Last month I showed off the first of the Project 2020 cards of Roberto Clemente. It was done by an artist known as Mister Cartoon. Since that post there have been four more cards produced of Clemente.
However since that late April post the prices on Project 2020 cards have skyrocketed. That $20 card that was available through Topps.com for 48 hours is now selling in upwards of $500. The card was one of the earliest cards printed and had a low print run of "only" 1,844 copies.
I say "only" because in terms of low print runs that is actually kind of high compared to some others on the early releases. However, the card with the highest print run was just announced. The Keith Shore artist interpretation of the 1989 Ken Griffey Jr card sold nearly 100,000 copies equating to almost $1.98M in sales for Topps.
Strange things are happening with this card project and I am contemplating about selling my Clemente cards.
I am contemplating the value of these cards long term and doubt that this can be sustainable.
Would you sell any of your early low print run Project 2020 cards if you had them?