CSG-graded Vintage Baseball Cards Among Recent PWCC Highlights
Posted on 5/9/2023
Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) is collaborating with PWCC Marketplace to bring collectors weekly online auctions presented by PWCC that feature sports cards graded by CSG. The popular program offers numerous opportunities from across the sports card market, as collector interest continues to grow since the collaboration debuted in 2022.
On April 9, 2023, a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Ty Cobb (Red) graded CSG 9.5 sold for $66,000. Not only was it the highest price realized for a CSG-certified card in April, but it also became the second-highest price realized for any CSG-certified sports card offered through PWCC. Learn more about it here.
The Cobb card is one of several CSG-certified pre-war baseball cards from the 1910 E98 Set of 30 that sold through PWCC in April. The iconic center fielder played for the Detroit Tigers for the majority of his MLB career, from 1905 to 1926. Cobb is credited for setting 90 MLB records during his legendary career, with several still intact to this day.
Additionally, two versions of Honus Wagner's cards (from the same 1910 set) also sold on April 9, 2023. A 1910 E98 Set of 30 Hans Wagner (Red) graded CSG 8 sold for $15,600. That makes this particular card the fourth-highest priced card graded by CSG in a PWCC sale.
The other is a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Hans Wagner (Green) graded CSG 8.5 that sold for $11,400, which means it takes the fifth spot out of the highest prices realized through PWCC. Wagner, who was called both Honus and Hans at the time, is another legendary player in this series. Perhaps best known for his famous 1909-911 T206 card, the vintage baseball card was the most expensive sports card in the hobby for decades. Wagner was also one of the first five original members of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, along with the likes of Cobb and Babe Ruth.
|2017 Upper Deck MJ Flight School Autographs #MJ3 Michael Jordan graded CSG 6.5, with an autograph graded CSG 10
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Turning to modern cards, on April 23, 2023, a 2017 Upper Deck MJ Flight School Autographs #MJ3 Michael Jordan graded CSG 6.5, with an autograph graded CSG 10, sold for $3,840. That price was the 12th-highest ever realized for a CSG-certified card through a PWCC sale. The card features a piece of a Jordan game-worn shoe and a large on-card signature. As a six-time NBA champion, six-time NBA Finals MVP and five-time NBA MVP, Jordan is arguably the greatest player to ever play the game.
Other CSG-graded cards in the April auctions included:
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Johnny Evers (Red) graded CSG 8.5 that realized $2,640 on April 9, 2023
- a 1984 Coleccao de Cromos F1 #128 Ayrton Senna graded CSG 5 that realized $2,070 on April 30, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Frank Chance (Red) graded CSG 9 that realized $1,950 on April 9, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Chief Bender (Red) graded CSG 9.5 that realized $1,830 on April 9, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Cy Young (Red) graded CSG 6.5 that realized $1,800 on April 9, 2023
- a 1954 Topps #10 Jackie Robinson graded CSG 7 that realized $1,620 on April 23, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Miner Brown (Red) graded CSG 7 that realized $1,260 on April 9, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Eddie Collins (Red) graded CSG 8 that realized $1,230 on April 9, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Jack Coombs (Red) graded CSG 9 that realized $1,110 on April 9, 2023
- a 1910 E98 Set of 30 Roger Bresnahan (Red) graded CSG 9 that realized $1,020 on April 9, 2023
- a 1932 Bulgaria Sport #256 Babe Ruth/Max Schmeling graded CSG 8 that realized $990 on April 30, 2023
Notable Upcoming PWCC Sales in May
|2021 Panini Flawless Rookie Dual Patch Autographs #RDPA-TRL Trey Lance graded CSG Gem Mint 10, with an autograph graded CSG 10
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Among the PWCC auctions in May, there are several CSG-graded gems up for grabs. The May auctions are led by a 2021 Panini Flawless Rookie Dual Patch Autographs #RDPA-TRL Trey Lance graded CSG Gem Mint 10, with an autograph graded CSG 10, which sold for $1,590 on May 7, 2023. However, there are still many great cards available in auctions this month.
CSG-graded cards in the May auctions include:
- a 2014 Topps Tier One Cut Signatures #CS-HG Hank Greenberg graded CSG 8.5, with an autograph graded CSG 9
- a 1999 Brasileirao Stickers #139 Ronaldinho graded CSG 5
- a 1912 T202 Hassan Triple Folders Ty Cobb - End Panel, Hand Cut graded CSG 1
- a 1958 WS-Verlag Fussball World Cup (Brazil vs. Sweden) #94 Pele graded CSG 4
- a 2022 Leaf Lumber Off the End of the Bat Relics #OEB-127 Tony Gwynn graded CSG 9
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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