Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nellynelson23: Requested Completed Auctions


Here is the sales info the card you requested. I’ve been busy, so I haven’t got around to making a chart. Note that one just ended for $278.78 tonight as well.


winning bidder: unclerobby344


winning bidder: 104431david


winning bidder: stacik1313; item relisted, but buyer left positive feedback for seller


winning bidder: awaiting feedback. NOTE: card has damage to surface, as described by seller


winning bidder: littlepigfox


winning bidder: raymieh3761ff


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


winning bidder: awaiting feedback


Daveduffield’s 2011 eBay market report as of 10-20-2011


One of my favorite things to read on Hobby Kings are the insights of daveduffield, with his opinions, analysis and thoroughly extensive data he provides when talking markets and Michael Jordan cards. For two years now, I have seen him write up in-depth information that he shares on Hobby Kings and this year, he has been nice enough to share that information with me so that I could post it on Hupe Royalty. As far as I can tell, this is exclusive information, but I’m pretty sure he’ll be posting it on various message boards in the very near future. Thanks dave for sharing this information with me and the many collectors/detrators who find this information fun to know!

2011 eBay market summary (as of 10-20-11) for Michael Jordan sports trading cards out of the 90s valued at least 500 USD

1. general numbers
– 547 sales for 868.544 USD (2011 to date) vs. 218 sales for 257.872 USD (full year 2010)
– projected volume for full year 2011 – 1.000.000 USD+
– market change 2011 vs. 2010 +320%

2. sales by month in USD
01 – 51.775 USD
02 – 55.613
03 – 90.091
04 – 41.519
05 – 104.184
06 – 104.919
07 – 119.527
08 – 84.780
09 – 95.324
10 – 120.809

3. Top 20 sales
1997-98 Upper Deck Game Jersey Auto 15/23 32000 USD – alzoman USA 27.3.
1994-95 SP Top Prospects Baseball (1995) Autographs BGS 9.5 14100 USD – 1prewarcardcollector USA 6.10.
1997-98 Metal Universe PMG Red 59/100 BGS 8.5 11100 USD . 23jordanxi USA 17.7.
1999-00 Upper Deck Final Floor FF11 1/1 9433 USD – beckettmedia USA 22.5.
1997-98 Metal Universe PMG Red 018/100 8600 USD – redskinswizards USA 25.9.
1998-99 Metal Universe PMG 20/50 8438,61 USD – firehorse9798 USA 25.6.
1998-99 Upper Deck Game Jersey Auto OV-GJ 17/23 BGS 9.5 8255 USD – greg0811 TWN 1.10.
1998-99 Skybox Thunder Super Rave 21/25 BGS 9 8225,99 USD – kobes_for_sale USA 30.5.
1998-99 Upper Deck Game Jersey Auto LL-GJ 07/23 BGS 9.5 7000,02 – the_pirates_parrot AUS 12.9.
1997-98 E-X2001 Essential Credentials Future 14/72 BGS 9.5 6766 USD – kobes_for_sale USA 26.6.
1995-96 Finest Mystery Bordered Test Refractors BGS 9.5 6302,99 USD – gradest-sportscards USA 27.6.
1997-98 Z-Force Super Rave ZUP 33/50 BGS 9.5 6050 USD – legacy_pmg_rubies AUS 27.6.
1998-99 Skybox Premium Star Rubies /50 5901,99 USD – firehorse9798 USA 26.6.
1998-99 Skybox Premium Star Rubies /50 5752,99 USD – stockluck USA 11.9.
1998-99 Metal Universe PMG 37/50 in bad condition 5650 USD – legacy_pmg_rubies AUS 28.7.
1998-99 Metal Universe PMG 37/50 labeled blue BGS Authentic 5250 USD – mintstateinc USA 11.10.
1997-98 Flair Showcase Legacy Collection Row 0 025/100 BGS 9.5 5223,45 USD – nismo68 USA 6.7.
1997-98 Skybox Premium Star Rubies No.235 TS 24/50 5000 USD – maitai326 USA 16.7.
1998-99 Metal Universe PMG 38/50 5000 USD – godlovesworld316 AUS 15.2.
1995-96 Finest Mystery Bordered Test Refractors PSA 10 4999,99 USD – rare23air83 USA 27.6.

4. Most active sellers (country – feedback as of first sale in 2011 – number of cards sold – total value of cards sold)
firehorse9798 (USA – 501) – 26 cards for 62.623 USD
just_collect (USA – 41298) – 25 cards for 26.210 USD
kobes_for_sale (USA – 1453) – 19 cards for 49.748 USD
yanxyanx (USA – 30883) – 16 cards for 21.168 USD
godlovesworld316 (USA- 483) – 14 cards for 28.838 USD
cardgems (USA – 1172) – 12 cards for 9.884 USD
legacy_pmg_rubies (AUS – 59) – 12 cards for 34.518 USD
raymieh3761ff (USA – 2341) – 11 cards for 7.488 USD

5. General Seller stats regarding eBay-feedback
average seller feedback – 8.452 (6724 in 2010)
median seller feedback – 1.360 (2519 in 2010)
10% of all sellers had a feedback of 100 or lower (vs. 5% in 2010)
61% of all sellers had a feedback of 1.000 or higher (vs. 67% in 2010)
43% of all sellers had a feedback of 2.000 or higher (vs. 53% in 2010)
19% of all sellers had a feedback of 10.000 or higher (vs. 19% in 2010)

6. Bidders stats
439 different bidders placed a bid within 25% of the final sales price and at least 500 USD strong
204 different winners

