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Jordan, LeBron, Kobe card sets record in PWCC auction

A 2008 Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant triple card set a record in the March Premier Auction at PWCC Marketplace.

First there was Bird, Magic and Dr. J setting records for their 1980-81 Topps rookie card featuring all three NBA legends.

A Topps Scoring Leaders card featuring Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Julius Erving, graded PSA 10, sold for a record $861,000 last year at Goldin Auctions.

The modern-day version of that card features three more basketball immortals: Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. And it is also setting records.

A 2008 Upper Deck Radiance Triple Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Auto card, numbered /5 and graded BGS 8.5, sold for a record $216,000 in the March Premier Auction at PWCC Marketplace.

2008-09 Upper Deck Radiance Auto Focus Triple Michael Jorda, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James card.

2008-09 Upper Deck Radiance Auto Focus Triple Michael Jorda, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James card.

The card from the 2008 Upper Deck Radiance Auto Focus Triple sub-set features hard-signed autographs from all three stars and is one of the few cards to feature the two Hall of Famers and the NBA’s top current star.

The Jordan/LeBron/Kobe card is one of the several basketball cards to net record sales in PWCC’s March Premier Auction, which featured 288 cards across multiple sports and attracted more than $16.1 million in total sales.

Other top-selling basketball cards include:

Multiple records and interesting price points were set in the auction. They include:

• A 1998 Fleer Tradition Playmakers Theatre Michael Jordan /100 #9 graded to a PSA 10 for $216,000.

1998 Fleer Michael Jordan Playmakers Theatre card.

1998 Fleer Michael Jordan Playmakers Theatre card.

• A 2017 National Treasures FOTL Jayson Tatum ROOKIE PATCH AUTO /15 #103 graded to a BGS 9.5 for $96,000.

• A 2018 Panini Prizm Signatures Black Prizm Trae Young Rookie Auto 1/1 graded a BGS 9.5 for $276,000, the third highest-selling Young card of all time.

The auction also featured a record-setting football card that topped six figures for the first time. A 1986 Topps Football Steve Young rookie card sold for $120,000, a record for a Steve Young card and a 240 percent increase over his previous record of $35,302. The rare card is one of only 10 graded PSA 10 due to its unique design and placement on Topps production sheets.

1986 Topps Steve Young rookie card.

1986 Topps Steve Young rookie card.

Other for-card records set in the auction include:

• A 2011 Topps Update Hope Diamond Mike Trout ROOKIE JSY 27/60 graded to a PSA 9 for $126,000.

• A 2020 Topps Dynasty F1 Glove Max Verstappen PATCH AUTO /10 #AFPMV graded to a PSA 10 for $36,000.

• A 2018 Panini Kaboom! Gold Cristiano Ronaldo /10 #CR graded to a PSA 10 or $36,000.

• A 2018 Panini Kaboom! Gold Neymar Jr. /10 #49 graded to a BGS 9.5 for $12,000.

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