The Greatest Card There Ever Wasn’t: The Evan Longoria Superfractor

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The Greatest Card There Ever Wasn’t: The Evan Longoria Superfractor
The Greatest Card There Ever Wasn’t: The Evan Longoria Superfractor

2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Evan Longoria Superfractor Auto

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.

We think.

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Past month of 2010 Bowman Chrome Starlin Castro Auto eBay Sales

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Past month of 2010 Bowman Chrome Starlin Castro Auto eBay Sales
Past month of 2010 Bowman Chrome Starlin Castro Auto eBay Sales

At 21 years old and the youngest player in the league, the Chicago Cubs young stud of a short stop, Starlin Castro, is arguably off to one of the best starts of the 2011 MLB campaign. Currently hitting 28-for-67 (.418) and leading the MLB in hits and is among the leaders in runs, triples, and OPS. Castro also has thrived at the top of the lineup. He’s 18-for-32 (.563) and has scored eight runs in seven games as the leadoff man.

Castro is batting .345 since last years All-Star break – no one else in the National League has more hits during that time. More times than not, when checking the box score of the Cubs, you will see Castro names next to multiple hits in that game, he just recorded his ninth multihit game of this season. In his first Major League game on May 7, 2010, Starlin Castro homered in his first plate appearance and set a Major League record by collecting six RBIs in his debut. Castro’s 28 hits through his team’s first 15 games are the most in the Majors since 2000, when Darin Erstad had 29, and are the most for the Cubs in the live ball era.

Now, less than a year removed from that phenomenal debut, Castro has burst out of the gate and is collecting hits at a rate that makes one wonder what other company he might be able to keep.

I have been tracking some of Castro’s sales on eBay since the start of the season. I have broken down his 2010 Bowman Chrome Autograph sales below to show the progression some of card values are taking as Castro becomes more of a household name.

So believe the hype, Castro’s as good as advertised.

eBay Link
End Date Product Subset Price Qty Graded Auction eBay Link
3/22/2011
19:01
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $50.00 1 BIN eBay Link
3/22/2011
20:14
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $66.11 1 PSA 10 14 Bids eBay Link
3/22/2011
20:20
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $82.00 2 BIN eBay Link
3/24/2011
17:42
2010 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto $160.00 1 BIN eBay Link
3/24/2011
18:44
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $43.99 1 7 Bids eBay Link
3/24/2011
20:03
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $35.00 1 9 Bids eBay Link
3/27/2011
16:10
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $39.88 1 11 Bids eBay Link
3/27/2011
18:15
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $42.99 1 16 Bids eBay Link
3/27/2011
18:56
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $150.00 1 BGS 9.5 BIN eBay Link
3/27/2011
19:03
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $39.88 1 12 Bids eBay Link
3/27/2011
19:31
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $78.00 1 BGS 9.5 11 Bids eBay Link
3/27/2011
19:55
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $281.99 1 BGS 10 19 Bids eBay Link
3/28/2011
17:26
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $121.50 1 BGS 9.5 BIN eBay Link
3/29/2011
21:35
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $137.00 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/2/2011
11:00
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $47.50 1 12 Bids eBay Link
4/2/2011
11:06
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $49.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/2/2011
11:07
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $220.00 4 BIN eBay Link
4/2/2011
13:41
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $151.00 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/3/2011
13:43
2010 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto $275.00 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/3/2011
14:55
2010 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Aut0 $350.01 1 BGS 9 BO eBay Link
4/3/2011
20:50
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $48.00 1 22 Bids eBay Link
4/3/2011
22:41
2010 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Auto $775.00 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/4/2011 3:35 2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $50.00 1 BIN eBay Link
4/4/2011
14:35
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $74.99 1 1 Bid eBay Link
4/5/2011
13:47
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $74.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/5/2011
14:17
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $54.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/5/2011
18:24
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $56.00 1 14 Bids eBay Link
4/5/2011
19:18
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $75.00 1 PSA 9 BO eBay Link
4/5/2011
19:27
2010 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto $200.00 1 BO eBay Link
4/5/2011
20:51
2010 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Auto $499.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/6/2011 6:12 2010 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto $295.00 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link59a752
4/6/2011 8:12 2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $54.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/6/2011 9:01 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor Auto $4,000.00 1 BO eBay Link
4/6/2011
10:04
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $60.00 1 BIN eBay Link
4/6/2011
10:05
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $59.78 1 BIN eBay Link
4/6/2011
14:54
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $54.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/8/2011
15:31
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $46.99 1 1 Bid eBay Link
4/8/2011
18:47
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $48.09 1 6 Bids eBay Link
4/9/2011
18:50
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $82.26 1 18 Bids eBay Link
4/10/2011
17:31
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $73.00 1 7 Bids eBay Link
4/10/2011
17:42
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $35.00 1 6 Bids eBay Link
4/10/2011
17:52
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $71.00 1 14 Bids eBay Link
4/10/2011
18:37
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $74.29 1 12 Bids eBay Link
4/10/2011
18:46
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $41.99 1 7 Bids eBay Link
4/10/2011
19:54
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $41.00 1 10 Bids eBay Link
4/11/2011
17:11
2010 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto $288.00 1 BGS 9.5 24 Bids eBay Link
4/11/2011
17:11
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $96.99 1 BGS 9.5 17 Bids eBay Link
4/11/2011
17:33
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $82.00 1 BGS 9.5 16 Bids eBay Link
4/11/2011
17:54
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $91.00 1 BGS 9.5 14 Bids eBay Link
4/11/2011
18:15
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $91.00 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/11/2011
21:24
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $50.00 1 BO eBay Link
4/12/2011
13:45
2010 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Auto $600.00 1 BO eBay Link
4/13/2011
7:36
2010 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractor Auto $205.00 1 BO eBay Link
4/13/2011
18:41
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $109.95 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/13/2011
19:51
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $43.33 1 7 Bids eBay Link
4/14/2011
18:59
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $51.00 1 15 Bids eBay Link
4/16/2011
22:39
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $109.99 1 BGS 9.5 BIN eBay Link
4/16/2011
23:12
2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $109.99 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link
4/17/2011 12:49 2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $85.00 1 BGS 9.5 BIN eBay Link
4/17/2011
13:55
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $73.51 1 19 Bids eBay Link
4/17/2011
18:23
2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $79.19 1 17 Bids eBay Link
4/17/2011 19:32 2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $82.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/17/2011 19:50 2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $70.00 1 BO eBay Link
4/17/2011
20:08
2010 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Aut0 $510.00 1 BGS 9 21 Bids
4/18/2011 7:50 2010 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Auto $850.00 1 BGS 9.5 BIN eBay Link
4/18/2011 14:31 2010 Bowman Chrome Auto $89.99 1 BGS 9 BO eBay Link
4/18/2011 19:30 2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $78.88 1 19 Bids eBay Link
4/18/2011 20:11 2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $127.50 1 20 Bids eBay Link
4/18/2011 20:51 2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $87.99 1 BIN eBay Link
4/18/2011 21:00 2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Auto $179.99 1 BGS 9.5 BO eBay Link

First Bryce Harper USA Chrome Buyback Auto on eBay

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First Bryce Harper USA Chrome Buyback Auto on eBay
First Bryce Harper USA Chrome Buyback Auto on eBay