One of the most common questions we get (especially through our Instagram DMs) is, “What’s the value of this baseball card, football card, hockey card, basketball card?”
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While many of these seemed overpriced, it’s hard to put an initial dollar figure on a sports card where there is literally no other card to compare to.
We know grading cards is subjective but there’s no way around it – collectors will still pay a premium for cards that are officially graded higher.
And there seems to be more trust put into grading services like Beckett and PSA to name just a couple.
What’s one way to significantly increase the value of a common or base card of a good to superstar athlete?
By sports card manufacturers buying back some of those relatively cheap unsigned cards and then getting them authentically autographed by the player.
So first, what are cut autograph cards?
If you’re new to collecting, it’s simply a trading card featuring an autograph cut from another piece of document. For example, the autograph can be cut from a signed cheque or an old contract.
It’s no surprise there are plenty of “watchers” on eBay for some of these superfractor 1/1 sports cards.
For superfractor 1/1 autographed cards, we like to post the ones that get newly listed (like the New York Yankees rookie sensation Miguel Andujar baseball card).
While there are refractors that are more limited (ie. orange is numbered to 25 for instance and of course you have your superfractor 1/1 cards), the gold is still a fan/collector favorite.
There are plenty of overpriced cards out there, but some of the superfractor autograph cards take the cake.