PWCC’s August Premier Auction is live (at 7 p.m. ET on August 4, 2022) and features more than 230 elite assets across baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, soccer, Pokemon, and more. The auction’s top lots include two best-in-market Brady rookies, a 1954 Aaron in a PSA 9, the coveted gold refractor Steph Curry rookie, multiple Pele lots including his 1958 Americana Futebol Soccer issue, and more. Bidding will conclude on August 18, 2022 at 7PM PT, with extended bidding starting immediately after. To apply to bid go to: https://pwccmarketplace.com/premier-auction.
The auction’s top lots include the following premium assets:
Every sports fan, investor, and card collector wants to own this card. But what makes it special? After all, Tom Brady has a basket of rookie cards.
Several of Brady’s rookie cards lack appeal, present high pop counts, or picture him in his Michigan jersey. The Playoff Contenders issue features him in his Pats uniform and includes an attractive and unique ticket design and high-quality photo of him. Only 13 examples of this card exist in a PSA 10, so scarcity plays a significant role. And unlike many other rookie issues, Brady signed this card.
Deja vu? Look closely and you’ll see a difference beyond the grading company here—this Championship Ticket parallel is serial numbered to 100. The same allure to this card applies as above. Everyone wants it—but this time there are only 100 to possibly go around.
While no one knows when Brady might finally end his career, collectors owning cards such as this 91/100 industry treasure have decades of documentaries, books, and highlight reels ahead of them that will forever keep Brady and his cards in the spotlight.
Hank Aaron’s cardboard debut ranks among the most recognized and respected baseball cards in the industry—and it continues to gain in popularity as collectors recognize his sports and historical significance. In only their third year of production, Topps redesigned this issue to feature bright colors with a centralized image and a smaller likeness of the player in action. This PSA 9 example earned the PWCC-A (Above Average–Top 30%) Eye Appeal and MBA Silver designation for its stunning surface color and centering. The top two corners are also incredible. There are only 25 examples of this card in a PSA 9 and only two examples earned a PSA 10. PSA has graded more than 6,000 of them.
When you consider the cards that will be remembered from this era, the 2009 National Treasures offering will almost certainly be among them. Featuring an impressive patch, a perfect 10 autograph, and a Gem Mint 9.5 grade, this is a fine example of the limited /99 run.
The question with Curry isn’t about how great he is now – four NBA championships to go along with his individual accolades has placed him in legend status – but how great he will be viewed in the years ahead. Can he get five? Six? And if he secures those numbers, what does it means for his assets?
As the back of this Topps Chrome Gold Refractor reminds us, coach Larry Brown once said Steph “knows how to play.” Indeed. This rookie issue only hit packs 50 times—not nearly enough to meet the demand now that Steph has four rings and his elusive Finals MVP.
A 17-year-old Pele scored six goals on his way to helping win the World Cup for Brazil in 1958. The same year, Americana LTDA in São Paulo, Brazil, manufactured this stunning Pele rookie.
The back of the card explains in Portuguese that it is a tribute to the 1958 World Championship victory. Fans could collect and redeem the cards for a chance at prizes such as a bicycle and a washing machine. Since these cards were meant to be hand cut and inserted into albums or mailed in for a prize, almost none of them survived, making it one of the rarest and most desired Pelé cards in the world. PSA has graded 14 of them. This is the only PSA 6 and none have received a higher grade.
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Other impressive offerings in the auction include a 2017 National Treasures Patrick Mahomes II ROOKIE PATCH AUTO /99 #161 BGS 9 MINT, a 2003 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor LeBron James ROOKIE /50 #123 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT, a 2020 National Treasures Stars & Stripes Joe Burrow ROOKIE PATCH AUTO /20 BGS 9.5, a 2018 National Treasures Limited Luka Doncic ROOKIE PATCH AUTO /20 #127 BGS 9.5, and a signed 1949 Bowman Jackie Robinson ROOKIE PSA Authentic.
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