BGS-graded Michael Jordan tops $41,000 at auction
By Chris Olds | Beckett Basketball Editor
A BGS 9.5 copy of Michael Jordan‘s 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metals Gems Red, a card (above) that is limited to just 90 copies and is the highest grade of its kind according to the BGS Population Report, sold for $41,825 through Heritage Auctions.
The card was one of more than 50 lots of graded Jordans sold via Heritage this week, each professionally graded by Beckett Grading Services or PSA. (Need an MJ-only checklist or OPG? Click here.) The Gems card was a runaway winner bidding-wise, but it wasn’t the only one to grab the attention of bidders. Get a rundown of a few other notable sales after the jump.
— A 1998-99 Upper Deck Jordan Jersey Autographs card, one of just 23 copies overall but one that’s a BGS 9.5/10 grade, sold for $8,962.
— A lot of 25 BGS 9.5 Jordan insert cards from the 1990s sold for $6,366.96, while a second lot commanded $1,792.50.
— A BGS 10 1985 Nike Jordan card sold for $2,151.
— A BGS 9.5 1996-97 E-X2000 Cut Above sold for $1,912.
— A BGS 9.5 copy of Jordan’s 1987-88 Fleer Sticker sold for $1,792.50.
— A BGS 10 copy of Jordan’s 1998/99 Skybox Thunder Noyz Boyz insert sold for $1,732.75, while five other auctions of BGS cards topped the $1,000 mark.
— A pair of PSA 10 1997 Ultra Stars cards (regular and gold versions) sold for $5,378.70.
— A 2008 Skybox Metal Universe Michael Jordan Precious Metal Red PSA 10 sold for $1,434
— A group of 11 1985 Nike cards all graded by PSA sold for $1,434.
— A 1986-87 Fleer RC graded a PSA 9 sold for $1,314.50, while a lot of 25 PSA 10 inserts and other cards went for $1,075.50.
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