auto, having sold a couple times recently for between $215-$250.

MORE UNIQUE ROOKIES:

This tier includes cards with lower print runs, unique designs, or cards from hobby-only products. Usually higher-quality cards than the Value or Popular tiers, though not necessarily more popular or easier to buy or sell.

2018 Panini Rewards Kaboom! – Make no mistake about it, this unique rookie is one of the most desirable for not only Barkley, but for most athletes. The graphic-novel style design features Barkley hurdling a defender, and the RC shield in the top right hand corner validates its significance as one of his top rookie card chases.

2018 Optic Downtown – Likely just as short-printed and exclusive as the Kaboom! but maybe not quite as widely popular, the Optic Downtown is designed to represent the athlete’s home team’s unique city or state attributes. In this case, Barkley, who was drafted second overall in 2018 by the New York Giants, features the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and a large stalk growing out of a “Big Apple.” The fact that Barkley still in fact plays for the Giants and has led them to some recent success helps the value and desirability of a card like this.

2018 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto Variation – The photo variation is a short print of the aforementioned Rookie Ticket Auto, and while it’s not serial numbered, there is a variation Playoff Ticket out of only 25, that has the same photo as the variation, and is a rookie card with the RC shield, but says “Playoff Ticket” instead of “Rookie Ticket” on the front.

RAREST AND MOST EXCLUSIVE:

This category may be out of reach for most collectors due to price, but they have the highest upside as investments heading into future International and World Cup Competitions and are still fun to look at. Don’t worry if this tier is too pricey as there’s a host of options in other categories that could be perfect for your collection.

2018 National Treasures Rookie Patch Auto – The super-clean, classic National Treasures Rookie Patch Auto /99 features a unique player-worn patch and an on-card auto. It sold for nearly $1,400 at the beginning of the 2022 NFL Season, one of the most consistently best times to sell your football cards. 

2018 Prizm Gold Vinyl – So rare and exclusive that you can’t typically find any available for sale on eBay, as the Gold Vinyl are out of only five. It is the same design and action shot as the Prizm Base and Prizm Silver Base, but with a Gold Vinyl sheer and finish.

2018 Panini Rewards Gold Kaboom! – The same design as the aforementioned Kaboom! But with a gold finish. As there are only 10 copies in the world, this is one of the rarest and perhaps the most desirable Barkley rookie card.

With the Sports Card Investor app, you can profit from the hobby you love by keeping up with trending cards, tracking real-time prices with Market Movers and buying items on eBay. Download the industry-leading app here for Apple or Android

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Paul Hickey is a regular contributor to Sports Card Investor, the creator of the Sports Card Investment Report at NoOffseason.com, and the host of the Sports Card Strategy Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. He can be found on Instagram at @sportscardstrategy and on Twitter @nooffseasoncard

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]]>Nikola Jokic’s MVP Campaign Has His Card Market Risinghttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/nikola-jokics-mvp-campaign-has-his-card-market-rising/

Thu, 19 Jan 2023 18:00:20 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50858Nikola Jokic has again emerged as the best player in the NBA, and his card market has surged with his play.

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]]>After a respectable argument from Luka Doncic’s stretch of triple-doubles, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic appears to have regained the lead as the NBA’s best player and frontrunner for MVP.

As expected, Jokic’s lineup of low-population rookies from 2015 have surged in price during his recent run and are among some of the top risers in the sports card hobby. Read about Jokic, Doncic and other trending cards and players in this week’s NBA Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Ja Morant 2019 Mosaic Pink Camo PSA 10 📈 206%

2. Larry Bird 1990 Skybox Base PSA 10 📈 202%

3. LeBron James 2019 Mosaic Base PSA 10 📈 145%

4. Nikola Jokic 2015 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 129%

5. LeBron James 2019 Prizm Green PSA 10 📈 110%

JOKIC MARKET SURGES: Through 41 games, Nikola Jokic has piled up 25-11-10 averages while shooting 37% from 3, and his card market has surged with another season of MVP-level play. The new Nuggets franchise leader in assists, Jokic does it all on the court, and while Luka Doncic has regularly made his own compelling case for MVP, it’s hard to argue that Jokic isn’t the best player in the NBA right now.

Overall, Market Movers has tracked 21 different PSA 10 rookies for Jokic over the last 30 days, and that group is up 25% collectively across 63 sales — it’s always important to remember that Jokic has far fewer rookies than other ultra-modern players, so this often results in his sales volume being much lower than many collectors would expect.

Jokic’s 2015 Donruss Base PSA 10 and 2015 Prizm Base PSA 10 have been the key targets for most of his career, and those cards are up 130% and 26%, respectively, over the last 30 days.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Bol Bol 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 56%

2. Keldon Johnson 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 46%

3. Ja Morant 2019 Donruss Base PSA 10 📉 44%

4. Klay Thompson 2011 SP Authentic Base PSA 10 📉 38%

5. Zion Williamson 2019 Mosaic Pink Camo PSA 10 📉 36%

DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. LeBron James 2003 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 📈 $1,712

2. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📈 $306

3. Nikola Jokic 2015 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 $248

4. LeBron James 2003 Topps Base PSA 10 📈 $142

5. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Red White Blue PSA 10 📈 $142

LUKA STAYS HOT: Sure, Nikola Jokic may have taken back the lead for MVP after Luka Doncic’s run of triple-doubles cooled, but his cards are still trending up in an overall down market.

Doncic’s PSA 10 rookies tracked by Market Movers are up 12% collectively on 970 total sales over the last 30 days, and his key cards from Prizm and Optic are some of the biggest drivers of that positive growth.

His 2018 Prizm Silver PSA 10 has been the biggest riser recently with a $306 price bump over the last month, and is now trending around $2,000. Doncic’s 2018 Optic Holo PSA 10 has also gotten a boost, and is now selling for around $1,800 — though it’s on much lower sales volume.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 $354

2. Kawhi Leonard 2012 Prizm Base PSA 10 📉 $110

3. Jalen Green 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 $75

4. Kyrie Irving 2012 Prizm Base PSA 10 📉 $58

5. Giannis Antetokounmpo 2013 Select Base PSA 10 📉 $55

KAWHI STRUGGLES: Kawhi Leonard has never had the card market many would expect for a player so talented, but things continue to trend down as he’s turning in one of his worst seasons in recent memory.

Leonard missed all of last year with an ACL injury and, not counting his nine-game season in 2017-2018, he’s currently averaging his fewest points since 2014, his fewest rebounds since 2016, his fewest assists since 2018, and is shooting his worst percentage from 3 ever.

Leonard’s PSA 10 rookies tracked by Market Movers are down 15% collectively over the last 30 days and his signature 2012 Prizm Base PSA 10 has been the biggest decliner with a 27% drop over that same period.

Source: Market Movers
SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 180 sales

2. Ja Morant 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 160 sales

3. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 156 sales

4. Luka Doncic 2019 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 133 sales

5. Luka Doncic 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 107 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2022 Hoops Basketball 📈 3%

2. 2021 Contenders Optic Basketball 📈 5%

3. 2022 Chronicles Draft Picks Basketball 📈 5%

4. 2021 Chronicles Basketball 📈 27%

5. 2021 Select Basketball 📈 3%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Basketball 2018-2020: 📈 7%

Basketball 2010-2017: 📉 2%

Basketball 2000-2009: 📈 9%

Source: Market Movers

Basketball 1990-1999: 📈 1%

Basketball 1980-1989: 📈 3%

Basketball 1979 & Older: 📉 4%

Source: Market Movers

With the Sports Card Investor app, you can profit from the hobby you love by keeping up with trending cards, tracking real-time prices with Market Movers and buying items on eBay. Download the industry-leading app here for Apple or Android

Note to readers: If you purchase something through one of our affiliates, we may earn a commission.

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]]>Mahomes and Lawrence Rise As NFL Playoffs Heat Uphttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/mahomes-and-lawrence-rise-as-nfl-playoffs-heat-up/

Tue, 17 Jan 2023 21:46:28 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50776In this week’s NFL Market Movers update, we see the card markets for several star QBs rising as the playoffs ramp up.

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]]>While Trevor Lawrence needed some comeback magic to keep his card prices trending up, Patrick Mahomes hasn’t even needed to play a playoff game yet to see his market start rising again.

Read about Lawrence, Mahomes and more trending cards and players in this week’s NFL Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Daniel Jones 2019 Select Premier Level Silver PSA 10 📈 348%

2. Daniel Jones 2019 Select Concourse PSA 10 📈 220%

3. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📈 217%

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Mosaic NFL Debut PSA 10 📈 175%

5. Daniel Jones 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 175%

LAWRENCE KEEPS RISING: Trevor Lawrence appearing here is probably a little exhausting for some collectors, but he’s been one of the most popular players in the hobby over the last month. The Jaguars finished the regular season with five straight wins, and Jacksonville’s historic comeback over the Chargers has only helped carry Lawrence’s card market.

His four first-half interceptions nearly buried the Jags, but a massive second-half rally ended LA’s season, 31-30, and it’s hard to see Lawrence’s market going down immediately after. It’s of course important to remember that now the Jaguars face Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, so while a market decline may not happen quickly, it could pick up velocity if Lawrence’s season ends on Saturday.

In the meantime, however, his PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 41% collectively over the last 30 days. With extremely low populations on his Prizm, Optic and Select cards, his Donruss variations have been key targets for many collectors. Lawrence’s 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 is up over 200% over the last month and is now selling for over $240 while his Donruss Base PSA 10 has been the most popular PSA 10 tracked by Market Movers based on volume over that same period.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Patrick Mahomes 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 📉 44%

2. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Optic Base PSA 10 📉 40%

3. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Mosaic Green PSA 10 📉 39%

4. Justin Fields 2021 Mosaic Reactive Orange PSA 10 📉 37%

5. Jarrett Stidham 2019 Select Field Level Silver PSA 10 📉 32%

DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 📈 $296

2. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📈 $204

3. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📈 $165

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Prizm Red Ice PSA 10 📈 $155

5. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 $133

PLAYOFF MAHOMES: There have been so many storylines this NFL season that it’s easy to forget that Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs cruised to a 14-3 regular-season record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC. But with the playoffs here, collectors have again turned their attention to Mahomes and his stellar card market.

It’s always interesting to examine how his cards perform strictly because of the price — even a small percentage drop can cause any of his flagship rookies to appear among the largest dollar amount decliners based on the simple fact that a 10% drop may be a $200 dip.

Several of his cards have been moving in a positive direction lately, though, with his PSA 10 rookies tracked by Market Movers collectively up 14% over the last 30 days. His 2017 Donruss Base PSA 10 and 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 have been big risers over the last month — his Donruss has jumped over $130 in price and is now floating around $930 while that Optic Base is back up over $1,100.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Justin Herbert 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 $129

2. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 $70

3. DeVonta Smith 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 📉 $70

4. Justin Herbert 2020 Optic Blue Scope PSA 10 📉 $58

5. Justin Herbert 2020 Optic Blue Hyper PSA 10 📉 $54

HERBERT’S DIVE CONTINUES: Lawrence has been the big winner lately, and unfortunately Justin Herbert sort of had to lose for that to happen. Overall, Herbert’s PSA 10 rookies tracked by Market Movers are down 1.4% collectively, but his more popular base cards haven’t been impacted as much as you’d think. His key base PSA 10s from Optic, Prizm and Select are actually all positive over the last 30 days, so his more expensive lineup of parallels have been the negative force driving things down.

Herbert’s 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 has been the biggest decliner over the last month with a 19% dip while his Blue Scope and Blue Hyper are both down about 18% each. Those holding Herbert are probably frustrated that several color matches are down this much, but injury issues, a mediocre offense, and an early playoff exit will do that to a player’s card market.

Source: Market Movers
SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 190 sales

2. Josh Allen 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 142 sales

3. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 110 sales

4. Justin Herbert 2020 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 104 sales

5. Joe Burrow 2020 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 102 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2022 Certified Football 📈 46%

2. 2022 Absolute Football 📉 1%

3. 2022 Origins Football 📈 6%

4. 2022 Select Draft Picks Football 📈 15%

5. 2022 Elite Football 📈 19%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Football 2018-2020: 📈 12%

Football 2010-2017: 📈 4%

Football 2000-2009: 📉 5%

Source: Market Movers

Football 1990-1999: 📈 5%

Football 1980-1989: 📈 3%

Football 1979 & Older: 📉 1%

Source: Market Movers

With the Sports Card Investor app, you can profit from the hobby you love by keeping up with trending cards, tracking real-time prices with Market Movers and buying items on eBay. Download the industry-leading app here for Apple or Android

Note to readers: If you purchase something through one of our affiliates, we may earn a commission.

