The newest SCP Auctions event launched this week with some items that defy the imagination — items that you probably wouldn’t imagine them to still exist, let alone be up for grabs.
Some of them, such as this 2013 Fresno State Aaron Judge game-used jersey, open with more modest prices of $4,000, while college classics such as a Lew Alcindor game-used UCLA jersey is already at $44,288 after less than a day of active bidding.
But the leader in the clubhouse among the more than 900 lots? It’s a baseball card.
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The box: 2016-17 Panini Studio NBA cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 6
Cards in this box: 60
Base set completion: 47 of 300 (16 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Wilt Chamberlain (two types), Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Scottie Pippen, Tim Duncan, Pete Maravich, Magic Johnson, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Dirk Nowitzki (two types), Blake Griffin, Clyde Drexler, Kawhi Leonard, Isaiah Thomas (two types), Draymond Green, Paul George, Kyrie Irving (two types), Derrick Rose
Rookie Cards (12) – Ben Simmons, Pascal Siakam, Malik Beasley (two types), DeJounte Murray (two types), Wade Baldwin IV (two types), Jakob Poeltl (two types), Kris Dunn, Jamal Murray
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With 52 autographs in every box — as well as a posh party invitation — it doesn’t take a lot to see the dollar signs inside each $25,000 box of 2016 Topps Transcendent Collection baseball cards.
Those invites alone get a good chunk of change back (details here) and each case’s 1/1 Kris Bryant autograph using one of the 65 historic Topps designs commands some, too. Those cards have sold for as much as $2,182 on eBay (so far) and all seven sold have gone for at least $1,000.
Meanwhile, the asking or bid prices in current auctions are over the $1,000 mark in all but one instance and range as high as $7,250 for those in the historic set.
But the priciest find found inside one of those 65 silver briefcases? It’s much more impressive.
Panini America‘s newest edition of one of its more-unique brands arrived this week with the latest crop of hits, big-name rookies, NBA veterans and legends.
It’s 2015-16 Panini Gold Standard basketball cards — just the ninth NBA release of the year for the company — and it’s the home of three hits per box.
A perfect copy of a basketball legend’s Rookie Card reached legendary status on Saturday night in a sale via SCP Auctions.
The card is a PSA 10 1948 Bowman George Mikan Rookie Card, which is the only perfect copy in existence. It set what is believed to be a new record for a single basketball card with its sale.
Jo Jo White was a Kansas Jayhawk before he was a Boston Celtic and an NBA-championship winner inducted into the Hall of Fame. Since then, he’s also worked in the Celtics’ front office.
A 25-lot sale open now via SCP Auctions includes memorabilia from all those times, including his Converse College All-America honors, two replacement rings for his titles with the Boston Celtics (the originals were lost) and his honorary 2008 Celtics championship ring from when he worked for the team.
A mysterious package arrived at BlowoutCards.com HQ on Monday morning with some sample images and a flash drive with a single video clip inside.
Here is that video.