June 18, 2016
Schererville, IN – Baseball Card Exchange has acquired the rights to sell a 1997/98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan – serial numbered #23/100. Serial numbered to the player’s jersey number – widely considered the most desirable of all the serial numbers – the card is expected to attract significant attention from the numerous Jordan collectors from around the world.
“The seller has quietly held this card in his collection for the last several years,” said BBCE head buyer Reed Kasaoka. “After seeing how well we were able to market the Jordan PMG Green #1/10 last year, he felt we could bring the same positive attention to this card.” Instead of using eBay this time around and potentially dealing with unqualified bidders yet again – which caused last year’s sale to end on an anti-climactic note – BBCE is planning to accept offers to sell the card privately, beginning at the National and continuing through the summer.
Less than a year ago, BBCE privately sold the Jordan PMG Green #1/10 to an anonymous buyer for a small six figure sum. While Jordan PMG Red cards have recently sold for $10,000+, the uniqueness of this card being numbered to his jersey number is expected to bring a mid-to-high five figure offer. “To compare, the Kobe Bryant PMG Green numbered to his jersey number (#8) from this set brought $37,655 in 2012,” said BBCE owner Steve Hart. “The market for Jordan 90s inserts has only intensified over the last four years, and we’re confident the seller will receive a very healthy offer.”
The card has been re-submitted to PSA for a new flip that will designate the card #23/100. BBCE will have the card on display at their corporate booth at the National Sports Collectors Convention this August in Atlantic City, NJ.
Headquartered in Northwest Indiana, Baseball Card Exchange, Inc. is one of the largest sports collectibles dealers in the hobby, specializing in unopened material, vintage trading cards, and autographed memorabilia. For more information, visit www.bbcexchange.com or follow them on Facebook at BBCExchange.