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*** 82 NEW CARDS NOW TRADING FOR THEPIT'S 2014 BASEBALL LAUNCH ***
Smith Carlos Correa Byron Buxton Bogaerts Clint Frazier





** 4 March 2014 9:15pm PT **

ThePit has begun exchange trading of 82 new baseball cards! The cards pictured above are some of the autographed cards newly listed. Below is a complete list of the cards that have been added and are AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE TRADING.

#RANK BEFORE NAME INDICATES PLAYER'S POSITION IN BASEBALL AMERICA'S "TOP 100 PROSPECTS" LIST RELEASED LAST WEEK. Click on each name below to Buy or Sell that card.

#1 Byron Buxton 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO BGS 9.5
#2 Xander Bogaerts 2013 Bowman Inception AUTO Jersey
#2 Xander Bogaerts 2012 Bowman Chrome
#7 Carlos Correa 2013 Bowman Sterling AUTO

#12 Jonathan Gray 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#12 Jonathan Gray 2013 Bowman Draft
#17 Maikel Franco 2013 Bowman Platinum AUTO
#18 George Springer 2011 Bowman Draft
#20 Kevin Gausman 2013 Bowman Draft RC

#21 Lucas Giolito 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects
#26 Yordano Ventura 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects

#36 Albert Almora 2013 Bowman Inception AUTO

#47 Adalberto Mondesi 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects
#48 Clint Frazier 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#48 Clint Frazier 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#48 Clint Frazier 2013 Bowman Draft
#49 Austin Meadows 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#49 Austin Meadows 2013 Bowman Draft

#51 Julio Urias 2013 Bowman Sterling AUTO
#52 Kohl Stewart 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#52 Kohl Stewart 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome

#61 Colin Moran 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#61 Colin Moran 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#61 Colin Moran 2013 Bowman Draft
#62 Braden Shipley 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#62 Braden Shipley 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#66 Chris Owings 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects

#74 Garin Cecchini 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects
#76 Alen Hanson 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects
#78 J.P. Crawford 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#79 Jake Marisnick 2013 Bowman Inception AUTO
#80 Hunter Renfroe 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#80 Hunter Renfroe 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome

#81 Reese McGuire 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#81 Reese McGuire 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#85 D.J. Peterson 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#85 D.J. Peterson 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#85 D.J. Peterson 2013 Bowman Draft

#92 Dominic Smith 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
#92 Dominic Smith 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
#92 Dominic Smith 2013 Bowman Draft
#94 David Dahl 2013 Bowman Chrome AUTO


OTHER 2013 DRAFTEES

Chris Anderson (LAD) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Aaron Blair (ARI) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Nick Ciuffo (TB) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Nick Ciuffo (TB) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Travis Demeritte (TEX) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Hunter Dozier (KC) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Justin Williams (CIN) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Justin Williams (CIN) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Kevin Franklin (CIN) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Marco Gonzales (STL) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Hunter Harvey (BAL) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Hunter Harvey (BAL) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Ryder Jones (SF) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Aaron Judge (NYY) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Gosuke Katoh (NYY) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Robert Kaminsky (STL) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Robert Kaminsky (STL) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Cord Sandberg (PHI) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome
Phil Ervin (ARI) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome AUTO
Phil Ervin (ARI) 2013 Bowman Draft Chrome


OTHER PROSPECTS
Miguel Almonte (KC) 2013 Bowman Chrome Rookie AUTO
Mitch Haniger (MIL) 2012 Bowman Sterling AUTO
Luis Mateo (NYM) 2013 Bowman Chrome Rookie AUTO
Hunter Morris (MIL) 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO


ALREADY ARRIVED: MAJOR LEAGUERS

Khris Davis (MIL) 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO
Khris Davis (MIL) 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Danny Duffy (KC) 2011 Bowman Sterling AUTO
Nick Franklin (SEA) 2013 Bowman Inception Auto Jersey
Evan Gattis (ATL) 2013 Bowman Chrome RC
Bryce Harper (WAS) 2012 Bowman Draft Chrome
Bryce Harper (WAS) 2012 Bowman Draft BGS 10
Bryce Harper (WAS) 2012 Bowman Draft
Matt Harvey (NYM) 2010 Bowman Draft BGS 9.5
Junior Lake (CHC) 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Brett Lawrie (TOR) 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Martin Perez (TEX) 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Yasiel Puig (LAD) 2013 Bowman Draft
Anthony Rendon (WAS) 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO
Anthony Rendon (WAS) 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) 2013 Bowman Inception AUTO



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********************* Baseball Prospects IPO: 57 New Cards Now Trading ! **********************
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** 16 Sept 2013 4:00pm PT **
ThePit is now trading 57 new cards. The cards are primarily baseball rookie cards of active players, but the IPO also includes a few hockey cards and an Aaron Rodgers addition. CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE PICTURES and PRICES. Thanks for trading on thePit.com!

