PWCC March 2022 Premier Auction Recap

PWCC Marketplace, the leading trading card marketplace for buyers and sellers, is excited to announce the results of its March Premier Auction.  This month’s Premier Auction featured 288 cards across baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, MMA, soccer, racing, Pokémon and more. Total auction sales were $16,134,600.  Multiple records and interesting price points were set in the auction. They include:

The highest price ever paid for a base Pokémon Charizard card was set with this 1999 Pokémon Base Set Shadowless 1st Edition Holo Charizard selling for $420,000.

The sale sets the all-time record for a base set Charizard card. It is the third-highest price paid in a public marketplace for a Pokémon card of all time.

The card’s price was buoyed not only by its PSA 10 Gem Mint grade – only 121 PSA 10s exist in the world at the time of the auction – but also by the fact that it is one of the cleanest copies in existence. The card has no visible whitening on the back, appears to have near perfect centering, and looks to have no holo imperfections.

Further, many of the PSA 10 copies of this card are believed to be owned by long-time collectors or celebrities. This means the 121 copies in existence are very unlikely to hit the market with frequency.

The card also holds a draw to more than just Pokémon collectors. The Charizard base is considered one of the premier assets for collectors looking to diversify beyond sports cards.

A Steve Young trading card joined the six-figure club over the weekend with this 1986 Topps Football Steve Young Rookie card selling for $120,000.

The sale sets an all-time record for any of Young’s cards and notches a 240 percent increase over his previous sales record of $35,302, which was set in June of 2020.

The reason for the big sale is the card’s near-impossible to find Gem Mint 10 condition as assigned by grading company PSA. Due to its unique design and placement on Topps production sheets, this card is notoriously condition sensitive, resulting in there being only nine PSA 10 Young rookie cards in existence today. Simply put: supply cannot meet demand.

This 2008 UD Radiance Triple Michael Jordan LeBron James Kobe Bryant AUTO /5 graded to a BGS 8.5 set a for card record with a $216,000 sale.

Hailing from the 2008 Upper Deck Radiance the Auto Focus Triple sub-set features a glassy substrate with a beautiful window design that bears hard-signed autographs from each of the three immortals.

And “immortal” is the correct term here as the modern era of basketball has three such players: Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. These are men who are not only among the greatest to ever play the game, but also transcended sport and entered our cultural awareness like never before.

All told, very few cards exist with all three of these immortals autographs together.

Basketball had a big night with multiple ‘for card’ records, including:

Other ‘for card’ records include:

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(*) Indicates Auction in Progress
(*) Steve Novella: April 18 - April 23
(*) Fanatics Auctions: April 12 - April 23-25
(*) Auction of Champions: April 18 - April 24
(*) Alt Liquid Auctions: April 12 - April 25
(*) Goldin: April 16 - April 25
(*) RR Auction: March 29 - April 25
(*) Rockhurst Auctions: April 15 - April 25-26
(*) Detroit City Sports: April 15 - April 27
(*) Galaxy Auctions: April 21 - April 27
(*) Heritage Auctions: April 5 - April 27
(*) 44 & More Auctions: April 8 - April 28
(*) Fat Apple Auctions: March 27 - April 28
(*) Heritage Auctions: April 14 - April 28
(*) Icons Auctions: April 20 - April 28
(*) Pristine Auction: April 22 - April 28
(*) Pristine Auction: April 1 - April 28
(*) PWCC Marketplace: April 18 - April 28
(*) Queen City Cards: March 29 - April 28
(*) Collector Connection: April 10 - April 28
(*) Classic Auctions: April 4 - April 30
Auction of Champions: April 25 - May 1
(*) Goldin: April 23 - May 2
(*) MeiGray Auctions: April 22 - May 2
(*) Sirius Sports Cards: April 22 - May 2
(*) Goldin: April 11 - May 4
Iconic Auctions: April 27 - May 4
MEARS Auctions: April 26 - May 4
(*) Memory Lane: April 11 - May 4
(*) 44 & More Auctions: April 8 - May 5
(*) All-Star Cards: April 14 - May 5
(*) Heritage Auctions: April 21 - May 5
Pristine Auction: April 29 - May 5
PWCC Marketplace: April 25 - May 5
(*) MeiGray Auctions: April 22 - May 6
Auction of Champions: May 2 - May 8
Fanatics Auctions: April 26 - May 6-9
Alt Liquid Auctions: April 26 - May 9
Goldin: April 30 - May 9
Gotta Have Rock & Roll: April 24 - May 10
(*) 44 & More Auctions: April 8 - May 12
Heritage Auctions: April 28 - May 12
Pristine Auction: May 6 - May 12
PWCC Marketplace: May 2 - May 12
(*) Queen City Cards: April 22 - May 12
(*) MeiGray Auctions: April 22 - May 13
Auction of Champions: May 9 - May 15
RR Auction: April 26 - May 15
University Archvies: May 1 - May 15
E & B Auctions: May 2 - May 16
Goldin: May 7 - May 16
PWCC Marketplace: May 2 - May 16
(*) Queen City Cards: April 22 - May 16
Sirius Sports Cards: May 6 - May 16
Sterling Sports Auctions: May 2 - May 16
VSA Auctions: April 29 - May 16
Heritage Auctions: April 25 - May 16-18
(*) 44 & More Auctions: April 8 - May 19
Heritage Auctions: May 5 - May 19
Pristine Auction: May 13 - May 19
PWCC Marketplace: May 9 - May 19
REA: May 9 - May 19
(*) Wheatland Auction Services: April 16-May 19
Fanatics Auctions: May 10 - May 20-23
Auction of Champions: May 16 - May 22
Alt Liquid Auctions: May 10 - May 23
Goldin: May 14 - May 23
(*) RR Auction: April 26 - May 23
Iconic Auctions: May 15 - May 25
44 & More Auctions: May 12 - May 26
Heritage Auctions: May 12 - May 26
Pristine Auction: May 1 - May 26
Pristine Auction: May 20 - May 26
PWCC Marketplace: May 16 - May 26
(*) Queen City Cards: April 22 - May 26
Auction of Champions: May 23 - May 29
Goldin: May 21 - May 30
Sirius Sports Cards: May 20 - May 30
Gotta Have Rock & Roll: May 15 - May 31
(*) Goldin: April 19 - June 1
44 & More Auctions: May 12 - June 2
Collector Connection: May 15 - June 2
Heritage Auctions: May 19 - June 2
Pristine Auction: May 27 - June 2
PWCC Marketplace: May 23 - June 2
Fanatics Auctions: May 24 - June 3-6
Goldin: May 10 - June 8
Classic Auctions: May 24 - June 11
RR Auction: May 17 - June 12
2024 Full Auction Schedule