A 2011 Topps Finest Orange Refractor Mike Trout autograph card sold for $341 on eBay Wednesday night. Just another example of how hot the market is for Major League Baseball’s biggest new star.
Everyone wants something related to the player who is putting up historically significant numbers in what is his official rookie year. The official ‘rookie card logo’ was on last year’s cards but Trout first appeared in 2009. It doesn’t matter much.
Last year. Three years ago. This year. Everything Trout is selling.
In New Jersey, where he was an outstanding high school player, the locals want a jersey, autograph or card. In southern California, the Angels are doing their best to keep Trout merchandise swimming along.
His agent says he’s never seen anything like it.
The Courier Post, near his hometown of Millville, went coast-to-coast to talk to those impacted by the phenom.