Comprehensive Look at Top Rafael Devers Rookie and Prospect Cards

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Comprehensive Look at Top Rafael Devers Rookie and Prospect Cards
Comprehensive Look at Top Rafael Devers Rookie and Prospect Cards

The Boston Red Sox have called up third base prospect Rafael Devers causing quite the buzz in the collecting community. Since his Major League Baseball debut will be occurring so late in the 2017 season, you can expect to find his rookie cards in all 2018 products.

Until then, let’s take a look at some of key Prospect cards that already available.

2014 Bowman Chrome Draft Rafael Devers Top Prospects #CTP-37

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Collectors first found Devers in 2014 Bowman Chrome Draft as part of the Top Prospects subset. This card was available in both a paper base and the much more desirable Chrome version. Along with each of those versions, as typical with most Bowman releases, the card was available in a number of various parallels.

2015 Bowman Chrome Rafael Devers Prospect Autograph #BCAP-RD

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While collectors had to wait for Devers to have his first Bowman Chrome Auto, the wait was rather short as he showed up in 2015 Bowman baseball. A set that had numerous quality control issues, you can expect to find BGS 9.5 and PSA 10 copies to command a premium. These Bowman Chrome Autos are available in the typical rainbow of parallel colors.

2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition Rafael Devers Prospects Auto #194

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The Elite Extra Edition Prospect Auto offers collectors a much cheaper alternative to the Bowman Chrome counterpart. Unlike the Bowman Chrome Auto, this card features a sticker autograph which really takes away from the overall appeal of the card. While Elite Extra Edition is the flagship product from Panini for prospectors, the set has fallen off over the past few years. Similar to the Bowman version, this card also features a number of Status version parallels.

2015 Panini Contenders Rafael Devers Prospect Ticket Auto #32

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The most affordable of all of Devers 2015 issued autos is his 2015 Panini Contenders Prospect Ticket Auto. Like the Elite Extra Edition version, this card features a sticker auto and has a number of parallels.

The mystery and the hype surrounding the 2017 Bowman Mega Box

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The mystery and the hype surrounding the 2017 Bowman Mega Box
The mystery and the hype surrounding the 2017 Bowman Mega Box

In late April when 2017 Bowman hit the streets there was little publicity around the retail-only Target-exclusive Mega Box that was slated to be released. Topps had been issuing retail-only mega boxes with some previous releases, namely Topps Update. Typically, in those release, these boxes contained five base packs along with two exclusive chrome packs.

In 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes, each box contained two base 2017 Bowman packs along with two Mega Box exclusive packs. These packs contain four Mega Box (Mojo) refractors and one Mega Box insert refractor. These refractors came in four parallels: Purple (serial numbered to 250), Green (serial numbered to 99), Orange (serial numbered to 25) and Black (serial numbered to 1).

Shohei Otani

Perhaps the most interesting inclusion in the 2017 Bowman Mega Boxes was a card that was not available in regular release of 2017 Bowman: Shohei Otani. If you are not familiar with Otani, who has been drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth, is a Japanese player who posted a 1.86 ERA along with a 10-4 record, while batting .322 with 22 HR and 67 RBI last season.

Not only is the inclusion of Otani in the product a mystery, since he was not included in the regular release, but how he was included in the product, as Topps does not have a license to include him in any products. Topps owns licensing rights for a players on Major League Baseball 40-man rosters and players who were on the roster for the World Baseball Classic. Otani was originally on the Japan roster for the WBC, but was scratched and replaced due to an injury.

Shortly after the Mega Boxes started to appear on shelves at Target, collectors started to notice they were becoming increasingly difficult to find. Rumors and speculation have been swirling on message boards that the product was pulled off the shelf by Topps due to the legal issues surrounding Otani being included in the product without licensing.

Short Supply

This has resulted in the product being in very short supply, and like with most every other Bowman Chrome product, in very high demand among the collecting community. All of this added with the inclusion of Otani’s first English card has caused a price explosion on the secondary market. Almost a perfect storm for collectors and flippers: Short Supply + High Demand. Based on the odds with in the packs, Topps created around 150,000 packs or 75,000 Mega Boxes using the math that 100 cards in the set, Purple Refractors are numbered to 250 are seeded 1:6 packs (100 x 250 x 6). Rumors have said that Topps is currently sitting on 25,000 to 40,000 boxes in their warehouses. Meaning that we have only seen around 33% to 50% of the product opened, which has helped fuel the short supply perception.

Secondary Market

The first BGS 10 Pristine Black Label sold for $1,600 on eBay. While BGS 9.5 and PSA 10 versions are becoming more affordable as more are being listed on eBay, this card has the potential to be a landmark card if and when Otani makes the move to the states and Major League Baseball. Along with the Otani singles, the prices of the sealed boxes have skyrocketed in price. With a MSRP of $14.99, boxes can be found on the secondary market for around $130 each.

Topps has been relatively quiet on the entire issue or if this product will be released again. In the event that they product is ever re-released, the secondary market prices on this product would definitely tank. Until then, ride the wave.

Definitive Guide to Collecting Kris Bryant Bowman Chrome Autographs

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Definitive Guide to Collecting Kris Bryant Bowman Chrome Autographs
Definitive Guide to Collecting Kris Bryant Bowman Chrome Autographs

Kris Bryant has set the baseball prospecting community on fire with his tremendous display of power during Spring Training. With each of his nine Spring Training home runs, Bryant’s cards continue to gain steam, and have now gone flat-out crazy, in terms of collectability and prices.

Without a doubt, his 2013 and 2014 Bowman Chrome Autographs have been the most sought after versions of Bryant, so we have put together a small guide to show you each of Bryant’s Chrome Autographs, and where you can find them yourselves.

2013 Bowman Chrome Autograph

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2013 Bowman Chrome Kris Bryant Autograph 2013 Bowman Chrome Autograph N/A
2013 Bowman Chrome Kris Bryant Refractor Autograph 2013 Bowman Chrome Refractor Autograph 500
2013-blue 2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Autograph 99
2013-green 2013 Bowman Chrome Green Refractor Autograph 75
2013-gold 2013 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph 50
2013 black 2013 Bowman Chrome Black Refractor Autograph 35
2013 orange 2013 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Autograph 25
2013-red 2013 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Autograph 5

2014 Bowman Chrome Autograph

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2014-base 2014 Bowman Chrome Autograph N/A
2014-ref 2014 Bowman Chrome Refractor Autograph 500
2014 blue 2013 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Autograph 150
2014-green 2014 Bowman Chrome Green Refractor Autograph 75
2014-gold 2014 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autograph 50
2014-black-wave 2014 Bowman Chrome Black Wave Refractor Autograph 50
2014-blue-wave 2014 Bowman Chrome Blue Wave Refractor Autograph 50
2014-black 2014 Bowman Chrome Black Refractor Autograph 35
2014-orange 2014 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Autograph 25
2014-purple 2014 Bowman Chrome Purple Refractor Autograph 10
2014-social 2014 Bowman Chrome Social Media Autograph 10
2014 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Autograph 5
2014-plate 2014 Bowman Chrome Plate Autograph 1

2013 Bowman AFLAC Autograph

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2013-aflac 2013 Bowman AFLAC Auto 235

Comprehensive look at 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Auto sales on eBay

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Comprehensive look at 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Auto sales on eBay
Comprehensive look at 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Auto sales on eBay

Last week, 2014 Bowman Baseball hit the streets with much anticipation from collectors. Coverboys, Kris Byrant and Jose Abreu, are each featured on their highly-coveted 1st Bowman Chrome Auto cards and are certainly help drive the demand for this product. 54 prospect autos and 16 rookie autos have really diluted the release and much of the potential return value on the secondary market.

Take a look at our 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autograph Priceguide:

Please Note:These prices are updated every hour.

