A baseball trading card was purchased by American comedian and entrepreneur Rob Gough record price of $ 5.2 million, the house to auctions PWCC Marketplace.
The map, dated 1952, represented former New York Yankees player Mickey Mantle (1931-1995), the legend of his sport, seven times winner of the professional MLB (Major League Baseball) championship.
Trading cards have been around in baseball since the late 19th century, but began to hit high prices in the early 1980s. After a low in the early 2000s, the market has recently recovered to set a series of new records. last months. In August, one Mike Trout card (Los Angeles Angels), often considered the best player of the last decade, had reached $ 3.93 million during a sale organized by Goldin Auctions.
New generation of collectors
“The collector card market is growingPWCC Marketplace Marketing Director Chris Callahan explained, indicating that The average price of a card has been multiplied by “2 to 3” in the last 12 months. The acceleration also corresponds to the emergence of a new generation of collectors, interested in diversified assets.
“New investors are arriving in this sector“Collectors’ sports cards,”which will generate continued growthChris Callahan expects.
Traditionally limited to baseball, card trading has expanded to include other sports, mainly basketball, who has also experienced a heat stroke for a year. In September, a card from Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was purchased for $ 1.81 million.