The first autographed Michael Jordan NBA All-Star Game patch card is scheduled to go under the hammer through Goldin Auctions for an eye-watering US$2.5 million (AU$3.2 million).
Hailed as the “most significant Michael Jordan trading card ever produced” and “one of the most valuable Jordan cards in existence”, the 1997-98 collectible was released during MJ’s final season with the Chicago Bulls (i.e. The Last Dance-era).
The card has reportedly been graded a NM-MT 8 by PSA, with the autograph graded a 9 by PSA/DNA. Translation: this is top-notch shit. It even comes with a congratulatory statement that authenticating both the signature and patch component. This near mint to mind condition limited-edition item is number 21 out of 23.
What’s even more incredible than the total figure is the sheer rate of value appreciation trading cards related to His Airness has experienced, particularly those a cut above the rest when it comes to condition:
- In early February of this year, a pair of 1986-87 Michael Jordan rookie cards with Gem Mint PSA 10 grading shattered record by selling for US$738,000 (AU$967,000) each – also courtesy of a Goldin Auctions event
- Just a month prior, another PSA 10 Michael Jordan rookie card sold for US$217,000
- In December of 2020, another was sold for US$211,560
- And in December of 2019 – before the second wave of The Last Dance-instigated Jordan fever – the very same card was reportedly worth just US$32,000
Bidding for the autographed Michael Jordan NBA All-Star Game patch card in question is open from now until May 22nd.