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Since it was 3,924,000 might as well say it is a 4 million dollar card! Yowza!
 
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This is insane. . . Reminds me of the fervor in the early 90s when investors/speculators were rampant.

I keep seeing Brian Gray post on twitter about cards like they are stocks -- projecting future prices, etc.
 
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It's more than crazy, its utter stupidity, and it offends me in the same way that I think it would offend many card collectors or really any collectibles collectors of any type. The 2009 Bowman Chrome Drafts Prospects Superfractor Mike Trout signed rookie card was manufactured to be exactly what it is.

There is no great art to it. There is no inherit value in the materials or manufacture of it. It's not made of gold. It has an autograph of a baseball player still playing ball, still young, who will sign for many years to come. More over there are other Bowman signed Trout rookie Refractors that are selling for insane values, but this is the singular Superfractor that sold for 3.8M. The others are more in the $400,000 range, all when high graded of course.

Every one of them, regardless of the minimal quantity made, exist solely so that someone would place investment value on them. It's better than printing money. I wonder what Mike Trout thinks of it. I would want a piece of the action if it were me. Big Grin

By comparison the prior record holder at 3.1M is the 1909 Honus Wagner T-206, which has an estimated 60 copies left, most in sub-par condition. Now you could call that stupid too, but at least its a bonafide collectible that was pulled back from circulation at the request of Wagner himself, who objected to being shown on a tobacco card when he was a non-smoker. Wagner was one of the greatest baseball players of all times, so this is a legitimate rare and aged card that is a true artifact and was not created to just obtain the supply and demand that it holds more than a century later.

Selling modern trading cards made specifically for rarity at these prices is disgraceful. What more good could someone do donating that kind of money? However since this is what is happening, it's also amusing to me. Whoever eventually winds up buying and keeping cards like this one, deserves them. Wink

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Originally posted by barobehere:
Since it was 3,924,000 might as well say it is a 4 million dollar card! Yowza!


Yeah I was looking at the Honus Wagner price by mistake.
 
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I still have my baseball cards from the early 70's. I just don't have the financial savvy to go for the "new" cards from 2009. My favorite year is still the 1972 Topps, and even worse, I also like the Kellogg's 3D cards especially the 1970-1972 series. They still aren't big money cards but they look cool. The first one I pulled from the cereal box was a 1972 Lou Brock.

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Yes, lots of modern sports cards have been going for lots of money recently. I wonder if some of that will transfer over to non-sports? I can see some of the autographs insert cards from popular movies and television franchises having a chance.

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I see some Iron Man and Game of Thrones autographs offered on E-Bay for outrageous sums, but I do not believe any have sold for those prices. If they did mine would be up for auction faster than the The Flash can run a foot and a half.
 
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Someone is always doing something, but somehow it doesn't quite work out when you try it. Big Grin

I take these tales of million dollar card sellers the same way I take the ones about the online casino, where a $20 starting bet turns into $100 Grand in 30 minutes, or the day trader course that makes you into a Wall Street tycoon in a month.

Does it ever happen? Maybe, anything is possible. Is it likely to happen to you? No, you are going to lose your money. Wink
 
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