NEW YORK – On Wednesday, April 27, starting at 4 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will hold a sale of Exclusive Sports Memorabilia, featuring 215 lots, primarily collectible sports cards featuring stars from the realms of baseball, football, basketball and hockey. Among the prizes are a 1986 Topps Traded Bo Jackson rookie card; a 2004 Upper Deck SP Authentic Tom Brady card; a 2018 Bowman Platinum Shohei Ohtani rookie card; two 1990-1991 Star Michael Jordan cards with gold borders; a 1997 Ultra Derek Jeter Rookie Reflections holographic card; a Topps #130 Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox card from 1969; a 2019-2020 Donruss Optic LeBron James card; a 2013 Topps Ted Williams die cut refractor card, emblazoned with the legend “Cut to the chase”; a 2000 Fleer Skybox Troy Aikman Superlatives holographic card; a 1995-1996 Upper Deck Wayne Gretzky Cool Trade die cut card; a 2020 Topps Chrome Bo Bichette rookie card; a 2018 limited edition art card of Stan Musial by Ed Vela, number 47 of 50; two 1989 rookie cards featuring Randy Johnson, one a Topps Traded issue and the other by Upper Deck; a 1963 Topps #120 Roger Maris card; a 2018-2019 Panini Prizm Wilt Chamberlain card; a 2016 Topps Triple Threads holographic card featuring Nolan Ryan; and a 2017 Topps Update Aaron Judge rookie card, to name a few. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
A standout among standouts is a 1963 Topps #120 Roger Maris card, estimated at $50-$100. It pictures the New York Yankee with a stoic expression worthy of a Dutch burgher lingering in the back row of a Rembrandt group portrait painting, and it notes on the reverse that Maris is the only player to hit 61 home runs in a season and was the American League MVP in 1960 and 1961.
Equally notable is a 1995-1996 Upper Deck Wayne Gretzky Cool Trade die cut card, estimated at $50-$100. In that time span, Gretzky was playing the 17th season of his career and his final season with the Los Angeles Kings, the second of four professional hockey teams for which he would play. The card notes that Gretzky had earned four Stanley Cup rings and set 61 National Hockey League (NHL) records by that point.
The final highlight is a 2018 Bowman Platinum Shohei Ohtani rookie card, estimated at $50-$100. He was, of course, only a rookie within the context of Major League Baseball in 2018; the facts and stats reflected on the back of the card cite feats from his tenure on Hokkaido’s Nippon-Ham team in Japan.
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