eBay has released its annual list of the ‘Most Interesting and Expensive Purchases’ of the year, one that included a couple of sports cards.
A PSA 10 Tom Brady 2000 Autographed Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket, which sold over $400,000, set the record for highest-sum ever paid for a football card and a 1/10 Michael Jordan 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems card sold over $350,000, becoming the highest priced basketball card ever sold on eBay.
The full top 10 list was topped by a charity auction experience and a bunch of vehicles:
- 20th Annual Power Lunch with Warren Buffett to Benefit GLIDE: $4,567,888
- Tom Brady 2000 Autographed Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket: $400,100
- Michael Jordan 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems: $350,100
- 2015 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster: $349,800
- 2014 Newmar King Aire Motorhome: $280,000
- 2019 Lamborghini Urus “Bianco Icarus”: $245,995
- 1986 Piper Malibu: $225,000
- 2005 Ford Ford GT: $220,000
- 2019 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2: $209,900
- 2012 Lamborghini Aventador 2dr Coupe: $200,000
Among the most expensive eBay for Charity purchases in 2019 was a pair of custom “Moon Landing” Under Armour Curry 6 Shoes Worn & Signed by Stephen Curry which went for $58,100.
Adrian Peterson and Frank Gore among new confirmed autograph guests appearing at 34th Annual Houston TriStar Show, set for Feb. 7-9 at NRG Arena. Joe Montana, Brooks Robinson, Ryne Sandberg, Keith Hernandez, Yuli Gurriel and Charlie Joiner are among the other autograph guests.
Beckett has released its list of the top 10 2019 sports cards “that made an impact in their respective sports and the hobby as a whole.”
The Ty Cobb Museum plans to create another exclusive baseball card as a fundraiser for the facility in Cobb’s hometown of Royston, GA. Plans are still coming together, but look for about 1,000 base cards that will be available for a nominal price, along with bat chip relic cards and at least one card with a Cobb cut autograph.
Money raised by the annual sale of the newly created cards goes to support the museum, which is currently in the midst of a move and expansion as part of a larger community project.
We’ll share details on the cards as soon as we have them.
TCVS, a maker of mylar sleeves for trading cards and other paper collectibles, is offering free samples of its product. Owner Rick Hyatt is touting today’s mylar as a better alternative for preservation of trading cards.
To get a free sample and/or ask a question about mylar, just go to the company’s website and use the contact form to ask for one.