If you’re a mega-star like Jay-Z, your insignia can fetch thousands! And proving so is a recent sale of a trading card signed by the celebrity. We’re talking about the 2005 Topps Chrome JAY-Z 1/1 Superfractor autograph that has garnered a whopping $105,780!
Sold by Goldin Auctions, the previous bid for the card of $2,200 USD has now increased to a six-figure number, much to the surprise of the trading community. The collectible showcases the rapper in a three-piece gray suit along with the words ‘Signs of Stardom’ inscribed on it. It bears his signature onto a metallic strip on the right-hand bottom.
The card further bears a Mint 9 Grading and is rightly touted to be a one-off memorabilia piece. According to Goldin Auctions, its selling price marks a record for any non-sports or non-trading-card-game card at auction. The company has also sold cards featuring MLB star Ronald Acuña Jr. and NBA icons, including Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and the late Kobe Bryant.