Witt Jr., Collector Make Blockbuster Trade

Royals star shortstop received his 1-of-1 card; collector got signed game-used bat

Date: Jun 10, 2024
Topics: bobby witt jr., News
Length: 249 Words
Reading Time: ~2 Minutes

Last Friday, Reddit user megustcizer announced they had “pulled off the trade of a lifetime.” After learning that Kansas City star Bobby Witt Jr. collects all of his own 1-of-1 cards, megustcizer tagged the Royals shortstop on Instagram to let Witt know that he was in possession of Witt’s 1998 Topps Baby Boomers FoilFractor 1-of-1. The collector pulled the card from a 2023 Topps Archives blaster box. 

After Witt reached out, he agreed to trade a signed, game-used bat in return for the card. Following a Reddit post by megustcizer, replies flooded in as other collectors weighed in on the trade; one reminded megustcizer that a game-used bat is easier to track down than a one-of-a-kind card.

“I’d make this trade 1000 times over, the card got into the man’s hands himself and I have a hell of a story (and a dope centerpiece to my PC) to go along with it,” megustcizer wrote. “This is also a signed game used bat, a lot harder to get than your standard signed stick!”  

It’s no surprise that this collector found a willing trade partner in Witt. A noted card collector himself, Witt has spoken often about his love of the hobby. In fact, Witt revealed in an interview with Topps that he treats himself to a rookie card for every home run he hits.

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