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National Treasures Baseball Turns into Big Hit

PSA Collectors Club

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:

2012 National Treasures HOF Satchel Paige Button Patch 2/5 Kansas City A's
8 bids - Price: $95.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 371312893803
BRADLEY BEAL 2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES ROOKIE RC RPA AUTO #/199 BGS 9.5 w/10
15 bids - Price: $351.00 - Watchers: 16
Item # 161681817555
2012-13 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES CHAMPIONS SIGNATURES OLAJUWON BLUE AUTO 6/49
4 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 14
Item # 400906627765
Panini 2012-13 National Treasures Pistons Andre Drummond RPA 029/199
8 bids - Price: $96.00 - Watchers: 13
Item # 191565063118
2012-13 DRAYMOND GREEN RC Lot (2) National Treasures AUTO /99 Select Jersey AUTO
19 bids - Price: $71.00 - Watchers: 13
Item # 181726325064
2012 Panini National Treasures Jackie Robinson Game Used Relic 5/5 Dodgers
9 bids - Price: $102.50 - Watchers: 13
Item # 171767228995
2012 National Treasures HOF George Brett Button Patch 4/5 Kansas City A's
4 bids - Price: $43.00 - Watchers: 12
Item # 381237988018
KIRK GIBSON 2012 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES BUTTON JERSEY AUTOGRAPH AUTO #ED 1/2
8 bids - Price: $48.00 - Watchers: 11
Item # 131493186827
2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES TIMELINE MARC GASOL MATERIAL SICK PRIME PATCHES 17/25
7 bids - Price: $17.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 400906627666
2012 National Treasures HOF Old Aches & Pains Button Patch 4/5 Chicago White Sox
5 bids - Price: $11.72 - Watchers: 11
Item # 361279602103
2012 National Treasures HOF Carlton Fisk Button Patch 2/3 Chicago White Sox
5 bids - Price: $8.77 - Watchers: 10
Item # 361279599575
2012 Panini National Treasures Carson Palmer Auto #ed 2/5 RARE RAIDERS
7 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 9
Item # 201336039311
NATIONAL TREASURES QUADS AUTO DeMarcus Ware Roddy White Heath Miller Frank Gore
5 bids - Price: $26.00 - Watchers: 9
Item # 321737505015
2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES #110 KLAY THOMPSON JERSEY/AUTO RC BGS 9 MINT
7 bids - Price: $21.50 - Watchers: 9
Item # 161685142302
2012 National Treasures HOF Jackie Robinson Patch 2/5 Brooklyn Dodgers
9 bids - Price: $73.00 - Watchers: 9
Item # 371312892806

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  1. […] that time, of course, Donruss-Panini lost its MLB license but they’ve also proven, at times (see 2012 National Treasures Baseball), that quality looking memorabilia cards and autographs can save the lack of logos on caps and […]

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