Jay-Z Sets Record As His Autographed Trading Card Goes For $105K In Auction


A trading card autographed by American rapper, songwriter and record executive, Jay-Z, sold for a record $105,780, establishing a new record for a non-sports card, according to industry sources.

 

The Instagram account for SlabStox Sports Card Trading broke the news of the large sale involving the What It Feels Like artist, 51.


'This is a public service announcement... a Jay-Z Topps Chrome Superfractor RC Auto 1/1 just sold for $105,780 via @goldinauctions. That marks the all-time record for a non-sports/TCG card.'


The company that sold the card, Goldin Auctions, confirmed it the sale as 'an all-time record for any non-sports/TCG card.'


Goldin Auctions previously shared a shot of the card, writing on Friday: 'Mixing it up with this Jay-Z One of One Superfractor Autograph...Hova! Lot 243, Current Bid: $2,200.'


The card's price - starting with a minimum bid of $500 - veered into six figures amid a total of 49 bids, Goldin said.


The 2006-2007 Topps Chrome card reads Signs of Stardom and shows the rapper in a grey three-piece suit, with his signature affixed to a silver strip. 


The background of the card also shows a gold surface. It had a grade of 9 Mint. 


According to Goldin, the limited-edition piece is serial-numbered 1/1. 


Amid a surge of interest in cards, the company has had a number of other six-figure auctions this month, with cards featuring MLB star Ronald Acuña Jr., and NBA icons including Michael Jordan, LeBron James and the late Kobe Bryant garnering massive bids.

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