Relics from the Wild West, bits of items from outer space, autographs from a diverse mix of athletes, recreated paintings -- this just touches the surface of the variety found in 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions. While the diversity may be a little over-the-top for some, for others it's a refreshing break from the norm. It's not who that promised hit is, rather what it is.
The first week of sales reflect that. While the top-selling card sold on eBay in those early days was a Tiger Woods autograph (a healthy $1,520.67), the next three cards featured no athletes at all. Proving there are some devoted set builders for the Animal Kingdom Patch Cards, three of the high-numbered extreme short prints sold via Buy It Now for $1299.99, $1250 and $999.99 each. This is what they look like:
Quagga - $1,299.99
Sasquatch - $999.99
Giant Fossa - $1,250
On the sports side, autographs are proving to be the most popular. Besides Woods, other big names include Michael Jordan, Mark McGwire, Danica Patrick, LeBron James and Oscar De La Hoya.
Below is a real-time look at the 50 most-watched 2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions auctions currently listed on eBay, showcasing what's drawing the most attention. The list generates on its own and is constantly updating itself. With so much variety and lots of short prints, this is one of the easiest ways to track the set's biggest cards as they surface.
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| E-Mail Author 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.
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