Sports Trading Card Price Tracker We talk a lot about price movement of single cards and sports trading card boxes on The Sports Card Show Podcast. Each month we'll pick some hot items in the sports card world and monitor the price action over the month. Sometimes we make prediction on if the price is going to go up or down.
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2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout BGS 9.5 2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout BGS 9.5 Back 2009 Bowman Sterling
Mike Trout Autograph
Graded BGS 9.5 - 10 Autograph Grade
Card #: BSP-MT

52 Week Range: $66.40 - $477.00
Date Range: January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Approx Volume Sold on eBay: 90
Total 9.5's graded by BGS: 329 (as of 12/21/2012)

For a 12 month period we looked at the value of Mike Trout's 2009 Bowman Sterling Autograph.  Each of the 90 sales we tracked were for a graded BGS (Beckett Grading Services) 9.5, with a 10 score on the autograph grade. 9.5 is a GEM Mint Score and the 10 is a typical grade for modern autographs. Before Mike Trout was called up on April 28, 2012 copies of the card could be had for less then $80.00.  Once Trout got it going good luck finding one for less then $275.00.  Trout is a remarkable player who has a skill set very few major league players have. Power, speed, defense, bat control, he could be a MVP contender for many years to come.

In 2009 the cards didn't come graded. You'd pull the Bowman Sterling Mike Trout card out of a pack, and then collectors will send them in to get graded. As of December 21, 2012 - 329 had been graded 9.5 by BGS according to their population report.  26 Bowman Sterling Autograph Mike Trout's have been graded BGS 10, or a Pristine score. Those are very rare and are worth a premium over the 9.5.  He also has rare parallels in Bowman Sterling that are also autographed (black refractor, gold refractor for example) and those are worth more then the base autograph tracked on this page.

2009 Bowman Sterling Mike Trout BGS 9.5 For Sale
 

 
Mike Trout Bowman Sterling Graph  
NOTE: Prices are averaged per month. Very few sold in Jan-April. Then about 10-15 would sell per month after May  
   
   

Key Price Triggers:

Trout Gets Called Up: April 28, 2012
52 Week High Price: $477.00 12-16-2012
52 Week Low Price: $66.40 1-24-2012


 

 
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2011-12 Retro Hakeem PMG Red 2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball
Precious Metal Gems
Product Release Date: September 6, 2012
  • Precious Metal Gems Red: #/150
  • Precious Metal Gems Blue: #/50
  • Precious Metal Gems Green: #/10

