The 2018 Panini National Treasures Shai Gilgeous-Alexander National Treasures Logoman sold for $228,000 last week, becoming the highest selling card of the Oklahoma City guard ever recorded. The 1/1 card was graded 10 by SGC with a 9 autograph grade. The sale at the PWCC March Premier auction broke the previous mark of $87,000 for one of Gilgeous Alexander’s cards set last fall.
The card features the OKC star’s autograph and an official NBA Logoman patch from his rookie Clippers jersey.
The top selling sports card in the auction went to Max Verstappen’s 2020 Topps Chrome Formula 1 Sapphire Edition Padaparadscha graded PSA 9, which sold for $336,000. It’s the second highest Verstappen card to date.
The demand for the 1/1 card is driven by its extreme rarity. It was released as a special Sapphire Edition parallel in Topps’ first Chrome F1 set. The odds of pulling one of the parallels were 1:605 packs.
The 2017 Prizm Patrick Mahomes II Rookie Autographs Black Finite 1/1 #RAPM BGS 9.5/Auto 10 set an all-time high when it sold for $312,000. The card sold for $288,000 in November.
A De’Aaron Fox autographed 2017 National Treasures Emerald rookie card sold for $12,600, becoming his highest-selling trading card thus far. The All-Star guard’s record-setter is one of only five copies in existence. And at a Mint 9 it is PSA’s highest-graded copy of the card from that set.
Although he has yet to make his Major League debut, Jackson Holliday already has a five-figure trading card. A 2022 Bowman Chrome Black Wave rookie 1/1 featuring the Baltimore Orioles’ 19-year-old prospect sold for $30,000, making it his highest-selling card.
Both the card and Holliday’s autograph earned a Gem Mint 10 grade from PSA.
On the vintage side, a 1953 Topps Willie Mays card netted $186,000 and a 1961-62 Fleer Wilt Chamberlain rookie card went for $66,000. Both are graded SGC 8 and both represented record prices for the grade.
In all, the auction generated over $8.6 million in sales.
The top selling card in the auction was an autographed copy of a Magic: The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus card that went for $540,000.
In addition to being the most iconic Magic card ever printed, this copy carries two impressive modifiers that helped push it into record territory — a PSA Gem Mint 10 grade and a signature from the card’s illustrator Christopher Rush.
Only six PSA 10 copies exist. It is unknown how many of those six also feature a Rush autograph.