* A U T O G R A P H E D * B A S E B A L L * R O O K I E * C A R D S *
Michael Wacha - 2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie
Chris Archer - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Drake Britton - 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie
Garin Cecchini - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
A.J. Cole - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Alex Colome - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Nathan Eovaldi - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Melky Mesa - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Matthew Moore - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Jordan Pacheco - 2011 Bowman Platinum Prospects Autograph Refractor
Jonathan Villar - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Autographed Rookie
Walker Weickel - 2011 Bowman Chrome 18U USA Auto Refractors / 417
Joe Kelly - 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Autograph Refractor
Chris Owings - 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Autograph Refractor
Travis d'Arnaud - 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie
Devin Mesoraco - 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie
Trevor Plouffe - 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Autographed Rookie Card / 1329

* B A S E B A L L * R O O K I E * C A R D S * 2012 *
Wei-Yin Chen - 2012 Bowman Rookie Ungraded
Joey Gallo - 2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie

* B A S E B A L L * R O O K I E * C A R D S * 2011 *
Matt Carpenter - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Tony Cingrani - 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie
Avisail Garcia - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Jedd Gyorko - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Eric Hosmer - 2011 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card
Francisco Lindor - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Francisco Lindor - 2011 Bowman Draft Prospects
Starling Marte - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Austin Meadows - 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie
Austin Meadows - 2011 Bowman Draft Prospects
Anthony Ranaudo - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Dan Straily - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Tyler Moore - 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Kolten Wong - 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie

* B A S E B A L L * R O O K I E * C A R D S * 2010 *
Alex Bregman - 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie
Slade Heathcott - 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Jason Kipnis - 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Michael Lorenzen - 2010 Bowman Chrome USA Rookie
Brad Miller - 2010 Bowman Platinum Rookie
Daniel Nava - 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Chris Okey - 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie
Andrelton Simmons - 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects
Christian Yelich - 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie

* B A S E B A L L * R O O K I E * C A R D S * 2000 - 2009 *
Josh Reddick - 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Sergio Romo - 2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects Rookie Card
Jonathan Lucroy - 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Rookie
Travis d'Arnaud - 2007 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Rookie
Allen Craig - 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Rookie
Yadier Molina - 2004 SP Prospects Rookie
Brandon Phillips - 2000 Topps Traded


* P S A - G R A D E D * B A S E B A L L * L E G E N D S *
Frank Thomas 1990 Topps PSA 10
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Bowman PSA 10
Rickey Henderson 1981 Topps PSA 9

* F O O T B A L L *
Aaron Rodgers 2005 Topps

* H O C K E Y *
Nicklas Backstrom - 2007 SP Authentic Autographed Rookie Card /999
Jonathan Bernier 2007-08 SP Authentic Auto
Carey Price - 2007 SP Authentic Autographed Rookie Card /999
Anze Kopitar - 2006 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie /1299


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*** FLASH IPO ! *** Now Trading 22 Inception Auto's, Trout Refractor Auto PSA 10, Much More !
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*** 24 August 2013 ***
The following cards are available for immediate trading -- click on each name below to buy or sell!

* N E W * B O W M A N * I N C E P T I O N
Byron Buxton 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Byron Buxton 2013 Bowman Inception Auto (Blue)
Tony Cingrani 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Carlos Correa 2013 Bowman Inception Auto (Gold)
David Dahl 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Jose Fernandez 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Max Fried 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Avisail Garcia 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Lucas Giolito 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Slade Heathcott 2013 Bowman Inception Auto (Jersey)
Brad Miller 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Shelby Miller 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Joc Pederson 2013 Bowman Inception Auto (Jersey)
Addison Russell 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Miguel Sano 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Jonathan Singleton 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Tyler Skaggs 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Jorge Soler 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
George Springer 2013 Bowman Inception Auto (Jersey)
Oscar Taveras 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Taijuan Walker 2013 Bowman Inception Auto
Mike Zunino 2013 Bowman Inception Auto (Jersey)

B E S T * P L A Y E R * I N * B A S E B A L L
Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Sterling Refractor #/199 PSA 10 $659
Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Sterling PSA 10 $399 ($495 <<< Best eBay Price)
Mike Trout 2009 Bowman Sterling Refractor #/199 BGS 9 (Auto 10) $449 (Not Available on eBay)

H O T * S T A R S * A U T O G R A P H E D !
Justin Upton 2006 Bowman Sterling BGS 9.5 (Auto 10) $53.95 ($55 <<< Best eBay Price)
Andrew McCutchen 2005 Topps Chrome Update #UH234 BGS 10 (Auto 10) $549 (N/A on eBay, Pop. 2!)
Colby Rasmus 2005 Bowman #262 BGS 9.5 (Auto 10) $27.95 ($50 <<< Best eBay Price)
Troy Tulowitzki 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Yellow #/199 BGS 9 (Auto 10) $144 ($300 <<< Best eBay Price)
Ryan Zimmerman 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto #BDP178 PSA 9 $39.95 (Not Available on eBay)
Dustin Pedroia 2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #262 BGS 9.5 (Auto 10) $155 (Not Available on eBay)
Hanley Ramirez 2003 Bowman Chrome Refractor #334 BGS 9 (Auto 10) $88 (Not Available on eBay)

L E G E N D S
Jose Canseco 1986 Donruss "Rated Rookie" #39 PSA 9 $14.95 ($20 <<< Best eBay Price)
Wade Boggs 1983 Topps #26 PSA 8 $8.75 ($8.90 <<< Best eBay Price)
Tony Gwynn 1983 Topps #482 PSA 7 $6.50 ($10 <<< Best eBay Price)
Cal Ripken 1982 Topps #98T PSA 10 $1,195 ($1,299 <<< Best eBay Price)
Rickey Henderson 1980 Topps #482 PSA 6 $22 ($30 <<< Best eBay Price)
Paul Molitor 1978 Topps #707 BGS 9 $259 (Not Available on eBay)
Bert Blyleven 1971 Topps #26 PSA 6 $29.95 ($35 <<< Best eBay Price)



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*** 20 New Autographed Rookie Cards Now Trading !! ***
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*** 27 July 2013 *** ThePit is pleased to announce that we are making the following twenty Autographed cards available for immediate trading.

