Beckett Sports Card Hot / Cold – June 11, 2022

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Welcome to an almost summer edition of Beckett Sports Card Hot/Cold where we take a fun and quick look at what’s hot and what’s not in the worlds of sports cards and sports.

In its first full week on the market, 2021 Panini Prizm Football had much of the hobby buzz. The product might be much later than usual, but its mix of rookies and colorful parallels have helped make it a benchmark product. One of the biggest single cards in the product, the one-of-one Black Finite Prizms Mac Jones was quickly found by an Ohio teenager and sold for a cool $100,000. This isn’t a one-card, product, though. Far from it. There’s a lot more on the checklist at a wide range of prices. That’s a big part of Prizm’s appeal.

The chef was cooking in Game 4 of the NBA Finals with Stephen Curry turning in a historic performance as the Warriors tied things up with the Celtics at two games a piece. His cards have been on a run all year. At this point, it’s all about his legacy.

For Boston, Jayson Tatum hasn’t been his dominant self. But as far as collecting goes, he’s easily the biggest name on the team. If the Celtics take the now best-of-three, Tatum will be the big name to a long-term boost.

With a Friday release date, 2022 Topps Series 2 Baseball isn’t on this week’s list. There’s a strong chance it’ll be at or near the top next week. It sticks with a lot of the line’s tradition’s including a far-reaching checklist and lots of variations. Among those short prints? Rookies like Julio Rodriguez and Bobby Witt Jr. that Topps left off their public checklist.

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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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2 comments

    • Ryan Cracknell 13 June, 2022 at 15:01

      It’s from the 2021 Transcendent party. They did several border patterns but every individual card is a one-of-one.

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