Anything related to Michael Jordan online is always expected to sell for a high price and a rare 1997 MJ basketball card is no exception. The basketball card is a Michael Jordan “Precious Metal Gems Green” that has reportable been sold for an incredible $350,100 on eBay.
According to The Athletic’s Darren Rovell, the 1997 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gem Cards has broken the record of the highest priced basketball card ever sold on eBay.
This 1997 Michael Jordan basketball card was sold by @PWCCmarketplace on eBay last night for $350,100.
The card, which was limited to 10 and was graded by PSA as “altered,” became the highest priced basketball card ever sold on eBay. pic.twitter.com/7MGEiT2GxB
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 21, 2019
The card was so expensive online due to just how rare it is, the Jordan card is only one of ten “Emerald” variety cards as part of the PMG parallel cards, which were randomly placed and packed inside Metal Universe boxes in 1997.
“In the world of trading cards this is a ‘true holy grail’ caliber asset, said Brent Huigens, CEO and Owner of PWCC who sold the card on eBay. “Most advanced investors have never seen one before and this was the first copy we’ve handled in 20 years. Arguably the most recognized and revered modern trading card in the world.”
According to reports, the previous PMG Emerald Jordan was sold privately reportedly for a “low six-figure price” a few years ago.
The $350,100 price tag is the third most expensive basketball card ever sold, according to Sports Collectors Daily. MJ is arguably the biggest name in the history of the NBA and one of the most well-known athletes all over the world.