Vladimir Guerrero (VLAD) $46.00 0.0% Carlos Beltran (CBEL) $3.00 -0.5% Dwight Howard (DWHO) $3.00 -0.2% Carlos Correa (CCOR) $8.00 0.2% Mike Stanton / Giancarlo Stanton (MSTN) $592.00 Michael Jordan (MIKE) $1,497.00 -0.1% Tiger Woods (TIGR) $42.00 Kurt Warner (WARN) $32.00 0.1% Stephen Strasburg (SSTR) $64.00 -0.6% Emmitt Smith (EMMT) $25.00 0.0% Randy Moss (MOSS) $11.00 -0.5% Mark Mcgwire (MACK) $49.00 -0.2% Willie Mays (MAYS) $107.00 -0.1% Peyton Manning (MANN) $20.00 0.4% Adrian Beltre (BELT) $41.00 -0.2% Eloy Jimenez (JIME) $2.00 Yoan Moncada (MONY) $2.00 0.1% Anthony Rizzo (RIZO) $1.00 1.3% Kevin Durant (DRNT) $98.00 -0.1% Hunter Harvey (HARV) $4.00 0.7% Roy Halladay (RHAL) $8.00 -0.7% Barry Bonds (BOND) $101.00 -0.2% Ken Griffey Jr. (GRIF) $27.00 -0.1% Derek Jeter (JETR) $42.00 0.1% James Harden (JDEN) $6.00 2.0%

<b>Latest IPOs feature Luck, Harper, McCutchen, Kobe, Griffey</b>

























ThePit's Initial Public Offerings this Sunday include the full spectrum of hobby favorites: a record-breaking player yet to reach the majors (147 steals Billy Hamilton), the most exciting rookies in football and baseball today (Andrew Luck & Bryce Harper), Cy Young & MVP candidates in their primes (Felix Hernandez, David Price, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen), All-Time Greats seeking yet another title (Kobe Bryant) and the most legendary retired players (Ken Griffey, Bo Jackson, Dwight Gooden). Except for the Hamilton, all of these rookie cards are graded Mint or better by Beckett or PSA.

The IPOs listed below will go "live" at 3:00pm Pacific Time this Sunday the 26th:

Andrew Luck 2012 Leaf Valiant Green BGS 10
Andrew Luck 2012 Leaf Draft PSA 10
Andrew Luck 2011 Sports Illustrated PSA 10
Bryce Harper 2011 Topps Heritage Minors BGS 9.5
Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Prospects BGS 9.5
Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman's Best BGS 9.5
Bryce Harper 2009 AFLAC All-American PSA 10
Bryce Harper 2009 AFLAC All-American BGS 9
Yu Darvish 2009 Bowman Chrome WBC BGS 9.5
Billy Hamilton 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft (NM-MT)
David Price 2007 Sterling Auto BGS 9
Carlos Gonzalez 2005 Bowman Chrome BGS 9.5
Andrew McCutchen 2005 Topps Chrome U&H Auto PSA 10
Andrew McCutchen 2005 Topps Chrome U&H Auto PSA 9
Colby Rasmus 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto BGS 9
Colby Rasmus 2005 Bowman Chrome Draft Auto PSA 9
Felix Hernandez 2004 Bowman Chrome Auto BGS 9
1999 Topps Traded Set (factory sealed, with Sabathia & J. Hamilton Rookies, plus a random auto card.)
Kobe Bryant 1996 SP BGS 9.5
Ken Griffey 1989 Donruss BGS 9.5
John Smoltz 1989 Upper Deck BGS 9.5
Bo Jackson 1989 Score Supplemental BGS 9.5
Dwight Gooden 1984 Topps Traded BGS 9.5

For more info on some of the cards in this week's IPO, please continue reading below.

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8/13/2012: UPCOMING IPOs ThePit is back from the 2012 National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore, where we met with some of the top rookie card dealers in the hobby. Our focus, as always, was explaining how dealers can benefit from thePit's strong user base, efficient storage & shipping services, and low fees to maximize their sales efforts. When dealers understand the many benefits of listing their cards on thePit instead of eBay, they realize that they can charge less on thePit and still make more money than on eBay. This, of course, also leads to satisfied Pit buyers. Most of the cards listed below are sourced from dealers who are listing additional items after success with earlier listings on thePit.

Andrew Luck 2012 Leaf Valiant BGS 10 Two other Luck cards have traded actively on thePit, and now we add our first graded offering of the #1 draft pick. Luck played very well in his first pre-season game for the Colts, and expectations are high that he will be a worthy successor to Peyton Manning.


Bryce Harper 2011 Topps Heritage Minors BGS 9.5 Better than any other Harper card I've seen, this one captures the essence of his legendary power, as it shows him with his arms fully cocked to begin another tremendous swing. Produced in the classic 1962 Topps style, this is one of the most attractive and popular cards of the phenomenal young talent.


Yu Darvish 2009 Bowman Chrome WBC BGS 9.5 Darvish is among the league leaders in Wins and Strikeouts in his rookie season, and he figues to gain additional exposure during the playoffs. This World Baseball Championships card has been one of the most actively traded offerings on thePit this season, and it is now offered in Gem Mint graded form for the first time.


Carlos Gonzalez 2005 Bowman Chrome BGS 9.5 His Colorado Rockies are struggling, but Gonzalez is quietly adding another excellent season to his impressive career resume. His OPS of .930 ranks seventh in the National League.


Kobe Bryant 1996 SP BGS 9.5 The PSA 10 grade of this card has been popular on thePit for many years, and we expect that this Beckett Gem Mint grade will also trade well. With the addition of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers, Kobe now has an excellent chance to match Michael Jordan with six championship rings.

Ken Griffey 1989 Donruss BGS 9.5 ThePit has long traded the PSA 9 grade of this card, but until now we did not have a Gem Mint listing. One of the things we noticed at the National Convention was that cards of the blue-chip modern athletes (esp. Jordan, Griffey, Jeter, Kobe and Brady) are extremely strong, and in some cases (e.g. MIKE-86-FLR-P9 and JETR-93-SP1-P9) have risen by 50% or more over the last 12 months. If that trend continues, investment-grade cards like this one may be pulled forward. Griffey is virtually certain to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

John Smoltz 1989 Upper Deck BGS 9.5 Smoltz is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2015, and a strong case can be made for the only pitcher in Major League history to record both 200 Wins and 150 Saves.

Bo Jackson 1989 Score Supplemental BGS 9.5 The picture says it all, and reminds us that there was a time when two-sport star Bo Jackson, not Michael Jordan, was the most famous and idolized athlete in America. Due to the injuries which ended his careers prematurely, Bo won't be making any acceptance speeches in Canton or Cooperstown. But any sports fan of the late '80s has to have a spot for Bo in his personal Hall of Fame.

Dwight Gooden 1984 Topps Traded BGS 9.5 In 1984 Gooden was the most dominating 19-year-old pitcher in baseball history, striking out 276 batters in 218 innings. The following year, 1985, he was the best 20-year-old pitcher in baseball history, winning the Cy Young Award for his 24-4 record and astounding 1.53 ERA. Gooden's meteoric success in New York, his role on the 1986 World Series Championship team, and the unparalleled achievements at the start of his career are the stuff of legends that will be passed down through generations of baseball fans.




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