Cards Found In:
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball


Precious Metal Gems Red: #/150
Find the top cards on eBay below




PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-1 Michael Jordan $2,455.64 $3,001.28 - 9/12/2012 $2,000.00 - 9/7/2012
7
PM-2 Mark A. Jackson $29.24 $47.00 - 9/11/2012 $16.49 - 9/11/2012 16
PM-3 Hakeem Olajuwon $88.16 $147.50 - 9/7/2012 $66.00 - 9/9/2012 11
PM-4 LeBron James $1,007.75 $1,225.00 - 9/14/2012 $700.00 - 9/8/2012* 11
PM-5 Clyde Drexler $84.84 $102.99 - 9/11/2012 $65.00 - 9/7/2012 16
PM-6 David Robinson $104.00 $152.50 - 9/9/2012 $81.00 - 9/11/2012 6
PM-7 Christian Laettner $39.87 $52.22 - 9/13/2012 $28.55 - 9/9/2012 10
PM-8 Jim Jackson $32.53 $66.01 - 9/9/2012 $18.50 - 9/9/2012 11
PM-9 Adrian Dantley $30.95 $34.99 - 9/11/2012 $19.00 - 9/9/2012 10
PM-10 Reggie Theus $25.63 $26.90 - 9/9/2012 $18.00 9/9/2012 10
PM-11 John Havlicek $33.20 $43.58 - 9/16/2012 $32.99 - 9/10/2012 12
PM-12 Dennis Rodman $116.19 $134.16 - 9/14/2012 $89.00 - 9/9/2012 6
PM-13 Gail Goodrich $30.08 $56.09 - 9/11/2012 $19.49 - 9/11/2012 7
PM-14 Danny Manning $33.71 $35.00 - 9/9/2012 $31.03 - 9/7/2012 3
PM-15 Bob McAdoo $30.45 $34.00 - 9/13/2012 $26.25 - 9/7/2012 6
PM-16 Walt Frazier $36.43 $41.00 - 9/9/2012 $29.99 - 9/9/2012 4
PM-17 Bill Laimbeer $26.17 $50.00 - 9/11/2012 $9.99 - 9/8/2012 11
PM-18 Hal Greer $23.83 $38.00 - 9/12/2012 $13.00 - 9/7/2012 3
PM-19 Bill Cartwright $30.29 $39.88 - 9/9/2012 $20.78 - 9/9/2012 3
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-20 Rudy Tomjanovich $30.70 $51.78 - 9/8/2012 $19.00 - 9/9/2012 7
PM-21 Bill Russell $121.08 $150.00 - 9/7/2012 $81.00 - 9/9/2012 6
PM-22 Tim Hardaway $50.50 $71.00 - 9/9/2012 $31.00 - 9/10/2012 7
PM-23 Cazzie Russell $25.16 $31.00 - 9/9/2012 $23.28 - 9/10/2012 5
PM-24 David Thompson $31.77 $51.00 - 9/11/2012 $12.51 - 9/7/2012 6
PM-25 Darrell Griffith $25.45 $33.00 - 9/9/2012 $18.27 - 9/7/2012 4
PM-26 Rick Barry $30.67 $41.00 - 9/11/2012 $21.50 - 9/10/2012 6
PM-27 George Gervin $47.80 $78.00 - 9/6/2012 $33.00 - 9/9/2012 11
PM-28 Elgin Baylor $37.19 $45.60 - 9/11/2012 $28.00 - 9/11/2012 6
PM-29 Alonzo Mourning $93.77 107.50 - 9/9/2012 $82.00 - 9/7/2012 7
PM-30 Bill Walton $38.37 $61.00 - 9/9/2012 $26.00 - 9/11/2012 9
PM-31 Larry Johnson $67.10 $82.00 - 9/13/2012 $48.00 - 9/7/2012 8
PM-32 Magic Johnson $165.71 $202.50 - 9/9/2012 $102.51 - 9/7/2012 7
PM-33 Julius Erving $100.30 $107.78 - 9/11/2012 $89.00 - 9/9/2012 7
PM-34 Jimmer Fredette $62.42 $81.00 - 9/8/2012 $43.00 - 9/11/2012 6
PM-35 John Starks $43.15 $51.01 - 9/12/2012 $37.57 - 9/9/2012 4
PM-36 Bill Sharman $28.70 $47.00 - 9/11/2012 $9.99 - 9/10/2012 8
PM-37 Larry Bird $173.50 $202.50 - 9/12/2012 $146.50 - 9/9/2012 8
PM-38 Grant Hill $161.52 $187.50 - 9/11/2012 $137.50 - 9/11/2012 8
PM-39 Steve Nash* $117.35 $129.50 - 9/9/2012 $100.00 - 9/9/2012 7
PM-40 James Worthy $69.46 $100.00 - 9/8/2012 $30.00 - 9/9/2012 5

*PM-4 LeBron James - seller confirmed $700.00 Buy It Now/Best Offer price on 9-8-2012

*PM-39 Steve Nash. A Red PMG - serial numbered 11/150 sold for $262.77 on September 6, 2012. #11 was Nash's college jersey number at Santa Clara. Cards serial numbered to the player's jersey number can at times elevate the value of the card. That holds true with PMG cards.

 