*** 14 Autographed Rookie Cards from Bowman's 2013 Offerings ! ***
Andrew Aplin (HOU OF) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Jayson Aquino (COL LHP) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Jairo Beras (TEX OF) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Jesse Biddle (PHI LHP) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Lucas Giolito (WAS RHP) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Alen Hanson (PIT SS) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Renato Nunez (OAK 3B) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Jake Odorizzi (TB RHP) 2013 Bowman Chrome Rookie AUTO NM-MT
Dorssys Paulino (CLE SS) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Tyler Pike (SEA LHP) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Gregory Polanco (PIT OF) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Roman Quinn (PHI SS) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Stefen Romero (SEA 2B) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Taijuan Walker (SEA RHP) 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO NM-MT

A FEW FROM 2012:
Matt Adams (STL 1B) 2012 Bowman Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Kyle Kubitza (ATL 3B) 2012 Bowman Prospects AUTO NM-MT
Trayce Thompson (CWS OF) 2012 Bowman Prospects AUTO NM-MT

. . . AND THREE BGS 10s !
Garin Cecchini (BOS 3B) 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects AUTO BGS 10
Bubba Starling (KC OF) 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft AUTO BGS 10
Russell Wilson (Seahawks QB) 2012 Topps Chrome Rookie AUTO BGS 10


*** FLASH IPO !! TOPPS ROOKIE CARDS including Correa, Corbin & Nick Franklin !! ***

>>>> 20 June 2013: ThePit begins trading 13 new rookie cards of top prospects and rookies, effective immediately. The group includes 2012 #1 pick Carlos Correa (Houston), flame-throwing reliever Trevor Rosenthal (St. Louis), 9-0 starter Pat Corbin (Arizona, pitching Saturday), Rockies starting 3B Nolan Arenado and Seattle's 2B Nick Franklin. CLICK ON THE NAMES BELOW FOR LATEST BUY/SELL PRICING:

Carlos Correa 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Carlos Correa 2013 Bowman Prospects
Casey Kelly 2013 Topps
Trevor Rosenthal 2013 Topps

Tanner Scheppers 2012 Bowman Chrome Draft
Danny Hultzen 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects

Anthony Rizzo 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft
Nick Franklin 2011 Bowman Platinum Prospects Refractor

Nolan Arenado 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Nolan Arenado 2010 Bowman Prospects
Noah Syndergaard 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect
Noah Syndergaard 2010 Bowman Draft Prospect
Pat Corbin 2010 Topps Pro Debut



>>>> 5 June 2013: ThePit begins trading 14 new high-demand cards, effective immediately:

*** BASEBALL ***
Byron Buxton 2013 Bowman Prospects
Jean Segura 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto
Jean Segura 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto BGS 9.5 (Auto Grade 10)
Jean Segura 2010 Bowman Prospects
Jean Segura 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects
Matt Harvey 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto Refractor BGS 9.5 (Auto Grade 10)
Joey Votto 2007 Bowman Sterling Prospects Swatch & Auto Refractor BGS 9.5 (Auto Grade 10)
Justin Upton 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto BGS 9 (Auto Grade 10)
Justin Upton 2006 Bowman Chrome Prospects Auto PSA 9
Joey Votto 2004 Bowman Signs of the Future Auto PSA 9
Joey Votto 2004 Bowman Signs of the Future Auto BGS 9.5 (Auto Grade 10)
Miguel Cabrera 2000 Topps Traded Auto NM-MT

*** NBA FINALS *** U.S. OPEN GOLF ***
LeBron James 2003 Bowman Chrome PSA 10
Tiger Woods 1997-98 GSV Masters Collection BGS 7.5


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*** 2013 Bowman Hobby Box NOW TRADING! Byron Buxton, Chrome Autos, Much More! ***

17 May 2013: ThePit has activated trading in the Bowman Baseball "2013 Hobby Edition" Sealed Box. This year's Bowman product features top prospects such as Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Lucas Giolito, Gregory Polanco and Bruce Rondon. Each sealed box contains 24 packs of 10 cards each. Inside each pack are 8 Bowman and 2 Bowman Chrome cards. Best of all, each box includes an autographed Bowman Chrome card. This could be the Byron Buxton Auto which goes for more than $100!

As I write this, the best eBay BuyItNow price for this box is $61.99. We'll start the box at just $56.95, so that Pit customers can enjoy one of the year's most anticipated baseball issues at a great price. Whether you take immediate delivery to search for Chrome treasures, or leave it on thePit to trade with the industry's lowest transaction costs, the 2013 Hobby Box is worth a look!

