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MonsterWatch: Major Sports Card Auctions 9/23-9/29

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Welcome back everyone to MonsterWatch Week 2! Your weekly look at some of the biggest and/or most influential auctions of the week around the hobby.  And boy did we have some amazing final numbers for some of last weeks inaugural Monsters (see analysis below).  But collectors seem to be looking to end September with a bang, as this week the auction market is LOADED yet again.  Lets dive in!

2019 Panini Spectra Kyler Murray/ Daniel Jones Dual Patch Auto Superfractor
With two beautiful patches & autos (although they’re still stickers…C’MON Panini!!) combined with the iconic champagne swirls of the Superfractor finish, this card is a shining example of how beautiful this years Spectra Football is. One of the bigger cards of this years release (so far), it should come as no surprise its high on the list of this weeks MonsterWatch. The fact that they are both now starting, and playing well, will only send this cards price higher.

ENDS: Friday 9/27 @ 11:04pm EST

2015 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor Cody Bellinger ROOKIE AUTO /25 BGS 9.5
As Bellinger approaches a possible MVP season, the collecting world has once again taken notice. Crazy to think he actually flew under the radar over the last year 1/2. With players like Aaron Judge, Ohtani, Juan Soto & Ronald Acuna Jr. taking most of the hobby spotlight the past few years, it’s been quite a while since the Belly hype was this strong. But the Dodgers outfielder is continuing to prove game after game that he’s worth the investment. One of his biggest Prospect Autos, this sale will greatly impact the 1st Bowman Bellinger market, from Base to Super.

ENDS: Sunday 9/29 @ 11:05pm EST

2017 Select Black Prizm Die-Cut Patrick Mahomes RC AUTO 1/1 PSA 10
Another week, another impressive performance both on the field and in the hobby by the reigning MVP. We saw a monster last week (see analysis below), and it comes as no surprise that another has come up for sale this week. This beautiful Select 1/1, even with a sticker auto, should command top dollar, as the Mahomes market hasn’t begun to level off. It’s got to eventually, right?

ENDS: Sunday 9/29 @ 11:49pm EST

2019 Bowman Chrome Freudis Nova 1st Bowman Auto Red #’d 2/5
With the release of the Prospecting-Monster Bowman Chrome, its no shock to see them on MonsterWatch. Although seemingly a down year for the brand, as case and break prices are being slashed daily, a few prospects are still grabbing collectors attention early. Red Refractors are always in demand, but Nova exploded out of the gate and the hobby world immediately took notice. Despite the very small sample size, prospectors are firmly behind the 18 year old. This could end up soaring.

ENDS: Saturday 9/28 @ 6:03pm EST

2019-20 Panini Contenders Optic Gold Prizm Ja Morant RC Auto 5/5
Despite what some may think, there are other Rookies in this years class besides Zion that have superstar potential. And while the hobby world overpays for Zion, players like Ja have been an absolute steal. But the first (of many) wave of Zion-fatigue seems to have set in, and Morant has reaped the benefits, as his cards are steadily on the rise.

ENDS: Saturday 9/28 @ 7:04pm EST

1916 Holmes to Homes #151 Babe Ruth SGC 1
WOW! Talk about an absolute MONSTER! Currently up for auction at The Mile High Card Company, this amazing 1916 Babe Ruth card is the incredibly rare Holmes to Homes Bread Back version. How rare, you ask? This is the ONLY copy of the Ruth known to exist. With no known print run, and the fact that the cards were used as redemptions for sporting equipment (so THIS is who we blame for redemptions) & other prizes, the chances of many more ever surfacing are quite slim. Will we see six figures?

ENDS: Thursday 10/10 @ 9:15pm EST

2018 National Treasures Mason Rudolph /99 RPA
We’ve seen quite a few impressive performances by backups this season, after multiple star QB’s went down early. But none have seen their hobby stock soar like Mason Rudolph. Steelers always command decent money, but cards you couldn’t give away to Steelers FANS a month ago, are now seeing these same cards values skyrocket. This “True RPA” from National Treasures will probably set a record for Rudolph sales.

ENDS: Saturday 9/28 @ 9:57pm

Kyle Allen 2018 Panini Unparalleled Rookie Auto
Speaking of backups getting some insane bumps in the hobby. After an excellent performance against Arizona, Allen has become one of the “weekly darlings” in the hobby. And with very few autographs (or cards in general), prices have begun to soar. From the commons box to MonsterWatch, its been a big week for the young QB. Grandma Newton better watch his back, this offense fits Allen to a T.

ENDS: Tuesday 9/24 @ 10:01pm EST

2016 Bowman Chrome Alex Bregman Prospect Auto BGS 9.5/10
As Bregman pushes towards a possible MVP, collectors have taken notice and his cards are finally on the rise. Like a few others on this weeks list, he’s been hampered more from the amazing star power coming up around the same time as him, as opposed to talent or statistics. A tell-tale sign hobbyists are betting on big things from the Astros star? The incredibly limited amount of auctions, as the majority have optioned for a Buy It Now listing with a high starting price. One of Bregman’s top Prospect cards (and incredibly hard to Gem), this auction should go a long way in determining the market value for the near future. At least until he adds some more hardware to his mantle.

ENDS: Wednesday 9/25 @ 9:59pm EST

Lebron James 2006-07 E-X EX Jambalaya BGS 9
He may be battling the MonStars next year in theaters, but The King is already making his presence felt here at MonsterWatch. He may have RC’s and Autos that go for higher (for now), but this classic card is a ridiculously underrated “Monster-In-The-Rough.” The iconic insert has always had a die-hard cult following, but in the last few years the “mainstream” hobby has begun to catch on, and prices have been on the rise. Like the MJ Metal PMG’s, these Jambalaya inserts will stake their claim as one of, if not THE, “non-rookie, non-ink” cards in The Kings legacy.

ENDS: Wednesday 9/25 @ 12:12am EST

Quite a few interesting auctions this week that will have quite the impact on their respective markets. With the NFL especially, you’re seeing a lot of money being pumped into some previously ignored players. With that said, lets take a look at the results of last weeks MonsterWatch below.

MonsterWatch Auction Analysis 9/16-9/23


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