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]]>Top 10 Most Valuable: 2021 Bowman Draft Baseballhttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/top-10-most-valuable-2021-bowman-draft-baseball/

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 18:25:02 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50771Spring Training starts at the end of February, and opening day is March 30. That will get here fast, which means the window to acquire your baseball prospect cards to flip in 2023 is already here.

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]]>Spring Training starts at the end of February, and opening day is March 30. That will get here fast, which means the window to acquire your baseball prospect cards to flip in 2023 is already here.

Not only that, but 2022 Bowman Draft Baseball came out in December, with huge prices for the top picks like Jackson Holiday, Elijah Green and Termarr Johnson – but I’m not recommending that you go swoop up those cards just yet. In fact, a better strategy when a new release comes out, is to go back to the same release from the previous year, and snatch up the top cards.

Reason being – the market, for the most part, has settled for that release, prices have come down to their normal market value – and we also know much more about the players from the previous year than we do about the guys with inflated prices from the hot new release.

So I’m recommending that instead of getting caught up in the hype of 2022 Bowman Draft Baseball, instead go back to Bowman 2021 Draft Baseball and try to cop some of the following guys within your price range.

Here are the Top 10 most valuable 2021 Bowman Draft Baseball players, ranked by their most expensive card sold in the last year. If I didn’t do it this way, the entire list would consist of Marcelo Mayer and Jordan Lawlar cards. But we don’t want that, because there’s tons of opportunity to make profit investing in plenty of players from this release.

1. Marcelo Mayer 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-174 Black 1/1 Raw – Sold for $3,800 on 6/25/2022 – The highly heralded left handed hitting shortstop from Eastlake High in Chula Vista, California started at SS all four years of high school, and also played with the US National 17U Development Program since 2019. He “fell” to fourth overall in the 2021 MLB Draft after many experts predicted he could go #1 overall. The fact that a storied franchise in one of baseball’s biggest markets snagged him as their future star gives him huge upside in the sports card investing world, so it’s no surprise that three of the top four singles sales in this set are of Mayer cards. He’s currently the #7 overall prospect on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 with an expected Major League Debut year of 2024. This gives sports card investors some time to load up on his cards in anticipation of selling upon call up next year.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-174 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 10 – $2,375 (1 sale)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-174 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 PSA 10 – $2,326.88 (1 sale)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-MM Chrome DP Auto – Refractor /499 PSA 10 – Average sale = $1,8700 (2 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-174 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 Raw – Average sale = $1,304 (4 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-MM Chrome – DP Auto BGS 9.5 – Average sale = $797 (3 sales)

2. Jordan Lawlar 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-194 Chrome – Red Refractor /5 Raw – Sold for $3,251 on 3/3/2022 – Lawlar was the second shortstop taken in the 2021 MLB Draft, going to the Diamondbacks out of Jesuit College Prep in Texas. At age 21, he sits at #12 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects with an expected MLB debut sometime in 2024. The play is the same as Mayer – grab Lawlar’s 1st Bowman Chrome cards in anticipation of a call-up next year. He’ll likely play in AA this year, and it doesn’t hurt his overall value that he sits in a Minor League System that also features MLB Top 15 Prospects Corbin Carroll (#3) and Druw Jones (#11).

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-194 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 10 – Sold for $2,050 on 6/19/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-JLR Chrome DP Auto Refractor /499 PSA 10 – Sold for $1,500 on 5/29/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-194 Orange /25 PSA 10 – Sold for $1,500 on 9/5/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-194 Chrome – Red Lava Refractor /5 PSA 9 – Sold for $1,500 on 3/23/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-194 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 PSA 10 – Average sale = $1,524.50 (2 sales)

3. Jay Allen 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-11 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 PSA 10 – Sold for $2,000 on 3/2/2022 – The last pick in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft, Allen is a big, power hitting outfielder – the kind that could be an exciting big leaguer. There’s some risk here, as he didn’t show very well at the plate in the minors last year, but he’s only 20 years old, has high upside – and if he starts to hit homers in the minors it will bump his card value in the right direction. Plus, he’s in a Reds system that features top prospect Elly De La Cruz.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-11 Chrome – Red Refractor /5 PSA 9 – Sold for $865 on 3/15/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-11 Chrome – Red Lava Refractor /5 Raw – Sold for $675 on 3/12/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-11 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 10 – Sold for $529 on 5/14/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-JA Chrome DP Auto – Refractor /499 BGS 9.5 – Sold for $343.88 on 1/27/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-11 Red /5 PSA 10 – Sold for $300 on 1/2/2023

4. Henry Davis 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-48 Chrome – Red Lava Refractor /5 Raw – Sold for $1,580 on 1/9/2022 – The number one overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, a catcher from Louisville, Davis had a solid first season in the minors, hitting .264 with 10 homers and 42 RBI. The Pirates have a ton of young talent, and even though he’s a catcher, there’s some room for profit here. Like Mayer and Lawlar, look for Davis to play AA ball this year, with an expected MLB call-up slated for sometime in 2024.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-48 Chrome – Red Refractor /5 Raw – Sold for $1,233 on 1/5/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-48 Chrome – Blue Refractor /150 PSA 10 – Average Sale = $367 (4 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-48 Chrome – Yellow Lava Refractor /75 PSA 10 – Sold for $405 on 2/8/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-48 Red /5 Raw – Sold for $400 on 1/20/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-48 Chrome – Orange Refractor PSA 10 – Average Sale = $455.29 (3 sales)

5. Brady House 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-186 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 PSA 10 – Sold for $875 on 3/7/2022 – The 11th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, and the third shortstop taken out of High School, the 6’4” House hit a solid .289 with 7 HR and 43 RBI in the minors last year in the Nationals organization. He’s only 19 and hasn’t made it on the MLB Pipeline Top 100 list yet. This means he’s likely a solid buy, as players typically see a significant bump in value when they debut on the list.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-186 Orange /25 PSA 10 – Sold for $715 on 4/27/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-186 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 9 – Sold for $649 on 6/19/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-186 Chrome – Purple Refractor /250 PSA 10 – Sold for $625 on 5/17/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-186 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 10 – Sold for $610 on 7/17/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-186 Gold /50 PSA 10 – Average Sale = $475 (2 sales)

6. Harry Ford 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-1 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 10 – Sold for $900 on 8/11/2022 – Ford, a catcher from North Cobb High School in Georgia, was the 12th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft for the Seattle Mariners. It’s really impressive that Ford, only 19 years old, is already on the MLB Pipeline Top 100 as the 65th ranked prospect. He got a ton of great work in the minors last year, hitting .276 with 14 HR and 75 RBI in 445 at bats. Catchers don’t typically do as well as middle infielders and outfielders in the sports card investing world, but the proof is in the data…he’s selling well, making him someone to watch.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-1 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 PSA 10 – Average Sale = $1,180 (3 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-1 Chrome – Red Refractor /5 Raw – Sold for $640.02 on 7/13/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-1 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 – Average Sale = $422.50 (2 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-1 Red /5 Raw – Sold for $440 on 3/21/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-1 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 on PSA 9 – Average Sale = $440.66 (2 sales)

7. Sal Frelick 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-172 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 PSA 10 – Sold for $525 on 5/11/2022 – The star center fielder from Boston College was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 15th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft. The lefty slugger had a great season for three different teams in the MiLB last year, batting .331 with 13 HR and 80 RBI with 36 stolen bases. He’s already in AAA Nashville and as #46 overall on the MLB Pipeline Top 100, he’s expected to make his big league debut this year – which could mean an immediate payoff for his investors.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft BDC-172 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 10 – Sold for $399 on 12/19/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-SF Chrome DP Auto – Refractor /499 PSA 10 – Average Sale = $257.79 (7 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-SF Chrome DP Auto – Refractor /499 SGC 9.5 – Sold for $190 on 5/3/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-172 Orange /25 Raw – Average Sale = $109.07 (3 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-SF Chrome DP Auto PSA 10 – Average Sale = $142.45 (12 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-172 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 Raw – Average Sale = $197.83 (3 sales)

8. Izaac Pacheco 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-46 Chrome – Red Refractor /5 Raw – Sold for $520 on 7/7/2022 – The 39th pick overall in the 2021 MLB Draft, Pacheco was the 11th shortstop taken. He is 6’4” and only 20 years old from Friendswood High School in Texas. He’ll play for the High-A West Michigan Whitecaps after a solid first season in the minors where he hit .248 with 12 HR and 59 RBI in 496 at bats. He’s one of the most affordable players on this list, meaning there is a solid path to profit as long as he keeps moving up to the next level.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-46 Chrome – Blue Refractor /150 PSA 10 – Sold for $120 on 9/22/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-46 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 PSA 9 – Sold for $102.50 on 7/9/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-46 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 SGC 10 – Sold for $89.88 on 57/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-46 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 Raw – Average Sale = $102.96 (5 sales).
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-46 Chrome – Yellow Lava Refractor /75 Raw – Average Sale = $39.67 (5 sales)

9. Benny Montgomery 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-84 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 BGS 9.5 – Sold for $475 on 7/18/2022 – The 8th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft was extremely impressive in the minors last year, batting .310 with six long balls and 50 RBI in 302 at bats for the Fresno Grizzlies – the Rockies’ Single-A Affiliate. The power hitting outfielder from Red Land High School in Pennsylvania isn’t on the MLB Pipeline Top 100 yet, so that will likely be the first marker for his card value to increase. Being in the Rockies organization could be solid for his future MLB home run stats, which is the main statistic baseball card investors care about.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BD-84 Orange /25 PSA 10 – Sold for $455 on 7/24/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-84 Chrome – Orange Refractor /25 Raw – Average Sale = $437.50 (2 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-BM Chrome DP Auto BGS 9.5 – Sold for $232.50 on 4/10/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #BDC-84 Chrome – Gold Refractor /50 Raw – Average Sale = $192.20 (4 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-BM Chrome DP Auto – Refactor /499 PSA 10 – Average Sale = $412.38 (4 sales)

10. Kyle Manzardo 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-CC Chrome DP Auto Refractor /499 PSA 10 – Sold for $350 on 12/9/2022 – The first baseman from Washington State was taken 63rd overall (the end of the second round) in the 2021 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, and played super well in the minors last year, hitting .330 with 24 HR and 89 RBI. He’s a super sleeper from a card perspective, and is incredibly affordable compared to the other guys on this list. But he’s very liquid, with the highest sales volume, and greatest margin of raw to PSA 9 for both his 2021 Bowman Chrome DP Auto and Refractor Auto /499. This means that profit can be made immediately by buying raw and grading at PSA. And as long as you get a PSA 9, you’ll make some money, but if you get a Gem Mint grade – an even larger profit margin could be yours. Because of this, unlike other prospects on this list, you don’t even have to wait for a call-up to make money on Manzardo.

Here are his next best five best selling cards in the last 365 days:

  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-KM Chrome DP Auto PSA 10 – Average Sale = $172.84 (5 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-KM Chrome DP Auto – Refractor /499 PSA 9 – Average Sale = $109.74 (4 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CD-KM Chrome DP Auto – Refractor /499 Raw – Average Sale = $61.39 (43 sales)
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-KM Chrome DP Auto PSA 9 – Sold for $72.01 on 10/19/2022
  • 2021 Bowman Draft #CDA-KM Chrome DP Auto Raw – Average Sale = $35.52 (100+ sales)

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]]>LeBron James’ Card Market Trends Up During Scoring Record Chasehttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/lebron-james-card-market-trends-up-during-scoring-record-chase/

Fri, 13 Jan 2023 20:48:18 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50672After a tough start to the season, LeBron James’ market has trended up as he closes in on the NBA’s all-time scoring record.

