#193: 2018 ASG Highlights, Machado Traded, Topps, and Seller Behavior

Agenda summary: 2018 All-Star Game Highlights. Manny Machado traded to the Dodgers. Topps hands creative direction over to the players. Significant eBay Superfractor listings. eBay Seller Behavior.

Full Agenda:

2018 All-Star Game Highlights

  • Bryce Harper wins HRD (19). Dad as pitcher.
    • Won the HRD as an 11-yr old.1)Bryce Harper forgot he won a Home Run Derby as an 11-year-old, but the internet has receipts. www.mlb.com
    • Has the HRD surpassed the ASG as the primary attraction of the Mid-Summer Classic?
    • The age of instant gratification
  • Alex Bregman wins MVP Award.2)Bregman's heroics earn him special ASG MVP. www.mlb.com
    • Clutch-Performer: HR in top of 10th inning with the help of George Springer HR
    • Passion helps craft excellence

Manny Machado traded to the Dodgers.3)Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects. www.espn.com

  • Dodgers need new pitching too. Kershaw’s up for negotiation in 2021, Rich Hill in 2020, and Kenley Jansen in 2022. Stripling and Buehler are both promising young talents.
  • The importance of inking deals fast

Topps hands creative direction over to the players.4)Topps Curated Sets. www.topps.com

Current BINs:

Mike Trout 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Autographs #MT Superfractor /1

Mike Trout 2010 Bowman Platinum Prospects Autographs #MT Superfractor /1

Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs #BCP111B Superfractor /1

Bryce Harper 2011 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autographs #BCP111B Superfractor /1

Mike Trout / Bryce Harper 2012 Bowman Sterling Dual Autographs #TH Superfractor /1

Mike Trout / Bryce Harper 2012 Bowman Sterling Dual Autographs #TH Superfractor /1

eBay Seller Behavior: Buying for profit and hobby implications

References   [ + ]

1. Bryce Harper forgot he won a Home Run Derby as an 11-year-old, but the internet has receipts. www.mlb.com
2. Bregman's heroics earn him special ASG MVP. www.mlb.com
3. Dodgers acquire Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects. www.espn.com
4. Topps Curated Sets. www.topps.com

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