Topps Chrome has been out for a while now, and we have already seen a few of the bigger hits come up for auction, as expected. The interesting situation is that we have not seen EITHER one of the big Superfractors hit the market yet, which is odd considering how long it has been since release. We know that the non-autographed super of Andrew Luck has been pulled, but Richardson, Griffin and Luck’s autographed 1/1s have yet to be listed, which I am sure has led to more and more speculation over remaining cases to be opened.
When we see the ridiculous prices for previous autographed superfractors, the sky is the limit for the major hits from one of the biggest chase cards of the year:
We have already seen how much previous cards have sold for, including the rare red refractor autographs, and I am sure collectors are licking their chops over how much money could be possible in the sale of these cards. I remember the buzz that was generated over Sam Bradford and Cam Newton, and they had half of the potential of Griffin and Luck, which means that this could be a feeding frenzy when their cards eventually hit.
Bradford’s card was also a sticker autograph, which definitely puts a damper on things, and its obvious that guys in this year’s class have a longer shelf life that previously expected with other quarterbacks due to the supporting casts they have in their respective cities.
Speculation over what has happened to these cards will start shortly, especially in such a social media driven hobby. With more saving and less opening, it could take longer than usual in a prestigious draft’s market. Who knows what could happen to wax prices if these cards go unearthed for much longer.