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Photo Courtesy of Bryan Green
Photo courtesy of Bryan Green

 

I thought it would be a fun exercise to break down the variations and raw/graded cards of specific players. This should help to give some perspective on when to grade as well as where potential market inefficiencies may lie. As I do more of these we should be able to see what kind of average multipliers are used for calculating pricing.

So first on the list is non other than current hobby juggernaut that is Byron Buxton. We will use his holy grail 2013 Bowman Chrome Auto for this exercise.


2013 Byron Buxton Bowman Chrome Prospect Auto (BCA-BB)

Raw(ungraded) Base Refractor Blue Gold Orange
Price Range $135-$150 $200-$215 $330-$375 $1,000 $1,350
Median cost $142.5 $207.5 $352.5 $1000 $1350
% Increase From Base 45.6% 147.4% 601.8% 847.4%
x Base Price 1.46 2.47 7.02 9.47

 

BGS 9.5 Base Refractor Blue Gold Orange
Price Range  $185-$200 $300-$350 $505-$535 $1105-$1135 $1,530
Median cost $192.5 $325 $520 $1120 $1530
% Increase From Base 68.8% 170.1% 481.8% 694.8%
x Graded Base 1.69 2.70 5.82 7.95
% Increase From Raw Value 35.1 56.6% 47.5% 12.0% 13.3%
x Raw Value 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.1

 

For the BGS 10 data beyond the base there wasn’t a lot to pull from in terms of data. So I set up the table to coincide with the “x Graded Base” multiplier from the BGS 9.5. Truly it comes down to what someone is willing to pay and this table is more of a estimate/guideline of what the expected price(s) may be. Population can play a huge factor here as well.

 

BGS 10 Base Refractor Blue Gold Orange
Median cost $430 $726.7 $1161 $2502.6 $3418.5
x Graded Base 1.69 2.7 5.82 7.95