$900,000 is the sale price, a record for any modern card and $700,000 more than the next closest modern baseball card is what we auctioned this for tonight pic.twitter.com/lpctcRQSyB
— Goldin Auctions (@GoldinAuctions) May 21, 2020
Vegas Dave, back in the game! Just when you think this guy can’t possibly catch a W, he sells a baseball card for $900,000 at a time when people won’t even buy new pants from Old Navy.
Vegas Dave has sold his 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Red Refractor Mike Trout card Wednesday night and it set a new modern baseball card record with a price of $750,000 which ended up $900,000 after the buyers premium, according to Beckett.com.
The memorabilia market has been soaring thanks to The Last Dance, but I thought that was mostly limited to MJ gear. Maybe people are bulking up on baseball cards and autographs and the sort of stuff you put on the walls around your pool table. But to the tune of $900k? Dear lord. No word on whether or not it’s enough to repair his relationship with Holly Sonders.
Like most people, I can’t fathom paying $900,000 for a baseball card. But that’s because I can’t fathom spending $900,000 on anything other than a house. That’s it—just house. Anything over six figures is house. Five figures, car. Four figures, everything else.
Hope the new owner finds joy staring at a 4 x 6 picture of Mike Trout. I’m sure his friends will like him much more for it.