After the highly publicized sale of the Robert Griffin III Superfractor out of 2012 Topps Finest, it should not be surprising that any other high profile card from the two big rookies would be offered at a very similar price. In fact one of the other biggest cards of the product has recently been put up:
Personally, I hope this auction is a mistake. Im not sure if he meant to offer it as a Buy it Now, and ended up putting as an auction with a crazy high starting price. Im convinced that all high profile 1/1s should be offered as an auction with a .99 cent bid, or with a BIN/BO to weed out the bid scammers. However, we saw the Topps Inception 1/1 sell for crazy money, this one should be significantly higher. Hell, even the Panini 1/1 Sketch Card sold for more money than I ever expected it would.
I realize that there are a lot of collectors out there with nefarious intentions to derail auctions for the big hits of their favorite players, so they bid up the cards so they cant sell via normal means. But, to start this at such a high price is like taking away any potential sales that a collector bidding war would entice.
Oddly enough, at the same time the Luck and Griffin Supers were posted, I also see that the Trent Richardson super has also been listed for a crazy price. Although I believe that a high asking price is warranted on a card like this, I dont think it should be THIS high:
2012 Topps Finest Trent Richardson Superfractor Auto RC 1/1
Obviously, there will be more Superfractors to come with Platinum releasing next week, and Chrome / Bowman Sterling hitting later this year in November. I posted yesterday that we have reached a relative saturation point with these cards, but I still believe that the finest base super autos are near the top of that long list of available options. Im sure the Luck base super auto will surface eventually.