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]]>A rough start for the Los Angeles Lakers had LeBron James’ key cards dipping earlier this season, but things have changed as he closes in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record.

Read about James and other trending cards and players in this week’s NBA Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Freshman Phenoms PSA 10 📈 145%

2. Lauri Markkanen 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 📈 138%

3. Josh Giddey 2021 Optic Base PSA 10 📈 136%

4. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Emergent PSA 10 📈 94%

5. Ja Morant 2019 Chronicles Marquee PSA 10 📈 90%

GIDDEY APPEARS: Second-year players haven’t popped up in this space often this NBA season, so it’s interesting to see Josh Giddey land here. While many collectors would have Giddey near the top of their list of guys that could appear in this space, odd release timings and few graded cards have kept much of the 2022 NBA Draft class limited in the hobby.

A regular threat for a triple-double, Giddey has emerged as one of the hobby’s favorites from that class, and is currently averaging 15-8-6 on 47% shooting from the field. The emergence of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander into superstardom may have impacted Giddey some with the focus elsewhere in Oklahoma City, but overall his PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers have trended up 5% collectively over the last 30 days.

Giddey’s selection of key rookies from Donruss, Optic and Select are all up while his Prizm has trended down some, though it’s important to remember that such low graded populations — on cards that aren’t short-printed — can result in somewhat volatile prices shortly after release.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Anthony Davis 2012 Panini Base PSA 10 📉 60%

2. Damian Lillard 2012 Panini Base PSA 10 📉 55%

3. Klay Thompson 2012 Panini Base PSA 10 📉 50%

4. David Robinson 1989 Hoops Base PSA 10 📉 44%

5. Bol Bol 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 43%

DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. LeBron James 2003 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 📈 $710

2. Kevin Durant 2007 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 📈 $292

3. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Red White Blue PSA 10 📈 $213

4. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📈 $190

5. LeBron James 2003 Topps Base PSA 10 📈 $185

LEBRON RECOVERS: While LeBron James might be putting together the greatest season ever for an athlete at 38, the Lakers haven’t benefited much, and James’ market took a dip to start the season. Things have trended back up recently, however, as James closes in on the NBA’s all-time scoring record.

James’ PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 7% collectively over the last 30 days, and his key 2003 Topps Base PSA 10 and 2003 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 have been major drivers. It’s worth noting that a single sale has done much of the heavy lifting on the price growth for that 2003 Topps Chrome, but the 2003 Topps Base has several sales going in the right direction.

One thing to consider while looking at James’ market as a whole is the massive number of non-rookie PSA 10s — your personal perception of this relative to his overall market is important, and can be drastically different based on the collector.

Narrowing the scope of James’ PSA 10s over the last 30 days to only rookies shows even more positive growth, however, with a 9% bump over that same period.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 $196

2. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 $121

3. Kobe Bryant 1996 Topps Base PSA 10 📉 $97

4. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Orange Ice PSA 10 📉 $75

5. Anthony Edwards 2020 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 $75

WILLIAMSON PRICES DIP: Zion Williamson is in the middle of a fantastic season — the Pelicans are 3rd in the West, too — but his card prices have taken a sharp turn. His PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 11% over the last 30 days, and his 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 and 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 are among the biggest decliners over that same period.

Williamson’s 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 is still one of the highest-selling cards in terms of volume, but the decline in price growth likely tells us hobby perception has cooled quite a bit. Why the drop has occurred isn’t exactly clear, though some speculation could be that Ja Morant has taken the leap as the clear top player from that 2019 NBA Draft class or that, while still good, Williamson’s on-court play just isn’t matching his card prices and the market has corrected.

Source: Market Movers
SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 220 sales

2. Zion Williamson 2019 Mosaic Base PSA 10 📈 161 sales

3. Ja Morant 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 159 sales

4. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 157 sales

5. Luka Doncic 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 129 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2021 Contenders Optic Basketball 📈 6%

2. 2021 Chronicles Basketball 📈 18%

3. 2022 Chronicles Draft Picks Basketball 📈 24%

4. 2021 Select Basketball 📉 3%

5. 2022 Prizm WNBA Basketball 📉 20%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Basketball 2018-2020: 📉 5%

Basketball 2010-2017: 📈📉 0%

Basketball 2000-2009: 📈 3%

Source: Market Movers

Basketball 1990-1999: 📉 1%

Basketball 1980-1989: 📉 4%

Basketball 1979 & Older: 📈📉 0%

Source: Market Movers

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]]>Julio Rodriguez Rookie Cards: Best Sets and Parallelshttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/julio-rodriguez-rookie-cards-best-sets-and-parallels/

Thu, 12 Jan 2023 13:12:13 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50654After lighting it up with a .332 batting average, 25 HR and 126 RBI in his 246-game Minor League Career spanning five different squads, Julio Rodriguez continued his hot hitting in the big leagues in 2022, batting .284 with 28 dingers and 75 RBI, winning AL Rookie of the Year and representing the Seattle Mariners in the MLB All-Star Game at the age of 21.

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]]>After lighting it up with a .332 batting average, 25 HR and 126 RBI in his 246-game Minor League Career spanning five different squads, Julio Rodriguez continued his hot hitting in the big leagues in 2022, batting .284 with 28 dingers and 75 RBI, winning AL Rookie of the Year and representing the Seattle Mariners in the MLB All-Star Game at the age of 21.

Not only is J-Rod legit, but the fact that he’s the same height and position as a former Mariners Hall of Famer named Ken Griffey, Jr. only adds to the appeal.

Entering the sports card world with the release of 2019 Bowman Baseball, J-Rod’s first prospect cards and first prospect autos are truly important. And as any baseball card investor will tell you – even though they’re not technically “rookie cards,” Bowman 1st Prospect cards are the ones to own, especially in Bowman Chrome.

With the release of 2022 Bowman Baseball and 2022 Topps Flagship, Topps Chrome and other Topps Baseball releases, his true “rookie cards” with the RC designation hit the market.

VALUE ROOKIES:

The Value Tier includes cards with high print runs or lower-quality cardstock. A good fit for new collectors or those on a limited budget.

2019 Bowman Paper Prospects: The entry-level 1st Bowman is the Paper Prospects, selling for around $50 in PSA 10, and features the young phenom at the plate in his Seattle Mariners uniform and wearing his current jersey No. 44. The key is the “1st Bowman” logo in the top left corner. If you don’t have the budget for the refractors, variations or autos, the paper prospects is the next best place to start your collection or investment. Paper prospects also have sky blue (/499), purple (/250), blue (/150), green (/99), gold (/50), orange (/25), red (/5) and platinum (1/1) serial numbered short prints – each increasing in value the lower the serial number.

2022 Topps Update Rookie Debut (US-97 RD): A paper release, Topps Update Series comes out after flagship, and features players in their new uniforms after early season trades, free agent signings and adds rookies in the mix that weren’t included in flagship. J-Rod’s Rookie Debut Card features him at the plate with the date of his first big league game printed on the card: 4/8/2022. While he went 0-4 that day starting in centerfield, the card still sells for a solid $50-plus in PSA 10. Variations of this card include Mother’s Day Hot Pink, Rainbow Foil, Green Foil, Gold, Gold Foil and Red Foil.

2022 Topps Update Base (US44): The paper base version of J-Rod’s 2022 MLB rookie card came out in the same release, Topps Update. It sells for about the same price in PSA 10 as the 1st Paper Prospects card above, but features the classic RC logo in the top right corner. Like the others, it comes in more valuable short prints including: Royal Blue, Rainbow Foil, Green Foil, Gold, Gold Foil and Red Foil.

2022 Topps Living Base: Going for right around $100 in PSA 10, the Topps Living RC features a clean sketch of J-Rod based on a headshot of him in uniform, holding his bat on his right shoulder in a classic old-school baseball pose. A sparkling chain around his neck highlights the happiness seen in his smile as he looks into the camera as if to say, “I’m here, and I’m ready to hit for power and average.” Living is printed on paper cardstock like the others in his list.

POPULAR ROOKIES:

This tier includes cards from the most popular sets across both retail and hobby formats. Typically easy to buy or sell when needed.

2019 Bowman Chrome Prospects: Looking at this and its paper cousin online, the only difference is the word “Chrome” under the Bowman “B” logo in the top right corner. But if you’ve ever ripped a pack of Bowman and held the actual paper cards and Chrome cards in your hands, then you really know the difference in quality. This version sells for about double the paper prospects above in PSA 10. If you have a little more budget, grabbing a base refractor (/499) or even a speckle refractor (/299) would make a ton of sense. There are also the following short print serial numbered refractor versions of this card, each gaining value the lower the serial number: Purple /250, Blue /150, Blue Shimmer /150, Aqua /125 (Hobby/Jumbo), Aqua Shimmer /125 (Hobby/Jumbo), Green /99 (Retail), Green Shimmer /99 (Retail), Yellow /75, Gold /50, Gold Shimmer /50, Orange /25 (Hobby), Orange Shimmer /25 (Hobby), Red /5, Red Shimmer /5, Superfractor 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo) and Printing Plates 1/1. Then, there’s the Mega Box Mojo Refractor as well.

2022 Bowman Chrome Base: While this may seem a bit confusing, 2022 Bowman Baseball featured prospect cards and rookie cards. The prospect cards are his third (2019, 2021 and 2022) and don’t really have much significance. But his 2022 Bowman Rookie Cards are different, and have meaning due to the RC logo in the top left corner. The Bowman Chrome Base RC is a popular card and features a great action shot of J-Rod trotting to the plate after hitting a home run, pointing into the sky with his right index finger.

2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Base: Not cheap, the Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Base is selling for just under $2,000 in PSA 10. As a base card though, it shouldn’t be considered rare, but it is definitely beautiful, especially if you’re a fan of Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition. The action shot features the righty slugger mid-swing with shades on, looking to crush with high exit velocity.

MORE UNIQUE ROOKIES:

This tier includes cards with lower print runs, unique designs, or cards from hobby-only products. Usually higher-quality cards than the Value or Popular tiers, though not necessarily more popular or easier to buy or sell.

2022 Topps Update SP Variation: In this short print photo variation from Topps Update, Rodriguez is being doused with a Gatorade-like liquid in a celebratory fashion. This card sells for right around $600 in PSA 10 and has the makings of a potential classic, as traditionally collectors have gravitated towards photos of players not necessarily in game action.

2022 Topps SP Variation: This one is a simple photo variation from 2022 Topps Flagship, but it goes for nearly $500 in PSA 10 due to its unique element. Rodriguez is pictured in the Mariners’ baby blue jersey gazing at a ball while finishing his swing – left arm extended.

RAREST AND MOST EXCLUSIVE:

This category may be out of reach for most collectors due to price, but they have the highest upside as investments heading into future International and World Cup Competitions and are still fun to look at. Don’t worry if this tier is too pricey as there’s a host of options in other categories that could be perfect for your collection.

2022 Topps Chrome Logofractor Edition SP Variation: Topps Chrome is the top non-Bowman release that baseball card investors look forward to each year, and J-Rod’s gorgeous Logofractor Edition short print variation recently sold for $2,000 in PSA 10, making it one of the top true rookie cards in value. From a rarity standpoint, it’s not going to be easy to find these, especially in Gem Mint condition.

2022 Topps Chrome Rookie Auto – Orange Refractor: There are many unique things about this card, in which J-Rod wears jersey #85. The on-card auto in short print orange refractor sold on New Year’s Day 2023 for $4,500.

2019 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autos: We’re talking about the Speckle Refractor Auto /299, the Atomic Refractor Auto / 100, the Gold Refractor Auto /50, the Orange Refractor Auto /25 and the Red Shimmer Refractor Auto /5. These are all on-card auto variations of the base prospect auto and refractor auto /499. True baseball card investors will seek these cards first, especially in high grades, as they represent his rarest first prospect autos.

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]]>Can the Sports Card Hobby Trust Daniel Jones’ New Market Prices?https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/can-the-sports-card-hobby-trust-daniel-jones-new-market-prices/

Tue, 10 Jan 2023 21:48:08 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50584Daniel Jones’ card market has blown up in the past 30 days, but should collectors trust his new prices as the Giants head into the playoffs?

