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Among The Finest Investment Pieces In The Market

On the market this month is a holy grail type Michael Jordan piece, the 2009-10 Exquisite Collection Flashback card. How does one not instantly fall in love with this card? The '09 Exquisite Flashback is unparalleled in many ways as it gives tribute with the inaugural '03 Exquisite design. Those who study investment caliber Michael Jordan cards understand the market importance of this world-class card; and even the more novice of investors can appreciate what the Upper Deck Exquisite brand has brought to the market. We must recognize that the entire market benefited from what has become the single greatest modern production ever made. Ushering in iconic players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, the Exquisite production has built a legacy comparable to the key rookies it featured in that fateful year, as well as the HOFer the offered card depicts. The presented Beckett 8.5 is a unicorn with only twenty-three copies ever made and virtually no sales history over the past three years. The last sale on record in NM-MT+ grade was on May 26, 2016 which yielded a $40,000 price tag. With a vastly growing market, we are extremely excited to see where the investment community now places this premier example. The card itself shows better than the grade assigned with near flawless edges which are virtually free of any typical chipping. Boasts terrific centering with glowing color and an early illustration of a young Michael Jordan. The corners are relatively sharp with just modest bits of wear to the extreme tips. The surfaces show exceptionally well for the assigned sub-grade with no indentations or wrinkles present; though accurately assessed on account of faint enamel chipping to the inner border surrounding the patch (note: on the reverse there is a piece of red debris in the upper right, this is not on the card). Furthermore, the card features perhaps one of the coolest Chicago Bulls jersey swatches as it is a 3-color striped example. Finally to top it all off, equally as important as a high-grade assessment, the autograph has been assessed as pristine. With all due respect to Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and many others, Michael Jordan is considered the greatest Basketball player of all-time with his jaw-dropping stats and six NBA championship rings. From the very beginning, Michael Jordan partnered with Nike to create a worldwide brand, "Air Jordan", that far surpassed those of his contemporaries. The Air Jordan brand became synonymous with Basketball and made everyone want to 'Be Like Mike'. To this day, Michael Jordan is a household name and perhaps the most recognized athlete in the world. As the trading card marketplace matures towards its destiny as a leading alternative asset class, it's cards like this that seem positioned to ascend towards a status competitive with present-day fine art markets. Be sure to mark your calendar as this card closes on September 19th. Comes with PWCC's highest recommendation. One of over 15,000 cards, lots, and sets up for bid in our 9th Auction of 2019. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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