<b>10 New Items Added Today (Trading Begins Friday); 2nd Half of Baseball Begins Today!</b>
10 New items (IPO's - Initial Player Offerings) are being added to ThePit.com. Starting at 5pm PDT, users can put in their bid of what they are willing to pay. Then on Friday at 5pm PDT, the items will go live in which ThePit will launch the 10 cards live and the buying and selling will then begin. Check back to this page at 5pm PDT to see the list of the 10 new cards and links to enter in your bids (buy offers). Then on Friday, trading will begin.
2nd half of the season begins today. When will Bonds pass Hank Aaron? Will Arod & Prince Fielder keep their league leading HR leads? Will Griffey stay healthy & continue his Big Year? Will Hunter Pence & Ryan Braun continue their rookie phenom seasons? What other rookies will step up big in the 2nd half?
Also on Saturday A.J. Happ was roughed up by the Mets in his MLB Debut while Jacoby Ellsbury, the first American Indian of Navajo decent to ever play in the big leagues, went 1-4 in his debut.
On Friday, Barry Bonds hit #750 moving him within 5 of Hank Aaron's All-Time Home Run Record. Bonds blast was his 16th HR of the year. Other milestones reached this week include Big Hurt's 500th HR & MLB's #1 HR Hitter for DH's along with Craig Biggio's 3000th Hit. Also in Baseball, G. Atkins is starting to heat up after hitting 2 blasts on Friday as is young talented star Howie Kendrick who hit his 4th HR.
In Basketball Greg Oden & Kevin Durant went 1-2. Look for those stars to have cards on ThePit as soon as they are realesed. Meanwhile Ray Allen became a Celtic while Zach Randolph went to the Knicks.
The Twins called up highly touted pitching prospect Matt Garza on Thursday. Garza follows a long line of rookies in 2007.
Brewers Star Rookie, Ryan Braun went 4-4 with 3 RBI's, HR (5) & a SB (3) on Friday raising his average to .333. Braun and Hunter Pence, who is hitting .351 with 7 HR's & 5 SB in only 47 games this year are starting to rise above the very talented 2007 Rookie Class. It's not only the Rookies that are getting all of the attention in '07. Barry Bonds moved 1 closer to Hank Aaron while Sammy Sosa hit #601 on Friday night after becoming only the 5th Player in MLB History to hit 600 on Wednesday night.
Press Release: NAXCOM's adds Google to its New MultiMarketSelling Tool. (*More online marketplaces will be added including ThePit.com this coming summer).
NAXCOM.com's NEW MultiMarketLister (MML) Selling Tool, now allows users to have their items listed on Multiple Sites simultaneously. MML, which currently synchronizes a users eBay Storefront with their NAXCOM account, has just added Google. Seller's listings on NAXCOM will automatically be advertised on Google for Free. Seller's do not need a Google Store, instead NAXCOM links their listings to Google where potential buyers see their items. When they click on them they are linked back to NAXCOM, where they can then purchase the items.
Other sites that will soon be added to MML, include ThePit.com (July), eBay Auctions & NAXCOM's New Auction System debuting this summer. For users on ThePit, this means that soon you'll be able to list any of your holdings on ThePit with the other sites offered through MML. When it sells on any one of the sites, the listing will automatically decrement (if not the full quantity) or be removed (if the full quantity) from all of the other sites instantaneously.
To celebrate this revolutionary new tool, NAXCOM (the owner of ThePit.com) is hosting s Special Grand Opening Event. The event just started on June 18th and over the next 30 days, MML Sellers will get the opportunity to win over $4000 in prizes, including an offer for an '86-'87 Fleer Michael Jordan PSA 9 or an all expense trip to the '07 Cleveland or '08 Chicago National. Go to MultiMarketLister.com or NAXCOM.com for all of the details or to synchronize your NAXCOM Selling Account & an eBay Storefront.
*Please note: if you do not currently sell on NAXCOM or have an eBay Storefront, links are provided on information about selling on either one of the two sites.
