I hope Bryce Harper hits .400 with 35 HR this season in the minor leagues. Set the hobby world on fire kid - because your potential Nationals teammate, Stephen Strasburg, did the same thing a year ago around this time (with a little help from Jason Heyward, Buster Posey and Starlin Castro too). Harper is doing his part to live up to the hype - .395 Ave - 8 HR - 30 RBI in just 30 games. If he continues his torrid pace - it could send boxes of 2011 Bowman Baseball through the roof - much like last season - which saw hobby boxes approach $200.00. Boxes typically pre-sell between $65-80 each.
Harper's very first Bowman Chrome non-autographed card listed for sale on eBay drew quite the audience despite being a 1-day auction. The 187 watchers were the most for any auction listed card - and the 2,518 page views is staggering for a baseball card. Final price: $135.29.
2011 Bowman Bryce Harper Auto Redemption
Watchers: 393 (Most Watched Card)
Current Price: $710.00
Final Price: $745.88
Auction Ends: May 18, 2011