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]]>Few players have seen their card market completely change as much as New York Giants QB Daniel Jones over the last month. But is his market trustworthy, or will it simply collapse at the first sign of resistance?

Read about Jones and other trending players and cards in this week’s NFL Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Jarrett Stidham 2019 Select Field Level Silver PSA 10 📈 828%

2. Daniel Jones 2019 Select Field Level Silver PSA 10 📈 326%

3. Daniel Jones 2019 Select Premier Level Silver PSA 10 📈 207%

4. Daniel Jones 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 184%

5. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📈 176%

IS JONES TRUSTWORTHY? Few players have seen their card market reshaped as quickly and drastically this season as Daniel Jones. His PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 54% collectively over the last 30 days and a variety of base and more short-printed rookies are all trending up.

Cards like his 2019 Select Field Level Silver PSA 10 have recently sold for nearly $160 after going for less than $40 a month ago. His 2019 Prizm Blue Wave PSA 10 has gotten similar treatment, and has recently sold for close to $200 after going for $60 just 30 days ago. His two popular base rookies — the 2019 Prizm and 2019 Donruss — have seen big jumps, too.

There’s no arguing that Jones’ market has been completely transformed as the Giants secured a playoff spot for the first time in six years, but the major question for collectors is whether any of this market is sustainable. Jones finished the season 9-6-1 as the starter with a fairly unimpressive 3,205 passing yards, 15 TDs and 5 INT. Being the starting QB for a New York franchise is certainly a positive for Jones, but it’s also important to remember that, until recently, most fans assumed the Giants were going to move on — is this recent stretch enough to outweigh his 21-31 career record?

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Mosaic Pink Camo PSA 10 📉 50%

2. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 📉 48%

3. Justin Jefferson 2020 Mosaic Pink Camo PSA 10 📉 44%

4. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Phoenix Fire Burst PSA 10 📉 43%

5. Derrick Henry 2016 Optic Base PSA 10 📉 42%

DROP CONTINUES: Tua Tagovailoa has become a regular in the declining prices space after a strong stretch of positive price growth this season. The addition of Tyreek Hill turned Miami’s offense into one of the most dynamic in the league, and it appeared Tagovailoa had finally turned the corner in terms of production.

Concussion issues limited Tagovailoa to just 13 games in 2022, and his status for Miami’s playoff showdown with Buffalo is still uncertain while in concussion protocol. The third-year QB was extremely productive when on the field, but those concussion concerns — and possibly some overall market fatigue — have his key lineup of base rookies all down significantly over the last month and beyond.

Tagovailoa’s 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 has been the biggest decliner over the last 30 days, with a 49% drop that pulled the card down from $91 to about $47. Base rookies from Optic, Donruss and Select are all down, too, and it’s a little hard to see anything other than a big playoff performance pushing his market into positive territory.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 📈 $618

2. Aaron Rodgers 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Premiere Base PSA 10 📈 $177

3. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Prizm Red Ice PSA 10 📈 $153

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📈 $144

5. Daniel Jones 2019 Select Field Level Silver PSA 10 📈 $121

LAWRENCE STAYS HOT: Much like Daniel Jones, few players in the sports card hobby have been as hot as Trevor Lawrence over the last month or so. A regular in Sports Card Investor’s Top 5 Hottest Sports Cards, Lawrence has seen his market explode as the Jaguars slipped into the AFC Playoffs.

The Jaguars finished out the regular season with five straight wins with Lawrence piling up nearly 1,300 passing yards, eight touchdowns and just two interceptions. Worries about his long-term potential have mostly cooled, and suddenly the sports card hobby is seeing Lawrence’s prices tick upward closer and closer to stars like Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow.

Lawrence still has some ground to make up on cards like his 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10, but when comparing to the 2020 Donruss Base for Herbert and Burrow he’s closing fast with extremely high sales volume. He still has plenty to prove, of course, but a strong playoff performance — or even just a single playoff win — could really shake up the hobby hierarchy for the league’s young QBs.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Josh Allen 2018 Prizm Instant Impact PSA 10 📉 $115

2. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Lazer PSA 10 📉 $89

3. Joe Burrow 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 $70

4. Lamar Jackson 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 📉 $70

5. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Disco PSA 10 📉 $67

MARKET MIRAGE? While several of Joe Burrow‘s cards are among the biggest dollar amount decliners over the last month, collectors should at least be relieved that this looks like a small mirage impacting a small number of his cards. Overall, Burrow’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 10% collectively over the last 30 days, and his key base rookies across the major sets are all up, too.

While Burrow’s Optic Holo has taken a big hit over the last month, his Optic Base has shown strong price growth over that same period with a 70% jump across 41 sales. Higher-priced cards often pop up in this space even with small price percentage changes, so it’s always important to dive into a player’s total market as a few outliers could always land here.

Source: Market Movers
SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 169 sales

2. Josh Allen 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 125 sales

3. Justin Herbert 2020 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 110 sales

4. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 110 sales

5. Justin Herbert 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 96 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2022 Absolute Football 📈 15%

2. 2022 Certified Football 📈 29%

3. 2022 Origins Football 📈 14%

4. 2022 Score Football 📈 33%

5. 2022 Elite Football 📈 22%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Football 2018-2020: 📈 5%

Football 2010-2017: 📉 1%

Football 2000-2009: 📉 10%

Source: Market Movers

Football 1990-1999: 📉 2%

Football 1980-1989: 📈 1%

Football 1979 & Older: 📈 1%

Source: Market Movers

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]]>Top 10 Most Valuable: 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Drivershttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/top-10-most-valuable-2020-topps-dynasty-f1-drivers/

Fri, 06 Jan 2023 15:31:34 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50554If you’re a baseball card collector, you’re likely familiar with the super high-end brand, Topps Dynasty. If you’re not familiar with Dynasty, it’s simple – one card per box, and each card is a unique on-card auto, also featuring a patch or relic, nearly 100% of the time game-used/worn, with low serial numbers.

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]]>If you’re a baseball card collector, you’re likely familiar with the super high-end brand, Topps Dynasty. If you’re not familiar with Dynasty, it’s simple – one card per box, and each card is a unique on-card auto, also featuring a patch or relic, nearly 100% of the time game-used/worn, with low serial numbers.

While Dynasty baseball has been around since 2014, and features a robust checklist of current and former greats, Dynasty F1 debuted in 2020, and features current F1 drivers as well as team principals/owners, all with on-card autos and patch relics numbered to either /10, /5 (Red) or Gold 1/1.

While the odds of hitting a single-patch of a single driver or principal are highest, there are also single driver/principal triple-relics and constructor team dual relics (both drivers from each team) included in the checklist.

So while the high-end release goes for around $2,800 on the secondary market, the odds of hitting one of the Top 10 drivers below aren’t as straightforward due to the fact that team principals are included – and they go for as low as $50 or less – an extreme discrepancy from the cards below.

Note: All cards come encased by Topps, but as you will see below, many choose to get theirs graded to try to increase value.

1. Max Verstappen (Current: Red Bull, In Set: Red Bull)

On August 6, 2022, Verstappen’s 2020 Topps F1 Dynasty Auto Red Bull Patch Gold 1/1 sold for $170,400 in PSA 10 via Goldin. Not only is this sale proof of Verstappen being the most valuable driver in this set, but the fact that he has won each of the last two F1 Drivers Championships while absolutely dominating the field in 2022 at only 25, makes it extremely likely that his cards from this set continue to rise in value in the coming F1 seasons. Below are some of Verstappen’s other top sales from 2020 Topps Dynasty F1:

2. Lewis Hamilton (Current: Mercedes, In Set: Mercedes)

Amid reports that the 37-year-old international mega star and undisputed GOAT of F1 is on the downside of his career after being outperformed by 24-year old Mercedes teammate George Russell in 2022, the reality is that Hamilton is still a top F1 seller, and with good reason. He’s won seven drivers championships and 103 career races, and isn’t done yet. In fact, it’s these career achievements, combined with the fact that he has several markers ahead to spike card value, that makes him a legit sports card investment. His 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Autograph Patch Red #DAP-IILH Patch /5 Topps Encased sold for $90,000 via Goldin. Below are his other top sales from this set:

3. Charles Leclerc (Current: Ferrari, In Set: Ferrari)

As good as Verstappen was in 2022, nobody started off the season hotter than 25-year old Monacan Charles Leclerc, Ferrari’s No. 1 driver. After winning two of the first three races of the season, Leclerc’s pricing skyrocketed across the board. Even though he cooled off throughout the season, he still finished a strong second in the Driver’s Championship, with 308 points (Verstappen had 454 points). Leclerc has a growing fanbase and the fact that he represents the Ferrari brand is phenomenal for his long term card value. His 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Autograph Suit Zipper Relic #AFP-CL Signed /4 – Topps Encased sold for $24,360 via Goldin. His other top sales include:

4. George Russell (Current: Mercedes, In Set: Williams)

After being the only F1 Driver to finish in the top five of each race through the first nine races of the 2022 season, he was able to finally win his first career race just before the end of the season, taking the Brazil GP on November 13. Many believe the 24-year-old phenom will win a World Championship sooner rather than later, giving his cards huge upside. Even though he represents Williams Racing in this set, his cards have sold consistently for almost double the cost of a box and with more sales volume than Leclerc. His 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Gold Auto Patch 1/1 sold for $17,988 on eBay. Other top sales include:

5. Lando Norris (Current: McLaren, In Set: McLaren)

The 23-year-old is one of F1’s most exciting and heralded young drivers, and has a strong fanbase, as proven by the sales volume and liquidity of his cards. Amid rumors that he could eventually join Max Verstappen at Red Bull Racing one day, the hype continues. In the meantime, he’ll race for McLaren again in 2023, hoping to improve upon his 7th place finish in the Driver’s Championship, and win his first race after one podium in 2022. His 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Autograph Patch Gold #DAP-IVLN Signed Patch 1/1 – Topps Encased sold for $16,800 via Goldin. Other sales include:

6. Carlos Sainz (Current: Ferrari, In Set: McLaren)

The 28-year-old Spanish driver finished fifth in the Driver’s Standings for Ferrari in 2022 after racing with McLaren, Renault and Toro Rosso earlier in his career. He’s extremely productive, having finished in the top five 15 times in 2022, with one win and nine podiums, yet his card market doesn’t reflect his productivity. His 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Triple Patch Autograph Gold #TRA-IIICS Signed Patch 1/1 BGS 9 / 10 Auto sold for $5,550 via Goldin. Other sales include:

7. Sergio Perez (Current: Red Bull, In Set: BWT Point)

After a career year in 2022, where he finished third in the Driver’s Championship and was a key part in the Constructor’s Championship victory for Red Bull Racing, the 32-year-old Perez signifies the point in this article where we step back from sports card investing, and go more in the collecting direction. Not that Perez’s cards won’t increase in value over time, but he and the rest of the drivers on this list certainly don’t have the high ceiling that the previous ones do. Having said that, his 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 #ISP Triple Patch Auto /10 PSA 9 / 10 Auto sold for $2,900 on eBay.

The rest of his recent sales are below what it costs for a sealed box, making it more economical to simply buy his singles than hope to pull him:

8. Esteban Ocon (Current: Alpine, In Set: Renault)

The 26-year-old French driver has one career win and two career podiums, and finished in the top five twice in 2022, good enough for eighth overall in the Driver’s Championship. His 2020 Topps F1 Dynasty Constructor Team Autograph Memorabilia Card #CDAR-RO Dual Patch /10 – Topps Encased sold for $3,720 via Goldin. Other top sales include:

It’s notable that Ocon’s top three sales also include 2020 teammate Daniel Ricciardo, who is an extremely popular F1 driver. Although young and talented, his upside could be limited while stuck on a middle-of-the-pack team like Alpine.

