Is the 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph a $500K Card?
By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
When is a trout a whale? When it’s the 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph. The biggest and most valuable Mike Trout card ever produced, it has found its way to eBay with a price tag that’s half a million dollars.
The one-of-one actually came out a short time before Stephen Strasburg caused the Superfractor to explode. And while the $500,000 price may be on the high side, the seller, RS Card World, is accepting offers. Should a deal be reached, don’t be surprised if it ranks among the highest prices paid for a baseball card released in the last 30 years.
The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Superfractor Autograph has been graded a 9 by BGS with a 10 for the signature.
It comes as a fixed-priced listing as opposed to an auction. The card doesn’t have a scheduled end date.
For those not familiar with Superfractors, they’re one-of-a-kind parallels that have a distinct gold background that’s highlighted by a circular pattern. While they’re popular in virtually every baseball set they’ve been released in, over the past decade or so they have become the pinnacle cards for prospects. Timed right, top players can easily realize five-figure sales.
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