The Chase is Over in 2012 Topps Chrome

A few days ago, I posted that the chase was on for the RGIII and Andrew Luck superfractors and superfractor autos. I also said it was curious that neither had surfaced, especially with how much of the product was likely being opened. Well, folks the chase is over, as both of these ridiculous cards have been pulled, and both have been posted on eBay:

2012 Topps Chrome Andrew Luck Superfractor Auto 1/1

2012 Topps Chrome Robert Griffin III Superfractor Auto 1/1

Here is the RGIII base non-auto Super that just popped up as well:

2012 Topps Chrome Robert Griffin III Superfractor 1/1

Bottom line, these are the two most expensive cards of the last few years. There is no dispute – even after the Sam Bradford Chrome Super Auto “sold” for 12K and then again for much less. Cam Newton didnt crack the modern card value ceiling of 10K either, and these two might BOTH do it eventually. What is even more surprising is that both of these cards will be the most expensive cards of the year, as they will no doubt outsell logos and other 1/1s alike.

The reason is simple – these are the most valuable collectables in card form available. Other 1/1s or autographs have relics attached to them, which isnt as valuable to many of the collectors who LOVE CARDS. Not only that, now that Chrome is on card, its pretty much impossible for any other product to catch up. Chrome will continue to be king, unless something drastic happens. This unheard of collector loyalty is driven by a combination of Chrome being the king in baseball, and the fact that the design work is never going to be matched, even by Five Star. I think it also goes without saying that people are attracted to Superfractors like flies to an electric light.

We have already seen their other superfractors from Finest and Platinum break into crazy territory, and now that both of these cards are out on the market, its only a matter of time before we find out how much they CAN go for – even after a few auctions have been completed. Brian Gray is also a likely buyer, as he has done his due diligence in collecting cards like this for his leaf repackage products, like the recent release of Best of Football.

Im excited to see how this turns out, and ill post as the cards change hands.

One thought on “The Chase is Over in 2012 Topps Chrome

  1. They never even made the product… did you not see my arguement with topps on twitter?

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