9. Pierre Gasly (Current: Alpine, In Set: AlphaTauri)

Ocon’s super-talented teammate, also a 26-year-old French driver, Gasly has had success early in his young career, but underperformed in 2022. He finished a subpar 14th in the Driver’s Championship with only one top-five finish and zero podiums. F1 investors still believe he has some upside though, as his 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Triple Relic Autograph #TRA-PG Signed Patch /10 – Topps Encased sold for $2,386 via Goldin. Other sales include:

10. Alexander Albon (Current: Williams, In Set: Red Bull)

After losing his F1 seat in 2021 and being relegated to Red Bull’s test driver, Albon returned to F1 with Williams Racing in 2022 and competed at a solid level. At age 26, he’s still chasing his first career win, and could see a spike in card prices if he ever achieves it. In the meantime, his card market reflects some that believe he has upside, as his 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Gold 1/1 Auto PSA 10 sold for $5,520 via PWCC

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Paul Hickey is a regular contributor to Sports Card Investor, the creator of the Sports Card Investment Report at NoOffseason.com, and the host of the Sports Card Strategy Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. He can be found on Instagram at @sportscardstrategy and on Twitter @nooffseasoncard.

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]]>Historic Run Has Luka Doncic’s Card Market Rising Fasthttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/historic-run-has-luka-doncics-card-market-rising-fast/

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 18:42:12 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50502A truly historic scoring run has Luka Doncic back in the lead for the NBA MVP and his card prices are rising, too.

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]]>A stretch of three 50-point performances in six games, including a massive 60-point triple-double, has lifted Luka Doncic’s card market back into positive territory. Now the clear front-runner for MVP, several of Doncic’s key rookies have soared in price over the last 30 days, including one that is now averaging nearly $2,000.

Dive into Doncic’s card market and other trending players and cards in this week’s NBA Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Emergent PSA 10 📈 180%

2. LeBron James 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 📈 148%

3. Rui Hachimura 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📈 108%

4. Klay Thompson 2011 SP Authentic Base PSA 10 📈 108%

5. LeBron James 2004 Finest Base PSA 10 📈 99%

HACHIMURA BREAKOUT: Since returning from rehab for a bone bruise on his right ankle, Rui Hachimura has looked like a new player and appears to be having a breakout season — if he keeps this up, at least. He’s averaging 18 points while shooting 44% from 3 in the seven games since his return, and suddenly the Washington Wizards are creeping back into the Eastern Conference playoff conversation with wins in five of those seven games.

As expected, Hachimura’s card market has adjusted accordingly, and his PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 34% collectively over the last month. While his 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 is still floating around just $10, his 2019 Prizm Silver PSA 10 has made a major jump and is now up over $60.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Klay Thompson 2012 Panini Base PSA 10 📉 50%

2. Zion Williamson 2019 Optic My House! Holo PSA 10 📉 48%

3. Damian Lillard 2012 Panini Base PSA 10 📉 45%

4. Luka Doncic 2019 Optic Blue Velocity PSA 10 📉 41%

5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2018 Optic Shock PSA 10 📉 39%

SGA’S MARKET CORRECTS: Considered a favorite from that stacked 2018 NBA Draft class, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is finally in a long-awaited breakout season. But after a major market bump earlier this season, his card prices are starting to level back out. He’s still among the league leaders in scoring, but the reality is that Oklahoma City still isn’t a great team.

The Thunder sits at 16-22 for 13th place in the West as of Thursday afternoon, and are 5-5 over the last 10 games with two of those wins coming with SGA out of the lineup completely. There’s no doubt that Gilgeous-Alexander has emerged as a new star, but it’s fair to wonder what the ceiling on his cards is while on a bad team.

Gilgeous-Alexander’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 4% collectively over the last 30 days, but his key rookies from Prizm, Optic, Select and Donruss have been a mixed bag. His 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 is down slightly, but the dollar amount is less than $1 over the last 30 days, and his 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 and 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 have maintained positive growth. The only outlier here is his 2018 Select Concourse PSA 10, which has seen a 5% dip.

Overall, the bad news for those holding SGA is that the price growth has slowed, but the good news is that the decline from that rise hasn’t been extremely sharp.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. Kevin Durant 2007 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 📈 $292

2. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📈 $225

3. LeBron James 2003 Topps Base PSA 10 📈 $225

4. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Ruby Wave PSA 10 📈 $150

5. Stephen Curry 2009 Prestige Base PSA 10 📈 $140

HISTORIC RUN: Luka Doncic is the clear front-runner for the MVP this season, and there aren’t many great arguments for anyone else right now. Over the last six games, Doncic is averaging 45-11-10 with three 50-point outings, including his 60-21-10 triple-double in an overtime win over the Knicks back on December 23. This historic run has captivated the sports world while also having a major impact on his card market.

Already one of the most popular players in the trading card space, it can be difficult to see major bumps in prices for Doncic. His PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 10% collectively over the last month, however, and his 2018 Prizm Silver PSA 10 has been the big winner from a price standpoint. That card has seen a $225 price bump over the last 30 days and is now averaging just under $1,900 per sale — what’s really impressive, though, is the 30-plus sales on that card. PSA 10s that sell once per day are showing strong volume, but it’s not common to see a card this expensive sell this often.

Doncic has seen solid growth on his key lineup of base rookies as well over the last 30 days, with his Prizm, Optic, Donruss and Select all up over that period with significant sales volume.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Stephen Curry 2009 Upper Deck Base PSA 10 📉 $136

2. Michael Jordan 1990 Hoops Base PSA 10 📉 $90

3. LeBron James 2003 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 📉 $88

4. Dwyane Wade 2003 Topps Chrome Base PSA 10 📉 $75

5. Kobe Bryant 1996 Bowman’s Best Base PSA 10 📉 $61

SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Zion Williamson 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 238 sales

2. Ja Morant 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 178 sales

3. Luka Doncic 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 176 sales

4. Zion Williamson 2019 Mosaic Base PSA 10 📈 158 sales

5. Zion Williamson 2019 Optic Base PSA 10 📈 139 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2022 Chronicles Draft Picks Basketball 📉 7%

2. 2022 Revolution NBA Basketball 📈 8%

3. 2021 Contenders Optic Basketball 📉 7%

4. 2022 Prizm WNBA Basketball 📉 2%

5. 2021 Topps Inception OTE Overtime Elite Basketball 📉 43%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Basketball 2018-2020: 📈 4%

Basketball 2010-2017: 📈 3%

Basketball 2000-2009: 📉 4%

Source: Market Movers

Basketball 1990-1999: 📉 6%

Basketball 1980-1989: 📈 4%

Basketball 1979 & Older: 📉 1%

Source: Market Movers

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]]>Trevor Lawrence’s Card Market Trends Back Up During Win Streakhttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/trevor-lawrences-card-market-trends-back-up-during-win-streak/

Tue, 03 Jan 2023 22:09:23 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50381Trevor Lawrence has made a huge leap in performance over the last few months, and his card market has adjusted accordingly.

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]]>A poor rookie season followed by a tough start to this year had Trevor Lawrence fans and collectors worried long-term, but Jacksonville’s recent winning streak has revitalized card prices for the former No.1 overall pick.

Read about Lawrence and other trending cards and players in this week’s NFL Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Jarrett Stidham 2019 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 569%

2. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📈 347%

3. Baker Mayfield 2018 Optic Base PSA 10 📈 249%

4. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Mosaic NFL Debut – Green PSA 10 📈 179%

5. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Mosaic Green PSA 10 📈 164%

LAWRENCE HEATS UP: After losing seven of their first 10, the Jaguars have rattled off wins in four straight games — and five of six — and suddenly sit at 8-8 on the season. Trevor Lawrence has been exceptional over those last six games, completing 68% of his passes for 1,567 yards, 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions.

After a poor rookie season and an uneven start to this year, Lawrence has taken a massive leap and now looks like he might be everything Jacksonville had hoped for when they selected him No. 1 overall back in 2021.

Lawrence’s card market has adjusted accordingly, and his key rookies across Prizm, Optic and Donruss are all up over the last month. Overall, his PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are up 36% collectively over that same period.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Deshaun Watson 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 📉 73%

2. Jaylen Waddle 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📉 58%

3. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Chronicles Prizm Black PSA 10 📉 58%

4. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 54%

5. Jordan Love 2020 Prizm Disco PSA 10 📉 54%

WATSON DIPS: Deshaun Watson‘s card market got a bump leading up to his return to the field, but things haven’t exactly gone super well in Cleveland. The Browns are just 3-2 in Watson’s five starts this season, and in those five games he’s topped 200 passing yards just once and thrown for multiple TDs just once.

Watson’s off-the-field issues present a unique challenge for his card market, so it’s not shocking to see things dip drastically at the first sign of resistance. His PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 29% collectively over the last 30 days, and that Optic Base, which has been a key target for many collectors and investors, is down the most at 73% over the same period.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. Joe Burrow 2020 Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto PSA 10 📈 $399

2. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📈 $198

3. Tom Brady 2000 Skybox Impact Base PSA 10 📈 $100

4. Josh Allen 2018 Prizm Instant Impact PSA 10 📈 $97

5. Josh Allen 2018 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 $93

KEY BURROW AUTO: Joe Burrow‘s Contenders Rookie Ticket Auto popping up here is a refreshing change of pace. This space is often filled with Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes — that hasn’t really changed — but it’s actually interesting to see a higher-end card pop up rather than massive bumps on base cards.

When thinking about the most important cards a player will have at the end of their career, Contenders Rookie Ticket Autos are often near the top — so it’s really nice to see the market actually targeting one of Burrow’s cards with super long-term value over a high-population Prizm Base or Optic Base. Those cards are certainly strong additions to most collections, but this auto is one that could have a serious impact on Burrow’s market if he’s Hall-of-Fame bound a decade from now.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 $123

2. Patrick Mahomes 2017 Rookies & Stars Base PSA 10 📉 $98

3. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Disco PSA 10 📉 $95

4. Deshaun Watson 2017 Optic Base PSA 10 📉 $94

5. Travis Kelce 2013 Prizm Base PSA 10 📉 $93

TUA FATIGUE? Tua Tagovailoa was at one point the most popular player in the sports card hobby, but things have changed drastically over the last month. The Dolphins have suddenly lost five straight games after starting the season 8-3, and like many fans and collectors have feared, Tagovailoa is back in concussion protocol.

He’s been fantastic when healthy, but the health variable has always been a major issue, and the card market for Tagovailoa has softened in a major way over the last 30 days. Over that timeframe, his PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 16% collectively across over 300 sales, and his key rookies from Prizm, Optic, Donruss and Select are all trending down over the last month.

Source: Market Movers
SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 169 sales

2. Josh Allen 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 131 sales

3. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 119 sales

4. Josh Allen 2018 Score Base PSA 10 📈 101 sales

5. Joe Burrow 2020 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 99 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2022 Absolute Football 📈 33%

2. 2022 Certified Football 📈 46%

3. 2022 Origins Football 📈 27%

4. 2022 Score Football 📈 22%

5. 2022 Elite Football 📈 44%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Football 2018-2020: 📈 6%

Football 2010-2017: 📉 6%

Football 2000-2009: 📉 3%

Source: Market Movers

Football 1990-1999: 📉 1%

Football 1980-1989: 📉 2%

Football 1979 & Older: 📈 2%

Source: Market Movers

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]]>Sports Card Release Calendar: January 2023https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/sports-card-release-calendar-january-2023/

Sun, 01 Jan 2023 15:47:38 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50371It’s what keeps us all excited and all of our mouths watering, and no, I’m not talking about holiday dinner and dessert, I’m talking about the new release calendar for sports cards. With 2023 upon us, it’s time to kickoff a new monthly feature looking at the top upcoming releases.

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]]>It’s what keeps us all excited and all of our mouths watering, and no, I’m not talking about holiday dinner and dessert, I’m talking about the new release calendar for sports cards. With 2023 upon us, it’s time to kickoff a new monthly feature looking at the top upcoming releases.

We’re looking at the investability, collectability, pros and cons of each release, with the goal of helping you find the best fit for your sports card investing budget.

Official release dates are subject to change on short notice at the discretion of the manufacturer.

January 4, 2023: 2022 Panini Flawless BaseballPre-selling for between $1,750 and $2,000 per hobby box, the unlicensed Panini Baseball Release features seven autographs, two relics and one gem card per box. The con is that Panini can’t put team logos or names on cards, and the players’ uniforms, hats and helmets are altered to remove MLB and team branding. This ultimately devalues the cards. The pro is that the Flawless brand carries some weight within the hobby due to the quality and design of the cards, and that the auto checklist looks pretty spectacular, featuring HoF’ers like Ken Griffey Jr., Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb, current stars like Ronald Acuna, Jr. Julio Rodriguez and Manny Machado, and prospects like Elly De La Cruz and Bobby Witt, Jr.