In Other News
Sammy Sosa became only the 5th player to hit 600 HR's when he Homered Wednesday night off his former team (Cubs). Ken Griffey Jr. who is only 1 away from catching Mark McGwire for 7th All-Time, looks to be next in-line for the exclusive 600 HR Club. Dodgers Chad Billingsley will get the start on Thursday replacing the injured Jason Schmidt, while it appears that Jon Lester will take over for the injured Curt Schilling.
Future Hall of Famer, Roger Clemens, made his much anticipated return to the New York Yankees on Saturday. Clemens struck out 7 in 6 innings enroute to his 349th career victory. Meanwhile, Homer Bailey, who has been compared to a young Clemens, picked up a victory in his Major League Debut on Friday night against the very tough hitting Cleveland Indians. Also on Friday, Cubs Alfonso Soriano hit HR's in his 1st 3 AB's on Friday (8,9,10). Also on Friday, Prince Fielder hit #22 tieing him with Arod for the league lead, while Cardinals Star 1B Albert Pujols is quitely getting very hot with his 13th.
Tim Duncan & the Spurs showed why they are 3X Champions, by shutting down LeBron & the Cavs in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Duncan scored 27pts with 13 boards while Tony Parker scored 27 with 7 assists. LeBron & the Cavs will try to bounce back on Sunday in Game 2.
In Baseball, Curt Schilling dominated the A's on Thursday. Schilling's pitched a 1-Hit Shutout on Thursday & was 1-out away from a No-Hitter. Also on Thursday, Alex Rodriguez league leading 22nd HR was a 9th Inning Grand Slam while the Hot Gary Sheffield hit another HR, #15 on the year.
In Baseball, one day after Alex Rodriguez hit his 20th, Price Fielder tied Arod on Monday with his 20th. Reds Homer Bailey was called up and is expected to make his debut this weekend. Bailey joins a host of other top prospects such as Lincecum, Slowey, Hughes, Braun, Pence & many others, making their debut in '07.
In Basketball, Tim Duncan & Tony Parker helped the Spurs advance into the NBA Finals once again where they await the winner of the Pistons/Cavs series, which is all tied up at 2-2.
Brewers highly tauted rookie 3B, Ryan Braun, had been tearing up the minors, and after being called up on Friday, Braun has continued where he left off. Braun who was 3-4 including his 1st HR & SB on Saturday, joins the hot J.J. Hardy and Prince Fielder in the potent Brewers offense. Also on Saturday, Sabathia got his 7th Win of the season, while Carlos Delgado (2 HR's), Manny Ramirez (4-4) & Aramis Ramires (#12) helped their teams to victory.
In the NBA, Deron Williams & Carlos Boozer helped the Jazz beat the Spurs on Saturday night. Boozer scored 27 points with 12 rebounds, while Deron Williams scored 31 with 8 assists. On Sunday, LeBron and the Cavs will attempt to do the same thing as the Jazz did Saturday night. On Friday, Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 19th on the year, while NL Leaders, J.J. Hardy & Prince Fielder both hit their 15th HR's. Also on Friday, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 11th HR and is now only 24 HR's from the very exclusive 600 HR Club. Milwaukee Brewers Hitting Sensation Ryan Braun went 1-4 with a double & 2 RBI's. Mariners Young Pitching Future Superstar, Felix Hernandez, making his 3rd start since returning from the DL, got his 3rd Win on Friday night.
In Basketball, Deron Williams & Carlos Boozer will try to even up their series when they host the Spurs this weekend, while on Sunday LeBron & the Cavs will host the Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.br>
Yankees Alex Rodriguez leads Baseball with 18 HR's, however, 2006 AL MVP Justin Morneau is starting to heat up as Morneau hit #14 on Wednesday, his 3rd in 2 games. Also on Wednesday, Magglio Ordonez hit 2 HR's (10,11) while Chase Utley, Dan Uggla, Chris Duncan & Travis Hafner all hit their 9th HR on the year.
On Tuesday, San Francisco Giants Rookie Phenom continued to improve as Tim Lincecum notched his 2nd career victory, lowering his ERA to 3.44. Lincecum who struggled in his debut has improved with each game and is starting to become one of baseball's premier pitchers.
