As of right now, products like 2012 National Treasures Football, Topps Chrome and Contenders are sitting on the mountain as relatively unbreakable because of box cost. Due to some amazing rookies, the prices of the boxes have skyrocketed to the point where group breaks are really the only affordable way to break them. Well, one of the group breakers hit the Jackpot over the weekend with treasures. They hit the NFL logo rookie patch auto 1/1 Andrew Luck, a card that I am shocked had yet to be pulled.
With the Andrew Luck Chrome Superfractor also back up on the market, lots of the biggest cards of the last 10 years are on eBay at the same time.
When you also see how much Luck’s treasures cards are selling for already, this is a huge pull.
Although I think the design is horrible on the card, its desirable solely because of the name of the product and the cost of the box. I dont think it looks as good as a card of this variety should, with the player relegated to the corner of the layout. Its obvious that this card wont touch the 16.5K sale of the Topps Chrome Superfractor auto, but it should break the 10K mark if they sell.
Luck is quickly becoming one of the must have rookie autographs to have, even though his second year stuff hasnt sold quite as well. Luck is a guy that many believe will have a long and fruitful career in Indy, already reaching the playoffs twice in his tenure. Although Russell Wilson has caught up to him thanks to a recent championship, most would agree the defense is probably the star on that team. Luck is more the man on the Colts, and his numbers have been great. With QBs developing over time, it almost goes without saying that we havent seen anything yet.
That’s not saying there isnt risk with putting money in Luck, but I think this card is a bit above that level of investment. That being said, who’s to say that a 1/1 rookie auto out of the top value product of the year isnt worth its weight in gold?