Derrick Rose 07 Topps McDonald’s All American $599.99 3/06/11 220749153883
Nick Friedell, ESPN Chicago: “Former Bulls legend Michael Jordan believes Derrick Rose is the MVP of the NBA. ‘MVP of the season,’ Jordan said about Rose after the Bulls’ 101-84 win over his Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. ‘He deserves it. He’s playing that well. He deserves it. Without a doubt. And if he doesn’t get it, now he’ll see how I felt a lot of years.’ Rose, who scored 20 points in the Bulls’ victory, loved the support from arguably the greatest player of all time. ‘That’s huge, man,’ he said with a smile. ‘When the person that you’re playing behind, all you hear about is Mike, especially in Chicago, look up to him. For him to say that, it’s unbelievable. It’s an honor and I’m speechless right now.’ … Rose said he didn’t talk to Jordan, the Bobcats owner, after the game, but hopes to later, when the stakes are higher. ‘No, I didn’t talk to him,” Rose said. ‘But probably in the playoffs. [I'll] probably have to talk to him about certain things.’”
Crazy prices for recent auctions on rare Scottie Pippen and Gary Payton 90′s inserts!
Scottie Pippen 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $
Gary Payton 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $137.50 2/19/11 180623909715
Dennis Rodman 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $630.00 3/02/11 300531548493
Dennis Rodman 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $405.00 3/20/11 300536156071 susksb
David Robinson 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $
Grant Hill 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $190.50 4/20/10
Kobe Bryant 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $860.00 10/04/10
Shaquille O’neal 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $
Shawn Kemp 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $189.50 3/09/11 160555832145
Kevin Garnett 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $372.67 3/15/11 110660124094 sil15
Kevin Garnett 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $370.00 4/12/11 170624925706 kobedock
Keith Van Horn 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies 44/50 $46.96 4/06/11380328667840 808bucks
Antoine Walker 97 Skybox Premium Team Skybox Rubies /50 $55.23 4/04/11 psa 9 160568071224 rjasiak1218
Once upon a time at the start of this decade, the Bulls and Rockets held two of the most promising rookies in the league. Once was set to carry Chicago into a new era post-Michael and the other was an exciting, explosive scoring point guard in the mold of Allen Iverson. By the end of their rookie years, Elton Brand and Steve Francis were crowned co-Rookies of the Year. The two cards highlighted here were valued at over $100 each back then. A decade later, after ups and downs, trades, and plenty of attention in print and media, these cards could be picked up for $40, COMBINED. I love the design on these cards, and if I were still collecting, I’d probably pick them up for nostalgia’s sake.
Elton Brand Steve Francis 99 Topps Co Rookies of the Year $29.88 1/23/11 390281161662
Elton Brand Steve Francis 00 Bowmans Best Flashback Rookie Locker Room Refractor $20.40 1/23/11 390281160614
Elton Brand Steve Francis 00 Bowmans Best Flashback Rookie Locker Room Refractor $10.50 1/25/11 320645196373
Elton Brand Steve Francis 00 Bowmans Best Flashback Rookie Locker Room Refractor $12.39 1/30/11 220729134531
UPDATE:Based on what a few well informed collectors at Hobby Kings told me, it seems that the All Starquest card usually sells for a lot less. $20ish. I guess this was case of two collectors who really wanted the card and the bidding got pretty high. I’ll continue to track it for a while though – just in case.
I don’t think believe I’ve ever recorded sales on these two cards, so I just wanted to post them now. I’ll add them to the main Jordan listings later.
I’ve notice that some of the lower end UD product that had Jordan inserts sell for some pretty solid amounts. I’m guessing that because this stuff was geared toward kids, they do not get listed very often and thus, get strong bids and sell for decent amounts. I bet there are a bunch of these Collector’s Choice, UD Reserved cards in kids’ closets, which will rarely be unearthed onto eBay.
Michael Jordan 97 UD Collector’s Choice All Starquest $68.00 1/19/11 190490172611
Michael Jordan 98 UD Choice Reserve /100 $131.13 1/18/11 260720658719