Hot List: Top 25 Baseball Cards for July 2010

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What does it take to vault 16 spots to our number one spot? Most would say a Herculean effort, but for Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants, it’s just another day at the office. The number five overall pick by San Fransisco in the 2008 Draft is paying off much earlier dividends than originally expected. Through the first 20 days of July, Buster is hitting .481 (25/52) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs and 17 RBIs. Buster has emerged as a favorite from this loaded NL rookie class that features titans like Strasburg, Heyward, Leake, Stanton, and many others who have previously graced our #1 spot.

  1. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Buster Posey Auto (16)
  2. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects David Price Auto (5)
  3. 2010 Bowman Prospects Stephen Strasburg Auto (1)
  4. 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Stephen Strasburg (2)
  5. 1999 Topps Traded Josh Hamiliton RC Auto (21)
  6. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Michael Moustakas Auto (19)
  7. 2009 Donruss Elite Brandon Belt Auto (NR)
  8. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Brennan Boesch Auto (8)
  9. 2010 Bowman Chrome USA Bryce Harper (4)
  10. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Stanton Auto (9)
  11. 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Minor Auto (NR)
  12. 2005 Donruss EEE Ubaldo Jimenez RC Auto (5)
  13. 2005 Upper Deck SPx Ubaldo Jimenez RC Auto (8)
  14. 2004 Bowman Chrome Prospects Phil Hughes Auto (NR)
  15. 1997 Bowman Roy Halladay Auto (NR)
  16. 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Auto (22)
  17. 1999 Topps Traded Carl Crawford RC Auto (NR)
  18. 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter RC (13)
  19. 2003 Upper Deck Prospects Andre Ethier RC Auto (14)
  20. 1999 Topps Traded Josh Hamilton Auto (NR)
  21. 2009 Bowman Chrome Prospects Carlos Santana Auto (NR)
  22. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospect Jason Heyward Auto(11)
  23. 2003 Bowman Heritage Robinson Cano Auto (10)
  24. 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Evan Longoria Auto (21)
  25. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospect JP Arencibia Auto (NR)

Happy collecting!

First Look: 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball

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This our first look at the 2010 Bowman Chrome Baseball product. A much anticipated release from Topps after the resurgence of the Bowman line from the first 2010 release. The 2010 Bowman product, fueled by First Prospect cards of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper the release has surged towards Upper Deck Exquisite-esque prices nearing $400 per box.

With Strasburg slated to have another autograph in the set, the newly crowned hobby hero, should help fuel the release of this product. Topps has also announced that Strasburg will be available in the rest of their 2010 products.

Quite a few other coveted prospected have been rumored to appear on their First Bowman Prospect Auto card as well:

  • BCP197 TBD
  • BCP198 Adeinis Hechavarria
  • BCP199 Aroldis Chapman
  • BCP200 Dee Gordon
  • BCP201 Brett Wallace
  • BCP202 Kyle Gibson
  • BCP203 Max Kepler
  • BCP204 Shelby Miller
  • BCP205 Miguel Sano
  • BCP206 Brett Oberholtzer
  • BCP207 Gary Sanchez
  • BCP208 Jacob Turner
  • BCP209 Josh Satin
  • BCP210 Matt Davidson
  • BCP211 Arodys Vizcaino
  • BCP212 TBD
  • BCP213 Robinson Chirinos
  • BCP214 Trayce Thompson
  • BCP215 TBD
  • BCP216 Corban Joseph
  • BCP217 Noel Arguelles
  • BCP218 Tim Beckham
  • BCP219 Yonder Alonzo
  • BCP220 Juan Urbina

While this may only be a preliminary checklist that Topps has issued for the set, it is leaving most prospector salivating at the idea that once Razor exclusives could possible be featured in the product. Other top prospects include Cuban defector and Reds Top Prospect Aroldis Champan and the Minnesota Twins 2009 First Round pick Kyle Gibson, who has a consensus top 10 pick going into the draft, but was injured prior to the draft, causing him to slide to the 22nd spot.

Be sure to check back for updates, as we will be updating information as we receive it.

The product is scheduled to hit shelves on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

2010 Bowman Stephen Strasburg Red Auto Surfaces

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After just about every major media outlet picked up the story of the coveted Stephen Strasburg 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospect Superfractor hitting eBay last month, there has been much anticipation to when the Red Auto parallel would surface.

While the $50,000 price tag slapped on the Red Auto edition of the card, may deter many novice collectors, as of 6/15 there had 16 offers submitted on the card. For a card of this caliber, I feel a straight auction is the best approach, and I am unsure if this version of the card can command the same premium as the Superfractor version, which sold for $16,000 and some change.

The recent national exposure of Strasburg has sent a resurgence of enthusiasm into a hobby that had been clinging to life support for the past few years. Beckett recently published an article on the gentlemen who won the Superfractor, who admitted he hadn’t collected cards since the mid-1990’s. This is also evident across numerous web forums, like FreedomCardBoard, where new collectors and other sport collectors have been religious seeking out any and all Strasburg cards in hopes of cashing in on some of the hype.

Now that every major “chase” card of Strasburg has surfaced, aside from the 1/1 Printing Plates, prices of the 2010 Bowman products have reached all time highs, and continue to climb. The market is flooded with Stephen Strasburg cards, yet prices have kept a steady price. Beckett reported that last month the average sell price of all Strasburg cards was $67.77.

And there is plenty more room for growth and profit.

Hot List: Top 25 Baseball Cards for May 2010

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Almost two months into the 2010 Baseball season and a few players who have yet to lace up their MLB cleats are making splashes in the card world. Unless you live under a rock, or a remote location of the World where there is no Internet, then you have probably heard of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. These two phenoms have been lighting up the secondary sales market, recently fueled by their debuts in the 2010 Bowman products (which are just about as hot)! Take a peak at the May 2010 Hotlist.