Prospect Hot List: A look at the April 18 Baseball America Hot Sheet in Cards

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Each week, Baseball America recognizes the hottest prospects in the minor leagues from past week. We take a look at their list and give you a look at the week’s top prospects top cards.

1. Jon Singleton, 1b, Astros

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2. Ryan McMahon, 3b, Rockies

Top cards:

3. Chris Reed, lhp, Dodgers

Top cards:

4. Gregory Polanco, rf, Pirates

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5. Joc Pederson, cf, Dodgers

Top cards:

6. Trevor Bauer, rhp, Indians

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7. Dilson Herrera, 2b, Mets

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8. Joey Gallo, 3b, Rangers

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9. Jake Thompson, rhp, Tigers

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10. Rafael De Paula, rhp, Yankees

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11. Christian Binford, rhp, Royals

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12. Jesse Winker, lf, Reds

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13. Marcus Stroman, rhp, Blue Jays

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Definitive Guide to the 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autographs

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Definitive Guide to the 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autographs
Definitive Guide to the 2014 Bowman Baseball Prospect Autographs

Yesterday, Topps unveiled the entire 2014 Bowman Baseball checklist. We have taken the 54 prospect autographs and broke down each player to give you a snap shot into their career and some background on the players.

BCAP-AM Adam Morgan – P – Philadelphia Phillies®

Age: 24

Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Alabama

BCAP-ARI Armando Rivero – P – Chicago Cubs®

Age: 26

BCAP-AT Andrew Toles – OF – Tampa Bay Rays™

Age: 21

Drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the 3rd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Chipola College

BCAP-AY Alex Yarbrough – 2B – Angels®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Mississippi

BCAP-BB Billy Burns – OF – Oakland Athletics™

Age: 24

Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from Walton HS (Marietta, GA) and the Washington Nationals in the 32nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mercer University

BCAP-BT Brandon Trinkwon Los Angeles – SS – Dodgers®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 7th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of California, Santa Barbara

BCAP-CB Christian Binford – P – Kansas City Royals®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 30th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Mercersburg Academy

BCAP-CBO Chris Bostick – MI – Texas Rangers®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Aquinas Institute

BCAP-CD Chase DeJong – P – Toronto Blue Jays®

Age: 20

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Woodrow Wilson HS (Long Beach, CA)

BCAP-CF Chris Flexen – P – New York Mets®

Age: 19

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 14th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Memorial HS (Newark, CA)

BCAP-CK Chris Kohler – P – Oakland Athletics™

Age: 18

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Los Osos HS (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

BCAP-CM Casey Meisner – P – New York Mets®

Age: 18

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Cypress Woods HS (Cypress, TX)

BCAP-CP Cesar Puello – RF – New York Mets®

Age: 23

BCAP-CT Chris Taylor – MI – Seattle Mariners™

Age: 23

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Virginia

BCAP-DF Dylan Floro – P – Tampa Bay Rays™

Age: 23

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 20th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Buhach Colony HS (Atwater, CA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from California State University Fullerton

BCAP-DH David Holmberg – P – Cincinnati Reds®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Port Charlotte HS (Port Charlotte, FL)

BCAP-DM Daniel McGrath – P – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 19

BCAP-DR Daniel Robertson -SS/3B – Oakland Athletics™

Age: 20

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (34th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Upland HS (Upland, CA)

BCAP-DT Devon Travis – 2B – Detroit Tigers®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Florida State University

BCAP-ED Edwin Diaz – P – Seattle Mariners™

Age: 20

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 3rd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Caguas Military Academy (Caguas, PR)

BCAP-FC Franchy Cordero – SS – San Diego Padres™

Age: 19

BCAP-GE Gabriel Encinas – P – New York Yankees®

Age: 22

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from St. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA)

BCAP-JAB Jose Abreu – 1B – Chicago White Sox®

Age: 27

BCAP-JB Jake Barrett – P – Arizona Diamondbacks®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Desert Ridge HS (Mesa, AZ) and the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 3rd round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Arizona State University

