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(07-20-2012 09:28 PM)buckunteer Wrote: all of the old school low-numbered stuff is skyrocketing, which means MJ stuff goes cah-razy. Even my other PC guy, Mitch Richmond, is pricey. Can't get anything below the high BV.
(07-20-2012 10:15 PM)Vols-1 Wrote: Did you see the METAL UNIVERSE card, it sold for over 16K! There are some nice looking Jordan inserts, but in a world where limited inserts are manufactured daily the values can fall as quick as they rise.
(07-20-2012 10:36 PM)nickm1123 Wrote: I agree completly. As an MJ collector it baffles me how much cards go for. I saw the Metal Universe auction and thought "How could someone spend 16k on a single card?" and "How does someone have 16k to spend on a single card?"
But then again if you think about it this way the card is 15 years old. There are only 61 copies in the world and of the best player. I think that a lot of these cards are going so high because collectors are hoarding the cards (or so I have heard). When a card like this pops up it goes for so high because some collectors think to themselves they may not see this card for a while....that and if you are an MJ collector you are sort of obsessive (at least I am) and the "gotta get them all" mentality comes into play. I do not have the type of money to bid on cards like this, but I do have the feeling that I need EVERY MJ card....that I can afford.
(07-20-2012 10:56 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: Fair enough ... the values are just so out of proportion to any other player of that era (rightfully so, I'm just saying ...)
Like, Reggie Miller, the one I have ... he's a Hall of Famer, granted, no rings and he played for the Pacers, but I swear I wouldn't get $10 for it.
I guess these guys that buy these already have all the RCs and autos, so they go for the completist mentality, like you mentioned.
Damn, and I'm just trying to buy one "low end" auto right now ...