The opening of the Grapefruit League in Florida has brought some collectors to ballparks, but their chances of landing autographs are slim because of COVID protocols. The New York Daily News caught up with collectors and fans at Yankees camp.
If you bought ten shares of the 2000 Tom Brady SP Authentic PSA 10 offered by Collectable back on December 17, you paid $100. A buyout offer on the card has been made that would turn that Benjamin into about $260.
The $160,000 offer by an unidentified buyer represents a 164 percent premium over the $56,500 price at which shareholders bought in just over two months ago. The card is numbered 160/1250.
Shareholders have until Tuesday night to cast their vote on whether to accept the offer or turn it down in hopes of a bigger one down the road.
Ninety-eight of the 577 Brady SP rookie cards have been graded 10. The last one sold publicly netted $50,400 at Heritage Auctions in December.
Canada’s Global News took on the hobby’s boom with this story on the network’s newscast…
…and here’s another national piece from CBS News that aired Sunday.
The company is planning an Extended set for its flagship product, which will be out on June 16. It’ll be a traditional hobby box release with 24 packs of 8 cards. Across Series 1, 2 and Extended, the UD flagship will have more than 700 cards including 125 Young Guns, making it the most extensive base set in the 30-plus year history of the product.
All Rookie content will be based off of players who have qualified for rookie card status as of February 12.
The first six cards in Topps’ new Project70 set sold over 46,000 copies combined. The biggest seller was card #2, Ermsy’s Ferando Tatis Jr. (12,688), followed by Ben Baller’s card #1, Mookie Betts (9,965), and DJ Skee’s card #3, Babe Ruth (8,555).
Cards 4-6 included runs of 6,101 for Snoop Dogg’s Ronald Acuna Jr., 4653 for Bobby Hundreds’ Ken Griffey Jr. and 4,453 for Mr. Cartoon’s Tommy Lasoarda. That’s a pretty solid start compared to the earliest print runs during last year’s Project2020 release.
The next three cards, released Friday, include Derek Jeter, Vladimir Guerrero and Francisco Lindor. The ordering window was set to close early Monday afternoon at Topps.com. A fresh group of three will pop about the same time.