1. Sandy Koufax 2011 Topps Heritage Real One Auto
Comments: You may have heard of the big hit “Only One” by Rihanna. Well, this week, “Real One” by Sandy Koufax was released and it is vaulting to the top of the charts. With days left to go these autographs are already at $400+. It is unusual for us to put a card on this list that does not have a closed auction yet, nor any history but these cards are en fuego.
2. Manny Banuelos 2010 Topps Pro Debut
Comments: The announcers on ESPN were gushing about him and so prices rose even more. Several Banuelos Topps Pro Debut base cards hit $10 this week, yes, $10+
3. Greg Monroe 2010-11 Rookie Autos
Comments: Greg had a couple big games for the Pistons this week and his cards showed it. The Donruss Auto /399 above previously sold for about $5-$7, one sold for $17.
4. Jamie Benn UD the Cup Patch Auto /249
Comments: Making incredible plays on a surging team will get you recognition this time in the hockey season. That is just what Mr. Benn has been doing and as a result his Cup Autos /249 have moved from $40 to $75 in a week.
5. Charlie Sheen2004 Fans of the Game Auto
Comments: The last two sales of this auto were for $150 and $200. Then one went off at auction for $257. That puts him in the company of Michael Phelps and Justin Bieber from a Fans of the Game auto perspective. That’s mighty strange company to be totally honest but would you care if you had tiger blood? I didn’t think so.
6. Ivan Nova2010 Topps Chrome Auto
Comments: Another case of a good Spring Training performance making cards move. Ivan had a good outing and these autos went from $12 to $20.
7. 2011 Topps HeritageCases
Comments: Sandy Koufax isn’t the “Only One” that’s hot and affiliated with Heritage. The entire product moved up this week with cases moving from $825 up to the $950 range.
8. Brett Lawrie2010 Topps Pro Debut GU
Comments: Brett was a guy who had fallen out of prospect favor a little bit. However, that seems to be changing with the Blue Jays this spring as his performance has people raving about him. Brett’s GU from Pro Debut has been selling very well including the above patch for over $250. Razor Autos have also seen a resurgence, some selling for near $20.
9. Derrick Rose 2008-09 Rookie Autos
Comments: Whether it is a Treasury Auto for $200+, an SP Authentic /299 for $800 or the above SPx for over $1k (yes you read that right) Rose’s cards continue to get hotter in spite of their already insane prices. He is most definitely this year’s Kevin Durant.
10. 2010 National Treasures Rookie Patch Autos
Comments: These beautiful patches are still catching collector’s eyes. The Bradfords continue to sell at $1k+ and premium patches are garnering just that, huge premiums.