Mile High Card Company President Brian Drent says the market for sports cards “continues to be at an all-time high.” Thousands of bids have been placed in MHCC’s current auction, which still has a week to run.
MHCC is offering a number of higher-end cards including a PSA 8 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle that is moving toward $200,000 but is expected to go much higher. There’s also an autographed 1933 Goudey #181 Babe Ruth that will cross the six-figure plateau with its next bid, plus a signed ’33 Gehrig.
Interest in Michael Jordan cards remains strong with a 1997 Skybox Metal Universe #23 Precious Metal Gems Red PSA 6 EX-MT presently sitting at $86,919 with 27 bids. The auction has over 140 Jordan lots in all.
“Each auction we’ve run this year has exceeded expectations from start to finish and this event is no exception,” Drent says.
The auction will run through Thursday, December 10. The company’s next event is scheduled for March 2021.
Two PSA 10 Michael Jordan cards—one at Goldin Auctions and another in the Goldin/Sotheby’s sale—will establish new bench marks for the grade in a matter of days. Bidding for the card in Goldin’s Holiday Auction is already over $120,000 with the buyer’s premium factored in.
Another card being offered through Sotheby’s/Goldin isn’t far behind and will close first on December 7.
Red Sox General Manager Brian O’Halloran is donating his collection of baseball cards to the team’s foundation. In this Boston Herald story, he recalled selling newspapers to buy cards back in the 80s and lamented once trading a Jerry Rice rookie card for a slice of pizza.
Warmup jackets worn by the NBA champion Lakers prior to their 102-96 NBA Finals Game 4victory over the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Finals are on the auction block. NBA Auctions is offering them in as part of a group of listings set to run through October 10.
Not surprisingly, LeBron James’ jacket carries the top bid so far at over $4,000. It’s expected to go significantly higher before bidding ends December 10. Warmups from other teams that were donned during games in the Orlando bubble are also up for grabs.
Earlier this week, we told you about the return of 1990s Fleer Pro-Visions artist Terry Smith, who has created some new NBA works and is selling them as prints. LeBron James was first off the canvas but here’s an exclusive look at some others that will be coming out in the weeks ahead.
TNT’s Adam Lefkoe isn’t alone in thinking that Travis Kelce’s Topps rookie card is a little goofy. He had a fun Instagram chat with the Chiefs’ all-pro tight end about how it came about.
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