Yankees Rookie Pitcher, Tyler Clippard, looked sharp in his debut by beating the rival Mets. Clippard's Heritage Rookie jumped to $10.50 (up 84%) after his 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 K's performance. Also in that game, Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 17th HR. Meanwhile Mark Teixeira hit 2 HR's (7,8), while Aramis Ramirez hit #11 on the year. Reds Brandon Phillips hit #8 which extended his hitting streak to 22.
On Saturday, Brewers SS J.J. Hardy continued his torid hitting by hitting his NL Leading 14th HR, while another SS, Alex Rodriguez, hit his Marjor League Leading 16th. Also on Saturday, Mets David Wright continued his hot hitting with 2 HR's (5,6), while Chipper Jones (12), Torii Hunter (11) & A's Jack Cust (8) also went deep.
On the mound, Matsuzaka notched his 6th Win in Game 1, then John Smoltz dominated the Red Sox in Game 2. Jered Weaver (3-3), Dan Haren (4-2), D. Willis (6-3) and Blue Jays Shawn Marcum also picked up wins on Saturday.
While Arod & Bonds have deservedly stolen the spotlight the 1st Month of Baseball, many others are quietly putting up very Big Numbers. B.J Upton (1st full year) .358/7/23, Todd Helton .393, Matt Holliday .371/6/27, Jose Reyes .352 (19 SB), Prince Fielder .295/10/29, Adrian Gonzalez .294/10/30, David Ortiz & Ian Kinsler 9 HR's ea., Josh Beckett (7 Wins), Sabathia (5-0), Penny (1.39), Peavy (1.75) & Maine (1.79). A lot of Baseball still remains and with Bonds sure to steal the highlights for the next 30 days, look for some of these other stars to start getting a lot of press themselves.
The 10 New items (IPO's) Now Live Include:
Chuck Lofgren 2004 Donruss Elite Auto /803
Brad Penny 1997 Bowman RC - Rookie
Philip Humber 2005 Bowman Chrome Auto Rookie
Taylor Tankersley 2004 Bowman Sterling Auto/Jsy
Eric Hurley 2004 Donruss Elite Auto /1021
Adam Jones 2003 Upper Deck RC - Rookie
Ben Sheets 2000 Topps Traded Autograph Rookie
Tim Lincecum 2006 Tristar Plus Farm Hands Autograph Rookie
2005 SPx Football Wax (Auto/Jsy RC's - A.Smith, C.Williams, F.Gore & More)
2007 Topps Series 1 Baseball (Features Famous Bush/Mantle/Jeter)
On Tuesday, Barry Bonds hit his 11th HR of the year and his 745th all-time moving him closer to Hank Aaron's HR record. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez hit his league leading 15th HR on Tuesday helping the Yankees defeat Texas. Also on Tuesday, Josh Beckett moved to a perfect 7-0 while Justin Morneau hit 2 HR's including a Walk-Off 3-Run HR.
In Basketball, LeBron led the Cavs over the Nets giving them a 2-0 lead, while Nash & the Suns evened the series at 1-1 with the Spurs.
On Sunday, Roger Clemens stunned Yankee fans when he made a dramatic announcement during the 7th Inning stretch that he would be returning to the Yankees. Clemens, who claims to be in playing weight shape, will begin workouts in the minors with his call-up to be in sometime later this month.
On Wednesday at 6pm PDT (9pm EST), 10 New IPO's will be added to ThePit including San Francisco Giants Phenom - Tim Lincecum - who is making his Major League Debut Sunday night vs the Phillies. Lincecum, who has be compared to the likes of Sandy Koufax, is another Rookie Star making his debut in 2007. Dodgers Future Superstar 3B, Andy Laroche made his debut on Sunday going 1-4 with a double.
Barry Bonds hit #744 on Saturday & his 10th HR of the season, tieing him with Chipper Jones for the NL Lead & moving him to within 11 of Hank Aaron's All-Time HR record. Cubs Derrek Lee continues to hit over .400, while Alex Rodriguez leads 2 of the 3 triple categories (HR & RBI's) and is 2nd behind B.J. Upton (.376) for Bat. Avg. with a .366 avg.
