Player Update: Leo Nunez
During the time since my last post on 8/13 ("Player Focus: Leo Nunez), it seems like collectors have started to take an increased interest in Royals pitcher Leo Nunez's cards. One of his 04 Bowman Chrome Gold Ref #'d 50 sold over the weekend for $39.76 TAC; a huge rise from it's common status not too long ago.
Nunez was pulled from his last start on 8/16 vs. the Rangers when he tore a callus on his right thumb. He went 3 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 ER, 1 BB & had 3 K's before leaving the game. Today it was announced that he is expected to make his next start, on 8/21 vs. the White Sox, after a successful bullpen session on Sunday.
Nunez, at only 24 years old, could have a big potential for value growth, since his cards started out so cheap. We'll have to wait & see how his next few starts go to get a better idea of what's to come.