A 1974 Topps Julius Erving trading card shattered a sales record for a Dr. J card Sunday night with a $132,000 sale at PWCC Marketplace’s Weekly Sunday Auction.
The 1974 Topps Basketball Julius Erving #200 card that set the new high sales mark is the only PSA 10 Gem Mint of the card in existence.
It boasts completely untouched edges along with four pin-point sharp corners. The card is beautifully centered with undeniable Gem Mint card stock and a beautiful glossy front surface.
“Finding any card from the 1974 Topps Basketball set in Gem Mint condition is extremely difficult due to the low print quality of the cards in the original run and the fact that basketball cards at the time weren’t an incredibly popular product,” said Jesse Craig, Director of Business Development at PWCC Marketplace.
“The reality is that very few of these cards came out of packs in good condition, and of those, even less remained in good condition over the years. That creates a scenario where finding a superstar card like Dr. J in Gem Mint condition is next to impossible. This is a very rare card to have surfaced.”
The impossibly rare card is, of course, also bolstered by the resume of Dr. J: the only player to be named MVP of both the NBA and ABA, the man whose teams never missed the playoffs, the three-time champion, the Hall-of-Famer, and the recent NBA 75th Anniversary Team honoree.
According to publicly available sales records, the previous record for a Julius Erving card was $57,600 in a sale in February 2021.
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