How low can the Superfractor go?

Last week, The Hobby was buzzing over the sale of a “1 of 1” Bowman Chrome Superfractor of Clay Buchholz. The final sale price, recorded on April 1st, 2009 was $25,000 dollars. Although the event dragged on for days, ultimately the truth came out that it was indeed a hoax.

We have seen many Superfractors sell for big money in the past couple of years. What is the lowest a Superfractor could sell for in a baseball product? Here is your chance to find out thanks to the seller who put up for auction a 2006 Bowman Chrome Livan Hernandez Superfractor. (link)

With four days left it is up to .50 cents so I am going to be a sport and make a bid of 3.33 to see who outbids me. My guess is that this “1 of 1” card gimmick will sell for under $20 dollars. After all, just how many collectors does someone like Livan Hernandez have these days?

His most expensive recent sale comes from… this very card.

15 thoughts on “How low can the Superfractor go?

  1. Do superfractors even look any good? The pattern on the card looks like the same one that’s on my pocket knife.

  2. To prospectors they are the most beautiful cards cause it means they can make some money back on their box/case, etc.

    Personally, they don’t come close to the Atomic Refractor from the 90’s.

  3. Since I was the one who came up with the Buchholz hoax and the owner of the card. I think they are fantastic looking cards in person, much better than scans. They actually are pretty much the exact cards as the atomics from 1997 Bowman’s Best that you say look better, have you ever seen a Super in person? It’s funny that you talk about Prospectors being the big fans of them because they make money back on their cards yet probably 3 of the top collectors of Superfractors (Myself, Greg aka BigFan5, and Wossa) do not sell Superfractors for the most part.

  4. I have seen a Topps Ichiro Superfractor in person and while I was impressed with the pull, I was happy the owner was able to unload it and buy even more wax with it.

    Considering there are 71 Superfractors on eBay right now… I’d say a lot of people sell them then to make money. Isn’t that what 90% of prospecting is about? Making money from investing.

  5. I can’t speak for everyone, but there is more to prospecting than just making money. I personally do it for players I like to save money. I paid 50 Dollars for a Matt Wieters EEE RC auto a little less than a year ago. Now they sell for 160+ I made myself 110.00 because I saved that money by researching it ahead of time. I’ve also purchased Red Sox high end cards of rookies for prices that some may say are crazy, but when one makes a big splash like say Clay Buchholz his Red Refractor 1/1 sold for 4,500.00. Again it saves you money in the long run.

  6. Wow, a former Giant and a Marlins World Series Hero like” L-Hern” for so cheap?

    The master of the 60mph out pitch! What a bargain!

    Oh, and don’t call L-Hern fat. He prefers the term “gastropod-american”.

  7. So they look like atomic refractors? Ok, that’s good enough for me. I probably won’t ever pony up for one though.

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