Click below to see our latest Buy/Sell prices for this item:
Bowman Baseball 2013 Hobby Edition Sealed Box


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"Penny Stock" IPOs NOW ACTIVE: Geno Smith, Manziel, McIlroy, Matt Barkley, Kyrie & More

On Thursday (4/25) we launched 32 different cards that are affordable on any budget. All 32 of the cards come from the popular Sports Illustrated for Kids inserts, which are famous for featuring the first legitimate cards of Tiger Woods (1996) and Andrew Luck (2011) among many others. 29 of the 32 cards are priced at less than $1, and all of the cards started at less than $5. The IPO includes stars from 10 different sports, and 18 of these athletes have never been traded in single-card form on thePit. Highlighting the IPOs are two of the top QB prospects for the NFL Draft (Geno Smith and Matt Barkley).

All of the IPOs will trade on thePit as "ungraded" cards (NOT as uncirculated), which means that shipping/handling charges are at the minimum level. However, to maintain quality control only the cards currently held by thePit can be bought and sold; these cards will not be accepted for deposit into Pit accounts.

*** CLICK ON THE ATHLETES' NAMES BELOW TO SEE OUR LOW PRICES ON THESE CARDS ! ***


*** College Football Draft Prospects ***
Geno Smith 2012 (#1 QB Prospect)
Matt Barkley 2012 (USC)
Johnny Manziel 2013 (Class of 2016)


*** NBA Stars ***
Carlos Boozer 2005 (Bulls)
Chris Paul 2005 (at Wake Forest!)
Kevin Durant 2011 (OKC's three-time scoring champ)
Kyrie Irving 2012 (2012 ROY)
James Harden 2012 (#5 Scorer)
Brandon Jennings 2012 (Bucks)
Blake Griffin 2013 (Clippers)
Damian Lillard 2013 (Blazers)

*** Baseball Stars ***
Derek Jeter 2005
Brian Wilson 2011 ("The Beard")
Matt Cain 2012 (Perfect Game Year!)
Ryan Braun 2012
Miguel Cabrera 2012 (Triple Crown Year)
David Price 2013
Buster Posey 2013

*** NFL Stars ***
Adrian Peterson 2005 (at Oklahoma! 1st Legit Card!)
Ben Roethlisberger 2005 (issued during his rookie season)
Wes Welker 2012
Jamaal Charles 2013 (#4 Rusher in 2012)
A.J. Green 2012
Alfred Morris 2013

*** Young Love ***
Rory McIlroy 2013 (World's #2 Golfer)
Caroline Wozniacki 2011(McIlroy's occasional caddy, also #10 female tennis player)

*** Sports Usually Played Better by Foreigners ***
Cristiano Ronaldo 2012 (Real Madrid)
Robin van Persie 2012 (Manchester United)
Patrick Sharp 2011 (NHL Blackhawks)

*** Other Fun Activities **
Kurt Busch 2005 (NASCAR)
Kelly Slater 2011 (11-time Surfing World Champ)
Gabby Douglas 2012 (Gymnastics Gold Medalist)

*** IPO Spotlight: GENO SMITH ***
Geno Smith finished his West Virginia career with over 11,000 yards passing, a 67% completion rate and 98 TD tosses vs. only 21 INTs. Some wondered if he was ďathleticĒ enough -- until he led all QBís at the scouting combine with a 4.59 40-yard dash time. Geno is now expected to replace Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starting QB.

*** IPO Spotlight: MATT BARKLEY ***
For the first time, thePit is offering USC QB Matt Barkley as an ungraded single card. Barkleyís decision-making has been praised since his high school days, when he was the 2008 Gatorade National H.S. Athlete of the Year. Once touted as the #1 pick in the draft by Mel Kiper, his stock has fallen in part due to concerns about arm strength. Veteran draft observers will recall that washout 1st round picks such as JaMarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf and Dan McGwire were praised for their strong arms, while Drew Brees and Tom Brady fell due to concerns that their arms were NOT strong enough. Experience has shown that the most important part of a QBís body is not the arm but the brain, and Barkley has one of the best track records in recent college football history.

*** IPO Spotlight: JOHNNY MANZIEL ***
You canít be a bigger college football star than a Texas-based Heisman Trophy winner who has three years of remaining eligibility. The legend of Johnny Football started in his central Texas high school days, but it didnít go national until Manziel moved 200 miles east to succeed Ryan Tannehill as the Texas A&M signal-caller. His 2012 season stands as one of the most astonishing and entertaining performances in NCAA history. Manziel led the Aggies to an 11-2 record and a #5 final ranking with an unprecedented combination of passing and running skill. He completed 68% of his passes for 3,700 yards and 26 TDís while rushing for 1,400 yards and 21 TDís. He was responsible for perhaps the two most remarkable games of the season. On Nov. 10th at #1 Alabama, he led A&M to an upset of a Crimson Tide team thought by many to be invincible. Manziel completed 24 of 31 passes and ran for 92 yards as the Aggies handed the eventual champs their only loss of the season. Johnny Football did not rest on his laurels after receiving the Heisman. On Jan. 4th he was named MVP of the Cotton Bowl as the Aggies demolished #11 Oklahoma. By gaining 229 yards on the ground, Manziel set a record for QB rushing in any bowl game.


