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Tom Brady rookie card fetches record $400,100 at auction

Posted February 26, 2019 by Michael David Smith
ProFootballTalk - NBC Sports

Tom Brady has set another NFL record: Most expensive football card.

A card featuring Brady as a rookie sold for $400,100, the highest price ever for a football card, according to ESPN.

The card was part of the 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket collection, which produced only 100 such cards. The individual card that was sold in this auction is in mint condition, considered the highest quality of those 100 cards.

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Brady rookie card sells for over $400K at auction

Posted February 26, 2019 by ESPN
ESPN

An extremely rare Tom Brady rookie card has been sold for over $400,000 in an online auction.

The card, part of the 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket collection, was auctioned Monday for $400,100.

The auction was coordinated by eBay and PWCC Marketplace, which announced Tuesday that the $400,100 is the highest auction price in history for a football card.

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Rare Michael Jordan basketball card sold on eBay for $350,000 after bidding war

Posted February 22, 2019 by Dan Cancian
Newsweek

A rare Michael Jordan basketball card was sold on eBay for a record price earlier this week.

The auction was handled by PWCC Marketplace on behalf of a private owner and a bidding war broke out over the memorabilia, with the selling price surging by almost $150,000 in the final two minutes.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the card is one of the Chicago Bulls’ Precious Metal Gems Green cards from the 1997-98 season, but only one of the 10 cards to be produced as insert cards for Skybox’s Metal Universe packs.

Jordan’s card is number six out of 10 and the only one to have been authenticated and graded by the Professional Sports Authenticator.

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Are Sports Cards A Blue Chip Investment? Ask The New Owner Of The $350K Michael Jordan

Posted February 22, 2019 by David Seideman
Forbes

A 1997-98 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems (PMG) Michael Jordan card just sold for $350,100 on eBay, smashing numerous records.

“It’s the most ever bid for a single Jordan card at public auction, and the third most expensive basketball card ever sold,” notes Rich Mueller, editor of Sports Collectors Daily.

The Jordan also set a new record for the most expensive basketball card sold on eBay and for a modern (post 90’s) basketball card ever sold.

Above all, these new records suggest that trading cards have become an alternative blue chip investment and a liquid, tangible asset for high-rollers. And the records demonstrate Jordan’s enduring popularity.

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Rare Michael Jordan basketball card sells for record amount after eBay bidding war: report

Posted February 21, 2019 by Stephen Sorace
Fox News

A last-minute bidding war on eBay for a Michael Jordan basketball card dubbed the “Holy Grail” brought the sale price to a record $350,100 this week, a report said.

The Chicago Bulls legend’s 1997-98 Precious Metal Gems (PMG) Green card is one of only 10 ever made, according to the Chicago Tribune. This particular card is one of only three believed by experts to be in circulation. It is also the only card to be authenticated by the Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) service.

“We call it a ‘Holy Grail’ because it’s so scarce and so desired that you just frankly never see it,” Brent Huigens, CEO of PWCC Marketplace, which handled the auction on behalf of a private owner, told the paper.

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Someone dropped a WHOLE bunch of money on a Michael Jordan basketball card

Posted February 21, 2019 by Cam Ellis
NBC Sports

On Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Tribune ran a story about how someone spent THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS on a Michael Jordan basketball card. The card is, according to the piece, one of only 10 ever made. Of those 10 cards, only 3 -- including this one -- have been graded by the Professional Sports Authenticator service.

The card is apparently the most expensive MJ card yet, and the third most-expensive basketball card ever. What's even funnier is that the card was about to sell for $100,000, but a bidding flurry in the auction's final couple minutes raised the price almost 200%.

That is a staggering amount of money to spend on a laminated, wallet-sized picture of a basketball player, but if that's what you want to drop hundreds of thousands of your dollars on, far be it from me to say otherwise.

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1997-98 Precious Metal Gems Jordan Sells for $350,100

Posted February 20, 2019 by Rich Mueller
Sports Collectors Daily

No one’s saying it’s the most beautiful, but there’s a new top dog in the category of most expensive Michael Jordan basketball cards.

A 1997 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems (Green) Michael Jordan card earned the title after selling for $350,100 on eBay late Wednesday night. It’s the most ever bid for a single Jordan card at public auction and the third most expensive basketball card ever sold. Buyers had to be pre-approved to participate. Twenty-two people placed a total of 130 bids over the seven-day period. The winning bidder was believed to be Nat Turner, a wealthy and avid collector/investor.

“In the world of trading cards this is a ‘true holy grail’ caliber asset, said Brent Huigens, CEO and Owner of PWCC who sold the card. “Most advanced investors have never seen one before and this was the first copy we’ve handled in 20 years. Arguably the most recognized and revered modern trading card in the world.

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Forget The Michael Jordan Fleer Rookie, His 'Mythical' Card Skyrockets To $121K on eBay

Posted February 18, 2019 by David Seideman
Forbes

In 1997-98, Skybox produced a 123-card metal basketball insert issue in addition to its base set. The first ten of each the 100 serially printed cards had an emerald green background. One of them featured Michael Jordan.

The Precious Metal Gems Green (PMG) cards came in packs costing a few dollars.

For a decade, no one except a few diehards paid much attention. “Initially, the cards were no more popular than other basketball inserts of the era, but that changed about ten years ago when the set became sort of a cult favorite,” notes Rich Mueller in Sports Collectors Daily.

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Stunning Sale Of Mint And Rare Bobby Orr Rookie For $204K Shows Bullish Hockey Card Market

Posted February 5, 2019 by David Seideman
Forbes

Over the weekend, Lelands auction house sold one of the world’s rarest modern era hockey cards and the highest graded example for $204,000.

The 1966-67 Bobby Orr Topps USA Test card, which belonged to a private collector, is the only mint PSA 9 (on a scale of one to ten).

“It’s now the second most valuable hockey card ever sold at public auction, trailing only the PSA 10 1979-80 O-Pee-Chee Wayne Gretzky, which sold for $465,000 in 2016,” notes Rich Mueller, editor of Sports Collector Daily.

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The 1933 Babe Ruth Baseball Card Market Is Blazing Hot

Posted January 30, 2019 by David Seideman
Forbes

A mint 1933 Goudey Babe Ruth bubblegum card just netted $528,000 in a Heritage auction, more than seven times what a comparable card fetched in the last public sale in 2004. Only four PSA 9 (on a scale of one to ten) #144 cards exist. There are no 10s.

Babe Ruth is blazing hot in all grades, and not just in high-end auctions, but at local baseball card shows. I believe that now is the time to buy his four 1933 Goudey cards.

This year, they will receive extra lifts. An epic Ruth biography, The Big Fella, continues to fly off bookstore shelves and rack up awards. And this June, Hunt Auctions will offer “a highly significant offering of historic baseball artifacts and personal materials from [Ruth’s own] collection.”

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