Luka Logoman auctioned; Inside the Collectors Vault; October rating data

What is the National Treasures 2018 Luka Doncic Rookie NBA Logoman Autograph really worth?

We may find out soon.

Reportedly sold in a private deal for $4.6 million last year, the 1/1 card debuts at auction this month.

To this day, it remains the sixth highest price ever paid for a trading card and the second highest price ever paid for a basketball card.

Just hours after the auction kicked off, bidding had topped $1 million.

“This auction will be the very first time we’ve seen the value of the world’s first Luka Doncic card set by the open market,” said Jesse Craig, vice president of sales at PWCC Marketplace, where the auction is taking place. auction. “A Luka card has never sold on a public platform at seven figures or more. This is his first card to make his public debut as he plays extremely well.

In the good timing department, the auction also includes the 2011 Bowman Chrome Superfractor Autograph Bryce Harper 1/1. Rated BGS 9.5, it hits the market as Harper helped carry the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series.

Also on the block: the 2017 Patrick Mahomes Contenders 1/1 Super Bowl Ticket Rookie Auto and a Bowman Chrome Ronald Acuna Jr. Red Refractor Rookie Auto (# to 5).

The auction includes 420 premium items and runs until November 17.

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Collectors, parent company of PSA, says more than $200 million worth of cards and collectibles are now stored in the The Delaware vault opened this summer.

The idea is for collectors to store items there for safety and also to facilitate their sale.

The items are all housed inside a nondescript brick building with barbed wire, electronic surveillance and armed guards, according to The Associated Press, which toured the premises and wrote about it.

Beckett, eBay, PWCC, Alt and other entities that sell collectibles have all opened vault services since the turn of the decade.

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For the second month in a row, PSA evaluated more than one million cards. That’s according to GemRate, which tracks all the efforts of major rating companies.

They still rank more TCG cards than any other, but baseball tops the October list with around 216,000 cards, followed by basketball and soccer.

SGC graded 81,560 cards, up 17% from September.

The top rated subjects at PSA were Michael Jordan (23,700), Shohei Ohtani and Tom Brady. Jordan also tops the CSG list, followed by Joe Burrow.

SGC’s highest ranked players were Jordan, Mickey Mantle and Aaron Judge.

Highest rated sets at PSA included Prizm 2021 and Select Football 2020 and Prizm Basketball 2020-21.

More than 40% of all cards ranked by major companies were those produced within the past three years.

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