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*** Superstars & Prospects Highlight 1st 2013 Baseball IPOs ! ALL CARDS NOW ACTIVE **

Our Sunday 4/7 IPO featured some of the most exciting rookie cards in the hobby, at Buy It Now prices which are consistently the best available online. The highest-price cards sold were the 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Prince Fielder Auto BGS 10 ($350) and the 2011 Bryce Harper Bowman Platinum Green Refractor Auto PSA 10 ($275), but the most active cards were the Bowman & Bowman Chrome rookies from Baseball America's Top 50 Prospects list -- many of which are trading briskly in the $1-$2 range, and available in quantities difficult to find anywhere else. Click below to see the cards most newly added to thePit!

Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Platinum Refractor Auto PSA 9
Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Platinum GREEN Refractor Auto (#/399) PSA 10
Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Prospects Auto PSA 10
Aroldis Chapman 2010 Bowman Sterling Auto BGS 9.5
Buster Posey 2008 Playoff Contenders Autograph Rookie BGS 9
Clayton Kershaw 2006 Bowman Draft Chrome Auto BGS 9.5
Evan Longoria 2006 Bowman Sterling Auto BGS 9.5
Justin Upton 2006 Bowman Sterling Auto BGS 9.5
Jay Bruce 2005 Topps Chrome Update and Highlights Draft Picks Autograph BGS 9
Ryan Braun 2005 Bowman Draft Chrome Auto BGS 9
Matt Kemp 2005 Bowman Chrome Auto PSA 9
Justin Verlander 2003 Upper Deck USA Rookie Card BGS 9
Joey Votto 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks BGS 9.5
Prince Fielder 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Autograph BGS 9
Prince Fielder 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Autograph BGS 10
Albert Pujols 2001 Bowman PSA 9
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Chrome Traded PSA 10
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Gallery PSA 9
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Gallery PSA 10
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Stars PSA 10
Albert Pujols 2001 Fleer Authority BGS 9.5
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Chrome BGS 9.5
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Chrome Traded BGS 9
Albert Pujols 2001 Topps Chrome Traded BGS 9.5
Miguel Cabrera 2000 Topps Traded Autograph BGS 8.5
Mike Piazza 1992 Bowman BGS 9.5


BOWMAN CLASS OF 2012
Xander Bogaerts 2012 Bowman Prospects NM-MT
Nick Castellanos 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT
David Dahl 2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects NM-MT
Andrew Heaney 2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects NM-MT
Carlos Martinez 2012 Bowman Prospects NM-MT
Jorge Soler 2012 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT
Oscar Taveras 2012 Bowman Prospects NM-MT
Kyle Zimmer 2012 Bowman Chrome Draft Draft Picks NM-MT
Kyle Zimmer 2012 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects NM-MT
Mike Zunino 2012 Bowman Draft Draft Picks NM-MT


BOWMAN CLASS OF 2011
Oswaldo Arcia 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT
Javier Baez 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft NM-MT
Javier Baez 2011 Bowman Draft Prospects NM-MT
Jose Fernandez 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks & Prospects NM-MT
Jose Fernandez 2011 Bowman Draft Prospects NM-MT
Tyler Skaggs 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT
Mason Williams 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT


BOWMAN CLASS OF 2010
Chris Archer 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT
Albert Almora 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects NM-MT
Lance McCullers 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft USA NM-MT
Wil Myers 2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects NM-MT
Mike Olt 2010 Bowman Draft Prospects NM-MT
Taijuan Walker 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects NM-MT
Christian Yelich 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects NM-MT

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FOUR PRISTINE TIGER WOODS CARDS ADDED TO THEPIT !

Tiger Woods is #1 again, and the Masters is approaching -- what better time to add FOUR NEW BGS 10 TIGER CARDS to thePit? Click on the links below for the best prices anywhere on these beauties -- all are from the landmark 2001 Upper Deck golf set:

Tiger Woods 2001 UD Golf Gallery
Tiger Woods 2001 UD Tour Time
Tiger Woods 2001 UD Stat Leaders Putting
Tiger Woods 2001 UD Stat Leaders Scoring


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PIT-TRADED PROSPECTS BY TEAM (Baseball America Top 100 Ranking indicated by #)
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*** TRADE 54 TOP PROSPECTS NOW ON THEPIT! ***

ThePit currently trades Rookie Cards featuring one-half of BA's Top 50 Prospects, and will be adding more exciting young players soon!

*** Click on any name or card below to see thePit's Bid/Ask prices. ***


*** AL EAST ***

Baltimore ORIOLES
#2 Dylan Bundy 2011 Bowman Prospects
#26 Kevin Gausman 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American
#26 Kevin Gausman 2012 RIZE Draft

Boston RED SOX
#31 Jackie Bradley 2010 Bowman Platinum
#40 Matt Barnes 2010 Bowman Platinum
Jose Iglesias 2010 Bowman Chrome

New York YANKEES
#57 Gary Sanchez 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft
Manny Banuelos 2011 Bowman Chrome Auto BGS 9.5
J.R. Murphy 2009 Donruss Elite Auto
Dellin Betances 2007 Bowman Chrome
Dellin Betances 2006 Tristar Plus Farm Auto

Tampa Bay RAYS
#90 Hak-Ju Lee 2010 Bowman Chrome
Tim Beckham 2008 Razor Metal Limited
Josh Sale 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American

Toronto BLUE JAYS
#65 Aaron Sanchez 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American


