Posts Tagged ‘16U’

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

Jan
0

2011 Bowman Baseball – Product Info w/ Pics and More USA Cards

Topps released the first images for 2011 Bowman Baseball and it’s going to include some long awaited prospects.  Sure, the most important name of all, Bryce Harper, will be a Bowman autograph.  Although, that never stopped collectors from buying them (i.e. Stephen Strasburg) and paying big money.

Below is all the info and images of some of the different base sets, autos, and parallels.  Still no photos of the USA Patch cards, but the sell sheet says they will manufactured patches and NOT game-used.  Good idea though to have some USA alumni patch cards if players like Pedro Alvarez, Ryan Howard, Joe Mauer, and more.

…and yes folks, there will be some Anthony Rendon cards in the set.  Just a couple more things to stash away for the 2011 draft.

2011 BOWMAN BASEBALL
Home of the Rookie Card

Featuring #1 Draft Pick Bryce Harper and His First Autograph Cards in a Nationals Uniform!

  • 110 EXCLUSIVE Bowman Chrome Prospect Cards

Only in Bowman!

  • Every Autograph is Signed On-Card!
  • 1 Bowman Chrome Autograph Card per Hobby Box!
  • 3 Bowman Chrome Autograph Cards per Jumbo Box!

Hobby Exclusive
NEW! Bowman Buyback Cut Signature Cards
NEW! Topps 60th Anniversary Autograph Cards
NEW!  USA Baseball Patch Cards
Futures Game Triple Relic Cards
Bowman Chrome Autograph Cards

For the official checklist and sell sheets, click the PDF links below.

2011 Bowman Baseball Checklist

2011 Bowman Baseball Sell Sheet

If you want to discuss this product with other collectors, check out the active thread at Freedom Card Board.

Jan
0

Searching for a 2010 Topps USA Box Set Checklist?

If you’re like me and searched for an official checklist for 2010 Topps USA Box Set, then don’t be shocked if I tell you that Topps didn’t release one.  Usually, I can Google my needs in life but this seems to be impossible to find.  I’m only left with a completely vague and incorrect PDF checklist for the product from Topps.

2010 Topps USA Baseball Box Set Checklist

So, I took the time to make my own checklist info for anyone that needs to reference the product.  In the future, that little “USA Checklists” tab in the navigation bar will have full checklists for every USA product I can get my hands on, along with a way to buy the specific USA cards you want.