January 4, 2023: 2022 Panini XR Football – Hobby Boxes are pre-selling for around $300 per. The 2021 version of this product has hobby boxes selling for more than $400 currently, but of course with a significantly-higher touted rookie class than this year’s version. Each hobby box will have two autos, one relic, four parallels and an insert among 14 total cards (two packs per box, seven cards per pack). Pros include Rookie Patch Autos of guys like Desmond Ridder, Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett, as well as WRs Garrett Wilson, Drake London, Jameson Williams, Chris Olave, Jahan Dotson and Treylon Burks and RBs Kenneth Walker III and Breece Hall. There’s also a strong veteran auto checklist and 200 total rookie base autos. Cons include the fact that XR is not a premium brand, and isn’t likely to hold value sealed as several higher end football card releases are yet to come for the 2022 season.

January 4, 2023: 2022 Skybox Metal Universe AEW Elite Wrestling – In a pairing of two niche communities — those who love AEW Wrestling and those who collect Precious Metal Gems (PMG) Inserts – Upper Deck hopes the hobby world partakes in this unique release. Each Hobby box averages 15 base short prints and 14 inserts, apparently including one Planet Metal insert and one Hardware or Palladium acetate insert. Of course, PMGs and Jambalayas are not guaranteed and are much more rare. For those of you who have heard about PMGs but aren’t familiar with the details, Red are /90, Green are /10, and Gold are 1/1.

January 5, 2023: 2021-22 Skybox Metal Universe Hockey – For the second year in a row, Upper Deck releases this desirable NHL Hobby Box, with one autograph, PMG, Jambalaya or “other coveted card” per box. The artwork of this set will remind many of 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Basketball. Within the main set, there are base (#1-100), Alternate Jersey (#101-150; 1:2 packs) and rookie (#151-200; 1:2 packs) cards. Each pack will supposedly have either a base rookie card or alternate jersey variation. Top rookies include Quinton Byfield, Cole Caufield, Trevor Zygras, Mason McTavish and Vasily Podkolzin. This seems like one of the releases with the most upside this month considering the very reasonable $175 pre-sale price.

January 11, 2023: 2022 Panini National Treasures Baseball – Before you get too excited about a hobby box of NT selling for a reasonable $600 pre-sale price, remember that these are non-licenses baseball cards that are fine for PCs but typically don’t sell for astronomical prices on the secondary market like National Treasures does for basketball and football. The pros of this release are that it will feature past and present greats, hobby boxes will have a mix of eight autos/relics. Also, the 100-card base set will all have memorabilia. Ultra-rare Treasured Jersey Numbers and Treasured Stats inserts will be uncovered for the first time within this product.

January 11, 2023: 2022-23 Panini NBA Hoops Basketball – The debut of the 2022-23 rookie class in pro uniforms always has a significance to collectors and investors alike, as the hobby box is the most affordable pro basketball release of the year at $120 pre-sale. For this price, knowing you’ll get one autograph card per hobby box, plus an insert or parallel in every pack, it’s a solid deal regardless of your typical budget or spending tolerance. The autograph selection features four different paths: Hoops Ink, Hot Signatures, Hot Signatures Rookies, and Rookie Ink cards. Look for first pro autos from guys like Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, Jr., Jaden Ivey and Benedict Mathurin. If you pull these, listing them right away will allow you to maximize your returns as prices are highest before subsequent sets hit the market.

January 11, 2023: 2022 Topps Archives Snapshots Baseball – Unless you’re a hardcore pro baseball collector, this release may not be for you. If you’re an investor, stick to Bowman. Having said that, this set features image variations and design variations. Image variations from 1978 or 1987 present different photos. There are three different kinds of short print design variations that may hold more value.

January 11, 2023: 2021-22 Upper Deck Stature Hockey – A mix of veterans, legends and rookies within a 200-card checklist, with 100 rookies. Each hobby box comes with an autograph, a base rookie, an insert (Gravitas, Legendary Heights or Rookie Excellence), a numbered Parallel (#/66 or less), an additional card (Autograph, Base Rookie or Parallel) and 2 Base Veteran/Legend Cards. The top rookie autos include Trevor Zegras on-card autos and Lucas Raymond on-card patch autos.

January 13, 2023: 2022 Panini Spectra Football – Pre-selling at close to $1,000, Spectra hobby boxes aren’t cheap for a non-premium brand with what many consider to be a subpar rookie class compared to the previous two seasons – and only 16 cards per box. The pros are that you will get four autos per box, four relics and one insert and have a chance at beautiful RPAs of guys like Ridder, Willis, Garrett Wilson, Drake London and other top rookies. Cons, the only on-card auto options come in an insert called “Full Spectrum” /149 that features players who switched teams, like Tyreek Hill.

January 18, 2023: 2021-22 Panini Immaculate Collection Basketball – Wait, do a double take… Yep, you read the year correctly. This is not the first high-end pro basketball release for guys like Banchero and Ivey, but rather one of the last high end releases for the rookie year of guys like Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Scottie Barnes. At $1,600 per hobby box pre-sale, you supposedly get five hits per box, including three autos and two memorabilia cards. The most valuable chases are the hard-signed Rookie Patch Autographs and Rookie Logoman Autographs selection. Immaculate will also contain on-card options in Rookie Championship Tags Autographs, Premium Patch Autographs, veteran stars in Patch Autographs Tags, multi-signed combo cards in Dual Autographs, Triple Autographs and Quad Autographs. Unique to Immaculate will also be Team Slogans and Sole of the Game sneaker pieces. 

January 18, 2023: 2022 Topps Chrome Ben Baller Edition Baseball – No details have been released yet regarding this set, but we can safely assume it will follow the basic concept of 2021’s Topps Chrome Ben Baller Edition Baseball, which essentially mimicked the regular Topps Chrome release but with a few tweaks. Last year, the Topps Chrome logo featured Baller’s chain logo, and diamond patterns were added to the player’s name area. Topps 582 Montgomery Club members will likely get the first shot at boxes, as they have the past two years in pre-sale format.

January 18, 2023: 2022 Topps Finest Baseball – Pre-selling for around $225 per hobby box, Topps Finest is the cousin of Topps Chrome, featuring the chromium cardstock and clean design that collectors love. The rookie auto checklist features big names like Wander Franco and Oneil Cruz, while the veteran auto checklist has signers like Mike Trout. Each hobby box promises two total autos.

January 18, 2023: 2022 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Racing – 2022 Topps Flagship Formula 1 Racing came out in late 2022, but there hasn’t been any info dropped about 2022 Topps Dynasty F1, so we’ll look at the 2021 release, which now sells for around $1,500 on the secondary market. Quite simply, it’s one card per box, and each card is an auto relic. The catch is that there are team principals included among the drivers, and each release is a full year behind in terms of what drivers are included and what teams they represent. The best way of explaining this is that George Russell raced for Williams Racing in 2021, and even though Topps Dynasty F1 2021 was released in 2022, he is in Williams gear in that set. We expect  2022 Topps Dynasty F1 to follow the same format as each of the last two seasons.

January 18, 2023: 2022 Panini Impeccable Football – A legit pro football release, hobby boxes feature eight cards, with five autos and a possibility of a sixth. Many hard-signed rookie patch autos of top picks like Kenny Pickett, Drake London, Garrett Wilson and Desmond Ridder will hold solid value, as well as one-per-case cards with metal bars embedded, like the all-new Silver Generations quad-player edition featuring one troy ounce of .999 fine silver. Other autos include First Ballot Signatures, Impeccable Jersey Number Autographs, Masterstrokes, HOF Autographs, Illustrious Ink, Immortal Ink, and Impeccable Stars Signatures.

January 25, 2023: 2022-23 Donruss Soccer – Donruss is a unique soccer release due to the fact that Panini mixes its licenses with FIFA and some professional leagues (like La Liga and The Premier League) to feature some top players in both international and club kits. Hobby boxes are pre-selling for $200 and average one autograph and one memorabilia card. Another cool twist is that case hits include Kaboom! inserts (potentially of USWNT stars like Alex Morgan) and an all-new insert called “Night Moves.” It also looks like this set includes Erling Haaland on-card autos in his national team kit, making it an interesting wax investment.

January 25, 2023: 2022 Panini Elite Extra Edition Baseball – At a $105 price point with 10 hits including eight autos, this is actually a pretty intriguing release – especially since it features top prospects that were drafted in 2022, like Termarr Johnson and Jackson Holiday as well as SSP “On Campus” inserts, and Panini-exclusive Dominican Prospect League (DPL) players.

January 25, 2023: 2022 Panini Illusions Football – Careful, this is not Immaculate and not Impeccable, but rather a lower-end brand, Illusions. Pre-selling for $400, hobby boxes feature five hits (usually three autographs and two relics), five serial-numbered parallels, and 10 inserts (acetate or micro-etch). Inserts include Funkadelic, Operation Detonation and HoloHeroes. Rookie autograph inserts of guys like Ridder, Pickett, London and George Pickens will be released as First Impressions Autographed Memorabilia and Rookie Reflections Dual Patch Autographs.

January 25, 2023: 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Basketball – One of the more recognizable second-tier brands, Mosaic’s 2021-22 Hobby Boxes are being pre-sold for around $470 and include one auto, 20 parallels and 20 inserts. The rookie class in this release is that of Cunningham, Green, Barnes and Evan Mobley. Along with autos of the top rookies, hobby exclusive parallels will likely command solid prices as singles on the secondary market, with a configuration of: Mosaic Red (SP), Mosaic NBA 75th Anniversary (SP), Mosaic Blue – #/99, Mosaic Purple – #/49, Mosaic White – #/25, Mosaic Gold – #/10 and Mosaic Black – 1/1.

January 25, 2023: 2022-23 Panini Prizm Draft Picks Basketball – Pros of this release: licensed college autos of top picks like Paolo Banchero, Jaden Ivey, sweet new Manga inserts of guys like Chet Holmgren and Prizm Color Blast inserts. Cons of this release: cards in college uniforms of players like Trae Young and Shaquille O’Neal, which can be easily mistaken for older cards that hold more value. Pre-selling for almost $200 per hobby box with four autos and a plethora of inserts is intriguing due to the Prizm brand, but make no mistake – college uniform cards always have a short value runway with the pro release yet to come later this year.

January 25, 2023: 2023 Topps Sterling Baseball –– Topps Sterling Baseball traditionally delivers autographed relic cards from current stars, retired legends, and collectible rookies in a three-card format numbered to 25 or less including one-of-ones. Like past releases, 2023 Topps Sterling is expected to be extremely high-end, with game-used memorabilia, relics and on-card autos.

January 25, 2023: 2022 Topps Renaissance MLS Major League Soccer – At $250 pre-sale, this is the inaugural high-end release for MLS collectors. As an all-autograph product that guarantees encased signature cards numbered to 20 copies or less, featuring an autograph card and an autograph relic card, those who believe in the MLS and its talent should definitely dive into this one.

January: 2022 Bowman’s Best Baseball – So we know that Bowman is the best release each year for baseball card investors, but what exactly is “Bowman’s Best?” Each year, it closes out the MLB collecting season with four autos per hobby box, and two autos per mini box (info based on the 2021 release). Not to be confused with Bowman, the “Best” brand does not feature prospect cards, but does have RC autos and several valuable inserts and parallels.

January TBA: 2022 Bowman Chrome Road to UEFA Under-21 European Championship Soccer – I wrote about this set in an earlier “In The Wax: Topps UEFA Champions League Soccer” article, and I’m very intrigued by it for a few reasons. First of all, the recognizable Bowman Chrome 1st branding that Topps features in its Bowman Baseball release. Secondly, it’s an all-Chrome set. Lastly, it’s the first licensed soccer set focused entirely on prospects, which could be huge. The con of this release as I see it is the checklist, and the fact that there is only one auto per hobby box. Even at the $109 price point, there may not be much value in the 2022 edition, but this is definitely something to monitor in future years.

January TBA: 2022 Topps Chrome Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Soccer – Similar to the above release, a Topps Chromium debut but this time focusing only on the top players from the Nations League Finals, pre-selling at $175 per hobby box with one auto per box. Top players are Gavi from Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Erling Haaland (Norway), but the auto checklist has not been released yet.