7. participants by country
7.1. sellers
82% USA
9% Australia
5% Taiwan
others: Singapure, Germany, UK, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Belgium, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada
7.2. buyers
74% USA
12% Australia
3% Germany
3% Canada
others: Taiwan, Austria, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, France, Switzerland, UAE, Belgium, Japan, South Korea

8. largest buyers (country only)
USA1 – 53 cards won
USA2 – 35
USA3 – 19
USA4 – 16
USA5 – 12
Australia1 – 11
USA6 – 10
USA7 – 9
USA8 – 9
Canada1 – 9
Australia2 – 8

Summary:
1. More sales are taking place at higher prices. Total market volume will increase by more then 300% compared to 2010.
2. It seems harder for sellers to find valuable cards. Because we saw more low-feedback-sellers accompanied by a consistent percentage of very-high-feedback-sellers. In general low-feedback-sellers (which doubled their percentage from 2010) have one card for sale only, which may have been their lifetime-pull. They are usually not actively collecting nor selling.
On the other hand professional high-feedback-sellers pushed up the average feedback. They usually have the best access to rare cards (because of their broad customer base and purchases of large lots).
So, as far as the sellers are concerned it seems as if the market trends towards accidential low feedback sellers (100 feedbacks or less) and professional sellers (10.000 feedbacks or more), making up 29% of the total market (vs. 24% in 2010).
3. Many cards switch into the hands of dedicated Jordan collectors or people looking for alternative investments. The latter is evidenced by market-percentage of the Top 10 buyers. While they were responsible for 26% of all purchases in 2010, this number is up to 33% in 2011, meaning 33% of all purchase made came by the Top 10 buyers out of the 204 different winners.


98-99 Flair Legacy Michael Jordan Proofs (never issued)


This post originally comes from Alexis, aka leximo on Hobby Kings:

Recently, I posted a thread about whether or not there were Michael Jordan base cards released in the 98-99 Flair Showcase set.
I didn’t think there were but wasn’t 100% sure. Henry and a few others confirmed that there weren’t. The reason I asked is because
I recently acquired a full proof set of Legacy Collection cards from 98-99 Flair and included in the set are two cards (row 1 and row 3)
of Michael Jordan, both front and back. I don’t know why they didn’t have a row 2 version of MJ in the proof set.

In any case, I wanted to share the images with everyone here on HK as they are pretty cool to see what the card would have looked like.
These proofs are just printed on regular paper, not card stock, unfortunately. You can see the “Legacy Collection” designation on the card
but it is printed in gray instead of blue and doesn’t have the serial # on it, of course. What’s interesting is that Jordan was to be #91 in the
90-card set. Internal documentation I received with the set shows that they were trying to get Jordan into the base set as well, which is why
Fleer submitted the proofs to the NBA for approval. Let me know what you guys think.


Protected: 1997 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250


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RECORD HIGH: 1996 Ultra Starring Role GRADED


Today, a Michael Jordan 1996 Ultra Starring Role BGS 9.5 sold for a record high $565. The sale marks the first time I have seen this card sell for more than $300. The winning bidder h***h (3) is a bidder who I am not familiar with, and the low feedback may give pause to the legitimacy of this particular auction. I have emailed the seller to confirm the sale, and I’m simply waiting on his response as well as feedback left between buyer and seller. The second place bidder was a known Jordan collector who placed a $555 bid.

Click here to see screencaps and sales I have tracked for this card, if you have the password.

The previous high price for a graded version I tracked was this PSA 9 version:

The highest ungraded sale I have recorded is this:


1997 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250


While a certain moron continues to talk nonsense regarding the demand for Michael Jordan inserts, here are some older sales data I recorded on Michael Jordan’s 1997 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250.At the time I recorded these sales, I was not yet screencapping the final bids, so you can interpret the numbers as you wish, whether you choose to believe them or not.  I don’t recall ever seeing a $1000+ UNGRADED sale as he suggests, and the only time I have seen this card hit four digits was for a BGS 9.5 copy during December of last year. I believe that the low population, grade and participation from wealthier bidders played a part in that particular sale, instead of the crookedness that the moron suggests.

Today, a PSA 8 NRMT-MT copy sold for $344 while an ungraded version is currently sitting at $430 with two hours remaining (at the time of this post).  The $344 winning bid actually tops some previous  BGS 9 sales from the past, which suggest that demand is still steady, if not increasing, for this card.  In fact, it is most similar to the PSA 9 sale from June 2009.

97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $500.00 5/28/09 BGS 9.5
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $379.99 6/06/09 PSA 9
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $378.00 2/20/10
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $410.00 4/04/10
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $393.88 4/11/10
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $342.00 4/30/10
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $320.02 5/03/10
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $280.00 9/17/10 BGS 9
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $299.95 10/08/10 BGS 9
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $1,000.00 12/02/10 BGS 9.5
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $270.00 12/12/10
97 Flair Showcase Row 0 /250 $307.00 2/12/11 150559008383


$2,100 In Hot Sales


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The latest 90’s Michael Jordan insert that has seen a tremendous gain has been the 1997 Stadium Club One of a Kind /150. Three sales over the last eight days reflect some astonishing numbers:

$710.00 on September 25th
$689.99 on September 27th
$725.99 on October 3rd

The three sellers – firehorse9798, yanxyanx and golferman saw tremendous interest as evidenced by each auction receiving at least 20 bids. Two of the three winning bidders are big time Jordan collectors and the third is a Jordan collector who recently won a PSA 10 1995 Topps Gallery Players Private Issue Michael Jordan for $350 in late August, and a PSA 10 1996 Z-Force Slam Cams Michael Jordan for $370 in late July.

The last time I tracked sales of this card came in December 2010, when I saw two sales at $455 and $255 within the first 12 days of the December.