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Game 12: T206 Joe Doyle, 1952 Mickey Mantle PSA 5 record, Jackson Holliday, Sal Frelick, Anthony Volpe
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The National Collectors Convention 2023 took place in Chicago (Rosemont) this weekend. The National is the World Series of sports collector’s events. If you have any good National stories, feel free to share them with the blog!
A family whose grandfather collected cards as a kid got the surprise of a lifetime when they realized their T206 Joe Doyle Hands Above Head New York Nat’l error card is worth more than $1 million. The card is far rarer than the better known T206 Honus Wagner. The card printer mixed up Doyle’s team and the team of another player named Doyle. Joe Doyle pitched for the N.Y. Highlanders (later the Yankees), whereas Larry Doyle played for the New York Nationals. Since the printer discovered the error early on, there are only about ten known cards that include N.Y. Nat’l on it. Robert Edwards Auction is selling the card in its summer event, taking place from July 24 - August 13. The current bid is $250,000.
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Trivia Question of the Week
What player broke up 81 no-hitters with a home run?
Sales: 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle PSA 5
A PSA 5 1952 Topps Mantle sold for $174,000 on July 27th via PWCC’s Premier Auction. That’s an all-time high for a PSA 5.
The 2023 Topps Complete Baseball Factory Set is scheduled for release on August 2nd. The set contains a total of 660 cards from Topps Series 1 and Topps Series 2. The Hobby Edition Complete Set also contains a five-card pack of exclusive, sequentially numbered foilboard parallel cards.
The Hobby box is selling for $48.95 on Blowout.
Trending Up, Trending Down
Trending Up: Sal Frelick [+46.89%]
Sal Frelick overtook Elly De La Cruz on the trending list - up 46.89% in the last 30 days. In Frelick’s MLB debut, he went 3-3 with three singles. Through 6 career games, he’s gotten on base thirteen times- a Brewers franchise record.
Trending down: Anthony Volpe [-12.35%]
Anthony Volpe’s hot start has certainly slowed. After batting .265 in June, Volpe is currently hitting .207 on the year and .146 since the All Star break, Volpe’s cards are down 12.35% over the last month.
PSA 80’s sports card special continues. They’re grading any sports card from the 80’s for $15 per card.
SGC is grading any 2023 Topps Chrome card for $9 per card.
Prospect of the Week: Jackson Holliday
Jackson Holliday, the son of 7-time all-star, has been the talk of the prospecting world since before being drafted #1 overall by the Orioles in 2022. The Athletic recently released its updated top prospects list, and Holliday overtook Jackson Chourio’s place at the top spot. Holliday’s minor league campaign is showing everyone why he overtook Chourio’s spot.
Holliday moved from Low-A to High-A to AA in 71 games and has impressed at each stop.
Prospect Scouting Grades:
Hit: 60 | Power: 55 | Run: 60 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 65
Holliday’s PSA 10 1st Bowman Auto is selling for around $635.00 on eBay.
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Trivia Answer of the Week
A bit of a trick question :) With 81 leadoff home runs, Henderson broke up 81 no-hitters.