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Old 06-09-2016, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What would some players Bowman Chrome auto's sell for?

Just out of curiosity I was wondering what select players Bowman Chrome auto's would sell for if they had one. Hypothetically speaking a raw base auto in todays market at peak value. I think it would be fun to see what people think on certain players. I'll start with these players:

Chipper Jones
Rickey Henderson
Greg Maddux
Randy Johnson
Barry Bonds
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity I was wondering what select players Bowman Chrome auto's would sell for if they had one. Hypothetically speaking a raw base auto in todays market. I think it would be fun to see what people think on certain players. I'll start with these players:

Chipper Jones
Rickey Henderson
Greg Maddux
Randy Johnson
Barry Bonds
Not very much, none of those guys have homered in at least a month...
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If Bowman, as we know it today, were around since the late '70s, today's Bowman would be a lot different. For one thing, Bowman would be "fully mature" - meaning hype would be much less of a factor - simply because, after 35 years, there'd be historical reference: people would know what the upper limits on pricing should be and how the manufacturer/hobby infrastructure marketed/worked to keep the brand going. The hobby would've had 35 years to figure out its game and who it benefited.

But Bowman would have never worked that long ago anyway as there'd be little way to see what was happening down on the farm teams. Further it would have been doubtful people would've wanted more than Topps - for all people knew back then, production was low enough to make cards a solid investment: there was no need for another brand to invest in.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What about Griffey?
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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$10 because they aren't "Up and coming prospects"
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Interesting thought. It would be even more interesting to see the value arc over time. I doubt any of these would be at peak value today. Bonds is obvious, the others probably would have peaked at different times and then leveled off at a lower level, slowly rising as time passes.
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Interesting thought. It would be even more interesting to see the value arc over time. I doubt any of these would be at peak value today. Bonds is obvious, the others probably would have peaked at different times and then leveled off at a lower level, slowly rising as time passes.
Yeah it's hard to ask because value fluctuates, so I thought it would be easier to ask what it would sell for as of today. If you like at Harpers Bowman Chrome auto it's went from around $350/$400 - $1,000. Just switched it to peak value, obviously this is a tough question but it'll be fun if people started throwing out numbers.
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two thoughts...questions for the more experienced with bowman really...

#1 regardless of dollar value, would say a hypothetical '78 Bowman Ricky Henderson be worth 2x-3x what a '80 topps Henderson is worth??? would that ratio hold true?

#2 if the collecting community is pretty sure that cards of Hall of Famers would be worth less than cards of prospects... why do we(myself included) still spend so much money on Bowman chrome.
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Albert pujols 2001 chrome is the closest example we have now. Haven't looked at prices lately, but I would guess they will stay similar to what they are now. He'll keep building counting stats but he's not going to break any more records so there's not much extra value left in the cards. I would think at this point the prices are similar to what we would expect an upper tier hall of famer to fetch, although probably a little higher because I think the card was /500


Edit.. Just looked and the Raw 's are going for $2,500 to $3,000. So maybe that's what refractors get, raw might get $1,000 to $1,500

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It's a hard comparison because it's just two different eras of cards - same as comparing the Barry Bonds to Babe Ruth

LeBron EXQ RPA's go for $50,000 for a nice patch. Would a Jordan go for $150,000? Or would LeBron simply go for $10,000 instead if they had been making Exquisite for the last 30 years?
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I'm not sure if I get your premise, but a Bonds BCA during the home run chase would top any bca of all-time.
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Jeter's would be the most expensive one of all...
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