In SCP Auctions last auction, we introduced Part 1 of the Tim Gallagher Collection. The highlight was his Michael Jordan signed 1984-85 Star Co. #101 true rookie card that sold for $42,955. Starting in the late 1960’s, Gallagher compiled the largest basketball autograph collection extant, exceeding 20,000 signatures by his estimate. All of his Jordan autographs were obtained very early in the GOAT’s career (1981-89) either in person or through MJ’s former Bulls teammate John Paxson, who grew up with Gallagher in Ohio.
Part 2 (August 12-28, 2020) will feature even more gems, none more eye-popping than this MJ signed 1986 Fleer #57 rookie. The Jordan market has been on fire and his Fleer rookie has jumped dramatically. Unsigned Gem Mint 10 examples have reached $100K, while signed versions have hit huge numbers as well. As of July 21, the record is $125,000 from an eBay sale in late May. That card was dual-graded by Beckett: BGS NM-MT+ 8.5 (card) / BAS 10 (auto). Any well-informed collector knows that the card grade is way more important. So, we can safely call this BGS Mint 9 / BAS 9 example The Greatest Overall Michael Jordan Card Ever Offered. The half point gained on the card more than makes up for the point lost on the signature. The only question is, how much more? That six-figure answer will come Friday, August 28. Stay tuned…
- 1986-87 Fleer #57 Michael Jordan Autographed Rookie (Beckett Dual Grade: Card MINT 9; Auto. 9) – The Greatest Overall MJ Card Ever Offered!
- 1969-70 Stu Lantz Signed San Diego Rockets (NBA) Game Worn Home Jersey With Attributed Team Shorts & Warm-Up Pants From Era
- 1957-58 Boston Celtics Team Signed Original 8×10 Photo Incl. All 11 Players, Red Auerbach & Walter Brown (Arnie Risen LOA, PSA/DNA Type I / Authentic Autos.)
- Super Rare C. 1985-86 Len Bias Signed 3X5 Index Card Inscribed “Best Wishes #34” – PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 Auto.
- 1977 Topps #20 Pete Maravich Signed & Inscribed “Pistol Pete John 5:24” – Beckett 9 Auto.
- C. 1970-72 Pete Maravich Rookie Era Autographed (“Pistol Pete”) Atlanta Hawks Magazine Photo – PSA/DNA Auth.
- Michael Jordan And Sam Perkins Dual-Signed C. 1983 UNC Tar Heels Basketball Media Guide Photo – Beckett Auth.
- Michael Jordan And Sam Perkins Dual-Signed 11/28/1983 Sports Illustrated Cover (“No. 1 North Carolina”) – Beckett 10 Auto.
- Michael Jordan Beautifully Signed & Inscribed (“Best Wishes”) Oversized Poster Of 12/10/1984 SI Cover (“A Star Is Born”)
- Vintage Michael Jordan Signed & Inscribed (“Best Wishes”) 1983 Pan Am Games Magazine Photo – PSA/DNA MINT 9 Auto.
- 1986-87 Fleer Sticker #8 Michael Jordan Autographed Rookie – Beckett Dual Grade: Card EX+ 5.5 (NM 7 AVG.) & Auto. 8
- Michael Jordan Autographed 11/17/1986 Sports Illustrated Cover (“One Man Gang”) – Beckett 10 Auto.
- Kobe Bryant (High School Era) Signed & Inscribed (“Best Wishes #33”) 1995 Adidas ABCD Camp Photo – PSA/DNA NM-MT 8 Auto.
- Kobe Bryant (Lower Merion H.S. Era) Perfectly Signed & Inscribed Jan. 1996 Issue Of ‘The Fan’ Magazine (PSA/DNA GEM MINT 10 Auto.)