Welcome back everyone to MonsterWatch Week 3! Your weekly look at some of the biggest and/or most influential auctions of the week around the hobby. Yet another week with some absolute MONSTERS up for grabs, so lets dive right in!
Note: Shockingly, there we’re quite a few MONSTERS that weren’t PWCC or Probstein Auctions. Could a shift be in the works?
2008 Spx Superscripts Autos Tom Brady, Manning, Favre, Rivers 12/15
This monster speaks for itself! Featuring 4 of the best QB’s of the last 20 years, this card is a true piece of history for any QB/HOF Collector. The stickers are a disappointment, but certain cards that can be overlooked.
ENDS: SUNDAY 10/6 @ 12:04pm EST
Baker Mayfield Cracked Ice Auto/Rookie Card 12/24 9.5/10
Baker looks to be back on track, finally finding his groove Sunday, leading the Browns to a statement win over Baltimore. Collectors took notice, as his cards have once again begun to surge. This beautiful Cracked Ice Contenders will show just how much faith collectors put into Sundays performance.
ENDS: THURSDAY 10/3 @ 7:48 EST
2019 Bowman Chrome Julio Rodriguez Blue Auto /150 PSA 10
Although the hype has died down significantly for 2019 BC (almost immediately upon release), there are of course a few prospects still garnering MONSTER attention. Julio Rodriguez would be one of those prospects. With the prospecting market the way it is, the sky’s the limit with this beauty.
ENDS: FRIDAY 10/4 @ 8:08pm EST
2018 Contenders Mason Rudolph /24 Cracked Ice Auto BGS 9.5/10
Steelers have always sold well, but it seems many people outside of Pittsburgh have jumped on the Rudolph bandwagon, as his prices have begun to SOAR. We’ll see if it is something that can last, but this beautiful Cracked Ice sale could reset the entire Rudolph Contenders market.
ENDS: TUESDAY 10/8 @ 1:10pm EST
2016 Bowman Chrome Juan Soto Green Refractor #/99 Auto PSA 10
As if he didn’t have enough hype, Soto quickly became the talk of the Postseason so far w/his clutch Game 1 performance. Although his cards have been on the rise, a strong October could shoot him to another level. This is one to watch for sure.
Authors Note: Every time I see one of these I can’t help but think of the altered Super, and a tear begins to form.
ENDS: SUNDAY 10/6 @ 9:30pm EST
2017 Contenders PATRICK MAHOMES auto rookie card RC
What a week for the Mahomes market. In addition to the MONSTER from last week (see below), his Prizm non-auto Black Finite 1/1 went for $39,000! With quite a bit of time left, this private auction will most likely set a new baseline for the Contenders market.
ENDS:SUNDAY 10/6 @ 4:03pm EST
RONALD ACUNA 2018 TOPPS CHROME GOLD AUTO RC /50
Although he fell just a little short of a 40/40 season, Acuna is still THE up-and-coming Superstar of choice for collectors. Its no coincidence this MONSTER was put up for auction right as Acuna looks to lead the Braves to the promised land. With a strong start, this could end up being massive.
ENDS: TUESDAY 10/8 12:17pm EST
Gardner Minshew 1/1 Immaculate RC Auto Conf. Logo Patch
With a 1/4 of the season done, Minshew looks like a starting QB. A Star? The jury’s still out on that one, but collectors are seemingly going all-in on the former ECU (and 30 others schools) QB, lighting it up for the Jaguars when Foles went down. This beauty could end up hitting six figures!
ENDS: FRIDAY 10/4 @ 3:52pm
2019 Kyler Murray Panini Immaculate Jumpman Logo RC Patch Auto 2/2
Patches such as the Jumpman Logo will always command a premium. Combined with current hobby darling Kyler Murray and you’ve got a recipe for an absolute MONSTER, a rarity in early season releases,
ENDS: SUNDAY 10/6 @ 10:12pm EST
2019 Goodwin Michael Jordan Exquisite Signature Kicks Laces Auto
WOW. One look at this card and you can see why it’s on this weeks MW. One of (if not THE) coolest MJ Relics on 2019, this beauty should command quite the pretty penny. Laces cards always command a premium, but adding MJ & an an on-card signature? That’s a recipe for a MONSTER.
