Well, that was quick!
The 2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig Superfractor Auto has been pulled and sold. BlowOutCards.com forum member TSJCT pulled the card yesterday, September 28th, and has confirmed that the card was sold to a buyer in California for an undisclosed amount of money.
Speculation is that SBay Cards was the purchaser to include the card in one of their upcoming Super Box releases.
Until we know the exact fate of the card. Just enjoy the beauty of the card:
The legend that surrounds the existence of 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Evan Longoria Superfractor autograph seems like similar folklore of the legend of Bigfoot. Few believe it is out there, and even fewer claim to have actually seen it.
The fact remains that there has been no credible evidence to prove that this mythological card is actually tucked away, in a collectors personal vault, not ever to see the light of day again. Many collectors have hypothesized that the card has indeed been pulled and is sitting in a unbeknownst collectors possession or belongs to someone who may be removed from the hobby all together. Others have created a conspiracy that they believe the card was never even created, or packed out for general consumption.
On the other hand, plenty of collectors still believe this card is sitting in box, still wrapped it factory foil pack, waiting for that one lucky collector to rip it from it’s hibernation and prove to the world that this unicorn does exist.
In the event that this card would ever actually surface and become available on the secondary market has also become a topic of conversation among many collectors. Without-a-doubt, Evan Longoria is one of the prized assets to the youth movement in professional baseball, and has the stuff to make him a perennial MVP candidate year-in, and year-out. On the heels of some of the largest superfractor sales (Strasburg and Harper) in recent memory, the Longoria superfractor has the potential to reach even higher figures due to the lure and chase surrounding it’s legend.
Without-a-doubt, the Longoria Superfractor remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in the collecting world. In today’s ever-connected, Internet-everywhere world, I have to believe that if this card was currently in someones possession – we would know about it. Until then, enjoy busting those boxes of 2006 Bowman Draft in hopes of landing on the greatest modern cards to have ever been produced.
[phpbay]2006 Bowman Chrome Longoria Auto*, 10[/phpbay]
With each new Bowman (or Bowman Chrome) release, there is much anticipation around the heralded Superfractor chase within that product. A single card produced that creates hysteria and chaos among collectors hunting down the cards. This year the Superfractors are inserted 1 in every 48,000 packs, or roughly 1 in every 222 cases! A very tough pull.
Currently Surfaced (eBay / Forums)
Prospect Non Auto:
[phpbay]2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor, 10[/phpbay]
He has the skills and abilities to be on of the best in the NFL. He replaced a legend on the San Diego Chargers roster when he was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Ryan Mathews has very large shoes to fill and very high expectations to meet in just his first NFL season. Considered by most as one of the top rookies from this years NFL draft class, his sports cards have been selling very well so far into the season, despite his slow start to his career. His 2010 Topps Chrome Superfractor Auto is currently up at a 10-day auction, ending on November 3. While Mathews still may be considered a true project by some, there is no denying that the void that someone will need to replace in the Chargers backfield after LaDainian Tomlinson was released. Mathews has the makeup to fill that void very nicely.
The holy grail of Tim Tebow cards has made it’s way onto eBay. His 2010 Topps Chrome Superfractor Auto is currently up at a 10-day auction, ending on 10/24. While Tebow has not been anywhere close to one of the top rookies of the 2010 NFL season, his card prices have held steadily through the first 5 weeks of the season, and he has seemed to maintain his cult following of fan from his college days.
Without a doubt, the only person to receive more hype in their young career than Stephen Strasburg is Bryce Harper. Fresh off consensus 2010 Golden Spikes award, given out to the years best amateur player, and his Number 1 overall selection by the Washington Nationals in this year’s MLB Draft, this 17-year-old phenom has caught the eyes of the media and made believers out of many baseball fans.
When Topps announced the addition of the USA set in their 2010 Bowman release, collectors began to speculate about the possibilities of Haper being included in the set – and the possibilities of the Harper Superfractor.
Harper has had previously released USA themed cards released by Upper Deck in 2008 and 2009, along with a promotional 2009 Bowman AFLAC card handed out at the 2008 AFLAC All-American game. Not until now, has anyone released a real “chase” card like the Superfractor.
The 2010 Bowman Chrome USA Bryce Harper Superfractor is currently (back) on eBay. Much like it’s much publicized Strasburg counterpart, it’s original listings were all ended due to improper and false bidding. The current auction, at $4,600 with the reserve not met, is just a fraction of what the Strasburg superfractor sold for. Red refractor version of Harper, which are numbered to 5, have been selling anywhere from $2,200 (ungraded) to $13,000 (BGS Pristine).
This card certainly has the potential of reaching near-Strasburgian heights in regards to price, however, I am not sure how well the price will maintain once Harper is included in a Draft version of Bowman, presumably at the end of this year. Hopefully, as an autographed version.