Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 9.
The box: 1993 Upper Deck Series 2 baseball cards (jumbo box)
The cost now: $19.99 The cost then: $55.80 ($2.79 per pack … printed on every pack)
Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 3.
The box: 1994 Upper Deck Series 1 Hobby Eastern Region baseball cards
The cost now: $19.99 The cost then: $72 (or more … it was hot)
Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … and this is Hour 7.
The pack: 1984 Topps baseball cello pack
The cost now: $4 The cost then: 49 cents
Nearly 30 lots of memorabilia from one of MLB’s most-legendary hitters has hit the auction block — the balls from his first home run and his 3,000th hit, his Hall of Fame ring, his Silver Slugger awards and plenty more could soon be in collectors’ hands.
That legend is Tony Gwynn and Laguna Niguel, Calif.-based SCP Auctions is handling this second sale of his estate’s memorabilia. Just like before, a portion of the sales will will go to the Tony & Alicia Gwynn Foundation, which focuses on improving opportunities for kids.
“My husband was a man of honor and integrity who really wanted to make a difference in this world,” said Alicia Gwynn, the Hall of Famer’s widow. “Just like the first auction, this one serves two objectives: to share his baseball memorabilia with the fans who loved him and to give something back to the city that treated us so well.”
Game-used baseball bats are often some of the most-abused and most-personalized pieces of game-used memorabilia to hit the market.
And, because of the number of bats a player uses in a season, they can also be bargain-priced at times. But in the case of the Old Hickory J143M used by Mike Trout to hit four home runs during 2013? Well, that bat opened at $2,000 and sits at $7,000 after 17 bids with plenty of time remaining … so not every bat can be a bargain.
Check out this gallery of 18 gamers presently up for grabs right now from Goldin Auctions. You can see a larger image, the model specs and the opening bid price once inside the gallery.
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What: 2015 Panini National Treasures Multi-sport college cards Arrives: Jan. 8, 2016 Hobby box basics: Six autograph or memorabilia cards with one being a booklet plus two base/parallel cards. Four boxes per case.
What’s buzz-worthy: National Treasures arrives for the college ranks “with something for every college fan,” according to the company. More than 500 players will appear in this hit-driven high-end brand all in their college colors. There will be a mix of players from the past and present from baseball, football, basketball and notable college coaches, too.
Here are some facts touting Panini America‘s latest baseball set, 2015 Panini Contenders, which arrives on Wednesday, Nov. 11, packing some prospect debuts and plenty of international, prep and college talents in their teams’ colors.
54 — There will be 54 players who are appearing on their first autographs in this one, according to the company, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Victor Robles among them. Guerrero is the son of the former big-leaguer and will aim to begin his MLB career in Canada as a Blue Jays signee. (His dad, of course, began as an Expo nearly 20 years ago back in 1996.) Robles is a highly touted Nationals outfielder.
2 — That’s the number of boxes in a case that will pack an autograph from either Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager or Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada. Schwarber will be seen in his Indiana Hoosiers gear but is already on the minds of many collectors as is Seager, who will be found as part of the product’s USA Baseball contingent. Moncada is a new international signee who has very little cardboard so far.
Autographed chin strap cards — they’ve never been done before, but they’re coming in 2015 Immaculate Collection College, which was revealed this week and is coming in December from Panini America.
Packing just seven cards per box — five of those being autographs or memorabilia — this brand will include stars from several sports on cards that might not have been seen before and all are done using NCAA team logos and colors. One cool example? A memorabilia card of Tony Gwynn the basketball star at San Diego State.