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May 11, 2010

2010 Bowman is live with rookie cards galore

I'm not sure there has been a Bowman set in recent years that have had such a large number high-profile rookie cards or prospects (although, saying these cards are actual rookie cards is up for debate). 2010 Bowman is fake live on eBay and collectors are snatching up lots of the hottest young stars. It's fake live because the sellers who have the cards out there haven't put up any real pictures of the cards, just a stock photo with different auction titles.

Bowman doesn't officially go live until tomorrow.

Here's a look at some of the hottest auctions on The Bay right now.

1. Stephen Strasburg Bowman blue border auto /250 (this is actually the card and not a stock photo). This cards ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday (tonight) and, as of right now, already up to $365.

2. Jason Heyward Bowman Chrome blue refractor auto /250 (actual card, and since it's the first on eBay it should be a 1/1!!!!!) End at 7:30 Tuesday (tonight).

3. 20-card lot Bowman Chrome Stephen Strasburg (stock photo of Strasburg) This auction is already past $100 with a day left on it. There are more of these type of auctions on eBay and they are headed north quickly.

4. Starlin Castro Bowman Chrome auto (actual card)

5. Julie Teheran Bowman Chrome blue refractor

6. Bryce Harper Bowman Chrome USA Baseball cards

7. 10-card lot of Bowman Chrome Dustin Ackley

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  1. I can't wait to get my boxes so I can rip them. Hopefully I will pull a sweet autograph of Heyward or Strasburg.

  2. 2010 Bowman is "real" live. My local card shop got it in today.

  3. I've always been a "year after" Bowman fan... meaning, I'll buy 2010 next year, when prices aren't sky high. I'm currently scooping up all the 2009 I can handle!

  4. Ohhhh ... I'm telling.

    What exactly is the policy? Do card shops have to wait? Who is there to regulate them?

    If the Internet (i.e. eBay) isn't waiting, why should the LCS?

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  6. Policy? Regulation? Hey Sooz, we're talking about baseball cards, not government!

    Either the distributor or the shop sold it early. Distributors can lose their license if the they are caught selling early.

    In this case, I bet here's how it went:

    Topps -> distributor that sold early -> customer who lived close to the distributor -> eBay