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Tom Brady, Mike Trout cards set records in PWCC October auction

The modern card market may be down, but iconic cards from modern-day legends like Tom Brady and Mike Trout are still attracting record prices.

The modern card market may be experiencing a downturn, but rare, iconic cards are still setting records and fetching impressive prices in certain circumstances.

PWCC Marketplace set several records and attracted some interesting prices in its $19.9 million October Premier Auction.

The 439-lot auction was highlighted by a 2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady RC AUTO #144, numbered to /100 and graded BGS 9, that sold for $2.4 million. 

2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady rookie card that sold for $2.4 million.

2000 Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket Tom Brady rookie card that sold for $2.4 million.

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The price for Brady’s most iconic card was the highest of any football card at public auction this year and the third highest public auction sale for a trading card this year. It is also the third highest public auction sale ever for a Brady card ever.

An iconic Mike Trout rookie card also reached new heights with a 2009 Bowman Chrome Red Refractor Mike Trout Rookie Auto, numbered 5/5 and graded BGS 9.5, selling for $1,080,000, the second highest price ever paid for a Trout card. It is just the second time a Trout card has ever sold for more than $1 million, second only to the 1-of-1 Trout rookie Superfractor that sold for a then-record $3.9 million in Aug. 2020.

A 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Red Refractor card that sold for more than $1 million.

A 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Mike Trout Red Refractor card that sold for more than $1 million.

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Two other cards from 1980s sports legends also set records.

A 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Jerry Rice PMG GREEN #84, numbered to /15 and graded PSA 6, sold for $150,000, a record for a Rice card. The card topped the previous record of $125,655 and became the first football card from the 1990s to sell for six figures

A 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Jerry Rice card.

A 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Jerry Rice card.

Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. also a new record card and it’s not his iconic rookie card. Instead a 1998 Upper Deck A Piece Of Action 3 Ken Griffey Jr. Patch Auto card, numbered to /24 and graded BGS 8.5, sold for $84,000. That breaks the previous record for a Griffey card by $28,799.

A 1998 Upper Deck A Piece Of Action 3 Ken Griffey Jr. auto card.

A 1998 Upper Deck A Piece Of Action 3 Ken Griffey Jr. auto card.

Among sports memorabilia, a pair of 1998 Kobe Bryant All-Star Game Crazy 8 game-worn sneakers from Bryant’s first All-Star Game sold for $87,000.

Bryant was the third player in NBA history to serve in a bench role and get elected as an All-Star starter. To celebrate the occasion, he wore the black and white colorway of his Adidas Crazy 8 sneakers that featured trimmings in Lakers purple and gold with his No. 8 stitched on the tongue.

A pair of 1998 Kobe Bryant All-Star Game Crazy 8 game-worn sneakers from Bryant’s first All-Star Game.

A pair of 1998 Kobe Bryant All-Star Game Crazy 8 game-worn sneakers from Bryant’s first All-Star Game.

Among ultra-modern cards, a 2020 National Treasures Brand Logo Red Jalen Hurts Rookie Patch Auto card, numbered 2/2 and graded PSA 9,

Sold for a record $43,200, while a 2021 National Treasures Gold Josh Giddey Rookie Patch Auto card, numbered to /10 and graded BGS 9.5, sold for a record $34,800. 

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