Archive for the ‘16U’ Category

Dec
0

GALLERY: 2011 Topps USA 1/1 Patch Autos

Now that the 2011 Topps USA Boxed Set has been released, the patch autos have returned, but with a twist.  Instead of a parallel being #’d to /99 or #’d to /50, the patch autographs are 1/1′s.  A bit of a let down for the USA brand, since it makes it hard to justify breaking the product now for plain relic autos, but man are they nice looking! (check out the Dom Nunez that’s full of dirt. Awesome!)

Clean design, multiple patch pieces, and some really nice swatches.  Enjoy the gallery and click the links for the auctions!

GAVIN CECCHINI

BRADY RODGERS

DOM NUNEZ

COLE IRVIN

CHRIS OKEY

Dec
0

FIRST LOOK: 2011 Topps USA Box Set

As usual, the progression of information is a bit “off” at the Topps offices.  We brought you the extremely vague information about the 2011 Topps USA Boxed Set release, but it had no checklist or card images.  The product is set to release very soon and we still haven’t seen a legit sell sheet with any more info.

Thanks to Gilmore at Freedom Card Board, we have actual scans of the cards.  Very interesting stuff.  We’re still debating on the design, but it seems to be all on-card autographs, which is nice.  Check them out for yourself and let us know what you think.

Nov
1

MARKET WATCH: Superfractors and Canary Galore

It’s been about a week since 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects has hit the market and we’ve already seen a few notable cards sell.  The most notable (arguably) superfractor auto has hit the market over the weekend and it should be a record setting sale. The non-auto version hit as well, which should be a nice price comparison for comparable players.  I’m not sure why I’m even saying that because there aren’t too many prospects who compare to “The Freak v2.0″.  Baseball America had some pretty strong words to defend their #1 prospect ranking for the Arizona farm system.

“He not only has top-of-the-rotation potential, but his approach is so revolutionary that his success in the majors could cause teams to rethink how they condition and develop young pitchers.”

TREVOR BAUER SUPERFRACTOR AUTOGRAPH 1/1

TREVOR BAUER SUPERFRACTOR 1/1

A surprising seller from the set has been Francisco Lindor, who seems to have a very large following back in Puerto Rico.  The slick fielding former USA shortstop has Cleveland fans salivating over his projection and his market prices are showing the aftermath.  Even his USA stuff is selling well, which is nice to see with a chrome autograph fully on the market.  His superfractor was pulled within the first days of the product release and sold for a pretty penny.

FRANCISCO LINDOR SUPERFRACTOR AUTO 1/1

Some other notable are below, which includes two of the better 16U superfractor autos, as well as the too name in the canary non-auto set.

ZACH COLLINS USA 16U SUPERFRACTOR AUTO 1/1

CARSON SANDS USA 16U SUPERFRACTOR AUTO 1/1

BRYSON BRIGMAN USA 16U SUPERFRACTOR AUTO 1/1

AUSTIN MEADOWS CANARY USA 16U 1/1

Nov
0

The first USA 16U Chrome Singles Hit The Market….

With the release of 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects, the first 16U USA singles hit the market.  Check out some of the cards and share your thoughts on the product.

Matt Vogel Purple Refractor Auto /10
Steven Farinaro Gold Refractor Auto /50
Austin Meadows Blue Refractor Auto /99

Tyler Alamo Refractor Auto /199
Riley Unroe Refractor Auto /199
Dom Nunez Refractor Auto /199

Steve Farinaro Base Auto