Mets Young Star Pitcher John Maine is a perfect 5-0, while Red Sox Josh Beckett leads all players with 6 wins. Recent call-ups, Astros Hunter Pence hit his 1st HR while Billy Butler is (7-21 .333) in his first few games for the Royals.
Baron Davis & the Warriors shocked the NBA's Best Team on Thursday advancing them into the 2nd round against the winner of the Houston/Utah Series. Meanwhile, Steve Nash/Amare Stoudemire & the Phoenix Suns now appear to be in the drivers seat but will have to first get past Tim Duncan & the Spurs & then most likely the hot Warriors.
Yankees Future Superstar, Philip Hughes, in his 2nd Major League start pitched 6+ Innings of No-Hit Ball against the Rangers on Tuesday night before being lifted with an tightness in his hamstring. Hughes, considered one of the top prospects in all of Baseball, dominate performance could be a small glimpse of what can be expected of him in the future.
A Record Month For ThePit
This past month was not only a record Month since NAXCOM's acquisition of ThePit from Topps, but also the largest volume in April for ThePit since '02. The addition of Wax Boxes & a large group of new Baseball Buyers sparked the growth this past month. The incredible month comes off the heals of a record First Quarter, in which ThePit experienced its largest Quarter in the History of the Company. To reward users for their continued support, ThePit will be hosting another Customer Appreciation Day. Details will be announced in the next few weeks.
10 New items (IPO's) now Live include -
2003 Bowman Draft Picks Baseball Wax Box (Hobby/Sealed)
Adam Wainwright 2000 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Brian McCann 2002 Upper Deck Prospect Premieres Rookie
Mark Teahen 2002 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Chris Duncan 2003 Topps Chrome Rookie
Chris Bosh 2003 SPx Autographed Jersey Rookie
Garrett Atkins 2001 Bowman Autographed Rookie
JJ Hardy 2003 Bowman Chrome Draft Rookie
Bartolo Colon 1995 Bowman's Best Rookie
Philip Hughes 2004 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Alex Rodriguez hit 2 more HR's (13,14) on Monday making him the fastest player to hit 14 HR's. Arod's SP PSA 9, which hit a low of $220 last year, hit a new 52-week high of $449 on Friday after he hit his 11 & 12.
3-days after his 21st Birthday, young Felix Hernandez was spectacular against the Red Sox. Hernandez cards jumped (Chrome Auto up from $93 to $205, while his Topps Traded has rose from $4.95 12 days ago to $13.45). On Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez hit his 6th HR in 7 games and his cards continue to skyrocket across the board. Arod's SP PSA 9 has jumped $125 from $240 to $375, while his Flair PSA 10 rose another $13 overnight, going from $51 prior to the season to $74.75.
The '07 Rookie Crop continues to look impressive in the early going with the latest Rookie, Micah Owings, impressive debut. Owings win has gave the young Diamondbacks pitcher 20 consecutive starts without a loss in the Minors and now Majors.
Adam Wainwright was also impressive in his 1st start, while Delmon Young is playing up to expectations with a 2-Run 9th Inning HR to tie the game.
On Thursday, Boston Red Sox Rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka's Ovation Rookie has jumped from $66 after his solid debut victory in Kansas City. Matsuzaka is scheduled to make his Feway debut this Wednesday against Seattle.
Grady Sizemore's Bow. & Bow 9.5 soared once after Sizemore hit his 3rd HR of the season. Barry Bonds Fleer Update PSA 10 jumped to $265 after hitting a low of $125.50 just a few months ago following his 1st HR of the year putting him only 20 behind Hank Aaron.
Also during the 1st week of Baseball, Hanley Ramirez Chrome Auto jumped nearly 100% to $98, while Felix Hernandez Chrome Auto has went from $93 to $134. Other Hot Players - C.Beltran, J.Maine, C.Hammels, B.Bonds, A.Dunn, M.Cabrera, B.McCann, J.Peavy, I.Kinsler, G.Sizemore, R.Sexson & V.Guerrero are also hot and moving up.