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]]>Justin Jefferson Rookie Cards: Best Sets and Parallelshttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/justin-jefferson-rookie-cards-best-sets-and-parallels/

Fri, 30 Dec 2022 17:02:05 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50345Justin Jefferson is “griddy’ing” his way into the hearts of sports card collectors week after week, creating a substantial and likely sustainable value increase in all of his key rookie cards the likes of which skill position players don’t typically see.

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]]>He went from Rookie of the Year, to second-year record breaker, to third-year phenom leading the league in receptions and receiving yards and turning the Minnesota Vikings into legitimate contenders – all while giving the franchise the swag that it once had with Randy Moss in the late 90s / early 2000s. 

Justin Jefferson is “griddy’ing” his way into the hearts of sports card collectors week after week, creating a substantial and likely sustainable value increase in all of his key rookie cards the likes of which skill position players don’t typically see. 

He’s the total package, from Odell Beckham-esque catches in clutch situations to better numbers in his first three seasons than Moss had in his first three, JJ is giving even Kirk Cousins a bit of a cool-factor.

As a result, we expect his rookie cards to be valuable and collectable with likely sustainable growth. Let’s break them down…

VALUE ROOKIES:

The Value Tier includes cards with high print runs or lower-quality cardstock. A good fit for new collectors or those on a limited budget.

2020 Donruss #313 Base: One of the most common, recognizable rookie cards for JJ, featuring the classic Donruss Rated Rookie mark, with a solid action shot from his rookie season with the Vikings. Mass produced and easy to find, this card has still increased in value during the 2022 NFL season due to Jefferson’s phenomenal play. Variations in Canvas, Press Proof Blue, Press Proof Red, Aqueous Test and Press Proof Black are more rare, but feature the same action shot and overall design. Interestingly, this card has the second highest Gem Rate of all JJ rookies listed in this article, garnering a PSA 10 70% of the time it’s graded.

2020 Mosaic #270 NFL Debut: Mosaic has carved out a solid spot in the portfolios of football card investors over the past few seasons, with its hexagon pattern in the background helping the action shot pop. JJ’s RC shield in the top right corner is a color match with the Vikings purple, and like Donruss, this mass produced base rookie is still super liquid and popular, having also increased in value during the 2022 season due to Jefferson’s numbers and the Vikings’ success. In PSA 10, this card is the most transacted JJ rookie card on eBay over the last year, with 680 sales.

2020 Select #61 Concourse: Select features a darker overall tone, while still showing a bit of the playing surface behind a photo of JJ jogging off the field. A bit less desirable than the aforementioned cards, but still popular and toting a high sales volume and pricing increase during the 2022 NFL Season. If you were to get this card graded, you’d be 78% likely to get a PSA 10, according to GemRate.com – making it the highest Gem Rate rookie on this list.

2020 Optic #163 Base: The highest-end value rookie, Optic features some Donruss design characteristics but with an updated action shot on chromium material, making it a bit more desirable. This card has a 54% Gem Rate, 16% less likely to get a PSA 10 than its Donruss paper cousin.

POPULAR ROOKIES:

This tier includes cards from the most popular sets across both retail and hobby formats. Typically easy to buy or sell when needed.

2020 Prizm #398 Base: Prizm is typically considered the most popular rookie card for football and basketball players, but in this case, Prizm is third behind Mosaic and Donruss in terms of sales volume, and is the only card that is down in value over the last 365 days with more than 130 sales. In PSA 10, it’s down 34.1%, making it a decent time to snag one, considering it’s pop is less than 900 and only gems 28% of the time. It’s Silver cousin is also down in PSA 10 over the last 365 days but is an extremely popular card and should be of interest to any football collector for the next few years.

2020 Select #161 Premier Level Silver: An eye-catching silver shine on the classic Select design highlights the Premier Level Silver along with an action shot of Jefferson getting off the line and into his route. Premier Level is short printed compared to Select Concourse, and is only a pop 36 in PSA 10, giving it a rare element among popular rookies.

2020 Optic #163 Holo: The shiny Prizm-esque cousin short print of the base Optic features the same design and action shot otherwise, but is more desirable due to its rarity compared to base. 

2020 Mosaic #209 Silver: An affordable card in PSA 10 with a pop count under 300, the Mosaic Silver is a short print run compared to its base version, and more achievable price-wise than Select Premier Level Silver, Prizm Silver and Optic Holo.

MORE UNIQUE ROOKIES:

This tier includes cards with lower print runs, unique designs, or cards from hobby-only products. Usually higher-quality cards than the Value or Popular tiers, though not necessarily more popular or easier to buy or sell.

2020 Prizm #398 Orange /249: The fact that there are only 249 in existence inherently gives the Prizm Orange rarity and ultimately value compared to its other Prizm counterparts. 

2020 Donruss Press Proof Gold /50: Not only do sports card investors love the Donruss Rated Rookie look, but they love Gold, because Gold means rarity. The Donruss brand typically issues short printed “Press Proofs” of Rated Rookies each year, and there are only 50 of the Gold, making it one of his more unique rookie cards. Perhaps the most valuable of the 50 would be his jersey number 18/50.

2020 Certified Mirror /299: Certified is not normally one of the most popular brands, but the uniqueness of the Mirror finish and the fact that there are only 299 copies of this card make it rare enough to put on this list.

2020 Optic Rated Rookie Auto /150: This on-card autograph version of the popular Optic brand is one of the most desirable rookie cards JJ has. If you can get your hands on one of the 150 copies he hand signed, consider yourself very fortunate, as it should rise in value over the next few seasons if he can stay healthy.

RAREST AND MOST EXCLUSIVE:

This category may be out of reach for most collectors due to price, but they have the highest upside as investments heading into the future and are still fun to look at. Don’t worry if this tier is too pricey as there’s a host of options in other categories that could be perfect for your collection.

2020 Donruss Optic Holo Auto /99: Super clean and shiny, JJ signed 99 of these on the cards themselves, and it is one of the cleanest, best designed cards he has. As such, it should command high dollar as long as he dominates the statlines. 

2020 Contenders Optic Blue Auto /75: Contenders has become one of the most desirable brands for rookie autos, due to the Rookie Ticket Auto brand and design. The blue prizm variation out of 75 is close enough to a color match to keep collectors chasing this card. The on-card signature over Optic chromium finish makes it a slick addition to any collection/portfolio.

2020 Prizm Black Gold Auto /10: There’s only 10 Prizm Gold of every card, and this one also features a sticker auto. The Prizm Black brand is a photo variation. 

2020 Prizm Gold Rookie Patch Auto /10: Despite the patch not being player-worn, let alone game-worn, and the auto being a sticker, the rarity of the Prizm Gold /10 makes this one of the top JJ rookie cards to chase.

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]]>Looking Back on 2021 Topps Chrome Star Wars Galaxyhttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/looking-back-on-2021-topps-chrome-star-wars-galaxy/

Wed, 28 Dec 2022 21:50:54 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50251With 2022 Topps Chrome Star Wars Galaxy finally released, The Great Curator looks back on his favorite cards from the 2021 set.

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]]>Considered by some to be one of the best card releases regardless of category last year, 2021 Topps Chrome Star Wars Galaxy had a major impact on the non-sports card market. Reviving one of the most important Star Wars brands with a chrome finish, the 2021 release featured stunning artwork that ranged from all-new designs to modern takes on older cards, and a stunning lineup of refractors like Atomic, Mojo and even the 1/1 Superfractor.

I recently teamed up with Market Movers for my own Star Wars Market Pulse Index, which will track the prices of my favorite cards from across a variety of Star Wars products, just in time for the release of the much-anticipated 2022 Topps Chrome Star Wars Galaxy.

So with 2022 Chrome Galaxy finally dropping, here’s a look back at my favorite cards from the 2021 release:

1. Larger Than Life

The significance of this card is the artwork by legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby. Nicknamed “The King” by comic fans, Kirby had a massive impact on the industry as one of its most iconic innovators and influencers.

Kirby’s decades-long career saw him help create some of the most recognizable superheroes ever, including Captain America, The Fantastic Four, Thor and Black Panther.

Kirby’s work spanned both the Marvel and DC universes before he finally added the Star Wars franchise to his portfolio with work in the 1994 Star Wars Galaxy Series 2 release. While several artists have multiple cards in the 2021 Chrome release, Larger Than Life is the only card from Kirby.

2. Jedi A La Kurosawa

This card pays homage to the classic Seven Samurai movie by renowned director Akira Kurosawa. Considered by some to be one of the best foreign-language films ever made, the 1954 release follows a group of Ronin who defend a village from bandits — a story many fans believe is similar to the Jedi.

The franchise has made many references to samurai culture over the years, and this card captured the attention of the Star Wars community and helped spark a movement for card collecting.

The artist, Randy Martinez, is also a well-known illustrator with several Star Wars pieces as well as a variety of work with the Marvel, Jaws, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter franchises.

3. Vader’s Revenge

This image represents Darth Vader during his iconic battle with Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi. Years after losing their duel on Mustafar, Darth Vader got his revenge against Obi-Wan in their final battle on the Death Star in one of the franchise’s most important moments.

The artist, Brian Rood, is another well-known illustrator in the Star Wars community with several published pieces in the series.

Rood’s work has appeared in multiple Star Wars Galaxy releases over the years — including three cards in the 2021 product. Rood also made the cover art for the Star Wars: 40 Years of the Force Time Magazine Special Edition.

4. The Finest on Naboo

This beautiful card captures a beloved character with Padme Amidala hovering over Darth Vader — symbolizing hidden danger.

The artist, Jerry Vanderstelt, may be the most famous current artist contributing to this series. Vanderstelt has six total cards in the 2021 Galaxy release, including artwork of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo to go along with this card of Amidala.

In addition to his Star Wars work, Vanderstelt has created artwork featuring The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Indiana Jones franchises.

5. Endor Chase

This card is striking with its green background to match Luke’s lightsaber — it just looks like it’s going fast when you’re holding it.

Much like Vader’s Revenge, this Endor Chase card features one of the more iconic scenes from the Star Wars franchise, this time with artwork from popular illustrator Steve McNiven — his only card in 2021 Chrome Galaxy.

McNiven is best known for his work with Marvel where he’s drawn Captain America, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Wolverine.

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]]>The Battle Continues Between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappehttps://www.sportscardinvestor.com/the-battle-continues-between-lionel-messi-and-kylian-mbappe/

Thu, 22 Dec 2022 19:11:12 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50227Mbappe vs. Messi… Messi vs. Mbappe. While the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final featured two of the world’s top stars with storylines galore, the sports card investment world wondered how the result would affect each player’s short- and long-term card market.

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]]>Mbappe vs. Messi… Messi vs. Mbappe. While the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final featured two of the world’s top stars with storylines galore, the sports card investment world wondered how the result would affect each player’s short- and long-term card market.

On one hand, there’s Lionel Messi, winning his first ever World Cup, solidifying his legacy as an active GOAT, scoring two goals, including the clutch go-ahead in the 108th minute. A 2004 rookie, he represents a different era of cards, and still has potential markers ahead at age 35.

On the other hand, there’s Kylian Mbappe, only 23 years old, winner of the 2018 World Cup, adding eight total goals in 2022 – including a hat-trick in the final – to his 12 career World Cup goals and locking in the Golden Boot Award. By the way, those 12 career goals are tied with Pele already for sixth-most on the all-time World Cup scoring list.

And while the two faced off in what ended up being likely the best soccer match any of us will ever witness in our lifetimes, the fun thing is that they’ll join together as teammates for PSG in early 2023, with Ligue 1 matches starting January 11, and UEFA Champions League matches starting February 14.

Speaking of the UEFA Champions League, this article kicks off our new monthly UEFA Champions League Market Movers update, where we’ll be looking at the movement of top rookie cards from players who represent Champions League Clubs and/or rookie cards of top players from UEFA Champions League licensed sets.

