MARLBOROUGH, MA — Skinner Auctioneers will host an online auction of Sports Memorabilia, from December 7-15 , 2021. The highlights of the sale include numerous rare sports cards from the longtime collection of a passionate Boston sports fan, who celebrates the elite players in baseball, football, basketball and hockey.
Skinner is successfully breaking into sports card sales, offering the most desired and highest valued football card – Tom Brady’s 2000 Contenders Championship Rookie Ticket, autographed by the future first Hall of Fame ballot quarterback. Only 100 of these cards were produced and they have sold from just over $200,000 to over $3M. The Brady ticket has been graded by the PSA and is estimated at $300,000-500,000.
“Skinner is proud to enter the game featuring Tom Brady cards, because we have been privileged to see his winning ways firsthand here in New England. His legacy is continuing to grow; during this Fall 2021 season alone, Brady threw for his 600th touchdown, the first NFL player in history to do so.” said Marie Keep, managing director at Skinner.
Skinner will be offering a total of 34 Tom Brady cards, including the following:
2000 Playoff Contenders #144 Tom Brady Autographed Rookie Card, PSA Authentic, $10,000-$15,000
2000 SPX Tom Brady #130 Rookie Card, PSA NM-MT 8, $10,000-$15,000
2005 Tom Brady Leaf Limited Material Monikers Auto Jersey 12/15, PSA NM-MT 8, $8,000-$12,000
2004 Playoff Absolute Jersey Memorabilia Tom Brady Autograph, 81/194, PSA Mint 9, $4,000-$6,000
2000 Press Pass #3 Tom Brady Rookie Auto, PSA Mint 9, $600-$800
Additional football star cards will be offered at auction, including a 2018 Panini XR Lamar Jackson Ravens Triple Patch Rookie Card #172, Emerald 2/3, estimated at $1,000-$1,500. There are only a total of 15 cards and three of them are Emerald, making this card exceedingly rare.
Basketball cards are also well represented in this sale, including two rare Lebron James rookie cards. The first is a 2003 Topps Chrome Xfractor Lebron James #111, PSA Mint 9, estimated at $50,000-75,000. Only 220 copies were produced and this example sets off the greatest player of the 2000’s with bright white borders and sharp corners. In addition, Skinner is offering a 2003 Topps Chrome Refractor Lebron James Rookie Card #111, considered James’ most important rookie parallel in PSA 8, estimated at $1,500-$2,500.
Two of Dwyane Wade’s rookie cards are offered in the sale as well. Wade won two NBA finals with James in Miami (2012-2013) and one in 2006 with Shaquille O’Neal. The cards being offered include:
2003 Upper Deck S.P. Authentic Dwyane Wade SP Signatures #DY-A Auto Rookie Card PSA 9, $2,000-$3,000
2003 Upper Deck S.P. Authentic Dwyane Wade SP Signatures #DY-A Auto Rookie Card PSA 8, $4,000-$6,000
Older sports cards are also featured in the sale, including two examples of 1980 Topps Larry Bird/Julius Erving/Magic Johnson tri-card, considered to be Bird’s and Johnson’s top rookie. These are estimated at $2,000-$3,000 and $1,500-$2,500.
Re-immortalized in the 2020 ESPN Documentary The Last Dance, Michael Jordan’s memorabilia and cards have soared more than one of his legendary Air Jordan dunks in the past year, and his rookie cards are among the most desirable. The sale boasts a 1986 Fleer Jordan Sticker, PSA 9 and estimated at $10,000-$15,000.
Skinner attracts top consignments and commands record-breaking prices in the international auction marketplace. With renowned expertise and extraordinary service, Skinner is the place for buyers, sellers and the passionately curious. Skinner appraisers are familiar faces on PBS’s 19-time Emmy Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. Visit us in Boston, Marlborough, New York, Maine, Florida or online at https://www.skinnerinc.com
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