He’s Still Got It: Beckett Pricing Insider


This edition of the Beckett Pricing Insider is sponsored by Grizzly Sports Cards.

What a weekend it turned out to be. The WWE held their annual Royal Rumble event, which apparently fell flat other than the women’s matches. The NFL held their annual salute to boredom (aka the Pro Bowl), highlighted this year by Kellen Moore calling plays for the NFC, and the NHL chimed in with their All-Star game as well, which apparently no one watched either. So when I tell you that Sidney Crosby won the NHL All-Star Game MVP behind his four goals and fours assist that might come as a surprise, but what you shouldn’t be surprised about is the other big Crosby news that came over the weekend when his 2005-06 The Cup rookie sold for over $50k at auction.

The modern card record still stands at $55k and this auction fell just shy of that number, but it was fun to watch the feeding frenzy during the 10-Day Auction nonetheless. Considering the auction ended only a few hours ago the final price still needs to be realized, so I won’t put an actual number on it here, however, for a modern hockey card it’s staggering.

We have internal discussions at Beckett all the time about how savvy collectors are purchasing cards nowadays as more of an investment than to add to their collection and this Crosby rookie just furthers that conversation. You can add it to the list of modern era card kingpins along with Trout, Brady, Bryant, and Jordan if it wasn’t already there, which I think we all know it was.


Eric Norton

Eric has been collecting cards since he was seven, buying singles with his allowance from the lone card shop in his hometown of Springtown, TX. Currently, Eric’s collecting interest revolve around picking up cards he had in his childhood that he let go of at some point, and Seattle Mariners third basemen, Kyle Seager.

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