Even a mid-grade copy of Tom Brady’s most popular rookie card brings a six-figure price.
Boston-based Skinner Auctioneers sold a PSA 5 copy of the 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Autograph card for $372,500 Wednesday night.
The card–numbered 39 out of 100–did have an autograph grade of 10. It was one of dozens of cards consigned by a “passionate Boston sports fan,” according to the company, which conducted its first ever sale devoted strictly to sports cards.
Thirty-four Brady cards were included in the sale. An unnumbered autographed Contenders Brady Rookie Ticket graded Authentic by PSA, went for $17,500 while a 2000 Bowman Chrome Brady rookie card graded BGS 9.5 sold for $10,000.
The collector’s PSA 9 2003 Topps Chrome Xfractor Lebron James (#165 of 200) went for $10,000.
Otis has launched a marketplace, auction platform, and vault for physical collectibles.
The company says “Otis House” is built on top of Ethereum and serves as a bridge between NFTs and physical collectibles.
Essentially, once a customer submits an item with a value of $5,000 or more to the Otis vault, the owner receives an NFT that represents ownership of the item. The NFT can then be sold/ auctioned/ held or, eventually, traded back in for the physical item.
The company says the benefit for collectors–aside from having an item secured in the Otis vault–is that it allows physical collectibles like trading cards to be plugged into all the infrastructure being built around NFTs.
During its soft launch, Otis is auctioning five NFTs representing five of the first collectibles vaulted on Otis including a PSA 10 Topps Chrome LeBron James rookie card.
NBA Auctions is offering the Opening Night jerseys worn by the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.
Gamers donned by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and other members of the squad in the nationally televised game are up for grabs from the night in which the Bucks received their championship rings and raised the 2020-21 championship banner.
Twelve jerseys are being offered in the auction, which is set to end December 23.
His cards started climbing back up the hot lists months ago and after setting the NBA’s three-point record Tuesday night, there’s been plenty of interest in Steph Curry’s cards.
Check out a live list of the current most watched auctions here.
The latest items from Emmitt Smith’s collection are up for auction including an ESPY award, game-used shoes and a couple of touchdown balls.
What’s ahead for the hobby? We chatted with Alan Goldsher of Collectable about that and other stuff. Listen here.