With the start of Baseball, 2007 looks to be just as exciting as 2006, as a lot of talented rookies play in their 1st full season. Delmon Young, Alex Gordon, Micah Owings, B.J. Upton, Chris Young, Matsuzaka, Kouzmanoff, Tulowitzki & S. Drew start the season in the big leagues, while Philip Hughes, Homer Bailey, Braun, Pence, Loney & many other Future Rookie Superstars who will be called up soon.
This past weekends Big 1-Year Anniversary was an enormous success with a record setting weekend for transactions on ThePit. The Top Buyer Leaderboard has been updated with a record setting number of users took advantage of the free cash giveaways and prizes. 30 New IPO's were added to the site including -
Mike Carp 2004 SP Prospects Autographed Rookie
2004 Bowman Draft Picks Wax (Hobby) Rookie Auto's - Philip Hughes & Homer Bailey.
2006-07 SPx Hockey (Hobby) Rookies - Malkin, Kessel, Staal, Pouliot.
Scott Elbert Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /1617
Tyler Colvin 2006 Bow. Sterling Autographed Rookie
Jay Bruce 2005 Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie
Cody Johnson 2006 Bow. Chrome Autographed Rookie
Jason Hirsh 2003 Upper Deck Pros. Autograph Rookie
Daniel Bard 2005 Upper Deck USA Autographed Rookie
Colby Rasmus 2005 Topps Chrome Update Rookie
Felix Hernandez 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Eric Patterson 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed /
Chris Volstad 2005 Bow. Chrome Autographed
Tom Glavine 1988 Topps Rookie PSA 9
Justin Morneau 2001 Topps Chrome Traded Rookie
Dustin Pedroia 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /1114
Cesar Carrillo 2005 Bowman Chrome Autographed
Marcus Thames 1998 Bowman Chrome Rookie
Josh Howard 2003-04 SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie
2005 SPx Basketball Hobby Box (Rookie Auto's - C.Paul, D.Williams, M.Williams, Green, Ellis, Bogut, Bynum, Warrick, Frey & More)
Daisuke Matsuzaka '00 UD Ovation Rookie
Mike Carp '04 SP Prospects Rookie
Jeff Karstens '06 Topps '52 Style Autographed Rookie
Hong Chih Kuo '03 Bow Chrome DP Rookie
Joe Mauer 2002 Topps 206 Rookie
Reid Brignac 2004 Donruss Elite Autographed Rookie /522
Jose Reyes '01 Topps Traded Rookie
Eric Hurley '04 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
2001 Upper Deck Prospect Premiers Box (Hobby/Sealed) R.Howard/D.Wright Rookies
Kyle Drabek '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
30 Total IPO's (New Items) will be added over this special 1-year Anniversary Weekend along with many cash prizes & giveaways being given out over the 3-days (Mar. 30,31 & Apr. 1). The next 20 new items (Rookie Cards & Wax Boxes) will be added on Saturday (3/30) & Sunday (4/1) at 5pm PDT/8pm EST.
This Weekends Prizes inc., $5 into users accounts when they spend $10 or more throughout the weekend. For users that spend $10 each of the three days they'll receive $10 into both their account on ThePit & NAXCOM. The top 30 buyers will receive a free Brandon Wood or Evan Longoria Autographed Rookie Card & the top 10 buyers will receive add'l prizes inc, a Grand Prize 2005 Bow. Draft Picks Hobby Box.
To claim your free $5 or $10 into your accounts, you must email VIP@naxcom.com with your purchase informatin. If you are spending $10 each day, please wait until after the third day to send an email with your purchase information. Click Here for more details about this weekends Special 1-Year Anniversary!
10 new items added to ThePit a couple of weeks ago included -
Koby Clemens 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Alex Gordon 2006 Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Luke Hochevar Bowman Sterling Autographed Rookie
Clay Buchholz 2005 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Denard Span 2002 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Homer Bailey 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Philip Hughes 2004 Topps Traded Rookie
Troy Patton 2004 SP Prospects Rookie
Chris Young 2005 Bowman Chrome DP
Tyler Colvin 2006 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
With the start of Baseball just around the corner many New Baseball IPO's (Initial Player Offerings) will be added to ThePit over the next few weeks.
