Michael Jordan’s 1997 Metal Universe Platinum Portraits is a beautiful card. It is designed with a gray background, holographic foil, and the image of his face is composed of tiny die cut holes. Lately, it has been selling in the $500-$600 neighborhood.
The two most recent sales exemplify the oddities of ebay:
One auction ended on August 28th with a Buy it Now of $999.99 from ebay seller: slinkster5.
I haven’t verified this sale, and since it is But It Now, we have to wait until the buyer leaves feedback to reveal his identity.
UPDATE, AUGUST 30: It looks like the $999.99 sale from above was not legitmate, as the seller has a new auction with the exact card available again. Maybe he had two cards, but I doubt it.
Judging from this seller’s feedback history, he may not have known the true value of this card. The lucky buyer won the card for an amazing price.