Graded by CSG, Racer Ayrton Senna Card Sells for Over $2,000 in PWCC December Auction

Posted on 1/4/2023

And for January, a CSG-graded 1959 Roberto Clemente card is among the highlights.

Through a dynamic partnership with PWCC Marketplace, sports cards graded by Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) can be easily included in weekly online auctions presented by PWCC. Numerous sales and exciting new offerings show the popularity of the program with collectors.

Among the many CSG-graded cards offered in January is a 1959 Topps #478 Roberto Clemente graded CSG 6.5. Clemente was a right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was selected to 15 All-Star Games, and he was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1966, as well as a Gold Glove Award winner from 1961-1972. He also was a two-time World Series champion.

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Clemente died in a plane crash in 1972 at the age of 38 while en route to deliver aid to victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming both the first Caribbean and the first Latin-American player to be enshrined.

Notable Sales in December

On December 18, 2022, a 1984 Coleccao De Cromos F1 #128 Ayrton Senna graded CSG 2 sold for $2,070 — the highest price realized by a CSG-certified card during the month. Ayrton Senna was a Brazilian race car driver and three-time Formula One World Drivers' Championship winner. During his career, he won 41 Grands Prix and 65 pole positions. In 1994, while he was driving for the Williams team, he died in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix.

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Also sold was a 2018 Panini Cornerstones Autographed Memorabilia #154 Jaren Jackson Jr. Marble graded CSG 9 that realized $540 on December 25, 2022. The card earned a CSG 10 for the autograph. Jackson played college basketball for the Michigan State Spartans, and he was selected by Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

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Not to be left out is a 1988-89 Fleer #17 Michael Jordan graded CSG 9.5 that was sold for $432 on December 18, 2022. Michael Jordan began his basketball career with the Chicago Bulls in 1984, where he quickly established himself as one of the top basketball players of all time. Jordan scored an average of 30.12 points — fifth on the all-time list — across his 1,072 games played across 15 seasons. His gravity-defying moves on the court earned him several nicknames from fans, including “Air Jordan” and “His Airness.”

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Other CSG-graded cards included in the December auctions included:

  • a 2012 Topps Chrome #161 Peyton Manning Gold Refractor graded CSG 9.5 that realized $384 on December 25, 2022
  • a 2019 Leaf In The Game Used Sports Autographed Relics #UA-S02 Shohei Ohtani Platinum Blue graded CSG 10 that realized $348 on December 18, 2022
  • a 1938 Union Cigarettes Konig Fussball Erwin Helmchen Nordmark Turco Back graded CSG 5.5 that realized $336 on December 25, 2022
  • a 2022 Topps Definitive Collection Legendary Autographs Collection #LAC-ICH Ichiro graded CSG 10 that realized $300 on December 18, 2022
  • a 1953 Bowman Color #33 Pee Wee Reese graded CSG 2 that realized $252 on December 25, 2022
  • a 2018 Panini Immaculate Collection Jumbo Bats #JB-SO Shohei Ohtani Blue graded CSG 9 that realized $234 on December 18, 2022
  • a 2022 Panini Gold Standard Double Standard Autographs #DS-SW Matthew Stafford/Kurt Warner Platinum graded CSG 9 that realized $222 on December 25, 2022
  • a 1996-97 SkyBox Premium Autographics Grant Hill Black Ink graded CSG 8 that realized $216 on December 25, 2022

Sell Your CSG-certified Cards on PWCC Marketplace!

PWCC Marketplace and CSG have created a streamlined pathway to grading and selling through an operational partnership between the two companies. The grading and selling program is accessed via an online submission process on the PWCC website, and everything is managed through the PWCC Vault.

Cards sent to CSG receive priority grading and encapsulation through its third-party grading service for sports cards. Graded cards are returned to PWCC and immediately added to PWCC’s Auction Builder Curation Algorithm process, which optimizes cards for sale in upcoming PWCC Weekly Sunday Auctions.

For more information about this program, click here.

Prices realized include buyer’s premium.

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