In a card market that has seen rookie cards balloon to astronomical prices, I am starting to question if there is value in established superstars. Now what if I told you that you could buy an autograph of a current superstar. One who has played in New York and will now play in Toronto. What if I told you that he is under 30 and still has many prime years to play? On top of this he is a former number one draft pick only 9 years ago. His name is not Nail Yakupov, it is John Tavares. Is he a hall of famer? Who knows but he has a chance.
So go out and buy John Tavares’ autograph before the market correct itself and he stops selling for $22.
John Tavares autographs at COMC
You know that crappy backup catcher whose autograph you used to always pull fifteen years ago? What about that journeyman infielder who was lucky to even have an autographed card to begin with.
Well once these guys turn into managers they are worth something. Once they turn into managers who got their team in the playoffs, their value should skyrocket. Or at least you would think.
Currently you can buy autographed cards from the potential Manager of the Year in both leagues for under $5 each if you look hard enough. I snatched up 2 A.J. Hinch cards for $2 last weekend. Torey Lovullo’s autograph was double that at $4 so I only got one. Managers cards values have been going like hotcakes in the recent hobby environment. Try getting a Joe Maddon or Bruce Bochy autographed card. That will cost you at least $40 each.