Sports memorabilia can garner huge sums on sale, especially if it once belonged to high-flying legends such as Mike Trout. The Angels’ center fielder is touted as one of the best players in the history of baseball and it’s a given that any items as much as touched by him would sell for giant sums, as evidenced by the recent sale of a rookie card autographed by him.
The Trout-signed Bowman Draft Chrome Prospect card was sold via Goldin Auctions and fetched a whopping $900,000 while setting a modern-day baseball card record. Commenting on it, Darren Rovell of Action Network tweeted – “Sports cards and memorabilia on fire, as Mike Trout card sells for $900,000 tonight, obliterating a modern-day baseball card record. Jordan, Kobe, and LeBron memorabilia also sell for huge prices in @GoldinAuctions sale.”
As evidenced by Rovell’s Tweet, Trout’s autographed card wasn’t the only one to go down the hammer. Other items on sale included a Jordan 1986-87 Fleer rookie card which sold for $97,200. two Jordan cards from the Exquisite Collection which sold for $181,200 and $146,400 and a Lakers championship ring Kobe gave to his mother which sold for $201,250. Bryant’s rookie cards sold for $110,400 while shoes worn by him in the clinching game of the 2001 Finals were sold for $70,000 alongside a scorer’s sheet from Kobe’s career-high of 81 points signed by Bryant which went down for $23,750, amongst others.