So if you missed the initial case break and product review you can find that here. For those of you following along let’s discuss some interesting financial results from this months case break.
|2013 Topps Museum Collection|
|Box||Avg Price||Sold||Profit/Loss||Key Hits|
|1||$175||$70||-$105||Goldschmidt GU/99 $17, Troy Tulowitzki Auto $16, Ivan Rodriguez Bat/25 $20|
|2||$175||$174||-$1||Mark McGwire Blue Parallel /99 $33 (*Included Sale Price of 1 complete Base set 1-100 for $66)|
|3||$175||$86||-$89||DiDi Gregorius Auto GU/5 $47,|
|4||$175||$198||$23||Will Meyers Gold Framed Auto/15 $156, Matt Cain Patch/99 $35|
|5||$175||$335||$160||Freddie Freeman Momentous Material Patch/5 $255|
|6||$175||$184||$9||Nomar Garciappara Sketch/1 $71, Don Mattingly Auto/25 $51|
|7||$175||$73||-$102||Julio Tehran Archival Sepia Auto/5 $26|
|8||$175||$62||-$113||Christian Yelich Signature Swatches Auto GU/70 $15|
|9||$175||$69||-$106||Mike Schmidt Signature Swatches GU/5 $38|
|10||$175||$44||-$131||Billy Hamilton Redemption $20|
|11||$175||$74||-$101||Mark McGwire Green/199 $22|
|12||$175||$170||-$5||Nomar Garciaparra Book/10 $122|
So Freddie Freeman takes the pole position for the highest sale price which is only fitting as the Momentous Material Patch numbered to 5 (as seen above in the header) is a case hit. Still $255 was much higher than I expected for the young up and coming slugger!
Round two would have to go to Nomar Garciaparra for the Booklet Autographed card /10 ($122) and the 1/1 Sketch card ($71) showing that No-Mar still commands hobby dollar respect!
Some other points of interest are that out of a 12 box case I was only able to make 1 complete base set (cards 1-100) which brought in $66 and is actually a good deal when compared to the retail price of a single box.
I was also pleasantly surprised that Mark McGwire has a strong following in the parallel card market. His Green Parallel /199 sold for $22 while his Blue Parallel /99 sold for $33 to two different buyers!
While we are on the nostalgia tip of Nomar and McGwire let’s throw in the Donnie Baseball Don Mattingly autograph /25 which brought in $51.
All in All 2014 Topps Museum Collection was a lot of fun to break….the boxes can definitely provide some sparks and special hits….but as with any high-end product the chance to miss/lose is also high as well.
In my case break 60% of the boxes would lose a collector over $100 each. As of today the boxes/cases can be found on-line for LESS THAN we paid through a distributor as a sports card dealer. So the value of the unopened product has slid a bit which is actually shocking too me as I do believe this is a high quality product….but that can be useful to a collector as you know their isn’t a lot (or any) mark-up going on with the current inventories being held.
Until next time….Happy collecting….& Keep Busting!!!