By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
It’s a good thing that the NBA lockout appears to be over — now somebody else might have a chance to star on cardboard.
With current action at a standstill, many a collector has looked backward to a safe player to sink their hobby dollars into — a guy whose buying power remains years after his career ended. (So much buying power that he was the cover story of a recent Beckett Basketball issue, by the way.)
His name? Michael Jordan.
The latest example of Jordan’s power was seen Sunday on eBay of all places where a 1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jerseys Autograph card — one of just 23 in existence — sold for five figures after 44 bids.
The final ending price? A mere $30,123.23.
That’s a whole lot of coin.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Basketball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.