The Hobby has a funny way of surprising you every once in a while. In an era when teenagers still in High School have certified autographs selling for thousands of dollars, right now one of the hottest players in baseball is a 30-year old adult.
His name is Jayson Werth and he’s quickly becoming a household name thanks to his performance in the post-season. So while his underdog Phillies are one game away from being eliminated by the $200+ million dollar team, collectors are going ga-ga over his certified autographs.
Need proof? Two “white whale” printing plates have recently sold for well over $300 dollars, with one reaching $410. That’s not even close to what one brave soul paid for a 1/1 wood version of the card. That card just sold for a shocking $700+ on eBay.
So while Beckett Magazine and Sports Illustrated are putting a 16-year old on their cover and some collectors are stalking High School kids for autographs, for a short moment in time, an old man named Jayson Werth is ruling The Hobby.
Two years ago you couldn’t give away his cards …