Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Marketwatch - December 21

As of today, December 19 the following are stats covering the last 7 days on ebay for etopps in-hands:

Quantity of etopps in-hands listings: 464
Sell-Through: 51.72%
Average starting price: $2.27
Average final price: $7.97

Highest Single Card Sale: 2008 Allen and Ginter Barack Obama, $75.00
Highest Mult-Card Sale: 2008 Allen and Ginter Yankee Stadium Tribute Set, $140
Highest Graded Sale: 2001 Albert Pujols BGS 9.5 $99.99
Highest Non-Graded Autograph Sale: Willie Mays Classic Baseball, $250
Highest Graded Autograph Sale: None

Other best sellers:

* 2001 Albert Pujols
* 2003 Tom Brady
* 2008 Allen & Ginter Yankee Tribute - Mickey Mantle
* 2008 Allen & Ginter Yankee Tribute - Lou Gehrig

In-hand listing (not including graded or autographed) that received most bids that sold well: 2008 All & Ginter Barack Obama: 12 bids


Todd Uncommon said...

Not sure where to put this, but I was curious if you've checked out the eTopps history of error cards. Like most cases, they also break down into:

Uncorrected Varieties:
- 04 Robin Roberts Classic Baseball (errors on stats on back)

Corrected Varieties:
- 06 Craig Hansen and Andy LaRoche (incorrect PR quantities on back)

- 06 RRO normal-bordered RROs (first five RROs that year including Reyes, Kemp, Drew, Uggla, and McCann. Errors of all have been photo verified, except for Drew, AFAIK)

Mythical Varieties:
- 04 Baseball Burnitz and Kevin Brown (different photos on in-hands than what is in the checklist on the Etopps site, though no verifiable photos of site-pictured cards have surfaced)

These seem to be the most supply-limited cards of all of eTopps, but I think traffic is so infrequent, that they don't get much notice, even in the eTopps community.

I remember that eTopps even offered a free replacement card with a black border for the mistakenly shipped normal-bordered RRO cards in 06. Logically, any reasonable collector would have held on to what they received, and maybe sold them later.

This might be a good area to explore for future blog post topics!



No Brainer Bargains said...

Good for you for remembering these error cards, Todd.

I never kept track of them and did not realize some of the ones you listed.

Thank you for covering all of them in your comment.