Sometimes you’ll run across an eBay auction that makes you stop and look because it features something unique, something you just haven’t seen in a long time or a deal where you have to stop and wonder.
Sometimes you just notice the number of the items sold.
One collector took the challenge of completing the 2012-13 Panini Flawless basketball set — something that can only happen a few times because every card from the super-high-end brand is limited to just 20 serial-numbered copies with a diamond embedded inside.
Now, it’s time to see just how priceless Flawless can be as the set is on the auction block.
Nolan Ryan is baseball’s strikeout king and one of the safest and most-collectable players in the hobby today.
But back when Topps was putting together its 1968 baseball card set, he was just a rookie pitcher for the New York Mets — a guy who was famously forced to share his Rookie Card with a teammate, Jerry Koosman.
You know, seeing those first-time autographs on the secondary market for the first time — the kinds of moments that generate can just as much excitement for collectors as WrestleMania but without ringside seats (or any Michael Cole commentary).
Imagine seeing one million baseball cards all in one location. Now, imagine those can be yours in one fell swoop.
It can be reality in one active eBay auction and there’s an added bonus. What is it? They’ll throw in 100,000 free cards for your team if you choose to take this Cardboard Challenge.
Why’s it a challenge? Well, consider that the haul — and your bonus, don’t forget your bonus — amount to roughly 220 5,000-count boxes. Do you have the space? (It might also be a challenge if it’s heavy on 1989 Score stripped of the stars … but disregard this thought.)
Now, the real question is, do you have the cash? Don’t worry about shipping — it’s free!
(You get to pick it all up and haul it off, so set your GPS for Manville, N.Y.)
Topps Bunt is a phone app where plenty of collectors buy virtual packs of cards and then wheel and deal to land the ones they want. Some are easy to find, others are not.
This Bryce Harper Signature Card was an award — given out to those who completed a collecting challenge in the game — and it’s limited to only 16 copies.
Just like real cardboard with Harper’s autograph on them, there’s big interest in rare cards of the likely National League MVP. This card commanded a few bucks as the rights to the card were sold on eBay — something that’s been a pretty common occurrence in the last couple of years as more and more baseball fans try out the app.
A PSA 8 copy of the most-iconic Topps baseball card has hit the auction block via PWCC on eBay and there have been more than 30 bids raising the price to more than a quarter-million dollars.
That’s so far.
The auction for the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle has more than nine days to go before it closes. How much is it presently up to? Click here for the latest view.
A PSA 8 copy of the card sold via Goldin Auctions earlier this year for just over $400,000. Only 32 copies of more than 1,100 graded have gotten a PSA 8 mark. Only nine cards have graded higher — three of those being PSA 10s.
With what might be Kobe Bryant‘s final season in the NBA — a record 20th campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers that started last night — it’s inevitable that some collectors will be looking to land an autograph of the guy who’s already among the league’s greats.
But what about a perfect BGS 10 copy of Bryant’s first autographs — cards signed all the way back in 1996 for Score Board when he was just a traded draft pick of the Charlotte Hornets on his way to Los Angeles in exchange for the esteemed Vlade Divac?
Bobby Orr is one of hockey’s all-time greats and he’s got a pair of championships to prove it along with countless other pieces of NHL hardware.
However, this perfect BVG 10 copy of Orr’s 1966-67 Topps Rookie Card shows yet another way that he remains one of the greatest. How? It’s got more than 400 people watching on eBay to see whether it sells — and its asking price is not to be believed.