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
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.