Read about Messi, Mbappe and other trending stars and cards in this week’s Champions League Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Kylian Mbappe 2017 Topps Chrome UCL #LS-KM Lightning Strike PSA 10 📈 89%

2. Timothy Weah 2018 Donruss #198 Base PSA 10 📈 61%

3. Kylian Mbappe 2017 Topps Chrome UCL #41 Base PSA 10 📈 51%

4. Kylian Mbappe 2017 Select #UP-10 Unlimited Potential PSA 10 📈 28%

5. Jude Bellingham 2020 Topps NOW Bundesliga Base PSA 10 📈 17%

MBAPPE DOMINATES IN MORE THAN ONE WAY: While the entire 2018-2020 soccer card market is up 2.2% over the last 30 days, Kylian Mbappe’s market is up 23% across 49 rookie cards, while Lionel Messi’s market is only up 5% across 45 rookie cards. Mbappe also has the top rookie card increase in the soccer card market, with his 2017 Topps Chrome UCL Lightning Strike PSA 10 up 88.5% over the last 30 days.

While Mbappe’s last two World Cup performances have solidified him as an active GOAT with 10-12 more years of key markers ahead to drive his card prices, typically Champions League matches for PSG have not been as impactful on his card market as the World Cup has. Take this as a word of caution on buying into his market now vs. waiting a little later into 2023.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Giovanni Reyna 2019 Topps Chrome Bundesliga #37 Base PSA 10 📉 70%

2. Alphonso Davies 2018 Donruss #176 Base PSA 10 📉 62%

3. Pedri 2020 Topps Chrome UCL #61 Refractor PSA 10 📉 61%

4. Christian Pulisic 2016 Select #150 Mezzanine PSA 10 📉 55%

5. Weston McKennie 2018 Donruss #199 Press Proof Red PSA 10 📉 50%

THE NEXT MESSI? Pedri, the winner of the 2021 Golden Boy Award, is only 20 years old and is already regarded as one of the top players in the world. He’s listed as a midfielder, but plays more of a free-roam position for FC Barca and the Spanish National Team, and as he develops, could become a dominant force and command a large fanbase. Prior to the World Cup, Pedri’s card market was exploding, and since Spain was eliminated, dipped considerably simply due to lack of attention. I see him checking all the boxes of top sports card investment: the face of a top Champions League team with a worldwide fanbase, never leaving the pitch for a top national team contender, only 20 years old, and a plethora of investable ultra-modern cards. In addition to his 2020 Topps Chrome UCL #61 Refractor PSA 10 being down 61%, his 2020 Panini Megacracks La Liga #430 Base PSA 10 is down 47%, his 2020 Topps Merlin Chrome UCL #89 Base PSA 10 is down 36%, his 2020 Topps Chrome UCL #61 Base PSA 10 is down 29% and his 2020 Topps Merlin Chrome UCL #89 Refractor PSA 10 is down 20%.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. Kylian Mbappe 2016 Panini Foot Stickers #504/#505 Base (w/ Corentin Jean) PSA 10 📈 $1,089

2. Christian Pulisic 2016 Select #150 Mezzanine Multi-Color PSA 10 📈 $150

3. Kylian Mbappe 2017 Select #UP-10 Unlimited Potential PSA 10 📈 $140

4. Kylian Mbappe 2017 Topps Chrome UCL #41 Base PSA 10 📈 $134

5. Christian Pulisic 2016 Donruss #224 Donruss Debuts – Purple PSA 10 📈 $131

LOW “(P)OPPORTUNITY”: The reason why the cards above have become top dollar growth risers is due to their low population in PSA 10. With the exception of Mbappe’s 2017 Topps Chrome UCL #41 Base PSA 10, all of the cards above have a PSA 10 population below 300. The lowest pop count of the bunch belonging to Christian Pulisic’s 2016 Donruss #224 Donruss Debuts – Purple PSA 10, with only 96. It’s sold four times in the last 30 days, meaning it’s not impossible to find, but being that it’s from 2016, it’s unlikely to see a huge increase in PSA 10 population. Given Pulisic should be the face of American Men’s Soccer for the next four to eight years (1-2 more World Cups), this card could be a great asset to pounce on, and the market apparently agrees, based on the data. His 2016 Select #150 Mezzanine Multi-Color PSA 10 is also scarce, with a pop count of only 147 and saw an increase of $150 and projects to be a solid long term investment as well.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Erling Haaland 2019 Topps Chrome UCL Sapphire Edition #74 Yellow /99 PSA 10 📉 $1,310

2. Erling Haaland 2019 Topps Chrome UCL Sapphire Edition #74 Green /75 PSA 10 📉 $983

3. Christian Pulisic 2016 Donruss #224 Donruss Debuts – Press Proof Die-Cut /149 PSA 10 📉 $620

4. Lionel Messi 2004 Panini Megacracks #89 Base (Autografo) PSA 10 📉 $367

5. Ansu Fati 2019 Panini Megacracks #72BIS Base PSA 10 📉 $338

THE WRONG TIME TO SELL HAALAND: A couple things have happened in the last 30 days. First of all, people have listed cards for Erling Haaland during the World Cup, possibly wanting to cash in on worldwide soccer hype and his amazing start to the Premier League season, maybe without realizing that he’s not playing in the World Cup, and with him completely out of the headlines, his prices were destined to drop, making it a great time to buy him, not sell him. The result? A huge drop in recent sales of his 2019 Topps Chrome UCL Sapphire Edition #74 Yellow /99 PSA 10 and his 2019 Topps Chrome UCL Sapphire Edition #74 Green /75 PSA 10, two banger cards that probably shouldn’t have been listed for sale in the last 30 days. Secondly, it looks like some less-than-desirable rookie cards were listed for players that people were likely waiting until the World Cup to sell, like the 2019 Ansu Fati Panini Megacracks #72BIS Base PSA 10, and the Lionel Messi 2004 Panini Megacracks #89 Base (Autografo) PSA 10.

Source: Market Movers

SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Kylian Mbappe 2017 Topps Chrome UCL #41 Base PSA 10 📈 101 sales

2. Ansu Fati 2019 Topps Chrome UCL #45 Base PSA 10 📈 35 sales

3. Ansu Fati 2019 Topps Chrome UCL Sapphire Edition #45 Base PSA 10 📈 35 sales

4. Youssoufa Moukoko 2020 Topps Now Bundesliga #45 Base PSA 10 📈 33 sales

5. Erling Haaland 2019 Topps Chrome UCL Sapphire Edition #74 Base PSA 10 📈 32 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. Topps MLS 2022 Hobby Box Soccer 📈 76%

2. Topps Chrome MLS 2021 Hobby Box Soccer 📈 34%

3. Topps Merlin Chrome UCL 2020 Hobby Box Soccer 📈 15%

4. Chronicles 2020 Hobby Box Soccer 📈 12%

5. Topps Finest UCL 2020 Hobby Box Soccer 📉 10%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Soccer 2018-2020: 📈 2%

Football 2010-2017: 📉 -1%

Football 2000-2009: 📉 -3%

Source: Market Movers

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Tue, 20 Dec 2022 21:27:08 +0000https://www.sportscardinvestor.com/?p=50168Historic rushing numbers reshaped Justin Fields’ market earlier this season, but things have changed drastically amid a Bears losing streak.

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Read about Fields and other trending stars and cards in this week’s NFL Market Movers update.

Cards listed below are PSA 10s with a minimum average of $30 and 10 sales over the last 30 days.

PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE RISERS

1. Joe Burrow 2020 Illusions Base PSA 10 📈 133%

2. Joe Burrow 2020 Chronicles Prestige Update PSA 10 📈 131%

3. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Mosaic Green PSA 10 📈 110%

4. Justin Jefferson 2020 Donruss Canvas PSA 10 📈 104%

5. Joe Burrow 2020 Score Base PSA 10 📈 102%

BURROW RECOVERS: After a stretch of falling prices, Joe Burrow‘s market has recovered some following a fantastic November and December. Burrow’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers were down 1% collectively just 60 days ago, but those PSA 10s are now up 7% over the last 30.

The Bengals lost a brutal 32-13 road game to division rival Cleveland back on October 31, and haven’t lost since. Cincinnati has piled up six straight wins with Burrow completing 67% of his passes with 14 TDs and just 4 INTs during that stretch. As expected, Burrow’s key rookies from Prizm, Optic, Select and Donruss are all up over the last month — that 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 has been the leader in sales with 116 and is up 19% over the last 30 days.

Source: Market Movers
PRICE GROWTH PERCENTAGE DECLINERS

1. Justin Fields 2021 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 63%

2. Justin Fields 2021 Mosaic Base PSA 10 📉 55%

3. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 49%

4. Justin Jefferson 2020 Mosaic Pink Camo PSA 10 📉 48%

5. Jaylen Waddle 2021 Donruss Press Proof Premium PSA 10 📉 44%

FIELDS CRASHES: As many collectors and investors have feared, Justin Fields‘ card market has tanked as the Chicago Bears pile up loss after loss. The good news here is that Fields’ entire perception has changed from “Fields might not be good enough” to “get Fields some help.”

Since beating New England back on October 24, the Bears have lost seven straight games and are now 3-11 on the season. It’s truly great for Fields’ market that he’s been playing well — the historic rushing is of course another bonus — but it’s hard to see it sustaining very well on such a bad team. Consecutive historic rushing performances back in early November got fans and collectors alike excited, but his market has tanked since.

Fields’ PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 17% collectively over the last 30 days and his signature rookies are all down, too. Fields’ 2021 Prizm Base PSA 10, 2021 Optic Base PSA 10 and 2021 Select Concourse PSA 10 are all down in a major way, and his 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 would be down 8% as well if not for a single recent outlier sale.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH RISERS

1. Justin Herbert 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 📈 $206

2. Ja’Marr Chase 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 📈 $190

3. Tom Brady 2000 Skybox Impact Base PSA 10 📈 $175

4. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Lazer PSA 10 📈 $135

5. Joe Burrow 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 📈 $108

HERBERT STILL TRENDING DOWN: At first glance, Justin Herbert‘s 2020 Optic Holo PSA 10 popping up as the biggest dollar growth riser this week would signal good news for his collectors. Unfortunately this Optic Holo is an outlier in an otherwise down market for the Chargers QB.

Herbert’s PSA 10s tracked by Market Movers are down 6% collectively over the last 30 days, and as expected, his lineup of Base rookies from Prizm, Optic, Donruss and Select are all part of the problem. Diving into Herbert’s stats over the last six games you can see where there might be some frustration — both from collectors and fantasy owners. Herbert has averaged nearly 300 passing yards per game while completing 69% of his passes, but he’s tossed just eight touchdowns during that stretch.

He hasn’t exactly been bad, but the Chargers are just 3-3 during that run and just 8-6 on the season. Herbert’s 21-to-9 TD-INT ratio would be solid for most QBs, but it’s not quite good enough for one of the MVP favorites entering the season, and his market has adjusted accordingly.

Source: Market Movers
DOLLAR GROWTH DECLINERS

1. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 📉 $309

2. Tua Tagovailoa 2020 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 $289

3. Justin Fields 2021 Prizm Silver PSA 10 📉 $270

4. Patrick Mahomes 2021 Optic Downtown PSA 10 📉 $239

5. Justin Fields 2021 Optic Holo PSA 10 📉 $200

SALES VOLUME LEADERS

1. Josh Allen 2018 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 125 sales

2. Joe Burrow 2020 Prizm Base PSA 10 📈 120 sales

3. Trevor Lawrence 2021 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 98 sales

4. Joe Burrow 2020 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 88 sales

5. Justin Herbert 2020 Donruss Base PSA 10 📈 85 sales

POPULAR SEALED WAX (HOBBY BOXES WITH MIN. 10 SALES OVER LAST 30 DAYS)

1. 2022 Absolute Football 📈 42%

2. 2022 Origins Football 📈 13%

3. 2022 Certified Football 📈 37%

4. 2022 Elite Football 📈 9%

5. 2021 Select Football 📉 18%

Source: Market Movers
MARKET PULSE INDEXES OVER LAST 30 DAYS

Football 2018-2020: 📉 2%

Football 2010-2017: 📉 5%

Football 2000-2009: 📉 1%

Source: Market Movers

Football 1990-1999: 📉 2%

Football 1980-1989: 📉 3%

Football 1979 & Older: 📈📉 0%

Source: Market Movers

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