Now that the post-season is over, baseball fans and collectors can endure the off-season by looking forward to all the potential signings of free agents available.
Some big names include Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta on the pitching side, and J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer on the batting side.
Just like a player’s value can increase or decrease depending on the team they sign to (ie. to a perennial contender or a rebuilding team), a player’s card value can do the same (ie. historic team vs small market team).
We’ll have to see if some big free agent names get a boost like Martinez who could if he gets moved from the Arizona Diamondbacks to a team like the Dodgers, Yankees or Red Sox.
In the meantime, here are some really nice cards from the free agent players and their values on eBay.
- 2011 Bowman Chrome JD J.D. Martinez Gold Refractor /50 RC Auto Autograph (BGS 9.5/10) – $800
- YU DARVISH 2012 BOWMAN CHROME ROOKIE PURPLE REFRACTOR /10 AUTO (BGS 9.5/10) – $1,299.99
- 2008 BOWMAN STERLING JAKE ARRIETA RC BLACK REFRACTOR AUTO CUBS /25 (BGS 9.5/10) – $349.99