The odds were long but what the heck.
A retired collector from San Diego was having a good time participating in online box breaks so last December he bought a slot in a 2015-16 Upper Deck The Cup break through Jaspy’s Breaks.
“I would say I have a few small shoe boxes of cards in my closet” the man named ‘John’ told Sportsnet in Canada. “I’m retired, divorced and my son lives in San Francisco so for me it was more about doing something to pass the time.”
The odds of pulling the holy grail of modern hockey cards were long indeed.
An autographed Connor McDavid rookie patch card serial numbered to McDavid’s number 97 jersey? Forget about it.
“I never expected it to turn out like this,” he said. Read the entire story here.
Bidding for the 2003-04 Exquisite LeBron James autographed rookie patch parallel (#14/23) at Goldin Auctions is at $750,000.
With the buyer’s premium factored in, the price is $900,00, making it pretty likely the card will sell for at least $1 million considering the auction still has three weeks to run.
Six other modern cards in the auction have bids of over $50,000.
Jerseys worn by the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors in the NBA’s pre-season “Japan Series” are up for auction.
The two teams met October 10 in Tokyo.
Jerseys worn by James Harden, who scored a game high 34 points, Russell Westbrook and Pascal Siakam are among those on the block.
The minimum bid on each is $250 with the auction set to run through July 9 at NBA Auctions.