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National Treasures Baseball Turns into Big Hit

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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 Mike Trout RPA RC Rookie 3-Color Patch AUTO 87/99
23 bids - Price: $249.50 - Watchers: 52
Item # 371215632826
2012 Panini National Treasures Legends Booklet Joe Maggio Jumbo Patch 11/25
17 bids - Price: $102.50 - Watchers: 23
Item # 361155161605
2012-13 Panini National Treasures Brandon Knight RPA RC 3 Color PATCH AUTO /199
12 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 22
Item # 381087514418
2012 Panini National Treasures J.J. WATT Auto card #12 numbered 36/99
7 bids - Price: $25.03 - Watchers: 22
Item # 281533251345
2012 Panini National Treasures League Leaders Nap Lajoie Ty Cobb Dual Bat 09/25
11 bids - Price: $33.00 - Watchers: 17
Item # 361156130265
2012 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES DUSTIN PEDROIA BOOK AUTO BAT #5/5 EBAY 1/1
6 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 17
Item # 121521796726
2012 Panini National Treasures All-Decade Bill Terry Lou Gehrig Dual Bat 23/25
6 bids - Price: $22.28 - Watchers: 16
Item # 371217849514
2012 PANINI NATIONAL TREASURES DUSTIN PEDROIA 100 YEAR PATCH AUTO #19/25
6 bids - Price: $23.95 - Watchers: 16
Item # 121521794446
2012 Panini National Treasures Prime Trios Flacco Smith Boldin Triple AUTO 10/25
8 bids - Price: $17.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 381091025985
2012 Panini National Treasures Rated Rookie Yoenis Cespedes RC AUTO 4/10
5 bids - Price: $15.59 - Watchers: 14
Item # 371217232805
2012 Panini National Treasures Membership Barry Larkin AUTO HOF 12/25
8 bids - Price: $36.35 - Watchers: 13
Item # 381094349336
2012 Panini National Treasures Legends Booklet Yogi Berra AUTO Patch 1/5
21 bids - Price: $137.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 371217240616
2012 Panini National Treasures Tris Speaker Bat 30/99
5 bids - Price: $5.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 381093343866
2012 Panini National Treasures Signature Materials Pete Rose Jersey AUTO 03/10
12 bids - Price: $24.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 361156142698
2012 Panini National Treasures Baseball 4 Box Sealed Hobby Case - 32 Hits per Cs
22 bids - Price: $1,625.00 - Watchers: 10
Item # 201247133327

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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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