There’s a new record for the highest priced Fleer Basketball sticker. A 1986-87 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sticker (#1) graded PSA 10 sold for $240,000 in the May Premier Auction at PWCC. It’s also the highest price for any non-rookie Abdul-Jabbar card.
Centering and other issues have traditionally kept high grade copies of the Abdul-Jabbar to a minimum. Only 14 of the more than 2,400 examined by PSA have been rated 10.
The auction also saw a new record for Aaron Judge cards with his 2013 Bowman Chrome Rookie Autograph Superfractor 1/1 netting $324,000, more than doubling the previous record for the public sale of a Judge card, which was set by the exact same card when it sold for $161,130 two years ago.
The third highest sale of a Judge card on record was also recorded in the auction with this 2013 Bowman Chrome Orange Refractor rookie autograph numbered to 25 copies and BGS 10 Pristine sold for $31,200.
In all, the auction saw 419 lots sell for $18,657,600.
A 2013 Panini Prizm Gold Prizms Giannis Antetokounmpo rookie card numbered to 10 rocketed to $528,000—about $495,000 more than the last time it sold in 2019.
A new record for any Jimmy Butler card was established by the $28,800 sale of a 2012 Prizm Gold rookie card graded PSA 10, more than doubling the previous record price for a Butler card.
A new online portal for buying and selling sports cards says it already has over one million cards listed.
Conner Walden, Founder and CEO of BuySportsCards says they are the first marketplace to surpass that milestone in almost 13 years (COMC being the last in 2009).
BSC launched on March 9.
FOCO has a new series of bobbleheads called “Then and Now” which feature former and current players together.
The first two releases include Joe Morgan and Joey Votto of the Reds and Mets pitching aces Tom Seaver and Jacob deGrom.
They’re limited to 421 copies and are priced at $80 on the company’s website.
eBay has launched its first collaboration with an NFT seller, with a new series centered on memorable Sports Illustrated covers.
The company has announced a series of exclusive NFTs through a strategic partnership with OneOf, a green NFT platform. .
eBay’s first-ever “Genesis” NFT Collection will feature 3D and animated interpretations of the iconic athletes featured on Sports Illustrated covers, the first of which features the 1982 appearance of Wayne Gretzky.
The collection includes thirteen limited-edition digital collectibles as green, gold, platinum, and diamond tier NFTs, with up to 299 editions each in the green tier, to 15 editions only in the diamond tier. With prices starting at $10, each NFT contains a 3D rendering or animation of Gretzky making a signature move on the ice.
Throughout 2022, additional drops of OneOf’s sports legends NFT series will take place.