By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Imagine getting a mini-sized rendition of your favorite artwork – pieces from Monet, Whistler, Matisse or Michaelangelo?
Upper Deck has created a special rare insert for 2013 Goodwin Champions – Art of the Ages. These cards have been extremely popular with collectors since its release, with eBay auctions ending in at least triple digits for the 1-of-1 cards.
Check out some of these sales:
Paul Cezanne’s Forest sold for $275
Henri Rousseau’s The Tabby – $216.64
Botticelli’s Birth of Venus – $320
Jacques-Louis David’s Death of Socrates – $220 (and the card was damaged).
These cards have been some of the most watched on eBay and have collectors (not necessarily card collectors) clamoring for one of these pint-sized renditions.
According to the checklist on Beckett.com, there are 298 paintings on the checklist. Only a handful have popped up at this point.
One can only wonder what Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa will sell for – arguably the most recognizable painting.
Here are several current auctions for 2013 Goodwin Champions Art of the Ages:
Claude Monet’s Sailboat at LePetit-Gennevilliers (pictured above)
Georges Seurat’s House Between the Trees
Henri Matisse’s Harmony in Red (The Red Room)
Michaelangelo’s Creation of Adam