A rare 1997-98 Skybox Precious Metal Gems Green Michael Jordan insert card was recently pulled out of a pack at Baseball Card Exchange and could fetch more than six figures at auction.
PMG has almost a cult following among 1990s basketball and Jordan collectors with only ten green Jordans produced.
The card is expected to be sold later this year. Read more about the windfall that could await the collector who pulled it here.
Last Tuesday was Sidney Crosby bobblehead night in Pittsburgh where the Penguins were taking on the Winnipeg Jets. The mini Sid turned out to be less of a collector’s item than the night’s game program.
The Pens put Crosby on the cover of the program/magazine called Icetime but when they came back from the printer, Sidney Crosby had become ‘Sindey Crosby’.
The misprint caused the team to hastily pull it from souvenir stands but not before some fans had already bought them. Over the last week, they’ve been selling like hotcakes on eBay. About three dozen were sold in the six days following the game, with prices starting out at $90-125 before settling back to roughly half that over the weekend with some sellers packaging the bobblehead with the program. Interest still appears pretty strong though, based on these current listings.
Crosby is also featured on a new piece from Canadian artist Robb Scott.
“I didn’t want to simply create a nice collectible. I wanted to create a beautiful piece of art that stood on its own. I’m very proud of the result and it’s the best work of my career,” said Scott, who has finally made it big after a long struggle to get noticed. “This drawing isn’t just about Sid and Nate. It’s about all of Nova Scotia and the pride we feel for these athletes. Nova Scotia has produced the reigning Hart and Calder trophy winners in the NHL. I wanted to honor that incredible achievement. ”
Through his partnership with Brian Ehrenworth of Frameworth Sports Marketing, they created 100 limited edition prints from the original drawing. Each print has been hand signed by Crosby, MacKinnon and Scott, and is accompanied with a Frameworth certificate of authenticity. ”
Limited edition prints are available at AutographedSportsArt.com.
An auction of confiscated baseball memorabilia by a New Jersey prosecutor took a big hit after he agreed to refund buyers’ money in the wake of concerns over authenticity.
John Molinari offered the refunds to about 30 winning bidders in December after a series of reports by WPIX 11 News began asking why so many items rejected by hobby authenticators were being sold in the auction.
NorthJersey.com breaks down all that transpired now that the long-running saga appears to be over.