One of the hobby’s most coveted modern era cards generated a buzz last May when a gem mint copy sold for nearly $100,000. Another could approach or surpass that figure soon.
Next week, another example is about to hit the auction block–graded by a different company.
Heritage Auctions will offer an SGC 98 (10) 1993 Upper Deck SP Derek Jeter in its Summer Platinum Night Auction set to open July 26. Out of almost 2,200 SP Jeter rookie cards submitted to SGC, it’s the only one ever graded 10. The PSA Population report has a total of 22.
The foil cards stock was fairly revolutionary for its time but a propensity to scratch and chip has resulted in only a small number of high-grade examples surviving today. Prices for high-grade examples that have sold at auction have risen sharply across the board in the last couple of years. From 2013-2016, sales of PSA 10s generally fell in the $30,000-$38,000 range.
The card will be part of a two-day catalog auction set to close August 18 and 19. It carries a pre-sale estimate of $75,000 or more.