by R.A. Rowell
As we’ve established in our first few articles about the brand new one-of-one Panini Blockchain cards, the digital assets that Panini paired with traditional one-of-one physical trading cards really don’t seem to be of much value at all right now. Of course, as we learn more about what Panini plans to do with the cards in its Blockchain program, that may change. For the next few weeks, we’ll simply be reporting on the sales themselves and our thoughts on them. After Week 10, we’ll have a more comprehensive analysis.
Week 4 of the 2019 Panini National Treasures Blockchain release featured some legendary players. Notably, a couple of the cards featured only an auto and no patch or a patch with no auto. Did this affect their value? Let’s find out.
Here’s the Week 4 Panini Blockchain line-up
Now, here’s the order and sales:
Trae Young 1/1 NBA Logoman Patch Auto - $8,816.34
Tom Brady 1/1 Patch Auto - $7,673.48
Donovan Mitchell 1/1 NBA Logoman Patch Auto - $5,469.40
Patrick Mahomes II & DeShaun Watson Dual Brand Logo Patch Auto - $3,591.85
Aaron Judge 1/1 Button Autograph - $1,387.76
Emmitt Smith 1/1 Patch Autograph - $1,387.76
Christian Pulisic 1/1 Patch Auto - $1,061.23
Jimmy Butler 1/1 NBA Logoman Patch - $734.70
Charles Woodson 1/1 Patch Auto - $734.70
Charles Barkley 1/1 Autograph - $489.81
The first Panini National Treasures Blockchain card off the board was Trae Young. That’s not all that surprising considering how Trae Young has played in 2019-20. The second was Tom Brady, one of the key players, if not THE KEY player, to collect in all of the NFL. Donovan Mitchell’s card was third, and he’s having his best year in the NBA yet for the Utah Jazz. The 4th card, the dual patch auto of Mahomes and Watson feels like a bargain.
The dropoff after that was to be expected, with the other six cards selling for $1,400 or less. One of the cards was a player we already saw in Panini Blockchain Week 2 with Charles Woodson. The difference is that this card pictures the legendary defensive back with the Raiders while the Week 2 card had him with the Packers. Notably that card sold for $653.07. This one sold for about $80 more. The other cards all seem like fair prices for those types of cards in the traditional sports card market. So, the Blockchain digital asset is pretty much just a bonus piece, as the winner will recieve the physical copy within the next couple of months.
What will Week 5 bring? We know the next 10 cards will include Ken Griffey Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, John Wall, Kaapo Kakko (our first hockey player), Pete Alonso, Dan Marino, Jarrett Culver, Aaron Rodgers, and Gianluigi Buffon.
What do you think of the Panini National Treasure Blockchain cards so far? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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R.A. Rowell is a collectibles enthusiast who comes from a long history of collecting trading cards in both sports and in Trading Card Games. He is passionate about educating the world about the future promise and benefits of digital collectibles, both on the blockchain and off.