The Hottest Cards in 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball

The Hottest Cards in 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball

The flagship Topps baseball set is, traditionally, the most collected set of the year for a reason. A big one is the price. Compared to most every other current set, it's cheap. Fresh out of the gate, you can grab packs for a couple of dollars. Wait a few months and, once the dust settles, you can expect to pay even less. But just because buying in is (relatively) cheap, it doesn't mean some rare and high-end cards can't be found. You need a some luck, but they're out there. But it looks as though the odds might be a little more in your favor with 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball than in years past.

While still rare, there appears to be more autographs and hit-focused cards in the flagship product. These are the types of cards that garner the most attention on the secondary market. Because of the product's tradition and widespread appeal, a lot of these cards quickly make their way into personal collections and master sets adding a little urgency to get while they're available.

Early on, some of the cards getting the most attention in 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball are the Strata autographed memorabilia cards. After debuting in 2012 Topps Strata Football, the shadow box-style cards have made their way to the diamond. Most are redemptions, unfortunately, but a couple are live. The combination of novelty, quality and "cool factor" have been generating a lot of buzz.

As with past years, World Series relics and autographs are enticing team collectors, particular fans of the Red Sox. Even players who typically don't sell for much command a premium in these sets.

Of course, there are also the plentiful variation short prints. With so many of them to chase, collectors are looking for them for player collections, sets and holding onto them for the novelty factor.

Below is a real-time list of the most-watched 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball cards currently listed on eBay. While not all are the ones getting the highest bids, it does offer a gauge of what is drawing the most eyeballs and attention. The list will refresh on its own, so you may want to check back if you're tracking a particular card, insert set or just curious about what's happening with the popular release.

27 watchers
Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $212.50
Time Left: 4 days 10 hours 54 minutes 46 seconds
25 watchers
Bids: 12
Current Bid/Price (USD): $97.00
Time Left: 1 day 8 hours 39 minutes 48 seconds
25 watchers
Bids: 13
Current Bid/Price (USD): $58.00
Time Left: 1 day 10 hours 51 minutes 32 seconds
24 watchers
Bids: 16
Current Bid/Price (USD): $47.00
Time Left: 10 hours 37 minutes 20 seconds
20 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.99
Time Left: 27 days 9 hours 34 minutes 4 seconds
18 watchers
Bids: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $75.00
Time Left: 6 hours 39 minutes 34 seconds
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Bids: 20
Current Bid/Price (USD): $184.50
Time Left: 6 hours 25 minutes 4 seconds
16 watchers
Past Sales: 97
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.00
Time Left: 12 days 48 seconds
15 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $29.35
Time Left: 3 days 10 hours 24 minutes 41 seconds
14 watchers
Past Sales: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.75
Time Left: 3 days 38 minutes 42 seconds
14 watchers
Bids: 8
Current Bid/Price (USD): $103.50
Time Left: 4 days 10 hours 54 minutes 35 seconds
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Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.50
Time Left: 3 days 10 hours 24 minutes 58 seconds
10 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.50
Time Left: 3 days 9 minutes 20 seconds
10 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.25
Time Left: 3 days 8 hours 10 minutes 8 seconds
10 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $77.00
Time Left: 4 days 10 hours 54 minutes 40 seconds
10 watchers
Past Sales: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.00
Time Left: 9 days 6 hours 37 seconds
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Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.50
Time Left: 4 days 7 hours 42 minutes 56 seconds
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Past Sales: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.99
Time Left: 5 days 6 hours 24 minutes 50 seconds
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Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.50
Time Left: 2 days 8 hours 15 minutes 14 seconds
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Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 5 days 23 hours 35 minutes 45 seconds
8 watchers
Past Sales: 25
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.95
Time Left: 8 days 9 hours 24 minutes 31 seconds
7 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $16.37
Time Left: 4 days 8 hours
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Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.77
Time Left: 5 days 8 hours 17 minutes 26 seconds
7 watchers
Bids: 10
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.50
Time Left: 5 days 10 hours 36 minutes 13 seconds
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Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.99
Time Left: 6 hours 9 minutes 52 seconds
6 watchers
Past Sales: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $51.99
Time Left: 12 hours 17 minutes 44 seconds
6 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $6.77
Time Left: 15 hours 49 minutes 38 seconds
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Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.50
Time Left: 1 day 7 hours 39 minutes 29 seconds
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Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.82
Time Left: 2 days 5 hours 16 minutes 49 seconds
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Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.55
Time Left: 4 days 10 hours 24 minutes 57 seconds
6 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.30
Time Left: 5 days 3 hours 38 minutes 11 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.50
Time Left: 9 hours 9 minutes 28 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $16.75
Time Left: 2 days 8 hours 9 minutes 20 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $20.50
Time Left: 3 days 10 hours 25 minutes 6 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.50
Time Left: 8 days 10 hours 20 minutes 35 seconds
5 watchers
Past Sales: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $49.99
Time Left: 13 days 5 hours 28 minutes 57 seconds
5 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.99
Time Left: 16 days 11 hours 8 minutes 23 seconds
5 watchers
Past Sales: 7
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.96
Time Left: 18 days 6 hours 4 minutes 43 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.09
Time Left: 32 minutes 34 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.50
Time Left: 6 hours 15 minutes 15 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $51.00
Time Left: 7 hours 39 minutes 19 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.24
Time Left: 11 hours 43 minutes 4 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 8
Current Bid/Price (USD): $21.50
Time Left: 1 day 9 hours 35 minutes 11 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.25
Time Left: 2 days 6 hours 18 minutes 18 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.25
Time Left: 2 days 7 hours 8 minutes 31 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.50
Time Left: 3 days 9 hours 50 minutes 13 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.00
Time Left: 3 days 10 hours 24 minutes 36 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 5 days 9 hours 48 minutes 55 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.50
Time Left: 5 days 22 hours 44 minutes 25 seconds
4 watchers
Past Sales: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.99
Time Left: 23 days 4 hours 26 minutes 22 seconds


Ryan Cracknell

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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.

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