*** AL CENTRAL ***

Chicago WHITE SOX
#55 Courtney Hawkins 2012 RIZE Draft
#55 Courtney Hawkins 2012 RIZE Strength & Honor

Cleveland INDIANS
#14 Trevor Bauer 2011 Bowman Draft
#14 Trevor Bauer 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto BGS 9.5
#28 Francisco Lindor 2010 Bowman Aflac All-American
Tony Wolters 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American

Kansas City ROYALS
#35 Bubba Starling 2010 Bowman Chrome
#35 Bubba Starling 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto BGS 9.5

Minnesota TWINS
#9 Miguel Sano 2010 Bowman Platinum
#10 Byron Buxton 2012 RIZE
#10 Byron Buxton 2012 RIZE of the Prodigy
#72 Aaron Hicks 2008 Razor Metal


*** AL WEST ***

Houston ASTROS
#13 Carlos Correa 2012 RIZE Draft
#13 Carlos Correa 2012 RIZE Emergence
#27 Jonathan Singleton 2010 Topps Pro Debut
#37 George Springer 2010 Platinum

Los Angeles ANGELS
#60 Kaleb Cowart 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American
Cam Bedrosian 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American

Oakland ATHLETICS
#48 Addison Russell 2012 RIZE Draft
#48 Addison Russell 2012 RIZE of the Prodigy
Michael Choice 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft
A.J. Cole 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American

Seattle MARINERS
#17 Mike Zunino 2012 RIZE Draft
#17 Mike Zunino 2012 RIZE Strength & Honor
Marcus Littlewood 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American

Texas RANGERS
#1 Jurickson Profar 2011 Bowman Prospects
Joey Gallo 2012 RIZE Draft
Joey Gallo 2012 RIZE Strength & Honor



*** NL EAST ***

Atlanta BRAVES
#44 Julio Teheran 2010 Bowman Chrome Auto BGS 9.5

New York METS
Gavin Cecchini 2012 RIZE Draft
Gavin Cecchini 2012 RIZE Emergence
Brandon Nimmo 2011 Bowman Chrome Auto BGS 9.5
Wilmer Flores 2008 Bowman Chrome Auto

Philadelphia PHILLIES
Ethan Martin 2008 Razor Metal

Washington NATIONALS
#30 Anthony Rendon 2010 Topps USA


*** NL CENTRAL ***
Chicago CUBS
#34 Jorge Soler 2012 RIZE Draft
#34 Jorge Soler 2012 RIZE World Class
Josh Vitters 2007 Bowman Sterling Auto

Cincinnati REDS
#20 Billy Hamilton 2009 Bowman Chrome

Milwaukee BREWERS
Mark Rogers 2004 Bowman Chrome Auto

Pittsburgh PIRATES
#7 Gerrit Cole 2010 Topps USA
#19 Jameson Taillon 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American
#19 Jameson Taillon 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft

St. Louis CARDINALS
#6 Shelby Miller 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft


*** NL WEST ***
Arizona DIAMONDBACKS
#25 Archie Bradley 2010 Bowman Aflac All-American

Colorado ROCKIES
#53 David Dahl 2012 RIZE Draft
#53 David Dahl 2012 RIZE Emergence
Tim Wheeler 2009 Bowman Sterling Auto
Peter Tago 2009 Bowman Aflac All-American

Los Angeles DODGERS
#47 Yasiel Puig 2012 RIZE Draft
#47 Yasiel Puig 2012 RIZE World Class
Zach Lee 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft

San Diego PADRES
#45 Casey Kelly 2008 Razor Metal Limited

San Francisco GIANTS
Gary Brown 2010 Bowman Chrome
Gary Brown 2010 Donruss Elite Extra


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Baseball America released its widely-anticipated Top 100 Prospects List on Tuesday (2/19). Many commentators will now break the List down to divine the future of their favorite major league team, while fantasy baseball enthusiasts will use it to gain an edge on their competitors.

Here at thePit, we're interested in the List for one reason: to help our customers make decisions about speculative rookie card trades. Many of the Top 100 have cards already traded on thePit, and Pit IPOs for the 2012 RIZE Draft cards (scheduled for first week in March) will soon add many top choices from last year's draft class.

Earlier this week, we began highlighting (via Twitter) intriguing prospects for each team, starting with the NL East and the AL West, and covering two organizations per day. The full Tweet stream is available in the left-hand column of this page, and you can scroll down to see all of our comments.

We encourage you to ReTweet and/or reply to our Tweets, and we will respond by ReTweeting replies that we think are of interest to Pit members. If you feel a certain player's cards are undervalued, overvalued, or unfairly ignored, let us know with a Tweet to @ThePitCards and we'll broadcast your message to our rapidly growing base of Followers. If you prefer Facebook, we have recently established a page named "THEPIT.com Sports Stock Exchange". At this time, our Facebook postings are just duplicates of our Tweets, but the Facebook format may provide an easier way to interact with other Pit members and to create discussion for each featured prospect's cards. We encourage you to "Comment" below each Facebook photo of a featured Rookie Card. Is the card a screaming buy or a risky purchase? We know other members will be interested to hear your views.

Long-time members of thePit remember the site's own discussion boards that were so lively in the early days. Those discussion boards were discontinued years ago, but thePit community now has the opportunity to re-construct the fun of hobby banter, card promotion, cheerleading and trash-talking among like-minded sportscard fans, using the amazing social networking tools now available.



