Friday, August 29, 2008

Poll & Friday Marketwatch - August 29

While we wait for etopps to fix the shipping error for listing in-port cards, I've decided to open a poll: vote for etopps worst blunder. You can vote for more than one choice.

It ends at midnight on Monday.

If you don't like any of the choices, click on the comments section at the bottom of this post and submit what you think is etopps worst blunder. Feel free to comment on anyone else's suggestion for the worst blunder.


As of today, August 29 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 172
Sell-Through: 30.81%
Average starting price: $5.51
Average final price: $14.91

Highest Single Card Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, $56
Highest Mult-Card Sale: lot of 24 in-hands, $14.75
Highest Graded Sale: None
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: 2003 Jose Reyes, $97.25
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: None

Other best sellers:

* 2007 Dustin Pedroia
* 2006 Reggie Bush
* 2007 Allen & Ginter Tom Brady
* 2006 Jon Lester

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: Ken Griffey Jr In-Hand Lot, Bids: 9

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Autograph Program Customer Service Suggestions

Guess which has better customer service:

In the mail, I received from etopps:
  • The autographed etopps in-hand card
  • The COA for the autograph sandwiched between two thin pieces of cardboard
  • A coupon for $10 off if I buy $50 from the Topps online store
In the mail, I received from an etopps seller:
  • The actual autographed etopps in-hand card
  • The COA for the autograph sandwiched between two think pieces of cardboard
  • An etopps display stand for the card
Rather than offer the display stand for reward points only, why not include one with every autographed card you purchase as a "thank you?" How much can each one cost?

Since a reward system is set up for buying at IPO, why can't there be one for purchasing autographs? For example, "x reward points per autograph." This doesn't have to be 1 reward point per $25; perhaps just enough reward points to get a display stand from the catalog.

Another example: "buy x autographs and get $y off your next autograph purchase." A coupon code is issued and at checkout you enter the code in a special box to get the discount or its automatically discounted on your credit card.

Just a few ways etopps can say, "thank you for your business."

Monday, August 25, 2008

Etopps 2.0, Prepping Your Inventory, Football and Ebay's Lastest Changes

I received an email from Mark, telling me that etopps will involve Topps' new Chief Digital Officer in the review of the etopps website for upgrading after completing the integration with cardtarget.


I love this time of year: summer is waning, baseball's playoffs are getting closer and football season is less than two weeks away.

You already know full well which etopps baseball in-hands are selling. If those players aren't on a potential playoff team, I would limit my inventory on those players. If they are on a playoff team, stock extras in case one of them ends up the hero of a game or playoff series.


Even though football is heating up but don't be suprised if not that much sells before the season except for Adrian Peterson. Trigger your listings to end Sunday either after the end of the second game or some time deep into Sunday Night's game.

A player's (rookie) card performs better in the off season if they had a great season than other cards and this lengthy selling opportunity ends when the new season starts, when all bets are off.

For example: Larry Johnson in 2006 and Adrian Peterson in 2007.

And sometimes a player's rookie card takes off after a great first game. I had 5 Carson Palmer rookie cards at the beginning of the 2006 football season. By the end of the first game, someone had bought all 5 due to Palmer's performance in that game.


I would try to use the recent changes introduced by ebay to your advantage. They do not go into effect until September 16th, two weeks into the football season.

Whatever you have listed for store, shift to the flat 35 cent fixed price, even as lots, sets, graded or autographed in-hands. While you eat more fees at the end of the listings, you don't pay anything if your listings do not sell. Since the sell through rate on ebay for in-hands are not more than 40% (meaning the odds of selling an in-hand is less than 4 out of 10 times you list it), you're saving something if your cards do not sell the first time around.

If you're not getting some kind of discount for final value fees by now, something is wrong with the way you're selling whether it's high shipping fees, slow handling time or simply ignoring buyers other than their paypal emails.

