Yasiel Puig Bowman Chrome Superfractor leaves BGS, heads into dealer Super Box
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
The 2013 Bowman Chrome Superfractor of Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has been pulled, has been sold, has been graded and is headed into another product.
The 1/1 headline card from the Topps product released on Friday was pulled by a collector in Central Texas, received a Gem Mint 9.5 grade from Beckett Grading Services on Monday and was purchased by Lomita, Calif-based South Bay Baseball Cards to be included in one of its upcoming Super Boxes, a high-end repackage product comprised of graded cards, memorabilia and sketch cards made just for the product, which will be announced Tuesday but does not yet have a price point.
The card was posted on eBay during the weekend for $25,000, receiving 13 offers, before it was sold offline.
It’s the third super to be graded by BGS since July with the Superfractors from 2013 Bowman (Bowman Cream of the Crop Mini) and 2013 Bowman Platinum graded during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago. As a result of the weekend auction, the Mini super has resurfaced on eBay with a $15,000 price tag attached.
So far this year, Puig appears on six Superfractor cards made by Topps.
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