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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:

Kevin Durant "KD" 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Notable Nicknames Auto /49
14 bids - Price: $159.50 - Watchers: 38
Item # 271821356535
Andre Drummond RC Patch 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Rookie RPA Auto /199
14 bids - Price: $37.00 - Watchers: 31
Item # 271821346110
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Kawhi Leonard JSY Auto/199 RC SICK PATCH /MINT
19 bids - Price: $300.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 161651113599
2012 NATIONAL TREASURES ANDREW LUCK SP#/49 ROOKIE NFL GEAR PRIME PATCH BALL RC
9 bids - Price: $18.63 - Watchers: 25
Item # 141615131713
Kobe Bryant Lakers 6-Jersey 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Timeline Auto #/49
17 bids - Price: $103.53 - Watchers: 25
Item # 271821325785
Bradley Beal RC Patch 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Rookie RPA Auto /199
11 bids - Price: $99.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 271821347119
MARKIEFF MORRIS 2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES 3 COLOR PATCH AUTO RC 44/99
3 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 13
Item # 161656261229
2012-13 National Treasures PRIME QUADS Ware Roddy White Miller Gore AUTO 8/15
7 bids - Price: $12.83 - Watchers: 13
Item # 361253517434
Nick Van Exel Lakers 7-Jersey 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Timeline Auto 25
5 bids - Price: $8.13 - Watchers: 11
Item # 371292906978
Thomas Robinson RC Patch 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Rookie RPA Auto /25
5 bids - Price: $6.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 371292936360
Felix Hernandez 2012 Panini National Treasures Jumbo Prime Auto Patch 5/5!!
13 bids - Price: $53.99 - Watchers: 11
Item # 111631158742
Isaiah Thomas RC Patch 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Rookie RPA Auto /199
5 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 10
Item # 371292933634
Bill Walton Big Red 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Notable Nicknames Auto /49
2 bids - Price: $0.06 - Watchers: 10
Item # 371292937470
2012-13 National Treasures Century Legend Bob Griese Jersey AUTO 15/25 Dolphins
6 bids - Price: $21.83 - Watchers: 10
Item # 361253524663
2012-13 National Treasures Century A.J. Green RC Rookie AUTO 3/5 Bengals
2 bids - Price: $1.25 - Watchers: 10
Item # 371291638124

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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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