The first Wax Boxes added to ThePit that are now available for buying and selling;
2005 Bowman Draft Baseball (Hobby/Sealed)
2005-06 SP Authentic Hockey (Hobby/Sealed)
2006 Topps Chrome Football (Hobby/Sealed)
2006 Bowman Chrome Baseball (Hobby/Sealed)
New 2006-07 Topps Chrome Basketball (Hobby/Sealed).
Wax Boxes are being offered the same way the Single Cards are offered on ThePit in which buyers have the choice to pay a Shipping Fee to receive their boxes they purchased or keep them in their account on ThePit to receive or sell at a later time.
For those wishing to take possession of the boxes, Shipping is $8.70 for the first box and $3.95 each additional.
Free NAXCOM VIP Storefront Trial Offer - Currently, NAXCOM.com (the owner of ThePit.com) is offering a FREE VIP Storefront Trial for ThePit users that have a decent history of transactions on ThePit. Selling on NAXCOM is free with no listing fees, however, an upgrad to a NAXCOM VIP Storefront costs $6.95 per month. With the upgrade, sellers have a professionally designed Storefront with Shopping Cart, ability to add a Free Shipping Promotion and More. If you are a seller and would like to take advantage of the free trial, http://www.naxcom.com/New/2007/vip/ to read more or contact VIP@naxcom.com with your Name and/or Account # on ThePit.
With the NBA All-Star Game This Weekend, the leading candidate for MVP is Phoenix Suns Steve Nash. Carmelo Anthony is the games leading scorer (30.9) followed by Gilbert Arenas (29.0). Kevin Garnett leads all rebounders with 12.5 per game, while Nash (11.8) & Deron Williams (9.1) are the NBA's top assist leaders.
Despite Rookie Phenom Devin Hester's opening kick return for a TD, the Colts, led by Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning, were able to knock off the Bears to become the XLI Super Bowl Champions. Dominic Rhodes (113y, TD), Rookie Joseph Addai (143 Total Yds) & Reggie Wayne (61y, TD) also came up big on Sunday.
10 New Items just added to ThePit for for the first time include;
Shaun Livingston SP Auth. Autographed Rookie
Andrew Bynum 2005-06 SPx Auto/Jsy Rookie
Travis Snider 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Chris Marrero 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Cyle Hankerd 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Hank Conger 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
D'Arby Myers 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Chase Fontaine 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Clayton Kershaw Autographed '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
Adrian Cardenas Autographed '06 Bow. Chrome DP Rookie
ThePit.com forms partnership with Baseball America.
The partnership will begin in early February with an exchange of advertising and promotions between the two sites. Baseball America, which gives the most in depth coverage on future stars and prospects, and ThePit.com, which focuses on the buying and selling of today's top stars and prospects, compliment each other very nicely. ThePit will be able to advertise to a large group of baseball enthusiasts on the Baseball America site, while Baseball America will be able to advertise to those who need the Baseball America in-depth information to help them with who to speculate on. Look for each site to begin its advertising and promoting of the other site in early February.
Todd Helton's cards surged after it was reported that the Boston Red Sox are negotiating with the Colorado Rockies to acquire the All-Star 1B. Helton, who is the Rockies All-Time Batting Leader, PSA 9 Topps Traded Rookie Card jumped 57% yesterday after the news was released.
As the Patriots took an 18 point lead, Peyton Manning's Bow. Chrome took a nose dive to $82 (down $30). After Manning lead the Colts to a victory & a Super Bowl appearance, Manning's RC not only bounced back but hit a New 52-week high of $132 (up $50 from the $82 low). 10 New IPO's including Deron Williams & Evan Longoria Autographs.