While I like ebay's favor with fixed price, it puts auctions on the sidelines, the way of determining fair value for an item on ebay such as an in-hand. Maybe this is why etopps never gave us the option to sell in-port cards using Buy-It-Now or fixed.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Marketwatch - August 22

As of today, August 22 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 194
Sell-Through: 36.08%
Average starting price: $8.49
Average final price: $10.20

Highest Single Card Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, $64.95
Highest Mult-Card Sale: 2 2007 Adrian Peterson, $81.51
Highest Graded Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, BGS 9.5, $83.86
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: 2003 Jose Reyes, $75.01
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: 2006 Vince Young, BGS 9.5/10, $132.01

Other best sellers:

* 2000 Peyton Manning
* 2007 Allen & Ginter Tom Brady
* 2003 Brandon Webb
* 2001 Alex Rodriguez

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: 2007 Adrian Peterson (Qty 2), $81.51, Bids: 19

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Promotional Idea for Etopps

When I was writing out my ideas for etopps 2.0 I didn't include an idea I had to promote etopps via youtube.

To promote the site to collectors, put together a video of etopps Classics, especially the etopps Classic Baseball events, showing each card for about 10 to 15 seconds. Along with the photograph of the card, include an audio snippet that's famous with that player.

Here are a few simple examples:

Audio of Announcer: "I Cannot Believe What I Just Saw."

Vin Scully: "Behind The Bag!"

Phil Rizzuto giving a play-by-play of Munson tagging someone at the plate

For football, since there are so many action shots you can tie a couple of players together for a play such as Pat Sumerall describing Mike Singletary blitzing Phil Simms.

Even if etopps does not take the lead on this, give us an archive of audio snippets and run a contest for the best montage video to promote the site for youtube.

It doesn't have to be Classics. It can be current players in the middle of a fielding or hitting situation.

Bottom line: make the cards come alive.

Monday, August 18, 2008

An Example Of A Better Message Board

Good news: I received comments from Mark Sapir via email about the suggestions I have proposed for the website. He agrees that these changes would help improve the experience for existing members.


This morning if you had checked the message board, someone who has never posted before started a thread that had nothing to do with etopps or the hobby. Instead, if you clicked on the thread, there was a pornograhic photo and links to pornography websites.

This spam was a reminder that anyone can post anything on this message board. One way to stop this is to have an etopps account in order to post on the message board.

I've been on message boards in which I have to wait 24 hours after registering on the site before I can post.


I'm posting today to discuss a little more about what I wrote about etopps 2.0: the idea of private messaging on a message board. It's nothing new online. You're bound to find this if you post on other message boards. When I wrote Test Drive Etopps 2.0 the message board what I had in mind was the one that can be found on

Their forum used to be pretty basic. There were no forum categories. Catching up was simply scrolling down the page of threads. There was no private messaging and no moderators. It wasn't anarchy and they were pretty good at moderating themselves.

Then came the message board upgrade which happened last year. At first I (username: countgorgonzola) was reluctant to post on it because I was used to the old one but soon realized how much better the new one was:
  • Private Messaging - no need to give out your email address. When someone private messages you, an email is sent to your inbox.
  • Specific Categories to post: General Information Area (including an New Members Welcome thread); Hobby Talk by Sport and a section for Non-Sports; Case and Box Breaks for all sports and non-sports as well as for youtube breaks; Marketplace to Buy/Sell/Trade which includes a category to give feedback to those who you have had transactions with and a section to spam your ebay listings; and there is also a Community section that allows members to post what they've pulled, experiences selling online and at shows, etopps (!) and anything off-topic.
  • Message board users are given a control panel so they can manage private messages, signatures, personal information on their profile page, and choose email subscriptions to any particular sub-categories on the message board.
  • There's a feedback rating system similar to ebay for trades so each person who posts has a number starting from zero (which indicates no transactions with anyone else on the board).
  • Users can decide whether or not to include their ebay id on their posts.
  • Also on each post, there is a small icon to report a post that you find offensive or inappropriate and another small icon that indicates whether the person is online or offline.
  • There's even a blocked list so you can exclude anyone's posts that you don't want to read.
I PM-ed the message board rep for blowout cards this morning, asking them the cost of this message board but haven't heard from them - they must be busy from the orders that came in this weekend. I'll update this post when I get a response from them.

