Five Modern NBA Rookie Cards All Sold For Over $100k Last Week
The world of sports cards is getting downright stupid. Right now, there are stores across the country, including Target stores and WalMarts, who are having to move their sports card to behind the Customer Service desk. They're having to do this because there have been fights breaking out in stores over sports cards getting put out for sale.
This isn't anywhere near what it was like when I was growing up. I started collecting cards when I was really little, by high school was normally buying dealer tables at sports cards shows to sell and trade cards. I was able to make a little bit of money, have a lot of fun, and learn a lot of lessons.
I drifted out of collecting when my kids were young. At least out of collecting sports cards. I still had my comic books, but I really trimmed down what I was collecting. Now that my kids are older, and I don't have to worry about them getting into a much stuff around the house, I'm safe to start piling up card collections again.
But back in the day when I started collecting, packs of cards were only $3-$10 dollars each, and boxes for $100-$200. Today's sports card world is full of single packs of cards that sell for thousands of dollars. It's gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic as well. Finding unopened boxes of sports cards in stores has become so difficult, many stores have stopped trying to even keep stock up.
These packs and boxes are becoming so expensive because the prices that single cards are selling for are just crazy. Not classic holy grail cards like Mickey Mantels and Babe Ruths, but modern cards. They are selling week after week for hundreds of thousands of dollars each.
This week, there were 5 different NBA rookie cards of modern era players that all sold for more than $100,000 each. Including two different copies of LeBron James' 2003 Topps rookie card, a Zion Williamson rookie card from 2019-2020, a 2003 Topps Dwayne Wade rookie card, and a 2003 Ultimate Collection LeBron James rookie.