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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:

Brandon Knight 2012/13 Panini National Treasures RC Auto Patch 151/199 Sick!!
6 bids - Price: $45.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 121577535373
2012 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES IMMORTAL CUT SIGNATURES #8 VIN SCULLY AUTO 4/20
20 bids - Price: $255.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 231488605424
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Patch Auto Brandon Knight RC #/199 Suns
8 bids - Price: $43.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 151598052807
Tobias Harris 2012/13 Panini National Treasures RC Auto Patch 99/199 Hot!!
6 bids - Price: $37.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 111605157471
Tobias Harris 2012/13 Panini National Treasures RC Auto Patch 197/199 Hot!!
7 bids - Price: $38.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 121577524745
Kevin Love 2012/13 Panini National Treasures NBA GEAR Auto Patches 11/49 Hot!!
13 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 12
Item # 121575693661
Dion Waiters 2012/13 Panini National Treasures RC Auto Patch 96/199 Sick!!
7 bids - Price: $56.55 - Watchers: 12
Item # 121577532142
Gordon Hayward 2012/13 Panini National Treasures Timeline Prime Auto Patch 2/25
9 bids - Price: $20.83 - Watchers: 11
Item # 111603614746
Marcus Morris 2012/13 Panini National Treasures RC Auto Patch 86/99 Hot!!
4 bids - Price: $18.50 - Watchers: 8
Item # 121577448990
2012 Panini National Treasures Football Rueben Randle Booklet Auto /49
5 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 7
Item # 391064407847
Jared Sullinger 2012/13 Panini National Treasures RC Auto Patch 53/199
4 bids - Price: $26.58 - Watchers: 7
Item # 121577442016
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Walt Frazier Auto Autograph #50/99
4 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 7
Item # 331487085041
Robin Yount 2012 Panini National Treasures 2/8 GU Used Jersey Laundry Tag Patch
1 bids - Price: $0.99 - Watchers: 7
Item # 181676639893
Dirk Nowitzki 2012/13 Panini National Treasures NBA GEAR PRIME GOLD PATCHES 2/25
1 bids - Price: $9.99 - Watchers: 7
Item # 111608578799
Danilo Gallinari 2012/13 Panini National Treasures Gold Colossal Auto Patch 1/10
5 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 6
Item # 111603623278

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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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