Babe Ruth 1/1 Autograph Card sells for 40k

Auto Date Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

The Upper Deck Premier Babe Ruth Autograph we profiled earlier has sold for $40,100 on eBay.

The card was pulled earlier this year by a New Jersey collector and the sale was handled through Beckett Select Media Auctions.

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Upper Deck Babe Ruth 1/1 Autograph Up For Auction

Auto Date Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

The New Jersey collector who pulled the 2007 Upper Deck Premier Autographed World Series Ticket card has decided to auction off the card.  The auction is being handled by Beckett Select Media Auctions and is listed on eBay.

The card was graded a BGS 9.5 by Beckett Grading and the autograph was authenticated by James Spence Authenticators.

The auction can be found here.

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Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card sells for $80,000

Auto Date Saturday, September 16th, 2006

17.jpgA PSA Gem Mint 10 1979 O-Pee-Chee rookie card of Wayne Gretzky recently traded hands for $80,000. 

Rick Snyder, founder and President of MINT State, brokered the sale between two of the company’s clients.

“Our consignor purchased the only PSA-graded Gem Mint 10 of Gretzky’s OPC rookie card in August 2005,” explained Snyder. “He made a recent decision to refocus his collection and asked MINT State to find a buyer. In less than 30 minutes, the card had sold to a private collector for $80,000, the highest price ever paid for a single hockey card.”Snyder continued, “Extremely high grade football, basketball, and hockey cards continue to escalate in value at higher rates than their baseball counterparts. The buyer viewed this as a rare opportunity to acquire the finest known rookie card of a major sport’s universally recognized all-time greatest player.”

It is the only PSA 10 Gretzky O-Pee-Chee ever graded by PSA.  According to the Beckett Grading Services population report, there have been 2 cards graded a Gem Mint 9.5 and none graded 10 Pristine.

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Jordan Rookie Sells for $6000+?

Auto Date Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

A seller from Allen Park, Michigan recently completed an auction for a 1986 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card for $6,101.99.  The card which was graded 9.5 by BGS received 21 bids.  The feedback rating of the buyer was 0, so a successful completion of the transaction may be in doubt.

 

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