As you may have read here last week, PSA will resume grading 1984-85 Star Company basketball cards this summer.
While an exact date hasn’t been set for public submissions, here’s a look at how they’ll look in the company’s current holders:
And here are two Star cards we just graded @PSAcard in a soft launch (hasn’t gone live as an option yet on the website), including a copy of #101 Michael Jordan (which got an 8). Really cool to see these in PSA slabs finally. pic.twitter.com/NqYJIfdWuA
— Nat Turner (@natsturner) July 7, 2022
One of the highest graded copies of one of the hobby’s top modern era basketball cards just hit the market. A BGS 8.5 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Michael Jordan (Red) is on the block through PWCC.
Among the major card authenticators only 60 copies of the card have been assessed and encased. Just 90 Red and 10 Green copies, all numbered, were produced.
Since 2020, a red version of this card has gone up to auction nine times. Last month, a BGS 7 copy sold for $450,000.
Only four copies of the Red PMG Jordan have ever been awarded a higher technical grade from Beckett and only two 9.5 examples have been offered at auction over the last 2 ½ years.
The auction also includes a BGS 9 2003 Exquisite Collection LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph, a 2012 Gold Prizms Tom Brady, a 2017 National Treasures Black Patrick Mahomes numbered to /5 and a 1952 Topps Willie Mays graded PSA 8.
The auction runs through July 21.
One of the hobby’s top breakers is located in a small Wisconsin city. They also have a brick-and-mortar shop in a renovated building in the city’s downtown.
Fox 6 in Milwaukee paid a visit to Real Breaks.
A U.S. based trading card distributor has purchased a European company, with an eye on expanding their reach in Europe.
Peachstate Hobby Distribution out of Orlando, FL has purchased Bliss Distribution Limited.
They cited expansion of the card market in Europe, especially F1, soccer and more interest in the NFL and NBA overseas.