April 2019 Spring Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/5/2019
In one of the unlikeliest pulls imaginable, our consignors of the offered 1998 Playoff Contenders Ticket Peyton Manning Gold parallel rookie card uncovered it from a pack they opened immediately after opening a pack that had contained the signed version of the same card, which we're offering in the #1 lot of our current auction. Not only is the offered card limited to just 25 serial-numbered copies produced, but it was also the first one printed, card number 01/25 made. Given the featured player's status as the #1 selection in the 1998 NFL Draft, these unbelievable back-to-back pulls must surely have been one the highlights of our consignors' card collecting adventures together and probably one of the most unbelievable moments of their lives.

Recently graded on behalf of our lucky consignors, the card has been extremely conservatively assessed at the EX-MT 6 level by the strict graders at PSA. Only three other copies of the gold parallel have ever surfaced at the Newport Beach based grading firm, which include another EX-MT 6 and two Mint 9s, the most recent auction of which fetched $2,273 on eBay in 2017. While certainly not mint, the offered example nevertheless sports perfect centering and three mint or better corners and edges. Only the top edge and top left corner show any imperfections remotely suggestive of the opined grade. The self-evident minor bits of white chipping along this area are visually exacerbated by the juxtaposition of of the card's royal blue border. This same amount of wear on a card with a white border or on a vintage card from an earlier era would likely result in a far higher grade, so please bid accordingly. As the hobby maxim goes: bid on the card (which we think looks at least NM-MT) and not on the label.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,379
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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