The etopps MB is in desperate need of an upgrade in where we post what we want to say, in how we identify ourselves to one another. Besides blowout's message board, we can elect our own moderators who post regularly who can encourage others to follow rules we set for ourselves. And hopefully, a better message board will convert all of those readers who never post into active participants.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Marketwatch - August 15

As of today, August 15 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 150
Sell-Through: 30.67%
Average starting price: $10.09
Average final price: $14.10

Highest Single Card Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, $69.95
Highest Mult-Card Sale: Brett Favre, Packers In-Hand Lot, $7.99
Highest Graded Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, BGS 9.5, $150
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: 2001 LaDainian Tomlinson, $187.50
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: None

Other best sellers:

* 2006 New England Patriots
* 2005 Aaron Rodgers
* 2001 Ichiro Suzuki
* 2007 Brian McCann

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: David Beckham, 9 bids

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Test Drive Etopps 2.0

Rather than give a list of what etopps can do to become more transparent with its registered members, I'm going to take a step further, a step into what etopps could be like with web 2.0 or etopps 2.0 for short.

Before I begin, I should include that my proposal will not help return etopps back to the card value spikes of 2002 and will not bring back the membership from then. That's a different time machine.

Instead, step into the future, 6 months from now: February 13, 2009. It's morning and I'm checking my email inbox. I have 7 messages, 4 of them are notifications that I have a PM (private message) from the etopps message board. I click on these PM emails to see what I have in store before logging into my etopps account.

The first PM is from some guy named Neil. He had originally PM'ed me last night through the myspace website because he liked the look of the scrolling marquee of etopps cards I had on my myspace page and wanted to know more about these cards. I PM'ed him back via myspace about etopps and told him to use my username as a referral if he registered on etopps. Sure enough, in my inbox, I received a notification from etopps thanking me for the referral and received 5 reward points for Neil. In his PM, he wrote, "Thanks for hooking me into etopps. I just signed up. When I have cards in my portfolio, where can I find the myspace widget to put them onto my myspace page?" I tell him where it's located and also tell him he can find the answer to this and many other questions in the new members section of the message board that has a FAQ section.

The second PM is from by buddy jimijam, asking me shamelessly to vote for his design to the upcoming baseball cards. He tells me he'll vote for mine if I vote for his. This puts me in a bind because I haven't gotten around to downloading the design program from the etopps homepage yet to put mine together. I'm not even going to bother with the program if I can't turn the damn card to the side to give it a landscape look.

The third PM is from Mark Sapir, telling everyone that we have four more days to upload our designs for the upcoming baseball season if they want to be considered for the winning design.

The fourth PM is from bigdog who reminds me to give him a positive rating for our recent trade. To do this, I have to open the completed trade confirmation email to get to the link that allows us to rate each other. After we both do this, like with ebay, our trade feedback rating goes up +1. Mine is at 11 so I could use more while bigdog is already at 87.

How did he get so many since etopps got rid of the tradepost on January 1st to make trading more interactive? Simple: for your messageboard profile you can include a trade page that can be linked to every post you make. The link is below your username and trade feedback rating. Similar to cardtarget, if you click on someone's trade link you go to their trade page and it allows you to propose a trade with that person that gets PM'ed and emailed to that person and you. Both of you get a link in the notification that leads you to a private tradepage to complete the transaction.

I open the etopps website, and click on Mark Sapir's blog. Even though I subscribe to his blog via RSS feed I go to it anyway. He's got two posts.

One is a few sentences about updates to the etopps calendar. Like on the Topps website, there is a calendar on the etopps home page. By placing your mouse pointer on a date that is in bold, a small window pops up that shows what is occurring with etopps on that particular day. The IPO cards on Mondays get filled in slower and sometimes have "RRO - TBD" but are known by early Monday morning at the latest. Autograph offerings are shown for each player a month ahead of time and the take-delivery availability dates are shown as well. Allocation dates are also shown and correspond to their respective IPO week.

The second post by Mark is titled "Production Delay For Delivery Of Cards." In the post, Mark explains what was wrong with the cards that were sent to him by the printer and how common this can be. He includes a photo of one of the cards. There are several comments included in this post from etopps members, critiquing the quality of the card in the photograph.

