Appropriate, maybe, since he was named Rookie of the Year about the same time, but the chase for the 1/1 2018 Bowman Chrome Ohtani Superfractor autograph ended on Monday when the card was pulled by a collector in southern California.
Well, not the actual signed card.
Unfortunately, it’s a redemption he’ll have to submit online but considering that the off-season is here and Ohtani seems to sign a lot, hopefully he won’t have to wait long.
Meanwhile, the Topps Chrome Ronald Acuna Superfractor auto has made its way to eBay. Bidding closes Wednesday night and you can follow the action here.
Topps NOW is featuring signed and unsigned cards of the rookie duo.
Until Wednesday afternoon, you can pick up special cards on the company’s website.
A couple of big-ticket cards sold on eBay over the weekend. PWCC Auctions sold an SGC 7 (NM) 1952 Topps Mantle for $120,688 on Sunday night. It’s not a record but the highest price for a Mantle in that grade in more than a year.
An SGC 8.5 1953 Topps Mantle soared to $47,754, the most ever paid for a card in that grade and more than $10,000 higher than the last sale of a PSA 8.5 four years ago.
There’s a big event for bobblehead collectors in Milwaukee this weekend. Bobblepalooza is essentially a card show, but most of what’s for sale will be of the bobble variety.
It’s the third show of its kind since last December and the event has grown a bit each time.
Organizer John Jastroch told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that there will be 24 vendors and 45 tables at the show, which takes place at the VFW Hall in the suburb of New Berlin.
The Rams and 49ers are auctioning signed, game-worn jerseys to help victims of the recent California wildfires.
The Rams captains have turned over their jerseys from Sunday’s win over Seattle to NFL Auctions with proceeds designated to help those affected by the ongoing wildfires in the Thousand Oaks area.
Bidding is underway on the jerseys, including those worn by Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Johnny Hekker, Michael Brockers and Andrew Whitworth.
Money will go to the Conejo Valley Victims Fund and the American Red Cross Southern California Wildlife Relief.
The Rams train at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, which is located in Ventura County.
The Niners are auctioning game worn and autographed jerseys from Monday night’s game to help victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. Gamers worn and signed by Joe Staley, Nick Mullens, Matt Breida, George Kittle, DeForest Buckner, and Kyle Juszczyk are on the block.
Proceeds will go to the North Valley Community Foundation.
Fans can bid on the jerseys at www.fanaticsauctions.com/49ers through next Monday.