Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Autograph Offering: Hideki Okajima

As stated on the etopps message board, this is the first time etopps is offering a Japanese player. Chien Ming Wang is from Taiwan.

Here's what I like about this autograph:
  • It's a genuine rookie card in the hobby
  • It appeals to the Japanese
  • It's a Red Sox player (which has a respectable following nationwide
  • It's quite reasonable, only a penny shy of $30
So how does the market like Okajima?

To put it bluntly, there's not much love. Unless he was a starter or reliever, his auto would have more appeal.

The offering by etopps is actually on the high-side of how his sales have been on ebay. His rookie auto sells on average $25. There were less than two dozen listings but at least all of them sold by bid rather than fixed price.

I would think twice about flipping this card. It's got sexy written all over it for etoppers but beyond etoppsland - not that much.

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