Hot List: Top 25 Baseball Cards for September 2009

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The push for the exclusive invites to this years Post Season Party is in full effect. A number of teams are jockeying daily atop of the Wild Card standings with the look of a photo finish almost imminent. This month, some of our hottest cards are from players helping their team lay a stake in this years Post Season.

Here is the Top 25 Baseball Cards for September 2009:

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Wilmer Flores 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft to go Live

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In a recent tweet on Twitter, Topps has announced that Wilmer Flores has begun to sign his 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft cards. These originally were inserted in packs as redemption only and may collectors were growing inpatient and speculating that Flores would not sign and these cards would be deemed as replacements only.

Hot List: Top 25 Baseball Cards for August 2009

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As teams are making their pushes toward the post season, a rash of mid-season call-ups have escalated the demand for quite a few prospect rookie cards resulting in an overwhelming demand and collectors paying out at some all-time highs for prices. For the month of August and possibly into late October, I can see that Gordon Beckham and his cards are going to very hot.

Here is the Top 25 Baseball Cards for August 2009:

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MLB announces exclusive deal with Topps

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Topps has signed an exclusive deal with Major League Baseball, and starting 2010 will have an exclusivity on MLB, club trademarks, logos and other intellectual property for use on baseball cards, stickers and other product categories featuring MLB players.

What does this mean? Basically that no other card manufacturers will be able to show photography of players in their actual MLB uniform or use team logos on their product. Topps is hoping that this exclusivity will appeal to a new generation of enthusiasts and restore their reign as the crown jewel of the sports collecting world.

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Rookies and recent call-ups creating quite the buzz

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Prospectors and collectors alike love the adrenaline rush from the mid-season prospect call-up or the rookie who was invited out of camp making it big in their first season of play. This year’s crop of recent call-ups and rookies have not let us down. Like previous seasons, some of our favorites and some dark horses have been putting up huge numbers on their first blush with the show.

Not only have these huge starts resulted in immediate pay-off for their big league club, it has resulted in a large pay-off for prospectors who have been sitting on a large stash, waiting for the right time to sell. Let’s take a look at some of the players making a large splash today:

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Hot List: Top 25 Baseball Cards for July 2009

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The month of July is synonymous with one thing: HOT. Throughout the month of June, I don’t think there was a player that was as hot as Tim Lincecum. The Freak amassed freakish numbers for the month that included 3 wins, 40 Ks, 1.82 ERA, 39.2 IP in 5 games started. Lincecum’s 2007 Bowman Chrome RC Auto has been reaching freakish prices too. Close on his heels for the month is Stephen Strasburg, who has yet to even sign a MLB contract, but continues to be the buzz around the shop.

  1. 2007 Bowman Chrome Tim Lincecum RC Auto
  2. 1997 Bowman Chrome Roy Halladay RC
  3. 2008 Sweet Spot USA Signatures Black Stitch Red Auto Stephen Strasburg
  4. 2008 Upper Deck USA Stephen Strasburg
  5. 2007 Bowman Sterling Tim Lincecum RC Auto
  6. 2007 Donruss EEE Matt Weiters Auto
  7. 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects Tommy Hanson RC
  8. 2006 Bowman Chrome Justin Upton RC AU
  9. 2009 SPx Mystery Rookie Redemption Exchange
  10. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Josh Vitters RC Auto
  11. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Buster Posey RC Auto
  12. 2005 Topps Chrome Update Andrew McCutchen Auto
  13. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Gordon Beckham RC Auto
  14. 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Evan Longoria RC AU
  15. 2008 Bowman Sterling Evan Longoria RC Auto
  16. 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Zack Greinke Auto XRC
  17. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Jesus Montero RC Auto
  18. 2009 Topps Red Hot Rookie Redemptions
  19. 2008 SP Authentic Evan Longoria RC Auto
  20. 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Josh Johnson RC
  21. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects David Price Auto
  22. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Rick Porcello RC
  23. 2004 Bowman Chrome Aflac Andrew McCutchen
  24. 2009 Bowman Chrome Prospects Logan Morrison Auto
  25. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Lonnie Chisenhall RC Auto

Happy collecting!

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Foursome of Anticipated Prospects Find Their Way to the Show

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On Wednesday, a foursome of high-talent prospects, landed themselves on big-league rosters. Some of these arrivals have been very highly anticipated and publicized as to when these prospects would actually break the 40-man rosters, so now it seems as if those questions have been answered.

After being nearly unhittable in 11 games with the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves, Tommy Hanson posted a 3-3 record, 1.49 ERA, and had unbelievable 90 KOs through 66.1 IP. Signed by the Braves as a 22nd round pick in the 2005 Draft, Hanson has been considered a top prospect in both the Braves organization and all of minor league baseball. He was the 2008 Arizona Fall League MVP and was named to their All-Prospect Team. Expect to see some big jumps in the price on his 2007 Bowman Chrome RC.

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Contest: 2009 Bowman Baseball Box Break

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Over the weekend, our friends at BlowOutCards.com were having a sale on their 2009 Bowman Baseball boxes. I decided to buy one so that I could do a review of the product for all of my readers, as well as, hold the very first DailyWax Reader Contest. To enter the contest, simply reply to this entry with your name and email address (which will not be visible) along with your guess of which pack (1 through 24) will contain the Bowman Chrome Prospect Auto. If you correctly guess which pack contains the auto, I will mail you the card. In the event of multiple correct guesses, it will be randomly awarded to one of the correct guessers. You are only allowed to enter your guess once, multiple guesses from the same email address will result in disqualification from the contest. Be sure you use a valid email address, as I will be contacting the winner via email on where to send their prize. I plan on posting the results of the break as well as my review of the product sometime this week, so please check back for the results.

Welcome to the Show Matt Wieters

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At the ripe age of 23, the Baltimore Orioles phenom Matt Wieters has finally arrived. This highly anticipated event was put on hold coming out of Spring Training as the O’s decided to reassign Wieters instead of having him join the club at the beginning on the season. In 39 games for Triple-A Norfolk, Wieters batted .305 with 5 HR and 30 RBI. These numbers pale in comparison the physical number that Wieters posses, the 6-foot 5-inch, 230-pound frame of Matt is almost as freaskish in nature as the hype that has been surrounding him at his days at Georgia Tech.

While there is no sleeper watch to report here, many prospectors are looking to cash in on Wieters arrival. A number of his cards with very high price tags following closely to the hype that was around Jay Bruce as he made his debut last year. Wieters did not have the same instance success that Bruce did at the plate, but I have a feeling in the long run Matt will be far better than Jay.

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