  1. 2010 Bowman Prospects Stephen Strasburg Auto
  2. 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Stephen Strasburg
  3. 2008 Sweet Spot USA Signatures Black Stitch Red Auto Stephen Strasburg
  4. 2010 Bowman Chrome USA Bryce Harper
  5. 2005 Donruss EEE Ubaldo Jimenez RC Auto
  6. 2008 Upper Deck USA Stephen Strasburg
  7. 2009 Upper Deck USA Bryce Harper
  8. 2005 Upper Deck SPx Ubaldo Jimenez RC Auto
  9. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects David Price Auto
  10. 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Leake Auto
  11. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospect Jason Heyward Auto
  12. 2009 Bowman Aflac Bryce Harper PROMO
  13. 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter RC
  14. 2003 Upper Deck Prospects Andre Ethier RC Auto
  15. 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Michael Moustakas Auto
  16. 2004 Bowman Chrome Aflac Andrew McCutchen
  17. 2005 Topps Chrome Update Andrew McCutchen Auto
  18. 2001 Bowman Justin Morneau RC Auto
  19. 2002 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer RC Auto
  20. 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Ryan Braun Auto
  21. 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Evan Longoria Auto
  22. 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Auto
  23. 2005 Bowman Chrome Prospects Billy Butler Auto
  24. 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Clayton Kershaw Auto
  25. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Jesus Montero RC Auto

Happy collecting!

2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Evan Longoria Rainbow on eBay

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There is nothing more beautiful than a rainbow, especially if it’s made up an amazing collection of a young and talented Evan Longoria 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto. Just like at the end of a real rainbow, the owner of this sweet collection is hoping there is a pot of gold for them at the end of the auction. With a BIN of $350,000.00, this 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto Evan Longoria Rainbow is sure to grab some attention. With a majority of the cards in the collection a BGS 9.5 or PSA 10 – you are going to be hard pressed to find a set in better condition, but, for $350k – I could find a lot better things to spend my money on.

As always, happy bidding!

Contest: Guess the final price – 2006 Bowman Chrome Alex Gordon Superfractor Auto

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Back by popular demand, DailyWax is holding another contest for all of our readers. Our first contest was a success, and we hope to continue to offer more contests in the near future. 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 final price of this 2006 Bowman Chrome Alex Gordon Superfractor Auto auction on eBay. The closest, without going over, to the final price listed in the auction will win a 2009 Bowman Jose Reyes Printing Plate 1/1. 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.

Good luck and happy guessing!

San Francisco Giants Prospect Angel Villalona Suspect in Murder Case

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MLB.com is reporting that 19-year-old San Francisco Giants Prospect, Angel Villalona, who considered one of the top prospects of the franchise, has turned himself in to Dominican Republic authorities following the murder in La Romana, DR.

The shooting occurred on Saturday, September 19 around 11 PM local time, and the authorities have named Villalona as the prime suspect.

This year, Villalona hit .267 with 9 home runs, and 42 RBIs in 74 games with the San Jose Giants at the Class A Advanced level before a season ending injury in July. As a 16-year-old rookie, Villalona received a $2.1 million signing bonus, one of the largest ever at the time.

Villalona had a 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph that has been an anchor for the set and one of the years more highly sought-after prospect cards. If convicted, this could really damper a once very bright and aspiring future.

Over 2,400 Rene Tosoni 2008 Bowman Chrome Autos Turn Up on eBay

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While, we’re not exactly sure how they all ended up on in the sellers hands, over 2,400 2008 Rene Tosoni Bowman Chrome Auto’s have been placed up for auction on eBay. The seller, who deals in “buying lost freight shipments, unclaimed freight, manufacturer and distributor overstocks, and close-out merchandise”.

The seller currently has auctions for 2,412 of the cards, that were originally inserted as redemptions from Topps in their 2008 Bowman Chrome product:

The lot of the Orange refractors also contains 24 of 25 Tim Bascom Orange Refractors autographs too. If you ever wanted to own a near entire print run of an card, here is your chance.

This has to make you wonder what Topps will do to replace the redemptions currently in circulation or which have been redeemed?

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:

  1. 2007 Bowman Chrome Tim Lincecum RC Auto
  2. 2007 Bowman Sterling Tim Lincecum RC Auto
  3. 2007 Bowman Chrome Prospects Tommy Hanson RC
  4. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Gordon Beckham RC Auto
  5. 2008 Donruss EEE Pablo Sandoval RC Auto
  6. 2009 Topps Chrome Tommy Hanson RC Auto
  7. 2004 Bowman Chrome Felix Hernandez Auto
  8. 2009 Bowman Aflac Bryce Harper PROMO
  9. 2002 Bowman Chrome Joe Mauer RC Auto
  10. 2008 Donruss Elite Neftali Feliz RC Auto
  11. 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Pablo Sandoval
  12. 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter RC
  13. 2009 Bowman Prospects Gordon Beckham Auto
  14. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Buster Posey RC Auto
  15. 2002 Bowman Chrome Prospect Zack Greinke
  16. 2008 Sweet Spot USA Signatures Black Stitch Red Auto Stephen Strasburg
  17. 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Prince Fielder RC auto
  18. 2008 Upper Deck USA Stephen Strasburg
  19. 2004 Bowman Chrome Aflac Andrew McCutchen
  20. 2005 Topps Chrome Update Andrew McCutchen Auto
  21. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Rick Porcello RC
  22. 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Evan Longoria RC AU
  23. 2005 Bowman Chrome Pospects Justin Verlander Auto
  24. 2009 SPx Matt Wieters Auto
  25. 2008 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Jesus Montero RC Auto

Happy collecting!