Reading that title probably had a lot of you running to your old shoeboxes full of sports cards to see if you have anything valuable in there. But for those who stuck around to actually read the post, allow me to explain.
A Recent auction on PWCC saw a 2008 Topps Chrome Kobe Bryant Gold Refractor card sell for a whopping $312,000. The card’s value stems from the fact that a) it features two of the NBA’s greatest players of all time as LeBron James is pictured guarding the late Black Mamba, b) it is “gold refractor” parallel, which means it’s one of just 50 ever made, and c) it received a perfect grade of 10 from PSA (one of only six of these cards to receive the coveted PSA 10 grading). Add it all up, and you have a card that is worth well over a quarter of a million dollars.
What makes this card even more amazing is that it was discovered in a shoebox, where it had supposedly been sitting for years. According to Sports Collectors Daily, the collector had opened the packs and stored them away in a shoebox. Last year, he retrieved the card from the shoebox and brought it to the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago, where he had it graded by PSA.
After receiving a perfect 10 grade, he decided to enter the card into PWCC’s November Premier Auction, where it fetched the insane $312,000 price tag on Saturday night.
Here’s a look at the card:
Okay then. For those of you who did stick around to read this, now’s probably a good time for you to go check those old shoeboxes of cards at your parents’ place.
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