Feel like taking a risk? If you're a card collector, you might be rolling the proverbial dice with 2014 Topps Museum Collection. It comes with some elegant designs throughout, but also a big price tag. But with that risk comes some potentially great cards.
They might be tough, but 2014 Topps Museum Collection does have a healthy dose of things like bat barrels and unique patches that have been selling for big amounts. For example, a Mike Trout bat barrel quickly went for $1,499.99. The product also has a lot more on-card autographs than a lot of other releases.
Now in its third year, Museum Collection has carved out a niche that helps set it apart from a lot of other sets. Prodigious Patches aren't only big, but they come from some very recognizable uniform spots. Canvas Collection cards offer an artistic take on baseball's greats. The basic reprints might not go for much, but some of the original art cards can attract a good amount of attention. When they debuted, the framed autographs were a distinct part of the set. Their popularity has since been transferred to other releases.
And while few will complain about the look of the cards in 2014 Topps Museum Collection, the risk comes in the player selection. Sure, there's Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and a bunch of retired Hall of Famers, but there are also lots of players who don't have nearly the same hobby stature.
Below is a look at some of the bigger names and cards coming from 2014 Topps Museum Collection Baseball. It's a real-time list of the most-watched cards currently up for auction on eBay. It updates itself for those who want to track some of the larger, more unique cards to hit the open market.