Towards the end of last week, the hobby was buzzing about the possible sale of the 2009 Mike Trout Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor Autograph #d 1/1. The card had been listed for sale on eBay for quite a while with a $500,000 price tag. Many assumed no one would ever purchase the card for anywhere near that price. However, those that assumed were proven wrong when a successful transaction for a hefty $400,000 occurred late last week with Dave Oancea, better known as Vegas Dave, coming away as the new owner of the card.
Earlier today, I had to the opportunity to conduct an impromptu interview with Dave and he talked about his brief history of investing in trading cards and even collecting as a kid, mentioning a few cards and memories from his childhood in the process. Oh, he even sold an unopened box of 1986-87 Fleer basketball packs from his childhood collection to Evan Mathis, well known in the industry and also the same man that recently parted ways with his 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, graded a Mint 9 by PSA, for a whopping $2.88 million.
Later, Oancea, wanting to set the story straight, spoke about selling a PSA 10 Michael Jordan rookie in 2017 which, unbeknownst to him, was not authentic and the backlash surrounding that transaction.
It’s a great interview with man that’s somewhat new to the hobby and he’s looking at this industry with a different set of eyes than most.
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