A year ago, they were selling for around $15,000. Tuesday night, a PSA 10 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan card was purchased in a PWCC auction for $43,700, yet another new record for the most popular basketball card of all-time.
Several other high-grade Jordans are being offered at auction now.
It’s not the rarest card ever made and it’s really not even the rarest card that falls under the T206 set umbrella. The most recognizable baseball card ever made is Honus Wagner’s card from the century-old set but recently, collectors at large and the general public got to know a little more about a very rare Ty Cobb card that’s also designated T206 and is actually at least three times more scarce—even with the Lucky 7 find.
PSA graded all seven cards—four of which have been sold. Some might say since it wasn’t issued in individual cigarette packs like the other T206s that the Cobb with Cobb Tobacco back shouldn’t be considered a T206. Company president Joe Orlando discussed that and compared the Wagner and Cobb in this column.
Hunt Auctions will hold its 4th annual ‘Tribute to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ show this Saturday with past and present players set to sign autographs.
The show takes place at the David Lawrence Convention Center on Fort Duquense Boulevard in Pittsburgh. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM.
Five time All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen headlines the autograph list. Gerrit Cole, Jung Ho Kang, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco are among the current Pirates set to sign. Former players who’ll be autographing include Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski, Dick Groat, Andy Van Slyke, Bob Friend, Steve Blass and Kent Tekulve. Pricing information is here.