Top Performing Baseball Card Auctions: December 2017 – 1990s Edition

What a gnarly month it was. A block of cards from the Pinnacle bankruptcy of 1998 surfaced and the market went crazy. Several 1999 Ultra Masterpieces surfaced, all from the same seller. The Crusade Red Greg Maddux was actually listed as being from 1997 and no indication was made about it being the elusive red parallel, which I'm sure didn't help final value potential. The 1991 Donruss Elite Matt Williams pulled army strong numbers. Frank Thomas makes the list with the incredibly elusive Stand & Deliver Red Letter parallel. Finally, it's great to see Kirby Puckett make the list; his autograph is always nice to see. I could've filled this list with bankruptcy issues and Ultra Masterpieces but decided to showcase only a few of the top sales from these categories to give the list a bit of variety. Let's have a look at what made the list in the final month of 2017.


Derek Jeter 1998 Pinnacle Certified Mirror Gold #9 (Bankruptcy Test Issue)

Sold: Dec 13, 2017
# of Bids: 22
Final Price: $4,078

Ken Griffey Jr. 1998 Select Rare Form #1 (Bankruptcy Test Issue)

Sold: Dec 13, 2017
# of Bids: 55
Final Price: $3,900


Derek Jeter 1997 Finest Embossed Refractors #166 BGS 9.5

Sold: Dec 13, 2017
# of Bids: 16
Final Price: $2,125

Ken Griffey Jr. 1999 Ultra Masterpiece #72 PSA 7

Sold: Dec 10, 2017
# of Bids: 11
Final Price: $1,824.99


Cal Ripken Jr. 1998 Ultra Masterpiece #477

Sold: Dec 21, 2017
# of Bids: 19
Final Price: $1,375

Matt Williams 1991 Donruss Elite #8 PSA 10

Sold: Dec 13, 2017
# of Bids: 33
Final Price: $1,000


Greg Maddux 1998 Donruss Crusade Red #55

Sold: Dec 07, 2017
# of Bids: 14
Final Price: $959

Frank Thomas 1997 Score Stand and Deliver Gold Red Letters #24

Sold: Dec 17, 2017
# of Bids: 6
Final Price: $682


Chipper Jones 1998 Pinnacle Certified Legends Mirror Red #141 (Bankruptcy Test Issue)

Sold: Dec 13, 2017
# of Bids: 9
Final Price: $630

Kirby Puckett 1996 Leaf Signature Extended Autographs Century Marks #24

Sold: Dec 22, 2017
# of Bids: 18
Final Price: $606

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