After scouring eBay for a few days after the release of 2010 Exquisite Football I began to notice a few things with Joe McKnight’s Rookie Patch Autos. Each of them had a slight variation in the signature. See below:
It looks as if he signed some of them with his USC #4, his Jet’s #25, and some with no number at all. I sent a tweet to @UpperDeckSports asking if they had any idea on the print run variations, however they responded with:
We are not reporting the totals on each variation he signed, rather letting the market determine the scarcity levels.
Based off eBay sales alone, the #4 variation has the perceived scarcity over the two variations.
I haven’t noticed any other variations yet in any other 2010 Exquisite Football cards.
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When you think of iconic sports figures, you think of Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Michael Jordon, Walter Payton, plus many more. These players for ever changed the landscapes of their respective sport, and for many collectors, a number of their rookie cards have defined generations of collecting.
A 1986-87 Fleer Jordan, 1989 Upper Deck Griffey, or a 1952 Topps Mantle are works of art, some have even been displayed in museums, and many more are staples in collectors personal collections that adorn den’s and offices around the world.
Without a doubt, on the biggest names in sports today is LeBron James. Millions of us tuned in just to listen to him talk about his free agency decision, an unprecedented move. King James has helped redefine the Basketball card hobby. During LeBron’s rookie season, Upper Deck unveiled a new line of Basketball cards called their Exquisite Edition.
LeBron’s 2003-04 Exquisite RC Auto/Patch has recently been listed on eBay. Recent sales for an ungraded version have been in the neighborhood of $16,500. With a print run of only 99, game-used patch, and of course a gorgeous on-card autograph, this card has become of the modern era’s most iconic and desired cards among collectors.
Tough decision, a new car or that LeBron rookie card?
There comes a time in every collectors life where they need to ask themsleves if now is the best time to cut their loses and attempt to sell a failed investment quest. Recently, a rash of low numbered, hard to find Maurice Clarett cards have popped up on eBay from a single seller, and it begs me to ask the question: “Is now the best time to unload your Maurice Clarett cards?” Clarett, who is 2 years into a 7 year prison term, will probably never see action in the NFL, but still remains a favorite for quite a few Buckeye collectors. Check out this amazing stash of Clarett cards to find their way on to eBay over the last week:
As of October 2008, Clarett has been blogging about his life in prison on The Mind of Maurice Clarett; although he does not have Internet access in the prison, he sends his entries to family members, who post them for him.
The pinnacle of all collections has surfaced on eBay. The 2003-2004 Upper Deck Exquisite basketball set includes a number of cards that have defined the industry today, including the highly coveted LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph. All of the auto patch cards are numbered to 99 and to see an entire collection like this is very rare. Here is your opportunity to own one of the greatest collection of future hall of famers in one amazingly beautiful set.
2003-2004 Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball Set