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.
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.
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.
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+.