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Notes: MJ PSA 10 Record; ’86-87 Fleer Pack Giveaway; Bowman Sapphire; NBA Shoe Auction

A new year, but the same trend:  rising prices for cards and no end in sight for what some are willing to pay for a Michael Jordan rookie card.

Goldin Auctions broke its own world record for a PSA 10 over the weekend, with one of the 371 graded Gem Mint selling for $222,630, besting the $211,560 record set in December.

 A year ago, you could have bought a PSA 10 Jordan rookie for around $40,000. 

Also sold in the auction:  a 1986 Panini Supersport Mike Tyson graded BGS 9.5 for $47,970.   The previous record for the grade was $6,999.

The company’s next auction will open in February.

Private sales are booming too.  Owner Ken Goldin says he sold over $20 million worth of items outside of the auction market last year.

The price of MJ rookie cards at all levels continues to increase with recent sales of PSA 8s now passing $10,000.

A box of 1986-87 Fleer basketball will be broken next week, with collectors and charities sharing in the proceeds.

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Dan’s Cards for Charity is being hosted by Dan Fleyshman and his new Southern California shop, The Coffee Breakers.  Every card will be given away.

Out of the 36 packs in the box, 18 charities will be chosen to receive a pack.  The other 18 packs will be broken with cards that are pulled going to those who enter to win one of the 234 available spots.  

To register for the free event and take a chance to pull a rookie or epic card, follow the steps at

Topps will release 2020 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition this week on its website.  First shot goes to Montgomery Club members on Tuesday, with a limit of two boxes per account. 

MeiGray Auctions has opened its sixth game-used shoes auction through a partnership with Game Used Tone.

Among the NBA gamers up for grabs are multiple pairs worn by Kelly Oubre Jr., Gordon Hayward, Kevin Porter, Jr., Spencer Dinwiddie, Landry Shamet, P.J. Washington and others.

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Notes: MJ PSA 10 Record; '86-87 Fleer Pack Giveaway; Bowman Sapphire; NBA Shoe Auction

Bids for each pair opened at $100.  Most were donned in games played last season.

The auction runs through Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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