With a wild week 3 of games, some for better reasons than others, there were a ton of standouts on both offense and defense this week. With solid play from a ton of rookies, it was a difficult pick for our NFL Rookie of the Week.
Our pick had to be T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts. The wide receiver had a great performance in the loss to the Jaguars. He was able to haul in four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Despite the team not being able to pull out a victory, he stepped up with the loss of Austin Collie and should be getting more targets the rest of the season.
This is his 2012 Topps Platinum autographed rookie card. After a big game like that, his card prices have jumped a bit, and there should be a little more ceiling in his cards if he puts up another big week. The Austin Collie situation also gives this more room to move up, so grab them up now in case he has another big week.
Redemption # 1 Starling Marte, Pirates
Redemption # 2 Brett Jackson, Cubs
Redemption # 3 Mike Trout, Angels
Redemption # 4 Josh Rutledge, Rockies
Redemption # 5 Jean Segura, Brewers
The final of the 5 autographed rookie redemptions in 2012 Topps Finest has been released by Topps. Jean Segura of the Milwaukee Brewers will round out the list for the season. Make sure you get your redemptions in by the deadline to get your autographed rookie cards, especially if you have #3 on this list!
I know this is a long time coming, but I’ve finally been able to sit down and randomize everyone for the MojoBreak.com promotion contest. The names have been entered, they have been jumbled and randomized, and a winner has been spit out.
The winner of these magnificent cards is no other than Sports Card Collectors!
A big congratulations goes out to Sports Card Collectors who receives a Ryan Bryoles Prestige rookie autograph and an Andrew Luck rookie card.
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You can’t deny the usefulness of eBay when it comes to selling sports cards. It’s a great site and reaches the most possible buyers of whatever you are auctioning away.
However, sometimes I just hate eBay. And it’s not even the fees either. I recently sold my 2011 Topps Finest Finest Moments Cam Newton Auto RC /25 BGS 9.5 on eBay for what I thought was a completely fair price of $199.99. In fact, he may have gotten a deal with a couple recent sales of $220+.
I send the invoice and I’m waiting, and waiting, and waiting for a payment. I send him messages, no answer. Finally, I had to file a report on him for non-payment and had to wait 4 more days for something…anything to happen. In the meantime, I have a card I’m trying to sell to help pay for my wedding and honeymoon.
Needless to say, today was the last day to receive payment and nothing was received, so I was able to cancel the transaction and get my fees back.
I hate the times I’ve sold things on eBay only to get someone buying it who doesn’t pay. It doesn’t even have to be immediately, just within a couple of days. I rarely sell on eBay and it’s not even the first time this has happened.
Now I have to put the card back up on eBay again and try and get some action on it. So if there is anyone out there interested in a 2011 Topps Finest Finest Moments Cam Newton RC Auto /25 BGS 9.5, I have it up on eBay right now. And please, if you win it, at least have the money and the decency to actually pay for it.
Topps has 3 new rookies to bolster the rest of their products for the year and they feature a top young arm, an American League Rookie of the Year candidate, and a Cub making a big splash.
Trevor Bauer will be making his major league debut tonight and you’ll be able to find his first “rookie” autographs in Topps Finest, set to release this summer. He will also be signing autographs for Topps Chrome, Triple Threads, Bowman Chrome, Topps Update, Bowman Sterling, and the new Topps Five-Star.
Next, Will Middlebrooks will be getting his first Topps rookie cards as well. The AL Rookie of the Year contender has been announced as the Lucky #3 redemption for Bowman and collectors will be receiving an autographed card from the rookie star. You will also be able to find autographs of Big Will in Topps Finest, Bowman Chrome, Topps Update, Bowman Sterling, and the new Topps Five-Star as well.
And finally, Anthony Rizzo will be making his Topps card debut as well. The young Cub has signed for Tier One and will be signing for Triple Threads, Topps Update, and Five-Star.
For me, I’m most excited for more Middlebrooks autographs hitting the market as of course, I’m a huge Red Sox fan.