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Michael Jordan Skybox card sells for six figures in Huggins & Scott auction

A rare 1998-99 Skybox Michael Jordan cards sold for $159,990 in the lates Huggins & Scott auction.

The price of Michael Jordan cards have dropped dramatically in the last year, with high-grade versions of his popular 1986-87 Fleer rookie card selling for as low as $20,000.

But some special Jordan cards are still attracting six-figure prices. A 1998-99 Skybox Premium Basketball Star Rubies Jordan card, graded BGS 8.5 and numbered #46/50, sold for $159,900 last week in the Huggins & Scott holiday auction. (By comparison, a Jordan rookie card graded PSA 8 sold in the same auction for $8,735).

1998-99 Skybox Premium Star Rubies Michael Jordan card.

1998-99 Skybox Premium Star Rubies Michael Jordan card.

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The Jordan Skybox card was pulled by the consignor when the set was released and was stored in near-perfect condition for the past 25 years.

Other highlights of the Huggins & Scott auction include a 2003-2006 Ichiro Suzuki autographed and game-used Mizuno bat that belonged to Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star second baseman Carlos Garcia and sold for $51,660.

2003-2006 Ichiro Suzuki autographed and game-used Mizuno bat.

2003-2006 Ichiro Suzuki autographed and game-used Mizuno bat

Also selling was a 1917 E135 Collins-McCarthy #147 Babe Ruth (PSA Poor 1) card for $49,200 and a 1909 T206 White Borders Christy Mathewson card (SGC 8) for $24,292.

1909 Sweet Caporal T206 Christy Mathewson White Cap card.

1909 Sweet Caporal T206 Christy Mathewson White Cap card.

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