Precious Metal Gems Blue: #/50
2011-12 Fleer Retro Dennis Rodman PMG
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-1 Michael Jordan* $7,916.41
$10,126.00 - 9/16/2012
$5,623.23 - 9/9/2012 3
PM-2 Mark A. Jackson $73.00 $86.00 - 9/15/2012 $51.00 - 9/9/2012 4
PM-3 Hakeem Olajuwon $205.36 $232.50 - 9/11/2012 $188.51 - 9/14/2012 4
PM-4 LeBron James $2,350.00 $3,050.00 - 9/9/2012
$1,999.99 - 9/8/2012 3
PM-5 Clyde Drexler $178.29 $202.50 - 9/9/2012 $141.00 - 9/8/2012 3
PM-6 David Robinson $253.70 $325.00 - 9/10/2012 $232.50 - 9/11/2012 5
PM-7 Christian Laettner $74.44 $88.00 - 9/16/2012 $59.00 - 9/7/2012 4
PM-8 Jim Jackson $59.82 $79.00 - 9/13/2012 $26.96 - 9/8/2012 7
PM-9 Adrian Dantley $51.01 - 9/11/2012 1
PM-10 Reggie Theus $40.86 $71.00 - 9/18/2012 $19.49 - 9/7/2012 6
PM-11 John Havlicek $86.80 $103.50 - 9/14/2012 $66.00 - 9/9/2012 5
PM-12 Dennis Rodman $308.88 $324.99 - 9/9/2012 $292.77 - 9/11/12 6
PM-13 Gail Goodrich $48.67 $86.25 - 9/8/2012 $26.99 - 9/7/2012 5
PM-14 Danny Manning $49.67 $60.00 - 9/8/2012 $37.00 - 9/9/2012
3
PM-15 Bob McAdoo $75.86 $86.00 - 9/10/2012 $60.58 - 9/10/2012 3
PM-16 Walt Frazier $61.00 - 9/11/2012 1
PM-17 Bill Laimbeer $48.14 $79.41 - 9/9/2012 $20.50 - 9/7/2012 4
PM-18 Hal Greer $42.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-19 Bill Cartwright $47.50 $50.99 - 9/8/2012 $44.00 - 9/9/2012 2
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-20 Rudy Tomjanovich
PM-21 Bill Russell $411.55 - 9/12/2012 1
PM-22 Tim Hardaway $226.25 $300.00 - 9/13/2012 $152.50 - 9/11/2012 2
PM-23 Cazzie Russell
PM-24 David Thompson $55.04 $89.12 - 9/10/2012 $37.00 - 9/6/2012 3
PM-25 Darrell Griffith $52.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-26 Rick Barry $68.66 $79.00 - 9/10/2012 $60.00 - 9/13/2012 3
PM-27 George Gervin $96.48 $136.95 - 9/10/2012 $56.00 - 9/7/2012 2
PM-28 Elgin Baylor $115.74 $130.48 - 9/10/2012 $100.99 - 9/14/2012 2
PM-29 Alonzo Mourning $325.00 - 9/10/2012 1
PM-30 Bill Walton $69.16 $107.97 - 9/10/2012 $32.50 - 9/7/2012 3
PM-31 Larry Johnson $170.92 $181.38 - 9/12/2012 $160.00 - 9/9/2012 3
PM-32 Magic Johnson $535.00 $560.00 - 9/12/2012 $510.00 - 9/9/2012 2
PM-33 Julius Erving $142.50 - 9/9/2012 1
PM-34 Jimmer Fredette $138.75 $150.00 - 9/8/2012 $127.50 - 9/11/2012 2
PM-35 John Starks $89.88 - 9/9/2012 1
PM-36 Bill Sharman $59.50 $82.00 - 9/9/2012 $37.00 - 9/9/2012 2
PM-37 Larry Bird
PM-38 Grant Hill $379.63 $400.00 - 9/9/2012 $355.00 - 9/10/2012 3
PM-39 Steve Nash $343.92 $415.00 - 9/13/2012 $271.00 - 9/9/2012 5
PM-40 James Worthy


*PM-1 Michael Jordan - a blue #23/50 Jordan reportedly sold for $20,000.00 on 9-8-2012. #23 is of course Michael Jordan's jersey number for much of his career.

Precious Metal Gems Green: #/10
2011-12 Fleer Retro David Thompson PMG
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-1 Michael Jordan
PM-2 Mark A. Jackson $300.00 $300.00 - 9/9/2012 $300.00 - 9/8/2012 2
PM-3 Hakeem Olajuwon $550.00 - 9/7/2012
1
PM-4 LeBron James
PM-5 Clyde Drexler
PM-6 David Robinson $550.00 - 9/7/2012 1
PM-7 Christian Laettner
PM-8 Jim Jackson $493.88 - 9/11/2012 1
PM-9 Adrian Dantley $201.50 - 9/7/2012 1
PM-10 Reggie Theus $129.38 - 9/12/2012 1
PM-11 John Havlicek $526.95 $560.02 - 9/9/2012 $493.88 - 9/8/2012 2
PM-12 Dennis Rodman
PM-13 Gail Goodrich $465.00 $510.00 - 9/12/2012 $420.01 - 9/9/2012 2
PM-14 Danny Manning
PM-15 Bob McAdoo
PM-16 Walt Frazier $350.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-17 Bill Laimbeer $409.44 - 9/9/2012 1
PM-18 Hal Greer
PM-19 Bill Cartwright $405.00 - 9/10/2012 1
PLAYER Average Price: High Price Low Price: QTY Sold
PM-20 Rudy Tomjanovich
PM-21 Bill Russell*
PM-22 Tim Hardaway
PM-23 Cazzie Russell
PM-24 David Thompson $338.00 - 9/9/12 1
PM-25 Darrell Griffith
PM-26 Rick Barry $449.00 - 9/13/2012 1
PM-27 George Gervin $504.99 - 9/13/2012 1
PM-28 Elgin Baylor
PM-29 Alonzo Mourning
PM-30 Bill Walton
PM-31 Larry Johnson $547.22 $550.00 - 9/8/2012 $544.44 - 9/8/2012 2
PM-32 Magic Johnson $3,350.00 - 9/13/2012 1
PM-33 Julius Erving
PM-34 Jimmer Fredette $425.00 - 9/8/2012 1
PM-35 John Starks
PM-36 Bill Sharman
PM-37 Larry Bird
PM-38 Grant Hill
PM-39 Steve Nash
PM-40 James Worthy