Also on the home page, there is an autograph announcement for Greg Oden. 95 are available and this number is in a countdown box that gets activated when the offering goes live in a couple of days.

Oden is no suprise to me because (1) etopps members voted at the beginning of the basketball season who they wanted for basketball autographs and Oden was voted the #1 choice and (2) Mark had put Greg in for the autograph on the etopps calendar which I've synced with my google calendar seamlessly. Below his card, you can click a video that's showing Greg signing his etopps card and commenting on the quality of the card. Since the video is on youtube, there are more than 300 views already and several of the comments are asking about etopps and how to get this autographed card.

I log into the message board and see I have a couple more PMs. One is from the myspace guy, Neil. He alerts me to the video he found on the site that I've seen already, showing the process of how the etopps cards are printed, the Delaware storage facility and how they are encapsulated.

The other PM is from bigdog. Rather than another request for a trade, he is sending me an invite to participate in one of the new games etopps recently introduced, using a playing card motif. He is inviting me to play with my 2008 Football cards. (No wonder he made so many trades!)

In the invite, I'm informed what the minimum number of reward points (think betting chips) are needed to play, how many cards can be used, and which stats will be played (at least 7 of 25: the most rushing yards, the longest last name, etc). The program randomly picks each stat that bigdog chose for the game. I'm probably going to get killed but at least I know bigdog is probably playing a few of the 08 FBs I traded to him for an Oden so I've got some research to do.

Thank you for test-driving etopps 2.0

Monday, August 11, 2008

Etopps Needs Web 2.0

From 2002 through 2003, the etopps message board was an exciting part of etopps to visit. The quality of the posts and the quality of the barbs were rich. Threads oftentimes stretched more than 10 message-board pages. Since I didn’t have the time to read these long-winded threads at work during my lunch hour, I would print them out and read them during my commute home.

It was an exciting time because we knew etopps was doing something new: selling cards virtually months before they were printed using a stock market distribution system.

Along with this, Cardtarget got started and they were giving users the ability to rate any etopps card with a thumbs up or thumbs down along with space to write a comment. (This was happening years before customer reviews for products became a driving force for ecommerce.)

Before etopps set up its trading post, CT introduced a trading system in which you could pick what cards you wanted a trade from another CT member's trading page via email and you would work it out with a private bid auction and end with transferring the cards to one another's portfolio. Cardtarget succesfully built a website that made its users feel they had more control over their online portfolios and still are successful in doing this today.

In hindsight, Etopps and what Cardtarget did was ahead its time on the internet. And the community that used both sites were the poster-child of what web 2.0 is all about without even knowing it, way before social networking websites such as meetup, myspace or facebook took shape.

The etopps community was also ahead of its time because it (or we) did something transcendental that no one expected: some of its members took the step from interacting online via its message board to getting together in person in Las Vegas. Since then, there have been 5 get-togethers, funded each time by money raised from ticket sales for the get-togethers, and each time demonstrating what can happen when people who like a product enough.

To me, this is web 2.0 at its best and etopps should be proud of being the catalyst for this.

While etopps has shown signs of web 2.0 way before this term was being used, it has somehow missed the boat in what other websites have done that has a community. Rather than adding elements of web 2.0, etopps has either ignored them or has chosen the "if it's not broken, don't fix it" approach to its platform.

What needs to change the most is its message board. As good as Mark has done with etopps as a product, the quality of its community has taken the opposite direction. The quality of the posts have declined exponentially since the days I would print out the biggest threads. It's old news that some people have been banned from the message board and some people have banned themselves voluntarily due to the quality of the posts; threads are deleted, warnings are emailed, old members return with different usernames.

In my opinion, etopps will reach a ceiling (if it hasn’t yet) in its quantity of members who stay around for more than an IPO season not because of the quality of its product but because of the quality of its community. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more members who have stuck around since 2002-04 who have never read the message boards than those who have since that time.

If the message board is not going to be removed due to the decline in the quality of posts, at least it could use an upgrade (or three) to include basic web 2.0 elements.

