This week’s theme should be Arizona Diamondbacks because the list is almost half filled with players or prospects from the team. They are leading the NL West, but can they keep it up. Just imagine what they would be doing if Justin Upton was tearing it up with them and not for the Atlanta Braves. Lots of 2011 stuff is also on the list.
On a side note, Ebay is making it harder and harder to see what best offer prices have sold for, so it takes more and more time to figure out things. Hope you enjoy.
Although the Brewers are in last place in the NL Central, they have a couple players on their team that are tearing the cover off the ball. One of those guys is Jean Segura, who is leading the league in batting average (.361) and hits (57). Many question if he can keep it up the rest of the season, but he is definitely showing who got the best of the Zach Greinke trade with the Angels last year.
Because Segura is producing, the price of his autographs and even base cards are selling well. His 2011 Bowman Chrome autographs are selling for $50 after selling for half that last week. His 2010 Elite autographs are selling for $22 when they only sold for $10 at the end of April. Couple of hot sales include the 2010 Bowman superfractor for $760 and 2011 Bowman Platinum autograph superfractor for $736.
Bradley has been pitching great this spring and has moved into the top 5 prospect talk for many. Basically, he is doing what Dylan Bundy did last year and is creeping up the prospect boards. The guys is 5-0 with a 1.11 ERA with 68 strikeouts in only 48.2 innings. Although they got rid of Trevor Bauer, the Diamondbacks have a future ace in their farm system.
Because of his torrid start, Archie Bradley’s 2011 Bowman autographs have jumped from $25 to $42 this week. A notable sale on the Archie Bradley front is a 2011 Bowman blue refractor autograph BGS 9.5 for $210.
No longer a prospect, but a guy that has been pitching really well this season, Pat Corbin is showing why the Diamondbacks can groom pitching. He is a perfect 6-0 on the season with a 1.52 ERA. He already has the same amount of wins that he had all of last year. He has put himself in the All-Star conversation for sure.
Corbin’s 2010 Bowman Platinum autographs have shot up from $5 last week to around the $20 mark this week. A red refractor autograph /10 sold for around $220.
Yes, another Diamondback on the list. This guys isn’t a pitcher though, he is a Paul Bunyan-like masher. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .335 with 12 home runs on the season Not to mention, he is a first baseman and can run fairly well (he has 4 stolen bases). He is proving the doubters time and time again that he has what it takes to be a starter in the big leagues.
Goldschmidt’s 2011 Bowman Chrome autographs sold for around $30 last week, but are now over the $60 mark. His 2010 Elite autographs are up to $35 after only selling between $5 and $10 last week. Notable sales include a 2011 Bowman Orange Refractor /25 autograph BGS 9.5 for $985 and a gold BGS 10 /50 for $898.
Perhaps one of the most underrated prospects coming into the season, Adam Walker is showing that he can put up the numbers. Walker hit 14 home runs in only 58 games last year, and he has continued his power trip into this season by hitting 10 so far.
Because he has reached double digits in home runs, he is starting to get some attention. His Elite autographs are selling for $15 after selling for only a couple of bucks at the beginning of the month.
Because he did not crack the top 100 prospects on many lists in the offseason, George Springer’s cards took a hit. He has put himself back in the top 100 talk by leading Minor League Baseball with 13 home runs. His 2011 Bowman Chrome autographs are up are selling for around $30 when they were about half that at the beginning of the month. A Gold refractor /50 autograph recently sold for over $300.
Taking over for Kevin Youkilis while he is on the DL, David Adams is trying to make a name for himself with the Yankees. He has only played in 4 games, but his cards are sure getting attention. His 2008 Razor autographs sell around $10 while they were not even selling for a buck last week. Since he has no other autographs, Razor stuff is actually selling for a change.