Baseball Card Exchange has acquired the rights to sell a 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan – serial numbered #23/100. The card is expected to attract significant attention from the numerous Jordan collectors from around the world.
The PMG cards from ’97-98 aren’t autographed but for the vast number of Jordan collectors and those who chase 90s basketball inserts, they are holy grail territory. The first 10 of each card in the set were produced with a green or “emerald” background and the last 90 are in red. Jordan is one of 123 players in the set.
The fact that the card is numbered to Jordan’s famous #23 will attract the attention of those who try to match serial numbered cards to the player’s jersey number.
“The seller has quietly held this card in his collection for the last several years,” said BBCE head buyer Reed Kasaoka. “After seeing how well we were able to market the Jordan PMG Green #1/10 last year, he felt we could bring the same positive attention to this card.” Instead of potentially dealing with unqualified bidders yet again – which caused last year’s sale to end on an anti-climactic note – BBCE is planning to accept offers to sell the card privately. It’ll be part of the company’s display at the National Sports Collectors Convention this summer.
Less than a year ago, the northwest Indiana company privately sold the Jordan PMG Green #1/10 to an anonymous buyer for a small six figure sum. While Jordan PMG Red cards have recently sold for $10,000+, the uniqueness of this card being numbered to his jersey number is expected to bring a mid-to-high five figure offer. “To compare, the Kobe Bryant PMG Green numbered to his jersey number (#8) from this set brought $37,655 in 2012,” said BBCE owner Steve Hart. “The market for Jordan 90s inserts has only intensified over the last four years, and we’re confident the seller will receive a very healthy offer.”
Because of the material used to produce them, the cards are often plagued with chipping issues so rather than risk a low ‘technical’ grade, the card has been encapsulated by PSA as ‘Authentic’.
BBCE will have the card on display at their corporate booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention this August in Atlantic City, NJ.
Baseball Card Exchange, Inc. is one of the largest sports collectibles dealers in the hobby, specializing in unopened material, vintage trading cards, and autographed memorabilia.