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    The $100K Club

    Thinking about keeping a thread where modern cards selling for $100,000 or more can be catalogued. This morning I saw this, being sold by PWCC:
    1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Michael Jordan PMG GREEN /10

    Graded by PSA as "Authentic Altered" it is bid up to $100,825 with 6.5 days to go. The condition of the card is not great, with flaking along all edges. No indication as to what the alteration is. Normally that means trimming, but the card looks normal size, I don't see unusual gaps in the slab. Could be color touch, but why? Probably trimmed by a fraction, but who knows.

    There are 4 bidders at the $100K level, and several more in the $75,000+ range. All of them show an unusually high bid percentage with PWCC, but there seem to be people who favor buying from large dealers rather than anyone. And the people likely to drop that much on a card probably have narrow tastes and dealers like that carry the type of things they like. Plus, as I understand it, the large consignors offer better fee structures for sellers than ebay itself, so that's just where cards like this end up. None of the top 4 bidders have any bid retractions, so that's comforting, I suppose.

    The card itself, what can you say? The 1997 PMG Greens are simply some of the most sought-after cards in the hobby. No matter whether it's Michael Jordan or Olden Polynice, they're valuable cards. This particular example has issues, obviously, but it's beautiful. The artwork on these cards has selective appeal, but the Jordan is pretty awesome. You can imagine him flying through a metal-inflected cosmos with a flaming meteor in his hand, posterizing God. The green gives it an alien sheen, and the fact that most people have never even seen this card before makes it all the more alluring.
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    Reserved to talk about the $250,000 Brady Contenders auto
    Looking for 2011 Topps Marquee Museum autographs, rare Frank Thomases, and any Grady Sizemores I don't have

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    Reserved to talk about the $400,00 Trout superfractor
    Looking for 2011 Topps Marquee Museum autographs, rare Frank Thomases, and any Grady Sizemores I don't have

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    I couldn't imagine paying 100k for anything modern that's not a PSA 10

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    Pwcc though, shilling could be involved


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    Pwcc though, shilling could be involved


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    I wrote on some other thread similar. Iím tired of being quiet and pwcc and probstein all
    Have shill bidders itís a joke. FACT. I COLLECT gwynn and have seen it over and over. One example I lose a card it gets re listed I email he says. Didnít pay. Same card ends same
    Bidder two weeks later
    Same story then up a third
    Time. Pwcc. Is a joke we all know out collectors in players against us even
    The hard cards. Iím outbid now with 6 days with another 0 feedback on pwcc. They are the worst.


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    This particular auction requires these shill bidders to be pre approved..

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    Wonder what a PSA 10 would go for if this is already at 100k.


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    Didn't the 2001 upper deck Tiger Woods "golf with Tiger" winning redemption card sell for around this years ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadgwynn View Post
    I wrote on some other thread similar. Iím tired of being quiet and pwcc and probstein all
    Have shill bidders itís a joke. FACT. I COLLECT gwynn and have seen it over and over. One example I lose a card it gets re listed I email he says. Didnít pay. Same card ends same
    Bidder two weeks later
    Same story then up a third
    Time. Pwcc. Is a joke we all know out collectors in players against us even
    The hard cards. Iím outbid now with 6 days with another 0 feedback on pwcc. They are the worst.


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    Thereís no reason for the guy not to shill his own card. Sellers should understand itís becoming their reputation and attempt to stop it but I think that would be difficult


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    Am I missing something on that Jordan card? It says /10 when the actual cards says 006/100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raddison1972 View Post
    Am I missing something on that Jordan card? It says /10 when the actual cards says 006/100.
    The first 10 cards are green and the remaining 90 are red.


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    The same card got up to $595,000 earlier this week before the auction was pulled by PWCC. With 11 days still to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    The same card got up to $595,000 earlier this week before the auction was pulled by PWCC. With 11 days still to go.
    multiple retracted and fake bids caused them to pull it and resist with pre-approved only.

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