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What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but NFL, NFL and NFL today as we try to survive a Sunday without football. (Does the Pro Bowl count?)
The high-dollar auctions aren’t just for high-grade Mickey Mantle cards.
While “The Mick” has dominated the auction block in recent years — and did so again last weekend via Heritage Auctions — there were two six-figure NFL sales of note in that Heritage sale, too.
And they weren’t alone as a number of graded football cards topped the $10,000 mark.
Three new Hall of Famers, 21 new Topps Now baseball cards.
That means fans of Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell don’t have to wait for their first commemorative cardboard thanks to Topps‘ on-demand baseball card platform.
Only initially available on Topps.com, the three standard Topps Now cards are printed to order and available for just 24 hours at $9.99 per card with quantity discounts available. Each of them also will sign six different cards, including one where all three will be shown.
Update: Raines was voted into the Hall of Fame Wednesday night along with 1991 rookies Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez.
If Tim Raines makes it into the Baseball Hall of Fame later today, he just might be one of the easier Cooperstown residents to collect based on his early cardboard.
He’s got just four regular-issue cards and one team-issued release from his Rookie Card season of 1981 and all but one of them can be easily found for a few bucks. These quickly printed and often roughly cut gems of the past are not easy finds in high grade, though — even straight out of packs opened today — so graded copies have been where the biggest action has been of late.