Panini sends out these press releases to us blogger and others. Today Panini is showing off the Teblow Cards.
This is the regular
And this is the SP
People are going to be paying many many dollars for the SP for no apparent reason. Teblow is a marginal prospect at best, yet as with every year people are going to blow money on a guy that is already topped out. Teblow SP's will probably sell for $20-$40 upon release, maybe more. Here is a secret, that SP will be selling for $10-15 in 6 months.
Let me give you an example of how to "invest". Back in 90-91 I bought up every 83, 84 Cal Ripken Jr. card I could find. I was paying anywhere between $2-$5 for these things. Then during the season ripken shot up and I was selling them for $15-$25.
Here is how not to prospect: You spend $1000 on wax hoping to get a $500 card. Pay $300 for Sanchez SP authentic RPA's hoping he does really well so you can sell them for $325 6 months later.