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I just want to give a thanks to Jun, aka rare23air83 on Sports Card Forum. He also goes by the same name, rare23air83, on ebay as well. He has been helping me gather some sales information from ebay and happens to be from the Bay Area like myself.
He is a Jordan collector, buyer and seller. Currently, he has a few high end stuff on ebay, most notably, this 1995 Finest Mystery Orange Bordered Refractor. There is presumably less than 50 of these in circulation. A graded BGS 9.5 version recently sold for over $6,300 to a Jordan collector and Jun asked me to help promote his item as well.
Look forward to Jun assisting me with gathering more sales information (including his own items) from ebay from now on. You may contact Jun directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
At this rate, there won’t be a 90’s Michael Jordan insert you can touch for less than $100.
Seriously. Well, maybe. It seems ridiculous to say, but the latest auction that caught my eye was for a 1997 Topps Chrome Shooting Stars Refractor. This card was trading around $15-$30 for the longest time and I’ve never bothered to record any sales, but I’ve noticed it before.
The most recent auction ended at a crazy $77, from seller bigboydsportscards3, a noted Michael Jordan insert seller. There hasn’t been another copy auctioned in the precious two weeks, so that could have contributed to the bidding war that ended up with a record high price for this particular auction. It looks legit; a battle betwen a bidder with 58 feedback and the winning bidder, with 106 feedback. Needles to say, I think I should keep my eye on all these once idle inserts that are approaching $50, $60 and more lately.
Then again, it is possible that this sale is an anomaly and prices will revert back to under $40 in the next few auctions. But if prices continue to escalate, this would serve as the catalyst. Stay tuned.
Here are some previous sales that I was able to pull up with a Google Search:
This 1998 Topps Chrome Preview Refractor is not numbered. It isn’t part of a historic set. It doesn’t even show his face. However, it is one of my favorite looking inserts of Michael Jordan. One is currently up for bid and I am excited to see how much it ends at. This one comes from ebayID: flydisco in Illinois. When I last tracked this card regularly in 2009, it traded around $150. In 2011, I haven’t tracked any sales yet. My guess? It will end around $225.
It is currently at $60 after one bid, with four days left.