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:

Draymond Green 2012-13 Panini National Treasures Jersey Number Auto 19/25
16 bids - Price: $765.88 - Watchers: 30
Item #141973209134
2012-13 National Treasures Draymond Green RC LOGO PATCH RPA AUTO /99 BGS 8.5
14 bids - Price: $242.38 - Watchers: 30
Item #361544183352
Kobe Bryant AUTO National Treasures Springfield Bound Lakers 37/49 2012-13 HOF
10 bids - Price: $85.00 - Watchers: 24
Item #231926719172
2012 Klay Thompson National Treasures Rookie RC /199 BGS 9 Auto 10
7 bids - Price: $898.88 - Watchers: 23
Item #152073733104
Harrison Barnes RC 2012-13 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autograph 113/199
10 bids - Price: $125.50 - Watchers: 21
Item #322092336936
2012 Panini National Treasures Mike Trout Auto Jersey/Button Card 2/6!
14 bids - Price: $224.50 - Watchers: 19
Item #222102400416
1/1 ISAIAH THOMAS #4/25 4 is His JSY# RC 2012-13 National Treasures Patch Auto
7 bids - Price: $9.50 - Watchers: 13
Item #301945826479
2012-13 National Treasures Michael Kidd-Gilchrist RC Patch Auto RPA 166/199
8 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 12
Item #201574031635
2012-13 NATIONAL TREASURES DRAYMOND GREEN ROOKIE AUTO #87/99!!!! WARRIORS!!!
22 bids - Price: $49.00 - Watchers: 12
Item #262414161302
2012 signed LUKE KUECHLY national treasures auto sp/49 PANTHERS rookie RC
10 bids - Price: $35.00 - Watchers: 11
Item #301940257803
2012 National Treasures Jim Rice HOF Logo Signatures Auto #/25
3 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 10
Item #391443123850
Kawhi Leonard Jared Sullinger RC 2012-13 National Treasures Silver Auto 48/49
5 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #222104777413
Kawhi Leonard Jared Sullinger RC 2012-13 National Treasures Gold Auto 13/25
5 bids - Price: $10.50 - Watchers: 9
Item #322093751562

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