The best collection of unused Super Bowl tickets in existence will be up for sale next month. It includes a ticket for every Super Bowl through 2017 and is the #1 set of full tickets on PSA’s Registry. The owner has consigned the set to SCP Auctions, which will put it up for bid from March 7-24.
The collection includes a PSA 7 (NM) ticket to Super Bowl I and many mint/gem mint examples.
Full tickets to those early games are rare. Last January, SCP sold a single Super Bowl III ticket for $59,097 and in 2015 a PSA 8 Super Bowl XII ticket went for $31,070.
By the way, a ticket to the first Big Game back in 1967 would have cost you 12 bucks.
A BGS 9 Tom Brady 2000 Contenders Championship Ticket signed rookie card was listed as sold for $250,000 on eBay last week. It’s one of 100 Brady autographed at the time.
The consignor was a long-time Brady collector Joe Prizio, who told ESPN he bought the card three years ago—for $15,000.
Anyone entering the team locker rooms at Super Bowl 52 had to have their credentials scanned by RFID readers. The move came in response to the theft of Tom Brady’s jersey last year. It was found with a Mexican publishing executive thanks to a tip from a 19-year-old collector in Seattle who had been corresponding with him online. It apparently wasn’t the first time Ortega wound up with game-used Super Bowl memorabilia.
The season that culminated with the first Super Bowl began with two pro football trading card makers. Philadelphia Gum was in its third year as the NFL’s partner, leaving Topps with the upstart AFL. No unopened boxes of 1966 Topps football cards had been known to exist—until now.
A man cleaning out his late uncle’s home found a pristine box that had been there since the two worked a sanitation route in the late 60s. They discovered numerous boxes inside a case that was left for the trash.
According to this story by Forbes.com’s David Seideman, the uncle apparently ripped many of the boxes open but saved one for some reason. It’s in Goldin Auctions’ current catalog where bidding has already reached $26,000 and won’t end until February 17.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was making media appearances on behalf of Panini America in Minneapolis on Friday. Expect his cards and autographs in the company’s upcoming draft pick products.