The biggest card of the year has been pulled and sold according to threads on blowout cards. A collector on the forum pulled and posted pictures of the Yasiel Puig Bowman Chrome Superfractor Auto, as well as its sale to an anonymous buyer from California. This comes a few days after Bowman Chrome hit shelves, and only a small amount of time after the auto super from Topps Chrome was supposedly pulled (with no verification) as well.
Puig’s cards from Bowman Chrome and Topps Chrome have been selling extremely well, but the auto superfractor from Bowman Chrome is easily the highest valued card of his that will be pulled all year. Here are some others that are up right now:
2013 Bowman Chrome Yasiel Puig Refractor and Base RC – RC looks to be a bigger SP than expected.
Im guessing the sale cracked 10K, if not more, as the lack of available options was easily a contributing factor. This is on the heels of the Byron Buxton Superfractor auto sale, and more recently, the sale of the Kaepernick Super of close to the same price. Not only that, but without a Bowman Chrome auto to this point, there are a lot of reasons to believe there will be a high end buyer out there willing to drop the down payment on a house for this card. As far as we know, Brian Gray of Leaf did not buy the card, as the identified buyer was from California. Leaf had bought some of the other major superfractors for repack products over the years, and I am interested to see if this card ever sees the light of day in the near future.
As mentioned earlier this week, the Puig Superfractor from 2013 Bowman has been pulled and posted for most of this past few weeks, and currently sits with a LARGE asking price. Both the Super Auto from Topps Chrome, and the non-auto super from Bowman Chrome should outsell it. This has to be a major blow to wax prices on a product that was released only 2 days after its predecessor, and with both Supers potentially out of the mix? Even worse.
That's not saying there are other cards to chase, just these are the ones that have potential to carry some box prices for a long time.