In the last month, I saw two sales of one of Michael Jordan’s rarest cards – his 1997 Finest Gold Embossed Refractor /74. Both sales, which were the first two I have tracked of this card this year, were astonishing in their end price. The BGS 9.5 sold in October for $10.6k and the BGS 9 sold a few days ago for $7.5k were easily record breaking prices compared to sales from previous years. Both were won by known Michael Jordan collectors and sold by kobes_for_sale, a known Michael Jordan seller as well. Each of the two cards sold were exceptional in color, as I have seen quite a few refractors from 1997 that turned “green” for various reasons. These two beauties were sharp.
I’m still waiting/hoping to see an ungraded sale, which I think will easily go for $5K+.