Basketball Card Sells for 125 Thousand Dollars
If you grew up in the 80's you got to witness one of the best basketball rivalries in its prime-Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers and more specifically Larry Bird vs. Magic Johnson. These two were and still are absolute legends of the game if you had the opportunity to own a mint rookie card that featured both of them plus scoring leader Julius Erving, how much would you pay for it?
Well, according to an eBay auction that occurred recently you would have been playing a grand total of $125,200 for a 1980 Topps rookie card.
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN who first reported on this story if the transaction does actually become finalized it will be one of the highest prices paid for a basketball card in history.
There haven't been many other cards that have sold for more, that short list includes a 1969 Topps Lew Alcindor sold for $501,900 in 2016; a 1948 George Mikan rookie card sold for $403,664 in 2015; and a 2003 autographed LeBron "Logoman" rookie card sold for $312,000 in 2016.
The price paid for this Magic-Bird mint rookie card is almost $30,000 higher than the previous high price paid for a Bird-Magic card. Back in 2016, a collector paid $96,000 for the card. That's certainly a high price to pay for a card but if you've got the money I guess why not!