There Are Monster Baseball Cards and Then There’s This from 2019 Topps Luminaries

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Typically, when someone lands a big baseball card, it’s used to describe something highly coveted, scarce or valuable. But sometimes a big baseball card is actually, well, big. Such is the case with a pull made by Jaspy’s Case Breaks on Tuesday, night.

During a group break, they pulled a 2019 Topps Luminaries Home Run Kings Ultimate Book Card. On the card? Signatures from 50 different players.

“I was sorting some previous breaks in the back and heard Joe shouting. I knew he was breaking Luminaries, a high-end product so it had to be something good,” said Nick Jasperson. “We were both pretty shocked. We have never seen a card like this and we’ve both been breaking since 2014.”

 

The card is a one-of-one and uses stickers for the signatures. 2019 Topps Luminaries has a similar Hit Kings Ultimate Book Card with many overlapping names. But that card has only 40 signatures.

Understandably, fitting so many autographs requires a lot of space. The book card starts with Vladimir Guerrero and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on one panel before stretching out to 14 total panels. Not including the hinges that hold the whole thing together, that’s about three feet of baseball card.

 

Jasperson did say that while the pull came during a break, it wasn’t done as part of a team break. That would likely have required a random draw to determine who got the card given so many teams are represented. Instead, it was part of a random box break. There were three spots for three boxes. The boxes were numbered before they were opened and spots were assigned randomly.

“The customer who hit it, John, says he is not going to sell it,” Jasperson said. “Instead, he will likely keep it and pass it down to his son and let him decide what to do with it.”

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Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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7 comments

    • Ryan Cracknell 12 September, 2019 at 16:59

      @Randy – They read through them in the video. Here they are at a glance (from the checklist so not same order as on the card):

      Ken Griffey Jr.
      Juan Soto
      Kris Bryant
      Kyle Schwarber
      M Machado
      Juan Gonzalez
      Jose Ramirez
      Ivan Rodriguez
      Jeff Bagwell
      Jim Thome
      Johnny Bench
      Mark McGwire
      Miguel Cabrera
      Shohei Ohtani
      Ronald Acuña Jr.
      Stan Musial
      Vladimir Guerrero
      Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
      Rhys Hoskins
      Reggie Jackson
      Mike Trout
      Mike Piazza
      Nelson Cruz
      Paul Goldschmidt
      Hideki Matsui
      Hank Aaron
      Anthony Rizzo
      Andres Galarraga
      Bo Jackson
      Darryl Strawberry
      Cal Ripken Jr.
      Andre Dawson
      Alex Rodriguez
      Aaron Judge
      Adrian Beltre
      Al Kaline
      Albert Pujols
      Carl Yastrzemski
      Carlton Fisk
      Frank Thomas
      Francisco Lindor
      Fred McGriff
      Gary Sanchez
      George Springer
      Edgar Martinez
      Eddie Murray
      Chipper Jones
      Dale Murphy
      Dave Winfield
      David Ortiz

  1. Heim 12 September, 2019 at 21:14

    I have 2 bins of baseball trading cards…signed baseball and plaques…how do I or what do I do to see if there is value..

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