Goldin Auctions says it has brokered a $900,000 private sale of a 1958 Alifabolaget Pele rookie card graded PSA 9. It’s the most ever paid for a soccer card of any kind.
Out of 94 graded by PSA, six are 9s with no 10s.
In 1958, Pele led Brazil to the World Cup title, with three goals in the semi-finals against France and two more in the finals against host Sweden, where the Alifabolaget set was issued.
Meanwhile, rights to the new reality TV series centered around the sports memorabilia business at Goldin have been sold to Netflix.
As we reported earlier this year, it’s being produced by Brent Montgomery, the producer behind Pawn Stars and Connor Schell, formerly of ESPN. The show will begin airing next year.
Alt—a marketplace for trading cards with an eye on expanding to other alternative assets—says it just picked up a $75 million Series B funding round.
In addition to traditional investment groups, some of the backing comes from a group of athletes including Tom Brady, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Candace Parker, Alex Morgan, and Marlon Humphrey. Kevin Durant, Larry Fitzgerald and Kelvin Beachum were already on board.
Earlier this week, the company announced it had hired Nicole Colombo away from eBay to be its first president.
MeiGray has already sold the jerseys from the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural game. Now, they’re offering game-used sticks from last month’s debut against Las Vegas.
The Kraken became the 32nd NHL team when they opened their first season vs. the Vegas Golden Knights on October 12.
The auction, which runs through December 1, includes 19 authenticated sticks from that regular season opener along with eight goal pucks and 28 game pucks from preseason action.
Upper Deck has released a new trading card product based around last summer’s release of the new Space Jam movie.
The company says it marries the “nostalgic taste of the 90s with a modern twist.”
Retail boxes are out now but a hobby product is coming in February. And yes, there are LeBron James autographs sprinkled in. They’ll be very tough to pull though at one in every 234,160 packs.
There’s a base set that chronicles the movie through key scenes and moments. New manufactured Film Cel cards include 4 levels of rarity, while Breaking the Game 3D Lenticular cards include special short prints. Rare autograph cards from team members and voice over actors can also be found in boxes, along with rare sketch cards. The hobby version will expand the base set and offer additional content not found in retail boxes.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with such an iconic and nostalgic movie, and to share a bit of 90s history with a new era of card collectors and sports fans,” said Upper Deck President Jason Masherah.
You can see singles and boxes on eBay here.