The NBA Finals may be over, but Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is still coming up with numbers.
Less than a month after his historic performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the jersey Curry wore during his record-breaking first quarter sold for $203,330 in an astounding 101-bid war at NBA auctions.
Curry lost six 3-pointers in the first quarter of Golden State’s 120-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 on June 2, breaking a record for most 3-pointers made during a quarter in were scored in an NBA Finals game.
The $203,330 is not the record paid for an NBA jersey auction, modern or vintage, falling short of the record $3.69 million, the game-worn Kobe Bryant jersey from his rookie -Season.
But just a few months after becoming the NBA’s all-time all-time best 3-point shooter, Curry’s collectible status is rising, as he has for most of the past year.
In late May, a 1-of-1 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Signature Materials autographed Logoman Curry Rookie card from 2009 sold at the Goldin collectors’ market for $492,000, buyer’s premium.
Last month, a 2009 Playoff National Treasures Curry RPA (Rookie Patch Autograph) number 99 sold at PWCC Marketplace for $720,000; Nine days later, Goldin sold a Curry jersey worn in Game 1 of the 2016 NBA Finals for $343,200 with buyer’s premium.
A year ago, alternative investment group Alt acquired a controlling interest in a $5.9 million 2009 Logoman Curry Rookie Card 1-of-1 signed by National Treasures — briefly making Curry’s most coveted debut card the world’s most valuable sports card of all Times before a T206 Honus Wagner card sold for $6.606 million in August.
Although the sports card and collectibles market has cooled off recently, Curry is undeniably one of the most collectible athletes in sports. That year, he became one of only 10 players in NBA history to win two NBA MVPs and a Finals MVP award.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34197498/stephen-curry-collectibles-market-stays-hot-nba-finals-game-1-jersey-sells-203330-101-bid-auction Stephen Curry collectibles market stays hot as NBA Finals Game 1 jersey sells for $203,330 in 101-bid auction