A Zion Rookie Card Sold For More Than $100k Last Week
Ever since I've been back into the sports card world, my head has been spinning. I started collecting cards when I was really little, by high school was normally buying dealer tables at sports cards shows to sell and trade cards. I was able to make a little bit of money, have a lot of fun, and learn a lot of lessons.
I drifted out of collecting when my kids were young. At least out of collecting sports cards. I still had my comic books, but I really trimmed down what I was collecting. Now that my kids are older, and I don't have to worry about them getting into a much stuff around the house, I'm safe to start piling up card collections again.
But back in the day when I started collecting, packs of cards were only $3-$10 dollars each, and boxes for $100-$200. Today's sports card world is full of single packs of cards that sell for thousands of dollars. It's gotten worse during the COVID-19 pandemic as well. Finding unopened boxes of sports cards in stores has become so difficult, many stores have stopped trying to even keep stock up.
I feel like the biggest issue with card prices right now has to do with the secondary market on eBay, Facebook, and other online outlets. There are cards that sell every single week for hundreds of thousands of dollars on eBay.
This week, a New Orleans Pelicans player topped the list of the most expensive modern card sales on eBay. That player is Zion Williamson, who's rookie cards are still running most of the NBA card market. Check out the crazy prices from this week's eBay sales: