1. Taijuan Walker2010 Bowman Sterling Refractor Autos
Comments: Check the stats out for yourself. They are stunningly good for an 18 year old who most people talked about related to “projection” and “potential.” However, as you know, stats are not what makes for a Hot List appearance. What makes for a Hot List appearance is Sterling Refractor Autos selling for between $10-$20 last week and over $30 this week. Those who invested in Taijuan last winter are either sitting on their cards admiring them or counting their pennies.
2. Kyle Seager2010 Bowman Chrome Refractor Autos
Comments: Here Kyle is, on the road again. Ok, so the Seager link with Bob might be somewhat weak, heck, the names aren’t even spelled the same. But none the less, Kyle did hit the road when he was called up to Seattle and so did his cards, the road to increasing values as Refractor Autos migrated from $11 to $22 this week.
3. John MackeyAutos
Comments: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is always a little strange to put a guy on the list when the main event driving his price increase was his own death. None the less, the list is written based upon week over week price increases and when a notable sports figure passes, often his auto prices rise and that’s what exactly happened with Mackey’s autos. What didn’t sell last week for $10, now sells for $20 plus.
4. Jordan Schafer 2008 Bowman Chrome Auto
Comments: After a suspension for juicing (not making V8) Jordan is back in a big league uniform. That alone has been enough to move his 2008 Chrome Autos from $5 to $10.
5. Blake Beavan 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Autos
Comments: These weren’t selling at all last week, Blake came up and had a very nice debut, admittedly against the Padres and this week several of his blues sold for $40…that’s a whole lot better than no sales at all. Then again, pitching against the Padres resembles pitching to a bunch of kids used to playing T-ball.
6. Eric Thames 2011 Bowman Chrome Autos
Comments: Guess who is in the #6 slot again. That’s right, the River Thames. Eric continues to hit and as a result his Blue Refractor Autos rise from $35 to $50-$60.
7. Mason Williams 2011 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Autos
Comments: He’s batting .325 with an OPS of .851 in the NYP league and at this point in time you are saying “so whaaaat? it is the rookie league.” Ahhh and here’s the key, he plays for the Yankees. Mason’s Gold Refractor Autos have moved up from $70 to $115 this week.
8. Wily Mo Pena 1999 Bowman Chrome
Comments: Just when you thought it was over, you got some Wily Mo……re. Wily’s back in the big leagues, spitting in his helmets (Google it) and his cards are selling again. A PSA 10 of his 1999 Bowman Chrome sold for double digits this week – yes, that’s big news.
9. Jair Jurrjens 2005 Bowman Chrome Parallels
Comments: Jair continues to impress and his cards are finally starting to heat up. Gold Refractors moved from $75 to $110 this week.
10. Derek Jeter1993 SP BGS 9
Comments: Is it just me or is this the slowest path to 3,000 ever. Whether it is Jeter’s lack of hitting or the super hype being done by ESPN – it seems like Jeter is taking forever to get there. Regardless, his cards are starting to move and BGS 9s are moving from $300ish last week to $350ish this week. Consider this – roughly 175 hits every year from the age of 23 to the age of 40…
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