PWCC’s May Premier Auction is live and features more than 400 lots, including a Tom Brady 1-of-1 that actually has two copies, an incredibly scarce Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sticker, and multiple autograph offerings – including one of Michael Jordan’s 2003 Exquisite patch autos. The auction runs through Thursday, May 19. Bidding will conclude on Saturday, May 19, 2022 at 7PM PT, with extended bidding starting immediately after. To apply to bid go to: https://pwccmarketplace.com/premier-auction.
2000 Fleer Showcase Masterpieces Tom Brady Rookie 1-of-1
One of the earliest serial-numbered issues, this 1-of-1 card is very comparable to a modern-day superfractor. The card’s clean design and sparkling nameplate are considered by many to be ahead of their time. The foil on the front of this issue is more gold than silver – a subtle but significant element that elevates its eye appeal and uniqueness.
“The Only 1 of 1 Masterpiece” embossing on the reverse side provides another credential for the card. However…this card is not a 1-of-1. The PWCC team knew upon seeing this card when it was presented for auction that a second copy existed. But how could there be two 1-of-1 cards?
Read more about how PWCC confirmed the authenticity of this card here: https://www.pwccmarketplace.com/newsroom/the-tom-brady-1-of-1-that-became-a-2-of-1
PSA has graded 2,484 1986 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fleer Sticker #1 examples. Only 14 of them have received a PSA 10 grade. In this month’s Premier Auction, PWCC presents one of the 14 examples.
The sticker features a photograph of Kareem shooting his patented skyhook. Kareem was a 19-time All-Star, and six-time league MVP, and he hoisted the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy six times over his professional career. He won three straight national championships at UCLA under John Wooden.
Kareem dominated the paint for decades and achieved some of the most phenomenal records in NBA history: points scored, games played, blocked shots, field goals made, and defensive rebounds.
Cristiano’s 2003 Panini Sports Mega Craques #137 rookie card comes safely secured in a PSA 10 holder. This card rarely hits the marketplace in this condition. Only 38 have survived PSA’s grading floor and earned a GEM MINT assessment—incredible scarcity for one of the most desired European Football rookie cards in the industry.
The offered specimen boasts pristine print, chip-free edges, and perfect alignment. This card’s color scheme and Sporting Portugal in-action photography have made it a desirable asset among collectors.
The 2003 Exquisite Collection Limited Logos Michael Jordan is considered by many to be one of the finest and most important modern basketball cards available. PWCC’s experts note the delicate silver foil on this asset presents blemish-free, the card is perfectly aligned with crisp edges, and all eight corner tips are virtually untouched.
Further, the card possesses a fine game-used jersey swatch in Chicago Bulls red and black. Jordan’s deep blue ink autograph does not deviate from the Gem Mint assessment.
Limited to just 150 examples is this Super Bowl XXXVI Autograph production enclosing the earliest of Brady Super Bowl relics. The card presents a game-used football swatch from Brady’s first championship and is paired with a hard-signed autograph, hand serial 092/150.
The card is encased within a Beckett 9 holder, presenting subgrades – centering 9.5, corners 8.5, edges 9.0, and surfaces 9.0. Recently, a PSA 7 sold for $100,000.
Autographed PSA 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait Card
Ty Cobb is still viewed as one of the greatest baseball players of all time and only 6 cards from his playing years have sold at auction over the past 18 years. This month, a 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait card with an autograph authenticated by PSA goes up for sale in the PWCC Premier Auction.
“The PWCC Premier Auction occasionally sees cards go to the block that are incredibly unlikely to ever surface again,” said Jesse Craig, Director of Business Development at PWCC Marketplace. “This Ty Cobb autographed card fits that category. This is such a rare card that it likely won’t change hands again for some time.”
Why do so few autographed Cobb cards exist? During Cobb’s era, players typically signed baseballs and photos. Rarely did they sign their own cards – one of the many reasons signed vintage cards have exploded in popularity. Further, Ty Cobb died in 1961, long before signing baseball cards became popular.
For perspective on how much value an autograph adds to a vintage card with a low pop autograph count, an unsigned 1955 Roberto Clemente PSA 1 sold for $985 in December 2021. A PSA 1 with an autograph sold for $77,797 in December 2021.
“The on-card autograph market for vintage cards has seen a tremendous rise in value over the past few years,” Craig said. “Further, the demand for every T206 Cobb remains incredibly high. The T206 set is still one of the most popular sets in the industry, if not the most popular.”