The sale of the Mike Trout SuperFractor for nearly $4 million drew more mainstream media coverage for the hobby, including the Washington Post, which touched on the hot market for cards.
Ken Goldin was on Fox Business Monday to talk about the auction and why things are selling for so much.
After buying the card for $400,000, consignor Dave Oancea told John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal he’s not planning to do anything crazy with the big payday.
WXYZ-TV Detroit sports reporter Brad Galli is a collector. Late last week, he talked to a couple of area shops and collectors for the story below:
There are more big sales coming in the days ahead.
Bidding for the T206 Honus Wagner (PSA 1) at Mile High Card Company is at $730,000.
Collectors in the Atlanta area turned out Sunday for the Cobb Sports Collectors Show at the Hilton Garden Inn in Marietta, Ga. It was the second event held there since the state began re-opening.
Masks were a must to get in and sanitizer stations were provided by hotel.
There’s a 60-table card show planned for northern Indiana on Labor Day, September 7.
Promoter Brad Beeman says it’ll be at the Farmstead Inn & Conference Center in Shipshewana from 9 AM to 3 PM. There’s a flea market also going on across the street.
The 1996 Mercedes Benz once owned by Michael Jordan sold at auction Sunday night. The metallic navy blue S6000 Lorinser generated plenty of interest for the Beverly Hills Car Club, a luxury car company in Southern California. It was seen briefly in The Last Dance and driven by MJ during the latter part of his Bulls career.
The car dealer bought it from a Chicago area collector last month, had it transported to the west coast and put it on eBay.
The winning bid came in at just over $200,000.
There’s another Jordan-owned car on the block, too. The 2007 SLR McLaren with only about 1,000 miles has a current bid of just over $35,000 and the reserve hasn’t been met.