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National Treasures Baseball Turns into Big Hit

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 Panini National Treasures Prime Stan Musial Button Patch 2/2
69 bids - Price: $202.50 - Watchers: 33
Item # 371242601832
Russell Wilson 2012 Panini National Treasures NFL Gear Jersey Ball Auto - 14/25
8 bids - Price: $124.50 - Watchers: 24
Item # 201271967589
PSA 10 TOM BRADY 2012 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES SIGNED AUTOGRAPH VIRTUOSO 25/25
19 bids - Price: $1,000.00 - Watchers: 22
Item # 371243817031
2012-13 Panini National Treasures JULIUS ERVING MAGIC JOHNSON Auto 21/25
22 bids - Price: $50.00 - Watchers: 20
Item # 171663256561
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Leo Durocher Laundry Tag Patch 4/4
7 bids - Price: $30.00 - Watchers: 18
Item # 371242599394
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Robin Yount Laundry Tag Patch 6/8
14 bids - Price: $21.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 371242595454
Ernie Banks 2012 Panini National Treasures Game Balls Auto Baseball 4/5 Cubs
8 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 311274352488
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Steve Carlton Laundry Tag Patch 1/1
7 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 14
Item # 361195579052
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Richie Ashburn Button Patch 5/7
19 bids - Price: $148.50 - Watchers: 14
Item # 371242601700
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Auto Patch /199 BGS 9.5
10 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 301509071957
2012 Panini National Treasures All Decade Lefty Grove JERSEY RELIC 24/25 WOW
16 bids - Price: $64.87 - Watchers: 12
Item # 371241678858
2012-13 Panini National Treasures TERRENCE JONES RPA ROOKIE Game Patch #16/99
9 bids - Price: $30.00 - Watchers: 12
Item # 151567923450
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Rickey Henderson Laundry Tag Patch 9/10
8 bids - Price: $28.00 - Watchers: 12
Item # 361195579148
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Gary Cater Button Patch 6/6
12 bids - Price: $29.00 - Watchers: 12
Item # 361195583133
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Nellie Fox Laundry Tag Patch 1/5
9 bids - Price: $58.00 - Watchers: 12
Item # 381134263465

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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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