It’s no secret that prices for some of the hobby’s most popular modern era cards have dipped significantly since reaching peaks during the first four months of the year. Some basketball cards that were seeing historic highs have dropped 50 percent or more, although they’re still trading for well ahead of prices from a year ago.
According to data compiled by Card Ladder, here are a few numbers:
- 1996-97 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant rookie PSA 10 from $30,000-$35,000 in April to $15,000-$17, 000 recently. PSA 9s have dropped from $5,000-$7,000 to around $3,000.
- 2003-04 Topps Chrome LeBron James rookie PSA 10 from $22,000-$24,000 to $14,000-$15,000. PSA 9s have dropped from $6,000-$7,000 to $3,000-4,000.
- 2007-08 Topps Chrome Kevin Durant PSA 10 from $8,000-$10,000 to $4,000-$5,000. PSA 9s have dropped from $3,000+ in March to less than $1,500.
- 1997-98 Topps Chrome Tim Duncan rookie PSA 10 dropped from $2,000-$2,500 to less than $1,000. PSA 9s are now selling for less than $300 in some cases.
- 2018-19 Prizm Luka Doncic PSA 10 dropped from $1,100-$1,300 to $700-$800.
It’ll be interesting to see where the market heads over the last six months of 2021.
Collectors haven’t been shy about spending money on cards featuring Formula 1 drivers since Topps jumped into the market, but those recent products aren’t the first cards produced in conjunction with the Euro-based series.
Here’s a look at some of the most expensive F1 cards that have recently sold on eBay:
- 2020 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 F1 Max Verstappen Autograph Patch Card- $6,150
- Lewis Hamilton 2020 Chrome Formula 1 Orange Refractor- $7,700
- 2007-08 Pro2.0 Formula 1 F1 Rookie Card Lewis Hamilton- $4,500
- 1984 Panini F1 Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart TG183 Formula 1 Rookie Card- $3,000
Upper Deck says National Hockey Card Day will take place on Saturday, July 24. Details and a list of participating stores will come later.
CSG, which began grading sports cards earlier this year, will be doing some on-site grading at the National Sports Collectors Convention. They’ll also be accepting submissions for drop-off.
Full details are here.
The new Topps Game within the Game card depicts Jackie Robinson shaking the hand of Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey moments after Robinson signed a contract to become the first African American baseball player to sign with a Major League Baseball team in April 1947.
“I wanted to get Branch Rickey onto the card at the start of my planning process, but when he didn’t fit on the vertical painting, I thought it would still be impactful to get his hand into the final painting,” said Jennis. “Art is about symbolism. I can think of nothing more appropriate at this time in our nation’s history – with daily reminders that race is still an issue – of the image of Branch shaking Jackie’s hand nearly 75 years ago. Life is all about making the world better and lifting each other up and that’s what the Dodgers did with their courageous act to sign Jackie to a contract as the first African American player in the Major Leagues.”
Jennis’ Jackie Robinson Game within the Game card is available on Topps’ website for $7.99 until July 9. They’re also available a bit cheaper on eBay if you’re willing to wait a few extra days.