Saturday, February 14, 2015

Star Wars Masterwork and Topps Series One Baseball Cards In Our Saturday Sales Recap

It’s the first day of the weekend so it’s time for our Saturday Sales Recap. We’ve been tracking eBay sales for the past week, a really good indicator of true street value prices. As 2015 Topps Series One Baseball cards sales are moving briskly on everything thing from sets to singles, prices have leveled off.
What has hit like an explosion is the release of 2015 Topps Star Wars Masterwork cards. Configured much like Topps Museum, these high end cards arrived in master boxes with for mini boxes, but what was inside has sent card collectors and Star Wars fans abuzz.

Let’s take a look at some of the best sellers for Star Wars Masterworks and 2015 Topps Series One Baseball.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Actual Error Cards From The Past To 2015 Topps Series One Baseball

It’s Free Dress Friday here on All About Cards. That means anything goes, like last week when we introduced you to Puppy Bowl Trading Cards. So put on your casual clothes and let’s look at the lighter side of Sports Cards.

Collectors love to chase rare cards. Nowadays that can be low numbered serial cards, short printed cards or a host of other cardboard oddities. But the one rarity that collectors have chased that has withstood the test of time is the error card. This is when the manufacturer misses something and that mistake finds it’s way into packs. Sometimes these errors are eventually corrected. Sometimes they are just accepted and left that way.

Here are some examples.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Vintage TBT Card for February 12, 2015 Is Stan Musial

Here is our Throw Back Thursday Vintage TBT Card for February 5, 2015, Stan Musial.

Not his rookie card. You have to go back to 1948 Bowman for that. But this card was around well before my time so it works for me. This is as far as I can throwback Musial from my PC.

2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball Spring Fever Promotion Starts Today

The Spring Fever hobby-shop promotion kicks into another gear this week. Collectors who purchased at least $20 worth of 2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball from participating  hobby shops received a redemption card to get a five-card Spring Fever promo pack, and they can pick up their packs starting today.

The 50-card Spring Fever checklist highlights players in their spring training cities, but there is also something else collectors may notice. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Today the Hump Day Hits Are Willie Mays Autographed Cards

Today is Wednesday so it's time for another installment of Hump Day Hits.  This week we focus on Willie Mays Autographed cards.
With a signature that is stylized and instantly recognizable, Willie Mays has been a collector "must have" for years. He has also had a special relationship with the Topps Company dating back to his rookie days, thanks to Sy Berger.  Mays will be 84 in May but still signs for Topps and should be included in upcoming releases.

In tracking street values for Mays autographs, there seems to be an upswing in prices. Some cards that were going in the $120 to $150 range have recently sold closer to $200 and above.  No one can say if this trend will continue, or even drop back down, but it could be cause enough to consider these cards if you have thought about or are in the market to purchase a Mays auto.

Mays has signed plenty of dual autograph cards with players such as Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Stan Musial and Duke Snider, but today we will concentrate on his single signed certified cards. Let's take a look at some of them.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Week 1 Recap of 2015 Topps Series One Baseball Sales

We’ve been tracking sales of 2015 Topps Series One Baseball cards on eBay since their release a week ago. Sales have been moving briskly with everything thing from sets to singles.

We did several posts throughout the week following how the cards were moving which you can revisit like our coverage of the hottest hits to the popular autographs to the fastest moving cards on the first day of availability.  Now we will look at the best sellers for the week and the top seller might not be the card you would think it would be.

The Zen Cards of the Day for February 10 are from 2015 Topps Series One Baseball

Here are the Zen Cards of the Day. Today we focus on 2015 Topps Series One Baseball. Let this theme take you to another place. Relax your ‘Monkey Mind” with these anchor words. Repeat over and over again.

2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball Cards Box Break Recap and Review

Last year the design of Bowman Sterling Baseball was straightforward, a player and his autograph. This year the backgrounds are exploding with whirlwind design. But something remains the same, it’s knowing exactly what you are getting with each box, consistency within prospect collecting, and the whole point of Sterling, 18 autographs in a hobby box. All of this makes 2014 Bowman Sterling Baseball a solid, reliable product for hit seeking Bowman prospectors.

Bowman Sterling Baseball comes in at the high end of our premium cards category.  Each hobby box contains 6 packs with 4 cards per pack.  Each pack contains 3 Autograph Cards. There are also Box Toppers to be found, but not in every box.

Here are all of the cards we pulled.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mint Monday Focuses on Vintage Graded Rookie Cards

It's Monday, a day when hope springs eternal. Hope that this week will be perfect. It's also the perfect time to look for perfect cards. It's what we call Mint Monday.

2014 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Box Break Recap and Review

Besides the larger releases of Five Star and Dynasty, 2014 Topps Stadium Club was one of the last Baseball products to be offered by Topps to collectors. It revives a brand previously know for it photography. Stadium Club was also know for it's tough Lone Star Autographs.  All of this returns to a product that tries to find its way into an already busy marketplace with cards that would make set builders very happy, but also comes with a price tag to accommodate the 3 autographs included, all on- card.

Stadium Club falls under our premium cards category with each master box containing 3 mini boxes. Each mini box contains 6 packs with 5 cards per pack and one on-card autograph card.

Here are some of the cards we found in our box.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Signature Sunday Focuses On 2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball Autograph Cards.

Clearly this week's Signature Sunday was going to be all about 2015 Topps Series One Baseball Autograph Cards. Collectors and Box Breakers have been attaching packs in large numbers. Autographs are making their way into collector's hands and eBay listings. A good sign has been autos have been selling briskly on the "Bay" and stratospheric prices seem to be leveling in to the reasonable range.

So lets take a look at some of these autographs.