  • Like other message boards, if you signed up to post on the message board, shouldn't there be a new member section to post your newbie questions and introduce yourself?
  • Like other message boards, we should be able upgrade our profiles to include an avatar, links to our favorite sites (i.e., music, sports team, football player), and the ability to upload video or the etopps cards you are interested in collecting or trading.
  • Like other message boards, a few of its members should be the moderators and it says this in their posts.
  • Like other message boards, we should have the ability to private message or "PM" someone if we want to.
  • There should be a direct link to one's etopps registration to their username on the message board and remove the ability to have a second or third username on the message board.

Without these elements and only the ability to upload photos and to choose a country that you are from, is it any wonder there is a lack of trust among its members? From the lack of simple tools I listed above, we communicate to one another without transparency. How does etopps and its community become more transparent?

By using web 2.0 and it begins between etopps and its community.

To be continued.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Marketwatch - August 8th

As of today, August 8 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 173
Sell-Through: 38.73%
Average starting price: $7.67
Average final price: $26.34

Highest Single Card Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols, $65
Highest Mult-Card Sale: Mickey Mantle Set, $387.05
Highest Graded Sale: 2007 Joba Chamberlain BGS 9.5, $48.77
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: 2007 Adrian Peterson, $205.49
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: None

Other best sellers:

* 2007 Jacob Ellsbury
* LeBron James Rookie Lot of 5
* Chris Paul Rookie Lot of 4
* Dwight Howard Rookie Lot of 6

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: (tie)2003 and 2004 LeBron James & 2001 Cris Carter, 8 bids

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Photos from this year's econ

All photos are by Mizerock.

Guest Speaker Brad Van Pelt

2000 Explorer and calfan

Not sure who are in this photo:

This guy seems like a happy camper:

Loot from econ:

Sharing tatoos?:

Mark Sapir is second from left sitting down:

Monday, August 4, 2008

Photos from this year's etopps booth at the National in Chicago

All photos by mizerock.

Photos from the econ coming soon by mizerock

An Interview with Cardtarget's Mike Masinick

The following interview occurred via email on Sunday, August 3rd.

EIMW: Mark Sapir told me about a new secondary market for etopps cards for this blog and just made the announcement in the update section about its partnership with cardtarget. For those of us who have been using cardtarget and the cardtarget market already for buying and selling cards, is this anything more than just an "official" endorsement?
MM: The main important change from our user’s persepective is that all CTM transactions will be transferred immediately upon receipt of payment. We’re also going to be sharing much more data between sites, such as eTopps having access to our price data so that their card prices are more accurate as well.

EIMW: How did this partnership happen?
MM: eTopps has supported CardTarget for many years in an unofficial capacity and recently it became apparent to both us and eTopps that an official partnership would be mutually beneficial. Obviously CardTarget would benefit by an increased market share and promotion on the eTopps website, but eTopps would also benefit by having a more stable and controllable secondary market.

EIMW: How do you think Mark is doing as the head of etopps compared to those previously in charge?
MM: The last few years of eTopps have been the best so far. Mark, and all of the Topps staff, have done a great job picking cards and making decisions regarding IPO prices and print runs that will give eTopps the ability to be a sustainable product.

This means that there has been a good balance between price retention after IPO and Topps’ ability to make money at IPO. It’s a tough decision process, but I think Mark has done an excellent job adding other exciting extra sets such as the Mantle set and the upcoming Yankee Stadium set.

I was mentioning to people at eCon yesterday that this is the first year that I have really seen people buying eTopps cards specifically to play the games with them… so that’s a testament to Mark and the eTopps staff too.

EIMW: How is the state of etopps?
MM: Pretty healthy. I don’t know how satisfied eTopps is with the print runs that they have currently, but they do create a healthy marketplace where many of the cards go up in value and only a select few lose much.

There appears to be a great amount of demand in the marketplace and a good mix of investors/speculators and collectors to create a good liquid marketplace.

EIMW: What can be improved?
MM: I believe that the sense of community has eroded greatly in the last few years. Perhaps this is because the community has gotten larger, but it also has to do with the state of the eTopps message boards.

