The Legend

The Legend

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Low Ballin'

Panini for all its faults has two really nice high end sets to cherry pick off of eBay. If you like on card autos or patches you will hard pressed to find better prices on the secondary market than National Treasures or Immaculate Collection.

Of course the big names will still carry good value, but if you are a team collector you can really find some great deals on mid level stars and rookies.  Lately I've been on a Tyler Glasnow kick and have been accumulating some nice cards, many of which fall under $5.

 2016 National Treasures Tyler Glasnow Triple Jersey Auto /99
2017 Immaculate Collection Tyler Glasnow Jersey Patch /99

The auto was actually part of a lot that included a Jameson Taillon auto that only sold for around $7, and the multi patch card cost around $5. Glasnow is featured so much in this years Immaculate Collection that I basically just look at auctions that are close to ending and put low ball bids on all of them. Being that he was a pretty high end rookie at the beginning of the year means he has been featured in every set.  The market is saturated so cheap cards are going to fall through the cracks. While I don't win a ton, I would say I'm winning 3 cards a month for basically the price of pack of flagship each. 

I suggest looking at the checklists of these sets and trying it out.  I'll think you will be surprised at how successful you can be.  

10 comments:

  1. I like the five-swatch relic. The patch looks cool.

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    1. Tons of cheap patches in this set. You should take a look for Yankees.

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  2. National Treasures and Immaculate Collection have some really nice stuff. If the MLB ever grants them a license... I'm sure I'd grab a few of their cards. Then again... they probably wouldn't as affordable as they are now.

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    1. That's the thing. In order to save some money you have to look past the licensing. Have you checked out the collegiate national treasures sets?

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  3. Man, I'm always impressed with how many products the Taillons and Glasnows have managed to appear in over the years.

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    1. Taillon especially since he was such a huge draft pick. Took Glasnow a while to catch on, but holy smokes he is in everything now.

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  4. Just think. Next year we will get Mitch Keller autos in mass quantities. That will be super exciting.

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    1. Oh yeah....you know Keller and Newman will be coming on strong soon.

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  5. I love the Immaculate Collection cards despite the no logos thing.

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    1. Me too! Such a great set to snag deals on eBAy.

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