Today’s installment of eBay Watch focuses on some signed Mets items that caught my eye.
A pair of game-used batting gloves, signed by Ryan Church, went for $26.77.
An authentic white Mets home jersey signed by Carlos Beltran sold for the bargain price of $88. It includes a certificate of authenticity from Steiner Sports.
Some recent certified autograph cards: A 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings Johan Santana “green” autograph, number 5/5, went for $29.57. A 2007 Topps Triple Threads Jose Reyes card, #30/75, went for $28. A 2003 Bowman Jose Reyes autograph sold for $19.49. A Ray Knight autograph from the newly-released Topps Updates & Highlights Mets Ring of Honor insert set sold for $32.01.
The 2005 Donruss Playoff Prime Cuts Timeline Willie Mays card that didn’t meet its reserve last week sold for $175. (I wish this one had been in my budget range.) A 1999 Fleer Sports Illustrated Jerry Koosman autographed card got $10.25. A 2005 Donruss Absolute Memorabilia Absolutely Ink card of Tom Seaver, number 70/150, sold for $16.05. In addition to the autograph, the card also has a bit of a game used hat.
Some not-certified autographed cards: a 1970 Topps World Series highlights card signed by Nolan Ryan sold for $42. A 1970 Topps World Series highlights card signed by Tommie Agee went for $20.19. A 3×5 index card signed by Agee and personalized to “Robert” sold for $8.95.
A Johan Santana-signed Sports Illustrated magazine sold for $21.75.
A signed Gartlan Daryl Strawberry figurine sold for the low price of $9.99. When these figurines were new, they went for around ten times that amount if I recall correctly.
A 2006 Norfolk Tides team set, with 22 of 36 cards signed, went for $13.50. The highlights included Lastings Milledge, Howard Johnson and Yusaku Iriki. (I’m kicking myself for not bidding… particularly since I already have most of the cards that weren’t signed in this set.)
A unique Pedro Martinez jersey, signed by Mike Pelfrey, Lastings Milledge, Yusmeiro Petit and Fernando Martinez, sold for $10.59. I’d almost be willing to guarantee there’s not another one like this out there, but there clearly isn’t much of a market. The dangers of multi-signed minor league items, I guess…