Amazingly, three separate sales of Michael Jordan’s 1998 SKybox Premium Rbies /50 have occurred this month. All three have vastly different end prices with unique stories attached to each.
Click here to see the auction info on all three sales.
On the day that the Mavericks won the NBA Finals, June 12th, someone put this card up on ebay with a Buy It Now price of $650. Someone quickly swooped on it, within minutes of the card listing on ebay. I happened to also see that and, between the adrenaline of the Finals ending and Dirk winning, and the cheap price, I posted a thread on Hobby Kings about what a great steal that card was. Soon enough Rod (hobbykingsID: nismo68) claimed the happiness of getting such a great deal the card. Others chimed in, with their congratulatory and jealous quips. Within a day, if less, Rod notified the boards that the seller backed out and would not shipped the card to him. Either someone contacted the seller and offered him a higher price or the seller realized his error and decided not to ship the card out. I felt horrible and PM’d Rod, if I was in anyway involved in the seller’s decision to not honor the Buy It Now price. Rod stuck the seller with a negative, but I’m sure that was of small importance.
This card popped up yet again on June 25th. There was an ongoing auction that started a few days earlier that was already at $4,000 with more than a day to go. Oddly, the seller accepted an offer for $2,800. Either he didn’t see the other auction or wanted the money immediately or didn’t think his card would garner near $4,000 if he let the auction ride out. A few board members found that strange and mentioned that they made offers on his other high end cards, only see see him accept offers from others for lesser money.
The card just ended tonight. It comes from a well known ebay seller of Michael Jordan inserts. The card was listed in such a manner that it could lead a potential buyer to believe the card is numbered 23/50 when it is actually card number 23 in the set. Yes it is numbered out of fifty, but the “#23 /50” in the title could lead to an upset buyer, if that buyer wasn’t paying attention to the details. The card is actually number 24/50 and it ended at a mind blowing $5,901.99.
Michael Jordan collector, Henry (hobbykingsID: hychang5) owns the actual version numbered 23/50.