No doubt some of the cards landed in personal collections, where they’ll stay for awhile. However, a lot of buyers quickly became sellers, hoping to flip their unwanted Black Friday cards for a profit on eBay.
A LeBron James Cracked Ice relic card sold for more than $400 over the weekend. Unopened pack lots were popular with groups of 50 selling for $300-350, while touting some as ‘thick’, meaning they likely contained relic cards.
The packs flew out of stores with high traffic. Mike Fruitman of Mike’s Stadium Sportscards in Aurora, CO, opened late Thanksgiving night. By Friday night, he reported his stock of more than 1,000 packs was gone.
Some of the most sought after (and nicely designed) Black Friday exclusives were the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame autograph cards featuring the likes of Cris Carter, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson, Curley Culp and Cortez Kennedy. Many sold for well over $100.
The pink Breast Cancer Awareness auto relics including some signed by Andrew Luck, were also popular.
As more packs were opened over the weekend, the number of Black Friday exclusives listed on eBay grew to nearly 2,000. Here’s a live look at the most watched 2013 Panini Black Friday listings: