The SCP auction offered one of the rarest items at the Spring 2022 premiere auction. The Kobe Bryant card is said to be one of the most popular items on the list.
Bryant’s most coveted card, the 1997 Skybox Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems #81 Collection, is up for auction. Despite this, it is rumored to sell for over a million dollars.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Kobe Bryant card sells for $1 million
Kobe Bryant’s 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems are limited card editions. It’s very rare with a score of 60 out of 100.
This SCP example is even more special as it is the only PMG card edition signed by Black Mamba himself. The other signed versions are an anomaly as they have not yet hit the market.
The only known signed example of Kobe’s precious PMG is open for bidding 💎 Auction closes June 4th!
Current bid: $97,437
— SCP Auctions (@SCPAuctions) May 27, 2022
PSA, a Premier Grader and Authenticator, has graded it as Genuine, but the Sign is Mint 9. JSA also certified autographed editions of cards before being listed by SCP auctions.
Auctions believe that a limited edition of this card could sell for over a million dollars.
What makes the Kobe Bryant card special?
It’s nearly impossible to find a PMG card with 123 players, with all 100 cards in excellent condition, along with one of the cards signed by Kobe Bryant.
Also, the limited cards are made using colored foil which helps to retain their original condition.
For collectors, PMGs are considered very important because they are difficult to obtain and very important to look at.
All cards have two versions. The first 10 Kobe PMG cards are painted green (emerald) and the remaining 90 are printed in red (ruby).
The unsigned green version of Kobe PMG reached nearly $2 million in a private sale brokered by the PWCC Marketplace just a few months ago.
A signed SCP Red Limited Edition card is estimated at around $500,000. It’s been 10 times so far.
Bryant averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie in the 1996-7 season. Then, in his second NBA season in 1997-98, he averaged 15.4 points per game.
The SCP started auction a few days ago on May 18th, and card bids run until June 4th.