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RECORD HIGH: 1997 Z-Force Rave /399 UNGRADED

This is the third different Z-Force insert that has reached for a Hupe Royalty JE record high price for the month of January.  Last month, seller 1_srekal sold one on December 1st for $400.  This sale represents a 7% increase over that previous high.  The December sale was won by redjersey23 (formerly known as lilys_cardworld)  who is also known as a Jordan insert seller.  Look for that card to possibly be re-sold sometime down the line.

This auction included 21 bids and was won by r***8, who also won the 1997 Z-Force Zuperman Rave /399 for a record high price of $440.98, as stated a few posts below.

RECORD HIGH: 1997 Z-Force Rave Review GRADED

January 2012 is turning out to be a dizzy month tracking high sales on Michael Jordan inserts.  This graded BGS 9.5 of Michael Jordan’s 1997 Z-Force Rave Review topples the July 5, 2011 sale by 88swagger88 (now known as jordan_gems) of $280 on a BGS 9.5.  I have not seen another BGS 9.5 offered since that July sale (five months have passed), so the high price may be a result of the scarcity on this unnumbered card.  The auction ended with 23 bids and the high bidder, 0***3 has a feedback score of 40.

RECORD HIGH: 1997 Z-Force Zuperman Rave /399 UNGRADED

The weekend has allowed me to slowly back track sales that have occurred over the last few weeks in January, and I am continuously discovering record high prices on various Michael Jordan inserts.  While I have yet to validate the winning bidder, this $440 sale  of this ungraded 1997 Z-Force Zuperman Rave /399 topps any previous high I had recorded in 2011.  There were 17 bids and the winning bidder r***8 has a feedback of over 6000.  Awaiting feedback.

RECORD HIGH: 1996 Topps Chrome Refractor UNGRADED

$18K in 1997 Finest Gold Embossed Refractor /74 Sales!

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+.

1997 Upper Deck Holojams

Analysis: 1998 Metal Universe Planet Metal

Since May 1st, I have tracked 15 sales of Michael Jordan’s 1998 Metal Universe Planet Metal card.  There were probably more sales than I have tracked, so this chart isn’t inclusive of every single ebay sale of this card.

Fourteen different sellers made this card available on ebay, with Mike, ebay sellerID: mikestimeout as the only individual who has sold it more than once.  The 14 sellers are: mikestimeout, wannabelikemike2345, buckytap, ksbcantiques, ultimate_deron, raymieh3761ff, apm-cards, first_class_card_guys, tvy152003, griffeynut127, ruilicious, 515fredandjancards, rare23air83, gomez50.

The sole graded sale was a BGS 9.5 sale from first_class_card_guys on July 15 for $523.23.

The highest non-graded sale was from Jun, ebay sellerID: rare23air83 (also a new Hobby King member with the same name and a contributor to Hupe Royalty) for $89.00 on August 24.

I have confirmed 10 different buyers, but not have confirmed the buyers of the three most recent sales.  The May 31 sale by sellerID: ksbcantiques (feedback rating: 1) has yet to be confirmed.

At least three of the 14 sellers have also purchased the card.

To see the complete screen caps and buyer IDs, click this link.