*PM-21 Bill Russell - One to Bill Russell's jersey number sold for $4,050.00 on 9/9/2012
Notes:
  • Price data is from eBay complete listings. Many of these cards will be sold off-eBay.
  • Fleer and it's properties are owned by Upper Deck.
  • Upper Deck does not have a NBA license, but that have a deal with the CLC to show many of the popular NCAA teams logos and images.
  • These cards can be condition sensitive. Like the old ones, the PMG cards can chip and fray around the edges very easily. PMG's that are graded high can sell for a huge premium.
  • eBay will not usually show what an item has sold for when purchased via 'Best Offer'.  It will just show the full listed price in the completed auctions. You have to use Terapeak Price Report or access eBay's API.
  • You can take a peak at some of the 'old' PMG's from the 1990's here:
    1997/98 Skybox Metal Universe Basketball Box Checklist
  • If you would like to see the sale prices of any given player email me and I will send you a list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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2011-12 Fleer Precious Metal Gems Un Cut
Metal Gems on display at 2012 NSCC

Cards Found In:
2011-12 Fleer Retro Basketball

 

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August 28, 2012

Michael Jordan has just two hobby acknowledged rookie cards. In the 1984-85 Star Company Basketball set he has card #101, often referred to as a XRC. At the time, Star was a limited set that was distributed by the 'Team Bag' instead of the traditional pack. During the mid-1980's Topps, Fleer and other small card companies were not making basketball cards.

In 1986-87 Fleer did release a set after Jordan had been in the league for a couple years. The 1986-87 Fleer is considered a rookie card though, card #57 in the set. Both the 84-85 Star and 86-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie cards are very condition sensitive. The cards feature red borders which are very prone to chipping on the edges or corners. In addition, centering was a big issue for the NBA cards back in those days. The printing technology was not as advanced as it is today, clearly, so imperfections on the surface of the card can happen just because the process didn't produce mint cards for the most part.

1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC PSA -> Cards on eBay
1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan RC PSA 10
Seller: mnmiracle2004
13,000 Fleer Jordan RC Cards Have Been Graded by PSA.... Only 148 PSA GEM MINT 10's
In about the late 1980's, the value of sports cards started to rise and both Jordan RC's from Fleer and Star started to become hot collectible items and potential investments. This led to a rise in the counterfeiting of both cards. The 84-85 Star card is notorious for being faked, but the 1986-87 Fleer has a ton of bootleg versions as well. Companies like PSA: Collectors Universe - and BGS: Beckett Grading Services will authenticate and professionally grade cards which helped establish a true market for real deal Michael Jordan rookie cards. In total, PSA has graded 13,147 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Rookie Cards. Only 148 of them have been graded the top score - PSA 10.

20 of the 148 PSA 10's Have Been on eBay From: August 23, 2011 - August 23, 2012
Below is a snapshot of a 12 month span of the sales of PSA 10 Michael Jordan Fleer Rookie Cards on eBay. There were no sales of a PSA 10 86-87 Fleer Jordan RC in the month of August 2011, so keep that in mind. In total, 20 of the 148 PSA 10 graded Fleer Jordan RC's have shown up on eBay in the last 12 months from August 23, 2011 - August 23, 2012.  Also note that some of them could be the same one being re-sold or re-listed, but this price data should give you a general idea of a value for a PSA 10 Jordan rookie.

1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan Price Graph

Michael Jordan PSA 10 Fleer Rookie Facts:
  • As of August 28, 2012 - only 148 1986-87 Fleer Jordan RC's have been graded PSA 10
  • Sometimes the ones in the 'old PSA holders' sell for slightly more
  • Over 13,000 copies of the Jordan card have been graded by PSA, there are a lot out there.
  • Many of these cards are also sold at large - national card shows
  • Auction houses like Huggins & Scott & Heritage Auctions are known to get these from time to time