ENDS: SUNDAY 10/6 8:50pm EST
As you can see, this week is dominated mostly by football. With the NFL season in full swing & the NFL market thriving like never before, expect to see some monumental sales as the season progresses.
MonsterWatch Auction Analysis 9/23 – 9/30:
- 2019 Panini Spectra Kyler Murray/ Daniel Jones Dual Patch Auto Superfractor (See Original Auction)
SOLD FOR: $2,125 on 13 bids
With both QB’s continuing to play well and improve weekly, it’s no surprise this card hit $2.1k. It also shows an increase in the demand for Spectra, as you’re seeing sales across the board increase this year compared to the last few iterations. If both continue to improve, and lets face it, Murray is just learning how to play QB, then expect to see this card hit the market again soon, and go for MUCH more.
- 2015 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Cody Bellinger ROOKIE AUTO /25 BGS 9.5 (See Original Auction)
SOLD FOR: $16,899 on 49 bids
No shock here. A low numbered Auto, MVP-caliber stats, and a team headed towards an October run equal an absolute MONSTER sale. As the young star continues to improve, collectors should get used to seeing these final numbers rise. They wont stay for long.
- 2017 Select Black Prizm Die-Cut Patrick Mahomes RC AUTO 1/1 PSA 10 (See Original Listing)
SOLD FOR: $13,050 on 73 bids
Another week, another Mahomes MONSTER is sold. However, as high as this gorgeous Select 1/1 went, in comparison to other low #’d or 1/1 Mahomes, this was an absolute steal (Non-Auto Prizm Black Finite sold for $40k last week.) If this card ever hits the market again, expect it to fetch significantly more.
- 2019 Bowman Chrome Freudis Nova 1st Bowman Auto Red #’d 2/5 (See Original Listing)
SOLD FOR: $3,050 on 35 bids
If the baseball world wasn’t focused on the Postseason & Nova had a bigger sample size, this would have been an astronomically higher sale. Yet another shining example of collectors staying away from Bowman Chrome for the time being. But we all know how much prospectors love 18 year olds. Expect this to look like an absolutely incredible value in 6-8 months when the prospecting hype train starts back up.
- 2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Gold Prizm Ja Morant RC Auto 5/5 (See Original Listing)
SOLD FOR: $610 on 22 bids
A solid sale for one of the headliners in this years Rookie Class. Looks like collectors have finally realized Pro-Uni auto’s will be hitting the market like crazy in the next few weeks.
- 1916 Holmes to Homes #151 Babe Ruth SGC 1
STILL UP FOR AUCTION. STAY TUNED!
- 2018 National Treasures Mason Rudolph /99 RPA (See Original Listing)
SOLD FOR: $2,689 on 34 bids
Rudolph’s market has soared in the last few weeks, as evident by this sale and the fact that he’s made MonsterWatch Auctions yet again this week! National Treasure RPA’s always command a premium, but this sale could look like peanuts in comparison to the Contenders listed this week.
- Kyle Allen 2018 Panini Unparalleled Rookie Auto (See Original Listing)
SOLD FORSHILLED BS AUCTION
Another week, another shilled auction. The sad part is, the seller could have easily made a 2000% profit on investment without the shilling.
- 2016 Bowman Chrome Alex Bregman Prospect Auto BGS 9.5/10 (See Original Listing)
SOLD FOR: $417.75 on 40 bids
Why Bregman’s are still selling so low is beyond me. An MVP candidate on a perennial contender, for some reason the collecting world just hasn’t gotten behind the Astros star. I don’t know if there’s a safer investment in the hobby right now than Bregman. Eventually, these are going to soar.
- Lebron James 2006-07 E-X EX Jambalaya BGS 9 (See Original Listing)
SOLD FOR: $6,077 on 41 bids
Another auction steal, this time on an Iconic insert featuring King James. We’ve all seen what has happened to Jordan inserts the last few years. Count on Lebron’s skyrocketing over the next decade. Incredible upside for this lucky buyer.
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