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ThePit added eight prospects ranked among Baseball America's Top 55 when trading of 2012 RIZE Draft cards began on Friday, March 8th at 4:00PM Pacific. RIZE is a new Prospect-Driven Trading Card Brand, whose current baseball product is licensed and authenticated through Leaf Trading Cards, and manufactured for RIZE, specifically by Leaf Trading Cards. The top four picks in the draft (Astros' Carlos Correa, Twins' Byron Buxton, Mariners' Mike Zunino, Orioles' Kevin Gausman) are featured, along with Cuban stars Jorge Soler (Cubs) and Yasiel Puig (Dodgers), and #1 team prospects for the A's (Addison Russell) and White Sox (Courtney Hawkins).

19 OF THE 21 CARDS BEGAN TRADING AT LESS THAN $1! The RIZE cards represent the most economical way to speculate on these top prospects, some of whom have no other "base" cards yet available. ThePit is offering 21 different cards of 11 players, as several players are pictured on special "Strength & Honor", "Emergence" and "Prodigy" subset cards.

** 2012 Draft Position for each player below indicated by #. Cubans Puig & Soler were not eligible for the Draft. CLICK ON EACH LINE BELOW FOR PICTURE AND PRICING **

#1 Carlos Correa (HOU) 2012 RIZE Draft
#1 Carlos Correa (HOU) 2012 RIZE Emergence
#2 Byron Buxton (MIN) 2012 RIZE Draft
#2 Byron Buxton (MIN) 2012 RIZE of the Prodigy
#3 Mike Zunino (SEA) 2012 RIZE Draft
#3 Mike Zunino (SEA) 2012 RIZE Strength & Honor
#4 Kevin Gausman (BAL) 2012 RIZE Draft
#10 David Dahl (COL) 2012 RIZE Draft
#10 David Dahl (COL) 2012 RIZE Emergence
#11 Addison Russell (OAK) 2012 RIZE Draft
#11 Addison Russell (OAK) 2012 RIZE of the Prodigy
#12 Gavin Cecchini (NYM) 2012 RIZE Draft
#12 Gavin Cecchini (NYM) 2012 RIZE Emergence
#13 Courtney Hawkins (CWS) 2012 RIZE Draft
#13 Courtney Hawkins (CWS) 2012 RIZE Strength & Honor
#39 Joey Gallo (TEX) 2012 RIZE Draft
#39 Joey Gallo (TEX) 2012 RIZE Strength & Honor
Yasiel Puig (LAD) 2012 RIZE Draft
Yasiel Puig (LAD) 2012 RIZE World Class
Jorge Soler (CHC) 2012 RIZE Draft
Jorge Soler (CHC) 2012 RIZE World Class


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********************** SIX GRADED KOBE BRYANT CARDS ADDED TO THEPIT ******************
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The Lakers have struggled and disappointed this year, but 34 year old Kobe Bryant just keeps rolling along. The five-time NBA champion has played all 50 Laker games thus far, and he leads the league in minutes and field goals. Earlier this season, Kobe became just the fifth player in league history to reach 30,000 career points, and by season's end he should surpass Wilt Chamberlain to stand behind only Kareem, Karl and Michael on the all-time scoring list. In his 17th NBA season, Kobe still retains the ability to astonish -- not just on contested fall-away jumpers from impossible angles, but also with the occasional flash of youthful explosiveness that made him the Slam Dunk Contest winner as a rookie.

In the basketball card collecting hobby, Kobe sits atop the pantheon of current stars with LeBron and Kevin Durant his only peers. ThePit has this week added six graded Kobe rookie cards, which are available for immediate trading (click on each line below for current Pit Buy/Sell prices):

*NEW* KOBE BRYANT ROOKIE CARDS
Kobe 1996 Bowman's Best BGS 9.5
Kobe 1996 Fleer #203 PSA 10
Kobe 1996 SkyBox Premium #55 BGS 9.5
Kobe 1996 Topps BGS 9.5
Kobe 1996 Upper Deck BGS 9.5
Kobe 1996 Ultra #52 BGS 9.5


ThePit is also adding Gem Mint examples of the following Rookie Cards:

Kevin Durant 2007 Bowman Chrome BGS 9.5
Ray Lewis 1996 Bowman's Best BGS 9.5

All of the additions to thePit above were suggested by a new member. ThePit is eager to work with members who have graded cards they would like added to the exchange. Please contact us at customer.service@thepit.com or call Operations Manager Frank Lewandowski at (805) 485-5700 to see how we can help you. We are primarily interested in graded cards which have a total market value [(Value Per Card) X (Total Population for that Grade)] of $5,000 or more, but we also make many exceptions. With commissions roughly half those of eBay's, and a format that allows "One Stop Selling", we can save you time and money. Give us a call!



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The Super Bowl represents one of the great card trading days of the entire sports year, and there were many angles to play this year. Here's a summary of the cards that we highlighted for action during Super Bowl 47. Click on each name for the current Pit Bid/Ask Prices:


BALTIMORE RAVENS

QB Joe Flacco 2008 Topps Chrome NM-MT
RB Ray Rice 2008 Topps Chrome NM-MT
WR Anquan Boldin 2003 Bowman Chrome Uncirc.
WR Torrey Smith 2011 Topps NM-MT
LB Ray Lewis 1996 Bowman's Best NM-MT
S Ed Reed 2002 Bowman Uncirc.