There was a time (2002-2004ish) when you could sign on to the General eTopps message board and see 100 new posts in a few hours time. Now you might get two posts in that same time frame – sometimes none.

That’s because there was no leadership on the message boards and they are moderated by a faceless person who is uninterested in eTopps.

I believe Topps needs to drop that message board entirely or put it into the hands of people who have a vested interest in the success of eTopps.

EIMW: How did you discover etopps?
MM: Cruising eBay in April of 2002. Bought a Hideo Nomo for $7 one night and got hooked.

I had a master set at one point in 2005 and sold it for around $12,000. The value of a master set, even with all of the IPO’s since then, is still under $12,000. My current portfolio is under $1000 and I don’t actively trade much anymore.

EIMW: What is your favorite etopps card?
MM: Hmmm… I guess right now it’s got to be the Joe Saunders 2008. He went to my high school and was on the 1998 Virginia state championship team with my brother. I know his family and it’s neat seeing somebody you’ve known since they were 11 years old on an eTopps card.

EIMW: Do you collect in-hands?
MM: I collect classic autographs. I have about 40 of them signed at this point.

EIMW: What led to cardtarget?
MM: Back in 2002 there was virtually no data about eTopps cards that were being bought and sold on eBay. My first few jobs out of school were programming jobs for dot-bomb companies, most notably

I left the programming world in early 2002 for another job and missed programming quite a bit. I saw a whole lot of data in the eBay/eTopps world that needed to be collected and analyzed to see price trends and other data (buyer/seller stats specifically).

So I started collecting the data myself. Turned out that Jason (my CT partner) had started doing the same thing only a few weeks before. I emailed him and asked if he was interested in doing a more detailed and official looking website for this data he was receptive to it.

It’s just grown from there into a real business, but it started as a hobby – which is what still makes it fun for us.

EIMW: How did you come up with the name cardtarget?
MM: It was really a “what domain name is available” thing. We came up with a list of about 20 business names and we thought was the best domain name available off the list at the time.

EIMW: You seem to be the go-to person for almost everything related to CT. How much is Jason a part of CT? Is it a division of labor between the two of you?
MM: We complement each other very well. I believe that we could each do all parts of CardTarget if necessary, but over time we have taken on duties of the site more in line with what we are both best at.

Jason is a better programmer than me and I’m better at the business and customer service, but we do consult each other on nearly everything. We’re both very active in the day to day operations, although you’ll usually get more emails from me.

EIMW: Will the Partial Shares Market ever offer more cards?
MM: Not in its’ current form. We’re not going to rule anything out for the future, but for now we’re concentrating on improving our eTopps offerings.

EIMW: For you and Jason, how has the CTM changed without ebay?
MM: It’s more work. But eBay was not easy to work with either. So it takes a little more time to get things done on the tradepost, but it’s much less stressful.

Our new partnership with eTopps should make all of that obsolete within a month as all cards will be transferred immediately upon receipt of payment.

EIMW: Will we ever see a cartarget market for in-hands?
MM: With any luck you’ll see it soon. We have been planning an in-hand/auto market for eTopps for over a year and it has turned into a much larger project than we anticipated.

I don’t want to give a date for a market opening, but hopefully we should be able to beta test in the early Fall. When you’re dealing with shipping of cards there are a whole new set of problems that we have to account for in order to have an automated marketplace.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Marketwatch - August 1

As of today, August 1 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 233
Sell-Through: 38.63%
Average starting price: $2.10
Average final price: $12.21

Highest Single Card Sale: 2007 Joba Chamberlain, $45.77
Highest Mult-Card Sale: Lot of 4 in hand QBs rc Bills Lions Bears Jags, $2
Highest Graded Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols BGS BCCG, $90
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: 2007 Adrian Peterson, $200
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: None

Other best sellers:

* 1965 Mickey Mantle reprint
* Torrie Wilson auto
* 2007 Carlos Gomez
* 2001 Larry Walker

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: (tie) 2007 Joba Chamberlain & 2007 Alex Rodriguez, 7 bids.