Fall, 2020 Auction - Closes November 28
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The explosion in demand for modern sportscards is the dominant hobby story of 2020; cards that were once considered "junk wax" continue to set record prices and blue-chip modern inserts and rookie cards routinely attain prices previously reserved for only the finest, most sought-after vintage cards.  Indeed, the record for highest price ever attained for the public sale of a sportscard now belongs to a modern card, a seven-figure monster that broke all established hobby norms in this truly unusual year.

Presented here is the key card in the explosive 2017 Panini Contenders issue, the signed rookie card of Kansas City phenom Patrick Mahomes II.  The only player to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season in both college and the NFL, Mahomes won the NFL Most Valuable Player award in 2018 and led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl, where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers for their first title since 1970.  Mahomes won the Super Bowl MVP and, subsequently, signed the biggest contract in the history of professional sports.

This card, the prize of the issue and one of the most important rookie cards in the modern football hobby, carries a tremendous backstory, exactly the kind of tale we like to tell.  The card was pulled from a pack by a young collector from Brooklyn, New York, a true hobby "long shot."  After consulting with his parents, the young man submitted the card to PSA for grading, where it received a tremendous grade of MINT 9, the on-card autograph grading GEM MINT 10.  The young fan elected to hold onto the card for a few months, enjoying the feeling of owning such a valuable and unique card, but he's a pragmatic lad as well, ultimately electing to consign the card to our Thanksgiving auction.  His plan is to invest the money into a retirement fund!  If we were only all so wise with our childhood collections!

The card is immaculate, sharp and well-centered, its beautiful design highlighting the signature as well as the image of the young QB.  Simply a tremendous card, one of the most valuable of the ultra-modern football rookie cards.

Fantastic 2017 Panini Contenders #303 Rookie Ticket Patrick Mahomes II RC Autograph - PSA MINT 9 - AUTO GEM MINT 10Fantastic 2017 Panini Contenders #303 Rookie Ticket Patrick Mahomes II RC Autograph - PSA MINT 9 - AUTO GEM MINT 10
Fantastic 2017 Panini Contenders #303 Rookie Ticket Patrick Mahomes II RC Autograph - PSA MINT 9 - AUTO GEM MINT 10
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Minimum Bid: $3,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $14,400
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Sunday, November 29, 2020.
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