SAN FRANCISCO '49ers

HEAD COACH Jim Harbaugh 1989 Topps Traded NM-MT
QB Colin Kaepernick 2011 Topps NM-MT
QB Colin Kaepernick 2011 Topps Chrome NM-MT
RB Frank Gore 2005 SPx Jersey/Auto NM-MT
WR Randy Moss 1998 Topps Chrome PSA 10
TE Vernon Davis 2006 Topps Chrome NM-MT
DE Justin Smith 2001 Topps Finest PSA 9


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***************** 70 VINTAGE PSA ROOKIE CARDS (1970-2001) ADDED TO THEPIT ***********
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ThePit is building out its offerings of vintage rookie cards from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Most of the new cards feature the last generation's baseball stars, but we are also offering a few football and basketball cards. The vast majority are Hall of Famers (Ripken, Boggs, Sandberg etc.) and HOF candidates (Maddux, Glavine, Biggio, Bagwell, Chipper etc.), while a few feature popular players whose legendary careers left them short of Cooperstown (Dale Murphy, Strawberry, Mattingly).

Most of these cards are just back from PSA and have never changed hands in graded form. Prices and pictures are viewable by clicking on the card descriptions below:

*** BASEBALL ***
Dale Murphy 1977 Topps PSA 10
Dale Murphy 1977 Topps PSA 8

Tim Raines 1981 Topps Traded PSA 9
Tim Raines 1981 Donruss PSA 9
Dodgers Future Star Mike Scioscia / Fernando Valenzuela 1981 Topps PSA 8

Cal Ripken Jr. 1982 Topps Traded PSA 8.5
Cal Ripken Jr. 1982 Topps Traded PSA 9

Wade Boggs 1983 Donruss PSA 9
Wade Boggs 1983 Donruss PSA 10
Tony Gwynn 1983 Donruss PSA 9
Tony Gwynn 1983 Fleer PSA 8
Ryne Sandberg 1983 Fleer PSA 8
Ryne Sandberg 1983 Topps PSA 8

Don Mattingly 1984 O_Pee_Chee PSA 9
Don Mattingly 1984 Topps PSA 10
Darryl Strawberry 1984 Topps PSA 9
Dwight Gooden 1984 Topps Traded PSA 9

Roger Clemens 1985 Leaf PSA 9
Dwight Gooden 1985 Topps PSA 9
Kirby Puckett 1985 Donruss PSA 9
Kirby Puckett 1985 Donruss PSA 10
Kibry Puckett 1985 Fleer PSA 8
Kirby Puckett 1985 Fleer PSA 9
Kirby Puckett 1985 Topps PSA 8

Jose Canseco 1986 Donruss PSA 10
Barry Bonds 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany PSA 10
Bo Jackson 1986 Topps Traded Tiffany PSA 10

Barry Bonds 1987 Donruss PSA 10
Barry Bonds 1987 Topps PSA 10
Barry Larkin 1987 Donruss PSA 9
Barry Larkin 1987 Topps PSA 10
Greg Maddux 1987 Fleer Update PSA 9
Greg Maddux 1987 Fleer Update Glossy PSA 10

Craig Biggio 1988 Score Traded Glossy PSA 9
Tom Glavine 1988 Donruss PSA 10
Tom Glavine 1988 Fleer PSA 10
Tom Glavine 1988 Fleer Glossy PSA 10
John Smoltz 1988 Fleer Update PSA 9
Roberto Alomar 1988 Score Traded Glossy PSA 9
Roberto Alomar 1988 Topps Traded PSA 10

Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Bowman Tiffany PSA 8
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Bowman Tiffany PSA 9
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Donruss PSA 10
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Fleer Glossy PSA 9
Ken Griffey Jr. 1989 Topps Traded Tiffany PSA 9
John Smoltz 1989 Bowman Tiffany PSA 10
John Smoltz 1989 Fleer PSA 10
John Smoltz 1989 Upper Deck PSA 10
Craig Biggio 1989 Upper Deck PSA 10
Randy Johnson 1989 Donruss PSA 10
Omar Vizquel 1989 Upper Deck PSA 10

Frank Thomas 1990 Topps Tiffany PSA 10

Chipper Jones 1991 Score PSA 10
Chipper Jones 1991 Topps PSA 9
Chipper Jones 1991 Topps Tiffany PSA 9
Jeff Bagwell 1991 Topps Traded Tiffany PSA 10
Ivan Rodriguez 1991 Topps Traded Tiffany PSA 10

Mariano Rivera 1992 Bowman PSA 9
Jeff Kent 1992 Fleer Update PSA 9
Derek Jeter 1992 Upper Deck Minor League PSA 10

Derek Jeter 1993 Score PSA 10
Derek Jeter 1993 Topps PSA 10

Albert Pujols 2001 Upper Deck Reserve PSA 10


*** FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL ***
O.J. Simpson 1970 Kellogg's PSA 10

Tony Dorsett 1978 Topps PSA 8

Mike Singletary 1983 Topps PSA 10

Deion Sanders 1989 Score PSA 10
Thurman Thomas 1989 Score PSA 10

Phil Jackson 1972 Topps PSA 8 Text


 
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