The Buy It Nows have all but vanished. The minimum bids have ascended. The final sale prices have multiplied. With that majestic debut performance Thursday night in New England, Kansas City Chiefs do-it-all running back Kareem Hunt ran (and caught) his way right to the top of the 2017 NFL rookie class with a stat line that still boggles the mind three days later: Three touchdowns, 246 yards from scrimmage (148 rushing, 98 receiving) and a starring role in the Chiefs’ 42-27 opening-night upset of the Patriots.
Almost immediately, Hunt’s early season trading cards began feeling the heat. His 2017 Unparalleled Football Blue Laundry Tag Autograph 1/1 closed with a Best Offer price of $595. A pair of his Cracked Ice autographs from 2017 Contenders Draft Picks Football sold for $600. A rare 2017 Origins Football booklet card featuring signatures from Hunt and fellow Chiefs rookie Patrick Mahomes sold for $480.55. Quickly study completed eBay auctions and you’ll find plenty of Hunt trading cards exhibiting similar dramatic, expeditious appreciation.
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