1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan Tops $63,000


It wasn’t quite the $350,100 that the Green version got about a month earlier, but a 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan still sold for a big number on eBay. A copy of the card closed at $63,100 on Wednesday, March 20.

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan PSA 6.5 PWCC Mar-2019

This particular copy comes graded EX-MT PSA 6.5. Eleven copies of the card have higher grades with PSA including four Mint 9s and six NM-MT 8s. BGS has 24 cards ranking 8 or higher including a pair of Gem Mint 9.5s and two Mint 9s.

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan PSA 6.5 PWCC Mar-2019 - Reverse

1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems are a landmark among parallels. No matter the player or condition, cards from the set get a lot of attention. The prices usually follow. The colors are bold and the foil edges often wreck havoc on condition. Besides Jordan, the set also has Tim Duncan from his rookie season, an early Kobe Bryant and lots of other players with big hobby followings.

Each player has a total of 100 PMG parallels in the set. But those are split up into a couple of versions. The first ten copies are Green. The remaining 90 (serial number 011 and up) are the red versions.

The 1997-98 Metal Universe  PMG Red Michael Jordan from this sale is copy 095/100. The sale came through eBay consignor PWCC.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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    • Ryan Cracknell 21 March, 2019 at 19:45

      @Larry – I’m sure some have survived but I doubt there are many. If you go hunting, just be aware there’s a 1997-98 Metal Universe Championship Edition as well which is a totally different product. There are also PMG cards but not these ones.

  1. Clyde B. Ebojo 16 December, 2019 at 03:09

    Hey Ryan, I wish I were there at the U.S to have these cards checked. But I am from the Philippines. Wish there are people like you who could help me check these cards. Also do have a 97-98 Metal Universe of MJ. Please I need you to shed light on this matter.

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