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National Treasures Baseball Turns into Big Hit

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Does it matter if you have a league license to produce trading cards?  Panini America may be proving the answer is no as long as you pack your packs full of historic relics and autographs.  If sales and interest are any indication  2012 Panini National Treasures Baseball may be an early contender for product of the year despite not having any team or league logos on its caNational Treasures 2012 baseball boxrds.

A popular product in football and to a lesser extent, basketball, National Treasures is heavy on deceased Hall of Famers Relic Ted Williams book cardbut also contains a supply of autographed cards from current era stars like Mike Trout.  Currently selling for around $400-$450 per box/pack, the product contains eight cards.  That’s a minimum of $50 per card but the big gamble has paid off at times.

Released a little over a week ago, numerous hits from National Treasures hit eBay and have been bringing strong returns for those lucky enough to pull the right cards.

Each pack contains a booklet card, a minimum of  one on-card autograph and six other cards containing autographs or memorabilia.

The 1/1 bat knob cards have proven to be hot because of the checklist, although baseball historians and vintage memorabilia collectors may turn squeamish at the National Treasures Gehrig bat knob cardthought of bats carrying the names of Joe Jackson, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Honus Wagner having been chopped up.

Among the National Treasures sales already recorded on eBay:

  • Lou Gehrig bat knob  listed for $4,999 and sold for best offer
  • Joe DiMaggio jersey button listed at $2,999 and sold for best offer
  • Lou Gehrig prime patch  listed at $1,999 sold for best offer
  • Nap Lajoie cut autograph/bat book  $1,599 (sold Tuesday)
  • Mike Trout on card auto patch numbered to 10  $908

Here’s a look at the current ‘most watched’ 2012 Panini National Treasures cards on eBay:

Paul Pierce & Rajon Rondo 2012/13 National Treasures Dual Logoman 1/3 1/1!!
22 bids - Price: $455.00 - Watchers: 38
Item # 111676187602
2012/13 NATIONAL TREASURES ANDRE IGUODALA & KENNETH FARIED NBA LOGOMAN PATCH 4/4
13 bids - Price: $256.00 - Watchers: 33
Item # 400921159493
Kevin Love 2012/13 Panini National Treasures NBA Logoman Auto 3/4 BGS 9/10 Sick!
18 bids - Price: $295.00 - Watchers: 32
Item # 111676131990
2012-13 Panini National Treasures TRISTAN THOMPSON RPA ROOKIE #9/199 Auto
10 bids - Price: $29.00 - Watchers: 27
Item # 151684892354
2012 National Treasures Ryan Tannehill Auto /15 Logo Patch Gear ROOKIE ON CARD!!
11 bids - Price: $46.00 - Watchers: 27
Item # 141669468675
Tyreke Evans 2012/13 Panini National Treasures Logoman Auto 3/5 Sick!!
12 bids - Price: $160.50 - Watchers: 27
Item # 121656989324
STEPHEN CURRY 2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES NBA TRIOS SIGNATURE #14 BGS 9.5 10 AUTO
17 bids - Price: $138.50 - Watchers: 23
Item # 301636372669
2012 NATIONAL TREASURES ROBERT GRIFFIN III AUTO 2 COLOR PATCH RC ROOKIE 37/99
14 bids - Price: $87.00 - Watchers: 23
Item # 400921091501
2012-13 National Treasures Notable Nicknames HARRISON BARNES Autograph RC 23/49!
8 bids - Price: $89.00 - Watchers: 16
Item # 161710855090
Mike Trout 2012 National Treasures Signature Materials Jersey Button Auto 4/6
17 bids - Price: $102.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 121658866070
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Champions Signature ERVING/JOHNSON 20/25 Auto
2 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 231565237869
2012 Panini National Treasures Bob Griese Hall of Fame White Panel auto 22/27
12 bids - Price: $10.62 - Watchers: 15
Item # 331559899738
Andre Iguddala 2012/13 Panini National Treasures NBA Logoman Auto 1/4 1/1!!
9 bids - Price: $150.00 - Watchers: 15
Item # 111676131106
2012 NATIONAL TREASURES ROBERT TURBIN AUTO AUTOGRAPH NFL SHIELD RC ROOKIE 1/1
5 bids - Price: $12.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 111672713319
2012/13 NATIONAL TREASURES RAY ALLEN TIMELINES JERSEY AUTO SP #/49 !
5 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 14
Item # 121652859005

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