Efdot is taking advantage of his new fanbase as an artist within the Topps Project 2020 series and raising money for worthy causes. In May, 2020, the artist behind card #52 signed one base card (making it a 1/1) to benefit the Red Cross which sold for over $1,000 on eBay. At the time of the sale, Efdot’s Nolan Ryan card was the highest auction for a non-Trout base card to date (Ermsy has also been auctioning autographed versions of his Trout card). The artist has said that he will do more charity sales with some of the remaining 17 cards set for release.
The Nolan Ryan card is notable for other reasons, too. With a print run of 4,103, card #52 is only the third card in the series to sell more than 4,000 units that didn’t have Mike Trout on the front — two Jeter cards made the milestone first — and fifth overall. The success of the Ryan card may be in part to the massive sales of card #51 (Trout by Baller) as average print runs spiked following that card’s enormous success and secondary market activity.
The Ryan numbers would soon seem insignificant compared to the following releases. By the time of his Ted Williams (#74) card, the collection had ballooned beyond expectations and print runs were taking an incredible spike. Williams more than doubled the Ryan print run with 8,897 cards sold. Between card #52 and #74, sales of Project 2020 had shifted so much that Efdot’s Ryan card slipped from place 5th in sales to 21st.
Then came his fifth release, Tony Gwynn (#94). With a print run of 31,030 it was the 10th best seller of the series to date and had bumped down his previously high charting cards to 26th (Williams) and 41 (Ryan).
By the time his Jackie Robinson (#114) card was released, the set had seen the bubble begin to burst and print runs were shrinking quickly. Card 114 sold 14,067 — less than half of Efdot’s previous card, but still ranked as the 25th best selling card at time of release. It was also the third best selling card from 101-114 with several others not even selling 10,000 copies.
Efdot also allows followers of his Patreon account to see sneak peaks at future releases.
This guide will track all of the releases for Project 2020 and keep track of print runs and eBay sales. Clicking a link within this page may direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings for that card. All sale prices listed on this guide are based on eBay listings. Items without available final prices (best offer accepted) are listed at the lowest possible price and followed by a +. Totals are updated when a new card by this artist is released into the set.
Prices updated: 5/31/20
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