August has been a busy month for the DBS CG, especially with the release of Cross Spirits, the Expansion packs, and the Pride of the Saiyans and Darkness Reborn Starter Decks. These new products have injected some new fantastic cards for collectors and players, establishing some early high-value cards for the set. We have also seen several big value changes during the last six months, with chase cards like ‘Son Goku, the Awakened Power’ and ‘Son Goku & Vegeta, Apex of Power’ being some of the most dramatic. But how are things sitting now that August draws to an end?
The Signature Cards
There have been very few copies of the Signature Cards on the market during August. In July, raw ‘Son Goku, Hope of Universe 7 (SR)’ cards sold for between $700 and $900. In August, copies of this card sold for between $641 and $850. While these are certainly huge gaps in value, scarcity and lack of purchase opportunities often result in some collectors paying extra to make sure they get their copy. A PSA 10 grade went for $1,788 on August 2nd, while a PSA 9 sold for $770.
A BGS 10 copy of ‘Meteoric Energy SSB Vegito’ sold on August 2nd for $2200, while the last raw copies sold for between $500 and $625. This is roughly the same price we saw in the later half of July, but is considerably less than the $700 to $880 values achieved at the beginning of that month.
‘Universe 7 Saiyan Prince Vegeta’ cards have been selling for between $500 and $556 throughout August, with copies also selling on TCG Player for $455 and two lightly played copies going for $331. In July, the average value of this card was around the $500 mark, which shows very little shift in value. Like the other Signature cards, there have been very few graded cards sold publicly in August, with none of the ‘Universe 7 Saiyan Prince Vegeta’ cards being 10s. With that being said, a BGS 9 went for $756 on August 16th, with another selling on August 27th for $990.
We will be taking a deeper analysis of all eight Signature Cards later this week – tracking the market values and discussing the future of these iconic chase cards.
Son Goku, the Awakened Power
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We recently analysed the value of ‘Son Goku, the Awakened Power’ and the changes seen during August. To read that article, you click here
Son Goku & Vegeta, Apex of Power
In August, a PSA 10 copy of this card went for $2108, with a BGS 10 copy selling for $2,650 through auction. These prices are slightly down from the $3000 PSA 10 and the $3300 BGS 10 values achieved in July, but shouldn’t be anything to worry about for collectors, as we have seen the value of this card, as well as other top chase cards, fluctuate when the overall market dips. Many collectors consider this the ‘buyer’s market period’ – taking advantage of the lower prices to bag themselves a bargain before they get more expensive again.
The Cross Spirits SCRs
The three Cross Spirits SCRs started out with a lot of promise when it comes to their market value, with ‘SS Son Goku & Frieza, Miraculous Conclusion’ stealing show. Last week, ‘Majin Buu, Kibito Kai Absorbed’ was sitting at a value of around $150. Now, that price has dropped further to between $110 and $90 raw. ‘Super 17, Sibling Absorbed’ has also seen a pretty substantial drop, selling for $130 between August 13th and 17th and now sitting at between $75 and $80 as of the 31st of August.
On August 19th, copies of ‘SS Son Goku & Frieza, Miraculous Conclusion’ were selling for around $469 and $495 raw. Although it was holding strong at an increased value of around $500 as of the 24th of August, that price has come way down to $360 and $390. The last eight copies to sell through TCG Player last week also back this current value up, selling for around the same price.
Graded copies of this card have begun coming onto the market, with a BGS 10 having an asking price of $1,749 and a PSA 10 having a $1,350 listing price. There is another PSA copy currently being auctioned on eBay, which has currently reached $1,150 from 58 bids, with three days left on the auction. The final price will go a long way in establishing the graded value of this card and will be something we will be keen to keep an eye on going into September.
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media
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