BCAP-JBE Javier Betancourt – INF – Detroit Tigers®

Age: 18

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Age: 22

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Old Mill HS (Millersville, MD)

BCAP-JHU Jason Hursh – P – Atlanta Braves™

Age: 22

Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 6th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Trinity Christian Academy HS (Addison, TX) and the Atlanta Braves in the 1st round (31st) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Oklahoma State University

BCAP-JS Jacob Scavuzzo – OF – Los Angeles Dodgers®

Age: 20

Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Villa Park HS (Villa Park, CA)

BCAP-JW Jesse Winker – LF – Cincinnati Reds®

Age: 20

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (49th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Olympia HS (Orlando, FL)

BCAP-KB Kris Bryant – 3B – Chicago Cubs®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 18th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Bonanza HS (Las Vegas, NV) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (2nd) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of San Diego

BCAP-KM Ketel Marte – MI – Seattle Mariners™

Age: 20

BCAP-KP Kyle Parker – OF/1B – Colorado Rockies™

Age: 24

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (26th) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Clemson University

BCAP-LJ Luke Jackson – P – Texas Rangers®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1st round (45th) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Calvary Christian HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

BCAP-LM Leonardo Molina – OF – New York Yankees®

Age: 17

BCAP-LT Lewis Thorpe – P – Minnesota Twins®

Age: 18

BCAP-MA Mark Appel – P – Houston Astros®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Monte Vista HS (Danville, CA), the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1st round (8th) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) and the Houston Astros in the 1st round (1st) of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Stanford University

BCAP-MB Mookie Betts – MI – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 5th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from John Overton HS (Brentwood, TN)

BCAP-MF Maikel Franco – 3B – Philadelphia Phillies®

Age: 21

BCAP-MJ Micah Johnson – 2B – Chicago White Sox®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 9th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Indiana University-Bloomington

BCAP-MM Mike Mayers – P – St. Louis Cardinals®

Age: 22

Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Mississippi

BCAP-PJ Pierce Johnson – P – Chicago Cubs®

Age: 22

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 15th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Faith Christian Academy (Arvada, CO) and the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (43rd) of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Missouri State University

BCAP-PT Preston Tucker – OF – Houston Astros®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) and the Houston Astros in the 7th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Florida

BCAP-RB Rony Bautista – P – New York Yankees®

Age: 22

BCAP-RH Rosell Herrera – SS/3B – Colorado Rockies™

Age: 21

BCAP-RT Raimel Tapia – OF – Colorado Rockies™

Age: 20

BCAP-SG Severino Gonzalez – P – Philadelphia Phillies®

Age: 21

BCAP-SMB Seth Mejias-Brean – 3B/1B – Cincinnati Reds®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 8th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Arizona

BCAP-TB Ty Buttrey – P – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 21

Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft from Providence HS (Charlotte, NC)

BCAP-TN Tucker Neuhaus – 3B/SS – Milwaukee Brewers™

Age: 18

Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2nd round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Wharton HS (Tampa, FL)

BCAP-TW Tyler Wade – SS/DH – New York Yankees®

Age: 19

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 4th round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft from Murrieta Valley HS (Murrieta, CA)

BCAP-WR Wendell Rijo – 2B – Boston Red Sox®

Age: 18

BCAP-YM Yohander Mendez – P – Texas Rangers®

Age: 19

BCAP-ZB Zach Borenstein – LF – Angels®

Age: 23

Drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Eastern Illinois University

The mystery surrounding the 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Dual Draftees Ryne Stanek and Nick Ciuffo card

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The mystery surrounding the 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Dual Draftees Ryne Stanek and Nick Ciuffo card
The mystery surrounding the 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Dual Draftees Ryne Stanek and Nick Ciuffo card

You know that feeling you get when something is supposed to be there, and it isn’t? That uneasy feeling of “maybe I just misplaced it” or “this just doesn’t feel right”. I think that may be the case with this 2013 Bowman Draft Dual Draftees Nick Ciuffo and Ryne Stanek card.

