Beckett Grading Adds to Blowout Cards’ $75,000 Ohtani Superfractor Offer

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Beckett Grading Services will offer free grading and expedited shipping on the Shohei Ohtani Superfractor autograph card from the 2018 Bowman boxes.  The Dallas-based grading and authentication company is joining the frenzy stirred by Blowout Cards co-owner Tom Fish’s offer of $60,000 $75,000 for a BGS 9.5 or higher graded Shohei Ohtani Superfractor autograph card set to be released in hobby shops, Wal-mart, Target and through online retailers today .

“We agree with Blowout Cards that Ohtani is a baseball phenomenon and will be one of the most popular players in this year’s trading card sets. His exclusive relationship with Topps, combined with his tremendous start this season and his global appeal make this a perfect storm for collectors,” said Brian Fleischer, Beckett Baseball Senior Market Analyst.

The raw value of the Ohtani Bowman will be significant, but having it authenticated, preserved and protected by Beckett Grading Services will solidify the integrity of the card for the owner and potential secondary market buyers. The BGS cardholder will provide unobstructed viewing of the card from all angles as well as enhance the visual appeal of the card.

“We will be on the lookout out for this card and are proud that Blowout Cards made BGS an integral part of his $60,000 offer,” said Jeromy Murray, Vice President, Grading and Authentication.

“Our graders will of course treat this card as well as any cards that come through Beckett Grading Services with the highest level of care. We know our name and reputation will be associated this this particular card for years to come.”

The lucky collector who pulls the Shohei Ohtani Superfractor autograph from a pack of 2018 Bowman and gets it graded by Beckett Grading Services can collect $60,000 for it from Blowout Cards — as long as it delivers a BGS 9.5 or better grade and it’s delivered to the Blowout offices by May 11, 2018.

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11 comments

    • Ryan Cracknell 27 April, 2018 at 09:43

      @Zack — A lot of people collect different ways and for different reasons. Not everybody is buying this product just for one card. There’s certainly some who are, but I think you’ll find the vast majority aren’t if you look at the bigger picture.

  1. RJCJ2017 25 April, 2018 at 14:26

    What happens if it doesn’t grade a 9.5? Sort of puts everyone in an awkward spot, so I would think it would be hard for Beckett to be objective on this one!

  2. Steve 25 April, 2018 at 19:29

    I was wondering how I can get my collection of LeBron James rookie cards graded.and I am kinda lury on sending them to anyone to get graded cause I very protective of them. I dont want anyone to cheat me and say they graded my cards and return others that aren’t mine.

  3. Dave 27 April, 2018 at 12:34

    Considering a RAW Red refractor just sold for over 55k yesterday. The ante needs to be raised to 6 figures.

  4. Chris 30 April, 2018 at 15:52

    Boom then BUST! Remember, this guy is headed for shoulder surgery, most likely, and has already injured an ankle. He plays two positions, and is therefore TWICE as vulnerable to injuries.

  5. Scotty 25 May, 2018 at 00:25

    @DAVE — Yeah i saw the same card get sold twice in same week total $93k.
    And it was raw i thought, just a low numbered auto parallel to like /5 or /10 i think. So put some bgs on that up 9 to 9′ and then that 1/1 should be $125-150k. I couldn’t take it from them i dont think. I just dont know.
    On other hand its gtd. money

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