The 2009 Bowman Draft Picks Chrome Prospects Superfractor Autograph of Mike Trout sold on May 9th for $400,000. His 1st Bowman Auto, this is considered by many to be the “holy grail” of Mike Trout cards. It graded a mint 9, with a 10 auto by Beckett.
The card had been on eBay for quite some time, with an asking price of $500,000 (or best offer). And, of course, the infamous “Vegas Dave” swooped in purchased the card. The seller, based in Taiwan, flew to Las Vegas to deliver the card to Dave in person. Vegas Dave posted a picture to his twitter account of him holding the Trout Superfractor before locking it away at his bank.
Vegas Dave has jumped into the card world over the last two years, after his casino ventures didn’t exactly pan out. He has an extensive Derek Carr collection he purchased before last season. and has started to do the same with the Trout 1st Bowman autos. In addition to the Superfractor, he has 1 Red /5 and 7 of the Orange /25.