Yasiel Puig Cards Soar During Wild First Week with the Dodgers

Yasiel Puig Cards Soar During Wild First Week with the Dodgers

2013 Bowman Cream of the Crop Mini Refractor Yasiel PuigYasiel Puig's first week in the majors was nothing short of amazing. The Dodgers outfielder has quickly emerged as 2013's it player, both on the field and in the hobby. While he was highly touted ahead of his call-up, prices on Yasiel Puig baseball cards have soared as collectors clamor to get in on the excitement.

2013 Bowman Baseball has been out for about a month now. This is the first set to feature Puig in a Dodgers uniform. While he's not in the base or Prospect sets, he is a part of a pair of inserts. When 2013 Bowman Baseball arrived, the Yasiel Puig Cream of the Crop Mini Refractor could be found regularly on eBay for $10 or less. Most of the Blue parallels, which are numbered to 250, sold in the $25-40 range. Now the regular versions are selling for $50. Blue Refractors were up to about $60 at the time Puig debuted with the Dodgers. A week later and they're now selling for $150.

The Yasiel Puig card to get in 2013 Bowman Baseball has become Lucky Redemption #4. He wasn't named to the set until he made the Los Angeles roster. When the set first released, it sold for about $150-200. The latest copies to sell have reached $900. Redeemed copies of the Yasiel Puig Lucky Redemptions come with an on-card autograph.

There has been a renewed interest in several 2012 products from Leaf that have the first certified Yasiel Puig autograph cards. In just the last week, Puig's 2012 Leaf Metal Draft autograph went from a $60 card to one that moves for as much as $300 (though the last one to sell barely broke the $200 barrier). His base 2012 Leaf Valiant autograph has gone from $86 to more than $400. A one-of-one autograph parallel from 2012 Leaf Ultimate Draft sold on June 5 for $3,050. With these soaring prices, there has also been renewed interest in boxes that hold the potential for Yasiel Puig autographs.

It's tough to imagine Puig maintaining the numbers he showed during his first six games. He hit safely in all but one of them, four of which were multi-hit outings. The Cuban notched four home runs and knocked in ten runs. He also played tremendous defense in the Dodgers outfield. For now, at least, there's no stopping Yasiel Puig or his cards.

Here's a quick look at the fast rise of Yasiel Puig baseball cards based on completed eBay auctions:

2012 Leaf Legends of Sport Yasiel Puig #10

5/20/13: $9.99
6/4/13: $17.75-$22.95
6/6/13: $86.99

2012 Leaf Memories Originals Yasiel Puig #552 #/99

6/1/13: $16.50
6/3/13: $43.00
6/6/13: $125.95-$153.50

2012 Leaf Metal Draft Yasiel Puig #BA-YP1 Autograph

5/12/13: $42
6/3/13: $85
6/10/13: $203

2012 Leaf Ultimate Draft Yasiel Puig #BA-YP1 Autograph

5/27/13: $80
6/3/13: $110
6/9/13: $269-$350

2012 Leaf Valiant Yasiel Puig #BA-YP1

5/9/13: $60
6/3/13: $86-$120
6/9/13: $230

2013 Bowman Lucky Redemption Autograph Yasiel Puig #4

5/9/13: $250
5/15/13: $152.50
6/3/13: $389.99-$500
6/8/13: $980-$1,000

2013 Bowman Cream of the Crop Mini Refractor Yasiel Puig #LAD3

5/9/13: $7.05-$14.99
6/3/13: $9.99-$20.50
6/9/13: $31.01-$61

2013 Bowman Top 100 Prospects Yasiel Puig #BTP58

5/9/13: $5.50-$12.50
6/3/13: $6.49-$18.88
6/9/13: $26-$47

2013 Bowman Top 100 Prospects Die-Cut Refractor Yasiel Puig #BTP58 #/99

5/9/13: $49.99-$117
6/3/13: $73.70
6/9/13: $225-$250

Top eBay Listings

2015 NATIONAL TREASURES YASIEL PUIG TREASURED MATERIAL 50 99 LA DODGERS
$9.95

2015 Topps Finest Baseball Blue Refractor 128 150 #83 Yasiel Puig Dodgers
$5.99

4 Card YASIEL PUIG 2015 Topps Finest Baseball Base Lot #83 - DODGERS
$5.00

Yasiel Puig 2014 Panini Immaculate Collection BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$499.00

2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Refractor Yasiel Puig #1 RC Rookie
$5.99

2013 Topps Update Yasiel Puig DODGERS RC #250 SP "Big Glove"
$5.95

Yasiel Puig 2013 Topps Update #US330 MLB LA Dodgers Rookie CARD RC $$
$5.00

2013 (DODGERS) Bowman Chrome Mini #330 Yasiel Puig
$8.00

2013 Panini Prizm Prizms Blue Pulsar #260 Yasiel Puig (RC) Los Angeles Dodgers
$35.00

2013 BOWMAN CHROME XFRACTOR #78 YASIEL PUIG DOGERS PSA 10 GEM MINT 3673
$29.95

Yasiel Puig 50 2013 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor RC Rare Mint PSA 9
$149.99

2013 PANINI HOMETOWN HEROES #SD54 YASIEL PUIG SPORTDISCS RC DODGERS, PSA 9 (380)
$15.16

2013 Topps Update (# TRCP-15) Yasiel Puig Rookie Commemorative Patch
$11.50

2013 TOPPS #US46 YASIEL PUIG "BLUE BORDER" ROOKIE CARD RC, DODGERS, 111013
$7.96

Yasiel Puig With crowd VAR 2014 Topps Chrome #90B SSP Rare BGS 9.5 Gem Pop 2
$199.00

YASIEL PUIG 2015 BOWMAN BEST GOLD REFRACTOR 50
$22.99
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

User Comments

  1. Hi. I have a bid for a 2013 Topps Pro Debut Yasiel Puig SSP 35b card. I can’t tell by looking at the front or back that it has a SSP printed on it. How do I know it’s actually a short print? Many thanks!!

  2. Ralph Spence » All of the Pro Debut variations can be seen here: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/2013-topps-pro-debut-baseball-variation-short-prints-guide

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