#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.((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.((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.((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.((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

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