This is the "Big Daddy" of all Kenta Maeda Baseball cards.
Over the weekend, thanks to a post at Blowout Buzz, I found out that the redemption for the Chrome Prospect Autograph Superfractor parallel card of Maeda had been posted up on eBay. It had a "Buy It Now" price tag of $14,999.00, and I figured it would just sit there unsold.
Boy, was I wrong!
In the span of about 24 hours it not only sold, but from the looks of the auction listing it sold at full price. Wow!
I guess it should come as no surprise that the autographed superfractor would garner this kind of interest. Bowman superfractors are universally considered within the hobby as a players most desirable rookie card. They are all "1 of 1's", and sport a unique design that has captivated collectors. Past sales for these cards include the following:
- In May of 2010 the Stephen Stasburg 2010 Bowman Chrome Superfractor sold on eBay for $16,403.
- Then that same Strasburg sold soon after at $21,403.
- The 2010 Bowman Team USA Bryce Harper Superfractor sold for $12,500 in 2010.
- The 2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig autographed Superfractor sold in January of 2014 at $17,999.
- The Clayton Kershaw 2006 Bowman Chrome Autographed Superfractor was listed on eBay at $17,500 in January 2014 but did not sell at the time. Although, it appears to have sold since then at an undisclosed price.
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