Mike Trout rookie card sells for checklist-surroundings $3.84 million at auction

Mike Trout rookie card sells for checklist-surroundings $3.84 million at auction

Steve Gardner
USA TODAY

Printed 4: 01 PM EDT Aug 23, 2020

A one-of-a-form 2009 Mike Trout rookie card sold at auction Sunday for $3.84 million, topping the legendary T206 Honus Wagner as the most costly sports actions buying and selling card in ancient past. 

The 1909 Wagner card, lengthy actually apt the Holy Grail for baseball card collectors, most currently had its perfect-graded version promote for $3.1 million in 2016. However, the Trout card purchased by collector Dave Oancea for $400,000 two years within the past soared to even elevated heights.

The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Possibilities Superfractor changed into sold by Goldin Auctions to an unknown buyer for $3.84 million, but with the buyer’s top class added, the final snatch imprint totaled $3.936 million.

The Trout card marks the most trendy and priciest in a string of checklist-surroundings sports actions buying and selling playing cards sales this yr. 

— In February, a LeBron James/Michael Jordan card with pieces of game-ancient jerseys from both avid gamers, sold for $900,000 — a checklist for a latest sports actions card.

— In Can also, one more autographed Trout rookie card — handiest of handiest five in existence — sold for a checklist-tying $900,000.

— In July, a LeBron James rookie card with a swatch of his Cleveland Cavaliers uniform smashed that checklist with a sale imprint of $1.845 million. 

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