Some of the luster wore off 2010 Baseball products when Stephen Strasburg went down with an injury in late August and thus wax prices for the newly released Topps Chrome have dipped to less than $50.00 per hobby box. The price meltdown was great for collectors but bad for anyone who pre-ordered huge orders of the set well before Strasburg got hurt. Nonetheless, collectors are still enjoying opening boxes and one of the biggest pulls has surfaced on eBay, a 2010 Topps Chrome Jason Heyward Superfractor Autograph Rookie, serial numbered 1/1.
Heyward got the 2010 MLB season started with a bang when he hit a HR in his first at-bat on opening day. Strasburg and S.F. Giants rookie Buster Posey were still in the minors and it looked like Heyward was the top choice for N.L. Rookie of the Year after the first month of the season. Sales of Heyward rookie cards were strong and we chronicled many of them on this site including several cards from 2007 and 2008 that sold for over $1,000.00 at auction in early April. Heyward collectors were treated to a surprise in June when all three of his Bowman Chrome Superfractor cards were for sale on eBay at the same time. The 2010 Auto sold for $6,156.00, the 2008 Auto got taken off eBay when bidding approached $5K and the Un-Autographed 2007 version was also taken off eBay by Razor Collectibles and inserted into the 2010 Razor Rookie Retro set.
I mentioned in this post that Heyward moves his head and body a lot when he swings the bat which will make him prone to strike out a lot and go into slumps when his timing is off. That proved to be the case as the season wore on and Heyward struggled with injuries as well. He still had a very nice season and would be the top choice for the R.O.Y. award if Buster Posey didn't get called up in May and hit over .300 with 18 HR.
2010 Topps Chrome Jason Heyward Superfractor Auto 1/1
Watchers: 200+ (Most Watched Trading Card)
Current Price: $449.00
Final Price: $2,025.05
Auction Ends: October 24