10 New IPO's that have now been released including the New 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Card featuring Evan Longoria (1st Position Player Drafted in '06 Draft & 3rd Overall). Below are the 10 new items with links to each item.-
Evan Longoria 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Picks Autographed Rookie Card
Chris Parmelee 2006 Bowman Chrome DP Rookie
Jason Place 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Colten Willems 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Billy Rowell 2006 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Rookie Card
Al Harrington 1999 SP Authentic Rookie Card
Gerald Green 2005 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie Card
Carlos Boozer 2002 SPx Autographed/Jersey Rookie Card
Deron Williams SP Authentic Autographed Rookie Card
Kevin Martin 2004 SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Press Release (January 10, 2007). Today, Major League Baseball and NAXCOM.com/ThePit.com "Sportscard Marketplaces" formed a partnership in which the bulk of ThePit.com baseball card inventory will be placed for sale on the MLB.com Marketplace.
"This is a great opportunity for ThePit.com and all of the Baseball Cards listed in ThePit.com Marketplace," said Eric Beckerman - CEO of NAXCOM/ThePit. "Because ThePit.com focuses on having large quantities of the top Rookie Cards of the top stars and prospects, ThePit's inventory is a perfect fit for the MLB.com Marketplace," Beckerman continued.
ThePit.com now has a little over 10% of its Baseball Card inventory listed on MLB.com with much more to be added in the near future. "We are very excited about what this MLB partnership will do for sales of ThePit.com Baseball Card products. ThePit.com & NAXCOM.com will also receive a lot of brand exposure as well, so it's a win-win for us." commented Bill Elder - VP of Marketing for NAXCOM/ThePit. "When we acquired ThePit.com from the Topps Company, we knew that we had to add more sales venues to get this incredibly unique amount of inventory in front of more collectors," continued Elder. "This relationship with MLB.com will be a big step in the right direction."
In its first few days, ThePit.com has already received quite a bit of sales. As more items from ThePit.com are added to MLB.com, and especially as Baseball Season gets closer, those that use ThePit.com are bound to see their baseball card portfolio increase significantly.
"Because there are so many baseball fans on the MLB.com site and because ThePit.com's inventory, the demand for ThePit items will grow substantially. This will not only create more liquidity, but will also increase the values of the baseball cards available on ThePit," said Kevin Klein - Business Development for NAXCOM/ThePit.
About NAXCOM.com & ThePit.com
NAXCOM.com - Established in 2002, the NAXCOM Marketplace offers over 7.5mm User Listings with users buying and selling with each other and NAXCOM acting as a third-party intermediary for payments. This exclusive Buyer Protection System has allowed the NAXCOM Marketplace to have nearly 2mm items sell with buyers always receiving their item or their money back.
ThePit.com - Acquired by NAXCOM.com from the Topps Company in 2006. Users Buy & Sell today's top sports stars and prospects and their best Rookie Card(s) in bulk with the option to not take possession...just like the stock market.
Media Contact: Bill Elder (310) 568-8825 ext.104.
At approximately 2pm PDT/5pm EST, NAXCOM/ThePit.com will release the details of the new partnership.
Many new upgrades and features are scheduled for the New Year and this partnership that will be one of many new advancements for ThePit.com.
One of the main focuses of ThePit will be to increase liquidity. The company will therefore look at ways of getting ThePit.com inventory available on as many different outlets as possible. While this first partnership will be one of the most significant, it will in no way be the last.
As the New Year begins, we would like to thank all of our users for their support during our 1st year of ownership of ThePit.com. While a lot of changes were made in '06, which helped ThePit grow substantially compared to the last few years, a lot more enhancements & upgrades are scheduled for '07. This includes a very significant partnership that will be announced.
Denver Rookie Quarterback Jay Cutler along with Rookie Running Backs Joseph Addai (Colts) & Jerious Norwood (Falcons) Topps Chrome Autographed Rookies have been added to ThePit.
Ladainian Tomlinson continues to break NFL Records & his Rookie Cards continue to break new 52-week highs. Tomlinson's Finest PSA 10 hit a new 52-week high of $253 & is now up 178% from $91 only a few months before.
The Devin Hester Topps Chrome Autographed Rookie Card has now been added to ThePit.com. One of the leading candidates along side Vince Young & Reggie Bush for Rookie of the Year exploded in Prime Time on Monday night with 2 returns for TD's, setting an NFL record with his 6th return for a TD. *Please note there will be a 5-day No Shipping Request on this item.
