The print run of this All Star version (estimated to be less than 5,000 cards). Has an estimated print run that is at least 1/4 LESS than.The Bat Down 698 short printed Acuna rookie (estimated to be up to 20,000 cards). The All Star complete sets which is the only place this card can be found is pretty much non-existent any where... And if you do find a set, there is no guarantee that Acuna card will be gem mint condition as the Acuna/Torres cards were hand inserted into the end of the set, possibly leading to one or more damaged corners.
To date (as of 4/16/2021), only 25 of these All Star Game stamped foil parallel Acuna rookies have received the GEM MINT BGS 9.5 overall grade! There are 522 BGS 9.5 or higher of the bat down cards without the All Star foil stamp... Meaning there are 21 times more of the regular bat down gem mint graded cards than there are of this All Star stamped parallel version!
Total bat down Acuna rookies submitted to date to BGS for grading is 830 cards, while only 30 All Star stamped cards have landed at Beckett for grading. The All Star foil stamped version card was printed in much much lower quantity than the Bat Down rookie!! Acuna, as a 21 year old in 2019, showed his 2018 Rookie of the Year season was no fluke by batting. 280, leading the NL in runs scored with 127, along with 175 hits, 101 RBIs, 41 home runs and 37 stolen bases which led the National League.
Acuna made the All Star team, flirted with a 40-40 season and won the Silver Slugger award. Again, Acuna had such an incredible sophomore season as a 21 year old... What would this card be valued at if Acuna gets a 40/60 OR even 40/70 season in 2023?
This card has been professionally graded a BGS 9.5 (which is GEM MINT), by Beckett Grading Services (BGS), one of the top two grading services in the sports card industry. Because Beckett and PSA are the top two 3rd party grading companies in the collectibles industry.Because if you want your card to appreciate in value, the condition of the card is very important. Having the card sealed in the case & it's condition graded allows you to easily sell/trade the card online. A portion of the proceeds from this listing will be sent to the world relief organization World Help. This water well will provide clean/usable water for a community of up to 1000 people! Thanks in advance for your contribution towards this cause. One charity, World Help, drills and installs water wells that provide clean/usable water for villages of up to 1,000 people per location in Africa.
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