Bidding on Michael Jordan 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Over $17,000

Bidding on Michael Jordan 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Over $17,000

Every wonder what some of the rare Michael Jordan cards are really worth? For one such card, that question is going to be answered. A 1997-98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan has made its way to eBay. Ending today, bidding is over $17,000.

Graded BGS 9.5, the card is being auctioned by Probstein123, one of the top online sellers of high-end cards. It is serial numbered 018/100. That said, there are actually only 90 copies of the Red 1997-98 PMGs. The other ten are green.

1997 98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan BGS 95 188x300 Image 1997 98 Metal Universe Precious Metal Gems Red Michael Jordan BGS 95 Back 188x300 Image

Over the years, Precious Metal Gems have become one of the hobby's landmark inserts. Despite no autographs or memorabilia, they command high prices and lots of attention, even for lesser players. But when someone like Jordan or Kobe Bryant pops up, it's interesting to watch where the price ends up. Add to that the Gem Mint grade and this card should be considered a cornerstone of the modern hobby.

In October,  a PSA 8 1997-98 Metal Universe PMG Red Michael Jordan sold for $7,099.99 on eBay. A couple of weeks earlier, a BGS 8.5 went for $11,500.

Bidding is slated to end on Saturday, November 9 at approximately 10PM EST (7PM PST).

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1998 Fleer 23K Gold Michael Jordan Bulls PSA 9 *B1NI
$19.99
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MICHAEL JORDAN 1992 92 93 STADIUM CLUB #1 BEAM TEAM BULLS SP PSA 9 MINT
$47.60
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MICHAEL JORDAN 1998 TOPPS FINEST ROCK STAR REFRACTORS DIE CUT SUPER RARE MINT
$125.00
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$20.00
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Michael Jordan collegiate collection 1989 #65 grade10
$50.00
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MICHAEL JORDAN 1996 FINEST MAESTROS ATOMIC REFRACTORS VERY RARE FIND
$85.00
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MICHAEL JORDAN 6 EXQUISITE FINEST CHROME REFRACTOR LOT HIGH END REFRACTORS
$850.00
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fleer ultra famous nicknames insert card michael jordan non auto
$20.00
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Michael Jordan Upper Deck - Gatorade NBA Dreams 12 card set 1998 autograph 85-97
$23.00
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Upper Deck Michael Jordan Plastic Tokens
$15.00
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2009-10 SP Game Star Swatches Michael Jordan Kobe Bryant Magic Johnson Jersey 65
$69.51
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1995-1996 UD Upper Deck - 23 KT Karat Gold Michael Jordan w Authenticity Cert
$19.99
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1997-98 Bowmans Best Techniques # T-2 Michael Jordan Sharp ! Chicago Bulls
$19.99
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MICHAEL JORDAN 200+ CARD INSERT SHORT PRINT LOT $1500+ BOOK VALUE BULLS
$199.99
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1992-93 fleer magazine sheet #32 michael jordan 5.0 excellent
$49.99
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1992-93 fleer tony's pizza #89 michael jordan 8.5 bgs
$39.99
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User Comments

  1. Hi,

    This card looks quite dubious and has been alleged that it has been trimmed.

    There is some discussion on hobby kings here:

    http://www.hobbykings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=143525

    In particular a series of photos of it from a few months ago has shown some obvious white specs on the edge are now gone:

    http://i.imgur.com/yiAErn1.jpg

  2. Fastnbulbous, that second picture looks like from the following, #32/100

    http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa401/JunKim1983/1997-98MetalUniversePRECIOUSMETALGEMSRubyMichaelJordan32of90Rear.jpg

    So who know what it looked it before grading..

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