Drew Brees PSA 10 Finest is now Up 85% after his 5 TD's, 384y on Sunday night in Dallas. Ladainian Tomlinson also continued to hit new highs with his finest PSA 10 doubling in price to $180 from $90 two months ago. Recently added Maurice Drew Topps Chrome rose after his 166y, 2 TD performance, while Rookies Vince Young & Matt Leinart continue to go up after leading their teams to big winsLast week 30 Items were added including;
Last week 30 Items were added including;
Marian Hossa 1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Scott Niedermayer 1990-91 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Henrik Zetterbert Upper Deck Young Guns Autographed Rookie Card
Ilya Kovalchuk Topps Chrome Rookie Card
Joe Thornton 1996-97 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Paul Kariya 1992-93 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Eric Staal 2003-04 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card
Yao Ming Topps Chrome Rookie Card
Boris Diaw SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Delonte West SPx Autograph/Jersey Rookie Card
Emeka Okafor Bowman Autograph Rookie Card
Shawn Marion SPx Autographed Rookie Card
Chris Duhon SP Authentic Autograph Rookie Card
Jamal Lewis SPx Autograph Jersey Rookie Card
Mark Bradley SPx Autograph Jersey Rookie Card
Vincent LeCavalier '1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Roberto Luongo 1997-98 Zenieth Rookie Card
Teemu Selanne 1991-92 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Jarome Iginla 1994-95 SP Premier Prospects Rookie Card
Alexander Frolov 2002-03 SP Authentic Autograph Rookie Card
Jonathan CheeChoo 1998-99 OPC Chrome Rookie Card
Joe Sakic 1989-90 Topps Rookie Card
Simon Gagne 1997-98 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Marques Colston 2006 Bowman Chrome Rookie Card.
Maurice Drew 2006 Topps Chrome Rookie Card.
Zach Randolph 2001-02 Topps Chrome Rookie Card.
Michael Redd 2000-01 SPx /1999 Rookie Card.
Peter Forsberg 1991-92 Upper Deck Rookie Card
Markus Naslund 1992-93 Upper Deck Rookie Card.
Mike Modano 1990-91 OPC Premier.
Reggie Bush's Upper Deck Rookie Premiere RC PSA 10 saw huge numbers, transacting over 50 times on Sunday and rising from $7.50 to over $12.00 each. Also, Jay Cutler's Chrome Rookie continued to climb despite a close loss against the reigning NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks.
On Thursday, Tony Romo continued his stellar play throwing for 5 TD passes. His Chrome RC jumped $37 to a new high of $79. Also, Jay Cutler's Chrome Rookie jumped 108% to $13.50 after it was speculated that he would get the start for Denver next week. Two other Rookies, Joseph Addai's Chrome Rookie has now jumped over 150% to $9.85 after his very impressive 4 TD's on Sunday night while Vince Young's Chrome jumped 60% after he led the Titans to a big comeback win vs the Giants.
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The following S/H fees have been made to the site.
Base & Insurance costs remain the same. The additional cost per card has now been changed to the following:
Ungraded Cards: Was .35/card. New S/H fees .15/card
Uncirculated Cards: Was .35/card. New S/H fees .50/card
*Graded Cards: Remains the same .35/card
*Overnight Delivery Requests will remain an additional .05/card
After another successful start Tony Roomo's cards on ThePit continue to hit new 52-week Highs. Romo's Chrome Uncirculated Rookie is now up well over 10,000% after a low of .20 only a few months ago to a new high of $28.
ThePit has added a new feature that allows users to drop ship their items they own on ThePit to another address.
This new feature allows users to sell their item(s) on their own site, their NAXCOM VIP Storefront or any other marketplace they sell on. Then when the item sells, users can request that the shipment be sent directly to their buyers (US Only).
The normal S/H fees will still be applied. Users can request items to be dropped shipped when they request shipping on cards in their account. A choice is now given to ship the item to the address on file or for the item to be drop shipped to another location.
If you have any questions about this new feature a new thread has been posted on ThePit Message Board.
Over 300 items have been added to ThePit since NAXCOM acquired ThePit from the Topps Company.