Here is my only data on this card:
96 Flair Showcase Row 1 Legacy Collection /150 $486.00 7/25/09
96 Flair Showcase Row 1 Legacy Collection /150 $511.23 9/27/09
Full Disclosure: Seller emailed me and asked me to promote it. Here is copy of email. Never met him, don’t know him, can’t vouch for him. Just doing this cause he asked nicely. If anyone thinks I’m wrong for doing this, sorry.
“Hey, I saw you run a site about Basketball cards and like to hype up Jordan Inserts…..
I just wanted to give you the heads up that I just listed a Row 1, 1996-97 Jordan Legacy Collection /150, and I’m asking $2000 or Best Offer on it. If you can feature it on your website I would greatly appreciate it. I saw a row 2 go for $1300 (ironically the same serial number, 72/150)…. so I think asking 2k with a best offer is fair.”
I was browsing randomly through eBay completed auctions and decided to punch in Spud Webb. Most of Webb’s autographs can be had for less than $10, and in most cases, $5 or so. Most. This card is an exception to that rule. The Chronology Timeless Memories set still has a lot of set chasers, and on top of that the card just looks really nice.
Spud Webb 07 Chronology Timeless Memories /99 $44.00 1/28/11 280619517352
Spud Webb 07 Chronology Timeless Memories /99 $20.00 2/03/11 300519881861
Here are a pair of Pau Gasol Lakers autographs that I like. I think Panini did a nice job on the designs, and I THINK they are both on card autographs.
Pau Gasol 10 Certified Certified Imports /25 $38.00 1/26/11 380310217100
Pau Gasol 09 Limited Glass Cleaners /49 $28.02 1/23/10 250563175118
Pau Gasol 09 Limited Glass Cleaners /49 $50.50 1/24/11 320644619512
Yet another example of the rise in 90′s autographs.
Larry Johnson 98 Skybox Autographics $51.76 1/20/11 330519234771
Larry Johnson 98 Skybox Autographics $40.00 1/23/11 160535493449
I saw the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins light up the Warriors a few nights ago. I guess he’s been playing well lateley. His last two copies of his 10 Panini Limited Next Day Autograph have sold exceptionally high.
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $42.00 11/12/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $41.00 11/14/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $42.49 11/23/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $43.00 11/24/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $48.99 11/24/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $75.00 12/03/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $37.15 12/06/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $29.88 12/07/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $31.00 12/12/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $26.00 12/14/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $45.00 12/14/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $26.55 12/22/10
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $36.50 1/03/11
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $75.00 1/23/11 170583709146
DeMarcus Cousins 10 Panini Limited Next Day /99 $99.99 1/30/11 380312656790
Rik Smits 98 Skybox Autographics $26.00 1/24/11 300517121976
Here is yet another example of 90′s star autographs rising. Rik Smits was a Top 10 center during his time, and made the NBA Finals with the Pacers in the early 2000′s versus the Lakers. His 98 Autographics represents him in the uniform the Pacers wore during their Finals appearance. I think this may be a reason (along with the relavitve scarcity of this card showing up on eBay) why it sold for $26, while his 96 Autogrphics version sold for a mere $2.31 three days earlier.
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That was my reaction once I read the story that Upper Deck finally made the highly sought after Monta Ellis SPx autograph jersey rookie card, supposedly from 2005. Initially, as a die hard Warriors fan, I was excited. But after reading the story, reading a few comments afterward and doing some research, I came away feeling like this is yet another strike against Upper Deck. Here’s the development. This card is what Upper Deck showcased on their blog:
At first, I was excited to read the card was made. But when I saw it, I thought it looked a little off. For one, there is no mention of Golden State Warriors or their logo. Secondly, he isn’t picture in an NBA uniform. So I checked out the Upper Deck checklist and it SHOULD have looked like this:
On top of all that, it appears that Monta did not sign the cards. Upper Deck simply took this card and cut the signatures out. Check out the feet, as they match up to the SPx card:
I guess that means they had 99 of those in stock? Anyway, it left me feeling like why did they even both to do this? I think most of the people who had Monta Ellis SPx redemptions have already received replacement cards by now, so if anything… these will just end up on eBay, possibly sold directly thru Upper Deck. Too bad they didn’t take the time to do it right in the past when they had the NBA license. I mean, after all, they did have 5 years to do it. Here is the thread from Hobby Kings that caught my attention to the Monta situation.
No words necessary. Sold for $7,000.
There are plenty of thrilling ways to spend $4,000. Buy 4,000 lottery scratchers. Hit up a few Lakers games in the lower bowl. Take a European vacation to Amsterdam.
Buy a few top notch Blake Griffin autographs. Yessir, these two cards recently sold for $4,000 combined. My goodness! 2010 NBA season is forever going to be remembererd as Blake-MANIA.
UPDATE: There are currently fourMcDonald’s Griffins on eBay now. I guess the past few sales convinced some sellers that now is the time to sell.
This thread from Hobby Kings continues to be the most entertaining and viewed thread I have seen in quite a while. It definitely keeps up with most of the Blake Griffin stuff that I haven’t bothered to track here on Hupe Royalty. It’s currently at 29 pages long, and I think Kromeace is determined to make sure this thread becomes 60+ pages before the season is over. Hahaha.
OzCardTrader has some Blake talk here.