$_57

From an average look at the card, it appears to be your normal, run-of-the-mill insert in 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects that belongs to a 10-card Dual Draftees insert set.

No serial number.
No 1-of-1 stamp.
No autographs.
No chrome technology.

No others exist?

This card seemingly is the only one of its kind. No others have appeared on eBay or COMC. Reports for bulk breakers, that collectively opened over 250 cases, are that they did not get one. Most, in fact, believed the card was not produced until it showed up on eBay.

Collectors are left stumped as to the mystery of this card.

For you master-collectors, this 10-card set could be a hard one to complete.

New Sports Card Website Aimed at Making Your Collecting Management Easier

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New Sports Card Website Aimed at Making Your Collecting Management Easier

We live in a very digital age, with so much of our lives details and information now stored online. The team at SportsCardsList.com have set out to add another part of your life online: Your Sports Card Collection.

SportsCardsList.com has made it easy for collectors to create a FREE account and create lists of information about their collections. I have seen a number of lists around collectors personal collections, sets they are trying to finish and just general trade/wants.

I have the site so easy to use that after about 30 minutes I had a majority of my sets added to the site and shared out to other sites, so others could see what cards I was missing or needed. SportsCardsList.com features a very robust search engine designed around either specific players or sets – so no matter what your collecting focus is, you are able to fine tune your search results for to add cards or sets to your lists with ease.

From talking to the creators of SportsCardsList.com, they have future plans to add a trading mechanism to the site so users are able to contact and communicate with other collectors who may have a card they need.

Great work on the site, and I can see a lot of big things on the horizon for SportsCardsList.com. Be sure to tell them that Dailywax.com sent you!

2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig Superfractor Auto pulled and sold!

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2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig Superfractor Auto pulled and sold!

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:

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The Bowman Baseball Blue Wave Debacle: Part 2

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Lessons learned are a valuable commodity in the business world.

The Topps Company was riding the heals of one of its most successful promotions, the Bowman Blue Wave Wrapper Redemption. The idea of the promotion was simple. For every 24 hobby packs or 10 jumbo packs you bought, send the wrappers back into Topps in exchange for a pack of special Blue Wave cards.

But here is the catch, the supply is limited, and just because you send in the wrappers doesn’t mean you automatically are going to get some packs. Last year Topps was blasted all over the Internet for the way they handled the program, handing out free packs to their heavy buyers, not treating all of their customers equally, and leaving a lot of people empty-handed and very unhappy – including myself.

This is where we go back to those lesson learned in business. Topps had an entire year to revamp the system and and try to make an effort to ensure that this an equal opportunity for all of their customers to have an equal chance at being included. Instead, it appears as if they have taken to monumental steps backwards.

A number of forum posts outlined that customers were receiving 10 packs, no matter how many packs they had sent in for (usually 5 or less). Once again, handing out additional supply that could have been used to spread the program out and not short change customers.

For me, I’m located in an area that typically gets product on its shelves 1 or 2 days behind everyone else. My wrappers were received by Topps on a Monday (got the product the previous Friday) and they simply could not have gotten there any quicker.

However, here are I am empty handed, another year.

So, let’s revisit those lessons learned again. I believe that all lessons are two way streets. My lesson learned is that Topps truly does not care about it’s customers. Big or small. They simply want to try and turnover products, releases, and promotions as quick as possible.

For this, I am choosing to no longer support them by no longer purchasing their wax products. To Topps, losing my business will never truly be felt on their bottom line. They have already proven that my value as a customer isn’t anything they wish to keep, so the real impact is going to come at my local Hobby Shop – and the others who represent the Topps Company.

I am hoping that others start to follow suit and Topps starts to realize that they are also in the customer satisfaction business.

A business that they are failing miserably in.